Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1995

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1995 — The Lewisville Town Council’s regular meeting dealt with a proposed budget that included a suggested tax increase to 7.5 cents.

The West Forsyth students were preparing to vote for student council officers. Candidates for president were juniors Drew Hill, Jake Lee and Tommy Woods. Vice-president candidates were sophomores Amy Claasen and Alex Noel. Junior candidates were Zach George and Jan Shepherd. Junior Milly Messick and sophomore Sara Tussey were running for the office of secretary/treasurer.

Two Lewisville residents received awards for their outstanding volunteer service in Forsyth County — Gail Bailey and Candy Morris.

Attorney Dan Womble, of Clemmons, was named Small Business of the Year by the West Area Council of the Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Helena Gerhardt, daughter of Don and Lois Gerhardt of Clemmons, was the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County’s winner in the North Carolina Writing Awards Program. She was a junior at West Forsyth.

Plans were in the works for Q-Lube, an oil change and lubricating specialty station to be built on Lewisville-Clemmons Road.

Robbin Dorrier, of Clemmons and a primary reading teacher at Southwest Elementary School, was featured in this week’s Courier for her quilt making.

West Forsyth High School algebra teacher Annette Crews was named one of four finalists for the 1995 Teacher of the Year for Forsyth County and the Central Carolina Bank Gold Star award for excellence in teaching.

The Lewisville Town Square decided to recognize those who had made contributions to the project by making available bricks with the donors’ names to be placed on the walkways and cornerstones in the square.

The sidewalk survey of the week question was, “Are Teenagers Drinking Alcohol Less?” Four surveyors responded with yes and the other two were uncertain.

A budget of $556,302 was passed by the Clemmons Fire Department’s Board of Directors. The budget increased included costs to cover the 41% increase in the department’s health insurance and benefits on supplemental pensions for volunteers as well as the career fireman.

State Senator Betsy Cochrane, representative from Davie County, received the 1995 Legislator of the Year award from the North Carolina Association for Home Care.

Julia Denise Murray, a senior at West Forsyth High School, was awarded two scholarships to Brevard College.