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Christy Lawless has news from Hilltop Baptist Church. They will have their homecoming on Sunday, August 27 beginning at 10:30 a. m. with Rev. Don Ball speaking. Homecoming lunch will be after service, and there will not be a Sunday night service.

Shelvie Dodson has news from Delta UMC. On Sunday, August 27, they will have their annual birthday covered dish lunch honoring all members. This will follow Sunday morning service. The women of the church will have a yard and bake sale on Saturday, September 9 beginning at 7 a. m.

The local Ruritans are gearing up for the 2017 10th Annual Ridgefest which will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 3 pm at NC Stokes Fire Dept. They are seeking vendors, crafters, anyone with yard sale items, antique dealers or other displays. No applications or fees apply. Reserve your space today. This is a free day for the community and is sponsored by area businesses. RSVP by September 25 to Andrea Finch at, text or call 669-0826. You must provide your own table.

Lena Priddy and Kaye Isbell attended the funeral of Lena’s nephew, Donald William Gann at Fair Funeral Home in Eden on Thursday, August 17. He passed away Saturday, August 12 at the age of 77.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the following:

Ronda Renee Rierson Wilkins who passed away Tuesday, August 15 at the age of 56.

Gregory “Gregg” Allan Carter who passed away Wednesday, August 16 at the age of 50.

Madeline Ward Watkins who passed away Friday, August 18 at the age of 84.

Please keep Steve Chaney in your thoughts and prayers as he continues his battle with cancer.


“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Carolyn’s Chili (Several have asked for this recipe. Hope you enjoy!)

2 – 3 lbs. ground beef

1 pkg. Chili-O Seasoning

1 can Rotel Tomatoes, original

1 can tomato sauce – 15 oz.

1/3 cup water

½ tsp salt & ½ tsp pepper

2 tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. onion powder

About 4 dashes Worchestershire Sauce

Brown beef with water, mash with potato masher to break apart. Drain. Stir in rest of ingredients and bring to boil over medium heat. Simmer for about 1 hour until thick and done. Do a taste test. If too spicy, add more sugar a tablespoon at a time. If out of onion powder, puree half of an onion and add to mixture.

Contact Carolyn Craig at 613-5315, or e-mail, if you have Sandy Ridge news.

Carolyn Craig

Sandy Ridge News