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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle PTSA taking applications for scholarships

The Place is Argyle

The Argyle Parent Teacher Student Association is taking applications to award five $1,000 scholarships to Argyle High School graduating seniors who plan to continue their education by attending a college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2014.

Applicants are asked to pick up an application in the Argyle High School counselor’s office. The student applying will need to fill out an application, have one teacher’s recommendation and write a 400- to 500-word essay on, “Is it always essential to tell the truth or are there circumstances in which it is better to lie?”

The applications need to be returned to the counselor’s office by Tuesday.

After the applications are received, the essays will be distributed among three judges to be read and rated according to scoring criteria. The top 10 essay applicants will then be interviewed individually by each judge. When the selection of five essay winners is made, the Argyle PTSA scholarships will be awarded during graduation ceremonies June 4.

“We are hoping to encourage more parents to get involved in the Argyle PTSA,” said Karol House, chairwoman of the Argyle High School PTSA Scholarship Awards Committee.


Argyle Little Free Libraries

“A good book can give you just as much pleasure as a chocolate egg and has absolutely no calories,” says Patti Smith, Argyle Little Free Libraries coordinator.

“As a special treat, one of the Little Free Libraries will have a donated copy of Images of America-Argyle. This is the perfect book to learn more about our community. It is a pictorial history of Argyle from a farming community to the modern town it is today,” Smith said.

New books are frequently added to Argyle’s Little Free Libraries as visitors take a book and leave a book. Smith asks residents to visit all four Argyle Little Free Libraries this week to hunt for their next great read. The Argyle Little Free Library location sites are Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road; Point Bank, 302 North U.S. Highway 377; and The Real Estate Station, U.S. Highway 377 and Dallas Street.


Church sets garage sale

The First Baptist Church Argyle will have its Spring Flea Market/Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 3 in the church parking lot off U.S. Highway 377.

Set-up time will be from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Cars must be gone from the set-up area by 7:45 a.m.

The price for a 15-by-20-foot booth is $25, a second space will be $20 and a third space will be $15. There will be table and chair rentals on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 per table and $1 per chair.

The First Baptist Church Argyle Youth group will sponsor a food concession stand that will be open before and during the event. Proceeds from the concession stand, the booth and table/chair rentals will go toward FBC Argyle Youth for upcoming mission trips and events.

For more information, contact Kay at or 940-735-5666. Contact the church at 940-464-7224 to drop off donated items.


Upcoming events

*A spring community event is scheduled for Saturday at Argyle High School, 191 U.S. Highway 377. A pancake breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with the Easter Bunny attending. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., children’s activities include egg hunts, according to age groups; rock climbing; and a bounce house. Booths will include charitable group information, arts, crafts and book vendors. For more information, contact Argyle Town Hall at 940-464-7273.

*Easter services will be held at Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday with a Communion service. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Adult Choir will perform with guest cellist Brian Seo. At 5 p.m. Saturday, a family Easter service is scheduled in the sanctuary, as well as an Easter egg hunt for fourth-graders and younger. At 7 a.m. Sunday, a sunrise Easter service is scheduled, with regular services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The 8 and 11 a.m. services will be traditional with choir, while the 9:30 a.m. service will be modern.

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children’s books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is She can be reached at