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alvo news, december 14th, 2016






Last quarter, Tuesday, December 20th at 07:56 P.M.


Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Dec 14 07:43 AM 04:58 PM CST 9:15 7
Thu, Dec 15 07:43 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:16 6
Fri, Dec 16 07:44 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:15 5
Sat, Dec 17 07:45 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:14 4
Sun, Dec 18 07:45 AM 05:00 PM CST 9:15 3
Mon, Dec 19 07:46 AM 05:00 PM CST 9:14 2
Tue, Dec 20 07:46 AM 05:01 PM CST 9:15 1


Current Moon Phase
Full Moon
Full Moon

The moon is currently in Taurus
The moon is 13 days olds



John Glenn - Marine fighter pilot, astronaut, US Senator and Annie Glenn's Husband

July 18, 1921 - December 6th, 2016

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air… .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

— John Gillespie Magee, Jr

December 14th, 1985 - Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she formally took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

"America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking." - Wilma Mankiller


December 15th, 2001 - It was announced that Siena Heights University would begin offering a class called "Animated Philosophy and Religion." The two-credit class would cover how religion and philosophy are part of popular culture and is based on the television series "The Simpsons."

"Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion." - Superintendent Chalmers


December 16th, 1773 - Nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into Boston Harbor off of British ships by Colonial patriots. The patriots were disguised as Indians. The act was to protest taxation without representation and the monopoly the government granted to the East India Company.

“...was not the act of a lawless mob, but a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their Constitutional rights" - Samuel Adams

“The die is now cast. The colonies must either submit or triumph.” - King George III

2001 - Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the United States in nearly 40 years. The shipment was sent to help Cuba after Hurrican Michelle hit Cuba on November 4, 2001.

''We had no trouble collecting payment,'' - Larry Cunningham, senior vice president for corporate affairs for Archer Daniels Midland

December 17th, 1957 - The US successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.


There were two Atlas silos within 10 miles of Alvo - one is less than five miles away - which meant this part of the county was a target for Russian ICBMs during the early 1960's.

"I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer


December 18th, 2009 - James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was released in the United States. On January 26, the movie became the highest-grossing film worldwide.

"The last thing I need is another trigger happy moron out there!." - Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar


December 19th, 2008 - President G.W. Bush signed a $17.4 billion rescue package of loans for ailing auto makers General Motors and Chrysler.

"If we were to allow the free market to take its course now, it would almost certainly lead to disorderly bankruptcy." - President G.W. Bush

December 20th, 1963 - The Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners. It was only for the holiday season. It closed again on January 6, 1964. CNN photo gallery

"The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years" - GDR head of state Erich Honecker, East Berlin, January 19th 1989



Thanks, Scott Stantis



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