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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Paul Corbin celebrates his 100th birthday! (11/27/14) 1

Old Man Winter strikes again! (11/19/14) 3

What time is it, anyway?? (11/05/14) 1

Vote NO on amendment 3! (10/24/14) 1

Sad times in education (10/21/14) 37

Eureka Springs memories (09/30/14) 7

"For Show Only" (09/17/14) 1

Is "Happily ever after" a myth? (08/19/14) 6

The view from my deck (07/29/14) 2

Goodbye, 1975! (07/18/14) 3

The cat who wouldn't brush her teeth (06/19/14)

Another Mother's Day gone by.... (05/20/14) 1

Eulogy for a yellow cat (04/28/14) 1

A Message from the Queen! (04/17/14) 2

Long ago, in a galaxy far away... (04/07/14) 2

The smell of memories (03/27/14) 4

Message to a hacker (03/16/14) 5

Memories of ice fog (03/06/14)

Remembering the Blizzard of '79 (02/25/14) 7

Should I wear my pajamas to Walmart??? (02/09/14) 2

Beautiful poison on the vine (01/30/14)

The angels danced the day you were born! (01/15/14) 2

Evil machines run the world! (12/28/13) 2

Bus travel in the old days (12/14/13) 6

Winter reveries (12/08/13) 2

How I got my students to read Chaucer (11/26/13) 3

Denying the Past (11/19/13) 2

The Greatest Generation (11/12/13) 5

City parks: Worth their weight in gold! (11/07/13) 2

Last of the summer wine (10/30/13) 10

Are there cougars in Advance? (Take 2) (10/23/13) 2

Death of a library (10/11/13) 4

Potato Punkin:Take Two! (10/06/13) 11

Monkey business! (10/02/13) 6

Blue Pants Monday (09/09/13) 3

That's a fruit, Jack! (08/31/13) 1

Another attack against the public schools (08/29/13) 1

Hard times ahead for education, if HB 253 passes! (08/16/13) 12

"Stubborn as a mule"??? (07/23/13) 3

Chasing dream goats (07/21/13) 3

My love affair with words (07/09/13) 7

The Bureau of Stupid Labels (06/26/13) 2

The Dismal State of U.S. eating habits (06/25/13) 3

"I fit in this world now!" Jill's story (06/17/13) 3

Elixir of the gods?? (06/05/13) 2

My coffee dilemma (05/16/13) 2

Missouri flowers or weeds? (04/26/13) 7

Where in the world is Chechnya?? (04/25/13)

Historical society travels old Bloomfield Road (04/21/13) 2

"Jungle" book review (04/16/13) 1

The moose poop necklace (04/11/13) 4

Another goat story (03/26/13) 11

Mama loved to sing in the choir! (03/12/13) 4

Loving the Longest Bridge! (03/02/13) 3

Armadillos--go home! (02/14/13)

Greatest inventor of them all! (02/03/13)

Bloom where you're planted! (02/03/13) 2

Just what is a krenshaw?? (01/26/13) 4

Dispute continues over pythons (01/24/13) 1

Great "Python Challenge" continues! (01/22/13) 4

Chasing the Horned Toads of Memory (01/12/13) 2

Saving the swamps (01/08/13)

Crazy tourist sites (01/01/13)

Seen on the Road: A Teardrop Trailer? (12/29/12)

A Cat's Tale (12/21/12) 1

Troubled times in the classroom (12/15/12) 4

My Short Career as a Goat Herder (12/10/12) 1

Barbie rides again! (11/29/12) 2

Macy's Day Mahem--a rerun (11/22/12) 25

Twinkies on Ebay? (11/17/12) 2

Goodbye, sunshine! (11/13/12) 3

The Last Chicken (10/30/12) 2

Another town closed on Monday (10/29/12)

