Patriot News 08/29/2019


 Happy 69th Anniversary to Don and Mary Ellen Witt!

  Heartfelt condolences to the family of Alan Harris who passed away last week. His wife Sarah also died on Highway 56/156  in a motor vehicle and I believe Alan lost both of his parents to a car accident when he was a student at Purdue.

  Prayer List: Helen Hounshell, Glenda Sullivan, Connie Knight, Reverend Steve Ward, Travis Bailey, Eric Simon, Barbara DeNoon, Emilee McKay, Abby Galbreath, Sue Bear, Ellyn Kern and Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Jake and Mickie Rader and Red HOT Hatters Mary Christiani, Sandy Dawson, Juanita Giltner, Barb Dowdy, Laura Riga and June Lack.

  Sue Jacobs called this week for this recipe. Originally included in an article last fall, it seems much more appealing now in warmer weather. She highly recommends it so I am sharing it again:   



1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened

½ cup sugar

1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained

1 (10oz) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thaw/ undrained

2 bananas, coarsely chopped

1 (12oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 cup chopped walnuts


  Combine cream cheese and sugar; beat at med. speed until blended. Stir in pineapple, strawberries and bananas. Fold in whipped topping and nuts. Pour into ungreased 9×13 pan. Freeze 8 hours. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.


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