Patriot News 05/09/2019


A very hearty, Hoosier welcome to Bernard Dovure from France, who is visiting Carol and Danny Glenn. How exciting! I hope you thoroughly enjoy your visit and have a safe trip back home!

  Highway 156 is still closed just down river from Patriot and the detour from Sand Run to Wade Hill is still in effect.

  Besides spending one day in Carrollton, I have taken my own advice this past week and stayed at home. This week, however, will be pretty much spent on the road with at least two trips to Indianapolis and one to Tipton. Grrrr……!

  May’s Red HOT Hatter meeting on Friday, May 17th at 11 a.m. has been changed to the Sunset Grill in Warsaw Kentucky! We have asked for the ‘back room’ away from the bar area of the restaurant. The Sunset Grill is located at 1160 U.S. 42 across from Smuggler’s Cove. 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 has been changed to Tuesday, June 4th beginning at 7 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater. Proceeds will benefit the Betty Swango Scholarship. Rehearsal is set for Monday, June 3rd at 6:15 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: Families of Nelda Kinman, Maurice Stout and Marvin Fette; 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.                              

  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.