When a perm was five dollars (10/21/12) 3

Autumn in North Stoddard County (10/17/12) 3

Paul Corbin still sharp at 98 (10/03/12) 2

Much ado over "fossil" words (09/21/12) 5

Was it a Dream? (09/13/12) 3

Stompin' my own snakes! (09/05/12) 4

Fly be gone: On the road near Delta, Mo. (08/26/12) 3

Rev. Chad Farris saves historic church in Advance (08/22/12) 3

On the Road--where peach cobbler is a vegetable (08/18/12)

How to survive an outing with the grandchildren (08/02/12) 1

Wonders of the Past (07/22/12) 2

On the Road Oddities (06/30/12) 4

More flap over "Childhood Obesity" (06/19/12) 2

"One man's trash..... (05/29/12) 4

To heck with technology! (05/08/12) 5

Wow! Delta gets new variety store! (05/01/12) 2

Another crisis in the boon docks (04/26/12) 3

From Joplin, Mo. to Key West, Florida (04/24/12) 2

This is a Volkswagon?? (04/19/12) 9

Gotta buy me a Mercury... (04/15/12) 4

On the Road again... (04/14/12) 1

We'll go down to the crawdad hole... (04/01/12) 3

Another landmark bites the dust (03/24/12) 2

Lone boot seen on 60 (03/17/12) 4

Another tragic "improvement" for Bloomfield Road (03/10/12) 9

Seen on the road (02/28/12) 5

When good dogs go bad! (02/22/12) 6

Meet Mama Gator! (02/14/12) 4

Dragons do exist! (02/05/12) 14

Escaping the Sunshine State with my life (01/30/12) 6

Has she found the Fountain of Youth? (01/29/12) 3

Up Close and Impersonal with Newt (01/27/12) 8

Eatin' with the chickens! (01/22/12) 10

Former exchange student returns after 17 years (01/13/12) 1

Manatee Mania (01/09/12) 3

Rosie the Riveter (01/01/12) 1

There oughta be a law.... (12/28/11) 1

Steering Madeline through the 21st Century (12/19/11) 3

A home for the homeless (12/10/11) 5

Oh, yeah? We invented "Green," young man! (12/04/11) 5

20 Adult Truths (12/01/11) 2

The Military Brotherhood (11/30/11) 1

Down memory lane: Baby turkeys (11/26/11) 2

Who stole my hub caps??? (11/15/11) 7

Why do men spit??? (11/04/11) 5

Do you remember "Sneakernet"? (10/25/11) 7

Goodbye, Summer! (10/18/11) 3

Cell phones: Can't live without 'em! (10/16/11) 3

The dog ate my homework! (10/10/11) 3

Depressing thoughts on a beautiful day (10/06/11) 5

Crowley's Ridge Black Powder Club (10/04/11) 4

Persimmon Power! (09/27/11) 4

Facebook Hoax fools my friends! (09/26/11) 1

Bird warnings (09/22/11)

Bernie band tours local parades (09/20/11) 3

Bye Bye Birdie! (09/15/11) 3

Oh, the joy of living in the hills! (09/13/11) 8

Good clean church humor (09/04/11) 4

Another school dream (09/01/11) 3

Where is the Block Hole? (08/29/11) 2

Unexpected joys of growing old (08/22/11) 6

Dragonfly Days (08/20/11) 7

Grandma Diaries: What the heck is soccer?? (08/17/11) 6

The Grandma Diaries (08/13/11) 4

Families share memories on Facebook (08/09/11) 7

Ever see clouds like these?? (08/04/11) 4

My Raccoon Experience (08/02/11) 4

Not another armadillo! (07/26/11) 4

Bloomfield Road Massacre (07/25/11) 7

Abandoned stuff seen on the road (07/14/11) 2

Where is Friendship? (07/12/11) 6

Longest car in the World! (07/11/11) 3

Car shopping in cantaloupe country (07/09/11) 3

Wine country (07/06/11) 3

Red, white and blue! (07/03/11) 4

Small town surprises (07/02/11) 1

Reviving the Past (06/30/11) 3

Traveling the Avenue of the Saints (06/22/11)

