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Retro Bill will speak at a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Argyle Lions Club and the Argyle Crime Control and Prevention District.
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Retro Bill to entertain group at spaghetti dinner

The Argyle Lions Club and the Argyle Crime Control and Prevention District will sponsor a spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Hilltop Elementary School.

The price is $5 per person or $15 per family. The public is invited.

Motivational speaker Retro Bill will give an entertaining presentation about safety, self-esteem and the importance of character. Retro Bill is an anti-bullying and anti-drugs expert and does motivational presentations for the military, law and fire enforcement and many other organizations.


Senior center events

The Argyle Senior Center will have a wiener roast and horseshoe pitching contest at the home of Dr. Larry and Lynn Sheffield Simmons in Argyle at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish and come dressed in Halloween costumes.

In October, Argyle seniors will ride the A-train and Dallas Area Rapid Transit to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. The date will be announced later.

In November, Argyle seniors will take a weeklong trip to Hot Springs, Ark. The date will be announced later.

Each month, the Argyle Senior Center has a special events luncheon and dresses appropriately for the following themes: New Year’s party and dinner, Western Day luncheon, Valentine’s Day luncheon, St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, Easter luncheon, Hawaiian dinner, a ’50s party and luncheon, back-to-school luncheon, Halloween wiener roast, Thanksgiving luncheon and Christmas luncheon and party.

The Argyle Senior Center offers activities each Wednesday and Friday at the Argyle Town Hall Community Room. An exercise class begins at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438.


Events reminder

National Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Hot dogs, sausage on a stick, chips and drinks, bounce houses, balloon artists and dunking booth (featuring town officials) are all part of the free event. Winners for the Hilltop Elementary poster contest will be announced and safety tip information on how you can protect yourself will be available.

This is the 30th year for National Night Out. Its purpose is to build a strong partnership between the police and the community, and to promote crime awareness programs in neighborhoods.

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 or 940-464-3368.

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