Welcome to the first weekly (I hope) Alvo newsletter. This is all new to me, so be patient.
I need your help to make this we and us rather than I and me, so please contact me with happenings in and near this little town that I think has a pretty big heart.
There are many interesting people, events and stories new and old about our town. No happening is too small to share. After 31 years here, I still haven't learned all the history both serious and funny that has happened.
For example, Karen & I really would like to know how the OO pellets got in the spare bedroom door. I bet that is a good story and the statute of limitations probably applies.
Whether your contribution is happy or sad, ordinary or extraordinary, someone either here or somewhere else would be interested.
This is a beginning with information about the businesses (bet you didn't know there were several based in Alvo) on the Local Business page.
Also, did you know the members of the Rescue Squad and Fire Department? Look on the Community page for those people who set off sirens and flashing lights at 0300.
The Methodist Church in Alvo is alive, maybe not as well as it could be, but the Greenwood Methodist Church is closing later this summer, so don't complain if people park in front of your house on Sunday mornings. The church helps anchor the community. I would like to expand the history of this church on the Community page, so any tidbits will be gratefully accepted.
We lost two long-time neighbors, one in December and one last week.
Don Elliot operated Elliot Repair with his brothre in Alvo for many years and served as Fire Chief. He was a former Marine who was in the invasion forces of Tinian, Saipan and Okinawa and helped clean up Nagasaki.
Gordon Ganz farmed and operated Alvo Grain and Feed, and was Chair of the Planning Commission at the time of his death from liver transplant complications.
Both will be missed by family and friends.
Our two spring events upcoming are the annual Fire and Rescue Departments' Pancake Breakfast and the Alvo High School Reunion Dinner, both have details on the Events page.
Let's make this work.
"Shared joy is increased; shared sorrow is lessened" - Spider Robinson (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon)