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7 Page A-2, The Tuskegee News, July 16, 2009 Board of Education meeting July 16 at BTW High School Macon Board of Education Meets Thursday, July 16 The regular meeting of the Macon County Board of Education will be Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School. The public is encouraged to attend.. Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Institute Post Office Hours Recently, the United States Postal Service announced that the Tuskegee Institute Post Office will open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., close from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, effective Monday, July 6. The Postal Service has agreed to with- draw its plans for now and to allow the citizens and customers of Tuskegee an opportu- nity to be heard regarding their con- cerns for the Tuskegee Institute Post Office. On Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. in Tuskegee Municipal Complex Auditorium, a town hall meeting will be held with the United States Postal Service representa- tives. Tuskegee Mayor Omar Neal will serve as facilitator of the meet- ing. Every. one is invited to attend to give input on this very important issue affecting our community... YMCA Retor for Several Programs The Tuskegee-Macon County YMCA is now accepting registra" tions for the following programs; After-school care (ages 5 to 13); tack- le football (ages 5 to 12); and cheer- leading (ages 4 to 13). For more information about these or any other YMCA,program, please feel free to contact the YMCA at: (334) 724- 2187; (334) 727-9600; or fax at (334) 727-9615... YMCA Looking for Volunteers The Tuskegee-Macon County Y.M.C.A. is looking for volunteers for the following programs; youth tack- le football; cheerleading; Black Achievers; and After School Program. To apply, please come to the YMCA located in Abbott Park and fill out an application. For more information, call (334) 724- 2187 or (334) 727-9600... Swim Team Being Developed for Tuskegee-Macon Youth The Tuskegee-Macon County Youth Swim Team that will operate during July and August is open for ages 5-17. Beginners are welcome to join. The program's mission is "to teach a from age 5-17 how to swim or to take their swimming ability to the next level. The team will be coached by Lhtalo K. "Coach Lu" Aryee. There will be certified life- guards. The instructor has more than 10 years of water/aquatics experience with a background of taking beginners and making them swimmers. For information, call (334) 727-9600 or (334) 558-1811... Beard of Education Project Child Find The Macon County Board of Education has once again launched its Project Child Find Campaign. It is an on-going campaign designed to identify children and youth with dis- abilities who are between the ages of birth and 21. If you know of any child or youthwith a disability resid- ing in Macon County who is not being served by Macon County Public School, please notify person- nel in the Macon County Board of Education-special Education Department at (334) 727-1600... Tuskegee Fire Hydrant Flushing Continuing To citizens, it's that time again to check all fire hydrants within our emergency response territory. Annually per Insurance Services Office (ISO), the Fire Department must check and flush fire hydrants to show a pattern of three consecu- tive years of operation and proper recOrd keeping. In keeping up with this requirement the fire hydrants will start to be checked beginning Thursday, June 18, continuing through Wednesday, September 30. Starting point is in the Motley Lane area down through Washington Avenue and continuing throughout the city. The Fire Department is ask- ing the citizens to please be patient and cooperative because in the long run these records are benefiting our community. If there are any ques- tions please contact Chief Fred Iverson at 724-2185... Schedule for Tuskegee Recycling Center The Tuskegee Recycling Center regular schedule is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. 9 a.m. to noon. Being recycled are aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard and news'papers. The site, located on Southeast Marina Drive across from the Boat House on Lake Tuskegee,. and will be monitored... -Macon County Habitat for Humanity Needs Help The Macon County Habitat For Humanity is currently seeking skilled and non-skilled volunteers to assist with the completion of the new Habitat home located on Terrance Street. If you are interest- ed in becoming a volunteer, please contact Keira Ellis at 334-727-9946. Comprehensive Health Hours Central Alabama Comprehensive Health (CACH) is operating with extended hours for its medical cliniC. Located at 203 West Lee Street, Tuskegee, CACH is now open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. For information about services and hours, contact (334) 727-6880... Extension Volunteers Sought The Macon County 4-H Program is looking for positive and responsible adults to serve as Volunteer Leaders. