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Argyle Nights is a tradition much like a cotillion that takes place over a course of four nights and provides a great experience for kids to not only learn how to dance but many other etiquette-related issues. These pictures are from their Hip-Hop themed event. photos courtesy of AISD
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his month is always much
events you have to choose from and we
anticipated as we approach the
are excited to highlight them in this issue
day we all get to share love with
of Argyle Living.
those that mean so much to us. Be it a spouse, parent, child and/or our close friends. This is that time of the year set aside to express how much we care about the people in our lives that mean so much. Flowers, cards, boxes of delicious chocolate and candlelight dinners are all wonderful ways to express love!
Take time to remember and express your love to those you care about.
“Take time to remember and express your love to those you care about.”
And never forget there are many around us who don’t have someone to show them love...so, reach out when you can and care about those outside of your circle. You will only reap blessings from doing so. As always, enjoy your time of
Our Inside Community is packed with many exciting upcoming
browsing the pages of this month’s issue.
events. Shoot For The Stars, Masquerade
I’m only a phone call away and would love
Gala and WOFM Spring Fling Fashion
the opportunity to help you in
Show are just a few of the many exciting
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On the Cover is: Jamie Mergell, BJ Lloyd, Robert McDaniel, Ken Lancaster, Steve Stewart, Shane Dendy and Veronica Mapp
‘Comfort’ Is Still Our Middle Name
ASK THE EXPERTS
12 Dentistry with Dr. Matt
08 Nearby Family Fun
18 Gardening with Complete Solutions 24 Edit This with Steve Gamel 28 Makeover with Cloud 9
Photos from Argyle 05 Hip Hop Night at Argyle Nights 37
Argyle Mini-Cheer Clinic
34 EDITORS PICK: Is Your Home Business protected?
10 Star on the Rise 16 Triple Eagle 22 LC Hires New Head Coach 27 Measles: Six Cases & Counting 30 Inside Community 31 Inside Education 32 WALL: Raising Leaders 33 Weight Loss Secret for Baby Boomers 36 Transitioning into Spring 38 Former Argyle Kicker Returning to Town for Final College Season
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Nearby Family Fun Adventures FOR SPRING BREAK by Steve Gamel
any families are looking to do something fun for Spring Break, but there’s simply not enough time to go out of state or even somewhere exotic. The good news is there are plenty of options relatively close to home.
ESCAPE ROOMS HQ
crafts, food, entertainment, lodging, and
Escape Rooms HQ is a one-of-a-kind
luxurious hotel to maximize your fun.
Here are a few of those fun family ideas –
Your team will be charged with solving
all located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area:
fantasy entertainment facility where
players race against the clock to solve all
of the clues to escape their mystery room. a series of codes, locks, and puzzles that
reveal clues to enable the escape. This is
especially good for older kids and fun for
ZERO GRAVITY THRILL PARK IN DALLAS
For the older kids looking for some
The zoo is always fun, and there’s plenty
serious thrills, there’s this: bungee ALTITUDE PARK IN DENTON
jumping, a 16-story free fall, a sky-coaster
This is incredible for kids of all ages. Go
rocket ride that sends you straight into the
pits, gymnastics tumble tracks, a kid zone,
foot propeller with speeds up to 60 mph
more. The facility is located across from
Talk about your wild rides.
that glides 100 feet off the ground, a
crazy with 30,000 square feet of foam
air at 70mph and being strapped to a 165-
basketball dunking lanes, dodgeball, and
in just seconds. We’re talking 4Gs of force.
Golden Triangle Mall in Denton.
TRINITY FOREST ADVENTURE
During Spring Break, there are outrageously fun camps for children ages 2 1/2 and up for three hours or all day. Kids will have fun making friends, getting exercise, and learning new skills in this super kid-friendly sport center. CINNAMON CREEK RANCH
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ANIMALS & AQUATICS
the whole family.
WINKIDS IN FLOWER MOUND
shopping. Stay for a day or stay in the
www.dallaszoo.com for the kids to see and do. The Keeper Encounters and Training Demonstrations are always interesting for a behind-thescenes look. There’s even a guide to Pokemon Go on their website. You can save with CityPass if you’re planning to experience other nearby venues. DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM
PARK IN DALLAS
This is a seven-acre combination obstacle
wrong with a trip to the aquarium. It’s
six and older. It has more than 20 zip-
sharks. There also aren’t a ton of lines, so
Much like the zoo, it’s hard to go
course and zip line park for people ages
educational, it’s fun, and it’s cool to see
lines as well as cargo nets, rope bridges,
you and the family can go at your own
and other obstacles spread out over six
courses. Go at your own pace, as long as
you don’t take longer than the three-hour time limit.
