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.
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
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.
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. Not a lot of change during the week on the map or in the table.
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.
18th through 24th moon phases