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f TALBOTTON NEW ERA - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER i, 2018 Page 3-P - Survey Participants Sought By Talbot School District ByANDY KOBER Submitted: Fern gner and Talbot County Sheriff's Office SCARE ON THE SQUARE A SUCCESS- Sheriff Bobby Gates, St. Thanks the Citizens of Talbot County for The Scare on the Square Community Event held Saturday, October 27th. The Sheriff stated "1 was proud to see this communi- ty event hosted and organ- ized by Deputy Tammy Riggins take place last Saturday. I would like to thank the citizens who par, ticipated in the event, I would like to thank those who made donations to the event, I would like to thank the parents who supported and came to the event. I especially want to thank the children and young people who came to this event and enjoyed themselves with the fun and the games that were By ANDY KOBER equipment and basic instruq [5 ] tion. There is a fee of $12 ED. Roosevelt State Park person. Spots are limited so i is hosting a number of fami- pre-registration is recom-:iJ ly friendly events. Upcoming mended. Program conductet!!:oi events include: along Ga. Hwy. 190, acro !!?I Friday, Nov. 2, 7 pm, Fall from the state park office, i! !!i:ii ! Feather Campfire. Join oth- : ers around a campfire for bird stories and activities along with some insights about the Mayan culture. Bring your own stick, flashlight, chair or blanket. State park staff will provide marshmallows for roasting and eating. Meet at the boat house on Lake Delanor in the family camp- ground. Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 am, Target Archery. Stationary target shooting for ages 10 and older. Park staff provides Saturday, Nov. 3,7 ++ Star Gazing. Join staff fro i!! ! the Columbus Coca-Cola;::: Space Science Center for night of sky talk and sky i ing. Telescopes will be av !] able or bring your own. ! a chair or blanket. This p : gram is conducted free. Meefil ! on the ballfield across Hwy. 354 from Liberty Bell Pool. For more information about any of the programs arc: the state park, call 706-663- 4858. ;. The Talbot County School district is conduct-- ing an interest survey for parent and guardian par- ticipation. The district is surveying our communitylI to determine if we have a need in the district to ,I serve more four year olds in the school. We real- I ize that we have limited choices for early learning ! : in our demographic area and want to go beyond :.|i the basics for childcare by implementing a curricu- ,| ! lum full of educationally enriching activities to pre-!!1 pare children for kindergarten. If you have an inter- est in this program for your child, please call the i.I secretary at the elementary school (Mrs. Marian | Ford, 706-665-8579, ext. 110) and answer a few l questions for us. Thank you for your help and sup- l port with this very important survey. prepared for them. This event has made me espe- cially proud to see my deputies working together with the citizens of Talbot County. I want to see my entire office engaged in community policing and I want to see my deputies communicating and grow- ing with the citizens of Talbot County. Thank you to all who participated n this commu- nity event that ,was,fun and successful!" Classified as a minor meteor shower, the Taurids Meteor Shower is expected to peak during the overnight hours of Monday to Tuesday, Nov. 5-6. Even at peak, the Taurids Meteor Shower will produce only about five to ten meteors per hour. On the positive side, the cres- cent moon will set early allowing for good meteor watching. The Taurids meteors are caused by two different As always, to view celes- tial events, get away from bright outdoor lights, Take a comfortable chair or blan- ket along with snacks and drinks. Finally, if you take a flashlight, keep it point- ed at the ground and cover the lens as much as possi- ble to preserve your night vision. 409 C0peland Lane P0 Box 385 ' ' ' 706-628-5588 !~:~ ::~ '~ : ' . ~. ,::.! ~.:~::::; ~.: www.dckknighL0rg i g ,o i Discounts Vary By States State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company , State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL 10011741 sources of dust. The first dust stream is composed of debris left in the trail of Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream of dust par- ticles was left by Comet 2P Encke. That is one reason the Taurids Meteor Shower will last until mid- December. Along with the Taurids Meteor Shower comes the slightly more impressive Leonids Meteor Shower. This shower is expected to peak during the overnight hours of Nov. 17-18. More on this meteor shower next week. THE KEPLER Space Telescope might be in trou- ble. During its nine years in space, the spacecraft has been responsible for the discovery of over 2,650 con- firmed planets. But also during that time the craft has suffered various mechanical failures and been blasted by cosmic rays and perhaps by micro mete- ors. NASA reports that days after Kepler transmitted a data package back to Earth, it went into a fuel saving sleep mode. Ground crew and technicians are attempting to learn why that happened. It was reported that One of Kepler's thrusters might be malfunctioning. Photo Courtesy NASA TESS IS FLYING - The TESS probe, or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, was launched into space onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in April. TESS will be searching space for undiscovered planets and exo- planets. Kepler isbeingreplaced To view the space sta- by TESS, or Transiting tion as it passes overhead, Exoplanet Survey Satellite, v i s i t which was launched into www.spotthestation.nasa.g space in April. TESS wasov and enter your zip code. carried into space by the When you do spot the space SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, station what you are actu- ally seeing is the reflection GOT A question on of the sun off the station's astronomy? Email it to solar panels. andykober@hotmail.eom SkyTracker Lite is a and we'll try to find you an good app for your smart answer, phone and is free from the Closer to Earth the play store. The app provides International Space State is excellent information on often visible to those on the celestial objects in the sky Earth's surface, including constellations. 2019 Geneva Budget Preparation Schedule Copies of the Proposed General Funds and Water Funds Budgets are now available at Town Hall and a Public Hearing will be held on November 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone attending the hear- ing wishing to discuss the proposed numbers, adjustments/or changes to the budget can do so. The Council can make changes between November 13, 2018 and December 11, 2018. The TALBOT COUNTY TRANSIT is applying for funding assistance under Title 49 U.S.c. Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act pertaining to rural areas. The TALBOT COUNTY TRANSIT will offer general public transportation to. all citizens of TALBOT COUNTY for any worthwhile purpose, including but not limited to shopping, medical treatment, social services, and other purpos-. es. The TALBOT COUNTY TRANSIT solicits private sector input and partici- pation to assure that private for-profit transportation operators have a fair and ;: timely opportunity to participate in the development of this program. :: The TALBOT COUNTY TRANSIT also solicits comments and concerns from the general population on local rural public transportation services. The TALBOT COUNTY TRANSIT also solicits comments and concerns from the elderly, low-income, and disabled population and their representa- : tives to assure that issues relating to the disabled are addressed in the serv- ice design proposed during the planning process. Interested persons are invited to request that a public hearing be held to discuss the services being offered or development of the application. Written comments, requests for a public hearing and/or written notice of intent by private for-profit transportation operators to provide or participate in any or all of the above services should be submitted no later than fifteen (15) ii: days from the date of this publication to: SHER'LONDA WALKER, CHAIRMAN: i 75 WEST MONROE ST, TABOTrON, GA 31827:,: 706 665 3220: If no response is received within the fifteen (15) days, the TALBOT COUN-[ TY TRANSIT will proceed with the application to the Georgia Department of; Transportation.