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alvo newsletter, september 10th, 2014

  Drought Condition Map

For the first time this year Cass County is NOT abnormally dry!

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We are lucky we don't live in California

Link to California website with pictures and comments

Daylight hours are shrinking slowly but surely.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Autumn
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 07:01 AM 07:43 PM 12:42 13
Thursday, September 11, 2014 07:02 AM 07:41 PM 12:39 12
Friday, September 12, 2014 07:03 AM 07:40 PM 12:37 11
Saturday, September 13, 2014 07:04 AM 07:38 PM 12:34 10
Sunday, September 14, 2014 07:05 AM 07:36 PM 12:31 9
Monday, September 15, 2014 07:06 AM 07:34 PM 12:28 8
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 07:07 AM 07:33 PM 12:26 7

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Last Quarter at 09:05 PM Monday, September 15th

Remembering September 11th, 2001

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September 11th Candlelight Vigil

8:00 pm

 Nebraska City Campus Union Plaza
Join us for the Candlelight Vigil Ceremony as a reminder that despite the hardships and adversity we face as a nation, we have the ability to come together for the betterment of those in need. Sponsored by ASUN. Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate.

Click on the links below to get different accounts of that horrible day.

History.com web site

911Truth.org web site

Above are two of many web sites that claim to have all the answers - the bottom line is that no one will ever know what really happened - all I know is we started an unnecessary invasion of the wrong country that cost billions of dollars and it took almost 10 years to find and kill the main bad guy. My personal experience with the CIA was that they were good at knowing when steak was on the menu at our radar site in Ban Me Thuot.

"Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it is wrong." - Ron Paul

"I do think the patriotic thing to do is critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws." - Bill Maher

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." - Howard Zinn

 sample tartballong  Quasquicentennial means 125 years

Quasquicentennial Meeting Report - Deb, Pat and Trish met at the kickoff meeting for Alvo's 125th anniversary celebration on Monday, September 8th.

The date was set - Saturday, June 6th, 2015 with a theme of: Alvo at the Turn of the Century. A tentative schedule of events set starting with a 1890's breakfast, follwed by living history exhibits, then a pioneer noon meal, traditional games for adults and kids - somewhere in the schedule will be a parade, evening barbecue, a hayrack ride, black and white movies with popcorn. The celebration will be held rain or shine. The committee will be exploring various types of ongoing entertainment throughout the day. The committee is looking for traditional musicians, jugglers, magicians and a master (or mistress) of ceremonies. One other thing needed is a logo designer/artist for the 125th anniversary artwork for T-shirts, caps, mugs, pins, etc. Contact Pat Umland, Trisha Eaton or Deb Kirkpatrick or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The committee is looking for more members (you don't have to live IN Alvo), a chairperson and a secretary.


Clearing out furniture, garden items, jewelry, glassware, advertising items, holiday decorations, antiques and vintage galore.  Sewing and craft supplies! Get your gear for winter projects.  See you there!  Call 402-234-2669 for more information
September 10th

1623   Lumber and furs are the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for England.
1912   J. Vedrines becomes the first pilot to break the 100 m.p.h. barrier.
1963   President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama's National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.
1967   Gibraltar votes to remain a British dependency instead of becoming part of Spain.
1981   Pablo Picasso's painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid's Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.
2008   The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

Born on September 10

1754   William Bligh, British naval officer who was the victim of two mutinies, the most famous on the HMS Bounty which was taken over by Fletcher Christian.
1847   John Roy Lynch, first African American to deliver the keynote address at a Republican National Convention.
1929   Arnold Palmer, golfer who won four Masters, two British Opens and one U.S. Open.
1934   Charles Kuralt, journalist, known for his popular "On the Road" television program.
1941   Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of Game Boy.
1945   Jose Feliciano, guitarist, singer, songwriter.
1949   Bill O'Reilly, TV host (The O'Reilly Factor), author. - Bigot, racist, homophobe.
1960   Colin Firth, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor (The King's Speech).

