Click on the image for the periodic table, then click on Rn on the table from Chemical Elements.com
Radon detection kits available at the village office. Sarpy/Cass Health Department has sent 15 radon detection kits to Alvo. Available by request from the Village Clerk any Saturday 0830-1130. You must have your water bill and pet licenses paid. Click HERE for a radon video.
Would you like a chance to win a $25 pre-paid Visa gift card and help improve the health and wellness of Cass County? Please visit www.sarpycasshealthdepartment.
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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.
Naval Observatory Link for phase of the moon.
Full moon at 10:41 PM on Wednesday, August 24th.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Hours||Days to fall|
|Wed, Aug 24 2016||06:45||20:10||13:25||29|
|Thu, Aug 25 2016||06:46||20:08||13:22||28|
|Fri, Aug 26 2016||06:47||20:06||13:19||27|
|Sat, Aug 27 2016||06:48||20:05||13:17||26|
|Sun, Aug 28 2016||06:49||20:03||13:14||25|
|Mon, Aug 29 2016||06:50||20:02||13:12||24|
|Tue, Aug 30 2016||06:51||20:00||13:09||23|
This past week saw a decreases in abnormally dry and moderate drought areas but an increase in the severe drought area in 4 counties in south central Nebraska.
Overall, normal moisture levels increased a bit (0.76%).
If you look at the big picture - the entire state - the total area of adequate moisture improved by 0.76%. Severe drought increased 0.36%; moderate drought area decreased by 0.29%; abnormally dry areas decreased 0.76%. 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. If you link to the home page, you can see why southern California is being nailed by wildfires - there isn't any moisture.
History for the week....
August 24th, 1992 - Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing record damage; 55 deaths in Florida, Louisiana and the Bahamas were blamed on the storm.
Click on the image for New York Times article.
“The lack of adequate preparation by our community and our state was obvious. Even more obvious was the total lack of coordination that existed between the various disaster relief agencies after the hurricane had passed. No one was in charge. No one knew what to do. There was no plan. As a result, a large segment of our community that had been reduced to a ‘third world’ existence remained that way.” - Dade County Grand Jury report
August 25th, 1944 - Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. Read deGaulle's speech HERE.
"Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first." - Charles deGaulle
August 26th, 1920 - The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." - Malala Yousafzai
August 27th, 2007 - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty in Richmond, Va., to a federal dogfighting charge.
Click on the image for The Village Voice article.
August 28th, 1963 - In 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Click on the image for text of the entire speech.
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 29th, 1991 - In 1991, the Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the USSR, suspended all activities of the Communist Party, bringing an end to the institution.
"Communism may be over as an economic system, but as a model of state domination, it is very much alive in the People's Republic of China and in Putin's police state." - Michael Ignatieff
August 30th, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with devastating force, killing more than 1,700 people and flooding New Orleans after the city’s levees failed.
Click on the image for more pictures
"Animals aren't any better equipped to survive an emergency than humans are. Few people missed the fact that after Hurricane Katrina, people died because buses and emergency shelters wouldn't allow their animals." - Ingrid Newkirk
“What happened with Hurricane Katrina was the American electorate was forced to look at what lay behind the veneer of chest-beating. We all saw the consequences of having terrible government leadership.” - Susan Faludi
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