Monday, March 19, 2018

alvo news, jul 26th, 2017


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Tired of old tires?



It’s not too late to take your used tires to the Cass County Scrap Tire Recycling Collection. I was out there this afternoon and they still have space for your old tires.

Open: Aug. 2 & 3 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Cass County Roads Dept., 7600 Hwy 50 (located south of Hwy. 1 behind the water tower). First come, first served until they reach 150 tons of waste tires. No limits on # or type of tires; must have a 20 license plate. NO rims or tubes; no retailers. - Linda Behrns,  Keep Cass County Beautiful


Want to advertise your garage or yard sale for FREE?!?

Click on the sign below.


This will take you to the online form to register your individual or community sales.

Thanks, John



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.



Only 10 counties have normal soil moisture levels. 38 counties in the northeast, north central, south central and southwest are now experiencing moderate drought conditions and 45 are abnormally dry (that's not an improvement since the reduction in abnormally dry is caused by the 10 more counties that are now have moderate drought conditions). Click on the Great American Desert that early pioneers thought existed here. Only 18 states have normal moisture conditions. 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


First quarter is Sunday, 30th at 10:23 AM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.



Thank you, Steve Benson and get well, John


Thank you, Ken Catalino




Jul 26th, 1947 - President Harry Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1948 - Presient Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in US armed forces

(click on the picture to learn more about Harry Truman)

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There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.”  - Harry S. Truman

2014 - The Chinese government suspends the operations of a Shanghai meat dealer and makes arrests after the company sold out-of-date meat to fast food chains in
China, including McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken



Jul 27th, 1965 - President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking

"Nobody reads the warnings." - Kawika


Jul 28th1965 - President Lyndon Johnson sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)

“I am not going to lose Vietnam. I am not going to be the president who saw Southeast Asia go the way China went.” - President Lyndon Johnson


Jul 29th, 1905 - Secretary of State William Howard Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to Japanese free rein in Korea in return for non-interference with the US in the Philippines

"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people." - William Howard Taft


Jul 30th, 1898 - Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes


Click on the image for the Kellogg's history

"You don`t get mood swings from eating cornflakes” - O.J. Simpson


Jul 31st, 1777 - Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

"If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy." - Marquis de Lafayette

1893 - Henry Perky patents shredded wheat


Aug 1st, 1957 - US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)


Click on the image for the NORAD web site


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks Austin May



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


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