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alvo news, march 30th, 2016









John and Deb McNaught need our help to rebuild and recover their lives


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McNaught benefit pancake feed from 7:00 AM to noon on Saturday, April 9th at the Elmwood Community Center, 144 1/2 North 4th Street, Elmwood, NE 68349.


You can help - donate to the McNaught Relief Fund opened by the American Exchange Bank at 151 North 4th Street in Elmwood, NE 68349. More details to come. What makes this part of the county special is that we help one another.


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Congratulations, Justin Hennessy, Western Feeders 4-H Club, Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship Winner

Each year, the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers awards a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship is awarded at the annual Nebraska Association of Fair Managers convention on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the Ramada Inn-Kearney, Nebraska. Every county that submitted applications are very proud of their students, for their accomplishments were outstanding. 

The winners of the Martha & Don Romeo Scholarships for 2016 are Marissa Kegley from Buffalo County and Justin Hennessy from Cass County.

By the way, Justin also was Nebraska state runner-up wrestler in the 285 pound class.


Insurance news - as of June 1st, 2016, Alvo's ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) Public Protection Classification will be set at 6 for those owning business or personal property in the Village limits. When renewing home or business insurance, let your carrier know - it may possibly reduce your fire protection premium.


Election Reminder - Tuesday, May 10th, Nebraska Presidential (other than Democratic Party), state and local Primary - 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM at the designated polling place in your precinct.


To register on line, go to the Nebraska Secretary of State website at:


If you are a Cass County resident and want to vote early for the May 10th Primary, go to:


DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!


Nebraskans must be doing something right - no abnormally dry areas. As long as precipitation stays normal, we should be in good shape for crops, animals and people. 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

Click on the image below for more details 

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Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

New moon - Thursday, April 7th, at 0624 (06:24 AM).



Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until summer
Wed, Mar 30 07:11 AM 07:49 PM 12:38 82
Thu, Mar 31 07:10 AM 07:50 PM 12:40 81
Fri, Apr 01 07:08 AM 07:51 PM 12:43 80
Sat, Apr 02 07:06 AM 07:52 PM 12:46 79
Sun, Apr 03 07:05 AM 07:53 PM 12:48 78
Mon, Apr 04 07:03 AM 07:54 PM 12:51 23
Tue, Apr 05 07:02 AM 07:55 PM 12:53 76



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 On This Day


March 30th, 1870 - The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress.

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1950 - President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.

1972 - The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern portion of South Vietnam.

1981 - President Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded.


March 30th is National Doctors', I am in Control and Take a Walk in the Park day.


I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!” - Harry S Truman

 "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now." - Richard Nixon

"The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time." - Sarah Brady


March 31st, 1932 - The Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine.

1976 - The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Karen Anne Quinlan could be disconnected from a respirator. Quinlan remained comatose until 1985 when she died.

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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“If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.” - Henry Ford

“I have no regrets. We would do the same thing all over again. Karen Ann would never, never want to live that way. I thank God we were able to make the decision as a family and still be a close loving family after it all.” - Julia Quinlan


April 1st, 1578 - William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.
2001 - China began holding 24 crewmembers of a surveillance plane. The EP-3E Navy crew had made an emergency landing after an in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter jet. The Chinese pilot was missing and presumed dead. The crew was released on April 11, 2001.
2010 - The U.S. Congress cut Medicare reimbursements to physicians by 21%.

April 1st is April Fool's, International Fun at Work, International Tatting and this year (first Friday of April), National Walk to Work day.


"I have heard him [William Harvey] say, that after his Booke of the Circulation of the Blood came-out, that he fell mightily in his Practize, and that 'twas beleeved by the vulgar that he was crack-brained." - John Aubrey

"The first thing I thought was, 'This guy just killed us.'" - Lt. Shane Osborn

"We shouldn't be undermining Medicare for those who need it most in order to give more tax cuts to those who need them least." - Ann McClane Kuster


April 2nd, 1935 - Sir Watson-Watt was granted a patent for RADAR. Which gave me a job in the Air Force for 9 years.

2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional.



"Give me the third best technology. The second best won’t be ready in time. The best will never be ready. – Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt

"Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.” - Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

April 3rd, 1986 - The U.S. national debt hit $2 trillion.
2010 - The first Apple iPad was released.
 "Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"I write on big yellow legal pads - ideas in outline form when I'm doing stand-up and stuff. It's vivid that way. I can't type it into an iPad - I think that would put a filter into the process." – Robin Williams

April 4th, 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39.  
Wayne State University Link      NPR Link
1975 - More than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a US Air Force C-5 transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed just after takeoff from Saigon.  History Net Link       Memorial Link
April 4th is Hug a Newsman, Walk Around Things, School Librarian and Tell a Lie day.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little." - English essayist Sydney Smith
April 5th, 1887 - Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the manual alphabet.
1999 - In Laramie, WY, Russell Henderson pled guilty to kidnapping and felony murder in the death of Matthew Shepard.  Rest of the Story
April 5th is Go For Broke day.

"I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it." - Anne Sullivan

“I believe that what is legislated bleeds down into everything. So if the legislation continues to uphold anything that doesn't support equal rights and civil rights, that bleeds down into Matthew Shepard being murdered.” – Pauley Perrette
  Most quotes are from BrainyQuote
 Mahalo Nui Loa to Heather for her free animations!!

Quote of the week - "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."- Josh Billings



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