Thursday, December 14, 2017

Warm today - NEwx2 cold tomorrow -  NEwx1

Meetings this week

Wednesday, Feb 11th at & 7 PM, Alvo Rescue Squad, Fire & Rescue Station

 Thursday, Feb 12th at 6:30 PM, Fire and Rescue Cadets First Aid class starts, Fire & Rescue Station

 

Quasquicentennial Committee Meets

Pat Umland,Trisha Eaton, Bonnie Rosenboom and Deb Kirkpatrick met Monday night and worked on the schedule for the 125th anniversary celebration which will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. The timetable is not completely set but the celebration will last from 10 AM to 10 PM. Donations needed! Mail checks to Alvo 125th Fund, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE 68304 or contact any member of the Alvo 125th Committee. If you don't have cash, the Committee needs lots of help!!

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Alvo History Lesson

Four doctors practiced in Alvo: Dr. Sturdevant; followed by Dr. J.M. Neeley in 1896; Dr. Leonard Muir practiced from 1897 to 1929; a female physician and surgeon, Dr. Mildred Buzza followed him.

On February 12th, 1891, Alvo's post office opened and was located in various locations along Main Street until closed by the Postal Service on September 24th, 2010. 

Finally soil moisture in Nebraska has improved by about 5% statewide.

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There is hope for spring - a month to go as of next Tuesday.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Spring
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 07:25 AM 05:55 PM 10:30 37
Thursday, February 12, 2015 07:24 AM 05:56 PM 10:32 36
Friday, February 13, 2015 07:22 AM 05:57 PM 10:35 35
Saturday, February 14, 2015 07:21 AM 05:59 PM 10:38 34
Sunday, February 15, 2015 07:20 AM 06:00 PM 10:40 33
Monday, February 16, 2015 07:19 AM 06:01 PM 10:42 32
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 07:17 AM 06:02 PM 10:45 31

Moon phases - Feb 11 to 17th - Last quarter is at 9:50 PM on the 11th

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This Week in History

2/11/90 - Nelson Mandela released after serving 27 years of a life sentence in South Africa.

2/11/1847 - Thomas Edison born.

2/12/24 - George Gershwin played the piano with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra for the symphonic jazz premiere of "Rhapsody in Blue".

2/12/1809 - Abraham Lincoln and Charlses Darwin born.

2/13/1968 - 10,500 additional US troops sent to Vietnam.

2/13/1923 - Test pilot Chuck Yeager born; first to fly faster than the speed of sound.

2/14/1349 - 2000 Jews burned at the stake in Strausborg, Germany.

2/14/1957 - Georgia Senate outlaws interracial athletics.

2/14/1989 - Khomeni issues edict calling for Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie.

2/14/1894 - Jack Benny born.

2/15/1961 - 18 members of the US Figure Skating Team killed in a plane crash in Belgium.

2/15/1890 - Susan B. Anthony born.

2/15/1954 - Matt Groening, "The Simpsons" cartoonist born.

2/16/1959 - Fidel Castro sworn in as Cuba's premier.

2/17/1959 - US launches Vanguard II, the first weather satellite.

02/17/1902 - Marian Anderson, African-American opera contralto born.

02/17/1963 - Michael Jordan born.

Here's a paragraph from President Obama's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast....

"Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth -- our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments.  And we should assume humbly that we’re confused and don’t always know what we’re doing and we’re staggering and stumbling towards Him, and have some humility in that process.  And that means we have to speak up against those who would misuse His name to justify oppression, or violence, or hatred with that fierce certainty.  No God condones terror.  No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives, or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number."

Here's a LINK to the whole speech. Needless to say, the right wing jumped all over his remarks.

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." - Benjamin Franklin

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are filled with doubt." - Bertrand Russell

"You can't fix stupid." - Ron White

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

News about measles -  CDC Link

 

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