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Piney Grove Middle School 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams were recognized at their last home game on Monday, February 1. Parents presented flowers and escorted their daughter or son to center court.

8th grade girls: Morgan Hairston, Hannah Hicks, Autumn Martin, Cynthia Collins, Megan Bibee

8th grade boys: Landon Stevens, Devin Stanley, Noah Smith, Isaac Wood, Gabe Oeter, Mason Manuel, Manley Stovall, Joshua Logan

Congratulations to all of you; everyone is proud of all you have accomplished. North Stokes, look out, here they come.

Lena Priddy has news from Oak Ridge Baptist Church. There will be a Valentine Banquet for their senior citizens that is sponsored by the youth of the church. This will be held in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, February 6 at 6:00 p. m.

Everyone mark your calendars and come join The Sandy Ridge Music Association as we present The Molly Rose Band and Swift Creek on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 6:00 p. m. at The Sandy Ridge Community Center. We do have concessions and 50/50 raffle.

Also, don’t forget about the Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner at Riverside Baptist Church on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p. m. The cost is $7.00 and you may call Carolyn Manuel at 416-5785 to purchase tickets in advance.

We have heard that J. R. Joyce and Madeline Watkins are both in Baptist Hospital. If you get a chance, give them a call or go visit them. I will keep you updated, and hope both are home soon. We’ll be praying for a speedy recovery.


R. A. Ziglar Exxon Service Station is a landmark in Sandy Ridge. And, in his own words, William Ziglar said, “anyone who has lived in this community for any length of time knows me.” Every time I called him, he said he was very busy. But, this last time, he said, “how long will this take; I need to take a break anyway.” So here goes.

William was born December 20, 1958 to R. A. and Geraldine Ziglar. He has two brothers, Ernie (who lives in Sandy Ridge) and Tommy (who lives in Lawsonville). He attended Sandy Ridge Elementary and graduated from North Stokes High School in 1977. He and his wife, Bobbie, have a son, Ryan, who also lives in Sandy Ridge. William said he has lived here his whole life and has always worked at the garage.

He said he does not have many hobbies these days. He used to go fishing a lot, and he likes gardening. Nowadays, he just works and comes home to rest. His favorite TV show is – news. But, he said he always falls asleep before that’s over. William said he attended Sandy Ridge Methodist church until it closed. And, when he’s not working, his favorite vacation spot is the beach.

I asked him if he could have dinner with anyone, living or not, who would it be. He said, “I guess it would have to be my Daddy.”

Thank you, William, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to let us get to know you a little better.

What happened on this day: February 4?

Electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States.

On Feb. 4, 1902, Charles A. Lindbergh, the American aviator who became the first man to fly the Atlantic solo nonstop from the United States to Europe, was born.

On Feb. 4, 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, Calif., by the Symbionese Liberation Army.


“Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.” – Lionel Messi


Another great recipe for Super Bowl game day.

Ham Delights

2 sticks butter

2 tbsp. poppy seed

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 medium onion, chopped

½ tsp. salt

3 tbsp. mustard

2 pkg. party rolls

1 lb. deli ham

½ lb. Swiss cheese

Split rolls. Blend butter, poppy seed, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion, salt and mustard. Spread on top and bottom of rolls. Place ham and cheese on rolls. Wrap in foil and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Grape Salad

I got this recipe from my grandson, Ethan’s, Aunt Christy. It is absolutely addictive!

2 lbs. red seedless grapes

2 lbs. green seedless grapes

8 oz. sour cream

8 oz. cream cheese

½ cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Wash grapes. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla by hand. Stir grapes into mixture and pour into bowl. Combine 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup crushed pecans. Sprinkle over top of grapes. Cover and chill.

Ya’ll have a great weekend. Go Panthers, go! Also, the groundhog DID NOT see his shadow Tuesday. So, hopefully, we will have an early spring. Sorry, kids and teachers. But, the famous groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA has only been correct 39% of the time. So, God only knows.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 341-8707, or e-mail, if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News

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