The Troy Cub Scouts have been meeting every Tuesday at the Troy School. The pack has been preparing for the new drop off station for the redeemable can (pop or beer) donations. The new drop off site is located across the street on the Wenaha side of the cafe and will be more convenient for everyone to drop off their cans, like on Thursday garbage days. Look for the new sign painted by the Cub Scouts to show the way.

The Troy student body is looking forward to a field trip to McCall, Idaho, to participate in the Lifelong sports program offered there. They will be spending Feb. 3-6 doing a combination of skiing, tubing and ice skating. I'll hazard to guess both the children and the parents will be spending the next few days emptying closets and dressers looking for warm weather clothing.

Book review from the library: The book is "The Simple Truth" by David Baldacci. His novels have been called "sizzling" and now he is back with the story of a death row inmate, a Supreme Court clerk and a crime that is costing people their lives. Michael Fiske broke the law when he took a prison letter from the Supreme Court. Now Michael's brother is coming to find out why Michael was murdered. This book is a great tale of suspense for those who like to read this kind of story.

Try it, you will like it.

Several Troy residents went to Enterprise for the funeral services of a former resident, Maxine Gribbling. She and Gordon lived in Troy for many years. She was the clerk for the school, and Gordon was on the school board. They had a beautiful garden and fruit trees, and always had extra from her garden to give to friends and neighbors. she will be missed by those who knew her.

Andrew Odom of 4-O ranch is going to Kuwait on a civilian job. I'll get more on this from his mom when I talk to her.

We got an e-mail from Keith Richman, and he is in Seattle with his son Kevin. He plans on going to Mexico the first of the month. Keith has a tree farm down there, as well as here in Troy.

Here is some more of "Did You Know": Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1846. Lincoln was elected president in 1860. Kennedy was elected president in 1960. Both were concerned with civil rights. Both presidents and their wives lost a child while in the White House. Both presidents were shot on Friday, and they were both shot in the head.

Now this really gets weird. More next time.

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