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Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1990

Couriering this area this week in 1990 — 31 years ago:

Six students at Southwest Elementary School will be keeping some pretty long hours this week, but none of them seem to be complaining. The six have been chosen to sing in the Piedmont Opera Theater’s upcoming performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s Fallstaff, which will be  at the Stevens Center. The six are Lauren Finch, Charlie Greenwood, Robert Melillo, Jeff Shaw and Kelly Yarnell, who are all 11 and Kathy Snow, who is 10.

Tommy and Michelle Phelps of Lewisville announced the birth of a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, at Forsyth Hospital. The baby weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Esther Marion of Lewisville and paternal grandparents are Tommy and Shirley Phelps also of Lewisville.

The Tanglewood Ladies Golf Association had its first 1990 tournament with a Bunny Hop match last week. Keta Strong and Diane Smith captured first with a combined score of 36. Second place went to Gail Burgess, Jean Stevens and Meg Webster with a tally of 38. Third-place winners included Becy Kirkman, Dot Gardner, Marge Degon and Helen Wenning.

Arlene Catherine Joy, a senior at West Forsyth High School, was a recipient of the Katherine Smith Reynolds Scholarship and will attend UNC-Greensboro in the fall. She is the daughter of James and Anne B. Joy of Arden Circle in Clemmons. Joy has served as president of the Latin Club, co-captain of the JV Girls soccer team, received a straight A’s award and is a charter member of SAVE (Students Against Violation of the Earth). At UNCG, she plans to major in nursing.

When Jack Kimel played baseball for West Forsyth and the Mocksville Legion team, he said he wanted to pitch for a college team that could compete in the NCAA. He found that school in Western Carolina University. The sophomore pitcher, who became the ace of the staff, won his seventh game against only two losses Sunday, by throwing a one-hit, 4-0 shutout over Virginia Military Institute.

The Clemmons Elementary playground project is another $1,000 closer to its goal thanks to the Clemmons Kiwanis Club and the Jaycees. Each of the civic groups donated $500 to the project which is intended as a playground and recreational are for the entire community.