GREAT WOLF LODGE IN GRAPEVINE www.greatwolf.com/grapevine
Talk about a family getaway that doesn’t
pace and enjoy every exhibit. FRANK BUCK ZOO IN GAINESVILLE www.gainesville.tx.us/index. aspx?nid=108 Dubbed the Star of North Texas, the Frank Buck Zoo offers all your traditional zoo
break the bank! Located in Grapevine
experiences and more without having to
Lodge Resort offers everything from
great venue to have a birthday party at or
near Grapevine Mills Mall, Great Wolf
drive into Dallas or Fort Worth. This is a
indoor waterslides and pools to arts,
even have a private guided tour.
SHARKAROSA WILDLIFE RANCH IN PILOT POINT www.sharkarosa.com
Another hidden gem in North Texas,
Sharkarosa is a non-profit ranch licensed and regulated by the USDA. Families
can get an up-close-and-personal zoo
experience featuring endangered exotic wildlife – without spending an arm and a leg.
MUSEUM FUN PEROT MUSEUM
When you think of museums, you think
quiet and sometimes boring. But NOT the
Perot Museum. This is anything but boring, and the kids will love it. There are lots
of interactive things to do, and it’s great
learning for everyone. Even the building is radical.
THE DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Arboretum is beautiful with
breathtaking gardens at every turn. For the kids, there is the Rory Meyers Adventure Garden for Children overlooking White Rock Lake. There are more than 150
individual kid-friendly activities, and the children’s garden features The Texas
Skywalk, The Moody Oasis, a Walk in the Clouds, and more.
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT/LOUIS TUSSAUDS PALACE OF WAX
Adults and children alike would definitely
miss out by not checking out the unique –
and odd attractions – at Ripley’s. Ever seen a two-headed animal, a shrunken head, or hung out with wax replicas of Superman
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photography by Shad Ramsey Photography
by Susan Neuhalfen
rgyle Intermediate School 4th grader Franklin Arrington has been singing since he could
talk. He loves to sing anything and has a fascination with all types of music. According to his mother Pamela Arrington he likes everything from jazz
Earlier this school year, a friend informed
“It was a really good experience,” said
that would be perfect for Franklin. The
competition. “Getting to sing with a band
Pamela about a competition in Granbury
name of the event was The New Granbury Live Spotlight. It is advertised as the
biggest voice competition in Texas. This
was Franklin’s first competition as well as
to country music.
his first time to perform with a live band.
Franklin started taking private voice
in the youth division, Franklin went on to
lessons almost two years ago at the Music Academy of Denton with vocal coach Philip Williams. He also takes private piano lessons from Hilltop music teacher, Dianne Chrestopoulos and has had an opportunity to take some private voice lessons from AHS Choir Director William Griswold. Until last year, Franklin had never actually performed before an audience other than at his music school. The Shoot for
After performing at a preliminary round
compete as the youngest and only boy in the finals that were held in January at the New Granbury Live Theatre.
Franklin, even though he didn’t win the like that was great.”
He met several celebrities at the
competition, but the one that stood out
the most in his mind was Dave Alexander,
a three-time Grammy nominee. Alexander has performed and recorded with some big names in country music including George Strait, LeAnn Rimes and Toby Keith.
In looking at Franklin’s short career it seems that it all came so easy to him
when, in fact, it hasn’t. Franklin suffers
from Otosclerosis, an inherited auditory disorder that has caused over 50%
combined hearing loss. Franklin wears a hearing aid in his right ear. Pamela said they’re hopeful that surgery to insert
prosthetic stapes bones will help him
the Stars community event that is held
regain some, if not all, of his hearing loss.
annually here in Argyle in honor of Alex
Franklin would like to become a
Betzhold is a special event to Franklin and his family. Knowing that Franklin had been taking voice lessons and loved singing, Mary Betzhold, Alex’s mother, asked
professional singer and definitely
wants to pursue more performances.
In the meantime, Argyle folks have the
opportunity to see him singing with the
Franklin to sing at the Shoot for the Stars
Argyle Choir at AIS as well as other events.
evening music event. That experience
“It’s been really fun and I’d like to keep
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singing as much as a I can,” said Franklin. “I like entertaining people.”
