Election Reminder - Today -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.
DO NOT let a small group of voters decide who will govern you! VOTE!
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.
If you haven't done so, you can still help those less fortunate - 3 cars, everything but some clothes they were wearing and some firearms in the gun safe - donate to the McNaught Relief Fund opened by the American Exchange Bank at 151 North 4th Street in Elmwood, NE 68349
Soil moisture levels are getting back to normal, with only 3.6% of the state abnormally dry - but watch for warm dry weather to reverse this. Click on the image for Nebraska details; HERE for national information.
New moon 1429 (2:29 PM) on Friday, May 8th.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until summer|
|Wed, May 04||06:19 AM||08:26 PM||14:07||47|
|Thu, May 05||06:18 AM||08:27 PM||14:09||46|
|Fri, May 06||06:17 AM||08:28 PM||14:11||45|
|Sat, May 07||06:16 AM||08:29 PM||14:13||44|
|Sun, May 08||06:15 AM||08:30 PM||14:15||43|
|Mon, May 09||06:14 AM||08:31 PM||14:17||42|
|Tue, May 10||06:13 AM||08:32 PM||14:19||41|
How the moon will look if there are no clouds and you are sober.
Events in history - mostly from On This Day.
May 4th, 1970 - The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.
Four Kent State students died as a result of the firing by the Guard. The closest student was Jeffrey Miller, who was shot in the mouth while standing in an access road leading into the Prentice Hall parking lot, a distance of approximately 270 feet from the Guard. Allison Krause was in the Prentice Hall parking lot; she was 330 feet from the Guardsmen and was shot in the left side of her body. William Schroeder was 390 feet from the Guard in the Prentice Hall parking lot when he was shot in the left side of his back. Sandra Scheuer was also about 390 feet from the Guard in the Prentice Hall parking lot when a bullet pierced the left front side of her neck. Read the full article from the Kent State Sociology Department
"Have we come to such a state in this country that a young girl has to be shot because she disagrees with the action of her government?" - Arthur Krause, father of slain student Allison Krause
May 5th, 1925 - John T. Scopes, a biology teacher in Dayton, TN was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
1945 - A Japanese balloon bomb exploded on Gearhart Mountain in Oregon. A pregnant woman and five children were killed. Altered Dimensions Article
“I furnished the body that was needed to sit in the defendant's chair." - John T. Scopes
May 6th, 1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to US troops in Nebraska.
"All we wanted was peace and to be left alone." - Crazy Horse
May 7th, 2013 - The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 15,056.20. It was the first time it had closed over 15,000.
“If it drops below 15,000 points I would suggest people start buying food and ammo, because this depression is about to turn nasty.” - Daniel Ameduri
May 8th, 1914 - The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it." - Chief Joseph.
May 9th, 1960 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time.
" Real Texans don't want any woman to lose control of her life because she can't get birth control." - Wendy Davis
May 10th, 1898 - A vending machine law was enacted in Omaha, NE. It cost $5,000 for a permit.
1994 - Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.
"I want to get a vending machine, with fun-size candy bars, but the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late." - Mitch Hedberg
"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela
"75% of people bitten by a dog, know the dog; 80% of people killed by people know the killer." - Dave
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