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We have a bank account, so help make this a great celebration - Donate!

 

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Make your contribution to:

Alvo Q125 Committee

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Ashland

PO Box 217

1501 Silver Street

Ashland, NE 68003 If you can't give money, give your time and help out.

Tentative Q125 Celebration Schedule, June 6th, 2015

11:00 AM - Flag Raising and National Anthem

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Brunch

1:00 PM Parade lineup

2:00 - Parade 

2:00 - 4:00 PM or 6:00 - 8:00 PM Magic Show

4:00 PM - Kid's Games

4:00 PM - Music Show

4:30 - 6:30 PM Supper (and Ice Cream)

7:00 PM - Vintage Movies (Popcorn)

Schedule is subject to change up to and including Celebration Day

 

Q125 countdown timer

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Rain falls, so does the temperature.......

Makes the fire guys happy - we had three grass/tree fires on Monday. Maybe we will get a break from those mysteriously started fires. Check out the burn permit information on the page below. Burn permits will be issued until it warms up and dries out again.

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If you see something like this, you might want to turn on your weather radio, your television to broadcast weather channels or your radio. If you have to look up to see it, head for the shelter.

Severe Weather Awareness week started Monday the 23rd. Click on the NWS LInk for details. The severe weather drill will be today between 10:00 and 11:00 AM unless we are having severe weather. Alvo's siren may be activated for the drill. To better prepare you for the upcoming severe weather season, CLICK HERE to download an information packet in Adobe format. It's only 29 pages long, but the information in it can be a lifesaver when you are tested - it won't be multiple choice and you won't be able to change your answers. Here are links to Omaha and Lincoln TV station severe weather pages.

  KETV     KLKN     KMTV     KOLN    KPTM  

One station in Lincoln has a weather center:  KFOR 1240 

Things that happened here and there during this week in history.

25th - 1655 - Puritans jailed Governor Stone after a military victory over Catholic forces in the colony of Maryland.

25th - 1911 - In New York City, 123 women and 23 men were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners of the company were indicted on manslaughter charges because some of the employees had been behind locked doors in the factory. The owners were later acquitted but in 1914 they were ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that had sued. 

26th - 1804 - Congress ordered the removal of Indians east of the Mississippi to Louisiana

26th - 1804 - The Louisiana Purchase was divided into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans. Just a coincidence??

27th - 1866 - President Andrew Johnson vetoed the civil rights bill, which later became the 14th amendment.

28th - 1898 - The Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the US to Chinese immigrants was a US citizen. This meant that they could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act. If the right wing knew about this, they would be passing laws to overturn that - WAIT -  Nebrasaka doesn't allow legal citizens to get driver's licenses (we are the only state in the US that does this.)

29th -1848 - Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam.

30th - 1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.

31st - 1889 - The Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris So the tower is 1 year older than Alvo.

More sun each day, unless it's overcast and rainy.

 

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 07:21 AM 07:43 PM 12:22 88
Thursday, March 26, 2015 07:19 AM 07:44 PM 12:25 87
Friday, March 27, 2015 07:18 AM 07:45 PM 12:27 86
Saturday, March 28, 2015 07:16 AM 07:46 PM 12:30 85
Sunday, March 29, 2015 07:14 AM 07:47 PM 12:33 84
Monday, March 30, 2015 07:13 AM 07:48 PM 12:35 83
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 07:11 AM 07:49 PM 12:38 82

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1st quarter is at 2:43 AM on Thursday - not gonna see it, I'll be checking my eyelids for light leaks. Kinda wonder why it's called first quarter, when we see half a disk - and we can't see the far side from Alvo.

 

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