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house drought

Not this bad but we are still abnormally dry!

Nebraska Drought Conditions as of June 3rd, 2014

West Nile Virus Season is Here!

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Summer is West Nile Virus season. Protect yourself and take precautions. West Nile Virus is a disease that is only spread by the bite from infected mosquitoes. Jenny Steventon, Assistant Director and Environmental Health Coordinator, offers these easy steps to protect yourself from mosquito bites: “Wear shoes, socks, long pants and a long‐sleeved shirt while outdoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, wear insect repellent with DEET, and get rid of standing water where mosquitoes breed.” When applying repellent with DEET, follow these precautions:

  • Use only enough repellent to cover exposed skin, and do not apply to skin that is under clothing.
  •  Do not apply repellent to cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.
  • Do not apply repellent to children’s hands.
  • After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for application and use.

Mosquitoes can lay eggs in water that has been left stagnant for as little as 4 days. Frequently change water in birdbaths, dispose of old tires, cans, planters, and other containers that can hold water, and clean clogged gutters. According to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, there were 226 human cases of West Nile Virus and 38 blood donor cases in Nebraska in 2013. Nine birds tested positive for the virus in Nebraska. The Health Department began collecting dead birds for West Nile Virus testing on June 1, 2014. “This year we are collecting only corvids such as blue jays, crows, and magpies. If you find one of these birds that has been dead for less than 24 hours, shows no visible sign of injury, and has not begun to decompose, call the Health Department at 402‐339‐4334. Arrangements will be made to submit the bird for testing,” Steventon said.

For more information about West Nile Virus, visit the Health Department’s website at:

Sarpy-Cass Web Site 

The Health Department is offering free insect repellent wipes to residents of Sarpy and Cass County. Limited quantities are available at the Health Department’s office in Papillion at 701 Olson Drive, Suite 101.

- Sarpy/Cass Health Department Press Release

 Summer is getting closer

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Summer
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 05:53 AM 08:57 PM 15:04 10
Thursday, June 12, 2014 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 9
Friday, June 13, 2014 05:53 AM 08:58 PM 15:05 8
Saturday, June 14, 2014 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 7
Sunday, June 15, 2014 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 6
Monday, June 16, 2014 05:53 AM 08:59 PM 15:06 5
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 05:53 AM 09:00 PM 15:07 4

 

How about a pie in the face for a good cause? 

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On Sunday June 8th, the youth of Louisville First United Methodist got to hit Pastor Bob Wynn in the face with cream pies.  This was because they met their goal of raising money for the UMC Nickels for Nigeria program. The UMC partners with Nigeria in raising money for food, clothing and other basic necessities in Nigeria. The kids were challenged to fill a coffee can with nickels in 4 weeks. If they did it they could hit me with cream pies.  They did it with ease and on the 8th I took my punishment. I have included some photos of the event which took place after church on the 8th.

Blessings
Pastor Bob Wynn

- Story and pictures courtesy Pastor Wynn

Alvo History for June


June 15th, 1882 - Belmont Cemetery Constitution and By-Laws filed

June 1887 - Cullen Vincent became Alvo's Postmaster

June 1919 - A.B. Stroemer started as the rural mail carrier and retired 42 1/2 years later

June 26th, 1922 - Rock Island passenger train wrecked 3 miles west of Alvo

June 26th, 1924- Clo O Schaffer named Postmaster

June 15th, 1942 - Farmers' and Merchants' Bank of Alvo merged with the Bank of Eagle

June 26th, 1971 - M. Irene Kellogg named Postmaster

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