Thursday, December 14, 2017

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Duane Umland, (08/05/1938 - 06/25/2015)  a long time resident of the Eagle and Alvo communities 

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Pleae extend your sympathy to: Peggy & John Stevens, Nathan & Grace Green of Golden, CO; John, Deb, Zachary & Sierra Umland of Alvo; Pat Umland of Alvo

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   Eagle farmers market Thursdays 4 to

6:30 through August.  

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A word to the wise - if you don't have a written burn permit signed by the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Firefighter, you can't legally burn. Text messages or verbal cell phone requests do NOT give you permission to burn. Chief's cell - 402-326-1714; Asst. Chief's cell - 402-867-4291 Training Officer's cell - 402-432-5018 Arrange a time to come to the Fire Station at 135 Main Street in Alvo and pick up your permit. Burning without a permit is a Class IV misdemeanor.

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Nebraska 63 construction from Alvo south to US 34 is continuing, even in the rain - watch for construction people and equipment. Plan on delays due to single lane traffic with a pilot car. Also, traffic on 1st, Main and 2nd will increase due to the contractor loading their water supply truck at the 2nd and Main hydrant. Keep your eyes off the smartphone and on the road, please

This is one holiday Karen and I are glad is over.

Alvo didn't have any fireworks injruies that anyone admitted over the weekend, but Lincoln did - here's the link to that article. (Her picture is pretty graphic.)

Alvo weather forecast according to Weather Underground

New Feature - a Community Calendar


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Here's the deal - help fill in the empty days. Get information to me by Monday evening since this is put together on Tuesday.

Recycling pickups are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Remember to not include the non-recyclable material listed below:

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The abnormally dry and moderate drought areas don't shrink at all. Bad news if you live and farm in northeastern Nebraska.
 

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Nebraska is still better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

The days are starting to shorten and get hotter.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until fall
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 06:02 AM 08:59 PM 14:57 77
Thursday, July 09, 2015 06:02 AM 08:59 PM 14:57 76
Friday, July 10, 2015 06:03 AM 08:59 PM 14:56 75
Saturday, July 11, 2015 06:04 AM 08:58 PM 14:54 74
Sunday, July 12, 2015 06:05 AM 08:57 PM 14:52 73
Monday, July 13, 2015 06:05 AM 08:57 PM 14:52 72
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 06:06 AM 08:57 PM 14:51 71

Last quarter on Wednesday, JuJy 8th 3:24 PM.

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Events during this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

July 8th, 1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun. It was actually a percussion fired crank operated machine cannon.

July 8th is Video Games Day.

 July 9th, 1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

 July 9th is Sugar Cookie Day.

July 10th,  1998 - The U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had been confirmed with DNA tests.

July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day.

July 11th, 1804 - The United States'  first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.

July 11th is Cheer Up the Lonely and World Populationn Day.

July 12th, 1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments. This proposal established the Interstate Highway system.

July 12th is Different Colered Eyes and Pecan Pie Day. I will sacrafice a Pecan Pie on the 12th.

July 13th, 1954 - In Geneva, the United States, Great Britain and France reached an accord on Indochina which divided Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel. Look how well that worked out.

July 13th is Barbershop Music Appreciation, Embrace Your Geekness and Fool's Paradise Day.

July 14th, 1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American. Good thing it wasn't put in Ferguson.

July 14th is Bastille, Pandemonium and National Nude Day. Sorry, the link doesn't take you to any pictures.

 "When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic." - Jane Wagner

"Progress was all right. Only it went on too long." - James Thurber

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

Supported in part by Cass County Tourism    CCTour

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Mark Twain

 "Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." - Edward Abbey

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