Couriering Clemmons: This week in 1971

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1971 — 50 years ago:

In spite of the rains last Sunday and a few minor mishaps, the running of the second annual Lewisville Orange Crate Derby in Carroll Estates provided a successfully exciting afternoon of enjoyable competition for boys and spectators as well. Some 26 young boys, their parents and friends were on hand to watch as Greg Knouse, 7, the youngest driver in the race, took the first place honors. Greg is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Knouse of Lewisville.

Mr. and Mrs. S.L Furches, of Clemmons Road, spent Sunday with daughter and son-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Rumley of Reynolds Drive. The four enjoyed a drive through Stokes County, viewing the new Duke Power Company lake at Belews Creek.

Lynn Clowers, who is moving to Virginia this summer, was honored at a going-away party last Friday night by Gayle McKnight at her home on Keithgayle Drive. Others attending were Kathy Gordon, Jan Phelps, Martha Vance, Pam Todd, Carol Myers and Barbara Roediger. The girls went to a movie then to Mayberry Ice Cream Shoppe for ice cream and hamburgers.

The Titan baseball team needed only one more win this week at press time to take the Central 4-A Group II conference baseball title after last week’s victories. On Tuesday, the Titans rallied to an 10-1 win over Atkins as Rick Fulton led the way for West’s victory.  Fulton allowed the Camels only three hits, while striking out 11 and got three hits for himself. Chris Plemmons had three hits, two singles and a double and Jay Cline added two more, both singles to head West’s attack.

Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Whitehead III, of Lewisville-Clemmons Road, announced the birth of a son, Michael David, on April 30 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Mr. Whitehead informed the neighbors of the new arrival by tying a bright blue bow of ribbon on the front yard lamp post. The Whiteheads also have a daughter, Lori, 4.

Two students from West Forsyth High School, in addition to Susan Dickerson, who was mentioned in last week’s Courier, were among some 160 girls from across the state honored at a banquet when an estimated 3,000 girls attended the state convention of the N.C. Future Homemakers of America in Raleigh recently. The girls, Becky Thomas and Pam Sidden, were awarded state degrees for FHA achievements. Pam is vice president of the West chapter and Becky is chairman of the chapter’s degree committee.

The Clemmons Extension Homemakers Club met with Mrs. Max Bingham at her home on Dock Davis Road. Mrs. John Phelps was associate hostess. Blueberry-cream cheese pie was served to the 21 ladies present. Mrs. J. Kermit Essex was welcomed as a new member. Mrs. Fred Bingham and Mrs. Cashion, mother of Mrs. J. Frank Cook, were visitors.