Couriering Clemmons — Looking back to events from 1966

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2018

Couriering the area this week in 1966. Susan Dean Dyson earned a 1966-67 Good Citizen of the Colonel Joseph Winston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dyson is a rising senior at West Forsyth High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John William Collins of Clemmons.

The Clemmons Lions Club held their first Clemmons Horse Show at the B Bar B Ranch in Clemmons. This was to be an annual event.

Scott Rice, son of Mrs. Mary B. Rice of Clemmons, graduated from the high school division of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He was one of six viola majors.

Claude A. McGee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. McGee of Clemmons, was promoted to Lieutenant Commander at Lake Charles, LA, where he was a commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Training Center.

Marine Lance Corporal Russell E. Varner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett H. Varner of Pfafftown, was wounded in action in South Vietnam. He attended Southwest High School before entering the Marine Corp in February 1964.

Concord Methodist Church of Lewisville was presented with a certificate at the Western North Carolina Conference stating that it is the oldest Church in continuous service in the Winston-Salem district. The Church was founded in 1781.

The Clemmons Letter Shop opened offices in the Clemmons Village Shopping Center. They also sponsored a team in the Southwest Little League.

The junior and senior classes at West Forsyth elected their officers for the next school year. Officers for the junior class were: Emily Hire, president; Linda Moser, secretary and Diane Boner, treasurer. For the senior officers were: John Whitener, president; Terry James, secretary and Sandy Melton, treasurer.

Judith Anne Dean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Milton Dean of Winston-Salem and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Gordon of Clemmons, left on a trip to New York to join the Mary Washington College Summer School in Spain group.

Heffner’s Land of Food was preparing to open in Clemmons by owner Oren J. Heffner. This was his seventh super market opening in the area.

Edwin W. Hauser, of Lewisville, received a master’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.

Dennis E. Brewer, of Clemmons, received the republican nomination for Forsyth County Commissioner in the primary.

Members of the Clemmons Baptist Church kindergarten class were: William Bunch, Geoffrey Gobble, Jay Cumby, Brenda Beck, Bobby Johnson, John Sexton, David Brownlow, Robin Sears, Steve Peddycord, Vicki Hutchins, Robin Stinson, Dana Hendrix, Vicki Winslow, Donna Eaton, Tommy Baskin, Chris Jones, Carol Haas, Susan Hockaday, Jennifer Cook, Dennis Beauchamp, Adam Wilson, Christie Smith, Lee Frye, Craig Binkley, Johnny Thompson, Tommy Bowers, Chris Collins and Michael Cunningham. Mrs. Watkins and Mrs, Williams were the teachers.