Do you want a cell phone text system for alerts and notifications for Alvo? This would allow text messages to be sent to subscribers' cell phones regarding incidents and events that affect all Alvo residents. The system works with any cell or smart phone that can send and receive text messages. There would be no cost to subscribers. Cost to the village for operating the system would be approximately $ 100 per month.
How it would work - any authorized village official would compose a text message on the village computer or their smart phone and the system would transmit the text message to all subscribers' cell phones.
If you would use this system, contact any Board Member (phone numbers on the Village Office page) or the Village Clerk on any Saturday morning in person or call 402-781-9201.
A new business (or two) in Alvo!
Welcome, Eastern Nebraska Auto Recyclers and Eastern Nebraska Auto Sales - next to Fitzer's Recycling at 310 Harrison Street. Now Eastern has two locations, the original site between 286th and 298th on US 34 and here in Alvo. Phone for both is 402-994-4555
Only 19 days until election day!!!
Click on the link above to go directly to an Adobe Acrobat 2 page sample ballot for all Federal, State and Cass County elections. Use this form to look up information about the candidates instead of walking in and wondering "Who the heck is this?" when you step into the booth. Or click on the link below to enter the Cass County Election Office site for more information.
If you have voted early, thank you - if you're not planning on voting, you have no right to complain. While most attention and money is spent on national campaigns, the local elections (village boards, school boards, natural resource districts, community college board of governors) have a direct effect on your billfold, since they set property tax rates. For you rural residents, another board that has an effect on your property taxes is your rural fire district board. Those members are not elected by voters. Now here's a suggestion for those elective offices with only one candidate - if you don't like the job those candidates are doing, don't vote for them. You don't have to fill in all the boxes on your ballot.
"Elections have consequences." - Scott Walker
"Unless we all vote, we have minority rule." - Anonymous
NOTICE! - Fire and Rescue Cadet meeting postponed until next Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 PM at the Fire and Rescue Station.
Days are shorter and shorter......
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Winter|
|Wednesday, October 15, 2014||07:37 AM||06:45 PM||11:08||67|
|Thursday, October 16, 2014||07:38 AM||06:44 PM||11:06||66|
|Friday, October 17, 2014||07:39 AM||06:42 PM||11:03||65|
|Saturday, October 18, 2014||07:40 AM||06:41 PM||11:01||64|
|Sunday, October 19, 2014||07:41 AM||06:39 PM||10:58||63|
|Monday, October 20, 2014||07:42 AM||06:38 PM||10:56||62|
|Tuesday, October 21, 2014||07:44 AM||06:36 PM||10:52||61|
Last quarter is/was at 2:31 PM CDT on the 15th
More completely useless facts
Abnormally dry areas are getting smaller - only parts of four southwestern Nebraska counties are still abnormally dry!
All that 200 year rainfall did for western Nebraska was nothing and it delayed harvest in this part of the state.
OK - speaking of harvest and shorter days, now is the time to LOOK OUT FOR COMBINES, BIG TRACTORS WITH BIGGER GRAIN CARTS AND GRAIN SEMIS - your compact or full size car or SUV will lose big time if you fly over the hill in the middle of the road. Both paved and unpaved roads will be used by farmers any time that conditions are good for harvesting, whether it's light or dark.
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism
Two reviews this week...
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra - Beyond the Score: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 with Jamie Ulmer and Julie Enerson
This was a musical history lesson in a multimedia format with the two guest artists providing an oral history of Tchaikovsky's troubled life with projected artwork, drawings and images of his career. Background music was from one of the best orchestras in the Midwest. For over an hour, the artists used Tchaikovsky's own words to explore his career and demons. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents three Beyond the Score productions each year at Symphony Center. Partner orchestras across the country revive many earlier productions each year, bringing this unique experience to more audiences. Both guest artists are local - Jamie is the 18 year Managing Artistic Director of Community Players in Beatrice and is active in many Nebraska - wide arts organizations. Julie is the Workshop Arts Director of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln and is seen frequently in Omaha and Lincoln productions. Edward Polochick continues to amaze audiences with his enthusiastic, emotional direction, enabling each section of the orchestra to sound as one instrument. Live classical music rocks.
The Lofte Community Theatre in Manley - Wrong Window!
Alfred Hitchcock is spinning in his grave - most likely from laughter that rattles his bones. A parody on "Rear Window", this production uses a bit of slapstick, physical comedy, uproarius dialogue with refernces to most of Hitchcock's works to grab your attention from the opening scene and never lets it go. It's an adult comedy, so leave the kiddos at home (language and sexual innuendos, mostly). Kevin Colbert directed and is the male lead - I always thought he had more than one persona. His performance as the philandering - while his murder mystery writer spouse was in California - husband who seduces or is seduced by his neighbor's wife leaves him afraid of being discovered. He also has a phobia about birds - that's one of the Hitchcock references - that keeps him from leaving the apartment building. His wife suspects the neighbor has killed his wife..... OK, it justs gets crazier from that point on. There are scene reversals - the actors are also the stage hands - moving from one apartment to the other - they are mirror images with different furniture. There's a handyman who looks and sounds like Robert Pastorelli - great New York accent! The neighbor's wife has no lines, but plays her part to perfection. The good news is there are still six performances - October 17th, 18th, 19th (Sunday matinee), 24th, 25th and the final matinee on the 26th. If laughter is the best medicine, Wron Window! will cure whatever problem you might have. REMEMBER, LEAVE THE KIDDOS AT HOME!