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he rain showers have arrived and
to shop while enjoying the local flavors
Spring is approaching rapidly. I sure
and taking advantage of local events
do love this time of the year. Everything
inside the community. Check out the
about Spring is a welcome indeed.
Upcoming Events section in this Issue of
This month’s issue is all about Health. You will have the opportunity to learn from your local health experts as they share many ways to keep you and your family
Argyle Living. There are always an array of events to participate in and support.
“. . . many opportunities to
In other news, my husband and I have recently found the community we will be settling
healthy and informed. With
get back on track
Spring and Summer coming
with your health,
together. This has reminded
your fitness, and
me once again how important
our way, this gives many opportunities to get back on track with your health, your fitness, and finding ways to
finding ways to enjoy the great
enjoy the great outdoors.
into to purchase our first home
community is to each of us. Being involved, supporting our local causes, and staying in-tune with our local current
It has been great to see the enthusiasm
events is what creates the heartbeat of
in the community as I’ve made my
community. We always hope that the
way around town visiting many local
stories, the business advertising, and the
businesses. This time of the year not only
expert information here in Argyle Living
brings warmer weather but also brings
will be beneficial to you and draw you
excitement to the marketplace as more
further into knowing and supporting your
and more people are making their way out
Sincerely, Becka Materne Corbitt
Community Relations and Advertising Consultant Argyle Living & Lake Cities Living email@example.com 214.326.6706
On the Cover is: Dr. Thai, owner of Advanced Nerve and Laser Center
FEATURED: Health Expert Shares The 3
Weight Loss Mistakes No One Is Telling You About ASK THE EXPERTS
14 Edit This with Steve Gamel
08 Facebook News Feed Changes
18 Makeover with Cloud 9 Salon 30 Gardening with Complete Solutions 36 Dentistry with Dr. Matt
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF MEDIA
10 Inside Community 11 Inside Education 17 Cough and Cold Medications 26 6 Rules for Eating Healthier
32 Rainbow International Restoration
28 National Signing Day
22 Argyle Nights
12 Primrose School of Lantana
PHOTOS FROM ARGYLE
34 Argyle Mom Launches Non-Profit 38 The Business Side of Media
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Create meaningful content
The Recent News Feed Changes & HOW THEY AFFECT
YOUR BUSINESS by Steve Gamel
acebook is doing an overhaul of its news feed algorithm to again make changes to what we see and interact
with on the popular social media site. While this is nothing new to any of us – how many updates have there been over
Brady Bunch character you most closely identify with, mindless videos, and
news feeds are
his goal with the
Zuckerberg said it’s putting people in a bad mood, and he would rather prioritize posts that spark meaningful engagement. Where this can hurt small businesses who are merely trying to foster organic relationships with their clients – many of those clients are family, by the way – is
advertise or share blogs, updates, and
that there will be fewer opportunities to upcoming specials.
said much of the original intentions of
While this won’t affect every business,
of “extra stuff” to everyone’s news feeds.
engagement moving forward:
Facebook had been lost with the addition
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choose what they want to see more. Direct followers to your page and ask them to
select “see first” under news feed settings.
here are a few tips to improve your
Diversify your social media presence Hopefully, you are using more social
media sites to engage with clients than
just Facebook. If not, look into sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google
Plus, etc. Another way to increase your audience and reach. Ask your audience Have you considered asking your
followers what content they’d like to see more? Listen to what matters more to them and fulfill those needs.
Change your post frequency Try to avoid multiple posts in a day. Think about how many times you post and exactly what you want to post. Live Video On Facebook, Live Video is now a much
higher priority instead of standard content with blocks of words. Live Video will be shown more in the feed algorithm. Be
sure to post live to get the most out of this strategy.
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In other words, more posts from friends
So why is this happening? Zuckerberg
those who love the popular site can still
owners. Take advantage and increase
and family and a lot less from
Even though Facebook is making changes,
fake news sites, quizzes to see which
but don’t interact with as much.
“see first” option
specifically catered toward business
small-business pages you willingly follow
Tell your clients about the
your mom in Houston, and 10 posts from
from public content – including the many
and there are many out there that are
conversations with and de-prioritize posts
sales pitch will drive more likes, shares,
Facebook groups are extremely popular,
are likely to have “meaningful”
relationship driving rather than a boring
posts from Uncle Bob in Michigan and
pages you follow.
friends and family who we
content that is value-added and written for
For example, you may see two or three
latest change will
prioritize posts from
audience. Live videos, photos, and
Join more Facebook groups
the years? – the
latest change is to
The goal is always to engage your
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POLICE CHIEF RETIRES The Town Manager announced that Argyle Police Chief William â€œTomâ€? Tackett,
submitted his retirement effective March 22, 2018. Chief Tackett began his career in Argyle as a reserve officer in 1992 and transitioned to a part-time Police Officer. He rose through the ranks serving as a full-time officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and finally as Police Chief in 2000. Chief Tackett is the longest tenured employee to serve Argyle in its 55 year history.
