Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

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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.

   

Playground Equipment for Sale!

Bids for playground equipment we don't have enough space to install will be accepted by mail or at the Village Office. Buyer is responsible for loading and transport of equipment. As is. Can be seen at the basketball court next to Alvo Fire & Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE.

 

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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.

   

   

OK, be happy, there are NO abnormally dry areas in our state! That's the good stuff. Here's the bad stuff - the country went from 26 states with no abnormally dry areas to 22 normal moisture - which is a 4 state decrease from 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.

  

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Daylight hours

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Last quarter, Saturday, June 17th, at 06:33 Central Daylight Time

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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.

   

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Thank you, Dave Granlund

 

Jun 14th, 1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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   Click on the picture for a quick history of Flag Day from Time

"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt

Jun 15th, 1877 - Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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 Click on his cadet picture for a National Archives article

"Duty, Honor, Country.” 

 

Jun 16th, 1903 - Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

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Click on the assembly line picture for Ford's timeline.

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." - Henry Ford

 

Jun 17th, 1991 - The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans for classified by race at birth.

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Click on the picture for the ThoughtCo article

"Battling racism and battling heterosexism and battling apartheid share the same urgency inside me as battling cancer." - Audre Lorde

  

Jun 18th, 1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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"I was always very interested in science, and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.” - Sally Ride

 

Jun 19th, 1987 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana law that required that schools teach creationism.

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Click on the cartoon for the Oyez page

"“The natural world is a package deal; you don’t get to select which facts you like and which you don’t.” - Bill Nye

 

Jun 20th, 2002 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the execution of mentally retarded murderers was unconstitutionally cruel. The vote was 6 in favor and 3 against.

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Click on the image for the ACLU history

From San Francisco Chronicle story on June 21st, 2002.

"The fact that juries continue to sentence mentally retarded offenders to death for extreme crimes shows that society’s moral outrage sometimes demands execution of retarded offenders." - Justice Antonin Scalia

   

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Thanks to Chan Lowe

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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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