Private Pesticide Application Training, 9:00 a.m. session on Wednesday February 5, at UNL Extension in Cass County office is cancelled. Weather permitting, there will still be an afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. Please check with the Extension office for details.
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
UNL Extension in Cass County
8400 144th St., Suite 100
Weeping Water, NE 68463-1932
Better late than never.
Alvo Fire Department and Eagle Fire Department have responded to eight fires since January 1st, with three since the last newsletter. A heartfelt "THANK YOU" to Southeast Rural Fire Department for their help on the overnight hay fire on Sunday and again on Monday and to Bennett Rural Fire Department for the daytime help on Monday.
Alvo Rescue has responded to six rescue calls, two fire standbys and one special duty this year, with one rescue, two fire standbys and the special duty since the last newsletter.
There seems to be an emerging pattern to these fires, not only in the Eagle-Alvo Rural District but in other rural districts. Most of the field, brush and hay fires seem to occur one or two days after a controlled burn and/or on weekends. Some of them are of suspicious origin.
Please be alert to unfamiliar vehicles, especially in rural areas - make a note of color, make, model and license number and the date you saw them. If a fire starts near and shortly after where you saw them, investigators can identify and interview the vehicle's owner.
Fires in rural areas can cost the district residents money in higher fire taxes.
A gentle reminder - Alvo Fire Chief Koutecky will not issue burn permits until we get at least an inch of rain or foot of snow and there is no wind forecast for your burn date.
Another reminder - Alvo Fire Department will stand by at a large controlled burn in case it gets out of control.
Please, please, please help the editor out - let me know about your club, association, board, organization or personal activities. Such information shows community activity and engagement of our residents.
Once again - the Alvo community extends far beyond our corporate limits.
Thank you in advance - Dave
Read a very interesting book by a former Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama Bin Laden. "No Easy Day" gives an unclassified inside look at a special operator's life and details the operation targeting Bin Laden. Well written, since a co-author helped him with the big words.
"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear." - General Douglas MacArthur (He died in 1964, but his statement still applies today.)
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights on it." - Chief Joseph
Let's not forget what happened 28 years ago yesterday.
The crew of Challenger STS-51L, lost on January 28, 1986. Back row (L-R): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik. Front row (L-R): Michael J. Smith, Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair. Credit: NASA.