Madeline gets new eyes: Update (06/03/11) 8

No 100-Mile Madness for me! (05/14/11) 5

Happy Mother's Day! (05/08/11) 1

Mother Nature--What are you thinking? (05/02/11) 2

Water woes (04/28/11) 9

Thank you, Semo Electric! (04/23/11) 2

Mystery plant (04/21/11) 2

See you at the races! (04/18/11) 2

On the Road to the Races (04/07/11) 5

Where is (was) Tilman, Missouri? (04/03/11) 3

Welcome to Goobertown (03/31/11) 4

On the Road Oddities: Part 2 (03/29/11) 13

Oddities on the Road (03/27/11) 3

Return to Pack Rat Alley (03/21/11) 3

Advance train station: Forgotten history? (03/14/11) 8

Is the Eastern cougar really extinct? (03/08/11) 4

When is an eyesore more than an eyesore? (03/08/11) 7

Quirky cafe is Captiva Island favorite (02/27/11) 3

Everglades Post Office is smallest in U,S. (02/22/11) 2

Alligator burgers: Do they really taste like chicken? (02/21/11) 3

A brief taste of island life (02/19/11)

Air Boat Ride (02/16/11) 2

On the Road again (02/15/11) 5

Milestones along the road of Life (02/11/11) 5

Huck Finn hits the skids (01/20/11) 15

Living on the Edge of Civilization (01/17/11) 6

Biggest Flea Market in Pollard, Arkansas (01/13/11) 6

Shoe pole madness (01/06/11) 8

Shelter (12/10/10) 11

My vision on Highway 60 (12/04/10) 3

Remembering the days of the drive-in theater (11/24/10) 21

Is there such a thing as "hunting ethics"? (11/16/10) 11

Living on the fringe (11/08/10) 11

Class of '60 hangs on another year! (10/26/10) 2

Prince of Cats survives Tillman Outback (10/09/10) 9

Another friend gone (09/18/10) 8

So? I wanted a pony first! (09/03/10) 8

Do you recognize this plant? (08/24/10) 9

Barbie never dies (07/06/10) 16

My Life with Tasmanian Devil Bees (06/03/10) 5

Days of wine and roses (05/16/10) 7

Growing up Country: Part III - Goat Tales (05/10/10) 14

Growing up Country: Part II (05/06/10) 10

Growing up Country (04/25/10) 23

Goin' phishing! (04/15/10) 2

You can't trust your own eyes! (04/12/10) 5

Don't trust your mouse! (04/06/10) 9

Digging up history (03/27/10) 15

Early medicine in North Stoddard County (03/16/10) 10

What a day for a bike ride! (03/09/10) 3

Who killed Meriwether Lewis? (02/27/10) 9

Traveling Highway 25 (02/20/10) 4

Welcome to the 21st Century! (02/17/10) 11

Where are you, Marshall Dillon? (02/12/10) 17

Studying the old Bloomfield Road (01/29/10) 14

Do you Facebook? (01/18/10) 36

What happens when you dilly-dally with Mother Nature? (01/12/10) 3

A Tillman Mystery (01/10/10) 4

Slow down and save a scenic road (12/21/09) 14

Traveling the back roads with Doc, Bill, and Bob (12/18/09) 8

Watch out for Yahoo email scam (12/15/09) 3

Don't forget your birds! (12/14/09) 1

Scammers work overtime during holidays (12/08/09) 7

notes from memphis on my mini (12/07/09) 11

Surviving hunting season (11/22/09) 5

Leggo my Eggo! (11/19/09) 7

The Siren Song of Technology (11/17/09) 6

Bucky grows up...and up...and up! (11/10/09) 8

When good houses go bad (11/04/09) 27

Colin Powell speaks in Springfield (10/28/09) 3

Where is our common sense? (10/19/09) 26

Some hummers still in area (10/10/09) 3

Traveling the Back Roads (10/06/09) 6

