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The Place is Argyle: First Baptist Church Argyle has new pastor

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Bobby Cates is the new pastor at First Baptist Church Argyle. He was previously the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Slidell, where he served for nine years. Before that he was the youth minister for eight years.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons
Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Cates earned his Bachelor of Science in journalism and Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of North Texas. He received his Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He and his wife, Julie, have three children.

"First Baptist Church Argyle is already doing exciting things," Cates said.

Among those he listed are the growing participation in the Bible study class, church members going to Vancouver, British Columbia, to help strengthen the churches there and members of the church making trips to South Texas to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

Church member Jeremy McDaniel, with the aid of his parents and other church members to collect supplies, made his first trip to Houston to help flood victims with a truck load of baby formula and medical supplies. On his second trip, five church members accompanied him to Orange, Beaumont and Vidor to take a truckload of food, water, trash bags and gloves, as well as transport a 20-foot trailer load of hay and a small boat.

McDaniel said if anyone needs transportation to send supplies to help the flood victims, call him at the church, 940-464-7224.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza set for Nov. 4

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza is slated from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Argyle High School auditorium foyer and cafeteria. The event is sponsored by high school Parents and the high school staff.

The event will support Project Graduation, along with assisting area shops and vendors. The admission will be free to the public.

To request an application, contact Laurie Jones at 954-205-0431 or via email to jjones1226@aol.com.

Organizations

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 following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, contact Deborah Cottle via email 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 Point Bank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org or call 940-464-9990.

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday for breakfast at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive, in Lantana. The chamber's office is located inside Point Bank, 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 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 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.