The Alvo Car Show is this Saturday from 8:30 to 4:00 at the Fire and Rescue Station and adjacent streets - Please keep the large trucks off main unless you are entering them in the show.
The Alvo Little Free Library Group met on Monday, August 3rd at the Fire and Rescue Station to start Alvo's project. Linn Benjamin, Trisha Eaton, Karen Morgan and Minnie Elliott are looking for aged lumber from early Alvo buildings, a wood craftsman (Jeff M. - that's a hint), a location and more members (books are not a problem right now). If you are willing to contribute contact one of these women. If we forgot to invite you to the kickoff meeting, we apologize. To learn more about Little Free Libraries, use the link below.
It's Fair Time!
Nebraska 63 construction from Alvo south to US 34 is winding up - I hope! BUT - watch for construction people and equipment. Shoulder and intersection work is continuing. Keep your eyes off the smartphone and on the road, please. The shoulders are very soft and with rain added, you'll sink to your axles.
Alvo weather forecast according to Weather Underground
New Feature - a Community Calendar
Recycling pickups are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Remember to not include the non-recyclable material listed on the sheet that came with your green tote.
BAD news - Nebraska's abnormally dry area is over 4 times last weeks. I know it's hard to accept, but the rest of the summer could become very dry. We STILL need to conserve water as we move into the hotter, drier months.
Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
Daylight hours and moon phase
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Fall|
|Wednesday, August 05, 2015||06:25 AM||08:37 PM||14:12||49|
|Thursday, August 06, 2015||06:26 AM||08:36 PM||14:10||48|
|Friday, August 07, 2015||06:27 AM||08:34 PM||14:07||47|
|Saturday, August 08, 2015||06:28 AM||08:33 PM||14:05||46|
|Sunday, August 09, 2015||06:29 AM||08:32 PM||14:03||45|
|Monday, August 10, 2015||06:30 AM||08:31 PM||14:01||44|
|Tuesday, August 11, 2015||06:31 AM||08:39 PM||14:08||43|
Events during this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
August 5th, 1964 - U.S. aircraft bombed North Vietnam after North Vietnamese boats attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Fighter pilots never did see any NV boats - sort of like Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq - just an excuse to send our young men to fight and die.
August 5th is Work Like a Dog Day.
August 6th, 1945 - The American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed. (8:16am Japanese time) The 'Little Boy' was an enriched uranium bomb that weighed 9,700 pounds.
1995 - Thousands of glowing lanterns were set afloat in rivers in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 50th anniversary of the first atomic bombing.
August 6th is Wiggle Your Toes Day.
August 7th, 1964 - Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on US forces. And it allowed Johnson and Nixon to send hundreds of thousands of troops to South Viet Nam - over 58,000 names on The Wall
August 7th is National Lighthouse Day. Take the short trip to Ashland and take a selfie with the Linoma Lighthouse in the background. Send it to me and I'll put it in next week's newsletter.
August 8th, 1966 - Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient.
August 8th is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day.
August 9th, 1945 - The US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. The 'Fat Man' was a plutonium bomb that weighed 10,8900 pounds and was dropped by the b-29 Bockscar.
For more information, click on this link: WW II Atomic Bombs
1974 - Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon formally resigned as US President. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president.
August 9th is Book Lovers Day.
August 10th, 1846 - The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by Congress. The "Nation's Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.
August 11th, 2003 - In Kabul, NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Look how well that is turning out.
"A fool and his money are soon elected." - Will Rogers
"In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs." - Alphonse de Lamartine
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism
"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst." - Thomas Paine
"Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers." - Christopher Hitchens