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Will April be the flood month this year?Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 7:57 AM
This is a photo of the Greenbrier Assembly of God Church on March 18, 2008. Greenbrier is about five miles east of Advance on the Castor River. The rain began early on Tuesday, March 17, and continued for 24 hours, dropping 13-14 inches of precipitation on the area. Weather experts labeled it a 100-year event, for which the area was totally unprepared.
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.
Here are the events scheduled for April - provided the floods don't interrupt them!
Thursday, April 1.....Sr. Center meeting 6 p.m.
Friday, April 2.......Good Friday all day
Sunday, April 4.......Easter
Tuesday, April 6......Election Day
Running for office in Advance:
Mayor....(2 year term)
Carl "Pete" Ritter (WON)
Aldermen(2 year term)
Randy Schrader, Ward 1 -- incumbent
Carroll Blanton, Ward 2 -- first term, unopposed
School board (3 year term)
Paul McFerron (incumbent)
David Kennedy (incumbent) (WON)
Dan Seger (WON)
Thursday, April 8....Advance R-IV School Board 7 p.m.(THIS HAS BEEN MOVED)
Monday, April 12.....Advance Board of Aldermen 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13,,,,Advance School Board (NEW DATE) 7 p.m.
Monday, April 26.....Stoddard County Historical 6:30 p.m.
Feel free to add to these events or names, in case I've forgotten someone. (Heaven forbid!)
The Advance School Board Meeting has been moved to a later date, because the results of the election wouldn't be certified in time for the April 8 meeting.
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