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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle candidates file for local May election

Two council members and a mayor will be elected to serve two-year terms in Argyle’s local election, Saturday, May 6.

Mayor Peggy Krueger will seek re-election and will face Donald Moser. Those who have filed to run for the Town Council Place 2 are Kay Teer and Ronald Schmidt, while Jay Haynes and Todd Mankin will vie for the Place 4 seat.

Early voting is scheduled for April 24 through May 2. The last day to register to vote is April 6th.

Archaeology Day at Woods House today

Archaeology Day at the Woods House, 1015 Hill St. in Denton, will be today from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to help excavate around one of the last known Quakertown houses for clues and artifacts to learn more about the families who lived there. Any items collected during the event will become part of the Denton County Office of History and Culture’s permanent collection.

Originally, the house was a block and a half away from the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman’s University) and across the street from the original Fred Douglass School. William Evelyn Woods owned the house that he purchased for $600, and he rented it while he remained on his farm near Pilot Knob in Argyle.

In 1921, William Evelyn and his wife Alberta moved to the house in Denton. During that year the city of Denton forced residents in Quakertown to relocate so that the property could become a public park. The Woods family sold their property and bought 8.8 acres on Solomon Hill. This spring the Woods House will be moved to the Denton County Historical Park.

Organizations

The Argyle Lions Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at Coffee Tree Café, 144 Old Town Blvd., and at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month 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 dcottle@temporah.com.

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets the third Tuesday of every month 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 www.argylechamber.org 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 Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town’s natural environment through visit educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit www.keepargylebeautiful.com or email Deborah Cottle at dcottle@temporah.com.

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 www.argylebooks.com. She can be reached atlynn@argylebooks.com.