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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle church to observe WOW

The Place is Argyle

Next Sunday, Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive, will hold a new approach to worship called WOW — Worship without Walls.

After a 9 a.m. prayer, members will go into the community to participate in individual projects that include singing at nursing homes, picking up trash on the highway and volunteering in different community projects. At 6 p.m., there will be a church worship service, dinner and sharing of stories.

For more information, visit or call 940-464-1333.


Hilltop’s ‘Unplugged’ successful

Hilltop Elementary Parent and Teacher Association recently conducted “Unplugged,” a family night of fun without telephones, tablets, computers, television or any electronic equipment.

The event will include kickball, board games, pilates, aerobics, a juicing experience, and parents and children pulling up weeds and planting seeds in the garden. Hilltop art teacher Jane Ruestmann assisted families in creating clay stones for the garden to honor the occasion.

“We hope to continue the tradition next year and keep the importance of ‘unplugged’ family time alive throughout the year,” said Cheryl Slaton, Hilltop’s PTA president.


Senior center sets Luau

The Argyle Senior Center will have a Hawaiian Luau at the home of Argyle Senior Center president Stella McDaniel at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish.

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Wednesday and Friday, with exercise at 10 a.m. and card games at 11 a.m.

The center is located in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St.

For more information about the luau or the center, call McDaniel at 940-464-7438, or visit the website at


Cemetery clean-up day set

The Graham-Argyle Cemetery Association will conduct its annual Clean-up and Decoration Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery on Country Club Road in Argyle.

The work day will include cleaning up the grounds and dinner on the grounds, with ham furnished by the association. Those attending are asked to bring a side dish. The day will end with a business meeting.

For more information, contact Scott Norton at 940-464-7256 or Maureen Meyer at 940-206-4802.


Days Gone By

The Graham-Argyle Cemetery Historical Marker reads:

This burial ground served the farming community of Graham which grew up here after the Civil War. First known interment was that of an infant, George Isbell, on Dec. 10, 1865. An adjacent structure housed a school and Graham Baptist Church. After 1881, most of the settlers moved to the nearby town of Argyle on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. The school and church were moved in 1887 after their meeting place burned. In 1888 this property was deeded for cemetery use by C.N. Jarrell. In 1974 volunteers began restoration of the plot, which has about 238 marked graves. (1976)

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