Learn about the 4th by clicking on the links below.
Editorial thought on Independence Day
We wouldn't be living the way we are without the strong efforts of those few colonists back in the 1770's who looked at what was happening, didn't like what they saw and changed it. They created a Declaration of Independence from the strongest empire on earth, wrote a Constitution (with a lot of wrangling) and created a new country in the New World. How about that!
If our current Senators and Representatives had served then, we'd still be drinking tea in the afternoon and driving on the left side of the road - but we might be more polite to one another.
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. –Thomas Jefferson
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. - John F. Kennedy
If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. - Hamilton Fish
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. -Erma Bombeck
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. - Bill Vaughan
"You can educate ignorance - but you can't fix stupid." - EMS quote paraphrased.
Have a safe and happy Independence Day! - Dave
Alvo United Methodist Church News
Pastor Karen Lamb conducted her last service in Alvo Sunday, June 30th which was her 208th sermon over the last 4 years. She will be the pastor for Pleasant Dale and Denton congregations starting July 7th.
Keeping the Alvo congregation on the straight and narrow is Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks who will be commuting from Nebraska City (which is closer than Plattsmouth). Her first sermon will be Sunday, July 7th.
Welcome to Alvo, Pastor Dorthea.
Contributed by Bonnie Rosenboom
Read the completed Alvo Street Study on the Village Office page!
Here's a hint or two about exploring this site.
Across the top of the home page if you type alvonebraska.com in your browser, you will see 5 links: Home, Village Office (with a pull down for Board minutes), What's New (with a pull down for previous newsletter titles), Local Business (it's free to you unless you are IBM, GM, Chrysler or any bailout bank or insurance company), and Community Organizations (which for some strange reason has a pull down for Alvo History). Don't ask me, someone else designed the layout. Clicking on the links opens new pages. Pull downs are shown by the chevron in a circle next to the title. Nothing is ever thrown away as long as it's fit to be published. The home page will contain feature items from any or all of the other categories.
As I've said (typed) before, this newsletter is only as good as the information YOU, the citizens of Alvo provide. So feel free to contribute. Be as accurate as possible, because I do check declarative statements. It's OK to have opinions, but please identify them as opinion, not fact.