Tuesday, December 11, 2018

alvo news, march 8th, 2017



Winds are here - pay attention to National Weather Service Warnings and Advisories.

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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.



March is also the time when farm equipment is going to be on the roads and highways.

Basic Rules about farm equipment versus cars and pickups:

1. They're a lot heavier than your Prius.

2. They travel much slower than your Dodge Ram with the chip.

3. The tractor and the equipment are much wider than your Cadillac.

4. Field entrances aren't marked.

5. And most important - if you hit farm equipment, you'll lose.


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Anyone thinking of being a vendor in a farmers market? Specifically, the Eagle Farmers Market. I will be having a meeting soon of those interested. Contact Trish Eaton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There was a slight improvement for central, southwest and northwest parts of the state with about a 5% reduction in the dry and dryer areas - however, the driest areas have moved somewhat. Click on the map for the whole country.

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Full Moon on March 12, 2017 at 9:54 a.m. (local daylight time)


Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like now.

Data is from the US Naval Observatory.


As you think about planting your garden click on this animated moon for the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase planting calendar for Nebraska.





Your just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

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"You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me." - Unknown


Mar 8th, 1999 - The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

"Kids are fair game; women are fair game." - Timothy McVeigh


Mar 9th, 1964 - Production began on the first Ford Mustang.



Mar 10th, 1975 - The North Vietnamese Army attacked the South Vietnamese town of Ban Me Thout.
  I was there in 1970 - the Viet Cong would mortar and rocket the town then. - Dave

1998 - US troops in the Persian Gulf began receiving the first vaccinations against anthrax.


Click on the organism picture for the CDC article.

"I don't think there is one cause of Gulf War illness." - Christopher Shays


Mar 11th, 1992 - Former President Nixon said that the Bush administration was not giving enough economic aid to Russia.

"Voters quickly forget what a man says." - Richard M Nixon


Mar 12th, 1894 - Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

"I don't need to know how they make Coca-Cola. I think it tastes just fine not knowing what the ingredients are. I think there are some things that should be kept secret." - Colin Hanks


Mar 13th, 1925 - A law in Tennessee prohibited the teaching of evolution.



Mar 14th, 1936 - Adolf Hitler told a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God and itself.

"Sound familiar?" - Dave

1989 - Imported assault guns were banned in the US under President George H.W. Bush.


  Click on te image for the New York Times story



Thanks to Steve Breen of the San Diego Union Tribune

Thanks to Cass County Tourism for their support - click on the logo to take the virtual tour.



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