Sunday, December 17, 2017

  Must be spring, we've had warm, cold, rain and hail and the weather guessers are guessing more of the same........

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Thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening - maybe large hail

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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.

Q125 Celebration, June 6th, 2015 (Tentative schedule)

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

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April is the kickoff month for Alvo's 125th Year....

April 18th - Alvo Methodist Church Country Music Show - 10 AM to 4 PM at the Fire & Rescue Station

April 25th -  6:30- 11:30 AM - Fire Department Pancake Breakfast - where else but the Fire & Rescue Station

April 25th - 5 - 8:30 PM, at the Fire & Rescue Station - the Annual Alvo High School Gathering - pot luck dinner and reminiscing

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Pat's book is printed....

'THEN 1890  ALVO  125  YEARS  NOW  2015   NEBRASKA' 

Available from Pat directly or through the mail. Direct price is $15.00 tax included or by mail $18.00 tax included. Call Pat at 402-781-2096 or drop her a line to: Pat Umland, Alvo Historian, 4315 250th Street, Alvo, NE 68304. She will be at the Music Show, Pancake Feed and the Alvo High School Gathering and she will sign your book then.

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This week we will see 13 hours of sun - if it ain't cloudy.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 06:58 AM 07:58 PM 13:00 74
Thursday, April 09, 2015 06:56 AM 07:59 PM 13:03 73
Friday, April 10, 2015 06:55 AM 08:00 PM 13:05 72
Saturday, April 11, 2015 06:53 AM 08:01 PM 13:08 71
Sunday, April 12, 2015 06:52 AM 08:02 PM 13:10 70
Monday, April 13, 2015 06:50 AM 08:03 PM 13:13 69
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 06:48 AM 08:04 PM 13:16 68

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Last quarter at 10:44 PM on April 11th

Meetings this week

Tonight - Rescue Squad - 7 PM - IV practice

Sunday - Church Service - 9 AM Alvo Methodist Church

What happened this week in the past.....

April 8th, 1985 - India filed suit against Union Carbide for the Bhopal gas leak that killed over 3,000 people. It took 25 years for the courts to find 7 Indian executives guilty and fine them approximately $2,000 each. Union Carbide's US CEO jumped bail and lives in a million dollar house on Long Island. $470 million was paid out to survivors and families of fatalities in 1989. The site has not been decontaminated.

April 9th, 1947 - 169 people were killed and 1,300 were injured by a series of tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. It's that time of year again.

April 10th, 2002 - Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the U.S. Senate as a representative of the Israeli government. He warned that suicide bombers would spread to the U.S. if Israel was not allowed to finish its military offensive in the West Bank. Netanyaho also cited the goals of dismantling the terror regime and expelling Arafat from the region, ridding the Palestinian territories of terrorist weapons and establishing "physical barriers" to protect Israelis from future Palestinian attacks. - Sounds very familiar, didn't he use the fear factor in his speeches last week?

April 11th, 1945 - During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany. - Some still STILL don't believe that 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children were killed by those thugs.

April 12th, 1985 - Federal inspectors declared that four animals of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus were not unicorns. They were goats with horns that had been surgically implanted. - Boy I bet that burst a lot of bubbles.

April 13th, 1970 - An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing. - "Houston, we have a probelm."

April 14th, 1865 - President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford Theater and died the next morning. 

"The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life." - Al Franken

"Reagan and Bush... made the world safe for hypocrisy." - Julia Phillips

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