Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Spring is finally arriving this week - at last - but watch out for mother nature's last blast.

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

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Wonder what the piles of wood chips are for next to the water tower? They are for you if you need mulch for your trees, gardening or landscaping. They are from the trees being removed along Highway 63 as part of the Alvo North reconstruction project. Thank the Nebraska Department of Roads for donating them to the people in Alvo.

   

Let's be careful out there - it's fertilizer, tillage and planting season.

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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.

 

Abnormally dry and moderate drought areas in central, southwest and northwest parts of the state continued to decrease again last week - however, the driest areas have moved somewhat. Click on the map for the whole country.

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Last quarter on March 20, 2017 at 10:58 a.m. (local daylight time) and the first day of spring occurs at 06:29 AM

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

Data is from the US Naval Observatory.

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

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"I really hope you are enjoying this snow day during your spring break." - Anonymous

  

Mar 15th, 44 BC - Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known as the "Ides of March."

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  Click on the photo for 9 more reasons to beware the ides of March.

 

Mar 16th, 1190 - The Crusaders began the massacre of Jews in York, England.

Click HERE for the History of York account

 

Mar 17th, 1973 - The first American prisoners of war (POWs) were released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.

Click HERE for a list of those POWs returned.

 

Mar 18th, 1963 - The Supreme Court handed down the Miranda decision concerning legal council for defendants.

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Mar 19th, 1931 - Nevada legalized gambling.

"Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math." - Unknown

 

Mar 20th, 1933 - The first German concentration camp was completed at Dachau.

“Some days in the camp you prayed to live; some days you prayed to die quick. Some days you didn't bother praying, knowing there was no sense to anything.” -  Allan Dare Pearce

 

Mar 21st, 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had overstepped its regulatory authority when it attempted to restrict the marketing of cigarettes to youngsters.

"Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something is constitutional does not make it so." - Rand Paul

 

Supported partially by Cass County Tourism

 

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Thanks to Dana Summers of the Tribune Content Agency

 

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