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Couriering Clemmons — this week in 1981

Couriering this area this week in 1981 — 40 years ago

Tony Hutchins was honored last week at his home in Advance with a birthday party, given by his wife and children, Tammy, Michael, Greg and Crystal. Other guests were John Wayne and Vivian Binkley and their sons Adam and Scott, of Clemmons.

Keith Mackie has joined Bouvier-Cecil Associates, Inc., a full-service advertising agency headquartered in Greensboro, as assistant art director. A Clemmons native, Keith was a 1980 graduate of Western Carolina with his B.F.A. in graphic design.  Keith was also a 1976 graduate of West Forsyth High School.

Mrs. Louise Stimpson of Winston-salem was hostess for the Clemmons Garden Club last week. Mrs. Lena Snyder was co-hostess and Mrs. Sara Williams was a guest at the meeting. Mrs. Just Lovette, a member of the club, showed many slides from her native Australia.

The past year in Troop 736 has passed with memories of campfires, merit badges, swimming, pitching tents, knot-tying and hundreds of other activities. In the midst of scout activities, a young man emerged to be chosen Scout of the Year. Jonathan Bishop, of Clemmons, was honored with the scouting award at Clemmons Civic Club at a Valentine’s Eve awards banquet.  Jonathan, 13, is a Star Scout in rank and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Bishop, of Clemmons.

The Clemmons Senior Citizens Club met last week at the VFW Post on Hampton Road, with president Mrs. Emma Lee Furches, presiding. Sixty-two members and 15 visitors, including Mr. Gene Smit and his wife, were present.

The Lewisville Extension Homemakers met in February with Miss Alma Wilson. Fifteen ladies enjoyed the fellowship, a Valentine’s “strawberry poundcake” and the program “Exercise for Longer Life.” New office for 1981 are president, Mrs Margaret Barkley, vice-president Mrs. Louise Reynolds, treasurer, Mrs Blanche Williams and secretary, Mrs. Francis Moser.

Girls’ basketball at West Forsyth went from one extreme to another last week as the Lady Titans played perhaps their best game of the season, defeating second-ranked Kannapolis Brown on Tuesday, only to lose a heartbreaker in triple overtime to Dudley on Friday. “It’s amazing how a team can play so well one night then just not have anything together at the next game” said Coach Nanci Hudspeth. “But beating Kannapolis was wonderful — it was like a gift.”