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Please join us as Sandy Ridge Music Association welcomes Hubert Lawson & The Bluegrass Country Boys as well as None of the Above on Saturday, September 10 beginning at 6:00 p. m. at The Sandy Ridge Community Center. We will have concessions and 50/50 raffle. Bring your dancing shoes as we are sure to have a great time!

Madeline Watkins has news from Delta UMC. On Saturday, September 10, beginning at 7:00 a. m. there will be yard and bake sale at the church picnic shelter. Also, on Saturday, September 17, there will be an outside singing featuring The Chords of Faith and Third Sunday. Sunday, the 18th, is Old Fashioned Day with lunch in the fellowship hall following the morning service.

Carolyn Manuel of Riverside Baptist church on Amostown Road invites everyone in the community to a fish fry to be held on Saturday, October 22 from 5 until 8:00 at the American Legion. Plate includes catfish, hushpuppies, slaw and drink for $8.00. Gerald Alley will be the catfish fryer. YUM! You may purchase tickets in advance by calling Carolyn at 593-8803. You may eat in or take out.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of:

Billie “Bill” Oscar Steele who passed away August 31 at the age of 90.

David “Lee” Carter who passed away August 29 at the age of 48.


Scotty Shelton was born at Morehead Hospital to Eugene and Linda Shelton and was raised in Stoneville. He attended Stoneville Elementary and graduated from McMichael High School in 1992. As a boy, he would visit his cousin who lived in Stokes County near Hwy. 770, and they would ride four wheelers and hunt. In 1994, at the age of 17, his Mom and Step-Father moved to Stokes County; and he said he couldn’t have been happier. He has a half-sister who resides in California.

After graduating high school, he attended Guilford Tech and got a degree in Automotive Service Technology. However, he said, “That was not for me. “ He went to work at Kobe Copper for about a year and a half in production. His stepfather was maintenance supervisor at Kobe and he was transferred to maintenance and spent two to three years learning and growing in the field. From there, he was an electrician for Metzler in Reidsville for eight years. He would work twelve hour shifts and then take night classes and received a diploma in heating and air. He said he took a big pay cut to go to work at Blackburn Carter in Kernersville. He learned a lot and learned it fast because of his previous experience. He took the state test for heating and air and now is owner of Shelton’s Air Worx for the last eight years.

While employed by Kobe Copper, he was introduced to his future wife, Tamara, by her uncle who was a welder. They were married in 2001 and have two boys – Asher who is 3 ½ years and Gabriel “Gabe” who is 19 months old.

He still enjoys hunting and fishing when he can. But, when not working, he wants to spend as much time as he can with his boys. He said any extracurricular activities just takes time away from them. He

and his wife struggled for eleven years to have a child; so, time spent with them is precious. He and his family enjoy vacationing at Pigeon Forge and North Myrtle Beach. He would love to travel to Germany. Both his Dad and Mom were stationed there while in the Army. He heard stories from his Mom about the beautiful castles and how nice and friendly the people were. On his bucket list, if possible one day, is to travel to Israel.

If he could have dinner with anyone just one more time, it would have to be his Mom. He and his family are members of Stone Eden Baptist Church where he is also a deacon. Scotty said, “Looking back in life, I would have fell flat on my face if it had not been for the Lord. He held me up, and I owe him credit for it. He is my inspiration. I feel like a football player who just scored the winning touchdown. That’s how I feel about life.”

Thank you, Scotty, for taking the time to let us get to know you better.


“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” — Tom Bodett


I know it stills feels like summer; but, this is a tasty cake for fall.

Crunchy-Topped Spice Cake

3 eggs

½ cup butter or margarine, melted

1 can (15 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin

1 pkg. (18 ¼ oz.) spice cake mix

1 ½ cups finely chopped walnuts, divided

1 cup butterscotch chips

In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, butter and pumpkin. Add cake mix; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in ¾ cup walnuts. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2” baking pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and remaining nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315, or e-mail, if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News

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