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alvo news, july 15th, 2015



A word to the wise - if you don't have a written burn permit signed by the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief or Firefighter, you can't legally burn. Text messages or verbal cell phone requests do NOT give you permission to burn. Chief's cell - 402-326-1714; Asst. Chief's cell - 402-867-4291 Training Officer's cell - 402-432-5018 Arrange a time to come to the Fire Station at 135 Main Street in Alvo and pick up your permit. Burning without a permit is a Class IV misdemeanor.


Nebraska 63 construction from Alvo south to US 34 is continuing - watch for construction people and equipment. Plan on delays due to single lane traffic with a pilot car. Also, traffic on 1st, Main and 2nd will increase due to contractors loading their water supply trucks at the 2nd and Main hydrant. Keep your eyes off the smartphone and on the road, please

Alvo weather forecast according to Weather Underground

New Feature - a Community Calendar


Here's the deal - help fill in the empty days. Get information to me by Monday evening since this is put together on Tuesday.

Recycling pickups are on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Remember to not include the non-recyclable material listed in last week's newsletter.

Good news - there are no more moderate drought acres and the abnormally dry areas in the northeast have dropped from 10.7 % to 2.2 %. We still need to conserve our water as we move into the hotter drier months. 


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Nebraska is much better off than a lot of other states - Click here to see

The days are starting to shorten and get hotter.

New moon on Wednesday, JuJy 15th 8:24 PM.

Date Sunrise Sunset Sun hours Days until fall
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 06:07 AM 08:56 PM 14:49 70
Thursday, July 16, 2015 06:07 AM 08:55 PM 14:48 69
Friday, July 17, 2015 06:08 AM 08:55 PM 14:47 68
Saturday, July 18, 2015 06:09 AM 08:54 PM 14:45 67
Sunday, July 19, 2015 06:10 AM 08:53 PM 14:43 66
Monday, July 20, 2015 06:11 AM 08:53 PM 14:42 65
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 06:12 AM 12:28 PM 6:16 64


Events during this week in history - with a little humor thrown in.

July 15th, 2006 - The social networking service Twitter was The term "distracted driving" was used the next day.

July 15th is Tapioca Pudding and Cow Appreciation Day.

 July 16th, 1942 - French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews. Total unmitigated evil.

 July 16th is Fresh Spinach Day.

July 17th, 1941 - The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games.

July 17th is Peach Ice Cream and Yellow Pig Day.

July 18th, 1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago.  We saw a Weinermobile on Highway 6 on Monday the 13th as we were leaving Lincoln.

July 18th is National Caviar Day.

July 19th, 1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him. "I am not a crook."

July 19th is National Raspberry Cake (this year) and National Raspberry Cake Day. Cake AND ice cream - doesn't get any better than this.

July 20th, 1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

July 20th is National Lollipop, Moon and Ugly Truck Day.

July 21st, 1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major US tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.

July 21st is National Junk Food Day.

"You are remembered for the rules you break." - Douglas MacArthur

"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." - Curtis LeMay

"It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that is not fought on US soil." - Chester Nimitz

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"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead." - Johnny Carson

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death." - George Carlin

"Everyone carries around his own monsters." - Richard Pryor


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