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Otha Mullens was born in Powderly, and in 1926, “Moon” — as he was affectionately known, with a nickname originating from the popular 1930s and ’40s comic strip Moon Mullins — moved to Denton, where he worked as a baker at the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman’s University.

Aaron R. Gray 4-H

The Denton County 4-H will have its monthly council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, followed by a meeting of the Parent Leaders’ Association at 7 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, 401 W. Hickory St., Suite 125, in Denton. The council will have its ornament exchange, while the PLA will try to finalize the budget.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons / The Place Is Argyle

The annual Argyle Christmas Festival and Tree Lighting, benefitting the Argyle Food Bank and Toys for Tots, will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Town Hall, 308 Denton St. There is no admission charge, but attendees should bring a donation of a canned good and/or toy.

Matt Gohlke / Pools

Few people will disagree that soaking in a hot tub is just about as good as life gets. Whether you’re spending time alone enjoying the quietness at the end of a long day, enjoying some down time with your spouse, or even enjoying some family bonding time, there is little argument about the mental and physical benefits of relaxing in a hot tub.

Janet Laminack / Horticulture

The best time to plant a tree in Texas is now. Tree roots keep on growing anytime the soil temperature is above 40 degrees, which is common throughout our winter.

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Members and friends of Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue Inc. recently assembled at the home of Stephanie Crider in Argyle for their annual picnic and fundraiser. Crider’s front lawn, surrounded by a 5-foot wrought iron fence, was filled with 60 shaggy, happy dogs romping and playing.

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