Winter is here!!
Some seasonal reminders:
1. If Alvo loses power, the Fire and Rescue Station has a backup generator. If you need access to the station, call Cass County Emergency Management at 402-267-6765 and ask them to contact an Alvo Fire Department or Rescue Squad member to open the station.
2. When heavy snow occurs, please move your vehicles off the streets so snow removal can take place.
3. When recycling, do not put glass in the totes for the safety of the sorters.
4. Check out the Keep Cass County Beautiful for recycling tips - here's one: Replace caps after you empty plastic bottles (the caps are worth more than the bottle).
Finally some good news as the rain/snow continues, southeast Nebraska is back to normal - the abnormally dry areas decreased from 7.91% to 5.15%. Only the four most northwest counties are abnormally dry. Click HERE for the national NOAA Climate Prediction site and HERE for the Omaha site.Just a point to ponder - although earth is a water planet, only 0.0078% of that water is available to sustain plant, animal and human life. For details, click HERE for the US Geological Survey Water School
Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see
Fiull moon is 0511 (05:11 AM) on Friday, Dec 25th.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until spring|
|Wed, Dec 23||07:47 AM||05:02 PM||9:15||88|
|Thu, Dec 24||07:48 AM||05:02 PM||9:14||87|
|Fri, Dec 25||07:48 AM||05:03 PM||9:15||86|
|Sat, Dec 26||07:49 AM||05:04 PM||9:15||85|
|Sun, Dec 27||07:49 AM||05:04 PM||9:15||84|
|Mon, Dec 28||07:49 AM||05:05 PM||9:16||83|
|Tue, Dec 29||07:49 AM||05:06 PM||9:17||82|
During this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.
If you want the funny, go to Bizarre Holidays
For the serious go to History Net
December 23rd, 1967 - U.S. Navy SEALs are ambushed during an operation southeast of Saigon. (2 killed, 6 wounded from a 13 man patrol)
1986 - The Voyager completes the first nonstop flight around the globe on one load of fuel. The experimental aircraft, piloted by Americans Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after nine days and four minutes in the sky.
"The only easy day was yesterday." - US Navy SEAL
"Adventure is the essence of life." - Dick Rutan
"Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." - Andrew Jackson
December 25th, 1651 - The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught “observing any such day as Christmas.”
1862 - President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day.
1965 - Entertainer Chris Noel gives her first performance for the USO at two hospitals in California; became a star on Armed Forces Radio and Television, entertaining troops in Vietnam; in 1984 Veterans Network honored her with a Distinguished Vietnam Veteran award.
December 26th, 1966 - Dr. Maulana Karenga celebrates the first Kwanza, a seven-day African-American celebration of family and heritage.
1996 - JonBenet Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty queen, is found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most high-profile crimes of the late 20th century in the US.
December 26th is just another day."We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." - Native American proverb
December 27th - 1956 - Segregation on buses in Tallahassee, Florida, is outlawed.
1996 - Taliban forces retake strategic Bagram Airfield during Afghan civil war.
December 29th is Pepper Pot day.
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." - George Carlin
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." - Harry TrumanMost quotes are from BrainyQuote
Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism