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TAI OTTON NEW ERA - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 t "19 ~91 U 9~ -8] br ] I I 90 YEARS YOUNG - Mrs. Ella Bess Harvey celebrated I 1 90th Birthday on January 27 at the Warm Springs ommunity Building with family and friends. Mrs. Harvey aid she is thankful for being blessed with good friends m nd family. Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current con- Wildlife population improvements; and : servation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Better resilience to weather extremes. Stewardship Program (CSP). NRCS recently made several updates to the program to Through CSP, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation help producers better evaluate their conservation options Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their busi- and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. ness while implementing conservation practices that help New methods and software for evaluating applications help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS producers see up front why they are or are not meeting stew- plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. ardship thresholds, and allow them to pick practices and While applications for CSPare accepted year round, appli- enhancements that work for their conservation objectives. cations must be received by March 2, 2018 to be considered These tools also enable producers to see potential payment for this funding period, scenarios for conservation early in the process. Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landown- Producers interested in CSP are recommended to con- ors earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and tact their local USDA service center or visit expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologi- www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted, i ! cally-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer iand and beneficial insect habitat - all while maintaining active lender. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD- the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new manage- 3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination ment techniques such as precision agriculture applications, Complaint and at any USDA office or Wlqte a letter addressed on-site carbon storage and planting for high carbon seques- to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information tration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water qual- requested in the form. To request a copy of the compl :aint ity. form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form: or Some of these benefits of CSP includ.e: letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculhire, Improved cattle gains per acre; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Increased crop yields; Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; {2) Decreased inputs; fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. Did actor Jet Li have to slow down an action scene for a! mowe because he was mowng too fast for the camera, By JACK BAGLEY didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com From time to time, I reflect on these trivia ] Faye Perdue, Agent That's when you can count I 2534 Roosevelt Hwy M;~r+chc'st+~r, GA 31816 onState Farm', ~us: 706-846-2141 , L~y~%:e~due.c29y@:~tak-fam! 'om [ know life doesn't come ', with a schedule. That's why [ at State Farm you can always ] count on me for whatever ] you need - 24/7, 365. , ] GET TO A BETTER STATE+'; ] CALL W]E [OOAY, i J.err2 I ++ p+.tol.d about why south had the same view of "= but that did- " : nnotedthet i t'atfotttit, and n't matter to him.) $tatefarm,+ the therapist told Mr. Lewis dry breakfast cereal is that he could identify the not the invention of columns. I wonder if I could- funny any more. n't have written something Thus, if you tell me why better; found even more I do this, I probably won't interesting items for you; want to do it any more. made a funnier comment. So keep it to yourself. I lead an extremely dull But do feel free to e-mail life, don't I? anything else you want to me! While there is always A note sent to didyouknow- room for improvement - column@gmail.com always something that was drilled gets a reply. into me when I was a teacher Now that I know that I - I also realize that some- don't want to know why, let's times, one can only workwith go into this week's trivia! what one has. Did you know *Tiiat, too, has been the the great novelist story of my life - I can only Charles Dickens (1812-1870) work with what I have. always slept facingnorth? He Which, if you know me, did so in an effort to battle ain't all that much. insomnia, and he even car- What causes a person to ried a compass when he tray- fixate on the little things, the clod, so he could properly trivial things? I don't know, align himself. He also faced and to tell you the truth, I north while writing, thinking don't want to know. it made him even more ere- It's similar to the story ative. (Of course, those tothe source of the issue, but if he did, Mr. Lewis would proba- bly not have a reason to be The Talbot County Board of Commissioners herby offers for sale to the highest bidder on the terms set forth in this notice the following real property to wit: All that tract or parcel of land located in the City of Talbotton, State of Georgia, beginning at the intersection of North Washington Avenue, Evans Street, and the Southern Boundary of the property of Charlie Kimbrough Heirs hereby designated as the point of beginning. Thence proceed East along the Northern Right-Of-Way of Evans Street a distance of approximately 160 feet to a certain point; thence proceed due North along the Western Boundary Line (now or formerly) of Neasie Jackson Hill a distance of approximately 60 feet to a certain point; thence proceed due West along the Southern Boundary Line (now or formerly) of J W & Leonard Crouch Heirs a distance of approxi- mately 160 feet to a certain point; thence proceed South along the Eastern Right-Of-Way of North Washington Avenue a distance of approximately 60 feet to the point of beginning. Said property is bounded, now or formerly, on the North by J W & Leonard Crouch Heirs; on the East by Neasie Jackson Hill; on the South by the Northem , Right-Of-Way of Evans Street; and on the West by the Eastern Right-Of-Way of North Washington Avenue. The County does not warrant title to this property. -title will be conveyed by quit claim deed only. Bidders are invited to have the title to this property examined at their own expense prior to consummation of any sale. A successful bidder shall be solely responsible for any expense that may be necessary to make the title to the subject properly warrantable or mer- chantable. The County disclaims any obligation to expend funds to remove any cBba upon the title to the property. be s mitted to Carol Ison, County Manager, in writing, at el.o J JJoard of Commissioners in Talbotton, Georgia. The deadline for submitting bids will be 4 PM, Friday, March 23, 2018 The minimum bid considered shall be $1,000.00. