Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1973

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Couriering the area this week in 1973 — The community of Lewisville took the first steps to becoming a local planning council as residents met at the Lewisville Methodist Church.

The Clemmons Emergency First Aid Squad officially went into operation the beginning of September according to Jack Cumby, one of the captains of the unit.

Douglas Boyer was elected as chairman of the Clemmons Precinct of the Republican party at the biennial organizational meeting held at Clemmons Elementary School.

McLean Trucking announced that it has purchased 40 acres of land in Davie County for the purpose of building a new general office facility.

Four area residents were honored for high honor grades at Forsyth Tech – John Gray Holder, Terry Robert Davidson, Carol H. Capps and Joan C. Poteat.

Members of the Clemmons Extension Homemakers Club presented Mrs. Henly Ogburn with a pink and white decorated birthday cake on her 84th birthday. The cake, decorated in the form of a doll, was made by Mrs. Wilma Stilly of Clemmons.

Bunnies provided a new attraction at the Dixie Classic Fair for the six-day showing. They were provided by the Central Carolina Rabbit Breeders Association.

Clemmons’ only art gallery, Le Monde Gallery, officially opened its doors. It was the only art gallery in the area that featured only original works by known artists.

Betty Timmerman, of Clemmons, opened a one-woman art exhibit at Hillhaven Convalescent Center.

The Clemmons Cowboy Bantam football team fought a heavily favored Demon squad to a 6-6 tie and then won the post game tie play off. Sparked by Bill Corey, David Powell, Randy Sell, Keith Mackie, Mark Lane and Jeff Raisig, the Cowboy defense was able to repeatedly outmuscle the Demons at the line of scrimmage.

The Titans of West Forsyth High School lost their season opener to the Reynolds’s Demons with a score of 12-6.

Dan E. Spaugh, of Clemmons, was a member of the cast for “Fiddler of the Roof” which was produced by the Theatre of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Steele, of Clemmons, visited Knoxville, Tennessee, and also the Forbidden Caverns, near the Great Smoky Mountains.

Area Avon representatives received service award plates. Those receiving awards were Mrs. Eula Norton, Mrs. Nancy Patterson, Mrs. Mozelle Joyner, Mrs. Mertie Skeen, Mrs. Lynda Anderson, Mrs. Barbara Tutterow and Mrs. Marie Cumbie.