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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. Thanks to all of you that gave blood on Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Cheryl Vaden of Westfield has resigned as office manager of The Stokes News effective as of Friday, August 21. Cheryl started out at The King Times-News 17 years ago in King and Walnut Cove. She has been a favorable employee learning all the duties involved as an office manager and various other duties.

After being involved and to start The King Times-News in December, 1961, I have followed the newspaper yearly.

I have learned to find Cheryl a wonderful individual to work with and always willing to help in any ways. I knew when I needed any information present, weeks, or years past, I could count on her help in finding it.

Cheryl and husband, Lee, resides in Westfield and have two children. Kayla is a graduate of Salem College and a teacher at Piney Grove Elementary in Kernersville. Jonathan is a graduate of North High School and is serving our country in the Navy. He and his wife, Nataly, are stationed in Kauai, Hawaii.

Cheryl and Kayla recently spent 2 week vacation with Jonathan and Nataly.

Cheryl, you will definitely be missed, and we wish you much luck and happiness in the future.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 105 Good Shepherd Drive, King -Is having a blood drive on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For an appointment, call 919-218-5220.

Stokes County Government Blood Drive – Monday, August 31st, 2015, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Located at 1014 Main Street in Danbury. For an appointment, call 336-593-2448

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.

We extend thoughts and prayers to the families of deceased love ones recently passed: Dean Vernon Merritt, 7/22/1957-8/17/2015; Terry Neal Wall, 2/9/1937-8/19/2015; Boyd Lee Hayes, 7/9/1953-8/19/2015

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.

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 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

King Moravian Preschool is having a Consignment Sale. Drop off will be Wednesday, September 23 from 7-9, & Thursday, September 24 from 9-11. Sale is Friday, September 25 from 9-1 & 3-7. Saturday, September 26 from 8-12. If you want to consign contact Tina Pratt at or 983-4003.

Hospice & Palliative Carecenter – Calling all Golfers! Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is having their annual Kadren Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 4th at Hemlock Golf Club. The money raised will help Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provide the absolute best care to patients and families in Stokes County when they face the challenges that often come with serious illness and end of life. Contact Tabitha Vogler- 336-591-1124 or Carla Hall – 336-768-6157 ext 1203 to register.

Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole Ingredients

1 lb. of Ground Beef 28 oz spaghetti sauce 8 oz of Cream Cheese 1/4 cup of Sour Cream 1/2 lb. of Cottage Cheese Whole Stick of Butter 1lb pasta such as elbow noodles or rotini Bag of shredded cheese (I use pizza blend) optional: sliced mushrooms, diced bell pepper, diced onion

Directions Preheat oven to 350. Boil the noodles. Mix together the cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese in a mixer to thoroughly mixed together. Set aside. If you have chosen to use the bell pepper or onion sauté those for 3 minutes then toss in the hamburger meat. Brown hamburger meat in a skillet and drain. Add spaghetti sauce and mix together. Put a few slices of butter in bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish. Then layer half of the noodles in the bottom of the dish. Spread the cheese mixture over this layer. Then add the rest of the noodles on top of this with a few pats of butter. Now pour the red sauce and meat on top and spread.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread cheese on top and return to oven for another 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

FRIED CABBAGE WITH SAUSAGE (great for low carbers)

This is a quick and easy dish. 1 stick butter or margarine 1 small head of cabbage, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced into round pieces 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes or rotel tomatoes (note if you use rotel it will be a little spicy) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Melt butter in large skillet. Add cabbage, onion, and cook on medium high for about 5 minutes stirring to keep from sticking to pan. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes. Makes about 8 servings. Only 4 g net carbs per serving.

Cracker Barrel chicken n’ dumplins

Ingredients: 2 cups Flour ½ teaspoons Baking Powder 1 pinch Salt 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 Cup buttermilk, A Bit Less Than A Full Cup (you can use regular milk if needed) 2 quarts Chicken Broth 3 cups Cooked Chicken

Preparation Instructions: In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender. Stir in the milk, mixing with a fork until the dough forms a ball.

Heavily flour a work surface. You’ll need a rolling pin and something to cut the dumplings with. I like to use a pizza cutter. I also like to use a small spatula to lift the dumplings off the cutting surface.

Roll the dough out thin with a heavily floured rolling pin. Dip your cutter in flour and cut the dumplings in squares about 2″x2″. It’s okay for them not to be exact. Just eye ball it. Some will be bigger, some smaller, some shaped funny.

Use the floured spatula to put them on a heavily floured plate. Just keep flouring between the layers of dumplings.

To cook them, bring the broth to a boil. Drop the dumplings in one at a time, stirring while you add them. The extra flour on them will help thicken the broth. Cook them for about 15-20 minutes or until they not doughy tasting. Add the cooked chicken to the pot and you’re done!

Almond Joy Brownie Bites

Ingredients: 1 box of family size Chocolate Fudge brownie mix 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (14 oz.) bag coconut 1/4 C milk 1 C chocolate chips, melted 1/4 C almonds (or nuts), crushed

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line (regular size, not mini) cupcake pan with paper liners. (Don’t skip the paper liners as they make stick).

Make brownies according to package directions and pour batter only half way up the liners.

Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. While they are baking, mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and milk together.

Remove brownies from oven and spoon on some sweetened coconut.

Place bake in oven and continue to bake an additional 14-16 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing the paper liners. Drizzle on the chocolate then sprinkle on the almonds.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 336-813-6231.

Peggy Wall

King News

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