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The King Senior Center is holding a raffle for a handmade afghan that measures five feet by five feet. The drawing will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at KingFest. The money raised will be used to support the senior center.

Fall Open House, Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse is hosting a Fall Open House celebrating 36 years in business on Saturday, October 3 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1088 W. Dalton Road. in King. They are growing over 130,000 pansies and violas. They also grow fall vegetable plants, flowering kale, mums, trees and shrubs- one of the biggest selections in the Triad. There will be free refreshments and door prizes.

American Legion Post 290, 446 S. Main Street, King – The Veteran’s Memorial Foundation Food Drive is October 3, 2015 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.. All non-perishable and canned food accepted. PLEASE – NO OUT OF DATE ITEMS. Stokes County Girl Scouts will be serving hotdogs, chips, drinks and desserts for donations. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the Veteran’s Memorial Foundation and the remaining balance will be used for the Stokes County Girl Scouts Service Unit events. Entertainment provided by Lee Daniels specializing in songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

The Carroll Reunion will be at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5413 NC Hwy 66 South, King on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Covered Dish Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Please get word to all of your family.

Chestnut Grove Middle School – On October 17, Chestnut Grove Middle School will be hosting an Olde Tyme Day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Chestnut Grove football field. There will be bands, food and crafts. If you would like to set up a booth call Nora Davis or Victoria Gordon at Chestnut Grove Middle School. The cost of a booth is $20.00. Chestnut Grove Middle School, 983-2106.

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.

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: Dallas Gray Anders, 7/2/1937-9/20/2015; James H. Flinchum, Jr., 1/14/1926-9/21/2015; James Garfield Hicks, 10/9/1929-9/21/2015.

Rolling Thunder, Inc. 4th Annual Chicken Stew will be on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the American Legion Post 290, 436 South Main Street, King, at 5 p.m. Cost will be $7.00 per person, take outs will be $9.00. Dessert and drinks included. 50/50 door prizes. Contact Bob Penn, 336-813-2106. Proceeds go to veterans in need.

King Moravian Pre-School, 234 W. Dalton Road, King, – Come enjoy Chicken Pie dinner plates, Pinto Bean Bowls, and Hot Dog Plates along with fun, games and our famous CAKE WALK! We also will have our Silent Auction and raffle! We are starting at 4:00 this year since Halloween is on a Saturday! Come enjoy dinner with us and help us raise money for KMP’s new playground on Saturday, October 31.

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

Chestnut Grove Ruritan Club Is scouting our community for gently used or new elementary aged children’s clothing, shoes and coats to help outfit the children of Stokes County. Drop Off Dates and Locations: September 1 – October 10, Stokes Family YMCA, King Fire Department, TCP Credit Union (Westinghouse Road, Mon -Fri, 7:30 – 4) Sauratown Fire Department (Mon – Fri, 8-5) First Christian Church (Meadowbrook Drive Tues- Fri, 9-5) Capella Church (Flat Shoals Road) Quaker Gap Baptist Church (Flat Shoals Road) To arrange pickup of your donation or if you would like to make a financial contribution to this project, please call 336-480-6234.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA – Exercise smarter…supercharge your metabolism. If you are fatigued, have uncontrollable cravings, unsatisfying hunger, no energy, are over the age of 30, peri, post or menopausal…We can help. Contact us about Metabolic Effect. Change your workout and your body at the Y. 336 985 9622

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a lovely lady, Ms. Mary Etta Gentry, who will be 100 years old on Tuesday, October 6. Three of our four boys had her for their first grade teacher. She got them started off great and they loved her so much along with Jake and me and other students and parents. She was a super teacher and has been a friend for years.

Ugly Ducking Pudding Cake

1 package yellow moist cake mix

1 package instant lemon pudding pie filling

1 can fruit cocktail including syrup (or approximately 16 oz. of a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple)

4 eggs

1 cup coconut

¼ cup oil

Mix above ingredients together about 4 minutes. Pour into a 13×9 pan sprayed with Pam. Cover top with ½ cup brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes (do not under bake.) Then mix 1 small can evaporated milk, 1 stick margarine and ½ cup white sugar. Bring to slow boil for 2 minutes, then stir in approximately 1 cup coconut, stir and pour over hot cake.




