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Tira News by Jan Vaughn for November 1st, 2019

Tira News by Jan Vaughn for November 1st, 2019
  • PublishedNovember 1, 2019

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Congratulations are in order for Kim Beck, who got Best In Show in the adult photography category at the Hopkins County Fall Festival!

Jackson and Courtney Dailey came back from their road trip to visit a bit with Kim and Lee Beck and, in Kim’s words, “to pick up their dog/child.” They traveled to Tennessee, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas, then home to San Antonio.

Joyce Dodd reports that the Tira Bible study group will not meet again until after the first of the new year.

Chip and I enjoyed a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona last week. The bright yellow aspens on Humphrey’s Peak were gorgeous and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument provided scenic and interesting landscapes. We enjoyed day trips to the spectacular Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, red rock region of Sedona, and the desert drive to Phoenix, where the impressive, giant Saguaro cactus could be seen in abundance by the roadsides. We returned home by way of Waco, where we met our son, Delayne, for lunch on Saturday. He had been hospitalized for a broken leg for a few days while we were gone, but his recovery is going well.            Our daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Jaidyn surprised us with a visit over the weekend. They had a school holiday on Friday and Jaidyn spent time with visiting her friends, Maygan and Bella, and their family. Tiffany met her son, Landon, and grandsons, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden, at the Fall Carnival at North Hopkins School. The kids enjoyed playing the games, while Laiken, their mother, helped with one of the carnival booths.

Morgan Joslin was in from Tulsa and he and his dad, Malcolm, went to the fly-in at Reklaw.

On Sunday, Tiffany and Jaidyn went to the early service at First Baptist Church with us, and then went to Posey Baptist Church, and came back to our house. Morgan, Malcolm, Kenden and his girlfriend, Emma, and Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden joined us for lunch. Afterward, the kids enjoyed playing outside and we enjoyed watching them and visiting, before Tiffany and Jaidyn returned to Malvern, Arkansas.

I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-438-6688 or


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