King News

We would like to welcome The Stokes News back to King. They are now located at 122 S. Main Street, King just below King Chamber of Commerce Building. The newspaper will not be changing its phone or fax numbers and can still be reached by phone at 336-591-8191 or by fax at 336-591-4379. “Please stop by our new offices and say hello, pick up a paper or a subscription, and let us help you share your news with the community,” said Nicholas Elmes, editor.

The South Stokes Church of Christ will hold their annual Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 11, 2015. We will have classes for all ages including adults. All are welcome to come as we journey to the Promised Land. For more information call us at 336.969.5498 or email us at

ANNOUNCEMENT – Thank you Cody for finding the driving license of an old lady and delivered them to my house.

King Public Library – Summer Reading Events, – July 2, 1:00 p.m. Adult Summer Reading Hero Movie Series The Lucky One (PG-13). Closed July 3 and 4 for Independence Day

Vacation Bible School will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Road, King on July 9 – July 12. Our VBS program is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday night we will serve dinner at 5:30 p.m. and VBS will end at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, VBS will begin at 10:00 a.m. and go until 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be served on Saturday. On Thursday night our kick off speaker is Andy Lambert. On Sunday night we will have an ending celebration for the parents at 5:30 p.m. We will have an adult VBS led by Jim Blume. Please call our church office to register and for more information: 983-5405

The American Legion Post 290 in King has wheel chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for residents needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.

We extend thoughts and prayers to the families of deceased love ones recently passed: Earl Junior Brewter, 10/23/1927-6/16/2015; Dollie Greer Howell, 6/16/2015; Annie Ruth Lynch Ellis, 3/10/1934-6/15/2015; Charles Jay Kitts, 7/12/1960-6/13/2015; Margie Duggins Wall, 12/14/1931-6/17/2015; Elsie Thomas, 6/20/2015; Anthony Mark Rickmon, 9/28/1978-6/23/2015; Doris Bryant Marion, 11/19/1925-6/23/2015; Edward Galyean, 1/21/1934-6/23/2015; Mary Frances Johnson Vance, 6/27/1925-6/24/2015; Florence Emerson Long, 8/2/1937-6/26/2015; Nancy Jane McKinney, 7/11/1938-6/28/2015.

The Stokes Farmers Market is at King American Legion. They are open on Wednesday and Saturday, hours are 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. They have tomatoes from Tucker’s greenhouse, squash, green beans, cucumbers, new potatoes and cabbage. For information, call Charles Bottoms at 336-994-2604.

The King Farmers Market at the Stokes Family YMCA is open on Wednesday from 11-1. Spring is in full swing and the market tables will be loaded with fresh, local produce, herbs, honey, eggs, beef, and plants!

Stokes County Arts Council – U.S. Army 440th Army Band Performance, Saturday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m., King Central Park amphitheater, 302 Kirby Road, King. UNCSA Summer String Concerts, Sunday, July 5, at 6:00 p.m., Hanging Rock State Park bathhouse, Hanging Rock Road, Danbury.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA – Can you believe it is time to think about Fall Sports at the Y? Don’t miss registration for Volleyball, Basketball, Teeball and Youth Soccer. Come in to register and take a dip in our pool to cool off in the midst of the summer heat.

King Outreach Ministry is in need of the following items: Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets & quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans and small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or

City of King – Please join us for our annual 4th of July Fireworks Show Presented by the City of King Saturday, July 4, 2015 at dusk (approximately 9:00 p.m.) Fireworks are launched from King Recreation Acres and may be viewed from many locations in town. Limited parking is available at the upper parking lot of King Recreation Acres (White Road entrance), King Public Library, Central Park Amphitheater, and the Carl Calloway American Legion Post #290.

Calvary Baptist Church 536 South Main St., King – Blood Drive, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 3:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. For an appointment, call 983-3728.

Stokes County Arts Council – Will host an Adult Pottery Class in July at West Stokes High School, 1400 Priddy Road, King, with instruction provided by Merideth Van Meter. The class will focus on beginning and intermediate instruction on the potter’s wheel. Classes are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, July 13, 15, 20, 22, 27and July 29, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Limited to the first ten participants to sign up. The fee is $120 per student and includes all materials/instruction. Please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 to register or for more information

Key Lime Cake

Trisha Yearwood

Trisha’s light, fluffy green Key Lime Cake is as delicious as it is pretty!

Cake: Butter, for greasing pan Flour, for dusting pan One 3-ounce package lime flavored gelatin 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 3/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 large eggs, slightly beaten Glaze: 1/2 cup key lime juice (from about 25 small key limes or 4 large regular limes) 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar Icing: 1/2 cup (1 stick butter), room temperature One 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature One 1 pound box confectioners’ sugar Directions Watch how to make this recipe For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour one 9-by-12-by-2-inch cake pan. In a large mixing bowl, mix the gelatin, granulated sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir to mix well. Add the oil, orange juice, lemon juice, vanilla, and eggs. Mix until well combined. Pour the batter evenly in the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Test for doneness by lightly touching the tops or inserting a toothpick. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack. For the glaze: While the cake is still hot, mix the lime juice and confectioners’ sugar together well. Pierce the cake with a fork to allow the glaze to soak in better and pour it over the cake on the cooling rack. Allow cake to cool completely as you prepare the icing. For the icing: Cream the butter and cream cheese. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until mixture is smooth and easy to spread. Spread the icing on the top and sides of the cake. Cook’s Note: you can also use three 9-inch round cake pans and make this into a layer cake.

Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges 1/2 cup vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper 1/4 cup oil

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving


Looking for a simple side dish to use garden-fresh yellow squash? Try this straightforward version of fried squash.

2 cups yellow squash, finely chopped 1 cup onion, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine squash, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well. Stir in flour. In a skillet, heat ½-inch oil over medium-high heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into oil. Cook about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning once. Drain croquettes on paper towels.

Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries

makes approximately 8 servings Ingredients 3 zucchini (1 lb.) 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 packet Shake & Bake Coating Mix 1 small egg


Heat oven to 450ºF. Trim the zucchini -cut crosswise in half, then cut each piece into 1/4-inch sticks. Add cheese to coating mix in shaker bag; shake gently to combine. Whisk egg in medium bowl. Add zucchini; toss to coat. Use tongs to place 1/4 of the zucchini in shaker bag; close bag and shake to evenly coat. Spread onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining zucchini. Bake for 12 to 13 min. or until golden brown, turning the baking tray 180 degrees after 7 min to facilitate even baking.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at or 813-6231

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