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Alvo Newsletter, August 6th, 2014

Early edition due to the Car Show and good news about Par 4.

Alvo Car Show this Saturday!!

Right here on Main Street

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 Free looking - but please don't touch!

Show cars will line both sides of Main Street and Second Street (we hope) - so please drive and ride carefully around the cars. Show Alvo hospitality to our visitors.


 Not too late to enter your ride!

 Download entry form here!


Pancake breakfast - blueberry, pecan, chocolate chip or plain with coffee, orange juice, Jimmy Dean Sausage and scrambled eggs.


Lunch - Round the Bend pulled pork, chips and a drink.

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The Methodist Church Basement Ladies will handle desserts.

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Homemade and should be illegal!



Par 4 has a forever home!!

Par 4 3

He won the heart of a Pitts Veterinary Hospital vet tech and she took him and his super-purr home - good for her!!

Link to Pitts Veterinary Hospital

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Well, it ws good while it lasted, but now it likes August heat and humidity is here for a while....


Stay hydrated and take it easy... No matter how good a cold beer tastes on a hot day, that's not hydrating you - it's dehydrating. Stay away from caffienated liquids, too.

And if you check out the drought monitor graphic by clicking on the link below, you'll see Cass County is abnormally dry again!

Link to Nebraska drought monitor map

Hours of sunlight...


Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Autumn
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 06:27 AM 08:35 PM 14:08 48
Thursday, August 07, 2014 06:28 AM 08:34 PM 14:06 47
Friday, August 08, 2014 06:29 AM 08:33 PM 14:04 46
Saturday, August 09, 2014 06:30 AM 08:32 PM 14:02 45
Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:31 AM 08:30 PM 13:59 44
Monday, August 11, 2014 06:32 AM 08:29 PM 13:57 43
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 06:33 AM 08:28 PM 13:55 42

 Full moon August 10th at 1:10 PM... Alvo is on the wrong side of the planet to see this when it happens

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Here's the view from the opposite side of earth from Alvo - the South Atlantic Ocean.


August is National Parks Month

Click on the link below to virtually visit Nebraska Parks from the Missouri River to the Panhandle.

Nebraska State Parks web page

 "In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases increases by 29 percent." - Darell Hammond - Darell Hammond is an American philanthropist, founder and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization KaBOOM! that helps communities build playgrounds for children.

This week in History

August 6

August 6-10, 1787 - The Great Debate occurred during the Constitutional Convention. Outcomes included the establishment of a four-year term of office for the President, granting Congress the right to regulate foreign trade and interstate commerce, and the appointment of a committee to prepare a final draft of the Constitution.

A little boy "Little Boy"                                                                A Hiroshima cloud  Hiroshima explosion

August 6, 1945 - The first Atomic Bomb was dropped over the center of Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m., by the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay. The bomb detonated about 1,800 ft. above ground, killing over 105,000 persons, destroying the city. Another estimated 100,000 persons later died as a result of radiation effects. More people wer killed by the firebombing of other Japanese cities, including Tokyo, where over 100,000 were killed.

August 6, 1962 - Jamaica achieved independence after centuries of British and Spanish rule. During 150 years of Spanish rule, African slaves were first brought to the island. The British invaded in 1655 and the slave trade greatly expanded during the 1700s. Following the abolition of slavery in the 1830s, Jamaica remained a British colony.

August 6, 1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The Act suspended literacy, knowledge and character tests designed to keep African Americans from voting in the South. It also authorized the appointment of Federal voting examiners and barred discriminatory poll taxes. The Act was renewed by Congress in 1975, 1984 and 1991.

Birthday - British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England. He was appointed Poet Laureate in succession to William Wordsworth. Memorable poems by Tennyson include Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington and The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Birthday - Penicillin discoverer Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) was born in Lochfield, Scotland. By accident, he found that mold from soil killed deadly bacteria without injuring human tissue. He received the Nobel Prize in 1954.

August 7

August 7, 1964 - Following an attack on two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam, the U.S. Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, granting President Lyndon B. Johnson authority "to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression." - Based on an event that didn't happen.

August 7, 1990 - Just five days after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, President George Bush ordered Desert Shield, a massive military buildup to prevent further Iraqi advances.

Birthday - International spy Mata Hari (1876-1917) was born (as Margaret Gertrude Zelle) in Leewarden, Netherlands. Arrested by the French in 1917 as a German spy, she was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. At her execution, she refused a blindfold and instead threw a kiss to the French firing squad.

Birthday - African American statesman and Nobel Prize recipient Raoph J. Bunche (1904-1971) was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1949, as a mediator for the United Nations, he helped bring an end to hostilities in the war between Israel and the Arab League.

August 8

August 8, 1945 - Soviet Russia declared war on Japan and sent troops into Japanese-held Manchuria. - Military land grab by Stalin.

Birthday - African American explorer Matthew Henson (1866-1955) was born in Charles County, Maryland. He accompanied Robert E. Peary on several Arctic expeditions and reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.

August 9

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August 9, 1945 - The second atomic bombing of Japan occurred as an American B-29, the  Bockscar headed for the city of Kokura, but because of poor visibility then chose a secondary target, Nagasaki. About noon, the bomb killied an estimated 70,000 persons and destroyed about half the city.  - Radiation sickness more than double the initial death count - but fire bomgin killed the most people in Japan.

August 9, 1974 - Effective at noon, Richard M. (I am not a crook) Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal. Nixon had appeared on television the night before and announced his decision to the American people. Facing possible impeachment by Congress, he became the only U.S. President ever to resign. - What was his party affiliation?

August 10

Birthday - Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) the 31st U.S. President was born in West Branch, Iowa. He was the first President born west of the Mississippi

James P. Morgan, your editor's brother, was born. - Happy birthday, bro.

August 11

August 11, 1841 - Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, spoke before an audience in the North for the first time. During an anti-slavery convention on Nantucket Island, he gave a powerful, emotional account of his life as a slave. He was immediately asked to become a full-time lecturer for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society.

August 11-16, 1965 - Six days of riots began in the Watts area of Los Angeles, triggered by an incident between a white member of the California Highway Patrol and an African American motorist. Thirty-four deaths were reported and more than 3,000 people were arrested. Damage to property was listed at $40 million.

Birthday - Roots author Alex Haley (1921-1992) was born in Ithaca, New York. His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, published in 1976, explored seven generations of his family from its origins in Africa through slavery in America and eventual hard-fought freedom. Roots was translated into 37 languages and also became an eight-part TV miniseries in 1977 which attracted a record American audience and raised awareness concerning the legacy of slavery.

August 12

August 12, 1676 - King Philip's War ended with the assassination of Metacom, leader of the Pokanokets, a tribe within the Wampanoag Indian Federation. Nicknamed 'King Philip' by colonists, he led a Native American uprising against white settlers which resulted in a war that raged for nearly two years, now known as King Philip's War.

Birthday - Film pioneer Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts. He produced over 70 major films including Cleopatra, The Ten Commandments, and The Greatest Show on Earth.


I think probably one of the coolest thinngs was when I went to play basketball at Rucker Park in Harlem. First of all, who would thnk that Larry the Cable Guy would got to Harlem to play basketball? And I was received like a rock star. It was amazing! There were people everywhere. Ther were guys walking by yelling "Git 'r done!". - Dan Whitney



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