Patriot News 9-29-16


Regardless of which presidential candidate you intend to vote for this year, you might still agree that Election Night will replace Halloween as the scariest day of the year 2016! Celebrities and so-called political experts are no longer attempting to endorse one candidate over another as much as they are trying to decide which will be the least destructive.

This year more than ever it is imperative that we all exercise our right to vote and regardless of which party or candidate we choose, make ourselves count. Voter registrations is open until October 11th and remember you can register to vote at the Courthouse and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch offices in Vevay and Rising Sun. This year Posey Township and Patriot voters – along with any qualified voter in the county – can come to the Patriot Town Hall to vote on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1st and 2nd. On November 1st, voting will be from 8 a.m. to noon. On November 2nd, voting will be from 2-6 p.m. Patriot Town Hall is located at 352 3rd Street at the corner of 3rd and Front Streets and houses the offices of the Patriot Water Company.

While I’m on a band wagon – am I the only person out there who sincerely feels that my lack of enthusiasm for sports in general is even more entitled now that all of these idiots are using sports to disrespect our American flag and those who have died to protect it? It’s a good thing that I enjoy reading because between all of the garbage on television and protesters ruining otherwise respectable public events at least I can still enjoy a good book in the solace of my home and not be subjected to such foolishness.

On a positive note, a young man armed only with a sign and a blindfold, stood on a busy street in Montgomery, Alabama recently and asked for hugs. His sign read “You do not have to fear me! I count! You count! We count! I trust you, do you trust me? Let’s Hug! God is love.” The results shown on video were heartwarming. Do you have the faith and the love that his young man had? And remember, he was blindfolded when he did this. Could you offer to put your arms around a complete stranger and hug that person as you would a friend or family member? If we could, this world would be a better place.

My sincere condolences to the family of Gerald Hayden of Florence. Mr. Hayden will be sorely missed by the Most Sorrowful Mother of God church family.

The next Patriot Town Board meeting will be on Monday, October 3rd at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The Red HOT Hatters, friends and family traveled to the Beef ‘N Boards Dinner Theater in Indianapolis for the matinee performance of the musical comedy ‘Menopause’ last Wednesday and a good time was had by all. We had three couples in attendance: Joyce and Gary Johnson, Mary and Delmore Jones and Lisa and Jerry Fisher. Red Hatters in attendance were: Jan Bixler, Mary Christiani, Dotty Keeton, Mika King, Cheryl McMillan, Eileen Wiesmann, Stasia Wiseman and me. Our guests included: Billie Varble, Shirley White and Carol Hines from Switzerland County; and my sister, Jan Everton; and my good friends Annie Gioe and Mary Wilson from Indianapolis. As far as I know, no one left hungry or without a smile on their face.

Red HOT Hatters in need of prayer are Patty Chase, Laura Riga and June Lack. Patty is scheduled for surgery September 29th.

Hopefully if you decide to attend the play DEER CAMP on Friday, September 30 at 7PM in Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater at 7PM, you will see several of our Red HOT Hatters in attendance.

The October meeting of the Red HOT Hatters will be on Monday, October 10th at the home of Lisa Fisher. This will be a pitch-in and everyone is to bring their favorite dish. The November meeting has not as yet been decided but the Red HOT Hatters already have reservations for our third annual “Christmas at the Mansion” luncheon: it will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 12th at the beautiful Benjamin Schenck Mansion in Vevay. Specifics will be shared when decided. Reservations will be required by Monday, December 5th. Anyone interested in attending any of our functions or joining the Red HOT Hatters, please feel free to call me (Kay Cook) at (812) 594-2281 for details.

This week’s recipe may be the easiest since peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!



1 Tube – Crescent rolls

Fresh Apples – Enough for 1 Slice per Crescent roll triangle



Cut Apples into slices. Unroll Crescent rolls and separate into individual triangles. Wrap each slice of apple with a Crescent roll triangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste. Bake for 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees.

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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