CONGRATS LIBERTY CHRISTIAN
Congratulations to these student/ athletes on their signing day Grant Sawyer Tulsa -Football Sadler Engel Abilene Christian - Football Savannah Holmes Liberty Flames - Soccer Sarah Albert Oklahoma Christian University - Soccer FEBRUARY 2018 | ARGYLE LIVING | 11
Ask The Expert: Dentistry
The Era Of
e all know kids have an enigmatic fascination with video games. It is an ongoing
You see, the digital age of dentistry is
upon us. As a dentist, I am capable of
taking our 3D CBCT x-rays to measure
encounter of countless hours of precious
the precise amount of space needed
When I used to teach, it was the popular
implant to engage optimum bone while
to place an implant, digitally plan that
response that my students wanted to
avoiding anatomical structures, integrate
“invent video games” when they grew up. As an adult, even I often wish I
could replace those formative years of gaming with productive pastimes like learning another language or studying market trends, for example. However, I recently attended a continuing education course to train on
crown only to fabricate the crown and
seamlessly restore the implant in a way that would allow, in
Your child’s hours of video games may pay off with a future as bright as their smile.
equipment currently employed in our office. As I learned the processes for operating this machine to take digital impressions, digitally design crowns, and then fabricate them in the office within half an hour, I thought to myself, I am so glad I played video games. 12 | ARGYLE LIVING
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to replace a tooth in a
single day. This type of technology is just short
With these advances in dental technology and more, only time will tell what is in store for making dental care more predictable and more comfortable. Who knows? Your child’s hours of video games may pay off with a future as bright as their smile. Happy gaming and happy smiling!
of beaming a tooth into the mouth.
With digital impression,
we are capable of digital
designing orthodontic and Invisalign
treatments so that the final proposal of a patient’s smile can be predicted before beginning treatment while allowing
progress tracking throughout. Digital bite scans can be used to determine
areas of offset occlusion or bite patterns.
by Dr. Matt who is a owner of Country Lakes Family Dental CountryLakesDental.com
photography by Your Candid Memories (yourcandidmemories.com)
youth spent within a digital universe.
Functional 3D x-rays can determine abnormal jaw opening and closing patterns, or evaluate restricted airways. Intraoral cameras are capable of using decay detection to discover decay within the tooth before an actual cavitation occurs.
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by Susan Neuhalfen
n January, BSA Troop 771 held the first Triple Eagle Court of Honor at the Scout Barn in Argyle. In addition to awarding
the scouts their merit badges and other
accolades, three scouts were celebrated for reaching Eagle status, scouting’s highest honor.
Tanner Hornsby, Hayden Hazelip and Taylor Quick all received their Eagle awards at the ceremony.
Tanner is a sophomore at Guyer High School. For his Eagle project, he
cleaned, prepped and painted the fire hydrants in Lantana.
Hayden is a senior at Guyer High School. For his project, he built an enclosed
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Taylor, a senior at Denton High School,
also completed a project for the Wheeler House, creating a privacy fence.
All three enlisted the help of their troop
for labor and also had to fundraise for the materials to complete the projects. The
projects had to be approved by an Eagle
After graduation, both Hayden and Taylor will attend basic training for the Marines. Tanner plans to study engineering once he graduates. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the scouting program.
Board of Review and then determined by
Started over a century ago, only
out by the Eagle Scout candidate.
the board again to be successfully carried
four percent of Boy Scouts earn this
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Ask The Expert: Gardening
Groundhog, Forget The
Spring Is Coming To Texas
unxsutawney Phil saw his shadow but you’d better go ahead and get those 2018 patio and landscape
plans started. Spring-like weather gets the
When looking at the outdoor project list
it’s always a good idea to start with the BIG stuff (i.e. patio extension, outdoor living
space, pool, etc.). Getting a great looking
patio builders busy drawing up plans and
multi-functional outdoor space put
Although it will be another month or
where you need to begin.
the landscape designers busy designing.
together that you can enjoy year round is
so until spring flowers start to arrive in
You should ensure that it looks great
masses, getting a jump on things is always a good idea. Cut the beds in, get that
stone work going and the larger bucket
sizes planted now so you can be ahead of the curve and have a better idea on that spring color (how much, what kind and where) when it gets here.
