Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the following deceased members recently: Hattie Rena Gordon Hawks, 6/18/1926-2/9/2016; Linda Lou Covington Holt, 1/2/1945-2/9/2016; Carrie Mae Tuttle Bowden, 8/11/1926-2/9/2016; Martha Jane Barr Meadows, 1/29/1921-2/6/2016; William “Bill” Henry Southern, Jr., 5/13/1958-2/12/2016; Brittany Alora Burgin, 2/5/2016; Jerry Wayne Crigger, 2/12/2016; Wesley Gray Stewart, Sr., 10/5/1933-2/12/2016.
Emergency need for blood donors to give now and help save patient lives
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood donations. Eligible donors of all blood types are urged to give now. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives in 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations come in. Please share with your group, employees, congregation, and organization when promoting your upcoming blood drive!
BLOOD DRIVE will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 715 West Dalton Street, King on Monday, February 22, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm. For an appointment, call Peggy Roberts, 671-0151 or Peggy Lawson, 416-2786.
West Stokes High School is having a blood drive on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 8:00 – 1:30 pm. For an appointment, call 336-983-2099.
Linda Lou Covington Holt will always be remembered by her sweetness, attitude, enthusiastic, ethical, listener, persistent and much more. She was always the same sweet person when you saw her. Her drawings at Quaker Gap Baptist Church show her ability as an artist.
Farmers’ Almanac Newsletter – Let’s talk about the weather! No one loves the topic of weather more than we do, which is why we get giddy when we stumble upon fun sayings, quips and quotes about it, especially winter weather. Here are 11 of our favorites!
1. Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.
2. One kind word can warm three winter months.
3. Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.
4. Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
5. Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.
6. Snowmen fall from heaven…unassembled.
7. When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.
8. Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough. ~Earl Wilson
9. The snow is sparkling like a million little suns. ~Lama Willa Miller
10. Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not ~Author Unknown
11. There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s. ~Clyde Moore
King Outreach Ministries needs 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 and pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or email@example.com
Jim Mitchell, soloist, accompanied by Bill Raines, presented a wonderful “Patriotic Medley” Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The American Legion Post 290 has wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for residents needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.
Trinity United Methodist Church – Community Fellowship Meal at 6 pm every second Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road in King. The meal is Free. Call 336-983-5405 for more information.
Stokes County Arts Council – Will sponsor a hand woven beading class at the Stokes County Community Services Building, 700 N Main Street, Danbury. The six week series will begin at Saturday, January 30 and continue each Saturday through March 5, 2016. Classes will be taught by beading artist Carol Carroll from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk ins are welcome. Individual class registration is $25 per session or $150 for the six-week session. All materials will be provided by instructor. Suggested Targeted Group: Ages 14 and up.
The American Legion Post 290 meets at 7:00 p.m. second Monday of each month. They ask that members join them.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 meets at 7:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday of each month. They also ask that members join them.
“Cheeseburger in Paradise”
by Jimmy Buffet Serves 4-5 people
Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion (chopped) 1/2 tsp. of seasoned salt 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder a dash or Worcestershire sauce 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 3/4 cheddar and 1/4 mozzarella) 1 cup of milk 1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix 2 eggs
Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray Cook beef and chopped onion in a skillet over medium about 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in salt, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce and then spread in pie plate Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and Bisquick. Make sure you try to get as many lumps out
as you can. Pour over meat mixture. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
CRUSTY CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE
By Doris C. Long Williams
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup shortening
3 cups sugar
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
3 cups sifted cake flour
6 eggs, room temperature
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed. Add cream cheese, beating well until light and fluffy. Alternately add flour and eggs, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan ten minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
By Doris C. Long Williams
3 cups applesauce
2 sticks margarine
2 cups sugar
4 cups sifted plain flour
1 tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. allspice
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
4 tsp. soda
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 large box raisins
Heat applesauce in large pan; add margarine and sugar. Let melt; set aside to cool. Sift flour with spices and salt into large bowl; stir in soda to applesauce mixture. Add mixture to sifted ingredients. Mix thoroughly with spoon. Stir in nuts and raisins. Bake at 350 degree oven in a large tube or pound cake pan for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool in pan before removing. After cooling, add rum or wine, if desired. Cake is better if stored for a while. Makes a good holiday cake. Doris and my Favorite.
By Sandy Jones
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1-13 1/2oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained and juice reserved
1/3 cup vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
½ cup chopped green pepper
½ cup onion slices
Mix cornstarch, sugar, pineapple, juice, soy sauce, until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened and boiling. Add meatballs (I use frozen), onion and green pepper. Heat thoroughly. Serves 6 people.
By Mary Etta Moser
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup ketchup
1 cup Diet Coke
Place chicken in pan. Pour ketchup and soda mixture over chicken. Cover and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cover and cook until tender.
CREAMY PINEAPPLE PIE
By Minnie Lee Choplin
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
¼ cup lemon juice
1 (8 oz.) carton whipped topping
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
Mix milk, pineapple and lemon juice. Fold in whipped topping. Chill until ready to serve.
PINEAPPLE CHESS PIE
By Betsy Williams
2 cups sugar
½ cup margarine
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 (No. 803) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
Combine sugar and margarine. Cream well and add eggs and flour, beating well. Stir in pineapple and vanilla. Pour in pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool thoroughly before serving.
Chicago Style Deep-Dish Pizza
By Margaret Fulp Shermer
An easy to fix deep-dish pizza cooked in a cast-iron skillet. To be sure pizza doesn’t stick, I give it a shot of non-stick spray. For pizza sauce, I recommend Steve’s Pizza Dough and I haven’t used refrigerated store-bought dough since.
1⁄2 lb mild Italian sausage
1 red bell peppers or 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 thinly sliced onion
1 Tbsp.olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 Tbsps. pepperoni, thinly sliced and cut into strips
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1⁄4 tsp. black pepper
1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough
1⁄2 cup pizza sauce
2 Tbsps. parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Remove skins from sausage and cook in heavy skillet, crumbling as you cook.
Remove sausage to plate covered with paper towel to drain.
Remove fat from skillet.
Sauté sweet pepper and onion in olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add pepperoni, basil, oregano and black pepper; cook another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Unroll pizza dough and place in well-seasoned 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
You may need to stretch slightly so dough comes up about 1 inch on the sides.
Spread dough with 2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce.
Spread half the vegetable filling evenly over and top with half of the sausage.
Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and dot with 3 tablespoons sauce.
Top with half of the mozzarella cheese.
Repeat layering again.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
Soften hard ice cream by microwaving at 30% power. One pint will take 15 to 30 seconds, one quart, 30-45 seconds, and one-half gallon, 45-60 seconds.
To melt crystallized honey, heat uncovered jar on high for 30-45 seconds. If jar is large, repeat.
One stick of butter or margarine will soften in 1 minute when microwave at 20% power.
Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-813-6231.