Next Monday is Memorial Day, when we should honor American men and women who died in combat. Link to MemorialDay.org This site has a great amount of historical information as well as an extensive photo gallery and a section on the efforts to return the date of observance to the 30th of May.
Lots of rain locally - and more to come - luckily no really bad damage from winds or tornados here in Alvo, although the Methodists lost a tree sized branch in their back yard.
Here's the last three weeks of the drought monitor - Finally a decrease of about 10% in the abnormally dry and moderate drought percentage - still lots of dry, dry land.
Nebraska is still better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
If the clouds go away, maybe we will appreciate the extended daylight hours.
First quarter on Monday the 25th at 12:19 PM
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Summer|
|Wednesday, May 21, 2014||06:03 AM||08:42 PM||14:39||31|
|Thursday, May 22, 2014||06:02 AM||08:43 PM||14:41||30|
|Friday, May 23, 2014||06:01 AM||08:44 PM||14:43||29|
|Saturday, May 24, 2014||06:01 AM||08:45 PM||14:44||28|
|Sunday, May 25, 2014||06:00 AM||08:45 PM||14:45||27|
|Monday, May 26, 2014||05:59 AM||08:46 PM||14:47||26|
|Tuesday, May 27, 2014||05:59 AM||08:47 PM||14:48||25|
Events during this week in histoy
May 20th, 1969 - Troops of the 101st Airborne Divisionand South Vietnamese forces captured Apbia Mountain, which was referred to as Hamburger Hill. The battle ended when the North Vietnamese retreated across the border into Laos. Hill 937 was abandoned on June 5th. US and ARVN lost 70 killed and 372 wounded in the 10 day battle.
May 21st, 1968 - The nuclear-powered US Navy submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, was last heard from. The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
May 22nd, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for 30 years.
May 22nd, 1998 - New information came to light about the June 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen. The information indicated that Saudi citizens had been responsible and not Iranians as once believed.
May 23rd, 1945 - In Luneburg Germany, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned by the Allied forces.
May 23rd, 1960 - Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
May 24th, 1941 - The HMS Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Only three crew members survived.
May 25th, 1977 - An opinion piece by Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs appeared in "The Washington Post." The article called for a national memorial to "remind an ungrateful nation of what it has done to its sons" that had served in the Vietnam War. - Thank you, my brother.
May 25th, 2006 - In Houston, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the downfall of Enron.
May 26th, 1940 - The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II
We found you, ladies. Expect a letter in the mail shortly asking you to be Miss Alvo. For details, contact Pat Umland at 402-781-2096. We haven't had a Miss Alvo to represent our town at the Cass County Fair since 2008.
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
3:00 - 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 DayQ125 countdown timer
Paying tribute to the USS Arizona crewmen still aboard her.
Information about local Memorial Day ceremonies will be published as soon as available.
"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." - George Washington