Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1999

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1999 — 22 years ago:

When Clemmons resident Frank Petto was asked by the Knights of Columbus to get involved with the Special Olympics, he admits that he had little knowledge of what Special Olympics was and exactly what he would be doing. He learned fast. Petto served as chairman of the Clemmons Special Olympics Committee, a position that required him to organize nearly every aspect of the visit of 30 delegates from the coast from Macau, a small country off the coast of China, to Clemmons. That challenge included finding housing for all the athletes, taking them to practices, covering their financial and medical needs, providing opportunities for cultural exchange and showing some Southern hospitality.

Kathryn Lyons, a student at Southwest Elementary School, recently led the Winston-Salem girls AAU basketball team to a third-place finish at the National Invitational tournament in Orlando, Florida. The Stealers whipped the Gaston Sharks in the first round and then upset the top-seeded Kentucky Angels in round two. In that game, Lyons, LaShaundra Pratt and Katrice Teal combined for 17 points to rally the Stealers.

Nicholas Pulliam and Christopher Tully were recently honored as 1998-99 Pop Warner All-American Scholars. Pulliam and Tully both play for the Lewisville Titan in the Northwest Midget Football League. They were two of only seven NWMFL competitors to receive the first team award.

Liz Hill, daughter of Ken and Sherri Hill of Lewisville, and Dustin Lampkin, son of Jerry and Linda Lampkin of Clemmons, are recent graduates of the Oak Hill Military Academy “Cadre Training”program. Cadets Hill and Lampkin received instruction in leadership, counseling techniques, drill and ceremonies, personnel inspection procedures, weapons safety, physical training and effective study skills. The classes prepare both cadets to serve as non-commissioned officers in the academy’s cadet leadership program.

Fifteen former classmates got together recently for the 46th reunion of the Clemmons High School Class of 1953. The event was at Sagebrush Steakhouse in Clemmons and special guests were two former teachers, Wyonna Butler and Katie Felton and her husband, Donnie. Joanne Moody Wiles won the prize for the person who traveled the longest distance to attend. She came from California. Norma Woosley Shelton won for having the most children and grandchildren. Donnie Felton won a prize for having his birthday that day.

Diane B. Cummings of Clemmons, and Douglas G. Daniel of Lewisville, have been elected vice presidents of Wachovia Operational Services Corporation in Winston-Salem. Cummings is the manager of the Y2K project office, and Daniel is an application manager in the Information Services Office.