SPRING CLEAN UP DAY The Annual Argyle Spring Clean Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 14th
from 8-11am at Argyle Town Hall. This event is designed as a way for Argyle residents to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (paint, oil, batteries, etc), Electronic Waste (TVs, computers, stereos), White Goods (water heaters, washers/dryers, freezers with Freon removed) and a maximum of four tires. On-site document shredding will also be available. Proof of Argyle residency is required.
HELP 4 U ANNUAL GALA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Pregnancy Help 4 U is a free medical clinic that provides
The Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly
information and services for unplanned pregnancies. On
meeting on March 27, 2018 . A work session is generally held
April 20, 2018 starting at 6:30pm there will be a Gala held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. They ask guests to dress in white apparel to honor the sanctity of life. For more
one to two hours prior to the meeting at Argyle Town Hall. The regular meeting will start immediately following the work
information go to lifeguards.pregnancyhelp4u.org or call
session, typically at 7:00 pm. All citizens are encouraged
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INSIDE EDUCATION AIM FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM Argyle Middle School will be presenting the “AIM FOR SUCCESS” program to the 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday, March 28th. Students will have the opportunity to hear a powerful, live presentation by Aim for Success, Inc., encouraging sexual abstinence until marriage. This program addresses the health reasons for choosing sexual abstinence including pregnancy, STD’s, and emotional scars.
In order to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment the district is working with GCA Services Group, an ABM Company that specializes in disinfecting and sanitizing operations. GCA
is using overtime to ensure that AISD’s cleaning efforts are fully
maximized. An additional employee and a night supervisor are assisting with the nightly cleaning and disinfecting. If you have any questions e-mail - Twright@argyleisd.com
EVENTS AHS Girls Softball Varsity vs Decatur* Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30pm
AHS Boys Basketball Varsity vs Ft. Worth Southwest Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm
FLU LETTER On February 12, 2018 the Denton County
Public Health Department of Epidemiology issued a letter that addressed the recent Influenza outbreak. In the letter parents were warned on the symptoms of the flu, as well as ways to protect against it. Parents were also asked to keep their child (ren) at home if they experience any of these symptoms.
Register your kiddo for Kindergarten at Hilltop Elementary! Registration takes place on April 4th and 5th from 3:306:30 in the Hilltop Cafeteria. Please bring: Student Information Sheet, Child’s Birth Certificate, Child’s Social Security Card, Child’s Immunization Record, Parent’s Drivers License, and proof of residency (all original documents). In August, you will be required to bring your July/August electric bill to Hilltop’s Proof of Residency Day.
EVENTS Softball vs Prestonwood at LCS Martin Family Stadium Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00pm
Baseball vs Trinity at Trinity Christian Academy, Tuesday, March 20th at 5:00pm
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Above and Beyond
by Steve Gamel
rank and Erin Lundie were sold on the Primrose School experience long before they opened their own in
Lantana two years ago. As the parents of
three beautiful children – Claire, Adelaide, and Graham – the Lundies watched
Lantana and Argyle have
the chance to experience that same feeling. “This was a great
children grow and learn in a nurturing
but also fostering character development, creativity, self-esteem, critical thinking, and
experience for us and
our kids, and it is a model
elementary school teacher and assistant
principal. “Everything we do is purposely
woven into the day. Nothing is by chance.” Frank added, “It’s serious results, but it’s also fun. Learning should be fun.”
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and reinforcing lessons
through songs and games, children retain key skills and develop faster.
The focus is not only
on academics, but also fostering character
development, creativity, self-esteem, critical
thinking, and confidence. A key element to making all that learning come
to life is ensuring the staff is actively
she and Frank are always onsite building relationships. “You can’t nurture a child without having that parent-teacher partnership in place. That approach definitely stands out to our parents.” Frank agreed. “If you compare that to a corporate-owned school, you may not get that same owneron-site connection,” Frank said. And in an age where quality education is seemingly on every corner, that makes all the difference in the world. “The teachers are happy to be here, the kids are learning, and the families feel reassured,” Erin said with a sense of pride in her voice. “It has taken many years to get where we are, but it’s exciting to know we are doing something that matters.”
partnering with parents.
