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In Memory of Margaret Baker Blaylock Furches

June 5, 1933 – September 13, 2017

Son, Mike Blalock and wife, Jan. Daughter, Cherise Blalock Millsaps. Grandchildren, Megan Blalock Dryden and husband, Sam; Will Blalock and wife Chandler; Emily Millsaps, Andrew Millsaps.

Farewell my friend

By Judy Marriott

Farewell my friend you’re leaving

It’s time for you to go

Your friendship was a blessing

And I will miss you so

We shared so many secrets

You brightened up my day

You brought me so much happiness

With your kind and loving ways

You lifted up my spirits

When I was feeling blue

No matter what was happening

You knew just what to do

And oh, we had such fun

Through all the ups and downs of life

The good times and the sad

From high school days to Golden years

The best friend I ever had

God is here to take you home

Now you and I must part

I love you and forever

You will live within my heart

Sunday, October 8 – 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 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 8th at the King Public Library at 101 Pilot View Drive, King. Check out Rescue Ranch’s cool Chevrolet-inspired corn maze in #Statesville starting Oct. 6. Rescue Ranch corn maze opens Oct. 6

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 6 and running 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, October 1 with lunch at 1:00 p.m. The church is located at 5413 Highway 66S, King, NC 27021. Please get word to all your family.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 West Dalton Road,0 King on Monday, October 23 from 2 until 7 p.m. To schedule your appointment call Peggy at 336-671-0151 or Peggy L at 336-416-2786 or email Become an American Red Cross blood donor and help save the lives of patients in need.

Andrews’ Mowing & Landscaping, Fall is just around the corner. Give your home a new fall look. Freshen those beds. We offer pine needles or mulch, trimming and much much more. Call today to schedule your free estimate 336-624-8357 you won’t be disappointed. King Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Lil’ Miss. & Mr. KingFest – We are pleased to announce our 3rd annual Lil’ Miss. & Mr. KingFest to take place at King Central Park on October 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. There are two age categories for this event, ages 3-5 and 6-8. Applicants must be pre-registered by noon on Thursday, September 28 in order to be eligible. There will only be ten positions for each age group 5 girls and 5 boys. In the event we receive more applications then positions, a random drawing will be done at 2:00 p.m on the 28 to pick the final contestants. Prizes will be given. Please contact the King Chamber of Commerce at (336) 983-9308 or for applications and information. Thank you to our Event Sponsors RiverStreet Network and Foothills Eye Care

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.

Alice Cox Ledford writes – Every time I make this cake, I think about Donald Cornatzer, Virgil Fulk, Mark Robertson, and Steve’s favorite before he gave up Sugar. They all love this cake. This recipe was given to me back in the 70s from Edna Kiser and I don’t use the cinnamon and neither did Edna. It is going in oven for Mark’s Birthday lunch tomorrow,

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

T =tablespoon; t t = 1 teaspoon

2 C sugar 2 C flour… 2 sticks butter 4 T. Cocoa 1C water 1/2.C buttermilk

2 eggs, beaten 1/2t. Cinnamon 1t. Soda 1t. vanilla Mix sugar & flour. Set aside. Bring to a boil the butter, cocoa, & water. Add buttermilk, eggs, cinnamon, soda and vanilla. Mix in flour & sugar. Pour into a sheet pan & bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

FROSTING 4T. Cocoa 1stick butter 6T. Milk Bring to a boil and add 4C. Confectioners’ sugar, 1t. vanilla and 1C black walnuts chopped. (may substitute any nut, but these add a distinct flavor.)

Pumpkin Crisp

16 oz. cooked pumpkin

16 oz. can Eagle Brand Milk

½ cup sugar

½ tsp. cinnamon

3 eggs

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup chopped nuts

1 cup melted butter or margarine

Thoroughly mix together pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and eggs. Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Spread yellow cake mix evenly over top of pumpkin mix, sprinkle with chopped nuts. Pour melted butter over entire top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.


1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese

½ cup confectioners’ sugar

¾ cup Cool Whip

Soften cream cheese and add confectioners’ sugar. Mix well. Fold in Cool Whip, blending to a smooth consistency. Spread over cooled cake.

Too sweet, add a little vinegar or lemon juice.

Sticky rice – rinse rice with warm water.

No tomato juice – mix ½ cup ketchup with ½ cup water.

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