Couriering Clemmons — this week in 1981

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1981 — 40 years ago: The bill allowing Clemmons to hold a referendum on incorporation was introduced last week on the floor of the state House last week by Rep. Ted Kaplan. The bill was not quite the same document the Clemmons Community Development Council drew up over the summer after Kaplan’s addition of a clause restricting the proposed village’s municipal power outside it’s boundaries.

Mrs. Eliza Eccles of Lasater Lake celebrated her 95th birthday last week. She received a beautiful birthday cake and many cards from her family and friends. Helping her celebrate were her son, Dallas, and his wife, Ruth Eccles, their son Dallas Jr.; and Miss Francis Eccles, daughter of Mrs. Eliza Eccles, all of Clemmons, and Mrs. Eccles’ daughter, Mrs. Amanda Wharton, of Winston-Salem.

Cub Pack 731 held its monthly meeting recently at Clemmons United Methodist Church. Several awards were presented, including three Webelo activity badges to Thomas Reebel for competence as a Cub artist, aquanaut and athlete. Steven Griffin was advanced to the Webelos den. Dickie Liles, Ken Ferguson and Chip Stovall achieved the rank of Bear. Keith Bailey, Ben Plitt and Wes Grubbs advanced to Wolf. Taylor Addington received his Bobcat badge.

Anna Leigh Sipe celebrated her third birthday at Mayberry’s in Winston-Salem. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Rickey L. Sipe of Lewisville. Among the guests attending were her brother, John, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tom Trivette of Lewisville; aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jones of Lewisville and aunt, Jill Sipe of Conover.

Ten students from Clemmons were among the 120 junior and senior high school students who were selected to receive the top rated Gold Key Awards in the 1981 Scholastic Art Awards Program. The students winning Gold Key Awards were Mark Brydes, Beth Doyle, Ricky Finklea, Suzanne Graves, Todd Transou and Mark Turner, all of West Forsyth High School; Carol Hewitt, David Lennox, David Moffitt, and Lachelle Via, all of Southwest Junior High School. Lewisville students who received Gold Key Awards were Lance Crowe, Blair Culbertson, David Dew, Dana Gottlie, Mary Louise Joyce, Jessica Nugent and Steve Omli, all of Forsyth Country Day School.

Last Friday ended the visit of a delightful houseguest of Ernie and Bobbie Sapp and their children Kelly and Shannon of Lasater Lake Road. They had Venito Artiano, 11, of Costa Rica in Central America, staying with them for the past month.  Venito’s father, Venito Sr. and Ernie Sapp were former classmates at N. C. State University.