“Our focus is on the children. But it’s
really important to us that the family feels comfortable,” said Erin, who added that
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we want to emulate,” said Erin, a former
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guidance in the classroom to help
The focus is not only on academics,
ever could have dreamed. parents and children in
combines purposeful play and nurturing
engaging atmosphere for learning
educational and social
Their goal now is to ensure
Balanced Learning® curriculum that
environment. By creating a fun and
in amazement as their kids surpassed milestones faster than they
Primrose School of Lantana offers a
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Ask The Expert: Edit This
Reasons Why I
LOVE Being a Writer W
riting isn’t easy. It’s hard work and can be unnecessarily frustrating at times. But I love it.
Here’s an example: I’m sitting around
1. I can write about anything, from anywhere. 2. I am constantly learning something new. 3. It’s a chance to tell someone’s story first.
Thanks for reading! Are you a writer, too? What are some of the many reasons you love to write? And as always, if you are a small-business owner who needs
4. I can use my imagination.
help coming up with the right words
a basketball game when I decide to jot
5. I love that moment when inspiration strikes.
to communicate effectively with your
It’s supposed to be pressure-free writing,
6. I love the journey to becoming a better writer.
on Tuesday killing time before covering down some thoughts for my next blog.
but 20 minutes later I’m thinking, “Wow, I got nothin’!”
Just like that – yes, I’m about to be super
cheesy – that song Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake starts blaring on the gym speakers. You know the one ...
I got this feelin’ inside my bones. It goes
electric, wavy when I turn it on. All through my city, all through my home. We’re flyin’
7. I can build relationships with total strangers. 8. I can educate (writers, clients, students). 9. I can share stories about my life and family. 10. I am constantly meeting interesting people. 11. I love that words are like puzzle pieces. 12. Every day is a different writing opportunity.
clients, give me a call. I like to say I handle anything involving the written word, from blogs to content writing for websites, press releases, editing, ghostwriting, resumes, newsletters, and more. Many business owners don’t have the time to write or double-check their work. In some cases, they freely admit they are not good writers. This situation leads to mistakes in grammar or an important message that doesn’t come across the way
up, no ceilin’, when we in our zone.
13. It’s a chance to research and use statistics.
they hoped it would.
I don’t know why, but those lyrics
14. It’s a chance to refine a rough canvass.
In this day and age, business owners
15. It’s just me and my computer.
might say they can’t afford to hire a
immediately made me think of the feeling I have when I sit down to write something
– anything. It really is a feeling deep inside
16. My clients value my ability to write.
my bones, and it’s incredible to think I
17. It’s a chance to bring joy to people’s lives.
18. I have won cool awards along the way.
get to be a writer and editor for a living at There are a million reasons why I love being a writer. For the sake of brevity, here are 20:
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19. I get to partner with other business owners. 20. The finished product is worth writer’s block.
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Cough and cold
RightCHILD? For Your
by Dr. Rebecca Butler
How you can care for your child’s cough or cold without medicines: On average, children suffer from six to eight colds every year. Because antibiotics are not effective for illnesses caused by viruses, you might be tempted to give your child over-the-counter cold medicines to help them stop coughing or to clear up a stuffy nose. However, these medicines are not designed for very young children and could have negative effects. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicine is not routinely recommended for children ages 4 years and younger and should only be used under the direction of a physician. For children under 6 years of age, over-the-counter cough and cold medicines may have more risks than benefits, and if you are uncertain whether you should use these medications, talk with your pediatrician.
You may try home remedies such as: Giving your child warm liquids such as tea or broth to loosen up mucus and soothe a sore throat
Use saline solution, such as nose spray, to help loosen mucus in the nose
Use a humidifier to help your child’s throat and nose stay moist
Have your child blow their nose frequently or use a suction bulb if your child cannot blow his or her nose
ONLY if your child is over 1 year old, give them a spoon full of honey to help combat coughing
Let your child breathe in steam from a warm shower, which can loosen mucus
Give your child cold items like ice cream or popsicles to soothe a hurting throat
Remember, your child just needs time to heal. It can take weeks to get over a cold or a cough. Your child’s symptoms should gradually get better during this time.
If your child’s symptoms get worse, you should always call your child’s pediatrician. Children may need to see a medical professional if they have:
Difficulty breathing | Trouble swallowing | Asthma | Vomiting | High fever of over 102 for older children or over 100.4 degrees for infants. Your child’s pediatrician is always your best resource for medical advice and care.
Dr. Rebecca Butler is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is proud to be a resident of Lantana and the owner of Lantana Pediatrics. For more information on Lantana Pediatrics, Dr. Butler and/or Melanie Bitzer, CPNP or to schedule an appointment with one of these providers, call the office at 940.455.7200.
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Ask The Expert: Makeover
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MAKEOVER OF THE MONTH
ackie Pennington is a single woman in her early 60s who spent most of her time helping care for her granddaughter, Harper, who suffered from CDKL5 Disorder. For almost six years she helped her daughter, Penny, care for Harper. Unfortunately Harper passed away in January 2016 and shortly after Jackie was laid off her job. The heartbreak of loosing her granddaughter and the loss of her job didn’t stop Jackie though, who always found the light even in the hardest of times. Cloud 9 Salon wanted to help Jackie find a new purpose in her life, and a makeover seemed to be a perfect first step.
