THE NURSE IS IN

From the Issue: 
January 2012

A wellness nurse from Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services will be available at the following Nurse is In clinics where you can have your blood pressure checked and ask health questions.

No appointment is necessary; the service is provided free of charge to residents of all ages.

For more information, call 352-2253 or 1-800-541-4145 or visit www.HCSservices.org.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

From the Issue: 
January 2012

A Special Thank You...

             To the new Troy Decorating Committee, Sherry Carter and the Troy PTA, from the former Troy Decorating Committee. Michelle Stosez and Betsy Loud

It is always Sunny in Troy...

A BIT OF SILLINESS ...

From the Issue: 
January 2012

             I am a firm believer that a good laugh will do more to dispel winter’s gloom than almost anything else.  To that end, here is a bit of silliness to make you giggle …

             I just love the website holidayinsights.com.  If you need something to celebrate, you’ll find something listed on every day of the year.  Here’s a few for January:

DO YOU REMEMBER?

From the Issue: 
January 2012

        What were you doing in March of 1993?  Waiting for something new and different to appear in your mailbox?  Well, that certainly happened ...

    A group of volunteers decided Troy needed a village newsletter, a community forum "to provide Troy citizens with information about local events happening in Troy and issues that concern Troy."  Eight pages long, it featured articles concerning the annual school meeting and town meeting.  Twelve ads, some political, some local businesses, Gay-Kimball Library news and a monthly calendar filled the pages.  Staff included Bob Hall, Bruce and Christy McCulley.  The masthead stated it would be published "more or less monthly", was a private effort and mailed free of charge to residents, and totally financed by advertisers.  And it was blue ...

A FOND FAREWELL

From the Issue: 
December 2011
For 30 and a half years Linda Jakubowicz has been the smiling face that has greeted people as they have walked into the doors of Troy Elementary School and been the pleasant voice that responded if they called on the phone.  She knows our grand old school building inside and out and there isn’t a day that goes by that you don’t hear someone saying, “I’ll go ask Linda.”  On December 30th, she will answer her last phone call, and lock the doors of the school behind her for the last time.  Troy school would like to thank Linda for her years of dedicated service and wish her well in her retirement.

SCHOOL YARD SCRIBBLES

From the Issue: 
December 2011
If you listen carefully you can hear the excitement brewing in the halls of Troy School.

On Thursday, December 1st the PTO is holding a Gamewright Game Night from 6-7 PM.  Games from Gamewright will be available for playing and ordering.  Rumor has it that a big, jolly man in a red suit will be hanging about the Town common on Sunday December 4th.  Students are encouraged to bring canned goods or non-perishable food items to donate to Helping Hand enjoy a bonfire and sing Christmas Carols while they wait for his big arrival.  Thanks to the PTO for coordinating this event with the town.  Monday, December 5th is our next early release day.  MRMS-MRHS students will be dismissed at 11:30 and Troy School students will be dismissed at 12:30.

SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The Monadnock Regional School District’s final budget paperwork was sent in the state late this year and for good reason.  The Board’s auditors wanted to double check all our calculations and confirm the amount of our surplus as accurate.  It turns out that the final amount is a little over $920,000.  This amount is a surplus from the 2010 – 2011 school year and must be returned to the taxpayers by statute. I think it is worth noting that much of this surplus is due to the outstanding efforts of our Business Manager in rectifying prior billing errors between districts in the former SAU 38 where our money was given to Winchester and Hinsdale as well as outstanding efforts on the part of our Special Ed Department to make sure our billings are correct and that we obtain the reimbursements to which we are legally entitled.

HELPING HAND CENTER

From the Issue: 
December 2011
The Christmas story is a love story between mankind and God.  Many people have bad feelings about the Bible, probably because they have never read it or understood it.  A lot of people think it's a bunch of rules you can't follow or that God is some kind of cop up on a cloud ready to pounce on you if you do anything wrong.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God did set rules for us to live by.  Some of them are even incorporated into our laws today.  However, the Bible is full of love and is the greatest love story ever given to mankind.  The most famous love statement from God remains written in the hearts of mankind— "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life"  Isn't this the kind of God that you want to know?  If so, I urge you to seek him today as the shepherds and wise men did during the Christmas season.
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