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The Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Road, King on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 2 to 7 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy R at 671-0151 or Peggy L at 416-2786 or Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk ins are welcome.

Carroll Memorials, Inc., 309 South Main Street, King celebrated their 10th anniversary on Wednesday, August 5th with an OPEN HOUSE. Happy anniversary Steve and Beth Carroll. We’re happy you made King your home.

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.

The Chestnut Grove Ruritan Club is presenting SUMMER JAM, a free event benefiting the American Cancer Society to be held at King Central Park Amphitheater on Saturday, August 22, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. There will be live music including Rain Jacket and Taylor Vaden as Elvis; a car cruise-in; raffles with great prizes from local merchants; and food and drink. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and support the American Cancer Society!

We extend thoughts and prayers to the families of deceased love ones recently passed: .Joyce Ann Amos, 7/24/1962-7/31/2015; Nadine Wood Flinchum, 7/8/1953-7/31/2015; Gladys Hege Livengood, 8/2/1920 – 7/29/2015; Don Winfield McDaniel, 12/16/1942-7/30/2015; Mary Ella Kiser Williams, 11/11/1939-7/29/2015.

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, squash, new potatoes, okra, corn and watermelons. 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. The market tables will be loaded with fresh, local produce, herbs, honey, eggs, beef, and plants!

The 65th Stokes County Agricultural Fair is just around the corner, on September 15-19, 2015. Please note that exhibits will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday. The EXHIBIT HALL will be open to exhibitors only on Monday. The gates and midway will open on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and continue with the same hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The gates and midway will open on Saturday at 12 noon. Fair books are at the library, get a copy and make plans to enter exhibits.

STOKES FAMILY YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, 336-985-9622, Are you a CANCER SURVIVOR or know some who is? LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, is a FREE 12 week physical activity and well-being program provided in a safe, supportive environment with physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. The next session begins August 10, contact for more information.

Stokes Family YMCA, SAVE THE DATE, 16th Annual King of the Hill 5K/10K. September 12, 2015 Races begin at 7:30 a.m. Register online at or at the Stokes Family YMCA. For more info call 985.9622. New Feature this year: Chip Timing provided by Go! Sports. 5K Run/Walk: $25, $30 (Race Day). 10K Run: $30 , $35(Race Day). Benefiting LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

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 They do have a mailing box in King and mail should be sent to The Stokes News, P. O. Box 468, King, NC 27021.

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!

Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury – Will present “The Meaning of Our Tears”, a theatrical adaptation of the book by author, Trudy J. Smith based on the Lawson Family tragedy of 1929, with performances scheduled the weekends of August 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23 at South Stokes High School, 1100 South Stokes High Drive in Walnut Cove. Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased by calling the Stokes County Arts Council at 336 593-8159. Performance times are 7 p.m. for all scheduled Friday and Saturday shows and 3 p.m. for Sunday shows.

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

King Public Library

King Public Library Title Waves Poetry Club Thursday, August 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Click for times & information about other upcoming library events! Need a job? Visit our JobLink Lab in the library!

Starbucks Lemon Loaf

1 1/2 cup(s) FLOUR

1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA

1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING POWDER

1/2 teaspoon(s) SALT


1 cup(s) SUGAR

2 tablespoon(s) BUTTER; Softened.

1 teaspoon(s) VANILLA

1 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT

1/3 cup(s) LEMON JUICE

1/2 cup(s) OIL (recommend coconut oil)


1 cup(s) POWDERED SUGAR; Plus 1 Tablespoon.

2 tablespoon(s) WHOLE MILK; I Used 2%.

1/2 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT


Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Use a mixer to blend together the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon extract and lemon juice in a medium bowl.

Pour wet ingredient into the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.

Add oil and mix well.

Pour batter into a well greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into center of the cake comes out clean.

Make the lemon icing by combining all the icing ingredients in a small bowl with an electric mixer on low speed.

When the loaf is cool, remove it from pan and frost the top with the icing.

Let the icing set up before slicing.

(Mouth Watering Recipe)




4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pan

1-1/2 cup digestive biscuits, crumbed

1/4 cup sugar


2 large egg yolks

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (3 lemons)


*Preheat oven to 350F / 180C degrees.

*Brush a square baking dish with melted butter.

*Crush biscuits

*Then add in sugar and butter and blend to mix.

*Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.

*Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 12 minutes.

*Cool crust, 30 minutes.


*In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk.

*Add lemon juice; whisk until smooth.

*Pour filling into cooled crust; carefully spread to edges.

*Bake until set, about 15 minutes.

*Cool in pan on rack.

*Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Serve with whipped cream.


By Margaret Furches

1 cup self-rising flour

½ cup sugar

2 TBSP cocoa and ½ cup cocoa

½ cup milk

3 TBSP oil

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 ¾ cups hot water

Combine sugar and 2 TBSP cocoa. Add flour. Mix oil and milk until smooth. Add to the flour mixture. Pour into greased pan or dish. Combine brown sugar and remaining cocoa and sprinkle over top of batter. Add hot water. DO NOT STIR. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35-45 minutes until top is crusty.


By Johnnie Sue Hartgrove

½ cup margarine

1 cup milk

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

Heat margarine in milk until almost boiling. Beat eggs until light and lemon colored. Continue beating as you add sugar. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to sugar and egg mixture. Add flavoring with the hot milk and margarine to the batter. Pour into 3 greased and floured cake pans (9 inch each) Bake at 350 degrees until done.


1 large can crushed pineapple

1 (8 0z) cream cheese

1 stick margarine

1 box powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix these four ingredients together until smooth and creamy. After cake layers cool, stake them onto a cake plate, making tiny holes in each layer with a toothpick before putting pineapple and icing between each layer. This will be a moist and delicious cake.

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

Peggy Wall

King News

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