Friday, December 15, 2017

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2017 Alvo Fire Department Car Show!

94 registered cars, pickups, trucks and motorcycles came to Alvo on a gorgeous May Saturday and more than tripled Alvo's population.



 

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

 

Come get your wood chips! They are for your use 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.

   

   

Finally - no moderate drought areas at all, and a big reduction in the amount of abnormally dry soil. Farmers and ranchers should be feeling better, at least for a while.  The widespread drought areas in southern California were washed away; the leeward side of the big island and Molokai are still suffering. The worst drought in the US is in middle Florida. Click on the map for the whole country.

  

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New moon Wednesday, May 10th at 04:42 PM Central Daylight Time

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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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  Thanks to Michael Ramirez

May 10th, 1986 - Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the Blue Angels team.  elp schedule her husband's activities.

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Click on the image for more about Captain Cochran

   

May 11th, 1960 - Israeli soldiers captured Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires.

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Click on his image for the Holocaust Encyclopedia article

"To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing." - Adolf Eichmann

 

1967 - The siege of Khe Sanh ended.

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Click on the image for the Marine Corps Association & Foundation history

“[The Tet Offensive] failed because we underestimated our enemies and overestimated ourselves. We set goals which we realistically could not achieve.” - Tran Van Tra, writing in 1978

 

May 12th, 1975 - The US merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces in international waters

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Click on the image for their home page

"One day, a long time ago, you and your Brothers in Arms made history. You truly walked with giants.  Keep that memory faithful and be true to your Brothers and Yourself. Semper Fi." - Francis McGowin S-2 Officer 2/9 May 75

 

    

May 13th, 1985 - A confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped an explosive onto the group's headquarters. Eleven people died in the fire that resulted.

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 Click on the image for the DemocracyNow history

"I was told any possibility for injury or death inside the bunker was minimal." - Police Commisioner Gregore Sambor

 

May 14th, 1607 - An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport went ashore at Jamestown, Virginia. The group had arrived at the location the day before. This became the first permanent English colony in America.

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Click on the image for his Wikipedia biography

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May 15th, 1970 - President Nixon nominated America's first two female generals, Colonel Anna Mae Hays and Colonel Elizabeth P. Hoisington

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Click on the images for the Wikipedia biographies

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May 16th, 1988 - The Supreme Court ruled that police do not have to have a search warrant to search discarded garbage.

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Click on the image for the NY Times report

"Violating the 4th Amendment guarantees against illegal searches and seizures is not the way to solve crime problems." - Tim Wise

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Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)

  

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 Thanks to John Cole

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  Thanks to Bill Day

 

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change" - Steven Hawking

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