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a place to cook and entertain, or both. Hire a designer that can provide you with an impressive portfolio, patios that look functional and that you could see your family enjoying. Once you’ve got the BIG stuff knocked out you can focus on then smaller items like accenting the space with accessories or pots to bring in color, balancing the backyard with added landscape. Beds, raised gardens and individual sitting areas are all great ideas and can help you create your own oasis...
from the inside or out whether using it or not. To keep all your fields of view open
photo courtesy of PJ Kratohvil
from the house is also key. Paying those lot premiums then cutting off the view
is too often something we come across. Determine whether you want a place
to sit and watch the game with friends,
by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions completesolutionsdfw.com
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‘COMFORT’ Is Still Our Middle Name by Steve Gamel
Southern Comfort Mechanical is excited to keep doing what they do best.
outhern Comfort Mechanical has been keeping families in Denton County cool in the summer and warm in the winter for the past 10 years and will continue to do so under the leadership of its new owner Steve Stewart.
The timing was not ideal, taking ownership of an air conditioning company in the middle of summer in the heart of Texas. But Stewart said he hit the ground running.
Steve Stewart Owner of Southern Comfort Mechanical
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“It’s been cool to see the relationships this company and this team has with its clients,” he said. “The clients call, and they know everyone. They even ask for their favorite technician like Shane, BJ, and Robert. It’s about long-term relationships.”
Steve is committed to continuing
Steve just wants to take all that to the next
Southern Comfort’s legacy of a friendly,
level. Pulling from experiences in prior
family business with excellent client
roles at Toyota and McKinsey, he wants
service. Although it wasn’t an easy
to stress the importance of preventative
decision for Laurie and Jason Fraser to sell their business, they believe in the future of Southern Comfort and are extremely confident with their choice of the new owner. brings with him 30 years of experience. Growing up in Belfast, Ireland he started as a welder then worked in manufacturing plants around England for Lucas Industries making fuel injectors for trucks and ships and fuel systems for to Toyota UK as an engineer working on new model launches. Steve then moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work for McKinsey & Company consulting for Fortune 500 companies;
before there is a system failure. He on our cars these days on tire pressures
MEET THE TEAM
and oil changes, Steve said. “It’s great because we can call clients and let them know there’s an issue before that issue affects them, which will keep equipment heating and cooling through the tough Dallas seasons. We’ve also got
“The clients call, and they know everyone. They even ask for their favorite technicians... It’s about long-term relationships.”
Container Company running a group of plants in Pennsylvania. For the past 10 years, he has worked on the private equity team of Highland Capital Management working around the world on turnarounds and executive roles. He lives locally with his wife, Gail, who is from Birmingham UK, and two children, Jemma Photography by ANM Photography
will provide early detection of problems
other new processes that
then to Consolidated
using tools like Nexia Diagnostics which
explains, “it’s similar to the alerts we get
Steve has a Degree in engineering and
aerospace. He then moved
maintenance in the spring and fall while
and Ben. So after years of traveling the world turning around other businesses Steve decided to start looking for an opportunity that he could call his own. Southern Comfort Mechanical stuck out like a sore thumb. “This isn’t a company that needs to be turned around. It already has an incredible reputation,” Steve said. “It’s about the
help us improve your home comfort, such as air balancing so you
Veronica Mapp Office Manager
Jamie Mergell Customer Service
don’t have the feeling of one room being too hot and another being too cool.” So it will continue to be
business as usual at Southern Comfort Mechanical with a core of dependable employees that you have
BJ Lloyd Technician
Shane Dendy Technician
Robert McDaniel Technician
Ken Lancaster Technician
come to count on like Shane, Robert, BJ, Veronica, and Ken along with fresh new faces Jamie, Toni, and Wayne to help meet client needs. They are also a Best of Denton County winner for the last four years and have quite the loyal following. Centrally located in Lewisville, Southern Comfort built its reputation on providing reliable service for residential and light commercial clients from the Lewisville and Flower Mound area to Dallas and Denton. They can service any need: duct cleaning, insulation, WiFi thermostats and Air quality and purification.
people, the products, and the processes.
Steve and the team are extremely excited
The core elements will stay the same.”
about the future.
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Head Coach Hires New
by Steve Gamel
ack Vest wasn’t kidding when he said the search for a new football coach at Liberty Christian wouldn’t last past the first part of January.
The Liberty Christian athletic director, in
and his teams made the playoffs every
hired former Plano Prestonwood offensive
Warriors boasted one of the more stingy
consultation with other school officials,
coordinator Steven Greek on January 18
– just more than a month after reassigning former coach Barton Hundley. The hire was announced in a press release.
