Patriot News 10/8/20


 Most everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month because you are supposed to wear pink. But did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except to skin cancers? In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States as well as 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Sixty-four per cent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%. This year, an estimated 42,170 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. as well as 520 men.  Although rare, men get breast cancer, too, and in 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. There are over 3.5 million survivors in the United States where on average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

  October is also Infant Loss and SIDS Awareness month. Let’s take some time to remember the babies who were born asleep, or whom we carried but never met, or those we have held but could not take home, or the ones who made it home, but didn’t stay. Say a prayer in memory of all of our lost angels.

  The Red HOT Hatters this year are going to celebrate both Christmas and Halloween at the same time for a great big Red HOT Hatter “Xtra Fun Xtravaganza” on October 16th at the home of Co-Queen Joyce Johnson. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes of veggies, salads, or desserts. Don’t forget your Halloween costume! And just for fun, we’re adding our Christmas gift exchange valued at $10-15. Joyce resides at 6064 Firth Addition in Vevay. This will probably be the last meeting of 2020.

  Again, this year, the Red HOT Hatters have decided to continue with our annual Christmas gift giving to both Angel Tree and the Switzerland County Animal Shelter.

  Angel Tree would again appreciate hats and gloves for children from infant to aged 18 both male and female. In addition, personal hygiene items will be collected to distribute shampoo, toothpaste, body wash and/or bars of soap.

  The Switzerland County Animal Shelter wish list includes dry dog/puppy food, dry cat/kitten food, canned cat food, cat litter, bones/treats (milkbones), durable chew toys (i.e. Kongs), nylon collars (all sizes), towels, sheets and blankets. Also Cleaning Supplies: bleach, Dawn dish soap, 39 gallon trash bags, kitchen size trash bags, zippered baggies, paper towels and laundry detergent.  For Rescues, they need:  gas cards, zip ties, gently used plastic crates and driving volunteers.

  Donations for both the Angel Tree and the Switzerland County Animal Shelter may be brought to the October luncheon or contact Kay Cook for pick up at (812) 594-2281 or (317) 443-8857.      

Don’t forget!  Voting this year will not be at the Patriot Town Hall but will instead be at the Posey Township Fire Department located 18474 Highway IN-250 on Tuesday, October 27th from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon and Wednesday October 28th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  Please continue very special prayers for Eylah Leppert and her parents as she struggles with her health issues.

  Prayer List: Posey Tappers Kathryn Turner, Jake and Mickie Rader and Lulu Belle Thomas; Bill and Sharon Levell; Red HOT Hatters Laura Riga and June Lack; Eylah Leppert, Firefighter Ron Brunner, Pam Minch, Barbara Barnhill, Barbara DeNoon, Ellyn Kern and Jerry Brown. As well as all law enforcement officers and their families as well as everyone affected by the current national unrest; everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Anyone interested in purchasing the Historical Sketch of the Town of Patriot  by H.F. Emerson (1931) that I have featured for several months may do so at the Patriot Town Hall for $10.

  Here’s an interesting recipe for not one but two NO BAKE PUMPKIN PIES


2 C. – Canned Pumpkin

½ C. – Sugar

8 oz. – Cream Cheese


2   8 oz. Containers of

Cool Whip

1 T. – Cinnamon

2 tsp. – Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp. – Nutmeg

¾ oz. Box – Instant

Vanilla Pudding

1 C. – Milk

2 Pre-made 9 in. Graham Cracker pie crusts

  Set out the pie crusts.  For the bottom layer, add cream cheese, sugar, and one 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip in a separate bowl and blend well with a hand mixer.  Fill the premade pie crusts evenly. Next, mix pudding and milk and stir until thick. Add the canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon.   Stir until blended.  Put this on top of the cream cheese layer. For the top layer, use the second 8 oz. of Cool Whip to top the pies. Sprinkle a little pumpkin spice on top. There will be extra Cool Whip. 


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