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Peggy Wall - King News

Donate blood through the Red Cross in final weeks of summer. The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need.


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.

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: Rebecca Rains Moser, 6/29/1921-8/10/2015; Johnny Wayne Cochran, 9/18/1949-8/7/2015; Wayne Robert Richardson, 9/4/1954-8/13/2015.

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.

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!

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

STOKES YMCA Afterschool Care Program now open for registration. We can continue to help your child reach their potential even AFTERSCHOOL. Register now!! King Of The Hill 5K/10K, Saturday, September 12 Visit our website at to register or call (336)985 9622 for more information. Financial Assistance Available


By Margaret Furches

1 lb. round steak, sliced in thin stripes and cut into 1 inch strips

Brown the meat in 2 Tablespoons butter. Add to this:

¼ cup chopped onions

¼ cup chopped pimento

¼ cup chopped celery

1 green pepper, cut in strips.

1 can beef consommé

Simmer until meat is tender, approximately one hour. Mix ½ cup water, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 Tablespoons soy sauce. Pour over meat and let thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve on hot rice.


4 cups apples, sliced and pared

1 Tablespoons lemon juice

1/3 cup flour

1 cup oatmeal

½ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup butter

Arrange apples in casserole. Sprinkle with lemon juice, add remaining ingredients and spread on apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


4 thick pork chops

6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin

3 medium onions, sliced thin

28 ½ oz. Italian stewed tomatoes

4-6 whole green pepper rings

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Place pork chops in deep baking dish. Season according to taste. Alternating layers of potatoes, onions and tomatoes; repeat. Top with green peppers. Season all layers. If desired. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for one hour to one ½ hour or until potatoes are tender. Serves four.


2 sticks butter

1cup chopped nuts

2 teaspoons vanilla

1(8 OZ) Cool Whip

1 can blueberry pie filling

2 cups plain lour

1 (8 oz) cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

3 sliced bananas

Melt butter and mix with flour and nuts. Press mixture into a 9×13 dish pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. COOL, blend cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Fool in Cool Whip. Spread mixture on top of crust. Layer sliced bananas over top, and then spread can of blueberry on top. Chill.

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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