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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.
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.

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)

Charles Woodard

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)

Robin Cato

Todd Woodfin

Dan Seger (WON)

Bob McAtee

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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Thank you gl, makes a lot of sense, I hear so many disparaging comments from others, I should have know you were teasing. Now I can have a good day. Friends are friends forever someone once said.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Wed, Mar 31, 2010, at 6:40 AM

Madeline is a very close friend of mine, so I can say that.... Just teasing, of course!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 9:57 PM

WOW, no comment.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Tue, Mar 30, 2010, at 7:14 AM

Aw, c'mon! Do you buy that? I think it's just a cover up!!I don't think she does know east from west!

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Mar 29, 2010, at 10:18 PM

Now gl, be kind, MD mentioned on Facebook she may start making misspelled words to see if anyone is reading or paying attention.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sun, Mar 28, 2010, at 8:26 PM

Yep, you're right. And that's not picky! I wonder where Maddie's brain was tonight?? This must have been a picky story to do, what with all those names and lines and having to highlight some of the lettering. Shame on her for not knowing east from west!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Mar 27, 2010, at 7:59 PM

Here I go being picky again, but isn't Greenbrier west of Advance?? Sorry.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Sat, Mar 27, 2010, at 7:13 PM

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