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The Place is Argyle: Back-to-School program assists 31 students

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Argyle Communities Civic League, Inc. volunteers will shop at Wal-Mart in Roanoke at 7 a.m. Friday, July 28 for its annual "ACCL Angel Tree Back-to-School" program for 31 students with financial needs living in the Argyle area.

The ACCL volunteers will purchase two pairs of pants, two shirts, pajamas, shoes, socks and underwear for each of the students. Congregation members of Cross Timbers Church in Argyle will assist in purchasing some of the socks, underwear and shoes, while the Argyle United Methodist Church will provide back-to-school supplies and backpacks. 

Argyle Communities Civic League, Inc. raises funds for children in need living in the Argyle area. The nonprofit organization has also sponsored the Angel Tree program since 1999 for children in the Argyle area whose parents qualify for needing assistance to buy Christmas presents for their children. Each child on the angel tree will receive clothing and three wish list items that are to be within the limit of $25 to $50.

The applications for parents qualifying for the ACCL Angel Tree program are available at the nurses' office in all four Argyle ISD schools. Applicants qualifying for the program must meet the federal poverty level guidelines along with submitting the proper documentation.

For more information contact Kris Wldeveld at kwildeveld@argyleisd.com

Nighttime car burglaries hit Argyle

In a recent report from the Argyle Police Department, the northern half of Argyle has had a rash of nighttime car burglaries. The areas include Country Lakes, Thornridge, Hickory Hill Estates and Pecan Acres. Most of the cars were unlocked.

In a report last year, the APD advised citizens not to leave laptops, tablets, GPS devices and firearms in their vehicles.  A good message for residents to remember when parking their automobiles in the driveway or on the street is to:

1. Hide or remove your valuables  

2. Lock your doors

3. Take your keys

People often think the contents in their automobiles are safe when their cars are parked in front or near their house, but it only takes seconds for criminals to shatter the glass, or open an unlocked car door, and rifle through its contents. 

Should you see something suspicious, call 911.

Organizations

The Argyle Lions Club will meet at noon Tuesday 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. Highway 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 Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through visit educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information 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 at Lynn@argylebooks.com.