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. If you interested in serving as a volunteer, please con- tact Candle Glover or John Pulliam at the Macon County Extension Office via phone or e-mail at 334- 727-0340 (Macon County Office), 334-750-0532 (Office Cell Phone), gloveca@auburn.edu or pullijs@auburn.edu. We look for" ward to working with you... Community Health. Fair July 25 Solomon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Body & Soul Nutrition Educational Program, in oooperation with Tuskegee University's Department of Food & Nutrition Sciences and the Alabama Collaboration for Cardiovascular Equality the Nutrifood Group, pres- ents a Mini Nutrition Health Fitness Activity Fair on Saturday, July 25 from 9 a.m.'2 p.m. at.Solomon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church located, 4214 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway 80 West, Tuskegee. The Mini-Nutrition Health Fitness Ll Activity Fair will provide participants with screenings and information on preventative care to increase aware- ness of health resources in our com- munity and promote healthy lifestyles. Nutrition education, clinical screen- nags, cancer awareness, fitness infor- mation, diabetes education, pul" monary testing, blood pressure screening, height and weight screen- ing, blood sugar screening, cholesterol monitoring, ask a nurse, chiropractor, pharmacist, and health care reform are included. Contact Mary Lumpkin at (334) 552"0226 for more information. AU to commemorate 40th anniversary of moon landing "Behind the Scenes and Unsung Heroes of the Moon Landings," by Andrew Baird, a Columbus State University history Neil Armstrong instructor and Auburn University doctoral candidate. Author Tahir Rahman will then discuss "We Came in Peace for All Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disk." This talk is about the disk left on the lunar surface by Armstrong and Aldrin carrying goodwill statements by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon along with mes- sages from leaders of 73 other coun- tries. Hansen will wrap up the afternoon session With a presentation on "The First Men on the Moon as Global Icons." During he evemng program at the Student Center, two films will be shown: a video of the CBS News cov- erage of the Apollo 11 moon landing and tle 1970 documentary "Moonwalk One." " Hansen said the latter film, recent- ly restored and remastered, deserves to be a companion piece to Stanley Kubrik's masterwork "2001: A Space Odyssey." Guy Beckwith, an Auburn University history professor and sci- ence fiction expert, will introduce the film and offer brief commentary. Hansen said that "Moonwalk One" is not just a simple documentary, but a philosophical and poetic record of humankind's first walk on another world. "The 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 is a great time to revive this movie," Hansen said. '"Moonwalk One' is a remarkable record of humankind's feelings from around the world about the time when we first left our home planet and journeyed to anoth- er world. It's been waiting, as if in a time capsule, for us to remove it in 2009." Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to record their memories of the first moon landing in a gift book for Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. Following .the event, Hansen, Armstrong's authorized biographer, will send the memory book to Armstrong at his home in Ohio. Armstrong will be 79 on August 5. Sponsors for "The Eagle Has Landed at Auburn" include the Auburn University Honors College, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Department of Aerospace Engineering, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts, Phi Kappa Phi and the Office of the President. For a schedule of the day's events, to view high resolution images, cour- tesy of NASA, and for links to more information, go to http://ocm.auburn.edu/moon_land" ing. AU News Bureau To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, Auburn University will present "The Eagle has Landed at Auburn," a free, public sympo- sium, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host lectures and book signings throughout the day. A film screening at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the Auburn University Student Center will include footage of news. coverage and a documentary film. The first moon landing mission was flown by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in July 1969. Jim Hansen, an Auburn University his- tory professor who organized this commemorative event, said that no worldwide celebration" of humankind's greatest adventure should unfold without spotlighting the Auburn community's direct con- nection to the effort. Hansen wrote "First Man," a biog- raphy of Neil Armstrong, and is director of Auburn's Honors College. "Many Auburn University gradu- ates in engineering, science and business have excelled in careers related to aeronautics and space," said Hansen. "Auburn has produced not only six Of our country's astro- nauts but also three graduates who served as directors of the Kennedy Space Center, the moon mission launch site. One of those astronauts, "TK" Mattingly, traveled to the moon in April of 1972 as command module pilot for Apollo 16." The morning's keynote speaker will be Michael Griffin, a former NASA administrator who now teach- es engineering at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Griffin will speak on "Keys to Apollo's Success and What They Should Mean for Our Future in Space." Richard Miller, an astrophysicist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, will then present "Why the Moon is Important," an analysis of what the science community knows about the moon. what it still wants to know about our nearest neighbor and what that knowledge tells us about planet Earth, our solar system and galaxy and humankind's place in the universe. Roy Hartfield, an Auburn aero- space engineering professor, will give an evaluation of "The Genius of the Saturn V." Christian Gelzer, the chief historian at NASA Dryden Research Center in California, will present "The Eagle Has Wings," a talk on the genesis of the Apollo lunar landing vehicle. At 1:15 p.m., speakers who have authored recent books, including Griffin, Hansen, Rahman and Gelzer, wiU be available to auto- graph their books Copies will be on sale at the Jule Collins Smith Museum. The afternoon talks will begin at 1:45 p.m. with the presentation, Weekend Weather Friday July 17 40% 81 Rain 69 Chance Temp Scattered T-Storms o Saturday July 18 Scattered T-Storms Sunday July 19 Scattered T-Storms 40% 83 Rain 67 Chance Temp 40% Rain 68 Chance Temp r ll/tllllHEl]llmlJilllil IfilltlliHIImll   flll],lI] lI]mllJ.i '] ] i ,rllW? iI i/l[/I ill lilil/lllli i