King News

The Stokes News is 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.

I lost a dear friend over the weekend, Kathleen Moser Mendenhall. “If the world had more people like her, it would be a better place, you did make a difference.” Kathleen and I worked together, for more years than either of us could count, with the Stokes County Fair, King. We would talk, discuss, and sometimes almost get into an argument, but in the end always say we loved each other. I had typed this much when Jackie brought Christine’s tribute to her grandmother to me and flowers. I must type this portion from Christine’s tribute.

“I feel that if she could say one thing to us it would be to simply do the best you can, wake up every day and remind yourself that it’s your job to live that day as faithful and loving as you can, always looking for opportunities to help another and to respond to and embrace your calling. When you mess up, get up and keep going. Apologize when you need to, and offer grace and forgiveness to all. Stay positive, remember that the Lord is with you in the highest of highs and lowest of lows.”

Kathleen, we look forward to seeing you again. With love, Peggy

Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County – Did not have their Rummage Sale on Saturday, July 4th, due to it being “Independence Day”. They are moving it to Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are located at 115-117 East Dalton Road, downtown King.

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. We will have an adult VBS led by Jim Blume. On Sunday night we will have an ending celebration for the parents at 5:30 p.m. Please call Karen Hall or the 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: Donald Gray Boyles, 12/28/1937-6/29/2015; Joyce Faye Williams Engiman, 2/2/1930-6/27/2015; Barbara Jean Westmoreland, 6/22/1938-6/28/2015; Jeffrey Wayne McHone, 6/28/2015; Brenda Vanhoy Clark, 11/9/1943-7/1/2015; Carlton Eugene Fulk, Jr., 2/2/1941-7/4/2015; Faye Martin Hilton, 9/5/1925-7/4/2015; Larry Wallace “Mully” Kegley, 12/2/1944-7/2/2015; Kathleen Moser Mendenhall, 12/7/1921-7/3/2015; Beatrice Smith Hunter, 6/21/1941-7/4/2015.

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 ripe tomatoes from the garden, squash, green beans, cucumbers, new potatoes and corn. For information, call Charles Bottoms at 336-994-2604.

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

A message for the Eastern Star members and others – Faye Martin Hilton of High Point passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. She was the widow of William C. Hilton, Worthy Grand Patron, Order of the Eastern Star of North Carolina. Faye was the sister of Betty Barnes of King. Our thoughts are with you.

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 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!!! Not a member is our guest!

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

The Carl Calloway American Legion Post #290. Will have their officer’s installation ceremony on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 6:30.p.m.

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

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

Fay Tuttle

1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet) 1/2 cup oil 1 stick butter 3 Tablespoon cocoa 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla


1 stick butter 3 Tablespoon cocoa 6 Tablespoon of cream or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs,

buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it’s still warm. Enjoy

Pink Lemonade Pie

This pie is no-bake and so easy to make. Takes less than 10 minutes to assemble but allow at least 6 hours freezing time before serving.


* 1 premade graham cracker crust

* 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

* 1 6 oz. can frozen pink lemonade

* 1 12 oz.container whipped topping, thawed

* 3 drops red food coloring

* whipped cream for garnish (optional)


1. Hand mix sweetened condensed milk and frozen lemonade concentrate in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add whipped topping.

3. Fold in gently, using a large spoon.

4. Add 3 drops of red food coloring to enhance the pink color.

5. Blend till color is uniform.

6. Spoon into the graham cracker crust.

7. Freeze.

8. Right before serving, decorate your pie with canned whipped cream for a festive look.

Hoagle Dip Recipe

Recipe type: Appetizer

Serves: 8


* ¼ pound Hormel pepperoni, chopped into small pieces

* ¼ pound deli turkey breast, chopped into small pieces

* ¼ pound deli Genoa salami, chopped into small pieces

* ¼ pound deli ham, chopped into small pieces

* ¼ pound deli provolone cheese, chopped into small pieces * 1 onion, finely diced

* ½ head iceberg lettuce, shredded and chopped

* ½ cup hot banana peppers, finely chopped (optional)

* 1 tomato, seeded and chopped * ½ cup mayonnaise

* 1 teaspoon olive oil

* 1 tablespoon dried oregano

* 1 tablespoon dried basil

* ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

* Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the deli meats and cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers.

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, olive oil. Oregano, basil and pepper flakes.

2. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the meat mixture and stir to combine.

3. Serve with sliced baguette or crackers.


Magically makes its own crust!

1/2 cup Bisquick 3/4 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 cup milk 1 cup flaked coconut 1 tsp. vanilla 1 TBS. butter, softened

Combine all ingredients and pour into 9 inch buttered pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until custard sets. Like magic it layers into crust, custard, coconut topping. Cool. Tip: One cup of Bisquick can be substituted by a mix of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter.

Cooking Tips from Quaker Gap Baptist Church cook book:

After stewing a chicken, cool in broth before cutting into chunks, it will have twice the flavor.

When boiling corn, add sugar to the water instead of salt. Salt will toughen the corn.

Potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes before baking will bake more rapidly.

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

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