Lynn Sheffield Simmons / The Place Is Argyle

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The Argyle Lions Club recently installed its officers for 2013-14. Shown in the back row, from left, are Curtis Langston, Tommy Wright, Todd Price, William Tackett, Temple Cottle and Trey Thurston; middle row, Deborah Cottle, Marlene Tackett and Telena Wright; and seated, Susan Curry-Langston.

Food bank short on supplies

The Argyle Food Bank, a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers and dependent on donations, is in need of building up its supplies of canned goods and toiletries.

A group of concerned residents — Burt and Glenda Bland and Marlene and Tom Tackett — have started a food drive with boxes for donations at the Argyle Police Department, the Argyle Fire District Station on U.S. Highway 377 and Station 513 on Copper Canyon Road, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Argyle United Methodist Church, Argyle Church of Christ, PointBank and NorthStar Bank.

The food bank’s needs include canned vegetables (no beans), bagged ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, rice, peanut butter, tuna, soups, sweets, saltine crackers, baby food, baby diapers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, toilet tissue, laundry detergent, and hygiene products for men and women.

The Argyle Food Bank, in cooperation with all of the town’s churches, opened in 2004 and receives food from private donations.

The food bank, located at the north entrance of First Baptist Church Argyle, 414 N. U.S. 377, is open from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Monday. For more information, call the church at 940-464-7224.

Senior Center plans lunch

Yellow tablecloths, colorful flowers, sombreros, and tacos from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop furnished by the Argyle Police Department will be part of the Argyle Senior Center monthly luncheon at noon Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish. For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464- 7438.

The Senior Center offers activities each Wednesday and Friday in the Community Room. An exercise class starts at 10 a.m., followed by card games at 11 a.m.

Rose-Mary Rumbley to review ‘Madcap May’

The Argyle Woman’s Book Review Club will meet Aug. 1 at the Argyle Town Hall Community Room to hear Rose-Mary Rumbley review the book Madcap May by Richard Kurin. Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m., and Rumbley will speak at 10:30.

May Yohe, nicknamed “Madcap May,” was a popular entertainer who married and then abandoned the owner of the Hope Diamond, one of the world’s most valuable objects, now on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Rumbley will bring her talent for acting as she reviews the story about this drama queen who lived an amazing life during the Gay ’90s, the Roaring ’20s and the Great Depression.

Rumbley holds a doctorate in communications from the University of North Texas. Her books include histories of Dallas, a book with recipes titled What! No Chili!, and a book about the 300-year history of the piano. Rumbley was a theater major at the University of North Texas and has appeared on stage with the Dallas Summer Musicals and Fort Worth’s Casa Mañana. She was the head of the drama department at Dallas Baptist University for 12 years and is now on the public speaking circuit.

The Argyle Woman’s Book Review Club is for women living in Argyle and Argyle neighborhoods. Lynn Sheffield Simmons is chairwoman; Glenice Norton, vice chairwoman; Patti Smith, hospitality chairwoman; Lyn Porter, hospitality vice chairwoman; and Martha Mason, telephone chairwoman.

There are no dues or charges, but the club accepts donations to help with expenses. To attend, fill out an application online at www.argylewomansbookreviewclub.com .

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of nine children’s books and two history books on Argyle. She can be reached at lynnsheffieldsimmons@gmail.com  or 940-464-3368.


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