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September slips by
Posted Thursday, September 22, at 10:38 AM
2011 is winding down with hotter than average temperatures The end of summer season is slipping across Missouri with temperatures still in the occasional 80's, as the fair season starts. We wonder when it will end? What autumnal surprises does our state have in store for us in the next few month?...

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August moments in Advance
Posted Saturday, August 13, at 4:57 PM

And the summer heat continues! August is supposed to be hot, but I'm hoping that it's not as hot as June and July have been! If we can hang on, here are the events expected to happen this month. Aug. 4.....Advance Senior Center board meeting, 6 p.m...

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July is jumping!
Posted Thursday, July 14, at 3:58 PM

Summertime in the Heartland As the sweltering heat of July presses us all to the sidewalk, life continues in the small town of Advance, Mo., now pop. 1301, according to the latest census. Whoopee, folks, that's 57 more residents than we had in 2000! Hey, it could be worse, ya know! Look at all the towns that have actually decreased--including St. Louis, from what I hear on the grape vine......

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June in Advance
Posted Tuesday, June 14, at 4:42 PM

June 2....Advance library summer reading program starts at 4 p.m. June 6....Advance Senior Community Center board, 6 p.m. June 7....Advance Community Library board, 7 p.m. June 9....Advance library summer reading, 4 p.m. June 14...Advance School Board rescheduled from June 9--7 p.m...

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April Events in Advance
Posted Tuesday, March 22, at 12:18 PM

Spring comes to Advance! Residents hope for sunshine, mild temps, and soft breezes, as April makes an appearance in North Stoddard County! These are the meetings, as they are known to the Advance staff writer of the North Stoddard Countian. Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m.---Advance Community Library meeting...

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February Activities in Advance
Posted Tuesday, February 8, at 12:40 PM

These are the activities planned for the Advance area, as of January 24, 2011. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 - 6:30 p.m. Stoddard County Historical Society meets. New officers will be installed. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month in the Stars & Stripes Museum in Bloomfield...

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December in Advance, Missouri
Posted Tuesday, November 30, at 2:29 PM

Where has the year 2010 gone??? It can't be December yet!!! Look closely at the following events, as they are a little different than they usually are for any other given month - but, then, December is not your usual, run-of-the-mill month. Dec. 1, 2010....The NSC comes out, as usual...

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November in Advance
Posted Monday, November 1, at 11:17 AM

Activities in Advance:(The public is welcome to come to any of these meetings.) Nov. 2, 2010.......Tuesday 7 p.m. Advance Community Library Board of Trustees meet at the library on Highway C. Nov. 4, 2010......Thursday 6 p.m. Advance Senior Community Center Board of Trustees meet at senior center on S. Poplar Street...

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September/October Schedule in Advance
Posted Saturday, September 18, at 8:22 AM

Current up-coming activities are listed below: Advance Board of Aldermen meeting - Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 - 6 p.m. City Hall, Gabriel Street Stoddard County Historical Society meeting - Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 - 6:30 p.m. - This meeting will be at the Stoddard County Museum, which is located in the old Baptist Church at the corner of Center and Delaware Streets in Bloomfield...

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August events in Advance
Posted Wednesday, August 4, at 7:45 AM

As August throws 100-plus temperatures at the region, life in the small town of Advance continues (albeit more slowly!) Events in our town are as follows: Thursday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. - Advance Senior Community Center Board of Directors - Senior center building on C and Poplar...

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May meetings in Advance & around
Posted Saturday, May 8, at 9:50 PM

As April comes to a close, residents of North Stoddard County look forward to warmer days, which may be just around the corner with the approach of May. This is the current meeting schedule for the City of Advance and a few other spots in North Stoddard County. Feel free to offer up suggestions, if you know of other highlights in the life of this area...

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Will April be the flood month this year?
Posted Sunday, April 11, at 7:57 AM

April showers usher in flood fears. As the Mississippi River rises, nervous residents watch the skies and pray for this to be a year without floods. Though March and April are always known as the rainy season, the area was totally unprepared for March 18, 2008, the day of a 13-14 inch torrent in a 24-hour period. For a brief time, Advance found itself cut off from the outside world...

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March comes in with a burst of Sunshine!
Posted Saturday, March 6, at 6:54 PM

March 2010 greeted winter-weary residents with a welcome warm-up, brilliant sunshine, and blue skies! Stoddard Country residents shed their long underwear and heavy coats to rush outside and enjoy a preview of Spring. Farmers took advantage of the dry weather to till their fields and get ready to plant their crops...

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February 2010 in Advance
Posted Monday, February 1, at 7:35 AM

February began with the melt off of an 8-inch snow, which fell on Jan. 29. The young residents of the community enjoyed playing in the powder snow, while older residents stayed huddled in their warm homes, hoping for a less eventful month. MEETINGS AND EVENTS:...

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January Events in Advance
Posted Saturday, January 30, at 6:16 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 5...7 p.m....Advance Community Library Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Jan 5....9 a.m.... Census Test...Advance Senior Community Center Tuesday, Jan 5....6 p.m....Girl Scouts...Advance Senior Community Center Thursday, Jan. 7..6 p.m....Advance Senior Community Center Board Meeting (cancelled due to snow and cold temperatures.)...

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December meetings in Advance
Posted Monday, November 30, at 8:30 PM

Looking ahead at December, the meetings line up as follows: Dec. 1 -- Tuesday, 7 p.m. - Advance Community Library Board Dec. 3 -- Thursday, 6 p.m. - Advance Senior Community Center Board Dec. 10-- Thursday, 7 p.m. - Advance R-IV Board of Education...

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November meeting changes in Advance
Posted Wednesday, November 4, at 9:08 AM

Advance's city meetings are like musical chairs this month: The Board of Aldermen meeting has been switched to from Monday, Nov. 16 to Thursday, Nov. 5. (6 p.m.) The Adv School Board meeting has been switched from Thursday, Nov. 12 to Tuesday, Nov. 10. (7 p.m.)...

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There will be no November 3 election in Advance!!
Posted Monday, October 26, at 4:03 PM

Because of a mix up between the County Clerk's office and the Dexter Statesman, the Nov. 3 Election ballot did not get cancelled for the Oct. 21 issue of the North Stoddard Countian. The ballot ran on page 5 of the NSC and will undoubtedly cause confusion...

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The Return of Clem Kadiddle Hopper
Posted Sunday, October 11, at 5:04 PM

People coming in - or going out - of Advance on Highway C this afternoon may not have seen the activity at the Senior Community (Nutrition) Center today, but this NSC reporter just happened to be there, clipping spent rose blooms off the Knock Out roses, when the action occured!...

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Upcoming events in Advance
Posted Saturday, October 10, at 11:57 AM

As the rain pours down, dampening a little of our enthusiasm for Fall, several events are being planned in October for the Advance community. This information will be updated as we find out more. Thanks to Corey for undertaking this new website program. Our prayer is for it to prosper. We also pray for the rain to STOP, so that Bloomfield can have a good fall festival!...

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