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alvo news, february 3rd, 2016


Notice: Village Board meeting postponed until February 9th at 7:30 PM.


Congrats to Lee Copple on a new great-grandson!


Myron Anthony Capecci was born on January 5th, 2016.

Four weeks of NO abnormally dry areas in Nebraska. Good news for all of us! 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

New moon is at 0831 (8:31 AM) on Monday, February 8th.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until spring
Wed, Feb 03 07:34 AM 05:45 PM 10:11 46
Thu, Feb 04 07:33 AM 05:46 PM 10:13 45
Fri, Feb 05 07:32 AM 05:47 PM 10:15 44
Sat, Feb 06 07:31 AM 05:49 PM 10:18 43
Sun, Feb 07 07:30 AM 05:50 PM 10:20 42
Mon, Feb 08 07:29 AM 05:51 PM 10:22 41
Tue, Feb 09 07:28 AM 05:52 PM 10:24 40


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

February 3rd, 1959 - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash along with thier pilot, Roger Peterson near Clear Lake, Iowa.

1962 - President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.

1984 - The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on the pesticide EDB for grain products. EPA Press Release

February 3rd is The Day the Music Died day.

"Without Elvis none of us could have made it." - Buddy Holly

"Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal. He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business, he made big impact. I don't know if anybody could have made a bigger one." - Waylon Jennings

"I believe the idea of isolating Cuba was a mistake. It has been ineffective. Whatever the reasons and justifications may have been at the time, now they are invalid." - Edward M. Kennedy

"We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to." - Terri Swearingen

y can never even survive anyway," - See more at:
February 4th, 1909 - California law segregates Caucasian and Japanese schoolchildren.
1974 - Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.
February 4th is Create a Vacuum and Thank a Mailman day.
Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.
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"I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake." - Patty Hearst

 February 5th, 1952 - New York adopts three colored traffic lights. Yellow was added to red and green even though not many New Yorkers obey any of the lights.

February 5th is National Weatherman's day.

"In New York City, everybody goes into therapy." - Claire Danes

February 6th, 1963 - The United States reports that all Soviet offensive arms are out of Cuba.

1964 - Paris and London agree to build a rail tunnel under the English Channel. But wasn't started until 1987. Britannica Article

February 6th is Lame Duck and this year, National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast (celebrated on the first Saturday in February) day.

“A good example of the modern world is the Eurotunnel. And mobile phones - I like them.” – Jools Holland

“It was a massacre. I saw no one shooting at troops. If anybody had been, I would have seen it. I saw only the Army shooting. The British Army should hang its head in shame after today’s disgusting violence. They shot indiscriminately and everywhere around them without any provocation. I was administering the last rites to a boy about 15 who had been shot by soldiers in Rossville Street.” - See more at:
February 7th, 1882 - American pugilist John L. Sullivan becomes the last of the bare-knuckle world heavyweight champions with his defeat of Patty Ryan in Mississippi City.
1926 - Negro History Week, originated by Carter G. Woodson, is observed for the first time.
1964 - The British band The Beatles are greeted by 25,000 fans upon their arrival in the United States at JFK Airport.
"I can lick any SOB in the house." - John L. Sullivan"
When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.” - Carter G. Woodson, PhD
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - The Beatles
February 8th, 1910 - The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
1965 - Martin Luther King, Jr. and 770 others are arrested in protest against voter discrimination in Alabama.
February 8th  is Boy Scout, Chinese New Year's (changes from year to year), Clean Out Your Computer (second Monday of February) and Kite Flying day.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King
February 9th, 1994 - Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.
"Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake." - Nelson Mandela
February 9th is Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) and Toothache day.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori Proverb.
"Let me get this straight. You are mad at a groundhog for predicting the weather incorrectly? Weathermen do it every day! I don't see them being persecuted." - Card quote
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Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!

Quote of the week - "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffet

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