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The Place is Argyle: Argyle Town Hall public meeting slated for Saturday

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

Argyle Mayor Don Moser announced a Town Hall public meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Community Room at the Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons
Lynn Sheffield Simmons

"We plan on going over the changes to the Comp Plan as well as a couple of other subjects, if time permits," Moser said.

He said this is only the beginning of the Town Hall public meetings that are scheduled for at least twice a year or more if necessary. Most, if not all, of the council members will be present as well as other town officials.

Since the public meeting offers citizens an opportunity to express their concerns about Argyle's rapid growth, Argyle residents are urged to attend.

Argyle Little Free Library has new reads for all ages

As the weather begins to cool down it is fun to snuggle up at home with a good book.  

"The Argyle Little Free Library Take-a-Book, Leave-a-Book is an excellent place to pick up your next great read," said ALFL coordinator Patti Smith.

She said there is a wide variety of adult books from the classics of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to contemporary best selling author Maeve Binchy's Scarlet Feather.  

"A good selection of children's books is also available. The ALFLs will have Bobbsey Twin books:  The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat, The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp, The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West," Smith said.

According to Wikipedia, the Bobbsey Twins are the longest-running series of American children's novels.  These books are appropriate for the 8- to 12-year-olds.  

For children who love mysteries, Smith said there are Nancy Drew books The Clue in the Old Album, Nancy's Mysterious Letter, The Sign of the Twisted Candles and The Haunted Bridge for the 8-year-olds and up. The Hardy Boy mysteries are also available for 8-year-olds and up: The Shore Road Mystery, The Secret of the Caves, and The House on the Cliff.

"The enjoyment that comes from reading good books gives a lifetime of pleasure," Smith said.

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

The Women of Argyle holds its first fundraiser

The Women of Argyle began with Robin Massey and two of her friends wanting to bring the Argyle community together through fellowship, charity and concern for the Argyle area. Their mission is to grow as a group and to have a voice in the community. The organization is currently applying for its 501( C) (3) nonprofit status.

The women's first project was a Halloween Decorating Contest that ended Monday. The entry fee was $10 and the funds raised from the event will benefit the Argyle Food Bank at the First Baptist Church Argyle.

Those eligible to enter the contest were from the areas that included the Argyle Independent School District and the neighborhoods of Canyon Falls, Harvest, and Country Lakes. The judging was scheduled to be completed by the Women of Argyle on Thursday and Friday.

There will be two awards — one for the best decorated front yard and one for the best decorated front gate — that will be announced Sunday.

Signs will be placed in the yards the last week of October and picked up the first week of November.

For more information about the Women of Argyle, visit https://womenofargyle.com/home.

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 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.