Greek, who is responsible for engineering one of the top offenses in TAPPS, has
been at Prestonwood for nearly a decade
and was a part of four state championship victories. That includes the Lions’ 42-41 win over Houston St. Pius X last season. “I am very excited for coach Greek to
join our staff as Liberty’s head football
coach,” Vest said in the press release. “I’m even more excited knowing the impact he will make in the lives of our students and seeing what he will do with this program.”
Per the school’s statement, more than 40 applicants
applied for the position. A
diverse committee consisting
season. He won one playoff game. The
defenses in TAPPS this past season and
even knocked off Celina for the first time in program history in nondistrict play.
Greek, who played basketball at Texas
A&M University at Kingsville, has enjoyed coaching success at such places as
Prestonwood, Bishop High in Corpus
Christi, and Harlingen High School. He’s become known for piecing together
prolific offenses and proved that again this past season when Prestonwood averaged 462.7 yards per game.
Greek has been very vocal about his excitement over this new opportunity.
“The overall athletic program is very strong, and we simply want to come in, get to know the staff, build relationships with the kids and their families...”
of parents, alumni, board
members, and administrators
consulted with coaches and felt Greek was the best person to take over the program.
“The overall athletic program is very strong, and we
simply want to come in,
get to know the staff, build
relationships with the kids
and their families, and then
commit wholeheartedly to
being a part of something special,”
Greek said in the statement. “The people make Liberty Christian special. We’ve
Liberty made the playoffs in 2017 but
been ferocious competitors for all these
Hundley was 24-21 during his tenure,
finished 6-5 and lost in the first round.
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years, and now as a family, we get to
“As parents, we
are thrilled to know that
our kids are going to be immersed in a
Christ-centered educational environment. It excites us to know they will have
Christian teachers and coaches who
will love, guide, and push them – and
athletically to have access to some of the finest resources, youth programs, and facilities in the country. To say we are
thankful and excited is an understatement. We cannot wait to begin the transition as a family and get to work alongside the
amazing teachers, coaches, and people in and around Liberty Christian School.” Liberty Christian Headmaster Blair
McCullough echoed those sentiments. “Liberty is a special place, and Coach
Greek is a special individual – it’s a great
fit,” McCullough said in the statement. “He has a strong reputation as a godly leader
who brings out the best in his players, and I believe his plan for Liberty will impact
our entire community. We are blessed to
have Coach Greek and his family join our Warrior family.”
MARCH ISSUE WILL BE THE
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Ask The Expert: Edit This
Dad Saves the Drone,
After LOSING IT T
hose of you who are friends with me on Facebook may have already seen the photo on this page. But
for those who haven’t, my wife snapped an action shot — behind my back — of me trying to get my son’s new drone out of a 50-foot tree.
avoid the trees.”
My son had been bugging me for days to play with that drone, and I declined every
time. But he finally convinced me over the holidays to take a break from a writing
project and come outside for some fun.
Most parents might not be willing to scale to such heights for a silly toy, especially if their kid was irresponsible enough to get it stuck up there in the first place. The problem with my situation was that it wasn’t my kid’s fault. It was mine. The picture shows me roughly 25 feet in the air. In my left hand is a wobbly, makeshift poll, and I’m gently reaching up between the branches to poke the drone free. Luckily, I got it down. “Thanks, Daddy!” my son said. “You did it.” “Well, I’m never playing with that thing again,” I added with a smile.
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Well, flying the drone WAS pretty fun —
till I lost control of it 30 seconds later and watched it land in the tree across the street.
The look on his face was one of pure
sadness. He tried to say, “It’s OK, Daddy. I don’t need it.” But I knew he was just saying that to make me feel better.
All I wanted to do was bury my head back
The problem with my situation was that it wasn’t my kid’s fault. It was mine.
in my writing project and hope this was all a bad dream. However, it was not, and I knew I had to get it back for him.
Needless to say, I am now part of what I imagine to be an elite group of people
who climb trees to rescue lost drones. It
took guts. It took precision. And it worked!
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MEASLES Six Cases and Counting “ six confirmed cases among unvaccinated people” state health officials have said. by Dr. Rebecca Butler
would like to take this opportunity as a healthcare provider in a dramatically changing industry to impress upon our community that the
consequences that where once imminent as vaccine
rates began to decline, are now very real and way too close to home.
The Texas Medical Association published an article at the end of January with good
information for physicians and patients
regarding the current measles outbreak in Ellis County. In the article, Keller
pediatrician Jason Terk, MD, a member of the TMA Council on Legislation and past president of the Texas Pediatric Society, says; “the outbreak should
SE IS H ASON Plea ERE s . you e sche dul r flu sho e ts.
