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Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Street, King Is having a Blood Drive Monday, October 26, 2015, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. For an appointment, call 671-0151.

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, November 7, 2015 at KingFest. The money raised will be used to support the senior center.

Hospice and Palliative CareCenter -Monthly Veterans Coffee this Thursday, October 22 at the Town & Country Grille located at 627 South Main St., King from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call 336-331-1309.

Fall Carnival, October 31, 4 – 8 p.m., will be at King Moravian Preschool, 234 West Dalton Road, King , Chicken Pie, Pintos, and Hot Dogs. Fun and Games, Silent Auction.

King Lion’s Club tickets for the Oct. 22 fundraiser are $50 a piece. Grand prize: 2015 John Deere Gator. Three door prizes: a blower, a chainsaw, and a trimmer. Ticket holders who bring unwanted eyeglasses or canned food for donation get one ticket for a bonus raffle. Contact for tickets.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road, King will host their annual bazaar, Saturday November 14, 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 King Senior Center is holding a raffle for a handmade afghan that measures five feet by five feet. The drawing will be held Saturday, November 7 at KingFest. The money raised will be used to support the senior center.

King Masonic Lodge has announced that the King Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2 p.m, rain or shine. Applications for the parade can be picked up at the King Chamber of Commerce or printed off of the King Masonic Lodge website, You can contact Doug Wall for more information at 336-414-5302.

King Public Library – Quilt Raffle going on now! Stop by the library today to see this beautiful quilt and purchase your tickets for a chance to win! Tickets are $5, or you can purchase 3 for $10. The drawing will be held on December 15 at 7 p.m. at our annual Christmas Open House. You do not need to be present to win. Page to Screen Teen Book Club October 22, 5:30-7:30 pm. “Get Away @ Your Library” Teen Bookmark Contest All entries due by 2:45 p.m. Oct. 31. Entry forms and details can be picked up at the library. Click for information about other upcoming library events! Need a job? Visit our JobLink Lab in the library!

Hospice and Palliative CareCenter – Advance Care Planning Workshop (Living Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney) on October 27, at 1 p.m. at the King Senior Center located at 107 White Road in King. Pre-register by calling 336-768-6157, ext. 1622. Please bring a photo ID. Your family members are encouraged to attend.

Stokes County Arts Council – As the Christmas shopping season approaches, the Stokes County Arts Council wants to help you find the perfect gift for the friend who already has everything: A 2016 Calendar with prize-winning photographs, designed and produced entirely in Stokes County by Arts Council members. “A calendar,” says President Ellen Peric, “lets your friend know that you care, every day of the year.” The calendars go on sale this week. Peric says if you can’t find one at a nearby store, order online at the Arts Council website (, or call (336) 593-8159.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA – Stuffing, cake and pie, OH MY! Don’t let this season leave you with the gift of extra pounds. HOLIDAY BOOT CAMP, an 8 week exercise program, with tips on maintaining healthy eating through the holiday season. Begins November 2, 336 985 9622.


1 box powder sugar (16 oz)

3 sticks soft margarine

Pinch of salt

6 eggs

1 box of all purpose flour (16 oz.)

1 tsp. of vanilla flavoring

1 tsp lemon flavoring

Mix real well and put in a well-greased, floured tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

(The above Plain Pound Cake was the one I always made after marriage in 1952. I would always measure the flour in the same box the powder sugar came in. Of course, now it is easier to measure the sugar and flour in a two cup measuring cup.) The wording GOOD was handwritten on the recipe.


2 sticks butter, ½ cup shortening, 3 cups sugar, ½ cup cocoa, 5 eggs, 3 cups plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 cup milk, pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla.

Cream butter and shortening, add sugar, and cream on high speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, add vanilla and salt. Sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa and add alternately with milk. Reduce speed to low on mixer when you add flour and milk; blend thoroughly. Turn into well-greased, floured 10” tube and loaf pan. There will be enough batter for one 10” tube pan and one small loaf pan. Bake in 325 degree oven for about one hour. Cool on cake rack about 10 minutes and remove from pan.


2 cups sugar, ¼ cup cocoa, 1 stick butter, ½ cup milk, ½ tsp vanilla.

Mix all ingredients (except vanilla) together. Put over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, add vanilla and beat until creamy. Spread over cooled cake.


1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced

1 lb small red potatoes, cut into quarters

1 bag (12 oz) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 boneless beef pot roast (2 1/2 to 3 lb)

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained

Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Arrange onion, potatoes, carrots and garlic in bottom of slow cooker.

Place beef over vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour tomatoes over beef and vegetables.

Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 to 5 hours, or Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours. Serve beef and vegetables with sauce. Garnish with parsley.


1 lb lima beans, cooked

1 lb. ground meat

2 cups tomato sauce

½ cup lima bean water

1 chopped onion

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Dash of poultry seasoning

Brown meat and onion. Add rest of ingredients except lima beans. Cook for 10 minutes. Place beans in bottom of casserole dish. Cover with sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Salted Caramel Apple Poke Cake

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix

1 1/4 cups water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1 can (20 oz) apple pie filling

½ cup caramel sauce

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1/3 cup butterscotch chips


Heat oven to 350° F (325° F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or lightly spray bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 2 minutes. Add apple pie filling; beat 1 minute longer. Pour into pan.

Bake as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool in pan on cooling rack 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce and the sea salt. Poke warm cake every inch with a straw or handle of wooden spoon, halfway into cake. Pour caramel-salt mixture over cake, allowing it to fill in holes.

Spread cake with whipped topping. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup caramel sauce; top with butterscotch chips.

Please share your recipes with me at P.O. Box 385, King, NC 27021 and I’ll print them in this column. Thanks.

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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