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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 17, 2016 The Town of St. Paul sponsored a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday. The area VFW performed the ceremony. Katy Levy sang the nation- al anthem. The Castlewood High School Marching Band performed a!ong with the 3rd grade students from St. Paul Elementary. Regional students to place tiny satellites into Low Earth Orbit Adele Baker is the October Reading for Rewards Winner at the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. She received a $25.00 gift certificate to Sugar Hill Brewing Company provided by the Friends of the Library. She is now eligible to win an E- reader provided by the Friends of the Library. The draw- ing will be held in December 2016. Calendar From Page 1 Sixty years after the first satellite was placed into orbit of the Earth, causing people around the planet to look to the dark star-filled skies and result- ing in the first American footsteps on the moon nearly half-century ago, Mountain Empire area stu- dents may begin placing satellites into orbit too. Local teacher-educators from throughout the region met with Morehead State University Professor 'Bob" Twiggs, the co-inventor of the 'CubeSat' Monday, November 14 so as to organize student teams from elementary, middle and high schools and col- leges to collect data from extremely Low Earth Orbit (eLEO) in late 2017. Twiggs Space Labs is under contract with the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority to assist educators throt~ghout Virginia to boost 96- QubeSats (each 2"x 2") to LEO every six months from aboard the second stage of the Antares rocket. A blaze of flame is expected to erupt from NASA's Wallops Island facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore when the tiny satellites are boosted to orbit aboard an Antares rocket second stage built by Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation. The primary mission will be to resupply cargo to intema- tion'al astronauts on-orbit at the International Space Station. The science education effort has been a "pet proj- ect" of Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority board member and Wise County Clerk of Court Jack Kennedy for the past few years. Kennedy has been the organizing-energy for a live downlink with International Space Station astronauts for nearly 5,000 regional students in 2012, assisting hundreds in build- ing model rockets in 2013- 2014, and advancing the notion of economic and workforce development in unmanned aerial systems in the Appalachian Mountains in 2014-2016. Kennedy has visited with Professor Twiggs in Morehead, Kentucky sev- eral times over the past four years. Simultaneously, Kennedy has sought to work with state policymak- ers, engineers and scien- tists in Virginia to utilize the Mid-Atlantic regional Spaceport and the Antares for student earth and space science education to set the stage for Virginia students to place tiny satellites into orbit. Once the local tiny satellites attain orbit, stu- dents will seek to make contact with the device and collect the data directly on their respective computers over a period of a w~ek to 10-days. Each is powered by tiny solar panels. The satellite, which completes an orbit around the Earth about every 100 minutes, is designed to receive messages the stu- dents send into space; it then rebroadcasts those messages using radio waves that can be heard around the globe via ham radio, approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The QubeSat will orbit the earth about before the cube burn-up in the atmos- phere from the decaying orbit. The cost of each projectwill be about $5,000 grant funded throughthe Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. For more information, please contact either John I. Burton teacher Jane Carter at jcarter@nor- toncityschools.org; or, attorney Jack Kennedy at Jack@ JackKennedy.net promptly. "to leam, to share and to perpetu- ate family history." William T. Fuller 276-623-3410 or fuller- ,jr1942@ yahoo.com. JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties and services of the library. Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership i gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, except for March and -December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assist clients and answer questions at the Coebum VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER- The West Dante Community Center meets at-7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE ~ TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District o~ffer free confi- dential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. FREE GED. CLASSES-Free GED classes are offered at the Oxbow "Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800-422-3433: GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800- 422-3433 (in Scott Cotinty 386- 2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information concerning GED testing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 15m. NARCONON reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewlifere- treat.org/blog/naloxone-avail- ability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your ~ate. ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754 AMERICAN LEGION POST # 208 welcomes new members. If you serv.ed on active duty in the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves then you should be eligible to join us. You are not required to have served over- seas or have seen actual com- bat. Contact us at American Legion Post # 208, P.O. Box 1261, Lebanon, VA 24266 with your name, address and phone number. Transfers are welcome. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! iii iiiiii i , i iii ii! iiiiiii iiiiiiiii ii iiiiiiiiii iiiiiiii iiiii iiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiii iii! iiii iiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiii I We-are trying to America great again! URE Saint Paul, VA morganmcclureford.com (276) 762-5535