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Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Port-o-Pit BBQ Chicken Dinner, Friday, September 23, 2016, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 8710 Meadowbrook Drive, Tobaccoville. Plates are $9.00 each, Dinner includes 1/2 Chicken, BBQ Slaw, Roll, Baked Beans, Dessert, Eat-in or Take-out Available, Delivery Available for 5 Dinners, Contact Phone – (336)983-5211.

Upcoming Blood Drives:

Stokes Family YMCA Blood Drive

105 Moore Road, King

Thursday, September 8, 2016


For an appointment, call 336-985-9622.

Stokes County Early College High School Blood Drive

1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove

Friday, September 9, 2016


For an appointment, call 336-593-5402.

West Stokes High School Blood Drive

1400 Priddy Road, King

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


For an appointment, call 336-983-2099.

Lynn Wilkes

Account Manager I

American Red Cross

The 66th Stokes County Agricultural Fair is next week at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 13-17, 2016. On Monday, September 12, exhibits will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Midway WILL NOT BE OPENED on Monday.

Cakes will be judged on Tuesday morning. If cakes not to be sold, participants may pick up their cake after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Cakes will be auctioned to the highest bidder Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in front of the legion by Todd Gordon.

There will be a new competition, Fried Apple Pie Contest, sponsored by Smitty’s Apples (see page 67 in Fair Book for further information and rules.)

Bingo will be played each night from 5 to 9 p.m.

Gates and Midway will open at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Student Day ($11.00 includes admission and riding all rides). The Jr. Goats and Sheep Shows and poultry judging will be at 5:00 p.m.

In Memory of past great members: Kathleen Mendenhall, 7/03/15, Doyle Cromer, 8/31/15, Adeline Kiser, 11/10/15, Howell Patterson, 1/28/16, Alice Bennett, 1/29/16, Jim Jones, 3/12,16.

Habitat for Humanity of Stokes County – 115-117 East Dalton Rd, King (336-985-3211)’

Is having their Rummage Sale Saturday, September 10 from 8 am to 2 pm.

King Public Library, Yoga Sept. 13, 20, 27, & Oct. 4, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Visit for more!

Stokes Arts Council, Reach the Peaks – Hanging Rock State Park 2016, Saturday, September 24th. Register online at or for more information call 336-593-8159.

Stokes Stomp 2016 is Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th at Moratock Park in Danbury.

Are you a care giver? A Christian Caregiver’s Support Group is beginning soon. We will meet to share our stories, offer spiritual and emotional support, pray, and be fed by the Holy Scriptures. The convener is Helen Milleson who has led a Care Giver’s Support Group for 16 years through Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, NC. Helen is married to Bart Milleson, pastor with Trinity United Methodist in King. We will meet in the library of Trinity United Methodist Church on Sundays from 9:30-10:15 am beginning on Sunday, September 9, 2016. EVERYONE IS INVITED! If you have questions, you are invited to call Helen at 336-686-3316.

Trinity United Methodist Church will observe Homecoming on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Quaker Gap Baptist Church will observe Homecoming on Sunday, September 25, 2016

King Fest will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Central Park, Kirby Road, King. Sponsored by King Chamber of Commerce, for more information call the Chamber at 336-983-9308.

Stokes County Arts Council – The Stokes Stomp 2016 Festival on the Dan is Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11. Reach the Peaks Hanging Rock State Park 2016 Saturday, September 24, register online at or for more information call the Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159.

King Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business Leader of the Year and for Retired Community Leader of the Year. You can send your nominations to kingchamber or you can call the Chamber with your nominations at 336-983-9308.

IMPOSSIBLE COCONUT CUSTARD PIE (makes it’s own crust!)

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

Directions 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.

Chocolate fudge pecan pie

2/3 cup evaporated milk 1/2 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked piecrust shell Ice cream

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Microwave first 3 ingredients in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, whisking at 30-second intervals. 2. Whisk sugar and flour into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking just until blended after each addition. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell. 3. Bake at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream.

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

Ingredients ¾ cup uncooked old-fashioned oats ⅔ cup packed brown sugar ¾ cup granulated sugar ½ cup biscuit baking mix ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced* (Blanching them makes them much easier to peel)

Instructions Grease WELL the inside of 3 or 4-quart slow cooker. In a bowl, combine sugars, baking mix, oats and cinnamon. Stir in peaches and spoon into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream!

Pasta Fagioli in the Crockpot~ just like Olive Garden

2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained 1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained 3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock 3 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons pepper 5 teaspoons parsley 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional) 1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce 8 ounces pasta

Directions: Brown beef in a skillet. Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Add pasta the last 30 minutes. Serve with a nice crisp green salad and some garlic bread! Enjoy

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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