Patriot and Posey Township News 1-25-18

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Six brave Red HOT Hatters ventured over to Warsaw Kentucky on Thursday to Jewell’s on Main for a scrumptious lunch of Shrimp ‘N Grits and Hot Browns. Sandy Dawson, Mika King, Dottie Keeton, Barb Dowdy and I were joined by a brand new Hatter, Anita Lee. Our next Red HOT Hatter luncheon will be Thursday, February 15th at Mo’s Restaurant in Vevay. All are welcome!

This Friday was the first time that I was able to visit with my friend John N. Campbell in Cincy without any sort of hazardous driving conditions hindering my travel, so I did. Again, we ate lunch at his favorite restaurant, Demetrios in Cincinnati.

Sunday was such a beautiful day! The furkids and I treated it as if it were Spring; doors open, heat off, snow melted and sunshine! Finally. I putzed around outside enough to know that bad shoulder or not, I am ready to play in the yard with the critters. It was even warm enough to bring out the shears. This time it was Yoda, the chubby pooch that got a haircut, not me. So, again – Whack! Frustration – not eliminated – but alleviated.

My sincere condolences and prayers of comfort for the families of Gary Cook and his mother Effie (Cook) Armes, Joy Hazeldean and Estene Leap. I have just been advised that Linda Bond’s family needs to be added to this far too-long list.

Mark your calendar: Ash Wednesday this year falls on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Easter falls on April Fool’s Day (April 1st).

The Switzerland County Republicans will hold their 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa on Saturday, March 24th. Tickets will be $50 per person, $90 per couple and $450 for a table of eight. Information about advertising and purchasing tickets is forthcoming.

Prayers of healing for Fritz Korn, Teresa Winters, John Campbell, Jake Rader, Betty Hutchinson, Pam Hutchinson, Colton Schirmer, Erin Schmitt, Leona Ware, Travis Griffith, Wayne Dawson, Sondra Stave and June Lack. It was great to see Tony and Mary Christiani well enough to attend church this past weekend. Rumor has it that Mary will be celebrating a birthday this Thursday. Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Lovely Lady!

The next meeting of the Patriot Town Board will be Tuesday, February 6th at 6 p.m. The meetings are held at the Patriot Town Hall located at 352 3rd Street. All meetings are open to the public.

In the “Lessons Learned” category this week, my struggles distinguishing perception from reality or more simply, fiction from fact, will be addressed at the doctor’s appointment I have scheduled for this coming week. I resent the fact that I must ask someone else how I am progressing. I have however asked him to share his expertise and I do respect his opinion.

In the “Critter Corner” this week, the critters have nearly completed their training. They now have me trained to serve two meals a day, treats at least once daily, and to man the door whenever any of the six decide its time.

As always, I encourage people to contact me with their local news. You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note or 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.