Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1969

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1969 — Commander George A. Church, commanding officer of the destroyer USS Hull, was cited for meritorious service by both the president of the United States and the government of the Republic of Vietnam.

Pfc. Ronald M. Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller Harper of Clemmons, was assigned to duty in South Vietnam.

SP/4 Clarence James, son of Mr. and Mrs. William James of Clemmons, was home on leave to see his parents and brother Richard. He graduated from West Forsyth High School in 1966.

SP/4 Richard James, son of Mr. and Mrs. William James of Clemmons, was spending a few weeks at home with his parents before leaving for Vietnam.

The Winston-Salem Engineers Club gave awards in excellence in technical papers by junior high and senior high school students. Three Southwest students received awards — Reggie Combs, Pat Elsworth and Mark Potove.

Douglas F. Sheek, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gray Sheek, of Advance, made the dean’s list at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C.

Kyle Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buchanan of Clemmons, was the recipient of the Eagle Scout Award at an awards night program held at Clemmons United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Roderick Jordan, of Clemmons, returned from Raleigh where she completed a course of training preparing her for the position of Welcome Wagon hostess.

George M. Reed Jr., of Clemmons was promoted by the North Carolina National Bank to assistant vice-president. He was a graduate of Clemmons High School and Appalachian State University.

The L.A. Reynolds Company received a safety award in Washington, D.C., at the convention of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Staff. Sgt. Lawrence K. (Rick) Hartman was promoted in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from West Forsyth High School in 1966 and entered the Air Force in June 1966.

Linda Gray Doub, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Doub of Lewisville, was one of 48 students invited by the Faculty Scholarship Committee of the University of North Carolina to come to the University for interviews in the competition for certain of the University’s distinguished scholarships.

The FAA at West Forsyth High School won first place in the annual land-judging contest. The top individual score was made by Wade Beaughamp. Other members of the winning team were Ronnie Spach, Bobby Groseclose and Van Williams.

Robert Fulton of the West Forsyth High received an honorable mention on the All-Northwest Basketball team.