If you live in the country, would like an insect eating (with a big appetite) feathered addition to your livestock, contact Mr. Earl Pate at 2206 South 202nd Street, Eagle. Mr. & Mrs Pate have a male peacock homesteading there since November 2017. He proves that peacocks survive Nebraska winters. He is NOT a pet, but will serve as an organic alarm clock in the morning and will fertilize your lawn and garden for free. Call the Pates at 402-781-2868 and leave contact information if you're interested in a rare addition to your animal inventory.
Free ride for mammogram appointments
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public. An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.
Connie Carlton, Village Clerk
New Village mailing and email addresses
Village of Alvo
PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304
N-63 Alvo North Project is Underway!
Barricades are up!
If you choose to ignore the barricades, whatever happens to your ride is on you, since NE 63 is closed from Alvo to Church Road.
The construction will start starting at Alvo north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map
According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed, so getting on or off the Interstate will add a bunch of miles if you want to stay on state highways.
The second phase will begin Monday, March 19th, 2018. During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68. A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.
Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.
The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village has to replace two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000. That will cause delays in working on required improvements to the drinking water system. This will cost everyone in town when new sewer and water rates are set.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the first four months of 2018. Next meeting is April 10th at 7:30 at the Eagle Fire and Rescue Station, 705 South 1st, Eagle, NE
Even though we have had snow and rain, Nebraska is losing ground on soil moisture. Fifty-four counties have 100% normal moisture levels. Twenty (including Cass) are normal to abnormally dry, 15 are abnormally dry and 4 are abnormally dry to moderate drought. Nuckolls County is over 90% in moderate drought conditions. We need more snow - rain would be better. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state.
Nationally, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest.
Living in Puerto Rico still is hard. Click on either image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
Daylight hours...days are getting longer!
First Quarter, Saturday, March 24th at 10:35 AM, CDT
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Mar 14th, 1843 - The original date predicted by William Miller of Massachusetts for the return of Christ and the end of the world
Click on his picture for the Provedentia story
"I tried to excuse myself. I told the Lord that I was not used to speaking … that I was slow of speech and slow of tongue. But I could get no relief." - William Miller
Mar 22nd, 1993 - Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits - 60 MHz - 100+ MIPS
Click on the photo for the Computer Hope short article
“How could this Y2K be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?” – Al Gore
Mar 23rd, 1990 - Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
Click on the picture for the Whole Truth article
While residents complained of polluted beaches and virtually nonexistent clean-up, Exxon executives referred to the beaches in Alaska affected by the Valdez oil spill as "environmentally stabilized.” – William D Lutz
Mar 24th, 1958 - Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
Click on his picture for the Military.com article
“The army teaches boys to think like men." - Elvis Presley
Mar 25th, 1986 - Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
Click on the picture for Cornell Law School story
“I clashed with this military prosecutor in a recent court-martial as a defense witness. I showed him up in court when he tried to play with my testimony. He then filed the complaint.” - S. Simcha Goldman, USAF
Mar 26th, 1945 - Allies led by US Marine Corps secure island of Iwo Jima from Imperial Japanese Army, after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
Click on the photo for the Military Times story
“You could’ve held up a cigarette and lit it on the stuff going by.” – LTC Justus M ‘Jumpin’ Joe’ Chambers, USMC
1982 - Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Click on the photo for the Virtual Wall site
“I saw the Vietnam Veterans Memorial not as an object placed into the earth but as a cut in the earth that has then been polished, like a geode.” – Maya Lin
Mar 27th, 1980 - Mount St Helen's becomes active after 123 years
Click on this before photo for the Deseret News article
Click on this after photo for 30 cool facts
“I started to climb through fallen trees. But it got extremely hot.” - Bruce Nelson, camping 13 miles north of the mountain
And here are this week's cartoons...
First, from Omaha's Jeff Koterba...
A vet's salute to another vet Jeff Danziger
Another salute to vet Jeff Danziger
"You can't sit in the rocking chair until you sweep the porch." - Unknown
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)