Thanks for moving your vehicles and trailers off the streets so street repairs can be done!
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.
Nothing showing right now, but it's not over til it's over, so click on the logo below for the National Hurricane Center.
Thanks to Walt Handelsman
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.
Better! - 81 counties have normal moisture; 6 are normal to abnormally dry, only 1is abnormally dry, 2 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. Nationally only Maryland, Florida and Alaska - and the territory of Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Peurto Rico still has no power and very little clean drinking water. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
1st quarter - Friday the 27th at 05:22 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
Thanks, Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald
Oct 25th, 1941 - 16,000 Jews massacred in Odessa Ukraine (by Romanian troops - Romania was a German ally)
Click on the picture for the Holocaust Encyclopedia article
Prisoners at the time of liberation of the Ebensee camp, a subcamp of the Mauthausen concentration camp. This photograph was taken by Signal Corps photographer Arnold E. Samuelson. Austria, May 7, 1945.
Click on this image for quotes from Holocaust survivors
Oct 26th, 1977 - Last natural case of smallpox discovered in Merca district, Somalia. Considered the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination
Click on the image for the CDC article
“We have completely eradicated smallpox; we have almost eradicated polio. That's the miracle of vaccines, which is even greater than that of antibiotics." - Bill Gates
Oct 27th, 1682 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn
Click on the image for things to see in Philadelphia
"A heat map showing national use of the F word on Twitter had only one bright red circle on it, and Philadelphia was right in the middle of that circle." – Ian Douglass
Oct 28th, 1919 - Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto
Click the image for the National Archives account
"Prohibition is better than no liquor at all." - Will Rogers
Oct 29th, 1929 - "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
Click on the cartoon for an Economics Help explanation
"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue." - Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury (in September 1929)
Oct 30th, 1979 - Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama
Click on the image for the Encyclopedia of Alabama story
"He led the way of showing the black community that they could have leadership." - Emory Anthony, Jr.
Oct 31st, 2003 - Bethany Hamilton, age 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii
Click on the picture for her web site
"I could never have embraced this many people with two arms." - Bethany Hamilton
Thanks, Paul Combs
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)