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Due largely to the upcoming Independence Day holiday, there are hundreds of fewer blood

drives scheduled in the coming weeks than normal, which makes your upcoming blood drive

especially critical to helping save lives. Every donation matters, more than ever right now.


Achieving and exceeding your blood drive goal can help offset the projected shortfall in

donations due to many fewer scheduled blood drives. Below are key messages that can be

relayed to donors while scheduling appointments.

Local Blood Drives Scheduled:

Trinity United Methodist Church Blood Drive

Monday, June 27, 2016

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church – King Blood Drive

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Stokes Family YMCA Blood Drive

Thursday, July 14, 2016

1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

King Outreach Ministry

Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets & quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans & small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, lamps, and lamp shades. For more information, please call 336-983-4357 or

Thoughts and prayers are extended to the families of the following deceased members Annie Ruth Alley Kirby, 12/9/1927-6/13/2016; James Garland Smith, 6/19/2016; Donnie Sullivan, 6/19/2016.

Mr. James “Jim” Garland Smith, 62,passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born January 3, 1954 in Wake County to the late Helen Gray McBane Smith and Vance Garland Smith. Jim worked with R. J. Reynolds for 36 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and was active with committee work. He was a life-long runner from high school until his health no longer permitted. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and had a great appreciation for nature. His dry wit and humor will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his older brother, Vance McBane Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Ann Martin Smith; two sons, Preston Smith (Greta) of Pleasant Garden and Keenan Smith of Boone; two grandchildren, Murdoch and Ollie Smith; three siblings: Carolyn Gravitt (Steve), Barbara Moore (Tim), and Allison Neese (Randy); one aunt, Nanny McBane; four special cousins: Wendy, Cathy, Libby, and Al; many nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family including his work and church families.

Every Friday Night, BINGO at American Legion Post 290, King. Early bird at 6:30 p.m. Come and have fun.

Stokes Arts Council 336-593-8159 – Announcing Auditions for the Summer 2016 Production of The Red Badge of CourageSaturday, June 25, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and Monday June 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Mount Olive Elementary School (2145 Chestnut Grove Rd, King). Roles Available for 9 Men, 5-6 Women, Ages 16 and Up, Please.

United Fund of Stokes County, 336-593-8904 or email – Is currently accepting applications for a “Special Project Grant”. Anyone who is in need of funding for a special project, should contact the United Fund of Stokes County to request an application. To be considered for the grant, the project must aim to improve the quality of life directly affecting Stokes County residents. The organization/project must also be non-profit. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2016.

A few drops of lemon juice added to simmering rice will keep the grains separated.

Open House – The Stokes County Historical Society Museum of Regional History, located at 403 Main Street, Danbury, N.C. 27016, will be open from 2:00-5:00 on Sunday, June 26. This

historic 1850’s home of the Wilson Fulton family is beautifully appointed with period furniture and local items. New displays and new Saura Indian artifacts have recently been added. This event is free and open to the public. Guides will be on hand to answer questions.

When cooking greens, add a teaspoon of sugar to the water to help vegetables retain their fresh colors.

King Public Library – Breakfast and a Movie, June 23 at 10:00am, Game Changer Book Bingo (for teens), June 23 at 6:00 pm. Visit for more!

Marinated 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.


2 lbs. Jimmy Dean Regular Sausage

1 ½ cups all purpose baking/biscuit mix

4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup finely chopped onions

½ cup finely chopped celery

½ tsps garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Form into 1 inch balls. Bake 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet until golden. Makes about 6 dozen. Sausage cheese balls can be frozen uncooked.


1 lb. can green peas, drained

1 (5 oz) can water chestnut, drained

1 medium onion, chopped

1 (2 oz) jar chopped pimento

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

½ cup grated cheese

Mix all together, but cheese. Pour into greased 1 ½ quart casserole dish, Sprinkle cheese over all. Crush 1 cup Ritz crackers and combine with ¾ stick melted margarine. Spread on top and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

When preparing a casserole, make an additional batch to freeze for when you’re short on time. Use within 2 months.


2 cups cooked squash

¼ cup of margarine, melted

1 small onion, chopped

1 cup Ritz of Town House crackers crushed

½ cup milk

1 egg beaten

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup grated cheese

Drain and mash squash and mix with margarine, onions, crackers, milk, salt and pepper. Pour into a buttered casserole and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Blueberry Pound Cake Gerri Hensley.

1/2 cup butter 3 eggs 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 2 cups sugar 4 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup milk

Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a very large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Beat in eggs. Stir blueberries into flour mixture. By hand, stir blueberry mixture into butter mixture. Stir in milk just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven for 60 to 75 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen cake from edge of pan with a narrow metal spatula. Remove cake from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

NOTE: This is excellent all by itself, but would be great with a little added lemon zest or a couple handfuls of white chocolate chips. Or maybe a mixture of blueberries and raspberries. Oooh, that would be pretty

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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