Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1981

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 20, 2018

Couriering the area this week in 1981 — Jack Higgins, of Clemmons, was named Fireman of the Year for Forsyth County by the Forsyth County Firemen’s Association.

The Clemmons Jaycettes hosted a Christmas party for the residents of Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home.

Several of the Concord United Methodist Church members, of Lewisville, were featured for the Courier’s Cooks of the Week segment. Those members included: Mrs. Louise Miller, Mrs. Hallie Craft, Mrs. Sadie Henning, Mrs. Margaret Harper, Mrs. Lucille Hill and Mrs. Flora Doub.

The Rev. Tom Womble retired as pastor of Clemmons Baptist Church after 25 years of service. The church congregation held a reception for he and his family at the Clemmons Civic Club.

West Forsyth High School won the Clean & Green award for being the cleanest and greenest campus in the county. This was the school’s first win and broke the monopoly of East Forsyth being the neatest campus in the school system.

The West Forsyth wrestling team brought their record to 3-0 by defeating Greensboro Smith and Reynolds. The Titans wrestled both their matches at home, defeating Smith 44-26 and Reynolds 39-25.

Members of the 1981 Titan Basketball team included: Craig Sparks, Darryl Giles, Talmadge Baldwin, Brian Dingess, Rodney Eller, Steve Hardister, Tim Cooksey, Anthony Oliver, James Davenport, Greg Hemric, Mark Collins, Kenneth Reid, Keith Powers, Jay Koontz and James Edrington.

Cathy Griffith, of Clemmons, won three medals in a McDonald’s Invitational swim meet held in Greensboro. About 20 teams participated. She is the daughter of Faith and Bill Cothren.

Cary Winston Morris, a fourth grader at Lewisville Elementary School, received the Faith in God award and the Cub rank of Bear award. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Morris of Lewisville.

The Edgar B. Furniture Plantation won the $250,000 bid for the Old Clemmons School and the surrounding 5.6 acres.