Couriering Clemmons: This week in 1991

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 18, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1991 — 30 years ago:

Retired Judge Abner Alexander did the honors last week for the swearing in ceremony of Lewisville’s first elected mayor and council.  Alexander administered the oath of office to Hank Chilton, mayor and then to five of six council members, Lyn Thrower, Marcia Enns, Jane Welch, Ken Sadler and David McKee. Councilman Dan Jennings was unable to be there, as he was hospitalized in Charlotte. Also taking the oath of office was Janet H. Wrights, town clerk.

Several local students completed their degree requirements during the summer session at UNC-Greensboro. The students were invited back to participate in the school’s 100th commencement exercises on May 17, 1992. From Clemmons, John S. Thomasson earned a master of education degree; Judson G. Rush, received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Veronica L. Arrington, magna cum laude, earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. From Lewisville, Gail Susan B. Ruthfield earned a bachelor’s degree in leisure studies and Beverly A. Lancaster received a master of education in administration.

Diane McGee demonstrated making tabletop Christmas trees from chicken wire and boxwood for the Clemmons Garden Club last Thursday. After completing the tree, she decorated it with fresh cranberries and tiny electric lights. Clemmons Club was presented a certificate designating it as an honor club for 1991 by reason earning the required number of points on the state rating sheet. The club meeting was held in the home of Mrs. Howard Jordan with co-hostesses Mrs. Roy Salmon and Mrs. Charles Ward.

Wow! That’s the only word that even comes close to describing West Forsyth’s 20-17 overtime win over East Mecklenburg in last Friday’s opening round of the state football playoffs. After dueling through four regulation quarters (three of which were dominated by the Titans) and two overtime series, West’s post season future was ultimately decided by one play — a two-yard power plunge by Alphonso Hairston. The score gave the Titans a three-point victory and advanced them into a second round matchup against Asheville.

Some of the area’s best student artists have their works on display this week, as part of a competition sponsored by the Clemmons Arts Council. Art teachers from West, Kennedy, Southwest and Clemmons Elementary schools selected 10 to 15 of their best students for the show and the Arts Council awarded first-, second- and third-place prizes, according to Janet Banzof of the Arts Council. The first-place winners were Charlotte Beckner, a kindergartner at Clemmons; Daniel Vonseggaen, an 11th grader at West, Drew Yarborough, eighth grader at Kennedy; and Megan Rhodes, a second grader at Southwest.