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King News 9 3 2015

(Labor Day Poem)


~ Edgar Guest

Courage isn’t a brilliant dash,

A daring deed in a moment’s flash;

It isn’t an instantaneous thing

Born of despair with a sudden spring

It isn’t a creature of flickered hope

Or the final tug at a slipping rope;

But it’s something deep in the soul of man

That is working always to serve some plan.

Courage isn’t the last resort

In the work of life or the game of sport;

It isn’t a thing that a man can call

At some future time when he’s apt to fall;

If he hasn’t it now, he will have it not

When the strain is great and the pace is hot.

For who would strive for a distant goal

Must always have courage within his soul.

Courage isn’t a dazzling light

That flashes and passes away from sight;

It’s a slow, unwavering, ingrained trait

With the patience to work and the strength to wait.

It’s part of a man when his skies are blue,

It’s part of him when he has work to do.

The brave man never is freed of it.

He has it when there is no need of it.

Courage was never designed for show;

It isn’t a thing that can come and go;

It’s written in victory and defeat

And every trial a man may meet.

It’s part of his hours, his days and his years,

Back of his smiles and behind his tears.

Courage is more than a daring deed:

It’s the breath of life and a strong man’s creed.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road, King will host their annual bazaar, Saturday November 14, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast items, sausage and country ham biscuits, fried apple pies and sugar cake. Other items available include chicken pies, baked and canned goods, crafts and Christmas items. Tickets will be available for a quilt to be given away. For more information, contact the church office at (336) 983-5405.

Carroll Memorials – Thank you for attending our 10th anniversary celebration at Carroll Memorials. Your presence helped to make the day even more special. We enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped in and we hope you enjoyed your visit as much as we did. Your support and encouragement has contributed to the success we have experienced during our first ten years in business. Congratulations to the winners of our door prizes: 1st prize, a granite top table to Joyce Maudlin, 2nd prize, a granite post with house number to Denise Luebbert, 3rd prize a pet marker or garden stone to Kelsey McGaha, 4th prize, a 3 x 5 Nyl-Glo US Flag to Alex Loveday and the 5th prize, a 3 x 5 North Carolina Flag was awarded to Carl Childs. We hope to continue to be of service to our patrons in King and the surrounding communities for many years to come. Thank you again for helping to make the day a memorable one!

Hospice and Palliative Carecenter – Calling all Golfers! Hospice and Palliative CareCenter is having their annual Kadren Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament, September 4 at Hemlock Golf Club. The money raised will help Hospice and 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.

The King Chamber of Commerce are accepting KingFest applications and sponsors for KingFest. Please call the office at 336-983-9308 for more information.

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: Bailey Allen Woods, 4/8/1961-8/20/2015; William Leon Craddock, 4/3/1938-8/25/2015; Rev. John Edwin Shore, 4/12/1944 -8/25/2015; Joan Nance Everhart, 8/19/1943-8/26/2015.

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 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.

Senior Citizens Day will be Friday, September 18, and the fun festival for Senior Citizens will begin at Senior Citizens Lower Level at 10 a.m. 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. We hope everyone will remember Kathleen Moser Mendenhall who left us on July 3, 2015 during the fair week. Kathleen worked for the Stokes County Fair for many, many, many years. Also we hope you remember her and all the other workers this week who have left us recently, Dean, Ralph and Ruby Hartgrove, Frances Hauser, Sandra Adams, and Johnny Moser.

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.

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

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.


By Carolyn Baker

1 ½ lbs. ground beef

¾ cup uncooked oats

¼ cup chopped onions

¼ tsp pepper

1 cup tomato juice

1 egg beaten

1 tsp. salt

1 Lipton onion soup mix

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Press firmly into ungreased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan. Make sauce for topping as follows:

3 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. mustard

¼ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. ketchup

Mix and pour over top of meatloaf. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.


By Alleen Marshall

½ stick margarine, melted

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

4 cups peeled, sliced peaches

1 ½ cup sugar

Pinch of salt

2 heaping Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup water

1 pkg (3 oz.) peach gelatin

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese

½ cup milk

1 carton (12 OZ.) Cool Whip

Make a crust of margarine and crumbs. Reserve ½ cup for topping. Press remainder in bottom of 9×13 inch pan.

Stir a scant ½ cup sugar into peaches and set aside.

Mix ¾ cup sugar, pinch of salt, cornstarch and water. Cook, stirring until clear and thick. Remove from heat and add gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature and then add peaches.

Beat cream cheese and ½ cup sugar until fluffy. Gradually add milk and continue to beat. Remove from mixer and fold in Cool Whip. Spread half of mixture over the crust. Add all peach mixture. Top with remaining half of cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Chill overnight or until firm.

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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