STAGES OF INFECTION 1. Incubation critical mass is eroded. We are seeing the result of that erosion right now in Ellis County.”’
If you are unsure if your child has received their
vaccinations or you know that they are not vaccinated please be very cautious and be aware
Diseases like measles are kept at bay when a critical mass of people are vaccinated against it.
serve as a public reminder of the
of these signs and symptoms. Call your pediatrician for questions or
concerns and immunize yourself and
your children as soon as possible if it is recommended.
More information can be found on DSHS’ website.
There are also plenty of resources to
The incubation is 6 to 21 days (median 13 days). 2. Prodrome A two- to four-day prodrome phase is characterized by fever, malaise, and anorexia, followed by conjunctivitis (red eyes), coryza (runny nose), and cough. 3. Exanthem (rash) The rash usually begins on the face as flat, red spots and then spreads down the neck and trunk to the rest of the body. The rash resolves in five to six days, fading in the order it appeared. 4. Recovery
importance of routine immunizations. Diseases like
help prevent measles and other infectious disease
Cough may persist for one two weeks after measles. The
are vaccinated against it. Outbreaks occur when that
TMA’s Be Wise – Immunize webpage.
rash suggests a measles-associated complication.
measles are kept at bay when a critical mass of people
outbreaks and educate patients on immunizations at
occurrence of fever beyond the third to fourth day of
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.
940.455.7200 www.LantanaPediatrics.com | 74 McMakin Road, Ste. 100 • Bartonville, TX 76226 NEW HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 7:30am-5pm • Wed: 7:30am - 12:30pm Fri: 7:30 - 4pm • Sat: 9am - 12pm
Ask The Expert: Makeover
Hair by Taylor Laine Compton
MAKEOVER OF THE MONTH
Makeup by Stacey Van Cleve Stacy went for a subtle everyday look, using browns and greens for eyeshadow and a light pink blush. The lipstick was a brown red mix that blends well with her new red hair color. Waxing by Hannah Claire
Makeover and clothes provided by
Want to be the next Makeover? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you deserve it!
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Photography by Jeff Stephens
alon regular Amy Carey nominated her boss Andrea Fernandez for a makeover. She said that Andrea deserved it because despite working full-time and going to school, she remains a positive influence on her co-workers and always maintains a great outlook. According to Amy, because of her busy schedule, Andrea doesn’t take time for herself and she deserves a little pampering.
Taylor took Andrea’s silver root, golden brown hair and went in a very different direction, choosing a deep copper red. She cut a classic Bob with a slight side bang, accenting her face shape.
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The 2018 Women of Flower Mound (WOFM) Spring Fling Fashion Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 11am to 1pm, at The Shops at Highland Village. All proceeds will be used to award college scholarships to Flower Mound area high school seniors. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, call Angie Cox at 972-743-5735. For more information go to www.womenofflowermound.org
MASQUERADE GALA The Argyle Education Foundation is presenting the Masquerade Gala on Saturday, April 14 at Robson Ranch. This event that raises money for AISD scholarships will feature a silent and live auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information contact Amy Williams at email@example.com
SHOOT FOR THE STARS TOP EAGLE PROJECT
Mark your calendars for the annual Shoot for the Stars
Community Event and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Shoot for the Stars is a full day and night of fun for the whole family which includes many events, celebrating the life of Argyle student Alex Betzhold who died of an undiagnosed heart condition. For more
Troop 771 Eagle Scout Evan Eshelman has won the Eagle Scout Project of the Year award for the Frontier Trails District. His design of the prayer garden / labyrinth at the First United Methodist Church of Denton was an intricate design that took a great deal
information or to help sponsor this event contact 940-390-9090
of preparation. Evan is a senior at Denton High School.Â He plans
to attend college and study biomedical engineering.Â
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MY FAIR LADY AT LC The award-winning musical “My Fair Lady” will premiere on the Liberty stage Thursday, Feb. 22 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 25. The play will feature students in both Middle and Upper School. Visit www.libertychristian.com/theatre to reserve seating. Performances are: Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.
LC WINS SPELLING BEE
photo courtesy of AISD
Liberty Christian Lower School students competed in the Association of Christian Schools International spelling bee. Dodo Ugochukwu won first place in fourth grade, and Thandi Gwelo won third place in district for 5th-8th graders. Thandi advances to the ACSI South-Central Region Spelling Bee on March 3 in Plano. The top five winners there advance to the ACSI National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May.
