Free ride for mammogram appointments
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.
Welcome Malanie Gist and Ben Glantz as new Village Board members - appointed on March 5th, 2018
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public. An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.
Village of Alvo
PO Box 211, Elmwood, NE 68349 or 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304
N-63 Alvo North Project Update!!!
Barricades will go up Monday, March 19th! At the first construction meeting held Friday, March 9th the following information was provided. The construction will start starting at Alvo north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map
According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed, so getting on or off the Interstate will add a bunch of miles if you want to stay on state highways.
The second phase will begin Monday, March 19th, 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. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.
Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
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.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village has to replace two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000. That will cause delays in working on required improvements to the drinking water system. This will cost everyone in town when new sewer and water rates are set.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for the first four months of 2018. Next meetings will be March 13th and April 10th at 7:30 at the Eagle Fire and Rescue Station, 705 South 1st, Eagle, NE
Thanks for the snow, Mother Nature. Fifty-four counties in Nebraska have 100% normal moisture levels. Twenty-three (including Cass) are normal to abnormally dry, 16 are abnormally dry. The southern panhandle counties have no moderate drought areas - Yea!! We need more snow - rain would be better. There are no severe drought conditions anywhere in our state.
Nationally, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeasst and Midwest.
Living in Puerto Rico still is hard. Click on either image to see how Nebraska compares to other states.
Daylight hours...days are getting longer!
Last Quarter, Friday, March 9th at 05:20 AM, CST
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11th.
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Mar 7th, 1942 - 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
Click on the patch for the CAF Red Tail site
“We do not hate those we fight; we do not love those we defend.” – Anonymous Tuskegee motto
Mar 8th, 1999 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing
Click on his photo for the Amarillo Globe News story
"Kids are fair game; women are fair game." - Timothy McVeigh
Mar 9th, 1862 - USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (commonly called the Merrimack) battle in Hampton Roads
Click on the painting for the USS Monitor Center account
“…victory will rest upon the side which holds possession of the seas, and I will offer my services to the Federal Government to assure that its navy will dominate.” – John Ericsson, Monitor designer
"...old methods had passed away, and with them the experience of a thousand years 'of battle and of breeze' was brought to naught.” - CSS Virginia Chief Engineer, H. Ashton Ramsay
Mar 10th, 1968 - North Vietnamese and communist Laotion troops overrun a secret US radar facility, Lima Site 85, on Phou Pha Thi mountaintop in Laos
Click on the picture for the story
“At first glance, however, it appears we may have pushed our luck one day too long in attempting to keep this facility in operation.” – US Ambassador to Laos William H Sullivan
Mar 11th, 2011 - 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history
Click on the picture for the LiveScience article
“In the central areas of the nearby villages and towns there is not a soul around. They are real cities of death,” - Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoshio Hachiro
Mar 12th, 2011 - A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
Click on the photo for the Guardian story
”Solar, for example - which has typically been thought of as so expensive - is cheap when compared with, for example, the cost of cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf.” – Chris Paine
Mar 13th, 2013 - Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis
Click on his photo for the Biography site
"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just." - Pope Francis
And here are this week's cartoons...
First, the weather appropriate from Omaha's Jeff Koterba...
And another from Chan Lowe...
Thanks again, Marc Murphy
Thanks, Marshall Ramsey
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)