Patriot News 04/25/2019


 My suggestion to everyone in this part of Southeastern Indiana is to stay at home! Highway 156 down river from Patriot between Sandy Run and Wade Hill is still closed. I have seen signs forewarning of construction on 56/156 in both the Vevay and the Rising Sun areas. Add to that the horrible lane closures in Aurora and Lawrenceberg and the proposed construction around 465 in Indy, I am opting to just stay home!

  The Patriot Baptist Youth will hold their first “Youth Encounter” this Sunday, April 28th, at 4 p.m. Music, pizza and lots of fun are on the agenda! Trayton Griffith will be the Special Guest providing music and a message. All ages are welcome! The Patriot Baptist Church is located at 156 Main Street (Highway 156).

  May’s Red HOT Hatter meeting will be hosted by the Ridge Winery, 298 State Road Highway 156, Vevay on Friday, May 17th at 11 a.m. Food will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend. Red and purple clothing is not required. Neither are hats! No dues are collected. Mission statement for the group covers making new friends, having fun and eating delicious food! Hope to see you soon!

  This year’s annual Vevay Music Club’s “Medley of Music” Concert will be on Tuesday, May 21st beginning at 7 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater. Proceeds will benefit the Betty Swango Scholarship. Rehearsal is set for Monday, May 20th — also at 7 p.m.

  The Patriot 4th of July Parade will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th with registration at the Patriot Boat Ramp beginning at 8:30 a.m. Forms may be picked up at Patriot Town Hall, 352 3rd Street in Patriot; or from Park Board members. There will be a Float Contest and the categories include: Best in Show (overall best), Most Original, Classic Wheels (best motorcycle, tractor or car) and The Patriot (most patriotic float). Category winners will receive monetary prizes. Winners will be announced at the town picnic in the park.

  Prayer list:  Family of Nelda Kinman and Maurice Stout, Doris O’Bannon, Trayten Cannon, Emilee McKay, Abby Galbreath, Angie Haskell, Sue Bear, Ellyn Kern — wife of Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Irvin and Eva Fette, Jake Rader and Red HOT Hatters Barb Dowdy, Mary Christiani, Lura Riga and June Lack.

  Digging through my old files, I found an easy and quick recipe using Kool Aid. You can use any flavor of kool aid you like. You should try it.



8 oz. –  Cool Whip 

1 pkg (0.14 oz) – Unsweetend Strawberry Kool Aid

14 oz  – Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 – Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Combine whipped topping, strawberry kool-aid 

and sweetened condensed milk.

 Beat well until well blended.

Pour into graham cracker crust.

Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Top with whipped cream if desired and serve chilled.

Keep pie in refrigerator.

 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; or contacting KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at 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 get it to me early.