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Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1997

Couriering the area this week in 1997 – Jan Eric Strohl, of Clemmons, joined Bowman Gray/Baptist Hospital Medical Center as marketing manager for the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.

Andrea Lehrer, a junior at West Forsyth High School, traveled to Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program. Lehrer is the daughter of Robert and Lynne Lehrer of Clemmons and was the first student from West Forsyth to attend the Presidential classroom.

Jeffrey Casimir Matuszak, of Clemmons, was named to the dean’s list at the University of South Carolina for the fall semester. He is the son of Casimir J. Matuazak.

Joseph Matamoros, as senior at Forsyth Country Day School, was designated a finalist in competition for the Presidential Scholarship at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the finalist for the Caldwell Merit Scholarship program at North Carolina State University and a semi-finalist for the Park Scholarship to N.C. State. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Matamoros of Advance.

Appalachian State University graduate Joseph Dickson, of Lewisville, was appointed to the university’s alumni council.

Jenifer Moore Gibson, daughter of Bill and Dorothy Moore of Lewisville and a 1990 graduate of West Forsyth High School, accepted a position as an instructor/teacher in the Medical Assistant Program at Central Piedmont College in Charlotte.

The new Elders ordination and installation service was held at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. Those installed included Mac Criso. J. D. Rooney, Carole Kausch, Paul Welty and Youth Elder, Jennifer Ring.

Clemmons resident Don Cardwell was named to the inaugural class of the Greater Winston-Salem Professional Baseball Hall of Fame. Cardwell was a veteran of 14 seasons in the major leagues. His career was with five different teams including the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. His impressive resumé includes pitching in the 1969 World Series for the world champion Mets and hurling a no-hitter for the Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15, 1960. His career record was 102 wins, 138 losses and a 3.92 earned run average.

The Clemmons business community was preparing to become larger, as a Raleigh developer announced plans to build a Holiday Inn Express in Clemmons.