Not So Good Happenings
A propane explosion in the crawl space on Saturday, March 11th injured Neal Wilhelm seriously and damaged Neal and Jennifer's home at 141 Russell Street beyond repair. Neal suffered flash burns to over 40% of his body and was transported to St. Elizabeth Burn Center by Alvo Rescue, where he is recovering from his burn injuries. Jennifer was uninjured in the blast even though she was inside their home. None of their animals were injured. Jennifer is staying with her mother, Ruth Leming while Neal recovers. Volunteer departments responding were Alvo Fire, Alvo Rescue, Eagle Fire and Greenwood Fire. A Nebraska Deputy Fire Marshal investigating the cause of the explosion was assisted by Alvo Fire Chief Rick Koutecky and Assistant Chief Shon Olson.
Please keep Neal and Jennifer in your thoughts as they endure this difficult time.
Micaela Cottom, wife of Craig, daughter-in-law of Connie and the late Dave Cottom earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with high distinction at the University of Nebraska - Kearney on May 2nd. Jason Cottom, oldest son of Connie and Dave, graduated from Peru State College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Magna Cum Laude on May 4th. Minnie Elliot is very proud of her grandson and granddaughter. We wish Micaela and Jason success in their new careers. (Both husbands and wives of the editors neices and nephews are also nephews and neices.)
May 21st - Amanda and Anthony Kirkpatrick were married in the Alvo Methodist Church 12 years ago - the day after their graduation from Plattsmouth High School. Three days later, Amanda left for basic training. When you see either of them, felicitations are definitely in order.
PHS Graduates, May 20th, 2001 Newlyweds on May 21st, 2001
Happenings in Alvo
Health Care Provider CPR class tonight May 15th, 6 PM at the Alvo Fire and Rescue Station.
Happenings in Other Places
You could stop at Slattery's for a glass or three of wine on the way back to Alvo.
Here you go, another community garage sale on Friday and Saturday - go on Saturday, hit both of the sales, then stop at the Homestead Cafe for lunch, hit Slattery's for a glass or three of wine, or Joe Bochgaloupie's for Italian, Josoff's if you're beer and burger people, or 4th Street Cafe for ice cream. What the heck - hit all five - but it might be a good idea to have a designated driver.
A week ago, we looked out at 3 inches of snow and the flowers were saying they wished they could migrate south for the winter - today it's 97 degrees Fahrenheit according to the computer and the flowers want to migrate north for the summer. Trying to muster enough enthusiasm to transplant some flowers from there to here and there.
Thanks, Deb for sharing the anniversary date and pictures of Amanda and Anthony and Minnie for the news about your grandkids.
S0 - if you didn't want to be the first to recognize family or friend events, you aren't. Ask Deb or Minnie how hard it is to contribute - they will be happy to help you out.
BIG NOTICE - Don't call in information until we figure out how to have the fax, answering machine and telephone all get along.
Long Term Notice
Alvo Rescue Squad will host either an Emergency Medical Technician or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Class in Alvo or Greenwood this fall and winter. Prerequisites are Health Care Provider CPR certification and the ability to tell sick from not sick and hurt from not hurt. Contact Karen or Dave Morgan by email a:
The class will last from November to April, two nights each week.
Providing Emergency Medical Services is the most fun you can have while wearing clothes. - Mad Dog
Spring in Alvo was on a Sunday in 2013. - The Editor