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Thanks to everyone who came out and donated blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church. We are happy to announce we collected 88 pints per Peggy Roberts. She just called me and I wanted to get a line in saying we appreciate everything our King Community and other areas did to support the drive. Thanks, Thanks again.

Miss Joyce’s Dance Studio will be celebrating National Dance Week April 24 – 30. FREE CLASSES are available. Contact Joyce Triche 336 983-9458 or for a list of available classes. They will also have an information booth at the Little Folks Festival – Walnut Cove Elementary 10am -2pm, April 30 with an on stage demonstration of preschool classes at 1pm.

Don’t forget Bridgett Wall Sothern’s bingo on Saturday, April 30 at the King American Legion Building. Mache products can be purchased. We will be having a Silent Auction going on with lots great Mache products. There will be food for sale including hot dogs, nachos, drinks and desserts. The proceeds from the food sales and a portion from the admission fee will go to Graceland Living Center.

Trinity United Methodist Church, King celebrated the high school and college graduates at a special service on Sunday, followed by a covered-dish lunch. College graduates were Michela Stevens, Winston-Salem State University; Jessica Stump, Gardner-Webb College; Kayla Holder, Elon College; Garrett Martin, North Carolina State University; Allan Lee, Appalachian State University, Jessica Stump received a Master’s Degree from Gardner-Webb College. Those from West Stokes High School were Hannah Bunn, Cameron Cresong and Bailey Taylor. Congratulation and best wishes to each of you.

Chestnut Ruritan Club – is scouting our community for gently used or new children and teen clothing, to help outfit the children of Stokes County. Drop off Dates & Locations: Stokes Family YMCA – April 18th – May 19th Capella Church (Flat Shoals Road) April 24th – May 15th Quaker Gap Baptist Church (Flat Shoals Road) April 24th – May 15th Poplar Springs Church of Christ (Hwy 66) April 24th – May 15th.

Center Point Human Services and Insight Human Services are sponsoring FUNday on Friday, May 13 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Central Park in King. Inflatable’s, corn hole , balloon art, face painting, Bingo, inf, games and fellowship along with a hot dog lunch, popcorn and snow cones will all be available… and it’s all FREE!!!

King Public Library – Free Legal Clinic Health Care Power of Attorney Tuesday, April 26 at 2:30 pm Register at 1-866-219-5262 or visit Teen Open Mic Poetry Night Thursday April 28 at 6-7:30 pm The Friends of the Library Raffle K140 Keurig Coffee Maker (and 96 k-cups) Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 Drawing June 1st. Visit for more!

Mount Olive Baptist Church 5413 NC Hwy 66, King, 336-983-2890 – Is hosting a wonderful Gospel Bluegrass Group called “Chosen Road” on Saturday evening, April 30 at 6:00 PM and Sunday morning, May 1 at 10:30 AM. Our location is at the corner of NC 66 Hwy S and Chestnut Grove Rd in King.

Stokes Family YMCA 336-985-9622, SUMMER BASKETBALL Get your child active this Summer! Your child will learn teamwork in a positive environment! Limited space is available, so sign up today!

Trinity United Methodist Church – Hello Garden Enthusiasts! This year’s community garden at Trinity UMC is being used as a project of the Girl Scout Troop, #41655. There will be a few garden boxes available to individuals outside the troop and church. Please call Linda Lane, 830-4020, for more info.

King Of Spades Garden Club will have their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 608 S. Main Street, King. The sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Large patio pot drawing at 12 noon. $1.00 per ticket. Plan to come to this great plant sale on Saturday, May 14.

The King Lions Club is holding a firearm raffle for the Spring 2016. Tickets are being sold by Lions Club members for $20 each or 6 for $100. The raffle will be held at the regular meeting of the Lions Club on May 24, 2016.

Trinity United Methodist Church – Community Fellowship Meal at 6 p.m. 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.

Saturday, May 7, the Wildcats Gridiron Club will host their 2nd Annual Wildcat Gridiron Golf Tournament at Pilot Knob Park Country Club,. Registration begins at noon. $200 per team (4 players per team). Please contact Dewey Maynard at to pre-book your team or with sponsorship questions. All proceeds to be donated to the West Stokes High School football program.

Acknowledgment of thanks to the community for the outstanding support of the chicken stew at the Carl Calloway American Legion Post 290 on Saturday night. If you missed this fund raising event, you missed some real good stew. There were large attendants and all the stew was sold out, according to Don Holland, Commander and Don Adams, manager of the Stokes County Fair. Thanks to everyone who helped with the event.


You should drink at least three 8 oz glasses per day, they say the longer it sits, the better it tastes. You can eat them as well but they are intended as flavoring and still work, so that is a personal choice. The Vitamin C turns fat into fuel, the tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, and the cucumber makes you feel full. Try it for 10 days and see what you think!

Ingredients per 8 oz serving

Water 8 oz

1 slice grapefruit

1 tangerine

½ cucumber, sliced

2 peppermint leaves

Ice – as much as you like

Directions – Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher.

Stir & Enjoy!

Pistachio Fudge


3/4 cup white chocolate chips

6 Tablespoons butter

1/3 cup water

1 package (4 serving size) instant Pistachio Pudding Mix

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup shelled Pistachios


1. Line an 8×8 square baking pan with foil. Set aside.

2. In a microwave safe large bowl, melt chocolate chips, butter and water, in microwave, on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate chips are fully melted. If needed heat for an additional 30 seconds.

3. Stir dry pudding mix to chocolate mixture. Once completely combined, stir in sugar, one cup at a time. Fold in shelled pistachios.

4. Press fudge into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set.

5. Remove fudge from pan and remove foil. Use a sharp knife to cut cleanly into squares. Store in an airtight container.

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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