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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: African children’s choir scheduled to perform


Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive, will play host to the Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa, which will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Also, the Women’s Ministry LIGHT will have its First Light event at the church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25. All women are invited.

Argyle Senior Center

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.

On the third Friday of each month the center has a luncheon that begins at noon. The Argyle Police Department provides the meat and everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, visit

Argyle Lions Club

The Argyle Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 21 at the Argyle Town Hall community room.

Days Gone By

The recent open house and dedication ceremony of the new Argyle Volunteer Fire District Fire Station 511 on Gibbons Road reminds one of what the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department was like in the past.

In a September 1990 interview with then AVFD Fire Chief James Price the 18-year veteran firefighter said he had seen a tremendous amount of changes. There were three A.V.F.D. stations in operation in 1990. The original one on U. S. Highway 377 and FM 407 in Argyle, and the more recent ones located at the Bartonville Town Hall on FM 407 and Jeter Road, and then one attached to the Copper Canyon Town Hall.

Chief Price, owner and operator of the Bartonville Store and an 18-year firefighter, became a volunteer at age 16, when the AVFD just fought fires. But in 1990, the volunteers were trained to assist in a number of situations including medical and hazard material emergencies.

Some of the calls the department responded to, besides fire calls, were to wash down fuel cleanups, automobile accidents and an overturned fertilizer truck that could have presented a hazardous condition had the truck not been empty. The firemen also responded to public service calls.

“We get calls to drag out of the house two or three snakes a year,” Price grinned. “Even at 2 in the morning.”