Patriot News 11/29/2018


Well, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. I did go shopping on Black Friday, but I avoided all of the craziness and my only purchases were reasonably priced items from a better selection than usual. As a matter of fact, my Christmas shopping is D-O-N-E.

Prayers of comfort to the families of William Lay and Mary Alice Scudder who both passed away on Sunday. Prayers also to the family of Doris Garrett, who passed this last week.

As soon as the cold hit, I began hunkering down for the winter. Since I sold my RV to Mike Bear a couple of months ago, my dreams of Florida this winter are officially non-existent. So — I intend to make the best of it and stay as warm as I can. My Double Chins (Japanese Chin canine Yoda and Lexie) and I have begun a more structured exercise program and with the help of my new imitation ‘Fit Bit’, we’re off to a good start. Just in time for Thanksgiving, my orthopedic surgeon released me early from shoulder surgery #2 (left). My physical therapist at Highpoint has been gracious enough to assist me with exercises for both shoulders which I very much appreciate. I have even dug out my exercise bike but fat chance that Ms. Lexie that allow me to skip our walks and stay inside.

Ed Trinkle called me last week to check on Patty Chase. Smart man, he canceled his trip up north for fear of running into something as catastrophic as the ice storm!

This is the last week for reservations for the Red HOT Hatter Christmas luncheon to be held on Friday, December 7th at the Schenck Mansion. Please contact me by noon on Friday, November 30th if you wish to attend. You may call (812) 594-2281; or send emails to

Collection point for the Red HOT Hatters assisting the Angel Tree Project with donations of gloves and hats is now at the State Farm insurance office located 401 Ferry Street. The children receiving the donations will range from ages newborn to 18 years of age. Items must be collected by this Monday, December 3rd.

Prayer list: The families of William Lay and Mary Alice Scudder; Ellyn Kern — wife of Jerry Brown, Aletha and Owen Heaton, John Campbell, Sharon and Bill Levell, Bruce Hutcherson, Tammy Cole, Irvin and Eva Fette, Freda and Harry Walker, Eddie Trinkle, Sue Bear, Sharon Ward, Mike, Barbara DeNoon, Mickie and Jake Rader, Joyce Earles, Dale and Eric Simon, Jerry South; and Red HOT Hatters Mary Christiani, Marie Cole, Patty Chase, Lura Riga, June Lack, Sandy Dawson and Sondra Stave.

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. In addition, contact 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 be sure and give it to me early.