~ 3 chicken breast halves

~1 teaspoon oil of your liking

~3 cups green cabbage, shredded

~1/2 cup diced red bell peppers

~ 1 tablespoon cornstarch

~1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger

~1 teaspoon garlic powder

~1⁄2 cup water

~Soy sauce to taste


1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.

2. Heat oil in a frying pan.

3. Add chicken strips and stir fry over medium-high heat, turning constantly until done.

4. Add cabbage and red peppers and sauté 2 minutes until cabbage is crisp-tender.

5. Mix cornstarch and seasonings; add water and soy sauce, and mix until smooth.

6. Stir sauce into chicken/cabbage mixture.

7. Cook until sauce has thickened and chicken is coated, about 1 minute.

8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. If you have any left over that is wink emoticon

(You can add onions and red peppers to taste)

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf



2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

32 Ritz crackers, crushed

1/2 cup chopped onion

4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon mustard


Preheat oven to 350.

Beat eggs. Add milk and crackers. Stir in onion and cheese. Add ground beef. Mix well. Shape into a loaf.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Combine ketchup, brown sugar and mustard to make topping. Spoon half of the topping over the meatloaf after 30 mins of baking. Return loaf to oven for 10 more mins of baking. Spoon the rest of the topping over meatloaf, return to oven and bake for 5-10 mins more.

Recipe courtesy of

Crockpot Broccoli Cheddar Soup!

32 oz frozen broccoli (fresh doesn’t stand up well)

1 16 oz can of cream of chicken

1 16 oz can of cream of mushroom

1 small sliced yellow onion

2 gloves garlic minced (1.5 tsp)

1 (14 oz) can of chicken broth

1/4 stick butter

1 SMALL block Velvetta cheese

1 Tsp flour

Salt and pepper to taste, mince garlic, slice onion finely, and throw it all in crock along with everything else. Velvetta breaks up best of cut in small blocks. Cook on high for 4-5 hrs … Enjoy!



2 pounds fresh ground beef

1 quart tomato juice

1 (29-ounce) can tomato purée

1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained

1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained

1 medium-large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup diced celery

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup chili powder (use less for milder chili)

1 teaspoon ground cumin (use more for real flavor)

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain off the fat. Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot and let the chili simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.



This will be the BEST dessert you make this fall! The caramel-pumpkin combination is HEAVENLY! The cake is so moist and the caramel frosting is the perfect finishing touch!


1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt


6 Tablespoons butter

½ cup heavy cream

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Spray a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with cooking spray.

3. In a large mixing bowl combine: pumpkin, sugar and oil and Mix well. Add eggs and beat again. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. Test by touching top of cake, when it springs back it is done. Cool on rack.


1. While cake is cooling combine butter, cream and brown sugar in medium sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat and cool for 6 minutes. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix well. Spread over cake.


Pumpkin Cake portion lightly adapted from: Taste of Home


1-1/4 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of plain flour

1/4 cup of cocoa

dash of salt

4 egg yolks

2 cups of milk

1/4 cup of butter

1 tsp of vanilla

1-9” pastry shell baked

Bake pie crust until golden

Combine first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan; set aside.

Combine milk and egg yolks.

Stir milk and egg yolks into mixture; add butter.

Cook over medium heat, and stir constantly until mix thickens and boils.

Remove from heat; stir in vanilla; spoon into pastry shell.

Using the egg whites from eggs used for pie make a meringue on top

As a general rule, add a total of 1/4 cup of granulated or superfine sugar for each egg white. Beat until peaks form. Toast under broiler if desired.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake (this is delicious!)

1 box yellow cake mix

1 15 ounce can pumpkin

1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 1/2 Cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 Cup chopped pecans

1 Cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13×9 baking dish.

Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix well and pour into your prepared dish. Sprinkle yellow cake mix evenly over Pumpkin mixture. Top with chopped pecans. Drizzle butter over pecans. Bake 50-55 minutes




A great dessert salad that combines so many amazing flavors and textures!

Recipe type: Dessert


6 regular size Snickers Candy Bars

4 medium apples, I used Red Delicious

1 (5.1 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding, dry, do not prepare

½ cup milk

1 (16 oz.) tub cool whip, thawed to room temp

½ cup caramel ice cream topping


1. Whisk vanilla pudding packet, ½ cup milk and cool whip together until well combined.

2. Chop up apples and Snickers into bite size pieces.

3. Stir chopped apples and Snickers into pudding mixture.

4. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.

5. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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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