Patriot News 06/20/2019


Enough of the rain!  There is a cartoon circulating about Noah finding himself in Indiana this week. And another ‘funny’ shows the addition of one more lake to the Great Lakes, this one in the shape of the state of Indiana. I’m still trying to transform my cellar into a Safe Place capable of sheltering myself and most of the critters. The Momma Cat is way too feral to try and contain but I’m sure God will take care of her if need be.

  The Red HOT Hatters are headed for the Key West Shrimp House in Madison on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. for this month’s luncheon. Depending on the highway construction at that time, carpooling is a very distinct possibility. Anyone interested in a ride, we’ll leave the parking lot of the YMCA at 10:30.  Anyone with questions, feel free to call 812-594-2281.  New members are always welcome, and we operate on three basic rules:  1) have fun, 2) eat good food and 3) make new friends! You may – or may not – wear red hats and purple clothing but either way, you will fit in PERFECTLY.

  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.  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:  Barbara DeNoon, JoAnn Hon, Reverend Steve Ward, Travis Bailey, Lois Rosenberger, Sharon Schmitt, Bill Olds, Doris O’Bannon, Trayten Cannon, Emilee McKay, Abby Galbreath,  Sue Bear, Ellyn Kern and Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Irvin and Eva Fette, Jake and Mickie Rader and Red HOT Hatters Sandy Dawson, Barb Dowdy, Mary Christiani, Lura Riga and June Lack.          

This recipe was suggested by Sandy Dawson and sounds delicious!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup milk

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 qt. whole strawberries, capped and washed

4 oz. cream cheese, cut in small pieces

  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour directly over the butter in the baking dish, but do not stir.  Add the strawberries, arranging in a single layer as much as possible. Sprinkle cream cheese pieces over strawberries. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbling. (Crust rises up and around the fruit, but fruit will still peek out of top.)

  You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note or message inside the door 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, IN 47038.  In addition, you may send me an email 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.