Olivia focused on hydrating her face with anti-aging moisturizer and a dry oil serum that also works on the skin’s texture and firmness. The foundation used was Expert Finish Cream to give her good coverage that evened out the skin tone with a velvet finish. She wanted to accentuate her beautiful cheekbones and eyes, so Olivia used golds and browns on her eyes and popped her cheeks with a little pink. Hair by Peter Yoon Right away, Peter wanted to put some highlights in her hair to give her lightness and a more youthful look. For contrast and depth, he made her base color two shades darker. Peter cut a good 6 inches off to get a more clean and professional feel. He also gave her long layers for more versatility and movement.
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Health Expert Shares
No One Is Telling You About
any people who are overweight feel like they are stuck in a vicious cycle spiraling out of control. Maybe you know the feeling? You’ve tried weight loss fads, you’re taking
medications to curb your appetite, and two years ago you had invasive surgery. But none of it worked.
You added daily exercise to keep the weight off, but because
you’re still 40 pounds overweight, your knees hurt so much you
can’t even do that. Now you struggle to walk or do simple tasks like sitting down to play with your grandchildren. So why is it so hard for you to lose weight? Here are what Dr. Bao Thai DC says are 3 of the biggest weight loss mistakes that people aren’t telling you.
1. The first is that exercise can hurt you. When we all
think about losing weight, exercise is the first thing that
comes to mind. Exercise is a good thing overall. What people
do not realize is that it can have negative consequences.
“What a lot of people don’t realize is that muscle weighs more
than fat,” Dr. Thai said. “So, if you are exercising like crazy and
you weigh yourself, you don’t see the scale go down, and you get
discouraged and stressed. When you are stressed, you cause the release of
cortisol. That hormone causes higher insulin levels in your body. Your blood
sugar drops, so you crave sugar and fatty foods. Basically, negating what you did when you went to workout.”
2. The second weight loss mistake is thinking that all carbs are the
same. Most people do not understand that there are good carbs and bad
carbs. What do healthy carbs do? They can help you feel full and are slowly digested, which helps your body burn calories.
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“The fatty acids in healthy carbs can help preserve muscle mass and create a healthy metabolic system,” Dr. Thai said. “Healthy carbs increase the activity of fat burning enzymes and decrease the activity of fat storing enzymes with the added benefit that the fat cells are less likely to soak up and store calories as fat.”
reliant on pre-existing medication. Those
toxic foods that can lead to weight gain or
in their feet, knees, back, or shoulders also
Patients also go through an in-house
3. The last mistake people make is they think all proteins are good for you. Every type of protein has a unique sequence of amino acids. Amino acids are essential, which means your body can’t synthesize them. Therefore, you need to get these amino acids from food.
with our program than they could
“Your body needs all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. Animal protein sources, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy, are similar to the protein found in your body. These are considered to be complete sources of protein because they contain all of the essential amino acids that your body needs to function effectively,” Dr. Thai added.
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If this scenario sounds familiar, your problem will never go away without a permanent change to reclaim your life. Dr. Thai and his team at Advanced Nerve & Laser Center in Corinth have the solution – and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tried.
experience long-lasting relief.
“What we are all about is changing
people’s lives,” Dr. Thai said. “I know if I
can just get them in the door, they will be so much better when they finish possibly imagine.”
Dr. Thai has developed a unique and highly effective weight loss process based on nutrition and technology that allows the body to create a working metabolic system safely and naturally. It’s not about
starving yourself, buying into more fad diets, surgery, or continuing with a new medication regimen. In fact, Dr. Thai is anti-medication. His process has helped thousands of men and women 50 years and older LOSE WEIGHT. Many of patients lose anywhere from 2 to 10 pounds after the first week and over time become less
add to pre-existing nerve damage issues. exercise program.
“If it’s not on the list, our patients don’t eat it,” said Jazmin Guzman, a nutritionist in
Dr. Thai’s office. “We are not only helping them lose weight, but we are trying to
speed up the healing process. For one pound of fat you lose, it relieves four
Dr. Thai’s system works because it’s all-
pounds of stress off your joints. When you
approach. Dr. Thai has been featured all
they’ve never thought of before.”
natural, holistic, and NOT a one-size-fits-all
say that to people, it’s really something
across the country on NBC, CBS, ABC, and
If you have tried everything to lose weight
FOX. He’s spoken at Harvard University and continues to be named the go-to
doctor in a variety of categories for Best of Denton County and beyond. Patients
travel from all over the country to see him, some even driving four hours a day, three times a week.
