Tuesday, December 12, 2017

DECEMBER

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Public Notices  

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N-63 Alvo North Opens December 1st

N-63 is open to through traffic as of December 1.  This completes Phase I of a 2 Phase project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The section of N-63 closed this year was approximately one-half mile south of I-80 and consisted of box culvert construction, re-alignment of the existing highway and erosion control items.  Minor work, like seeding and erosion control installation, may still be performed.

The second phase will begin in March 2018.  During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68.  A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase.

The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.

The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln.  Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.

                                                                       

Contact:

Jesse De Los Santos, 402-471-0850

 

Rural Fire Board meeting postponed AGAIN from November 16th.

Eagle - Alvo Rural Fire Board meeting, TBA at the Eagle Fire & Rescue Station, 705 South First Street in Eagle.

 

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

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-09-nasa-noaa-suomi-npp-satellite-hurricane.html#jCp

Want to advertise your garage or yard sale for FREE?!?

Click on the sign below.

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This will take you to the online form to register your individual or community sales.

Thanks, John

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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.

         

No significant changes - 84 counties have normal moisture; 4 normal to abnormally dry, 1 is 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. However - the southwest panhandle is facing long term abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions, meaning the dry spell is lasting more than six months. Nationally 12 states (Michigan, Kentucky, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, Washington, Oregon and Alaska - 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.

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Daylight hours

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First quarter Sunday, December 10th at 01:51 AM CST

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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.

 

You have to laugh to keep from crying.....

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Thank you, Bob Gorrell

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  Thanks, Michael Ramirez

  

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Dec 6th, 1923 - 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

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Click on the picture for the Learning Network article

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." - Calvin Coolidge 

Dec 7th, 1941 - Imperial Japanese Navy with 353 planes attack US fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii, killing 2,403 people

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Click on the picture for more photos

Click HERE for stories about survivors

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” – Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” – attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 Dec 8th, 1993 - 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston for 'The Bodyguard' Soundtrack

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Click on the picture for her biography

"I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe." - Whitney Houston  

Dec 9th, 2015 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises

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Click on the picture for her biography

"Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country." - Angela Merkel

Dec 10th, 1884 - "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is first published in the UK and Canada (US Feb 1885, due to printing error)

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 Click the image for his biography

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”  - Sam Clemens

Dec 11th, 2013 - Pope Francis is named Time magazine's person of the year

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Click on his photo for his biography

“Women in the church are more important than bishops and priests." - Pope Francis

 Dec 12th, 1694 - The Royal Society censures Edmund Halleyfor suggesting in a paper titled 'Some considerations about the cause of the universal deluge' that the story of Noah's flood could be an account of a comet's impact

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Click on the comet to learn more about Halley

"In the year 1456 ... a Comet was seen passing Retrograde between the Earth and the sun... Hence I dare venture to foretell, that it will return again in the year 1758." - Edmiund Halley

 

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Thanks, Chris Britt

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Thanks,Phil Hands

      

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