Rural Fire Board meeting postponed a week
Eagle - Alvo Rural Fire Board meeting, Thursday, November 16th at 7:30 PM at the Eagle Fire & Rescue Station, 705 South First Street in Eagle.
Nothing showing right now, but it's not over (usual season is from June 1st to November 30th) til it's over, so click on the logo below for the National Hurricane Center.
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! - 82 counties have normal moisture; 5 are normal to abnormally dry, only 1 is 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. However - the southwest panhandle is facing long term abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, meaning the dry spell lasts more than six months. Nationally Florida, Alaska, Tennessee, New York, West Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey - and the territory of Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Puerto Rico still has very little electricity and clean drinking water. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
Full moon on Friday, November 4th at 2:36 PM CST
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Some really bad news this last week.
Thank you, Nick Anderson
Thanks, Ken Catalino
Thanks, Tom Stiglich
Thanks again, Gary Varvel
Nov 8th, 1950 - A US aircraft shoots down a North Korean jet in the Korean War, the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history
Click on the picture for the Air Force account
“The guy you don't see will kill you.” - Robin Olds
Nov 9th, 1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
Click on the image for the DC memorials article and more pictures
“I carry the memories of the ghosts of a place called Vietnam - the people of Vietnam, my fellow soldiers.” - Tim O’Brien
Nov 10th, 1954 - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington
Click on the image for the National Park Service description
"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years." - James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy
Nov 11th, 1918 - Armistice signed by the Allies and Germany comes into effect, WW I hostilities end at 11.00 am
Click on the image for ten facts about the armistice
"I confess without shame that I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded, who cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is Hell." - William Tecumseh Sherman
Nov 12th, 1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web
Click the image for the World Wide Web Foundation history
"Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch." - Tim Berners-Lee
Nov 13th, 1969 - Vice President Spiro Agnew accuses network TV news departments of bias and distortion.
1970 - Vice President Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs".
Click on the photo for the New York Times artcle
"I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort." - Spiro Agnew
Nov 14th, 1908 - Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light.
Click on the image for the University of Pittsburgh details (there is a lot to read, but it is way more interesting than stories about politicians)
"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Thanks, Clay Bennett
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)