Dr. Thai’s process achieves 3 goals: 1. Create an environment where your body can burn fat naturally
So what do you do?
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who also have chronic joint or nerve pain
2. Increase fat transportation to your
lymph nodes and liver so they can burn it
3. Lifestyle changes that make sense
and keep coming away empty-handed, call Dr. Thai today. Dr. Thai and his staff
hold patients accountable while providing answers and natural solutions to make
life easier. For a limited time, if you call
and mention this article you will receive a complimentary phone consult to answer your questions and help see if you are a
candidate for their weight loss program. This offer is for the first 20 callers only.
“I have devoted my life so that my patients can regain their quality of life,” Dr. Thai
said. “I hope we can help you like we have helped many others.”
and can be continued for the rest of your life
For some patients, Dr. Thai uses a
technology that can naturally put the
body into fat-burning mode and help collapse the fat cells. While that may
sound incredibly high-tech, it literally
involves having the patient lie down for
20 minutes. The machine is FDA approved and involves zero pain.
All patients are then put on a proprietary treatment program. More than just
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HIP HOP NIGHT
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HEALTHIER by Diana Risell
used to joke that I worked out so I could eat whatever I wanted. And I realize looking back that that’s exactly what I was doing: working out to offset my terrible eating. For a long time, it worked. I ate what I wanted – sodas, fast food, deli sandwiches, pasta during my vegetarian phase -- in a diet based on cheap convenience. And then working out stopped working around mid-thirties or so, certainly after my kids were born when I had turned 40. I couldn’t work out enough to stop what came with my poor eating habits – weight gain, obese-level body fat, low energy, and sluggishness. Luckily I hadn’t (yet?) experienced what many in my family have struggled with: morbid obesity, diabetes, heart disease. Working out had helped me maintain the body I had for a long time, but it couldn’t save me from what I was eating any longer.
I lost weight, body fat and dress sizes the old-fashioned way with an Excel spreadsheet. It was like managing a large scale project: me getting healthier. The sodas, fast food, simple carb-loaded diet -- how I had eaten for 40-plus years -- had to go. My nutrition required a complete overhaul from what I ate to when, where, how, and why I ate. I learned that getting healthier was no different than anything else I wanted in my life. I had to work hard, read and get educated, invest time and money, and connect with like-minded people (you are the 5 people you spend the most time with!). I also had to stop saying “I know” (I didn’t!) and I had to apply a new set of rules for eating which helped me build healthier habits over time. These are my six rules for eating healthier. I love that they aren’t complicated to execute, are largely visual, and easy to know if you nailed them or not. Of course, 26 | ARGYLE LIVING
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they aren’t easy; change is hard! But these six rules to eat by are a great place to start and to live by. 1. Eat in color. Shades of brown or
grey are for home décor. Your plate should be a rainbow. Color equals nutrition so long as it’s natural color. Most of your shopping budget and time should be spent in the produce section loading up on color.
2. Vegetables at every meal.
Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but your body can’t function without carbs, and veggies should be your primary daily source. The six to eight recommended servings of vegetables per day is hard to meet if you’re only eating them at dinner. Veggie omelets or salads for breakfast, chopped vegetables as snacks, and two vegetables at dinner will build a more plant-based diet that is essential for all of us.
3. Eat breakfast. I never ate breakfast.
5. Track. You’re likely not even aware
Some days my first meal came at
of your eating habits. You just “eat”
11:00 am or 1:00 pm when I hurried
like you’ve always done. Keep a log
to the office cafeteria. What a terrible
of everything you eat and drink,
message to send to my body: I might not feed you today! A great breakfast is protein-rich (and remember the veggies): hard boiled eggs, plain Greek yogurt, real protein shakes with veggies and low sugar, and last night’s dinner make breakfast easier. It is the most important meal of the day. 4. Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. Sixty percent of your body is water. Don’t hydrate and you’re just recycling the water you are already holding. Yuck! Start with at least 64 ounces of water every day and work up to your target. If you weigh 150 pounds, then 75 ounces is your goal. Don’t drink your calories. Drink water.
including when, where, why, and how for a few weeks. Look for patterns: Are you always grazing at 3:00 pm? That’s something to work with! And you might just stop yourself from eating the donut if you have to write it down. 6. Challenge. What can you do for 30 days? Can you go without
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alcohol, soda, bread, added sugar? Pick one. It doesn’t have to be about deprivation (although that list does tend to yield noticeable results). Can you eat breakfast, drink enough water, and have veggies at every meal for 30 days? This is how you build new habits.
I also had to stop saying “I know” (I didn’t!) and I had to apply a new set of rules for eating which helped me build healthier habits over time.
