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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle Little Free Library stocked for the holidays

All four of the Argyle Little Free Libraries are stocked for the holidays.

ALFL coordinator Patti Smith suggests that readers “search the four libraries for RaeAnne Thayne’s romance novel The Christmas Ranch (The Cowboys of Cold Creek) and Susan Wiggs’ Lakeshore Christmas, or for a good mystery, Fern Michaels’ Wishes For Christmas.”

Smith said for the younger set, The Simpson Xmas Book by Matt Groening will be in one of the libraries and Shirley Neitzel’s The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. She said for the first time one of the libraries will have a giant coloring and activity book called Happy Holidays and that all four libraries will have a special donation of my own book, Rowdy’s Night Before Christmas.

Argyle Little Free Library locations are Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road #100; PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Angel Tree provides gifts for 95 students

The 2016 Argyle Angel Tree program provided gifts for 95 students who attend Argyle ISD, officials announced.

The program, sponsored by the Argyle Community Civic League, provides clothing, gifts and necessities to children who attend Argyle schools. This year, the town of Bartonville adopted 29 of the students who live in Bartonville and attend Argyle ISD.

Those assisting with this year’s Argyle Angel Tree program were Argyle United Methodist Church, Argyle Church of Christ, Cross Timbers Community Church, Journey Church, The Well, Argyle Middle School Student Council, Argyle Middle School Art Club and UNICEF.

Argyle Community Civic League is a nonprofit organization that assists children whose families meet the low income federal guidelines. ACCL also sponsors the Back-to-School program to aid students in the Argyle ISD. Members of the organization are volunteers and ACCL is funded by corporate sponsors and donations.

The Back-to-School program supplies children with clothes, shoes, backpacks and other essentials for the new school year. In August, ACCL members volunteered their time and shopped for 58 students.

ACCL board members for 2016-2017 are Kris Wildeveld, president; Jennifer Pakebusch, vice president; Lorraine Arnold, treasurer; and members Alicia Elsom, Angela Gentry, Tina Gladys, Pam Arrington and Christy King.

For more information, contact Wildeveld at


The Argyle Lions Club board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, email Deborah Cottle at

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 U.S. 377. For more information, visit or call 940-464-9990.

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.

Keep Argyle Beautiful meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Argyle Town Hall. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town’s natural environment through educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit or email Deborah Cottle at

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