Apology for the short newsletter - written on Monday due to robotic surgery on Tuesday..... Will add some thoughts after the anesthetic wears off
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 – looking for Nebraska pioneer menus
1:00 PM Parade lineup – Looking for vintage transportation, farm equipment and fire apparatus – Coordinator – Pat Umland – 402-781-2096
2:00 - Parade
2:00 - 4:00 PM Magic Show - Great One Productions
4:00 PM - Kid's Games
5:00 PM - Music Show
4:30 - 6:30 PM Supper (and Ice Cream) – Alvo Fire Department
7:00 PM - Vintage Movies (Popcorn)
Schedule is subject to change up to and including Celebration Day
May be dry this summer - let's hope not....
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Weather experts say Nebraska and Iowa experienced a near-record dry March this year. The Omaha World-Herald reports regional and national climatologists and meteorologists announced their findings Thursday during a monthly teleconference. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said the state had its second-driest March on record, while Iowa had its third-driest March.Central Nebraska experienced its driest March in 121 years of record-keeping. Jake Crouch, a climatologist at the National Centers for Environmental Information, says that dry conditions were intensified in March because the central Plains were isolated from moisture as storms moved along the southern portion of the U.S. He also says that global weather patterns pulled weather systems out of Canada and over the Plains in March. According to Crouch, Canadian air masses do not have as much access to moisture than southerly systems. Weather experts say dry conditions have contributed to a brisk fire season, a slow start to tornado season and lower headwaters for the Platte and Missouri rivers. However, the National Weather Service expects the two states to get rain this month. National Weather Service officials say the central region of Nebraska is the target for some of the best rainfall in the country. The National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, reports that nearly 38 percent of the continental United States is in drought. “How serious this drought will be is unknown,” Dennis Todey, South Dakota state climatologist said. “We’re likely to see some worsening of drought, and some improvement.” Even though drought usually brings negative consequences, it has provided better conditions for successful calving and spring planting of small grains such as oats. - Sheridan County Journal Star
Days until summer
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
First quarter 6:55 PM on Wednesday the 25th.
Events during the week in history
April 22nd, 1915 - At the Second Battle Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas.
April 22nd, 1931 - James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House.
April 23rd, 1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version.
April 24th, 1973 - Albert Sabin reported that herpesviruses were factors in nine kinds of cancer.
April 25th, 1928 - A seeing eye dog was used for the first time.
April 26th, 1865 - John Wilkes Booth was killed by the U.S. Federal Cavalry.
April 26th, 1986 - The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.
April 27th, 1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan.
April 28th, 1994 - Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had given U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pled guilty to espionage and tax evasion. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.