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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2018 Argyle & Liberty Christian by Steve Gamel
ARGYLE & LIBERTY CHRISTIAN FOOTBALL Jon Copeland, Argyle, Incarnate Word Preston Coyle, Argyle, Mary Hardin-Baylor Cale Nanny, Argyle, Hardin-Simmons
oth Argyle High School and Liberty Christian again had a slew of college prospects in multiple sports
put pen to paper during last month’s
highly-anticipated National Signing Day. Both schools combined for 12 signees
representing four sports during the annual recruitment ceremony on Feb. 1, which is the first day college football teams
can officially sign 2018 freshman. Many athletes from around Denton County,
Argyle football history. Before his injury,
Copeland amassed 1,975 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns
He was one of five Eagle football players to make their college choices official, joining Cale Nanny, Wes McCollum, Preston Coyle, and Owen Petrie.
Argyle also had one baseball signee, Ben Pounds, and a golf signee, Will Gilster.
including those from Argyle and Liberty,
Liberty Christian’s 2018 signing day
But this was a chance to make it all official.
signees. But three of those signees were
Of the 12 signees, eight were from Argyle.
with Tulsa as an outside linebacker after
made their commitments well in advance.
That list was highlighted by soccer player Hannah Gladys, who graduated early
but came back for the signing ceremony. Gladys, a three-year starter for the Lady Eagles, scored 81 goals during her
standout career, including 32 as a junior. Gladys is expected to fit right in at UNT, which has never had a losing season.
Jon Copeland, Argyle’s senior quarterback who had a season-ending knee injury late in the year, was one of the feel-
good stories of the day as he will get to
continue his career with Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Copeland turned out
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Wes McCollum, Argyle, Navarro College Owen Petrie, Argyle, Sul Ross State Grant Sawyer, Liberty Christian, Tulsa Sadler Engel, Liberty Christian, Abilene Christian
class was relatively small with only four
Division I prospects. Grant Sawyer signed
Hannah Gladys, Argyle, University of North Texas
recording 97 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions as a senior while
being named a TAPPS all-state honorable mention selection.
Meanwhile, Savannah Holmes signed to
play soccer at Liberty University. Holmes, who attends Liberty but does not play soccer for the school, was one of two
soccer signees as Sarah Albert signed with Oklahoma Christian.
Sadler Engel, a star offensive lineman for
Savannah Holmes, Liberty Christian, Liberty University Sarah Albert, Liberty Christian, Oklahoma Christian BASEBALL Ben Pound, Argyle, Bossier Parrish Community College
the Warriors, signed with Division I FCS
entire list of Feb. 1 college signings from
Will Gilster, Argyle, Texas Wesleyan
school, Abilene Christian. Below is the Argyle and Liberty Christian.
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Ask The Expert: Gardening
Get Your Lawn in
Spring Shape R
eady or not, with the Bradford pear
simple but the consistency is KEY. Do this
place. If not, get on it or call a professional
trees starting to turn and dogwoods
and you will see results.
before you walk outside, notice everything
in full bloom, spring is definitely upon us. We’re focusing this article on information that should be helpful in the preparations of your own lawn/landscape. Such a mild winter could have you looking at a lawn full of weeds about now. If so, and you’re not ready to call the chemical company just yet, then let’s get to work! For some immediate results find a point and spray post-
If things weren’t cleaned up in late fall, then get it all cut back, reshaped and ready for that spring growth. If you haven’t taken the time to remove the old mulch before adding new for the last couple
“It’s simple but the consistency is KEY.”
emergent (add some color so you can track what you’ve covered as you go). Your first pre-emergent should have been down a few weeks ago. If not, don’t waste time back-tracking, stick with the spray treatments (most retail sprays are going to be recommended on a bi-weekly basis) and consistent bagged
growing seasons, then do so this year. Make sure you cultivate the bed soil and add fertilizer while it’s exposed. Our soil can get hard over the course of a year. Turning it over and
allowing the oxygen/ nutrients to really penetrate is always a good idea. Consider your plant needs, sun exposure and soil conditions when choosing a mulch. Color typically dictates what direction people go, but there are so many other benefits
We could write 10 pages on spring
it to a conservative watering schedule,
landscape prep. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer
consistent chemicals, and mowing. It’s
then you’ve probably already got a plan in
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without damage. We consider ourselves to be “small” local business, only servicing a few hundred lawns a week and having done so for the past 6+ years. In that time, the number of unlicensed, illegal and uninsured maintenance workers has at least tripled. We encourage everyone this year, especially in our competitive markets, to try and see past the benefit of the immediate cheap price and look into the future of our communities. There are hundreds of knowledgeable, tax paying local businesses that do great work, while also giving back and investing in our communities. Please consider supporting those who support our community.
to consider than just aesthetics.
mowings. As the grass starts to turn, train
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is overgrown, and it’s too late to cut it back
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“We wanted to have a servant attitude with someone who’s going through a difficult time...”
