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Couriering Clemmons — This week in 2001

Couriering this area this week in 2001 — 20 years ago: 

Twila Whitney of Clemmons was a winner in the Bi-Lo Vacation-A-Day Giveaway that ran May 9 through July 31.  Whitney and her family will receive four U.S. Airways tickets for the destination of their choice in the United States or Canada, plus $2,000 spending money. Customers were automatically entered in the giveaway each time they shopped with their Bonuscard.

The newly formed Lewisville Kiwanis Club will be washing cars Sept. 22 in front of Doomy’s Pizza and Lewisville Hardware. Kiwanis is an international organization and recently chartered in Lewisville. Officers include Matt Fox, secretary; Jeff Nichols, president-elect; John Byrd, board member; Kevin Huff, president; and Jeremy Willard, treasurer.

The feathers were flying at Marvin Ward Elementary last week as five birds of prey came calling. The birds, accompanied by Tom Rouse of the Carolina Raptor Center, were on display in the gym, and fourth graders had a chance to learn more about the large birds and why it is important that they be protected. Rouse brought along a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, a barred owl, a screech owl and a falcon.

The 1943 graduating class of Clemmons High School held its 58th reunion in Sept. 12 at Sagebrush Restaurant in Clemmons. Attending were 28 people including 18 class members with spouses and guests. Special guests were former teacher J. Dodd Linker and his wife. Bernice Pegram Doty conducted the meeting, assisted by Sue Cook Vogler. Fay Holder Gearrwen played several songs on a dulcimer she and her husband had made.

Last Friday night, West Forsyth surrendered a 57-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of play to suffer a stunning 21-16 defeat to previously-winless North Forsyth. Coming on the heels of a 28-27 loss to Glenn two weeks ago, frustrated head coach Russell Stone was left scratching his head, wondering what it’s going to take to put West in the win column.

A former West Forsyth graduate is making some beautiful music and doing it in some pretty impressive places. Dennis White is now the director of the Montana Mandolin Society, and earlier this month the group performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on Capitol Hill and also made a stop at the White House.