ISD EVENTS Argyle HS Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Anna (Home) Tuesday, March 6th starting at 5pm Argyle HS Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Anna (Home) Monday, March 5th, starting at 7:15 pm
EVENTS ALL-STATE BAND
Congratulations to the Argyle High School band students who competed against over 70,000 other Texas students on District, Region and Area levels to be selected to play with the All-State Band. Audrey Livingston, Flute (11), Hailey Schnabel, Clarinet (11), Gabriella Cate, Percussion (12), Cole McCue, Trombone (11), Taylor Childress, Oboe (10), Karter Hennigan, Trumpet (9) will play in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
The first ever Lady Eagle Volleyball Academy will take place at the Argyle Middle School gyms starting on February 21. It is open 1-6th graders. The clinics will be held once a week for six weeks. The first hour, the coaches work with athletes to master skills and then the participants will play mini games against others. To save your spot email your child’s
Liberty Christian HS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy (Home) Monday, Feb 19th, starting 7:30pm Liberty Christian HS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy (Home) Monday, Feb 19th, starting 6pm
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Women of Argyle Leaving a Legacy:
by Susan Neuhalfen
ALL or Women of Argyle Leaving a Legacy will be changing things
up this year for their newest leadership
conference. This year’s focus is on the next generation, our greatest legacy.
“An essential ingredient for healthy
leadership is the ability to raise up other leaders,” said the Community Outreach, Team Building & Event Coordinator for Cinnamon Creek Ranch. “Whether you
have children or not, we all know its our
duty to educate ourselves and others in a changing world.”
WALL is an all-day leadership conference, focusing on many topics that affect
women as well as men. The conference
will be held on Thursday, March 22 from
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9am-2pm at Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Rd in Roanoke. The general topics that will be
discussed at the conference include: • OH These Millennials – Learning to Communicate at Every Level
• Financial Fitness – Spend, Save, Share • Respect for Self & Others
– Teaching Self-Respect &
Discipline to Today’s Youth • Today’s Technologies
– Protection, Limits & Ramifications
• Strength Finders for Children – Identifying & Working
• Forming your Learning Environment – How to Study & Setting your Schedule • Dating – The Levels of their Dating Endorphins “This is discipleship at its best: raising up the next generation of leaders who will carry on in our fast-paced world,” they said. “In my limited experience, I’ve found that Millennials eagerly look for people to invest in them and challenge them.” Though originally designed as a women’s conference, this conference has always been open to and included men both as speakers and participants, and raising leaders is a topic that affects everyone: employers, parents, grandparents, youth leaders, counselors, educators and anyone who is striving to develop leaders and influence the next generation. To attend, register at argylechamber.org or by calling 940-464-9990. Register by March 1 to get a discount on the price of the ticket. REGISTER NOW
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on’t you hate walking into the gym and feeling like everyone is judging you? Just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be there. Do you feel like losing weight is a lost cause, just because you’re 60? Is it hard for you to lose weight because you don’t know how? I understand what you are going through. These are the most common things I hear from my patients on why they were not able to lose weight.
So what do you do? Do you go on an extreme diet that you read on the Internet? Do you follow a diet you saw on TV? Or do you just give up and not even worry about it? Has anyone ever sat you down to really explain to you what happens when you gain weight?
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Is Your Home Business
PROTECTED? What You Need To Know In The State Of Texas by Madison Reid
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First of all, though, the business has to be
hen it comes to home-based businesses in Texas, there are certain considerations. Many
treated as just that: a business. To take
people have legal questions when starting
out. If that business is in the form of a multi level marketing business, things are a bit
advantage of tax write-offs for home-
based businesses, the business has to be for-profit not merely a hobby. How the
IRS treats business income versus hobby
different than for some other businesses
income is different, and tax write-offs for
being run from home.
However, other businesses such as those that are based upon food preparation would require a permit.
For those running a multi level marketing business, the focus should not just be
legal questions but also a consideration of tax implications. Far too often, homebased entrepreneurs overlook the tax advantages of their businesses.
only be deducted up to the level of income generated.
trap? Devote significant time to it. Work
Is there a space exclusively dedicated to
by the state of Texas to get started.
If it is considered a hobby, losses can
multi level marketing business from home Road, etc., there are no permits required
fall into the hobby business category.
