Many churches in Argyle have scheduled services for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The following is a list of those churches and their schedules:
First Baptist Church of Argyle, 414 U.S. Highway 377, meets Christmas Eve for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m.
For those who want to stay home with family or are unable to attend, First Baptist Church Argyle has a candlelight worship service for them at home. To print the worship service, go to https://www.fbcargyle.org/christmas/. Click Christmas, scroll down to Free Christmas Eve at Home Guide, then click Download The Christmas Eve Family Guide.
For more information, call 940-464-7224.
Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 U.S. Highway 377 South, will have candlelight services at all of its Christmas Eve services.
Here is its schedule for Sunday, Dec. 24: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., family service; noon, contemporary service with Communion; 5 p.m., traditional service with Communion and the Argyle Chancel Choir; 11 p.m., traditional Service with Communion; midnight, candlelight service.
For more information, call 940-464-1333.
The Well Church meets in the Argyle High School auditorium, 191 U.S. Highway 377. The Sunday Christmas Eve worship service is at 10 a.m.
For more information, call 940-294-7055.
Crosstimbers Church, 1119 South U.S. Highway 377, will have Christmas Eve services at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information, call 940-240-5100.
St. Mark Catholic Church, 6500 Crawford Road, will have Mass on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., while a Mass in Spanish is set for noon.
For more information, call 940-387-6223.
Oak Hills Community Church, a member of Evangelical Free Church of America, 601 South U.S. Highway 377, will have Christmas Eve worship service at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, call 940-464-3270.
Tribes Church, Hilltop Elementary, 1050 Harrison Lane, will launch its first church service for kindergarten students to adults and a Tribes Kids service (infant to age 5) at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24.
For more information, visit https://www.tribes.church/.
IRS scam callers get dead ringers
Argyle residents are receiving more IRS (Internal Revenue System) scam telephone calls. Residents have been plagued with them before, but the callers have become more persistent.
The scam caller claims to be an IRS agent saying they are coming to get you for back taxes, to send money or be arrested and gives a certain number to call.
One Argyle resident said he usually hangs up part way through the message, but this time he listened and said the calls are nastier and more threatening.
Residents are using all sorts of responses to stop these calls.
One resident stayed on the line long enough to ask the person for a call-back number so his tax attorney could call them.
Another resident faked not being able to hear the caller — "You say what?" And repeating a couple of times, "I can't hear you!" until the caller hung up.
When one lady received the IRS scam call, she listened to the end of the message and responded saying, "When you send the police out, tell them I'll have chocolate chip cookies waiting for them." The caller hung up.
Another resident bought a call blocker for her telephone land line and said she doesn't have those annoying calls anymore.
Remember, the IRS sends letters through the mail and does not make telephone calls. Don't fall for this scam.
If you want to block unwanted calls go to https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/stop-unwanted-calls-and-texts.
The Argyle Lions Club meets 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 email@example.com.
The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets 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. Highway 377. For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org or call 940-464-9990.
The Argyle Senior Center has its monthly luncheon at noon Friday. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. Anyone age 50 and older is welcome to attend.
The ASC 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.
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 4:30 p.m. in Holtman Designworks, 403 U.S. Highway 377 South. 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 Amy Bubeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.