Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1974

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Couriering the area this week in 1974 — Retiring fire chief, Paul Jennings, handed over the reins of command of the Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department to assistant chief Walter L. Sowers.

Miss Margaret Gary Gidley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Gidley of Clemmons, was presented at the North Carolina Debutante Ball in Raleigh. Her father was her chief marshal. She was escorted by Jeff Ritz of Winston-Salem, and a student at Wake Forest University.

Mark Postove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Postove of Clemmons, was named a member of Phi Eta Sigma, at national honorary fraternity at Davidson College.

Mike Brock, of Clemmons, was named as the new manager of the Winn-Dixie store located in the Clemmons Village Shopping Center.

“Arts and Crafts” — a one-man show by Gene Hege — opened at the Lewisville Branch Library. The exhibit featured paintings, batik and pencil sketches made during his trip through Canada and Nova Scotia.

Michael Lee Mock, of Lewisville, began his first year of training at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of West Forsyth High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Mock, Jr. of Lewisville.

Two eight-year-olds in Clemmons, Chris Brown and Jonathan Bishop, spent Labor Day celebrating Christmas with a decorated tree, presents and even a Christmas party at Chris’ home.

On hand to help honor the 1974 North Carolina State Little League champions in Lewisville was 5th District Congressman Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell, a former Pittsburg Pirates pitcher. Each of the 13 members of the championship Southwest Little League Major All Star team and their coaches were presented with trophies and a District 2 Champions flag. Members of the championship team were David Shortt, Donny Russell, Eddie Matthews, Mike Caudle, Tommy Carper, Jeff Meadows, Dale Mathis, Doug Beary, Bobby McLeod, Dean Davis, Van Holder, Chris Mackie and Phil Bohn. The manager was Ed Matthews and coaches were Al Garrison and Lester Russell.

The Lewisville Civic Club acquired 1.5 acres on which to build a community center for Lewisville, according to J. O. Wilson, president of the Civic Club.

M. Sgt. Edward L. Hayes, son of Jim Hayes of Clemmons, received the Army Commendation Medal (Second Oak Leaf Cluster) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for achievement as project supervisor, Army Readiness Region VII Area Food Service School.