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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle Lions Club meets all four of year’s challenges

From July 2015 through June 2016, the Argyle Lions Club met all four Centennial Service Challenges of youth, vision, hunger and environment, according to officials.

The organization spent 67 hours in activities and 842 hours in Lion hours.

Some of the hours included collecting eyeglasses, visiting other Lion Clubs in Krum, Boyd, Sanger, Colleyville and Bridgeport, conducting vision screenings at different health fairs, donating time and canned goods to the Argyle Food Center, coordinating and participating in the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off/Great American Clean-up,” organizing numerous fundraisers, participating in Argyle community activities and creating a new Argyle Lions Club website.

The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd. in Argyle, and at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, which is followed by a board meeting at 7:30 p.m., both in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

For more information, contact Deborah Cottle via email at

Happy birthdays!

Stella McDaniel, president of the Argyle Senior Center, and her twin brother, Delbert Gray of Denton, celebrated their 85th birthdays July 4, and Stella’s son, Stephen McDaniel of Argyle, celebrated his 61st birthday the same day.

Stella and Delbert were born at home in Bolivar and were the youngest of five children.

Both twins retired from Argyle Mechanical and Air Conditioning in Dallas, where Delbert was the purchasing agent and Stella was office manager.

Another scam to avoid

Have you ever answered the telephone and no one is on the line? According to the Financial Fraud Research Center in the AARP Bulletin titled The New Predators, this is a new type of robo-call that makes thousands of calls to create a list of people to rip-off.

If you answer the telephone, the scammer knows it is a working number they can scam.

The solution is, if you have caller ID and you do not recognize the telephone number, don’t answer it.


The Argyle Chamber of Commerce will have its annual “Salute and Welcome” to Argyle ISD and Liberty Christian School’s new teachers on Tuesday at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive.

Registration, which costs $20, is at 7:15 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a program at 8 a.m. with special guest U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Pilot Point. For more information, visit or call 940-464-9990.

The Argyle Lions Club meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with the board meeting at 7:30 p.m., at the Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton Street. For more information, contact Deborah Cottle at

Keep Argyle Beautiful meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at Point Bank, 302 U.S. Highway 377.

Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town’s natural environment through educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook or contact Deborah Cottle at

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m. The ASC has a monthly luncheon on the third Friday of every month at noon.

Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. Anyone age 55 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.


LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is the founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children’s books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is She can be reached at