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Kellogg's? The first cold breakfast cereal, a kind of granola, was invented in 1864 by James Caleb Jackson of Dansville, New York. Corn flakes (and other variants) were created by John Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan, a few years later. (And one of the patients at Kellogg's sanitarium, C.W. Post, created Grape Nuts. Why he did, we'll never know.) a total solar eclipse once stopped a war? In 585 A.D two armies were fighting in the land we now call Turkey. On April 28 of that year, a total solar eclipse took place, and the event so frightened the battling soldiers that they put down their weapons and called a halt to the five-year- old conflict. the inventor of the Fender guitar could not play it? Leo Fender never learned how to play the instrument. (The same could be said for a lot of the guitarists of my misspent youth.) the popular Air Jordan shoes were banned by the NBA when they were intro- duced? Superstar player Michael Jordan, who lent his name to the shoes, wore them anyway, as Nike - the manu- facturer - said they were mor .thaU ,#Jli g. pay fine imposed for wearinl them. (The rest, as they say, is history, and sometimes it can "sneak" up on you. See what I did there?) there is a spot in North America where television and radio signals cannot be picked up? It's in Mexico's Durango Desert, and locals call it the "Zone of Silence." Cell phone reception is also nonexistent there. (Locals say fireballs appear in the sky, too. You just can't call anybody and tell them about it.) when monkeys grin, they're not being funny? .A grin to a monkey is a sign of aggression. So is yawning, head bobbing, and jerking the head and shoulders forward. actor Jet Li (born 1963) was once asked by a director to slow down his action sequences? While filming Lethal Weapon 4, the direc- tor asked Li to tone it down because he was moving faster than the camera's shutter speed, and his motions were not being captured on film. most of a dog's facial expressions are made with its ears? (So how do you know when the dog is listening to you?) ancient Greeks believed red-haired people turned into a kind of vampire after they died? (What, you mean they don't?) the Bible is the most shoplifted book in the wo ld? (Isn't there something, in there that says, "Thou shalt not steal,'?) in 2014, a rampaging elephant in India broke down the door and wall of a home, but stopped when it heard a baby crying? Not only that, the elephant actually gently lifted the debris that had fall- en on and around the infant " before, tr01J ga, ay, .calm as yo lease: 'Th baby ,as treatedf6r minor mjuries. (They say elephants ne+cer forget - this one forgot WhY it was rampaging!) Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) once wrote a short story made up of only six words? The story, in its entirety: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." (Reading that gives me a serious :case of the chills.) coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States? (I'U take a wild stab and say soda takes care of the rest. It does :for me, anyway.) the average American watches 239 minutes of tele- vision per day? (In this I am glad to be below averaged you cannot worl in Antarctica unless yoU've already had your appendix and wisdom teeth removed? (I've had them removed and I still won't work in Antargtica. I can I just won't.) Now you kno t " Hie By ANDY KOBER Here is what happened this week in American History. Feb. 22. As Hogansville, GA, Mayor Bill Stankiewicz can likely share, it was on this date in 1855 that Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, PA. The school was originally known as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania. whose actual name is Richard Fleihr, is 68 years old. Feb. 26. In 1993, terrorists detonate a truck bomb under Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. The plan was for Tower I to fall onto Tower 2, collapsing both of them. The plot failed though it did cause significant dam- age along with killing six people and injur- ing more than a thousand people. * Feb. 23. No, it was not taken by force. On this day in 1903, the government of Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity". The lease includes 45 acres and was originally paid in gold. Today, the lease cost the US $4,085 per year. Feb. 24. The infamous Zimmerman Telegram surfaces in 1917. In a coded mes- sage, Germany asked Mexico to side with it during World War I, engaging the United States in combat. Presuming the Axis Powers would win, Germany pledged to give Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to Mexico after the war. The British decoded the telegram and gave it to the United States. The Zimmerman Telegram was partly responsible for the US entering World War I. Feb. 25. W-o-o-o-o! Devoted profession- al wrestling fans will note that "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was born on this day in 1949. Flair, Feb. 27. The Japanese military contin- ues counting victory after victory. On this day in 1942, the Allies suffer a disastrous defeat in the Battle of the Java Sea followed by the Battle of Sunda Strait, second battle of Java Sea and battle of Bali Strait. Operating under the command of Dutch Rear Admiral Karl Doorman, the out-gunned Allied naval force loses two light cruisers and three destroyers. The Allies suffer 2,300 sailors killed including Doorman. If that was not bad enough, America's first aircraft carri- er, USS Langley, is attacked by Japanese air- craft. Langley is so badly damaged, she is scuttled to prevent capture. Feb. 28. America's first spy satellite, Discoverer 1, is launched in 1959. Unfortunately, the satellite failed to achieve polar orbit and quickly came back to Earth. Discoverer I is thought to have crashed near the South Pole.