The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Patriot Town Board is Tuesday, September 4th and will begin one hour earlier than normal at 5 p.m. in the Patriot Town Hall located at 352 3rd Street in Patriot. The meetings are open to the public and begin with the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a total of three meetings in August including a special executive session and a synopsis of those meetings should be in next week’s paper. The most important item on the agenda was the agreement between the Patriot Town Board and the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., for contracted, month by month, fire coverage for the Town of Patriot.
Don and Mary Ellen Witt are gearing up for a very special 68th Anniversary on Saturday, September 1st. Congratulations to these beautiful people!
In Patriot, David and Shirley Hite celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary on August 24th.
Also in Patriot, Carl and Betty Hutchinson celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 23rd.
Prayer list: Irvin Fette, Eddie Trinkle, Barbara DeNoon, Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon and Red HOT Hatters Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave. No calls this week to report because my landline has been out of order since Tuesday. Anticipated date of repair according to Century Link is September 4! My cell phone number for anyone who wants to contact me is (317) 443-8857.
My past week has been a blur! I have made three separate trips to Indianapolis, one to Martinsville and one to Cincinnati. Add to that 13 hours of travel, appointments with my attorney and doctor, Hershey’s vet twice and a second Patriot Town Board meeting, a funeral, a birthday party and a high school reunion! Whew! As soon as I finish this, I have a whole day designated to crash!
The Red HOT Hatters had their luncheon and meeting on Friday, August 17th, at Jewell’s on Main in Warsaw, Kentucky. The festivities began at 11 a.m. Those ladies in attendance included: Sandy Dawson, Lois McKay, Mary Christiani, Marie Cole, Juanita Giltner, Ana Slover, Debbie Turner, Melinda Green, Deanna Graham, Charlene Goff, Claudia Dawson and Kay Cook. Donations were collected for the 2018 Switzerland County Animal Shelter Shuffle to be held on Saturday, September 1st. The Red HOT Hatters will be Platinum sponsors of the Shuffle again this year. The T-shirts this year will be bright orange. Red HOT Hatters wishing to add to the donations may either (1) drop off or mail the donation to the SCAS with the designation of “RHH” or (2) leave your donation with either Sandy Dawson or Kay E. Cook.
The next luncheon is being planned for Friday, September 21st at the Two Rivers Restaurant inside the General Butler State Park, Carrollton, Kentucky. Tentatively it will begin at 11a.m. followed by shopping.
On November 3rd, the Red Hot Hatters will co-sponsor a concert at Vevay’s Historic Theater starring Hoosier writer and performer Tom Roznowski. Roznowski’s work in music and media reflects his fascination with the art of everyday life. Tom’s original songs have been praised in the U.S. and Europe and played on radio stations from St. Louis to Siberia. Billboard Magazine referred to Tom as “part zoot suit, part Mark Twain with a grasp of Americana both wry and sensitive.” For this performance, Tom will be joined by Mike Lucas (piano) and Carolyn Dutton (violin). Tickets will be on sale the first of October. Proceeds will be donated to the Antoinette “Toni” Kniola Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Further details are forthcoming.
The Annual Red HOT Hatters Christmas Party was mentioned but nothing has been confirmed as yet. As always, it will be spectacular!
This week, a poem from “Food from My Soul” – Author Unknown:
I looked in the mirror,
And what did I see?
But a little old lady
peering back at me.
With bags and sags and wrinkles
and wispy white hair
and I asked my reflection,
“How did you get there?
You once were straight and vigorous
and now you’re stooped and weak
When I tried so hard to keep you
from becoming an antique.”
My reflection’s eyes twinkled
As she solemnly replied,
“You are looking at the gift wrap
and not the jewel inside.
A living gem and precious
of unimagined worth,
Unique and true, the real you,
The only you on Earth.
The years that spoil your gift wrap
With other things more cruel
Should purify and strengthen
and polish up that jewel.
So, focus your attention on
the inside, not the out.
On being kinder, wiser, more content
and more devout
Then, when your gift wrap is
Your jewel will be set free
To radiate God’s glory
through all eternity.”
You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact Kay E. Cook on Facebook or online at PatriotNews1995@gmail.com. If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in a particular issue, please be sure and give it to me early.