RESTORATION SERVICE You Can
Rely On by Steve Gamel
ot every homeowner knows what to do when disaster strikes. Maybe it’s a pipe that bursts in single-digit temperatures and causes water damage, a fire in the attic in the middle of the night, or a complex mold removal project.
years. Mike was previously an executive at Microsoft in Irving who specialized
in technical support for big corporate
customers, and he had a dream of one day channeling that experience into a business he could call his own. Mike
and Mary along with Micaela, who left
working as a marketing manager for a
large real estate company in Oklahoma to help get their family business off the
ground, created a company that is just as
much a partner in the community as it is a restoration specialist.
If any of these emergencies have
back to where they were before that was
neighbors at Rainbow International® of
them through the process.”
with someone who’s going through a
Rainbow International offers superior fire,
only to create a satisfied customer but to
happened to you or a loved one, your
Denton want to be your first call – every time. Owners Mike and Mary Scott, and
daughter, Micaela, have served Denton, Argyle, and surrounding communities with pride for just more than a year as
the driver for me. We want to shepherd
smoke, and water restoration as well as
carpet cleaning, deodorization services,
and mold remediation. They also handle
independent Rainbow franchise owners
tile, grout, hard-surface cleaning, spot and
its unrivaled commitment to working with
They will rush to your home, office
and were drawn to the organization for
stain removal, and overspray protection.
customers with integrity and respect.
building, housing development, business
someone’s house floods or there’s been
a fire at their business or residence,” Mike
difficult time,” Mike said. “Our focus isn’t
also create cheerleaders for our business. We want them to know the service they are getting is of the highest quality and
that our people are trained, certified, and focused on our customers’ needs. We
want them to feel like they got much more than they ever expected.”
with the goal of getting you back on track as quickly as possible.
24 Hour Disaster Restoration
said. “It’s our ability to come in and instill
That customer-first mentality has always
that we are going to get them restored
in Denton County for more than 22
confidence that we’ve got their back and
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been in the Scott family, which has lived
“You can imagine how traumatic it is when
location, factory, lab, or other property
“We wanted to have a servant attitude
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Argyle Mom Launches
Non-Profit And 5K Race
HELP SICK KIDS by Steve Gamel
emperatures may have been low, but spirits were high last month as more than 130 local runners came out in droves to support a worthy cause at the first CABDA for Children 5K and 1K Fun Run. The event, which was held on February 10 at Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village, was to support the ongoing efforts of the Children’s Autoimmune Brain Disorder Association, a non-profit aimed at improving the quality of life for children with autoimmune brain disorders such as Autoimmune Encephalitis and Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy. Lisa Hardy, an Argyle resident whose son suffers from the illness, started the organization in July.
These brain disorders seriously impact the health and well-being of children and significantly impair their ability to function
“We consider an event a great success anytime complete strangers will come out early on a Saturday morning to run in brutally cold and windy conditions – the wind chill was 20 degrees – and hang out for three hours,” Hardy said. “With all the support from the community and local businesses, CABDA raised money to help support its goals.” The event was produced by the Tri Sherpa Multisport team and was led by Archie Salters and Stacey Harris. It was a timed run on a flat, fast course, with the overall winner finishing in just under 20 minutes. The event included music, food, and fun for all participants and volunteers. Some of the sponsors for the event included Groggy Dog, Magnolia Realty in Argyle, Pandas Network, Chik-Fil-A, Canyon Falls, Argyle High School and Middle School and Office Depot. The special guest speaker was Amobi Okoye, formerly of the Houston Texans. Okoye drove in from Houston to share his own story and recovery from Autoimmune Encephalitis. These illnesses are caused by malfunctions of the immune system in which the immune system attacks the brain causing a wide range of devastating, rapid-onset neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Since initial symptoms of autoimmune brain disorders mimic other
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illnesses, many children experience delays in proper diagnosis and treatment.
These brain disorders seriously impact
the health and well-being of children and
significantly impair their ability to function. CABDA’s priority is to advocate for early
identification and treatment, so children are restored to health with minimal
disability and families are fully supported in the process.
“When we moved here from Georgia in
June of 2016, we found it challenging to find a specialist to understand and treat
our child’s ongoing, previously diagnosed symptoms,” Hardy said.
She managed to find other parents with similar stories, all struggling to find resources for their children’s health while facing the difficult day-to-day challenges living with these illnesses. This experience made Lisa, a former
Surgical Intensive Care Nurse, realize the
need to launch the non-profit. She pulled
together board members from Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin with a wide range of backgrounds and launched CABDA.
