Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1986

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1986 — Kathryn Crosby unveiled plans for a $2 million benefit golf tournament to be held in June that was expected to attract more than 200 celebrities, governors and business leaders from across the country.

James Clevenger, a first-grader at Clemmons Elementary School and the son of Jerry and Nancy Clevenger of Clemmons, was the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) winner.

Two sets of twins — Linda and Julie Wood and Cliff and Ray Hunt — were a featured story in the Courier.

Kathryn H. Beaty, a Clemmons resident, was elected systems officer in the Information Processing Group of Wachovia Bank and Trust.

Lewisville Elementary School installed $4,000 worth of new playground equipment.

The new West Forsyth High School gymnasium was named the Harold E. Simpson gym in honor of a former educator and principal.

Elaine Boyer, of Clemmons, was the Clemmons Courier’s “Cook of the Week.” Some of her recipes included — fruit salad, hamburger stroganoff, spiced stewed okra, easy biscuits and chocolate cheesecake.

Brad Casstevens, nine-year-old son of George and Patty Casstevens, earned his Cub Scout God and Family award at Mr. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Gene Gearren, member of Clemmons First Baptist Church, returned to his home after working as a bulldozer operator in Togo, Africa, for one month.

Kindergarten students at Clemmons Elementary School were excited about participating in a new computer program.

Swimmers at West Forsyth High School finished their season with a 3-1 record in a regular meet with Reynolds and Carver High Schools.

The Lady Titans dropped into a last place tie in the conference with Mt. Tabor as West stumbled to the Spartans 55-38 and were edged by Davie County 43-40.

The West Forsyth Titan boys’ varsity basketball team continued on the road to the conference title with victories over Davie County and Mt. Tabor.

West Forsyth wrestler, Robert Wall, took his quest for a state title one step further when he placed second in the sectionals at Ragsdale High School and qualified for Mideast Regionals.

The West Forsyth varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads, along with their parents, held a barbecue at the West cafeteria. They were raising money for cheerleading championship in Orlando, Florida. A goal of $10,000 had been set.

A split in two recent games left the Forsyth Country Day boys’ basketball team with a respectable 16-6 record but according to Fury coach Fletcher Gregory, not enough to qualify for the NCISAA state tournament.