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alvo news, august 10th, 2016





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 NOTICE: Next Thursday, August 18th, the warning siren will be tested throughout the day to prepare for installation of new communications equipment at the dispatch center.

 Here's a quick how to for using the calendar - Click on the event for details, including a map link to the event, what's going to happen, etc.






Save water, folks.
If you look at the big picture - the entire state - the total area of not enough moisture only increased a very small amount (0.16%), basically because the spotty rain storms reduced the abnormally dry area a bit. HOWEVER - The bad news is that we now have a small area of south central Nebraska with severe drought conditions. Cass County holding at normal, for the time being. I left last week's map for easy comparison.  Click on either image for the home page of the UNL drought monitor. Nebraska is not alone. Let's think even more seriously about conserving water.



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1st quarter, Wednesday, August 10th at 1:21 PM

Click HERE for current phase of the moon.


Days getting shorter, but not much cooler...  

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until autumn
Wed, Aug 10 06:31 AM 08:30 PM 13:59 41
Thu, Aug 11 06:32 AM 08:28 PM 13:56 40
Fri, Aug 12 06:33 AM 08:27 PM 13:54 39
Sat, Aug 13 06:34 AM 08:26 PM 13:52 38
Sun, Aug 14 06:35 AM 08:24 PM 13:49 37
Mon, Aug 15 06:36 AM 08:23 PM 13:47 37
Tue, Aug 16 06:37 AM 08:21 PM 13:44 36



History is not good or bad - it just is.



August 10th, 1936 - President Truman calls the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean "Police Action".

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"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


August 11th, 1984 - Carl Lewis wins his fourth Olympic gold medal, tying the record Jesse set in 1936.

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“The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.” - Carl Lewis





August 12th, 1981 - Computer giant IBM introduces its first personal computer.

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"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Company in 1977

August 13th, 1985 - The engagement of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger was announced.

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"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger


August 14th, 1953 - The wiffle ball was invented.


Click on the image for the Wiffle site.


August 15th, 1971 - President Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, rents and prices.



“I’ve never seen anybody beaten on inflation in the United States. I’ve seen many people beaten on unemployment.” - Richard Nixon


August 16th, 1999 - In Russia, Vladimir V. Putin was confirmed as prime minister by the lower house of parliament.


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them." - Vladimir Putin



I'm going to stop any references to the presidential election craziness both for the elephants and the donkeys. Trying to maintain my non-partisan approach to this circus.


  "Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders - it's as simple as that." - George Carlin



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