Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1966

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Couriering the area this week in 1966 — A number of play-off games in the Southwest Forsyth Little League were played. The Jonestown Cubs were major division winners and received the Southwest Forsyth Little League trophy.

The senior class at West Forsyth High School selected “Tom Jones” for its class play for the coming school year.

The Clemmons Lions Club, which had been organized for less than a year, was planning a major project to raise funds to help the blind and visually handicapped.

The regular membership meeting of the Clemmons Jaycees was held and presided over by Jaycees president, Tom Roberts.

Miss Diane Hendrix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hendrix of Clemmons, was elected president of the North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute.

Ernest K. Whitener III, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Whitener, Jr. of Clemmons and  a member of the Civil Air Patrol, was selected to attend the 1966 Jet Orientation Course conducted by the Air Defense Command at Perrin Air Force Base, Texas, for Civil Air Patrol.

Airman Larry N. Kimel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell S. Kimel of Clemmons, was assigned to Adair Air Force Station, Oregon, after completing Air Force basic training.

Major Raymond C. Baskin, of Clemmons, was the chief navigator of the 156th Military Airlift Squadron based in Charlotte.

John Penland, of Clemmons and an active worker in the Clemmons Jaycees, was in Detroit, Michigan campaigning for Bill Suttle. Suttle was running for national president of the Jaycees and Penland was one of his campaign managers.

The T. E. L. Sunday School Class of Clemmons First Baptist Church held their annual picnic at the R. D. Boyer Cottage at High Rock Lake. Nine members and six guests enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing as well as delicious food.

Kenny Scales, 18 and son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Scales of Lewisville, received the Eagle Scout Award at the worship service at Lewisville Methodist Church. Kenny is a member of Troop 752 and is sponsored by the Lewisville Civic Club.

Girl Scouts of Senior Troop Number 178 had a successful doughnut selling campaign. This was their annual fund-raising project so they could go to the beach.