Couriering the area — What was happening in 1969

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

Couriering the area this week in 1969 — Honorary mayor of Clemmons, a project sponsored by the Clemmons Jaycees, was completed with Plato Brewer being elected.

Tommy Roger Anthony, of the Northwestern Bank in Clemmons, was one of 54 bankers who were awarded certificates at Chapel Hill in the Mid-Management division of the Carolina School of Banking.

Ronald R. Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alexander of Clemmons, was promoted to sergeant in the United States Air Force.

The Rev. and Mrs. Robert Allen Lobst, of the New Philadelphia Moravian Church, was planning to serve two months in the Honduras mission field in Central America.

The Explorer Scouts, Troop 736 of Clemmons, took a 16-mile trip down the Yadkin River on inner tubes. The group included David Cook, Leon Cook, Ken Roberts, Mike Sparrow, Alan Bishop and Tom Brown, adviser.

Airman David L. Binkley, USN, son of of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Binkley and husband of the former Myra Stutts of Clemmons, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga that was en route to the Mediterranean.

Electrician’s Mate Second Class William R. Conrad, USN, son of Mary S. Conrad of Lewisville, took part in decommissioning ceremonies aboard the destroyer USS Waller in Newport, Rhode Island.

Marine Lance Corporal William L. Edwards, son of Gertrude B. Edwards of Clemmons, was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon while serving with the First Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division in Vietnam.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hicks moved from Winston-Salem to Clemmons. Mr. Hicks was employed at R. J. Reynolds and Mrs. Hicks worked part time at Baptist Hospital. They have two sons.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Livengood and children, Scott and Cynthia of Clemmons, vacationed in New York and Washington, D.C., for several days.

Charles Ellis Garner, son of Mrs. Josephine M. Gibbons of Lewisville, served in the U.S. Navy.

Spec. 5 Daniel Black, of Lewisville, completed a year’s tour of duty in Vietnam. He reported to Fort Bragg after a 30-day leave.

Members of the 1969 SWFLL Clemmons Phillies were Gary Lyons, David Norman, Greg Roberts, Andre Wilson, Joey Lawrence, Mark Cheek, Dean Flenniken, Charles Monroe, Kevin Binkley, Tom Norman, Doug Rights, Lloyd Whitley, Steve Rothrock, Mark Smith and Keith Mackie. The manager was Tom Roberts and coach was J. G. Smith.