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alvo news, november 23rd, 2016





Usually Christmas giving starts after Thanksgiving - not this year. You will be asked to give to those less fortunate - by US mail, email, robo-calls, those bell ringers in front of businesses. Here's a local deal - click on the steak for the menu


Round the Bend Steakhouse partners with Marine Corps League and Marine Corps League Auxiliary to raise gifts for military children.

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There is room for a lot more gifts - as you can see from this shot taken November 18th

November 14, 2016

Ashland, NE — Every veteran that has selflessly served our nation deserves to treat his or her children with gifts on Christmas morning. However, many veterans live without the means to provide Christmas gifts to their families.

 Round the Bend Steakhouse is excited to announce SGT Kringles Kids, an initiative to provide children of military veterans in need with gifts this holiday season. Through a partnership with the Marine Corps League (MCL) and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA), all gifts brought to Round the Bend Steakhouse will be directly donated to disadvantaged children of veterans, so that every military family may enjoy the Christmas they deserve. Now through Dec 16, visitors to Round the Bend Steakhouse are encouraged to bring an unwrapped and new toy to place under the Christmas tree in the dining room. As a show of gratitude, SGT Kringle's Kids participants will receive a free appetizer. Karen & I highly recommend the onion rings - they are the best!!!

 “For us there are two reasons for our freedom, Jesus and the American soldier. We are excited to show the love of Jesus to our soldiers’ kids by putting them first this Christmas,” said TJ & Tifini Olson, owners of Round the Bend Steakhouse.

 Toy Suggestions (children 12 & under):

-      Books

-      Puzzles

-      Art supplies

-      Board games

About the Marine Corps League (MCL):

Founded in 1923, the MCL is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Its mission statement states that the League exists to “join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.

About the Marine Corps League Auxiliary (MCLA):

Founded in 1937 as a subsidiary to the MCL, the Auxiliary was formed “for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U. S. Marine Corps, the Marine Corps League and to protect and advance the welfare of Marines and their dependents. Auxiliary members participate in a wide variety of programs that benefit and preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person of this Nation, young and old.

For more information about SGT Kringles Kids, the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, or Round the Bend Steakhouse, please contact TJ Olson at 402-944-9974 or go to the website:

Click on the images for the MCL Nebraska site, their facebook page or the national MCLA site.

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Nebraska's MCLA is not formed - yet.


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Friday after Thanksgiving, drop in at Dougherty's Tree Farm and Craft Shop to reserve your 2016 Christmas tree and explore the excellent locally crafted stuff in the craft shop. They'll be open Friday after Thanksgiving 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursdays and Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 PM.








New moon on November 29th, 2016 at 06:18 a.m. (local standard time)

Daylight hours

Day Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until Winter
Wed, Nov 23 07:23 AM 05:01 PM CST 9:38 28
Thu, Nov 24 07:24 AM 05:01 PM CST 9:37 27
Fri, Nov 25 07:25 AM 05:00 PM CST 9:35 26
Sat, Nov 26 07:26 AM 05:00 PM CST 9:34 25
Sun, Nov 27 07:27 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:32 24
Mon, Nov 28 07:28 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:31 23
Tue, Nov 29 07:29 AM 04:59 PM CST 9:30 22 

 The drought page is for those who believe climate change isn't happening...

Abnormally dry area increased a bunch and moderate drought more than doubled.  If it stays warmer than normal this fall and winter, we are likely to see some nasty drought in 2017, especially in the western two thirds of the state.

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Nov 23rd, 1998 - The tobacco industry signed the biggest civil settlement. It was a $206-billion deal to resolve remaining state claims for treating sick smokers. Nebraska received a total of $603 million from 1999-2014 - I can't find how much was spent on health care for people with smoking related diseases.


Click on the image for Nebraska's grade from the American Lung Association


Nov 24th, 1859 - Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published "On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection. 

"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin." - Charles Darwin

1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

"I didn't shoot anyone, no sir... I'm just a patsy." - Lee Harvey Oswald

1971 - Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom. 

16dbcooper1 Click on the image for the FBI story.

"Looks like Tacoma down there." - DB Cooper


Nov 25th, 1986 - President Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. National Security Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

"I was authorized to do everything I did." - Oliver North


Nov 26th, 1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. In 1939 Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November. 

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we  provide enough for those who have too little." - Franklin Roosevelt


Nov 27th, 1978 - San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor

"I just shot him." - Dan White confession


Nov 28th, 1995 - President Clinton signed a $6.5 billion dollar road bill that ended the federal 55 mph speed limit.

16speed55 Click on the sign for LA Times story


Nov 29th, 1975 - Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair.

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll eend up working for one." - Bill Gates


Click on the toon for Dave Granlund's web site


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