Can you identify this tree? (09/27/09) 8

Monday morning musings (09/25/09) 5

The Tale of Mr. Sweet Potato Head (09/23/09) 3

"Happy Days" Part 2: The CAR! (09/13/09) 38

The Return of Laverne and Shirley! (09/11/09) 19

Gotta love a small town parade! (09/08/09) 25

Kids say the Darndest Things! (09/03/09) 3

Civil War interests Stoddard Countians (08/19/09) 10

Tiny Vampires of the Night (08/19/09) 3

Another "Men are from Mars" moment (08/10/09) 27

Book published in 1948 continues to be relevant (08/05/09) 16

Internet lets unwelcome visitors into my home (07/28/09) 7

Lessons from the Cat (07/23/09) 11

Remembering the Moon Walk (07/19/09) 16

Can't we just take a pill? (07/14/09) 16

French tourists labeled "rude" (07/11/09) 19

Cuppa Joe? (07/07/09) 13

Michael Jackson scams - Already?? (06/30/09) 11

Yellow cat Renovation Project #1 (06/25/09) 9

Thoughts on Father's Day (06/21/09) 6

The "Big Switch" (06/18/09) 13

Best laid plans of Mice and Men... (06/16/09) 4

On the road again (06/08/09) 5

Breaking a dry spell (05/27/09) 5

As good as it gets (05/11/09) 12

Life in the Twilight Zone (05/07/09) 11

Another email scam (05/04/09) 9

Stuck in the Middle! (04/22/09) 14

Killer wisteria! (04/19/09) 24

Crying the New Puppy Blues (04/15/09) 12

Monkeying around (04/02/09) 14

Understanding Engineers 101 (03/26/09) 10

Another adventure in Memphis (03/21/09) 22

Dear Uncle Peter in Benin (03/19/09) 39

Mystery solved! (03/12/09) 11

Can you solve this mystery? (03/01/09) 30

Historic bridges of Missouri (02/24/09) 46

Favorite Getaways! (02/18/09) 48

The "r" mystery (02/08/09) 62

Thank you, Semo Electric! (02/04/09) 6

Got power? (02/01/09) 72

Old thinking for a new year (01/23/09) 18

History in the making (01/20/09) 62

Mensa Word Originals (01/13/09) 32

2008 Banished Word List (01/02/09) 74

Life in a Small Town (12/16/08) 54

Looking back at the Great Depression (12/08/08) 107

Obama's grammar stirs controversy (11/21/08) 109

Big Brother's Catch 22 (11/16/08) 23

Treadmill Trauma (11/16/08) 14

Everything old is new again! (11/11/08) 7

My Life with a cat burglar (11/08/08) 6

Never thought I'd do this again! (10/31/08) 9

Dancing with the Stars! (10/29/08) 3

Traveling the back roads of Stoddard County (10/26/08) 19

Local women protest Minnie O'Pausal's imprisonment (10/17/08) 42

Cranky old English teacher pet peeves (10/15/08) 46

Here we go again! (10/07/08) 98

Who won??? (10/02/08) 47

Van Buren Get-Away (10/02/08) 9

Palin Mania wearing thin? (09/28/08) 37

Goodbye, Hummers! (09/25/08) 21

Looking back to 1917 (09/23/08) 25

Palin: Pit Bull or Victim? (09/17/08) 88

Palin Portfolio: Hot or Not? (09/11/08) 13

The Palin Portfolio: Take 2 (09/10/08) 11

Miss Alaska 1984? (09/09/08) 5

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (09/07/08) 20

Care for a scorpion on a stick? (08/26/08) 26

A Little Help from my Friends (08/23/08) 20

Patsy the House Goat (08/18/08) 30

Blue Skies for the Olympics (08/08/08) 44

The Goat Chronicles: A Difference of Opinion (08/03/08) 24

The Goat Chronicles (07/31/08) 6

Conspiracy theories keep journalist awake at night (07/31/08) 29