September 11th

1297   Scots under William Wallace defeat the English at Stirling Bridge. 'Braveheart" is a not very accurate movie about him.
1740   The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies is made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
1777   General George Washington and his troops are defeated by the British under General Sir William Howe at the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.
1814   U.S. forces led by Thomas Macdonough route the British fleet on Lake Champlain.
1847   Stephen Foster's "Oh! Susanna" is first performed in a saloon in Pittsburgh.
1864   A 10-day truce is declared between generals Sherman and Hood so civilians may leave Atlanta, Georgia.
1857   Indians incited by Mormon John D. Lee kill 120 California-bound settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. - Actually Utah Militiamen were responsible for the attack aided by Paiute Indians.
1916   The "Star Spangled Banner" is sung at the beginning of a baseball game for the first time in Cooperstown, New York.
1965   The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) arrives in South Vietnam and is stationed at An Khe.
2001   In an unprecedented, highly coordinated attack, terrorists hijack four U.S. passenger airliners, flying two into the World Trade Center towers in New York and one into the Pentagon, killing thousands. The fourth airliner, headed toward Washington likely to strike the White House or Capitol, is crashed just over 100 miles away in Pennsylvania after passengers storm the cockpit and overtake the hijackers.
2012   US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, attacked and burned down; 4 Americans were killed including the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.

Born on September 11

1862   O. Henry, (William Sydney Porter), short story writer who wrote "The Gift of the Magi," and "The Last Leaf."
1885   D.H. Lawrence, English novelist (Lady Chatterley's Lover, Sons and Lovers).
1939   Charles M. "Chuck Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc.
1940   Brian DePalma, film director (Dressed to Kill, Carlito's Way)).
1966   Princess Akishino, nee Kiko Kawashima, wife of Prince Akishino, second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. She is only the second commoner to marry into Japan's royal family.
1967   Harry Connick Jr., Grammy and Emmy award-winning singer, musician, actor.

September 12th

1609   Henry Hudson sails into what is now New York Harbor aboard his sloop Half Moon.
1786   Despite his failed efforts to suppress the American Revolution, Lord Cornwallis is appointed governor general of India.
1918   British troops retake Havincourt, Moeuvres, and Trescault along the Western Front.
1919   Adolf Hitler joins German Worker's Party.
1969   President Richard Nixon orders a resumption in bombing North Vietnam.
1977   Steve Biko, a South African activist opposing apartheid, dies while in police custody.
1992   Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off on NASA's 50th shuttle mission; its crew includes the first African-American woman in space, the first married couple, and the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spacecraft.
2003   UN lifts sanctions against Libya in exchange for that country accepting responsibility for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 and paying recompense to victims' families.
2011   In New York City, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public.

Born on September 12

1880   H.L. Mencken, jornalist and iconoclast known as the "Sage of Baltimore."
1888   Maurice Chevalier, singer, dancer and actor.
1931   George Jones, country singer.
1949   Charles "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, that was highjacked and flown into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, by terrorists.
1956   Richard "Ricky" Rudd, known as the "Iron Man" of NASCAR racing; he holds the record for the most consecutive NASCAR starts.
1981   Jennifer Hudson, singer, actress; numerous awards include a Grammy (Jennifer Hudson, 2008), and Oscar, Golden Globe and British Academy awards (Dreamgirls, 2006).

September 13th

1782   The British fortress at Gibraltar comes under attack by French and Spanish forces.
1788   The Constitutional Convention authorizes the first federal election resolving that electors in all the states will be appointed on January 7, 1789.
1862   Union troops in Frederick, Maryland, discover General Robert E. Lee's attack plans for the invasion of Maryland wrapped around a pack of cigars. They give the plans to General George B. McClellan who sends the Army of the Potomac to confront Lee but only after a delay of more than half a day.
1951   In Korea, U.S. Army troops begin their assault in Heartbreak Ridge. The month-long struggle will cost 3,700 casualties.
2008   Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Texas; it had already been the most costly storm in Cuba's history and becomes the third costliest in the US.

Born on September 13

1847   Milton Hershey, founder of the famous candy company.- Hershy's with almonds - the best product they make.
1851   Walter Reed, U.S. Army doctor, discovered a cure for yellow fever.
1860   John J. Pershing, "Black Jack" who led the campaign against Pancho Villa in Mexico and Commanded the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.- He was Professor of Military Science at UNL from 1891-1895
1886   Alain Locke, writer and first African-American Rhodes scholar.
1903   Claudette Colbert, actress who won an Oscar for It Happened One Night.
1911   Bill Monroe, musician, the Father of Bluegrass.
1911   Roald Dahl, writer, best known for his children's books such as James and the Giant Peach.
1925   Melvin "Mel" Torme, jazz singer, musician, composer and arranger ("The Christmas Song," AKA "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"); nicknamed the "Velvet Fog.".
1926   Andrew Brimmer, economist; first African American to serve as governor of the Federal Reserve System (1966-74).
1944   Peter Cetera, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; member of the band Chicago before embarking on solo career ("After All," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry").
1948   Nell Carter, singer and actress; won Tony and Emmy awards (Ain't Misbehaving).

