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The Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Road, King on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 2 to 7 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy R at 671-0151 or Peggy L at 416-2786 or Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk ins are welcome.

Allard C. “Bud” Smith

The celebration of life service of Bud will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Rock House Ruritan Club, 2889 N. Hwy. 268 East, Pinnacle, NC.

The American Legion Post 290 in King has wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for residents needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.

The Chestnut Grove Ruritan Club is presenting SUMMER JAM, a free event benefiting the American Cancer Society to be held at King Central Park Amphitheater on Saturday, August 22, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. There will be live music including Rain Jacket, Atomic Roots and Taylor Vaden as Elvis; a car cruise-in; raffles with great prizes from local merchants; and food and drink. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and support the American Cancer Society!

We extend thoughts and prayers to the families of deceased love ones recently passed: .Mildred Ellen Venable Veach, 7/18/1930-8/5/2015; Brooke Nichols Wolfe, 6/26/1983-8/4/2015; Larry Wayne Lawson, 6/12/1945-8/7/2015.

The Stokes Farmers Market at King American Legion will close on Saturday, August 15. It was announced this would be their final season, per Charles Bottoms. “We would like to thank the King American Legion and all our loyal customers. We will miss you all,” said Bottoms. He can be reached at 336-994-2604. The community thanks everyone for all the fresh fruit and produce the Stokes Farmers Market has provided for us.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, 336-985-9622, Are you a CANCER SURVIVOR or know some who is? LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, is a FREE 12 week physical activity and well-being program provided in a safe, supportive environment with physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The next session begins August 10, contact for more information.

After working at The Stokes News last week, I typed up this week’s article, The Garden Plot by Ray Baird for the Weekly Independent newspaper. I thought of the school personnel and children wondering if they were keeping an account of the fogs in August. I have not. If you have, let me know, enjoy and hope we have some snows. Below is just one paragraph from Mr. Baird

“KEEP TRACK OF THE FOGS OF AUGUST MORNS – We hope you are keeping a written record of summer morning fogs during the month of August. They can be indicator not only how many snows we may have this winter but also the sizes of snow falls that occur. My mother and grandma always took note of August fogs as well as what the almanac said about snows for winter. Between the August fogs and the predictions in the almanacs, they came pretty close to how many and how much snow that would occur each winter.”

Stokes Family YMCA, SAVE THE DATE, 16th Annual King of the Hill 5K/10K. September 12, 2015 Races begin at 7:30 a.m. Register online at or at the Stokes Family YMCA. For more info call 985.9622. New Feature this year: Chip Timing provided by Go! Sports. 5K Run/Walk: $25, $30 (Race Day). 10K Run: $30 , $35(Race Day). Benefiting LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

The King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA is open on Wednesday from 11-1. The market tables will be loaded with fresh, local produce, herbs, honey, eggs, beef, and plants!

The 65th Stokes County Agricultural Fair is just around the corner, on September 15-19, 2015. Please note that exhibits will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday. The EXHIBIT HALL will be open to exhibitors only on Monday. The gates and midway will open on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and continue with the same hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The gates and midway will open on Saturday at 12 noon. Fair books are at the library, get a copy and make plans to enter exhibits.

The Stokes News is now located at 122 S. Main Street, King just below King Chamber of Commerce Building. The newspaper will not be changing its phone or fax numbers and can still be reached by phone at 336-591-8191 or by fax at 336-591-4379. They do have a mailing box in King and mail may be sent to The Stokes News, P. O. Box 468, King, NC 27021.

King Rotary Club – Get Your Ticket Now! The Rotary Club of King is preparing for their annual cash giveaway drawing which is the primary fundraiser supporting the club’s scholarships and service projects. The drawing will be held at West Stokes High School on Thursday, September 10 and the ticket price of $100 includes 2 meals. A $5,000 grand prize, along with other cash prizes will be given away during the evening. The meal begins at 6:00 p.m. and the giveaway will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available from Deanne Moore at 336-972-4670 or they may be purchased from any Rotary Club member.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA – Can you believe it is time to think about Fall Sports at the Y? Don’t miss registration for Volleyball, Basketball, Teeball and Youth Soccer. Come in to register and take a dip in our pool to cool off in the midst of the summer heat!!! Not a member is our guest!

Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury – Will present “The Meaning of Our Tears”, a theatrical adaptation of the book by author, Trudy J. Smith based on the Lawson Family tragedy of 1929, with performances scheduled the weekends of August 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23 at South Stokes High School, 1100 South Stokes High Drive in Walnut Cove. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased by calling the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159. Performance times are 7 p.m. for all scheduled Friday and Saturday shows and 3 p.m. for Sunday shows.

King Outreach Ministry is in need of the following items: Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets and quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans and small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or


2 (8 oz.) pkgs Cream Cheese softened

1 (3 oz.) pkgs Cream Cheese softened

1 small can crushed pineapple

2 pkgs chipped beef chopped

1 small onion chopped

1 Tbs. Worcestershire Sauce


1 cup chopped pecans

Mix all ingredients except nuts. Roll in nuts. Chill.


4 slices bread (8 thin)

12 oz. sharp cheese

Pepper and salt

Break bread, arrange in layer in baking dish. Pour 2 eggs beaten and pint of milk over bread. Let stand three (3) hours at room temperature. Bake in pan of water 350 degrees for one (1) hour.

Good. Serves 6-8.


By Betty Barnes

1 cup margarine

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

½ tsp vanilla

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¾ cup blueberries

Powdered sugar


½ cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and blend well. Fold in sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, continue flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in blueberries. Grease and flour a tube or Bundt pan or spray with cooking spray with flour (I use Baker’s Joy) In a small bowl, mix filling ingredients.

Pour 1/3 of the batter in pan, and then sprinkle with half of the filling. Pour another 1/3 of batter, and then sprinkle with the remaining filling. Then add remaining butter.

Bake for one hour. Remove cake from pan and cool. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar.


¾ cup Soy Sauce

¾ cup water

2 small cloves garlic crushed or 1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp ground ginger

3 lbs ground chuck or round

In large bowl combine and mix well first four (4) ingredients. Add ground beef, blend lightly but thoroughly. Roll into one inch or cocktail size balls. Arrange on large baking dish or cookie sheet with rim. Bake 300 degrees about 15 minutes. Shake pan to roll balls and cook 15 more minutes. Serve with dip and vegetables.

(Makes about 150 balls)

Okra and Tomatoes

By Rhonda Morrow

1 large green pepper, chopped and seeded

1 medium onion, chopped

2 Tbps vegetable oil

4 cups sliced okra

3 large chopped tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

¼ tsp pepper

¾ tsp. salt

Saute chopped green peppers and okra in oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until okra is tender.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 813-6231

Peggy Wall

King News

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