Friday, December 15, 2017

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A malfunction in the virtual drive caused the Alvo and other Cass County newsletters to disappear last Friday - John and Irina spent their weekend fixing the problem. Thanks to them, the site was back up Tuesday afternoon. Sorry for inconvenience. - Dave

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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.

  

 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.

   

Current Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Taurus
The moon is 20 days olds


   Naval Observatory Link for phase of the moon.

   New moon at 0403 on Thursday, September 1st at 04:03 AM

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until autumn
Wed, Aug 31 06:38 AM 08:20 PM 13:42 41
Thu, Sep 01 06:39 AM 08:19 PM 13:40 40
Fri, Sep 02 06:40 AM 08:17 PM 13:37 39
Sat, Sep 03 06:41 AM 08:16 PM 13:35 38
Sun, Sep 04 06:42 AM 08:14 PM 13:32 37
Mon, Sep 05 06:43 AM 08:13 PM 13:30 16
Tue, Sep 06 06:44 AM 08:11 PM 13:27 15

 

This past week saw a decreases in abnormally dry, moderate and severe drought areas in Nebraska.
Overall, normal moisture levels increased more (3.88%).
 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.

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History for the week....

 

August 31st, 1998 - A ballistic missile was fired over Japan by North Korea. The missile landed in stages in the waters around Japan. There was no known target.

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Click on the image for Voice of America article.

"We have it: The smoking gun; The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem - it's in North Korea." - Jon Stewart

 

September 1st, 1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento, CA upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.

1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.

"I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska and Hawaii and putting them in concentration camps." - Francis Biddle

"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." - J.K. Rowling

 

September 2nd, 1963 - The integration of Tuskegee High School was prevented by state troopers assigned by Alabama Governor George Wallace. Wallace had the building surrounded by state troopers.

"If any demonstrator ever lays down in front of my car, it'll be the last car he'll ever lay down in front of." - George Wallace

 

September 3rd, 2013 - Hunters in Mississippi caught a 727-pound alligator.

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Click on the image for The Daily Mail article.

 

September 4th, 1957 - The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market only two years.

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Click on the image for Business Insider article.

"They'll know you've arrived when you pull up in a '58 Edsel." - Edsel Ford

 

September 5th, 1877 - Sioux chief Crazy Horse was killed by the bayonet of a US soldier. The chief allegedly resisted confinement to a jail cell.

"Hokahey ! Today is a good day to die." - Crazy Horse

 

September 6th, 1995 - The US Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to expel Senator Bob Packwood. He resigned in October.

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Click on the image for Politico article

"If not today, some other day.” - Bob Packwood

  

  “B******t is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about.” - Harry G. Frankfurt, emeritus philosophy professor at Princeton University

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