Patriot and Posey Township 12-8-16

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The only people Mike Jones had in attendance for church services this past Sunday at the Patriot Baptist Church were Posey Township Volunteer Firefighters Larry Monjar, Ron Bruns, John Goodpaster and Brian Hughes. No, it was not a “Hellfire and Brimstone” kind of service – it was a possible furnace problem. Better to be safe than sorry, Pastor Jones canceled his services and invited the firefighters to come and take a look see on their own. Seen waiting very impatiently outside the church and obviously very disappointed was everybody’s favorite Patriot pooch ‘Oreo’. Mike says they will be back next week with Sunday School and Fellowship at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome! (Especially Oreo!)

This week culminates 75 years since the destruction of Pearl Harbor and the loss of thousands of lives. Researchers now contend that the United States had acquired enough advanced intelligence to have avoided the attack completely. Such a shame that the same type of communications breakdown occurred on 9/11.

Congratulations to Ronald C. Bruns who will assume the position of Fire Chief of the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department beginning January 1st when now-Chief Larry Monjar steps down. Many thanks to Larry for his many years of dedication and service to the residents of Patriot and Posey Township.

Also congratulations to Toy and Gardy Smith on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Looks like Gardy must have robbed the cradle – Toy can’t be ‘that’ old!

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) 594-23540.

Prayers requested for Tom Cook (Cook’s Kitchen); and Anne Monjar, who is having surgery. And don’t forget the victims of the fires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The Red HOT Hatters are collecting donations of blankets, toys, bones and special treats for the critters at the Switzerland County Animal Shelter on Christmas morning. Plans are for the Red HOT Hatters to drop off their donations at the Shelter on Saturday, December 10th between 10-11 a.m.

Cook’s Kitchen is really getting into the spirit of Christmas with their “Kids’ Christmas Fun” planned for December 11th from noon until 5 p.m. Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to participate. Marilyn is planning crafts, movies, pizza, soft drinks and even a visit from Santa! Parents need not attend! “Give Mom a break!” says Marilyn. Fee of $15 per child covers everything. RSVP to Marilyn by December 7th.

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.

I apologize for not including any recipes recently. Our “Aunt Bea” Sharon Levell has been sending me things but since I’m using a tablet now instead of a laptop, it’s more difficult to type on the flat keyboard. So this week, here are two recipes to help catch up:

GOOD BREAKFAST

EGG BAKE

1 Package – Crescent Rolls

4 Eggs

Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese

1 Lb. – Sausage

¾ Cup – Milk

Salt and Pepper as desired

Place rolls in 9″ x 13″ lightly greased pan. Place browned sausage on top of rolls and cover with cheese. Beat eggs and milk together and pour over sausage. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

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CARAMEL APPLE

COOKIE BARS

Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake “Big Deluxe Oatmeal/Raisin

Refrigerated Cookies

21 oz. Apple Pie Filling

6-10 Pieces of Caramel Candy

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 8″ square pan with parchment paper. Press 9 cookies into bottom of pan. Top with pie filling. Crumble remaining 3 cookies over pie filling. Bake 40 minutes then cool 30 minutes. Microwave the caramels on high for one minute and then drizzle over cooled bars.

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