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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.
Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.
Hey!! A bit of improvement - added 1 more county with normal soil moisture to make a total of 9. 22 counties range from normal to abnormally dry; 16 completely abnormally dry; 3 range from normal to moderate drought; 23 are abnormally dry to moderate drought; 1 abnormally dry to severe drought; 9 are totally suffering moderate drought and 10 are both moderate drought to severe drought. Nationally 19 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.
Full moon is Monday, August 14th at 08:15 PM
Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like today.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Since we are into fair season - here are some fairly funny ones.
Thank you, Brian Duffy and all gun-toting Iowans....
Thank you, John Cole
Aug 9th, 1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
“Do-oh died on March 14, 2007, just as the buds of her beloved drooping cherry trees behind her house were ready to burst. Having surpassed by two years her goal to live until seventy-five, she had, by her own measure, defeated the atomic bomb. What I mean is - I mean, they dropped the bombs thinking everyone will die, right? But not everyone was killed. I think it takes great emotional strength and force of will to triumph over nuclear weapons.” - Susan Southard
Aug 10th, 1974 - Richard Nixon resigns as US President and VP Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President
Click on the image for video of Ford's inauguration speech
"When the president does it, it's not illegal." - Richard M. Nixon
"I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government but civilization itself." - from President Gerald Ford's inaugural address
Aug 11th, 1919 - Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after their sponsor, Indian Packing Company
Click on the picture for the Packers' web page
"It's impossible for me to believe those bald old men on the Packers could have handled us with such ridiculous ease." - Jerry Mays, Chiefs defensive lineman, on the Chiefs getting beaten easily by the Packers in Super Bowl I
2003 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK - 38.5°C (101.3°F) in Kent . It is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." - tweeted 6 Nov 2012
"I did not — I did not — I do not say that. I do not say that," - debate, 26 Sep 2016
Aug 12th, 3 - Venus - Jupiter in conjunction - Star of Bethlehem
Click on the picture for the next conjunction
Aug 13th, 1961 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
Click on the picture for the German Propaganda Archive
"Nobody has the intention of building a wall." - GDR head of state Walter Ulbricht, East Berlin, June 15th 1961
"The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years" - GDR head of state Erich Honecker, East Berlin, January 19th 1989
Aug 14th, 1945 - V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone) Official surrender signing ceremony on September 2nd.
Col. Paul Tibbets (center) with his ground crew.
Click on the picture for surrender details
Click HERE for Eleanor Roosevelt's speech
Aug 15th, 1961 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
“I’m the one who's gonna die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want.” - Jimi Hendrix
Thanks Jeff Stahler
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)