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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.

 

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:

https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/

 

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

 

http://www.cassne.org/Election/Forms/Early%20Voting%20Application2016.pdf

 Print the form and mail to the address on the top of the form.

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, Apr 06 07:00 AM 07:56 PM 12:56 75
Thu, Apr 07 06:58 AM 07:57 PM 12:59 74
Fri, Apr 08 06:57 AM 07:58 PM 13:01 73
Sat, Apr 09 06:55 AM 07:59 PM 13:04 72
Sun, Apr 10 06:54 AM 08:00 PM 13:06 71
Mon, Apr 11 06:52 AM 08:02 PM 13:10 23
Tue, Apr 12 06:50 AM 08:03 PM 13:13 69


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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 On This Day

April 6th, 1965 - President Johnson authorized the use of ground troops in combat operations in Vietnam.

1983 - The U.S. Veteran's Administration announced it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962. VA Radiation Exposure Procedure LINK

 

April 6th is National TartanPlan Your Epitaph and Sorry Charlie day.

 

“We do this [escalating U.S. military involvement in Vietnam] in order to slow down aggression. We do this to increase the confidence of the brave people of South Vietnam who have bravely born this brutal battle for so many years with so many casualties. And we do this to convince the leaders of North Vietnam—and all who seek to share their conquest—of a simple fact: We will not be defeated. We will not grow tired. We will not withdraw either openly or under the cloak of a meaningless agreement.” - President Lyndon Johnson

“There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero” - Dr. Karl Z. Morgan


April 7th, 1971 - President Nixon pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.

2000 - President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The bill reversed a Depression-era law and allows senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.

2002 - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York  suspended 6 priests over allegations of sexual misconduct.   NY Daily News Article

 

 
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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"[Nixon] has ended the war, because you don't see the war on the tube any more. So the war has ended, though we are bombing the hell out of those poor people, more than ever." - Anonymous

“Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It's fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.” - Bill Clinton

“Because the perpetrators typically have little understanding as to why they are sexually assaulting children, they usually are unable to stop after the first assault. Abusive behavior continues until a crisis of some kind prevents further abuse.” - Tony Martens

 

April 8th, 1975 - Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became first black manager of a major league baseball team.
1986 - Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, CA.

April 8th is All is Ours and Draw a Picture of a Bird day.

 

“It's nice to come into a town and be referred to as the manager of the Cleveland Indians instead of as the first black manager.” – Frank Robinson

“I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.” – Clint Eastwood

April 9th, 1865 - At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of Wilmer McClean's home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.

1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

1992 - Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of eight drug and racketeering charges. CNN Link

 

April 9th is Name Yourself and Winston Churchill day.
 

“They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins.” - Robert E. Lee

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." - Winston Churchill

 

 
April 10th, 1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated.
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1972 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union joined with 70 other nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.
 
April 10th is Golfer's and National Siblings day.

 

“No act of modern warfare…has the potential to threaten as many lives and cause as much disruption to the global economy as the H5N1 avian influenza would if it makes the evolutionary leap that allows it to spread among humans as quickly and as lethally as it has among birds.” - Stephen Flynn, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations


April 11th, 1945 - During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.
1968 - President Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
 
 
April 11th is 8 Track Tape and Barbershop Quartet day.

“While we will forever mourn, revenge must never detract from remembering our dead. To condemn all Germans reduces us to the level of the Nazis who hated every Jew, every gypsy, every Slav…. If we f follow the scripture ‘ An eye for an eye….’ We will all be eventually blind!” – Helan Waterford


“It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.” – Bobby Scott
 
 
April 12th, 1861 - Fort Sumter was shelled by Confederacy, starting America's Civil War.
1864 - Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest captured Fort Pillow, in Tennessee and slaughters the black Union troops there.
 
April 12th is Big Wind and Russian Cosmonaut day.

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, demanding the evacuation of this fort, and to say in reply thereto, that it is a demand with which I regret that my sense of honor and of my obligation to my Government prevent my compliance." – Major Robert Anderson, USA

“The Negroes ran out down to the river; and although the [white] flag was flying, they kept on turning back and shooting at my men, who consequently continued to fire into them crowded on the brink of the river, and they killed a good many of them in spite of my efforts and those of their officers to stop them. But there was no deliberate intention nor effort to massacre the garrison as has been so generally reported by the Northern papers.” – Lt General Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA


 
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Quote of the week - "Any fool can know. The point is to understand." - Albert Einstein

 

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