Monday, March 19, 2018

alvo news, aug 23rd, 2017





Salute to the 10 USS John McCain sailors...


Click on the picture for the NY Daily News article.

The tanker hit the McCain, not the other way around.



Thanks to Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald

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.



Some more improvement - 12 counties have normal soil moisture; only one is in severe drought conditions. Nationally, only 16 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 Tuesday, August 29th at 03:13 AM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Nothing really funny is happening now.  


Thank you, Paul Fell


Thank you, Cody Enterprise




Aug 23rd, 1996 - Osama bin Laden issues declaration of jihad entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places"


Click on the picure for the full text of his declaration

“We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference betwee us two.” - Osama bin Laden


Aug 24th, 79 - Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Roman Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die


Click on the 1944 image for the Geology article

"A volcano may be considered as a cannon of immense size.” -  Oliver Goldsmith


Aug 25th, 1996 - 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods.


 Click on his picture for Wikipedia information

 "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." - Tiger Woods


Aug 26th, 2014 - Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa


Click on the virus picture for a HuffPost story


Aug 27th, 1985 - Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)


Click on her picture for the Wikipedia story

  "You sort of need a Bencic type that goes out there bold and brave, loving the moment and playing Serena." - Mary Joe Fernandez


Aug 28th, 1963 - Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.


Click on his picture for the Nobel Prize web story

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Aug 29th, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.



“When I made my mother a DNR, I did not know it meant "do not rescue.” - Sheri Fink


The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


Thanks again, Andy Marlette



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