Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Our only pay phone is gone!!

Only Windstream knows why ---- and they aren't talking.

February is the birth month of two great presidents who led the country through the two most difficulty times in our history; the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

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George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732 on a plantation in Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia. He was tutored by his father and older half-brother until about 15 years old, and had considerable military experience as a Virginia militia commander and also serving with the British Army under General Braddock. His strength as commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War was motivation, not strategy. He owned over 300 slaves when he died, but willed that they be freed when his wife died. Here are links to History.com and Biography.com about the "Father of his country".

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” ― George Washington

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Abraham Lincoln was born February 12th, 1809 in a log cabin in rural Hardin County, Kentucky. His father,  mother and stepmother were likely illiterate, but his stepmother encouraged him to read and write; he taught himself from the family bible and borrowed books. He worked as a manual laborer, splitting logs for fences and working on flatboats. He studied for the bar by reading Gladstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England". He passedthe Illinois bar in 1837 and practiced business and criminal law. His initial attempts at elected offices failed. Lincoln was the first president assassinated in office. Here are links to History.com and Biography.com about the "Great Emancipator".

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession." - Abraham Lincoln

Click here for a comparison of these two great leaders.

President's Day Quiz

Meetings this week:

Wednesday, February 18th, 7 PM - Alvo Fire Department, Fire & Rescue Station

Sunday, February 22nd, 9 AM, Sunday service, Alvo Methodist Church

Snow is not as good as rain for replacing soil moisture. 20150210 NE trdmap                                   Not a lot of change during the week on the map or in the table.

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Click here for the rest of the US.

It might be sunnier, but it's still cold!!!

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Spring
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 07:16 AM 06:04 PM 10:48 30
Thursday, February 19, 2015 07:14 AM 06:05 PM 10:51 29
Friday, February 20, 2015 07:13 AM 06:06 PM 10:53 28
Saturday, February 21, 2015 07:12 AM 06:07 PM 10:55 27
Sunday, February 22, 2015 07:10 AM 06:08 PM 10:58 26
Monday, February 23, 2015 07:09 AM 06:09 PM 11:00 25
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 07:07 AM 06:11 PM 11:04 24

New moon is at 5:47 PM on Wednesday the 18th.

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18th through 24th moon phases

Time until Alvo's celebration starts

 

Supported in part by Cass County Tourism    CCTour
 
Fire & Rescue Cadets completed part 1 of their First Aid Course at the February 12th. Sydney Anderson, Trent & Trevor Brown, Chloe Hosier and Lauren Kelley learned personal safety, scene sizeup, initital assessment and use of personal protective equipment. The next meeting is Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 PM at the Fire & Rescue Station.

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