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The Red HOT Hatters have found seasonal positions as Santa’s most colorful elves and as such have helped provide personal hygiene items for Angel Tree this year and tons of goodies for the critters at the Switzerland County Animal Shelter as well.

Further celebrating the Christmas spirit, the following Red HOT Hatters attended the “3rd Annual Christmas at the Schenck Mansion Luncheon” on Monday, December 12th: JoAnn Gaudin, Stasia Wiseman, Eileen Wiesmann, Mary Christiani, Deanna Graham, Mika King, Claudia Dawson, Lois McKay, Sandy Dawson, Jan Bixler, Juanita Giltner, Dotty Keeton and Kay Cook. Joyce Johnson had a change in plans at the last minute.

Boy Scout Troop #700 is currently recruiting for new members. To be eligible for Boy Scouts, you must meet the age requirements: be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award as a Webelo and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old. If you or someone you know is interested in the opportunities through Boy Scouts that Troop #700 is offering, or you would like to volunteer to be an adult leader with the Troop, they meet at the Patriot Baptist Church every first, third and fifth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For additional information, please contact Scoutmaster David McCarty (812-594-2222) or Committee Chair Chris Oatman (812-594-2354).

Prayers requested for Wayne Turner, Allen Michael Chase and Anne Monjar. And don’t forget Josh and Tasha Rose and family, who lost their home to fire Sunday.

Cook’s Kitchen will be starting 2017 with a New Year’s Pajama Party for kids 2 to 12 years of age. Marilyn is calling it a lockdown for kids and the children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and pillow and wear their PJ’s. Fun starts at 6 p.m. and concludes at 1 a.m. A $20 charge per child will cover all activities, games, movies, food and soft drinks. Parents need not attend! RSVP to Marilyn by Wednesday, December 28th.

The Most Sorrowful Mother of God parishioners are collecting items for St. Vincent de Paul in the narthex/foyer of the church until the end of the year. Those items being requested include: canned goods, non-perishable food items, household items (laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper) and children’s diapers. The church is open to the public on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. for drop off.

COMFORTING CROCKPOT

CHICKEN AND NOODLES

2 Cans – 14.7 oz.

Cream of Chicken Soup

2 Cans – Chicken Broth

(15 oz. each)

1 Stick of Butter

(or Margarine)

1 Lb. Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts

1 – 24 oz. Package of

Frozen Egg Noodles

Salt and pepper chicken breasts and place in the bottom of the crockpot. Spoon the soup over the chicken. Cut the butter into several pats and place pieces evenly over the soup. Pour the broth over the soup. Place lid on pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove chicken and cut or tear into smaller pieces and place back into the crockpot. Add noodles and cook for another 2 hours or until the noodles are the desired tenderness.

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