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Book Donations Needed
Denton ISD campuses are accepting donations for their annual Book Cents fundraiser. New or used books or CD’s can be dropped off at any district campus during regular school hours through March 12. The Book Cents sale is scheduled for March 25-27 at the Denton Civic Center, with proceeds going to school libraries, the Denton Community Council of Parent Teacher Associations and the Denton Public School Foundation.

Expo will Showcase Summer Activities
It’s not too early to begin planning fun and enriching activities for your child’s summer vacation. Blanton Elementary PTA and The Cross Timbers Gazette invite parents and children to attend a free Summer Camp and Activity Expo on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10:00am until 3:00pm, at the school, located at 9501 Stacee Lane in Lantana. Over 30 exhibitors from around the state will be on hand to answer parents’ questions. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a Kid’s Adventure Guide to take home and continue their summer planning. The first 100 children to come by the Hard Hats for Little Heads booth will receive a free helmet. Call 214-578-3594 for more information.

Police Offer Accident Reports Online
The Argyle Police Department has entered into an agreement with PoliceReports.us to implement a new online service for obtaining copies of accident reports. Accident reports generated on or after Nov. 1, 2009 can be accessed at http://argylepdtx.policereports.us/. For questions about the service, contact the Argyle Police Department at 940-464-7254.

Fundraiser to Benefit Abused Children
Sports celebrities, local chefs and area leaders will come together to raise money for abused children during the first annual Champions for Children gala on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County. The event will feature a “tasting stroll” with food from The Grotto, Tierney’s Café, the Anatole Hotel and other restaurants, a live and silent auction and live music and dancing. Visit www.cacdc.org or call 972-317-2818 x244.

Women’s Club Offers Scholarship
The Double Oak Women’s Club is accepting applications for a $500 scholarship from Marcus and Guyer High School seniors residing in Double Oak. The application deadline is April 16, 2010. Applications are available at the Marcus and Guyer High School counselors’ office and town hall. For more information, call Diane Patrick at 817-430-4444 or dpatrick10@tx.rr.com.

Dick Morris to Headline County GOP Event
The nationally known author, conservative commentator and preeminent political strategist will be the keynote speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s upcoming Lincoln-Reagan dinner on February 27 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel. Master of Ceremonies Mark Davis from WBAP radio will conduct an on-stage interview with Morris following his remarks. The event will also include a live and silent auction. Tickets are available online at www.dentongop.org or by calling 940-321-2671.

An Inside Look at Law Enforcement
Get hands-on experience with all aspects of police work at the Flower Mound Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy this spring. The free, 11-week course for Flower Mound residents will explore the inner workings of the police department, including recruitment, training, narcotics, firearms, K-9, SWAT, patrol, investigation, and traffic divisions. Classes will meet beginning March 4 at the Police Department, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane. Applications are available online at www.flower-mound.com.

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