“We believe by focusing our advocacy efforts on awareness, education, and
research, while supporting children and families, we will reduce the delay to
treatment, thereby minimizing disability and leading to a better quality of life,” Lisa said. “The non-profit envisions a
world where all children who suffer the
disturbing, rapid onset of an autoimmune neurological illness will receive prompt world-class health care.”
For more information on Children’s Autoimmune Brain Disorder
Association, please contact Lisa Hardy at Lisa.Hardy@cabdatexas.org
or (940)489-2131, as well as visit the association’s website,
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Ask The Expert: Dentistry
t can happen on any typical day. My kids are once again struggling to maintain
their composure as they impatiently stare at the spinning Netflix circle, eagerly
waiting for the frustrating buffer cycle to
go away. Amongst their complaints, I find myself reminding them of times long ago when cartoons were only shown on Saturday mornings, on an immobile TV set, that
required manual changing of the channels. Without
sounding too archaic, I still
take the time to remind them of things not to take for granted.
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In this medical issue, I would like to take the time to point out the importance of not taking your dental health for granted. We often think our teeth stand alone from other health concerns, but more evidence of an oral health and systemic health connection is coming to light. It may not seem obvious at first, but an astute physiological understanding of our teeth will reveal they are living organs comprised of blood circulation, nerve innervation, remineralization capabilities, and inflammatory and immune responses. In addition, the supporting
periodontal structures integrate with oral and facial tissues that connect the circulatory system with other organs of the body. A failure in these structures can put other systems at risk of infection or malfunction. A few brief examples of this connection included diabetes, in which patients are more likely to have gum disease from a reduced resistance to infection. Pregnancy hormones can also affect overall gum health. Patients with moderate to advanced gum disease are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and increased risk of stroke. It is important never to disregard dental health when taking care of your overall health. Your teeth are a part of you, and you want them to last your lifetime. Happy smiling!
by Dr. Matt who is a owner of Country Lakes Family Dental CountryLakesDental.com
International Night We will be hosting our annual International Night dinner at the new Embassy Suites in Denton on Saturday, April 7th from 5:00 â€“ 7:00 p.m. Our students will be sharing what they have learned about Italy, Morocco, Guatemala, Poland, and New Zealand, as we enjoy cuisine selections from these countries. Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Alan Bordelon 940.382.6771 Ext. 130 firstname.lastname@example.org MARCH 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 37
The Business Side of Media by Susan Neuhalfen
t’s hard to believe that what started with six old computers in an empty closet has grown to an award-winning team of
journalists, photographers, videographers, editors and more, but then the Argyle High School Talon Staff is no ordinary
group of students. Luckily for them, Stacy
Short, their advisor, is no ordinary teacher. “We built everything from scratch,”
said Short who was asked to begin a newspaper at Argyle High School in
2010. “We printed 8 publications a year on an old Publisher program and grew from there.”
When Short came to teach at AHS, she already had a strong background in
media. She spent a great deal of time in
her youth working with her uncle who was the editor in chief for the Weatherford Democrat. She also had several years
experience working at a large ad agency in both inside and outside sales before becoming a teacher. Armed with a
knowledge of the media industry that
isn’t taught in books, she set out to not
live, print was gradually cut and eventually a broadcast was added in 2015. Despite the shortage of funds, Short has found creative ways through grants and the
Argyle Education Foundation to make the best of the equipment they could afford. “We only have one working microphone for two anchors, no teleprompters and
sometimes we have to use our cell phones for lights,” said Lauren Landrum, a junior
and the broadcast director. “Hopefully we can get an updated green screen soon, too, but we make it work.”
That’s an understatement. The news
broadcast, despite being staged in a storage area and using inferior equipment compared to most high schools, has
received several awards for its work including
best of show in the nation for NSPA in only their
first year in production.
In addition, the Talon staff
has gained over 2,000 Twitter
only teach what she knew, but to allow
followers including other news services
forms of media.
only for stories but for pictures and videos
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and sources dependent upon them not as well.
In addition to scheduling students to
various events, editor in chief Chris Piel
manages the photo gallery where the Talon staff places their photos for online purchase. Short has made it a point to teach these kids the business, and that means not giving away their work. “All of these students are doing something valuable and it’s important that they value their work as well,” said Short. “They go to several state events acting as official photographers for other news services and it’s important that they get the credit they deserve.” Short has made it a point to teach the students to aggressively network with other journalists and agencies, learning everything they can while adding to their own portfolios. Their achievements have translated into college and beyond as the students have gone on to find success. They are also eager to share their experience with each other. Short has established a mentoring system among the staff, which has become a tradition at the Talon. “We’ve learned to be aggressive and competitive but most importantly, we work as a team,” said Short. “The legacy that the Talon has established of students teaching students is invaluable.“
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