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Public Notice

The Alvo Village Board is requesting bids for snow removal of village streets, alleys and Fire and Rescue Station driveway ramp. Applicants must show proof of liability insurance. Bids will be opened at the February Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd. Bids can be submitted by mail to Village of Alvo, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304 or in person at the Village Office on Saturdays from 8: 00 AM to 12:00 noon to Ginger Neuhart, Village Clerk. Contact Ryan Anderson, Board Chair for details at 402-490-3246

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 Hope everyone enjoyed the warmer than normal temperatures and melting snow over the weekend. smiley1  Felt like a short preview of spring, which is less than two months away. Beware - the longest month of the year is just around the corner - February.

"The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism, but February." - Joseph Wood Krutch

Almost 10 hours of sunlight this coming week...

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Spring
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 07:45 AM 05:29 PM 9:44 58
Thursday, January 22, 2015 07:44 AM 05:30 PM 9:46 57
Friday, January 23, 2015 07:44 AM 05:32 PM 9:48 56
Saturday, January 24, 2015 07:43 AM 05:33 PM 9:50 55
Sunday, January 25, 2015 07:42 AM 05:34 PM 9:52 54
Monday, January 26, 2015 07:41 AM 05:35 PM 9:54 53
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 07:40 AM 05:36 PM 9:56 52

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January moon's first quarter is the 26th at 10:48 PM

Old news...

21st, 1997 - Newt Gingrich was fined as the House of Representatvies voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct.

 21st, 1998 - A former White House intern said on tape that she had an affair with President Clinton. (Had to include both of these to be non-partisan.)

22nd, 1973 - The Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.

23rd, 1978 - Sweden banned aerosol sprays because of damage to environment. They were the first country to do so.

24th, 1989 - Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was electrocuted for the 1978 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.

25th, 1981 - The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the US and were reunited with their families.

26th, 1837 - Michigan became the 26th state; 1861 - Louisiana seceded from the Union; 1870 - Virginia rejoined the Union.

27th, 1967 - At Cape Kennedy, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo I spacecraft.

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STILL no change in soil moisture levels in Nebraska

20150113 NE trdmap

20150113 NE trdtable

We are much better off than a year ago, but drier than at the start of the water year - September 30th, 2014. Look at the rest of the country by clicking here. The S on the national map stands for short term dryness lasting less than 6 months, which affects grassland and crops; L stands for dryness lasting over 6 months which affects hydrology and ecology.

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford "Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything?

If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on earth." - Will Rogers

Alvo Methodist Church - Regular Service, Sunday, January 25th at 9 AM.

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