How do you make sure that your
that are being undertaken in the pursuit
such as Mary Kay, Rodan + Fields, Celadon
provided that the business does not
businesses are reserved for enterprises
One of the legal questions that arises is how to get started. For those running a
the income generated by the business,
business does not fall into the hobby to become profitable within a reasonable
the business? If so, you can qualify for
amount of time. Be certain to keep good
the space really must be specific to the
business is more about profit than the
purposes. This particular deduction is one
the products being sold. Of course, these
the home office deduction. However,
records. Be certain that your home-based
business and not be used for personal
mere personal pleasure of engaging with
that the IRS is quite picky about.
are all things that one should be doing
Inventory is another deductible expense.
anyways in order to grow a strong home-
the business, not personal use.
A small business offers plenty of
Has the business taken a loss? You can
opportunities for tax deductions. Just be
These items must be for the purpose of
write off business losses even beyond
sure to follow IRS rules.
Here are 12 tax deductible tips that even savvy small-business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes forget.
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Spring by Rebecca Grunewald
t’s never too early to start thinking about your new spring look – especially here in Texas. Here are some great looks put
together by our friends at the Palm Tree
Boutique with three North Texas locations in Denton, Plano and Grapevine.
Navy floral top / olive joggers: This navy, cold shoulder top with ruffle accents and a
bold floral print hits all of the top trends
for spring. We love the easy fit of these tie perfectly from fall to spring.
Fringe cardigan / jeans: Fringe is back again (really it never left) and we are loving the double dose of this trend with this cute
and casual outfit. Easy layers such as this open knit, pocket cardigan are essential
for that in-between weather and you can
never go wrong with a neutral palette. Our shoes you need for spring and go with just about everything!
Stripe top / jeans: As you can see, the
“off the shoulder” trend still isn't going
anywhere and stripes are abundant this
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While you are freshening up your wardrobe for spring, don't forget to pick up something for your home. You can find the full line of Joanna Gaines' new home fragrance collection, Magnolia Home, at any one of our locations. Joanna brings scents such as bloom, restore and dwell into your home and not only do they smell amazing, but they look just as beautiful.
photography by Amber Nasser
perforated suede wedges are the only
We have accessorized all of the outfits with pieces from the new Kendra Scott Spring Collection. This collection features a fresh twist on her iconic silhouettes and a color palette that ranges from vivid to the softest pastels.
Styling: Tasia Shadden Burns, The Palm Tree
waist joggers and the olive hue transitions
season (especially in blue and white). We love the fun details of this top: a ruffle trim bell sleeve and a cascade of buttons down the back.
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by Steve Gamel
ole Hedlund was arguably the best kicker in Argyle High School football history. Beginning next
fall, local fans may be seeing more of him. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported
last month that Hedlund has transferred to the University of North Texas for his final season of eligibility. He had signed with Arkansas out of high school, but will
now be back near his hometown as a graduate assistant.
Incidentally, Hedlund is the son of UNT women’s soccer coach John Hedlund.
The move is seen as a win-win for both
parties. UNT is coming off back-to-back bowl games under second-year coach
Seth Littrell and just so happens to need a kicker now that senior Trevor Moore is
graduating. Moore was a second-team AllConference USA selection last season and was a perfect 154-for-154 on PATs during his career.
For Hedlund, returning back to his roots
creates a golden opportunity to revitalize a budding career that fell on hard times this past season.
Hedlund missed field goals of 20 and 23 yards in a September 9 loss to TCU and never kicked again for the Razorbacks.
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coach Bret Bielema told the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of the second miss at the
time. “So we definitely got to find the other option in that regards because we’re not going to
go down that road
again. That one we’ll move forward on.” It was a shocking turn of events considering Hedlund’s
college career started off
fairly solid. In
three seasons, he connected
on 14 of his 24
field goal attempts
and scored 85 points
as a sophomore. As a redshirt freshman in
2015, he connected on
all 58 of his field goals. He
was 5-for-7 on field goals in 2016 and hit all 25 of his extra points.
Many are hoping he can regain his form
from high school, where
he was regarded as a near-lock on
every attempt. As Argyle’s kicker,
Hedlund booted 56 career field goals to set a national record. He kicked 25 field goals as a
sophomore, also a record. He was a Parade All-
American and All-USA first-team selection by
USA Today and helped lead the Eagles to the Class 3A Division II
state title in 2013. The Eagles
were a perfect
16-0 that year, and Hedlund
from a variety
of Football Bowl
Subdivision programs. Hawgs247.com also reported
that Hedlund is one of two
scholarship athletes leaving
the Razorback program. He is joined by offensive lineman
Zach Rogers, who also only has one year of eligibility
remaining. Rogers is stepping away from the sport entirely.
The Razorbacks host UNT next season on September 15.
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