Alvo is looking for a contract laborer for general maintenance and repairs as determined by the Village Board. Anyone interested may apply at the Clerk's Office on Saturdays from 0800-1200. Applicants are required to carry their own insurance.
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.
OK, be happy, there are NO abnormally dry areas in our state! That's the good stuff. Here's the bad stuff - only 26 states have no abnormally dry areas - which is a 3 state improvement over last week. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states. Click HERE to see a slide show of of the national map.
First quarter, Friday, June 9th, at 08:10 Central Daylight Time
Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like today.
Data from the US Naval Observatory.
Click on the moon to reach the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase calendar for Nebraska.
Thank you, Steve Breen
Jun 7th, 1981 - Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor.
"The probability of a fatal nuclear detonation is greater now than at any time during the Cold War. As the Russian military deteriorates, and as rogue governments and terrorists seek to acquire nuclear capabilities, the threat continues to grow." - Alan Cranston
Jun 8th, 1991 - A victory parade was held in Washington, DC to honor veterans of the Persian Gulf War.
"Bigger than any parade for Vietnam veterans.” - Dave Morgan
"I can tell you this: If I'm ever in a position to call the shots, I'm not going to rush to send somebody else's kids into a war." - George Bush
Jun 9th, 2011 - The world's first artificial organ transplant was performed. It was an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.
Click on the trachea for the controversy over this procedure.
"It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms." - Dr. Christian Barnard
Jun 10th, 1948 - The Air Force announced Chuck Yeager exceeded the speed of sound in the Bell X-1. (Which actually happened Oct 1rth, 1947)
Click on the picture for Chuck Yeager's web page
"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down." - Chuck Yeager
Jun 11th, 1993 - The Supreme Court ruled that people who commit "hate crimes" could be sentenced to extra punishment.
"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” - Nelson Mandela
Jun 12th, 1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Click on the image for the Cornell Law School page
"When I was born here in Gulfport in 1966, my parents' interracial marriage was still illegal. And it was very hard drive around town with my parents, to be out in public with my parents." - Natasha Tretheway
Jun 13th, 1966 - The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.
Click on the card to read the case history
Thanks to Nate Beeler, Columbus Ohio Dispatch
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)
Thank you Jeffrey Koterba, Omaha World Herald