Patriot News 08/08/2019


Just the Facts: With recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, in the first 216 days of 2019 there have been 251 separate tragedies. For purposes of clarification, mass shootings are defined as incidents in which four or more people were shot or killed, not including the shooters. So far this year, 532 people have died in mass shootings and 2,067 have been injured, according to the data.

  Changes! The August Red HOT Hatter meeting and luncheon will now be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 15th at Mo’s Steakhouse in Vevay. This will change the regularly scheduled meeting from Friday and the previously announced destination from Madison. August 16th is the fifth anniversary of the passing of our Queen — Antoinette “Toni” Kniola — and in memory of her, I am asking that those attending wear something red, purple or variations thereof. Hats would be wonderful but are not required. A special collection/drawing will be held to benefit the Antoinette “Toni” Kniola Red HOT Hatter Memorial Fund at the County Foundation of Switzerland County. Tentatively, the September meeting will be held at the Chinese restaurant “88 King Buffet” in Madison on Thursday, September 19th at 11 a.m.

  Prayer List: Connie Knight, Reverend Steve Ward, Travis Bailey, Eric Simon, Barbara DeNoon, JoAnn Hon, Sharon Schmitt, 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 Mary Christiani, Sandy Dawson, Juanita Giltner, Barb Dowdy, Lura Riga and June Lack.

  The following ‘Betty Crocker’ cake mix combinations are nothing less than amazing! Quick and easy has a whole different meaning now. Soda Cakes can be made by simply adding a specified soda to a particular cake mix. No eggs, no oil.  Just add a 12 oz. can of soda to the boxed cake mix and bake per the directions on the cake box.


French Vanilla + Orange Sunkist


 French Vanilla + Grape Crush


 Strawberry + A&W Vanilla Cream Soda


Cherry Chip + Dr. Pepper Cherry


 Spice + Schweppes Ginger Ale


Lemon + Sprite


Dark Chocolate + Barq’s Root Beer


 Devil’s Food + Diet Coke


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