Mother was right -- again!! (07/29/08) 18

Blackberry summer (07/23/08) 24

The Cinderella Syndrome (07/21/08) 14

Tomato Tragedy (07/19/08) 47

Famous mental hospital to be torn down (07/17/08) 16

Did the New Yorker go too far? (07/14/08) 38

More problems for Obama? (07/10/08) 67

When complaints fall on deaf ears (07/02/08) 13

"Gas Tax Holiday:" Good idea? (07/01/08) 19

Hula Hoop turns 50 (06/28/08) 15

Time traveling in Old St. Charles (06/24/08) 6

A unique look back at the gas issue (06/17/08) 43

Greasy kid stuff? (06/13/08) 9

Breaking news: Grey Panthers kidnap noted journalist (06/10/08) 9

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! (06/03/08) 13

Honeysuckle Summer (06/01/08) 10

Holy MoDot! Have you been to Van Buren lately? (05/27/08) 21

Okay, where do we complain? (05/20/08) 38

Email Idiocy (05/17/08) 10

Gas stories from the Past (05/14/08) 12

Mother's Day Memories (05/11/08) 13

Bad TV Night (05/07/08) 20

Birdwatching 101 (05/04/08) 29

What a difference 10 years makes... (04/30/08) 20

Page 2 - the rest of the story (04/29/08) 8

Ah, Spring! Where have you been? (04/24/08) 25

Did you feel it? (04/18/08) 11

Thoughts at 3 a.m. (04/02/08) 18

Another levee breaks (03/22/08) 9

Dinosaur Day (03/15/08) 23

More Memories (03/11/08) 16

Memphis Blues (03/04/08) 81

What is your Real Age? (02/22/08) 5

ICE bound! (02/12/08) 12

Alaska memories: Nome (01/27/08) 9

Is winter a "man thing"? (01/22/08) 11

When is an improvement not an improvement? (01/14/08) 11

Plot or not? (01/05/08) 18

Tupperware Trauma (12/25/07) 31

Bush goat meets bush hog (12/12/07) 8

Closet Cleaning 101 (11/28/07) 17

The Widow's Goat Guard (11/20/07) 15

Life in a Small Town (11/11/07) 18

Gas Depression Blues (11/07/07) 23

The Great Halloween Hoax (10/28/07) 9

English with the bark on it (10/24/07) 12

Bloom where you're planted! (10/21/07) 19

Life on the Funny Farm (10/02/07) 8

Have you seen Big Springs lately? (09/26/07) 19

The Kudzu Caper (09/20/07) 17

The Vine that ate the South (09/08/07) 24

Snakes Alive!! (08/29/07) 14

My Jungle Adventure, Missouri style (08/27/07) 15

The Catalog Conspiracy (08/22/07) 13

What's in a name? (08/19/07) 12

Places I'd rather be....... (08/16/07) 22

There and back: A Blogger's Tale (08/13/07) 18

Heat rage! (08/08/07) 21

He Man meets Inspector Gadget (08/05/07) 8

Mastiffs thought to have killed caretaker (08/04/07) 6

Life is too short (08/03/07) 8

Mystery creature prowls Advance (07/31/07) 17

How do we choose a mate? (07/29/07) 13

Do cats have a sixth sense? (07/27/07) 12

Essex pups up for adoption (07/26/07) 2

Cruel isn't Cool: Illegal dogfighting is still around (07/22/07) 13

Essex pups to be at Petco this Sunday (07/18/07) 10

From Fairbanks to Advance: How did it happen? (07/18/07) 7

Blog on! (07/16/07) 6

Cell phone Mania (07/14/07) 9

Who lives in Avert? (07/12/07) 9

From Madeline (07/11/07) 5

Are there mountain lions in Advance? (07/07/07) 10

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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at advancensc@sbcglobal.net or by phone at 573-722-5322.
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