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alvo news, november 30th, 2016

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Notice - Village Board meeting moved to Monday, December 12th at 7:30 PM

Bring a family or child gift, to Round the Bend, have a great meal and do good for others. Here's a local deal - click on the steak for the menu


Round the Bend Steakhouse partners with Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary to raise gifts for military children.

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There is room for a lot more gifts - as you can see from this shot taken November 18th

Ashland, NE — Every veteran that has selflessly served our nation deserves to treat his or her children with gifts on Christmas morning. However, many veterans live without the means to provide Christmas gifts to their families.

 Round the Bend Steakhouse is excited to announce SGT Kringles Kids, an initiative to provide children of military veterans in need with gifts this holiday season. Through a partnership with the Marine Corps League (MCL) and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA), all gifts brought to Round the Bend Steakhouse will be directly donated to disadvantaged children of veterans, so that every military family may enjoy the Christmas they deserve. Now through Dec 16, visitors to Round the Bend Steakhouse are encouraged to bring an unwrapped and new toy to place under the Christmas tree in the dining room. As a show of gratitude, SGT Kringle's Kids participants will receive a free appetizer. Karen & I highly recommend the onion rings - they are the best!!!

“For us there are two reasons for our freedom, Jesus and the American soldier. We are excited to show the love of Jesus to our soldiers’ kids by putting them first this Christmas,” said TJ & Tifini Olson, owners of Round the Bend Steakhouse.

 Toy Suggestions (children 12 & under):

-      Books

-      Puzzles

-      Art supplies

-      Board games

About the Marine Corps League (MCL):

Founded in 1923, the MCL is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Its mission statement states that the League exists to “join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.

About the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA):

Founded in 1937 as a subsidiary to the MCL, the Auxiliary was formed “for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps, the Marine Corps League and to protect and advance the welfare of Marines and their dependents. Auxiliary members participate in a wide variety of programs that benefit and preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person of this Nation, young and old.

For more information about SGT Kringles Kids, the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, or Round the Bend Steakhouse, please contact TJ Olson at 402-944-9974 or go to the website:


Click on the logos for information

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First quarter, Thursday, December 7th, at 03:03 AM


Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Nov 30 07:30 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:28 21
Thu, Dec 01 07:31 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:27 20
Fri, Dec 02 07:32 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:26 19
Sat, Dec 03 07:33 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:25 18
Sun, Dec 04 07:34 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:24 17
Mon, Dec 05 07:35 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:23 16
Tue, Dec 06 07:36 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:23 15



No change is better than more dryness. Nebraska is better off than many other parts of the United States. Click on the map for the home page that links to the rest of the country.

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"History repeats itself because nobody listens." - Laurence Peter. author of the 'Peter Principle'


Nov 30th, 1858 - John Landis Mason received a patent for the first glass jar threaded for a screw-on cap.

Click on the jar for a quick history


"Never take direction for your life from a crowd." - John L Mason


Dec 1st, 1969 - The US government held its first draft lottery since World War II. Your editor was 21 days from completing Officer Training School at Medina Annex, Lackland AFB on that day - we lost 25% of class 70-07 - those with high draft numbers. By 24 April, 1970 he was in South Vietnam.

Click on the image for the Selective Service site.




Thanks to Mike Keefe


Dec 2nd, 1994 - The US government agreed not to seek a recall of allegedly fire-prone General Motors pickup trucks. A deal was made with GM under which the company would spend more than $51 million on safety and research. Click HERE for the Mother Jones story

2001 - Enron Corporation filed for Chapter 11 reorganization. The filing came five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was the largest bankruptcy in US history.

"The White House again refused to turn over discussions Vice President Cheney had with Enron officials over energy policy. Cheney said if he had to disclose every time some business donated a ton of money then came in to write its own policy to govern itself, he wouldn't get any work done." - Dennis Miller


Dec 3rd,1984 - In Bhopal, India, more than 2,000 people were killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary. The Atlantic article from December 2nd 2014

"$500 is plenty good for an Indian." - Kathy Hunt, Dow Public Affairs Specialist, in 2002.


Dec 4th,1978 - Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been murdered.

"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it." - Dianne Feinstein


Dec 5th, 1979 - Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church due to her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.

"We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history." - Sonia Johnson

1988 - Jim Bakker and former aide Richard Dortch were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Carolina on fraud and conspiracy charges.

"God doesn't want his people to go second-class." - Jim Bakker


Dec 6th, 1865 - The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The amendment abolished slavery in the US.

"People say that slaves were taken from Africa.This is not true. People were taken from Africa and made into slaves." - Unknown



Thanks, Glenn McCoy


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