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alvo news, oct 4th, 2017



Public Notices  

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The American flag at the Fire and Rescue Station will be at half staff on Sunday October 8th to honor firefighters killed in the line of duty over the past year.


Sorry folks - we have to wait until later in the year for the Alvo UMC Soup Supper.

Eagle - Alvo Rural Fire Board meeting, Thursday, November 9th at 8:00 PM at the Eagle Fire & Rescue Station, 705 South First Street in Eagle.

Hopefully - no hurricanes for a while, but the season isn't over yet, so click on the logo below for the National Hurricane Center.

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On Sept. 25 at 2:12 a.m. EDT (0612 UTC) the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided this infrared image of Hurricane Maria. Coldest cloud tops (red) and strongest storms were in the southeastern quadrant. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

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Thanks to Marshall Ramsey

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 until October 3rd. 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.


Biggest improvement yet! - 68 counties have normal soil moisture; 16 are normal to abnormally dry, 2 are abnormally dry, 4 are abnormally dry to moderate drought, 3 range from normal to moderate drought with abnormally dry areas as well.There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state. Now, the bad news there are only eight  states  in the country with normal moisture levels - all of them in either the northeast or southeast and Alaska and Puerto Rico. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.


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Daylight hours


Full moon is Thursday, October 5th at 01:40 PM


Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.


Still nothing really humorous, but I'll try.


Thank you, Steve Breen, San Diego Union - Tribune


Thank you, Jeff Koterba, Omaha World-Herald



Oct 4th, 1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's 1st volunteer fire service in the colonies.


Click on the picture for the New York City Fire Museum web site

"Volunteer firemen do it for free! " ~Author Unknown


2006 - WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange.

"Well I mean the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States." - Julian Assange


Oct 5th, 2015 - Governor Jerry Brown of California signs a bill giving terminally ill patients the "right to die.


Click on Brittany's picture for her story

“The crux of the matter is whether the state of California should continue to make it a crime for a dying person to end his life, no matter how great his pain or suffering.” - Jerry Brown


Oct 6th, 1966 - LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.


Click on the image for information about LSD

"There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third." - Timothy Leary


Oct 7th, 1998 - Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming. He died on October 12th.


Click on the picture for the Denver Post retrospective article

“Matt Shepard needed killing." - Aaron McKinney


Oct 8th, 1962 - North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party.


All of North Korea is a jail.” - Kim Young-Sam


Oct 9th, 2012 - Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan


Click on her picture for the BBC story

“The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.” - Malala Yousafzai


Oct 10th, 2016 - Actress Shailene Woodley arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.


  Click on the image for the Guardian article

"Our aquifers and rivers are fed by this river," Yumul, the assistant principal, said. "If it were to get contaminated, it would affect all of the tribal nations. The idea of that ... it would be a death sentence at this point."




  Thanks Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe


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