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.
Thanks to Steve Benson
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.
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.
Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.
Biggest improvement yet! - 74 counties have normal soil moisture; 10 are normal to abnormally dry, only 1 is abnormally dry, 4 are abnormally dry to moderate drought, 4 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 six 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.
Full moon is Thursday, October 12th at 07:25 AM
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, Chan Lowe
Oct 11th, 1975 - "Saturday Night Live" created by Lorne Michaels, premieres on NBC with George Carlin as host
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.” - Lorne Michaels
Oct 12th, 1945 - Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman. He was the first conscientious objector in American history to win the award. The movie 'Hacksaw Ridge' tells his story.
Click on his picture for the Desmond Doss web site
“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” - Mark Twain
Oct 13th, 1951 - In Atlanta, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7
Click on the image for a YouTube video
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." - Vince Lombardi
Oct 14th, 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis began. It was on this day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing data discovered Soviet medium-range missile sites in Cuba. On October 22, President Kennedy announced that he had ordered the naval "quarantine" of Cuba.
Click on the picture for the thirteen day situation from the JFK Library
"We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked." - Secretary of State Dean Rusk
Oct 15th, 1946 - Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.
Click on his mug shot for the Jewish Virtual Library article
“I would have let you shoot me without further ado! But it is not possible to hang the German Reichsmarschall! I cannot permit this. ... I have no moral obligation to submit to the justice of my enemies. I have therefore chosen the manner of death of the great Hannibal.” - Hermann Goering
Read more at http://izquotes.com/author/russel-honore
Oct 16th, 1973 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Vietnamese official declined the award. Kissinger did not deserve this award.
Click on their picture for the Independent story
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer." - Henry Kissinger
Oct 17th, 1973 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-embargo against several countries including the US and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western support of Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.
Click on the image for the Business Insider slide show
"Control over the production and distribution of oil is the decisive factor in defining who rules whom in the Middle East." - ristopher Hitchens
Thanks Ken Catalino
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)