September 14th

1814   Francis Scott Key writes the words to the "Star Spangled Banner" as he waits aboard a British launch in the Chesapeake Bay for the outcome of the British assault on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.
1901   Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley, who was shot eight days earlier.
1960   Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia form OPEC.

Operation Attleboro, designed as a training exercise for American troops, becomes a month-long struggle against the Viet Cong.

1975   Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first native-born American saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
1984   Joe Kittinger, a former USAF fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, becomes the first person to pilot a gas balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Born on September 14

1769   Baron Freidrich von Humbolt, German naturalist and explorer who made the first isothermic and isobaric maps.
1849   Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist who studied dogs' responsiveness.
1867   Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, creator of the 'Gibson Girl.'
1879   Margaret Sanger, birth-control advocate and founder of Planned Parenthood.
1898   Hal B. Wallis, film producer (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca).
1921   Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to be appointed a federal judge.
1934   Kate Millet, feminist writer, author of Sexual Politics.
1936   Ferid Murad, Albanian-American physician and pharmacologist, is co-winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on nitroglycerin's effects the cardiovascular system.
1961   Wendy Thomas (Melinda "Wendy" Thomas Morse), namesake, mascot and spokesperson for the Wendy's chain of fast-food restaurants.
1983   Amy Winehouse, singer-songwriter; her five Grammy wins (out of six nominations) for her Back to Black album (2006) tied the existing record for most wins by a female artist in a single night; won Brit Award for Best British Female Artist (2007). - Died of alcohol overdose on July 23rd, 2011

September 15th

1588   The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade Egland, is destroyed by a British fleet.
1776   The British occupy Manhattan.
1858   The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company's motto is: "Remember, boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!"
1916   Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.
1928   Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.
1935   In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.
1937   Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.
1950   U.N. Forces, lead by the U.S. Marine Corps, invade occupied Korea at the port of Inchon. Considered the greatest amphibious attack in history, it is the zenith of General Douglas MacArthur's career.
1963   Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Montgomery, Alabama.
1966   US President Lyndon Johnson urges Congress to adopt gun control legislation in the wake of Charles Whitman's sniper attack from the University of Texas's Texas Tower; in all, Whitman shot and killed 15 people before being shot dead himself by an Austin police officer. - You can see how far we have progressed in the last 44 years.
1971   The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.
1981   Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.
2008   The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm.

Born on September 15

1789   James Fenimore Cooper, novelist whose works include The Pioneers and Last of the Mohicans.
1857   William Howard Taft, 26th president of the United States (1909-1913).
1889   Robert Benchley, humorist.
1890   Agatha Christie, English writer of mystery novels.
1946   Oliver Stone, film director and screenwriter (Platoon, JFK).
1984   Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David); currently fourth in line of succession to the British throne.

September 16th

1620   The Pilgrims sail from England on the Mayflower.
1893   Some 50,000 "Sooners" claim land in the Cherokee Strip during the first day of the Oklahoma land rush.
1908   General Motors files papers of incorporation.
1920   Thirty people are killed in a terrorist bombing in New York's Wall Street financial district.
1934   Anti-Nazi Lutherans stage protest in Munich.
1940   Congress passes the Selective Service Act, which calls for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1950   The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthur's troops heading south from Inchon.
1972   South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army.
1974   Limited amnesty is offered to Vietnam-era draft resisters who would now swear allegiance to the United States and perform two years of public service.
1975   Administrators for Rhodes Scholarships announce the decision to begin offering fellowships to women.
2007   Military contractors in the employ of Blackwater Worldwide allegedly kill 17 Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square, further straining relations between the US and the people of Iraq. - Those guys got away with murder, so far.

Born on September 16

1875   James Cash Penney, founder and owner of the J.C. Penny Company department stores.
1885   Karen Horney, psychoanalyst who exposed the male bias in the Freudian analysis of women.
1925   Charlie Byrd, jazz guitarist.
1925   B.B. King, blues guitarist.
1927   Peter Falk, actor, best known for his role as detective Columbo in the TV series of the same name.
1943   James Alan McPherson, author; first African American to win Pulitzer Prize for fiction (Elbow Room, 1978).
1952   Mickey Rourke, actor, screenwriter, professional boxer; won Golden Globe (The Wrestler, 2009).
1956   David Copperfield, magician.

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