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Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1989

Couriering this area this week in 1989 — 33 years ago: A special gathering at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Clemmons on March 6 was the Eagle presentation honoring Brian Arlt of Boy Scout Troop 736. Arlt, 17, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arlt of Clemmons, and a junior at West Forsyth High School.

G.R. Pace, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Pace, of Lewisville, was the spelling bee winner from Lewisville Elementary School.  Runner-up was Kelly Hagwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hagwood of Lewisville.

A proposed YMCA for Clemmons and Lewisville is off to a fast start, but there are many hurdles to cross. That was the message Brian Cormier, executive director of the Central YMCA, brought to the West Area Council last week. Still to be determined is the amount of financial support available. Cormier said about $2 million would be needed for construction.

Jerry Brooks has been hired as the Clemmons Fire Department’s first paid full-time fire chief. He has been serving as volunteer chief since 1978. Brooks and two other full-time career firefighters, Mike Poe and Jim March, were hired on March 14. They will assume their new jobs effective April 3. Brooks joined the volunteer fire department in 1972 and became chief in 1978. He served on an annual basis and was appointed each year by the board.

The physical education teacher, Teresa Nettles, at Clemmons Elementary was selected by her peers as Teacher of the Year.  Lewisville Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year for 1989 is Nancy Whitlatch, a first-grade teacher. Velma McCloud was selected by the faculty of West Forsyth High School as their Teacher of the Year. McCloud teaches 10th grade English and drama 1 at West. Southwest Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year is Deloris S. McConnell of Winston-Salem. She teaches second grade. Martha Ellen Watson has been named Teacher of the Year at Kennedy Middle School. She has taught art at Kennedy since 1984

The West Forsyth varsity baseball team got the 1989 season off on the right foot by downing Carver 4-2. During the game, the Titans took a 2-0 lead on a pair of singles by Gray Bovender and Scot McDaniel in the first inning of play. Titan righthander Mike Blizard then pitched shutout ball over the next five innings. But in the top of the sixth, a Carver hitter banged a two-run double to tie the game, West answered with a pair of runs in its half of the inning to take the lead for good.

Robert and Donna Sexton of Clemmons announced the birth of a daughter, Melissa Ann, at Forsyth Hospital. She has a sister, Stephanie, 3. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Jerry Wilson of Clemmons and paternal grandparents are Virginia and C.N. Sexton of Winston-Salem.