A horrible tragedy occurred last week, with an entire family dying in a house fire near Weeping Water. John and Michelle Speer, their 4 daughters, Ellie, Addilyn, Emma, and Anniston died of smoke inhalation. Weeping Water, Manley, Avoca, Murray, Nehawka and Murdock Fire departments responded along with Cass County Sheriff's Department, Cass County EMA and Nebraska State Fire Marshal investigators. The investigation showed the fire started near the fireplace in the living room and spread to carpet and furniture. Witnesses indicated the home was equipped with smoke detectors, but none of them were recovered, so no one knows if they were functional.
Alvo Fire Department and Alvo Rescue Squad members ask ALL of you to please check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors NOW. If they don't alarm, replace the batteries and if the detectors are over 10 years old, replace them. If you have a fireplace, clean the chimney. We do not want any fire deaths here. Support not only family and friends but the firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement who are hurting as well.
Let's have a safe Halloween in Alvo
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New Moon on October 30, 2016 at 12:38 p.m. (local daylight time)
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What we have here is that when it's drying enough to harvest, then the abnormally dry areas increase in size - almost 0.2 %. Click on the upper picture for the whole country and on the lower one for the Nebraska page. In case you didn't notice on the site, 44,345 people live in the drought areas. If 15% of Nebraska's 45.3 million farm land is abnormally dry or worse, that means over 683,000 acres need moisture. With the 2014 average farm size of 921 acres over 740 farms are affected by dry conditions.
Oct 26th, 1970 - "Doonesbury," the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, premiered in 28 newspapers across the United States.
"As far as I'm concerned, there is no subject that's off the table." - Garry Trudeau
Oct 27th, 1925 - Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
"After a hard fall, I look at the water and say: Is that all you got?!?!" - h20dawg79
Oct 28th, 1965 - Pope Paul VI issued a decree absolving Jews of collective guilt for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
"Never give advice in a crowd." - Pope Paul VI
Oct 29th, 1966 - The National Organization for Women was founded.
"The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor." - Wilma Scott Heide
Oct 30th, 1975 - The New York Daily News ran the headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead." The headline came a day after U.S. President Gerald R. Ford said he would veto any proposed federal bailout of New York City.
"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." - Gerald R. Ford
Oct 31st, 1999 - Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. The event ended a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
"Attempts to justify criminal acts with religious slogans are altogether unacceptable." - from the recentJoint Doctrine between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches
Nov 1st, 1994 - The Amazon.com domain name was registered.
"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second." - Jeff Bezos
Thanks to Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune