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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Two Argyle Lions Club officers named directors of LOEB

Two officers of the Argyle Lions Club were named directors for the Lions Organ and Eye Bank during the recent North Texas Lions Club convention.

Argyle club president Susan Curry-Langston and secretary Temple Cottle were voted in as directors of LOEB by members of Lions Club District 2-E2, which consists of 70 Lions Clubs in the North Texas area.

LOEB conducts activities aimed at those needing visual assistance and diabetes awareness. Activities include the fundraiser “An Annual White Cane” for the prevention of blindness and loss of vision.

The group also helps the Vision Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to those who need eye surgeries, cornea transplants and with other vision-related assistance, and it maintains a relationship with UT Southwestern Transplant Services for the advancement of soft tissue transplants.

LOEB also works to establish new vision clinics throughout District 2-E2, including providing a mobile vision clinic to the district to give basic eye examinations to areas not serviced by optical businesses or where there is an economic challenge. The mobile vision clinics are also used for educational purposes throughout the district. The group also awards scholarships to high school students through its Diabetic Essay Contest.

The Argyle Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Argyle Town Hall Community Room, 308 Denton St.

For more information, contact Curry-Langston at

Little Free Libraries restocked

Argyle’s Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith reported that she has restocked the library sites with books for adults and children.

Some of the titles young readers will enjoy are part of the Choose Your Own Adventure series: The Lost Jewels of Nabooti by R.A. Montgomery, Invaders from Within by Edward Packard and other titles in the series. Some additional chapter books include Julie by Jean Craighead George and Joseph Krumgold’s Onion John, a Newbery Medal winner.

Books added to the adult book list are Night by Elie Wiesel, Stalking The Angel by Robert Crais and One For the Money by Janet Evanovich.

Argyle’s Little Free Libraries are located at Real Estate Station, 702 U.S. Highway 377; Edward Jones, 100 Country Club Road Suite 100; PointBank, 302 North U.S. Highway 377; and Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.

Argyle Senior Center

Pigs-in-a-blanket will be served as the morning refreshment at the Argyle Senior Center Bible Study at 9 a.m. Friday. The public is invited.

Call Larry Simmons at 940-464-3368 if planning to attend.

The Argyle Senior Center meets every Wednesday and Friday, with Bible study beginning at 9 a.m., followed by exercise at 10 a.m. and card games at 11 a.m.

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

For more information, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438 or visit the website at

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