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alvo news, may 5th, 2015

OK - Last short newsletter due to the editor's frailties. One trip to the ER and two to the doctor (unplanned) on the day I usually write this. No ugly details, but it's really nice not to pee through a tube.

There are lots of events upcoming, so check them out. Spring and summer are and should be play times for young and old. We are very lucky in Alvo, we live within 50 miles of Nebraska's major attractions. Off the top of my head - Mahoney State Park, Platte River State Park, Louisville State Recreation Area, SAC Museum, Camp Creek Threshers, Henry Doorly Zoo, Lee Simmons Wildlife Safari, Round the Bend Steakhouse, The Lofte Community Theater and many local community events and festivals.

And right here in our town, the 125th anniversary celebration is coming up. The committee is looking for Miss Alvo candidates to be crowned at the celebration. Miss Alvo will represent Alvo at the Cass County Fair in August. Candidates must live in or near Alvo, be a graduating high school senior. For details, contact Pat Umland at 402-781-2096.




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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 – 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


Q125 countdown timer


Last quarter 05:36 AM on Monday the 11th

Date Sunrise Sunset Hours
Wed, May 06, 2015 06:18 20:27 14:09
Thu, May 07, 2015 06:17 20:28 14:11
Fri, May 08, 2015 06:16 20:29 14:13
Sat, May 09, 2015 06:14 20:30 14:16
Sun, May 10, 2015 06:13 20:31 14:18
Mon, May 11, 2015 06:12 20:32 14:20
Tue, May 12, 2015 06:11 20:33 14:22


Events during the week in histoy

May 6th, 1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to US troops in Nebraska. - near Fort Robinson 

1981 - A jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected Maya Ying Lin's entry for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

May 7th, 1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.

May 8th, 1985 - "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola.

May 9th, 1994 - Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president.

May 10th, 1898 - A vending machine law was enacted in Omaha. It cost $5,000 for a permit.

May 11th 1934 - A severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the great plains of the U.S. and created a "Dust Bowl." The storm was one of many.

May 12th, 1975 - The US merchant ship Mayaguez was seized by Cambodian forces in international waters.


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