45 years ago

This week in 1972…

Mr. and Mrs. Page McAulay entertained their bridge club at a dinner on Saturday evening. A three-course meal was served at the Sandhill Café after which the guests went to the McAulay home for bridge. After four progressions, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dawkins won the club high award.

The Sunday morning schedule of the First Wesleyan Church on Dec. 24 featured a special Christmas program entitled “The Spirit of Christmas” given by the young children of the congregation. The program included the traditional scenes of Mary and Joseph at the manger and the three wise men. Also featured were a little shepherd boy and children representing people of various occupations bringing their gifts to Jesus.

35 years ago

This week in 1982…

All 21 Montgomery Tech nursing students have reached the stage in their practical nurse education program where they enter the hospital for actual clinical experience. Each has received a student uniform and cap and will begin training at Stanly Memorial Hospital. The students’ orientation includes a hospital tour and introductions to hospital policies.

Students from East Montgomery High School are working hard on behalf of the county’s needy children. Youngsters who are members of the American Industrial Arts Student Association donated a truckload of toys and games to the Department of Social Services. “We are really glad to accept this donation,” said William C. Crawford, director of social services.

25 years ago

This week in 1992…

Candor resident Pearleathea Moore, 25, has accepted a position as a Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Ambassador with the independent non-profit Points of Light Foundation. She will serve as a YES Ambassador for one year. Although headquartered in Atlanta with the Atlanta Project at Southside High School, Moore will work to promote meaningful community service activities for youth throughout Georgia.

Rosalie McNeill’s and John Harris’ classes at East Middle School were treated with two Christmas parties. The Child Study Club of Troy provided refreshments and a visit from Santa complete with gifts. The party was held at the Haltiwanger Retreat in Uwharrie, making the event even more special for the students. The second party was a project of Future Teachers of America Club of East Montgomery High School. The club members and their sponsor, Sandra Tedder, came to East Middle and presented each student with a gift.

15 years ago

This week in 2002…

Star-Biscoe Elementary School recently celebrated Family Reading Night as a way to kick off Children’s Book Week. During the evening, children and their parents were able to purchase books, sign up for library cards from the local library, hear a story by their favorite author and enjoy snacks provided by the Halcyon Woman’s Club.

Page Street Elementary School participated in the DARE graduation program. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is sponsored by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Ray Massey, Dr. Bruce Dickerson and Sheriff Jeff Jordan took part in the ceremony. Students sang DARE songs and winning essays were read by Morgan Absher, Tiphany Bandith, Sterling Little, Andy Caviness, Cady Driggers and Teryn Poole. The guest speaker was Chaz Misenhimer, a magician from Richfield.

10 years ago

This week in 2007…

Montgomery Community College Child Development Center children put on their annual Christmas play at MCC. This year’s play was “The Biggest Most Beautiful Christmas Tree.”

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the annual Christmas Shopping Crawl. The event gave shoppers a chance to see pottery being made and the finished product. The event also gave shoppers a chance to visit some of the more unique stores offered in the county. The event originally began at MCC with a pottery firing demonstration by MCC instructor Mike Ferree.