Patriot News 05/23/2019


Big things are happening in Patriot! The Patriot Ordinance Committee is working hard to update and improve ordinances as well as orchestrating clean up days for the town which have been very successful! The Patriot /Posey Park Board has put some new playground equipment in recently and has had great attendance at events this year! They are also hard at work preparing for the 4th of July celebrations which will include a Float Contest this year as well as a Bicycle Decorating Contest for the kids. The Madison Community Concert Band will be performing at the Town Picnic after the parade and Mac’s Seaplanes will be selling rides at the Town Hall Dock! If you would like to register for the Parade or if you have any questions about the contests or the Park Board please contact Nicole Renyer @ or (812) 801-9762.

  My grandmother’s pretty pink peonies are gorgeous this year despite being transplanted at least five times and even switching temperate zones along the way. Each one of my irises that blooms seems to be unique in color, shape and height. My mock orange bush keeps spreading out into the alley more each year and I couldn’t be prouder of my hostas. Now if only the weeds weren’t as prolific as the flowers were.

  Condolences to the family of Sonya White, 68, on her recent passing. Her sister Sharon McClure called me with the sad news Monday. Sonya was the daughter of Earl J. and Geneva Tucker-Green and the sister of Sharon McClure, Karen  Green and Phyllis Chase. Born and raised in Switzerland County, Sonya was living in Shelbyville when she passed last Tuesday. Services were Friday.

  Posey Tapper Homemakers met Tuesday morning at the Concord Church for its monthly meeting and some were able to shop at the upcoming Yard Sale set up in the same room afterwards. Lots in attendance for the meeting and as always, a good time was had by all. Dues are due for the coming year and need to be into the County Treasurer by June 1st. Their next and last meeting of this calendar year will be Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 a.m.

  Last Tuesday evening at the Ruter Methodist Church, the Vevay Music Club held its regular business meeting. Plans and practice are underway for this year’s annual Vevay Music Club’s “Medley of Music” Concert which will be 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.

  Red HOT Hatters Marie Cole, Deanna Graham, Joyce Johnson and Kay Cook met last Friday at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw, Kentucky for a peaceful view of the river, good conversation and scrumptious BLT’s. Joyce and Kay even held a little ‘after party’ at the Ridge Winery.

  The Switzerland County Animal Shelter has asked the Red HOT Hatters for contributions to their Bake Sale which is being held as part of their 3rd Annual Pet Adoption/Silent Auction Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, June 15th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds, 507 Vineyard Street in Vevay. Baked items can be left at the Shelter on Thursday or Friday or at the Fairgrounds on the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m.

  The Red HOT Hatters will meet on June 21st, but the location has not as yet been decided.

  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; Sharon Schmitt, 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, June Lack and Eileen Wiesmann.                              

  Lessons Learned: My normally quiet lifestyle wasn’t, this past week. Change is good I suppose but nonetheless, ‘challenging’ especially when complicated by a jar of bad salsa!

  Borrowed off of Facebook, “Even though there are days I wish I could change some things that happened in the past, there’s a reason the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big, where you are headed is much more important than what you left behind.”

  I tried out this recipe (on a much smaller scale of course and without the pepper flakes) and loved it. Hope you do, too!

Garlic-Parmesan Bacon Knots

12 slices bacon

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

  Preheat oven to 425° and line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Tie each slice of bacon in a double knot and place on sheet tray. Season each piece of bacon with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until almost crisp. Remove from oven and sprinkle grated Parmesan over knots. Return to oven and bake 6 to 7 minutes more, or until desired crispness is achieved. Let cool slightly before serving. Yields 12.

  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.