CONGRATULATIONS to Brian Clayton and Britney Annette Wall Scott on the birth of a son, Asher Monroe Scott on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Forsyth Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Asher was born at 11:08 p.m., his weight was 8 lbs. and 4.3oz and was 20 inches in length. He has an excited sister, Briony Lynn Scott.
Grandparents are Sandra Faye Scott Smith and David Smith and the late Rex Clayton Scott. Vickie Tucker and John Craig Wall. Great grandparents are Betty Hunter Tucker and the late Johnny “Bud” Tucker and Peggy Hall Wall and the late John Thomas “Jake” Wall, all of King.
Stokes Family YMCA Blood Drive, 105 Moore Road, King Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:30pm – 6:00pm. For an appointment, call 985-9622.
South Stokes Church of Christ – Annual Ladies Day on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 to noon. Marsha Robison will be this year’s speaker and her subject will be “Sisters: Created by God.” The Ladies of the South Stokes congregation would like to invite all ladies in the area to attend. Check their website at www.southstokeschurch.org for more information.
King Public Library – VITA Tax Assistance available Thursday evenings by appointment. Early Voting
Monday, March 7th – Friday, March 11th 11 am – 6 pm Saturday, March 12th 10 am – 1 pm NWRL Photography Contest Deadline extended ‘til March 11th Details available at the King Public Library Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6th – 12th.
Quaker Gap Baptist Church – Pine Needle Sales – Quaker Gap Baptist Church’s Annual Pine Needle Sale is about to begin! Help encourage local missions by supporting this annual fundraising project that supports special mission projects throughout the year. The pine needles are $5/bale, and may be picked up at Quaker Gap Baptist Church (2265 Flat Shoals Road., King) next Saturday, March 12, and Saturday March 19, from 8 a.m. -12 noon.
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.
Dennis Ruff of Quaker Gap Baptist Church sent this message out on facebook. “The Young Adult Sunday School Class would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that came and ate lunch with us yesterday or got a “to-go” plate. We had an awesome day and were able to raise over $1,500.00 to support Matt & Stacey and their mission work! Thanks again for all of your continued support!!”
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.
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
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.
American Legion Post 290 is beginning their recruitment drive for this year’s Fair. They are looking for sponsors at the following rates: Tuesday – Friday afternoon shows $150, Friday evening and Saturday 1st show $250 to $300 and Sat night $500. They need your support and sponsorship. In return they will post your business name and ad around the stage during the group’s performance. They will also still offer the ad posting on the fence at $50.00 for the full week of on the surrounding fences. To sponsor please, call 336-351-6760 or Lee Daniels at 336-918-5585.
STOKES FAMILY YMCA – LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a cancer survivor program at no charge to you for 12 weeks and includes a free Y membership. We help cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals in a safe and supportive environment. We will focus on physical and social activities that will strengthen the whole person. Begins March 7, reserve your spot today! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday May 7th, the Wildcats Gridiron Club will host their 2nd Annual Wildcat Gridiron Golf Tournament at Pilot Knob Park Country Club, 450 Club House Drive, Pilot Mountain. Registration begins at noon. $200 per team (4 players per team). Several contests held on day of event. Sponsors and players needed! Please contact Dewey Maynard at email@example.com to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.
Easter services at Quaker Gap Baptist Church are Sunday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., Easter Musical – “Open Up the Heaven;” Good Friday, March 25, 6:00 p.m., Good Friday Meal; 7:00 p.m., .Good Friday Service; Sunday, March 27, 7:00 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service, (picnic shelter); 7:30 a.m., Fellowship Breakfast, (Fellowship Hall); 9:15 a.m., Sunday School; 10:30 a.m., Easter Morning Worship Service.
Easter services at Trinity United Methodist Church are March 24 at 7 p.m., “Holy Thursday” Service; March 25, 8 p.m., “Good Friday Service”; Sunday, March 27, Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. “I have seen the risen Christ, Jesus, our Lord”; Breakfast afterwards; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. and Second Service of Easter, 10:30 a.m. “Resurrection Life: Living with Great Expectation”.
Eat breakfast – people who eat breakfast are generally more successful at losing weight.
When measuring sticky ingredients, such as peanut butter, honey, molasses, and syrup, lightly coat the inside of the measuring cup with cooking spray or cooking oil. The oil will allow the ingredients to slide out easily. Makes clean-up a snap!
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
3 cups granulated sugar
3 sticks (12 ounces) unsalted butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup lemon-lime soda, such as 7-Up
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lime zest
Nonstick baking spray, for spraying pan
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon lemon zest, dried for at least 30 minutes, plus more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime zest, dried for at least 30 minutes, plus more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Blackberries, for serving
For the cake: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the granulated sugar and butter. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Combine the flour and salt in a small bowl, then add it to the butter-sugar mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. With the mixer on low, slowly add the lemon-lime soda and mix until combined. Add the lemon and lime zests and mix. Scrape the bowl and mix again. Thoroughly spray a Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray. Add large spoonfuls of batter to the pan until filled, then even out the surface. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes (a toothpick inserted in the center should not come out totally clean, but it shouldn’t be wet with batter either). Let the cake sit in the pan for 15 minutes, then carefully turn it out onto a cake plate and let it cool.
For the glaze: Combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice, lime zest and juice, salt and about 1 tablespoon water in a bowl and gently whisk until thick but pourable; add a little extra water if needed. Use a large spoon to drizzle the glaze all over the cake. Sprinkle over more zest to decorate. Let the glaze set before serving. Whip the heavy cream and granulated sugar together in a large bowl until it forms soft peaks. Slice the cake and serve with the whipped cream and berries!
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.