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March 19 – The Stokes County Historical Society will host “History of One Family”. Mr. George Pardue of Surry County will show his award-winning DVD, “The Peter Henry Pardue Family” and discuss tips on successfully researching your family genealogy. Mr. Pardue, a retired business man, has done extensive research on the Pardue family who were very early settlers to NC and this area. His DVD won the prestigious NC Society of Historians Paul Green Multimedia Award. This presentation will be at 2 pm at the Walnut Cove Public Library, 106 West 5th St. Walnut Cove. Light refreshments, free and open to the public.

The American Legion Post 290 has wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, potty chairs and shower chairs available for resident’s needs. Please call Jim Rosamond, 391-3618 for these items.

One pound of boneless chicken equals approximately 3 cups of cubed chicken.

Thanks to all those who donated blood at the American Red Cross Blood Mobile at Trinity Church on Monday, February 27. They collected 88 units.

Rub lemon juice on fish before cooking to enhance the flavor and help maintain a good color.

To avoid toughened beans or corn, add salt midway through cooking.

I was so pleased to have Tom and Mary McCants of Lexington, SC visit me last week. They came and had breakfast and visited with me on Thursday and Friday at Carillon after visiting their daughter, Rebecca and family here in Huntersville.

There is more to life than just exiting and having a pleasant time.

Asher Monroe Scott celebrated his first birthday on Saturday, March 4. His parents, Brian and Britney Wall Scott and sister, Briony had a wonderful party for him on Saturday. He was one year old on March 1. His mother wrote the attached to a picture of Asher on Facebook: “It is so hard trying to snap a picture of this boy. He is fast as lightning and never sits still. He had a very wonderful 1st Birthday Party! So much fun that he was out by 645. Thank you everyone who came and celebrated with us. We love you all and thank you for his great gifts!”

The American Legion Post 290 meets at 7 p.m. second Monday of each month. They ask that members join them.

Scaling a fish is easier if vinegar is rubbed on the scales first.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 meets at 7:00 p.m. 4th Tuesday of each month. They also ask that members join them.

King Outreach Ministries needs detergent, baby needs, personal care products, good used furniture for Thrift Shop, good used blankets and quilts, linens, curtains, good used fans and small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or

Boil all vegetables that grow above ground without a cover.

To keep hot oil from splattering, sprinkle a little salt or flour in the pan before frying.

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If anyone has recipes you would like to share, please send them to me at Carillon Assisted Living, 250 Commerce Centre Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Here are some more great recipes to use.

Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake

1 Angel Food Cake 1 large box (5 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix 3 cups milk 1 Lg. Container Cool Whip 1 Quart fresh strawberries sliced Tear cake into small pieces. Prepare pudding as directed. Fold cool whip into pudding mix well save one cup of cool whip for topping. Place 1/3 cake pieces in a bowl. Top with 1/3 pudding mixture and 1/2 strawberries. Repeat and top with remaining pudding mixture. Top with the remaining cool whip. Garnish with strawberry. Refrigerate.

A little vinegar or lemon juice added to potatoes before draining will make them extra white when mashed.

Sweet Potato Cobbler

By Wilma C. Smith

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick

3 ½ cups water

1 ½ cups sugar

3 TBSp. flour

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp. salt

Butter or margarine

Pastry, from recipe of your choice

¾ cup melted margarine

Whipped cream

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in water until crisp tender about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 ½ cups cooking liquid. Layer potatoes in greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking dish. Add reserved liquid. Combine sugar, flour. cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle over potatoes and dot with butter.

Roll out pastry and place over filling. Cut split top and brush with melted margarine. Sprinkle with additional sugar and nutmeg. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden. Top with whipped cream and serve.

When frying meat, sprinkle paprika in the meal to turn it golden brown.


By Wilma C. Smith

½ cup margarine

1 8 oz package chopped dates

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups crisp rice cereal

2 cups finely chopped pecans

Flaked coconut

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, cereal, and pecans. Cool to touch.

Shape mixture into one inch balls; roll in coconut. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Yields 5 dozen.


By Wilma C. Smith

1 large bag coconut

1 can sweeten condensed milk

Mix together and drop by teaspoonsfuls on coffee sheet. Bake 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. This is a short way of making macaroons.

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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