Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

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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

 

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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

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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.

December 23rd is Festivus and Roots day.

"The only easy day was yesterday." - US Navy SEAL

"Adventure is the essence of life." - Dick Rutan

December 24th, 1814 - A treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, ending the War of 1812, is signed at Ghent, Belgium. The news does not reach the United States until two weeks later (after the decisive American victory at the Battle of New Orleans).
1956 - African Americans defy a city law in Tallahassee, Florida, and occupy front bus seats.

December 24th is National Chocolate and National Egg Nog day.

"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

“The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King

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 25th is Christmas and National Pumpkin Pie day.

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” - Abraham Lincoln

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 27th is Make Cutout Snowflake and National Fruitcake day.

"When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it." - John Shelby Spong
December 28th, 1971 - The U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state.
December 28th is Boxing Day (this year) and Card Playing day.
December 29th, 1890 - The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers. Most people called this a massacre - over half of those killed were women and children.
Here's another account of what happened -. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

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December 29th is Pepper Pot day.


"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store." - Dr. Seuss

"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 Truman

Most quotes are from BrainyQuote

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