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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle’s National Night Out set

Argyle’s National Night Out will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.The National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the town of Argyle, the Argyle Crime Control and Prevention District and the Argyle Police Department.

Ann Sammons: Leptospirosis a concern among animals, people

Leptospirosis, or lepto, is a bacteria that is readily shed in the urine of wildlife (raccoons, opossums, mice, rats, etc.), allowing it to persist in the soil and water for extended periods of time. It thrives in areas of moisture and is seen where flooding occurs (sound familiar?).

Courtney Davis: Mealtime brings big benefits

What is the best thing you can do as a parent for your children? Eat family meals together. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been celebrating our annual family mealtime initiative this September to encourage families to gather around the dinner table, turn off all electronics, enjoy each other’s company and reap the many benefits of eating meals together.

Home decor showcase this weekend

Old-fashioned signs, refurbished furniture and the scent of kettle corn popping will mark Denton’s first Vintage Market Days, a three-day vendor showcase this coming weekend.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Run for Our Sons raises awareness of Duchenne

The Argyle Run for Our Sons 5K/1-Mile Fun Run will be held Oct. 15 at Hilltop Elementary School, 1050 Harrison Lane, to raise funds and awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Jessica Kimbro: 4-H equips young people to become leaders

America is facing a critical need for more leaders — true leaders — prepared with the skills to deal with the problems of today and the challenges of tomorrow.