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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Lions Club officers installed

The Argyle Lions Club installed officers for 2014-2015 last week.

Installed were Susan Curry Langston, president; Jason Wylie, first vice president; Curtis Langston, second vice president; Gary Wildeveld, third vice president; Temple Cottle, secretary; Tom Tackett, treasurer; Tommy Wright, lion tamer; Todd Price, tail twister; Dr. Telena Wright, one-year director; Michelle Stepp, one-year director; Stan Altom, two-year director; Jim Sewell, two-year director; and Deborah Cottle, public relations/historian.

The club is raffling a shotgun, with tickets costing $10. Proceeds will benefit the Texas Lions Camp, Leader Dog Program and the Argyle Food Bank. For more information contact, Curtis Langston 940-390-9989 or

Those interested in joining or learning more about the Argyle Lions Club are asked to attend one of the meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at noon or the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St.

For more information, go to the club’s Facebook page at

Vacation watch list

Argyle police Capt. Temple Cottle is telling citizens who leave town for an extended period to have their home placed on the Argyle Police Department’s vacation watch list.

During the week of June 26-30, Argyle police checked on a number of Argyle homes on the vacation watch list.

In that week, Argyle police assisted the Denton County Sheriff’s Office on a call from an individual who could not find the address of a relative who lives near a church in Argyle and the address the caller had was an old one. The person calling was concerned because the brother just had surgery and hadn’t answered his telephone in a few days. The caller could not drive over there and requested an Argyle officer call her, stating they will know where the brother lives. The caller had no way of getting his address.

In another call, Argyle police assisted sheriff’s deputies when going to the home of a caller who saw someone in their backyard. The resident said it was too dark to tell the race or gender of the person wearing dark clothes, but did see them in the backyard inside the fence and then saw them jump back over the fence to the outside yard. It was unknown where they went from there. The resident said a neighbor also had chickens stolen, which has been an ongoing problem.

Ongoing events

* Argyle Senior Center meets every Wednesday and Friday in the Argyle Twon Hall Community Room. Exercise begins at 10 a.m., followed by card games at 11 a.m. For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or visit the website at

* Argyle’s Little Free Libraries “Take-a-book-Leave-a-book” locations are Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road, No. 100; PointBank, 302 N. U.S. Highway 377; and Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

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