Patriot and Posey Township News 1-19-17


The first Patriot Town Board Meeting of 2017 was held on Monday, January 9th. Elizabeth Thomas was reinstated as the Town Board President

by virtue of a random number designation. Jud McMillin of Mullin, McMillin & McMillin was hired as the new Town Attorney, as well as the new attorney for the Patriot Water Company. Julie Berry and John Clarke of Midwestern

Engineers Inc., presented a proposal for the improvements needed to the Patriot water towers.

Jarrad Holbrook, Director of the Southeast Field Office of Indiana Landmarks offered an alternative option for the 1889 Methodist Evangelical Church located at 311 Third Street which is now owned by the Town of Patriot. Superintendent Joseph Duckworth provided the monthly water and sewer reports. Joseph Hite was recognized for his completion of his first water test certification. Proposed meeting dates for the rest of 2017 are as follows: February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, August 7th, September 5th, October 2nd, November 6th and December 4th. All meetings will be held at the Town Hall located 352 Third Street, begin promptly at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. All are on Mondays with

the exception of the September 5th meeting which is on a Tuesday because of Labor Day.

The first Red HOT Hatter meeting of 2017 was held on Wednesday, January 11th with lunch at Mo’s Restaurant. Red HOT Hatters in attendance were: Mary Christiani, Claudia Dawson, Sandy Dawson, Lisa Fisher, Carla Burt, Laura Riga, Stasia Wiseman, Juanita Giltner, Cheryl McMillan, Dotty Keeton and Kay Cook. Debbie Lay and her daughter Shelbie stopped in to visit with Mom/Nanny Sandy Dawson. Very Happy Birthday greetings to Red HOT Hatters: Deanna Graham (01/16), Patty Chase (01/20), Mary Christiani (01/21), Diana Barry and Helen Hounshell (01/28). A get well card was sent to Melodee Stepleton. February’s Red HOT Hatter meeting is planned for Monday, February 13th but reservations have not as yet been confirmed as to the location. All meetings begin sometime around 11 a.m.

My dynamic duo, the Terrific Toms are still the best cats around. Very Special Agents Leroy Gibbs and Anthony Di- Nozzo made it through their ‘surgeries’ last week and neither seems to be any worse for wear. DiNozzo as I explained recently is my Tidy Cat and is quite verbal. When I picked them up last week from the vet’s, DiNozzo started on me.

I can only imagine what he was trying to tell me about his experience there. As I was preparing to leave for a memorial service in Indianapolis that afternoon, he continued to try and monopolize the conversation. Having baked a cake to take for the reception following the memorial service, I placed it inside a zipped carrier which I sat down just long enough to put my coat on. But when I turned back around, DiNozzo who was still continuing

to ‘talk’ to me was suddenly sitting smack dab in the center of the carrier. Whatever damage that had been done was done and so I decided to just wait and see to what extent the cake was damaged once I made it to Indy. Fortunately, the majority of the pineapple angel food “Fluff Cake” was fine and only the top layer of the cake ended up forever smeared inside the

top of the carrier. As the cake was set out on the dessert table with the Redi-Whip, I explained what happened to some of the family members. The cake of course tasted good but it did look a little strange. I guess you could call DiNozzo’s cake, a “smashing hit”.

Not to be up-staged, I caught Terrific Tomcat #2 Leroy Jethro Gibbs the other night chasing night crawlers! It was one of those warmer than usual but very wet days and he snuck outside with one of the dogs. So when I found him by the kitchen door, I was unclear at first what he was doing. He’s a natural born hunter starting with crickets and spiders, graduating to grasshoppers and birds ….but night crawlers?!

From Sharon Levell, a recipe for:


2 Eggs

1 Cup – Mashed Potatoes

½ Cup – Flour

1 ½ Tsp. – Baking Powder

¼ Tsp. – Salt

Oil for deep frying Beat eggs then add potatoes.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt and then stir into potato mixture.

Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls, 4 or 5 at a time into the hot oil. Fry 2 ½ minutes turning once. Drain on paper towels.


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