Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1980

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1980 — The Clemmons Jaycees held the annual awards banquet. Winners included Randall Essick, who was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Jim Etchison who won the Citizen’s Appreciation Award and Steve Wilson who was the winner of two Jaycee awards which included an award for his recruiting efforts and shared the Faith In God award with Barry Frye.

Lyle and Marjorie Connover opened The Carpet Shed on Lewisville-Clemmons Road in the building the Design Emporium formerly occupied.

Catherine S. Brown, of Lewisville and chief of the speech and audiology unit at John C. Whitaker Regional Rehabilitation Center at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, was granted a Ph.D. in speech pathology by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Jo Mackintosh and Samie Park were million-dollar saleswomen (in one year) for Clemmons Century 21 Real Estate Company.

Brian Burleigh received the MVP award for football at the West Forsyth High School fall athletic banquet.

Jimmy Ray McKoin, son of Mrs. Donna H. McKoin of Clemmons, enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was a 1978 graduate of West Forsyth High School.

Ruth Rash, leader of the Clemmons 4-H Club, was awarded the Diamond 4-H Clover Award on recognition of 20 years of 4-H leadership in Forsyth County.

New lawyer in town Warren Kasper opened his law practice in Clemmons adjacent to Dr. Paul Nifong’s office on US 158.

Thrifti-Mart supermarket opened its doors in the Clemmons Village Shopping Center with a grand opening.

Catherine Jolene Brown, of Clemmons, was named to the dean’s list at N.C. Wesleyan College for the fall term.

Pam Snyder, a senior at Salem College was named among 91 students who earned the honor of being on the dean’s list for the fall semester.

The Lady Titans basketball team at West Forsyth their last two conference contests against Parkland and Grimsley.

Karin Snyder, of Lewisville and a second-grader at Lewisville Elementary School, won first place in North Carolina for the Career Guidance Poster contest. Her poster was entitled, “Follow the Signs to be a Teacher.”