Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1969

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Couriering this area this week in 1969 — Mrs. Francis McMordie, of Lewisville, was the proud possessor of three ribbons from the state fair, two blues and a white. One blue was for a very pretty quilt done in a new red cross-stitch pattern and the other blue was for a crocheted baby sacque set in baby pink.

The first meeting of the newly organized Clemmons V.F.W. Post 9010 chapter was held at the Village Restaurant in Clemmons. Officers elected for the new chapter was headed by William M. “Robbie” Roberson as commander. Other elected were B.G “Bill” Hauser, quartermaster; Jack Spry, vice commander; A.J. “Jack” Pryor, junior vice commander: Willie W. Gabard, chaplain.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Phillips of Clemmons, recently visited the state-owned Ringling Museums while vacationing on Florida’s lower west coast.

Several couples from the area spent last week fishing at Hatteras. Among those bringing boxes of large whiting and trout home were Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Goforth, and Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Cook, all of Clemmons.

Airman William N. Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Galloway of Clemmons, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force in Texas. He was assigned to Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi for training in the administrative field. Airman Galloway was a graduate of West Forsyth High School.

The Hi-Noon Bridge Club met Monday at the home of Mrs. Francis McMordie of Shallowford Road. The house was decorated with seasonal flowers. Two tables of bridge were in play and Mrs. Clark Taylor won the high score prize. Lemon meringue cups and coffee were served.

William J. Conrad Sr. of Conrad Road attended homecoming exercises held last Saturday at Appalachian State University in Boone and watched the Appalachian/Carson-Newman football game at Conrad Stadium. Conrad, a philanthropist,  gave funds for the construction of the stadium.