The Tira City Council met on Monday, August 27th, at the Tira Community Center. They accepted the resignations of Powell Vickery, Mayor, and Sherry Smiddy, Council Member, due to Powell’s current health issues. Allen Joslin and Evelyn Horne were appointed to fill their spots on the council, with Allen serving as Mayor. Allen has, also, accepted the responsibility of overseeing the Tira Volunteer Fire Department. He reported that the department has two new firefighters, Michael and David Ruth. We appreciate all the volunteer firemen. We want to express our thanks to Powell and Sherry for all they’ve done for our community and we pray for a quick and complete recovery for Powell. We welcome Allen and Evelyn and appreciate their willingness to step in and serve.
The November 6th election for Tira City Council has been cancelled, due to no opposing candidates for the three positions. Evelyn Horn applied as a candidate and will fill the spot of Sherry Smiddy. Tami Joslin and Yvonne Weir will serve for another term.
Tira experienced an influx of traffic on Saturday, as folks came out for the big land sale just off the “sand hill loop”, County Road 4612. The new development, The Ranches at River Ridge, brought many prospective buyers to our community.
Billy Moss reports that he was visiting with Betty Lawson, while cleaning her gutters, and she commented that she’s happy to be walking better than she has in four years, since having two knee replacements.
I’m glad to be home, following surgery on my Achilles tendon and removal of a heel spur, and then a few weeks of rehab for physical therapy. I still have a ways to go, but I’m thankful that my recovery is going well and that I’ve been able to continue working through it all, from my laptop and phone. Chip’s mother and sister, Grace and Linda Ellen Vaughn, and Linda’s friend, Linda from Seattle, visited with us on Saturday. Our daughter, Tiffany, fixed supper for us that evening and our granddaughter-in-law, Laiken, sent dessert. It was all delicious. I went to the ROC with Chip on Sunday evening for the fellowship and worship service, and then we went to see Grace, at Hopkins Place, for a little while. Kathy Glosup and her granddaughter, Hannah, came for a visit on Tuesday evening and brought us a wonderful meal. I appreciate all the cards, flowers, calls, visits, and prayers over these past weeks.
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