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The Stokes County Historical Society will proudly host “The History of the Masonic Lodge: Focusing on Stokes County” presented by Sir Knight Danny R. Martin a 32 year Mason and native of Stokes County. This program is free and open to the public and will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, Oct. 8 at the King Public Library at 101 Pilot View Drive.

Check out Rescue Ranch’s cool Chevrolet-inspired corn maze in Statesville starting Oct. 6 through Oct. 28. Rescue Ranch will open its gates for visitors to experience a lighted corn maze presented by Chevrolet.

The Carroll Reunion will be at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 1 with lunch at 1 p.m. The church is located at 5413 Highway 66S in King. Please get word to all your family.

You are invited to attend the Homecoming at Quaker Gap Baptist Church on Sunday. Sept. 24. The church is located at 2265 Flat Shoals Rd. in King. Sunday School begins at 9:15 am, Homecoming Worshjp Services begins at 10:30 am followed by dinner on the grounds. This year the church is pleased to announce Rev. Stephen Norris as speaker.

Andrews’ Mowing & Landscaping reminds the community fall is just around the corner. Give your home a new fall look. Freshen those beds. They offer pine needles or mulch, trimming and much more. Call today to schedule your free estimate 336-624-8357.

King Public Library – Common Threads Quilters Group will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10 am ; Adult Breakfast & Movie – Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 am; The library will be closed for staff training on Friday, Sept. 29.

Your fruit salads will look perfect when you use an egg slicer to make perfect slices of strawberries, kiwis, or bananas. Always chill juices or sodas before adding to beverage recipes.

Ice cubes will help sharpen garbage disposal blades.

Add. raw rice to the salt shaker to keep the salt free-flowing.

For a spicy aroma, toss dried oranges or lemon rinds into the fire place.

Don’t mistake pleasures for happiness. They are a different breed of dog.

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy.

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

There’s no point in burying hatchet if you’re going to put up a marker on the site.

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Heat leftover custard and use it as frosting for a cake.

Pie crust will be better and easier to make if all the ingredients are cool.

Humanity Restore of Stokes County, 336-985-3211 is located at 115-117 East Dalton Road in King and is open Thursday and Friday, 11 am- 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

A Farmer Saying Grace – A visiting preacher was attending a men’s breakfast in Ohio farm country. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. After all were seated, the older farmer began—— “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The Preacher opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.”

Now the Preacher was overly worried. However without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.” Just as the Preacher was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, “But when you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em up, I do love fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘till You are done mixin’ and probably it will be somethin’ even better than biscuits.

Sausage Dip

1 Pkg Velvetta cheese

1Pkg. Cream cheese

1Pkg Jimmy Dean sage sausage

1 can Roteli tomatoes

Melt the cheese. Fry and drain the sausage. Mix cheese, sausage, and tomatoes. It’s ready to eat. Serve with tortilla chips.

Earthquake Cake

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup angel flaked coconut

1 German chocolate cake mixed as directed on box

1 Stick margarine

1 pkg. cream cheese

1 box powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Mix together chopped pecans and coconut and press into a 9×13 greased loaf pan. Pour cake mix over nuts and coconut. Mix the rest of ingredients and top by tablespoons over the cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Leave in pan. Do not frost.

Lemon Chess Pie

2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon flour

Pinch of salt

2 Tablespoons cornmeal or coconut

Mix and then add:

4 eggs unbeaten

¼ cup milk

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup melted butter

4 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Beat until smooth. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 35-45 minutes at 375 degrees or until done.

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