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Local News / Re: Online Traffic Crash Reports
« on: April 16, 2012, 01:17:18 PM »
I had a conversation with Rep Day last fall about Hwy 28. He promised that he would place guard rails going up the bluff, just north of veterans bridge and check into all of the accidents. I also spoke to JB about the high rate of speed that motorist travel in the straight away on Hwy 28.  He gave the reason of lack of man power as to why they can't help.  So i went to Hwy Patrol.  Their is an officer that sits at the bridge and follows women home late at night to make sure they are safe. My neighbor gets her escort at approx 1am several times a week. He does this because of the drug dealings that go on down the gravel road and under the bridge. It just isn't safe there.  But as far as anyone patrolling or putting a stop to all of this road madness, it just doesn't happen.  I ask, how many more people have to die before someone has the balls to enforce the speed limit between DogPatch and PP Hwy? Look at how many have already died these past few months. Their is a definate increase in the number of fatalies last year compared to what their were in 2010. This stretch of road is down right dangerous. Their is a dirt bike that travels that stretch every late afternoon. He drives like a bat outta hell and has yet to be stopped. It is a game to him. No liscense, no plates, just runs hwy 28 like he owns it.

I've had one for a years now and I like mine.  One thing that i do that may help others tho.  After i am done doing laundry, i run the rinse n spin cycle.  After that is done, i wipe out the front of the machine (where the glass is) and also the seal, between the glass and the inside.  I also leave the door open after using, so that it can completely dry and air out inside.  If someone has a moldy or musty smell to their machine, their are cleaning products especially for front loaders.  But a half cup of vinegar does the same thing. Then run the rinse cycle.
Also, if you remove the back panel, you will see a drum.  I read that sometimes the drum needs to be cleaned of hair or gunky soap buildup. Especially if you have pets.  I've had my machine for quite a few years now and have never had a problem. But like i stated, i wipe it out and leave the door open in between washings. Hope this helps :)

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: December 15, 2011, 02:33:53 PM »
You are absolutely right!  If only others would realize that their is a snowball effect to ones actions.

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: December 03, 2011, 11:18:50 PM »
As a neighbor to Indian Joe,  I wish you would remember his kids and not remind them of their bad memories.  They have had a tough life.
If they are indeed kids, then their computer activity should be monitored by an adult and they shouldn't see any of this.  I'm sure they have had it hard after what their father did.  Especially by other kids. But I have no mercy for what their father did to Tommy and the others.  I was there when the Stewart family was told that Tommy was shot 8 times in the back and once in the head by Alis Ben Johns aka Indian Joe. I do know that his IQ was tested prior to trial and he was eventually found competent to stand trial.  Their was a long delay in his trial date because of this.  I know that it was appealed and yet another IQ analysis was done. A colostomy bears no relevance in death row vs. life.  Their are death row inmates with cancer, asthma and other diseases and special needs that are still right where the judge put them.

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:21:01 PM »
Indian Joe was the nickname that was given to him as a child by his family and also reported then on the news. This was because he often preferred to live his life, equivalent to how the Native Americans did. 

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: November 30, 2011, 11:00:51 PM »
And lets not forget to always, ALWAYS tell your loved one that you love them before they walk out the door!
Let's not be so quick to make an issue over flowers and such being placed at the accident scene right now.  This is still fresh in people's minds.  It will all be removed in time. Small crosses at the roadside are not distracting to the driver.  But the large white cross sure is.  One can't help but take their eyes off the road for a second to look at it for the first time.
To answer the question that was asked of me about who is Indian Joe? Most of us who have been here for years know who he is and the fear he caused. He is the man who murdered Tommy (JJ's uncle), along with two elderly couples.  He roamed this area for months as a wanted man, broke into homes quite a while before finally being caught and convicted. Indian Joe was his nickname.
Maynard, to respond to you.  The Dixon Pilot will gladly mail you that edition of the newspaper and while you have them on the phone ask them to help you find their newspaper online. It is there. You might have to shuck out .50 for the actual paper. Casenet is not going to have the death certificates posted. You'll have to spend a few minutes and look at other sites if it is that important to you.

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: November 29, 2011, 12:29:03 AM »
Like i said before, we have been long time friends of the Stewart family and all 3 of these families are suffering a kind of pain that no one can imagine unless they have lost a child of their own.  The general rule of thumb is that parents are suppose to out live their children.  I've known all of the Stewart kids since they were babies and watched them grow, while considering our families long time friends.  We were there the night that Tommy was killed by Indian Joe. Like Carpenter, we also have kids that went to school with all 3 of them.  I received an email from one of the classmates, who moved to IL and just found out his 3 buddies were now gone.
Maynard, the article of the accident is in last weeks issue of the Dixon Pilot. Also JJ's obit if you are interested.  If you do some research, the death certificates are also online. Before you ask, the answer is NO.  I wouldn't post the link without the parents permission, even tho if i can find it, anyone can.  Maynard, did you stop and think that maybe you actually WERE talking to close friends of the family when you were talking with Carpenter?  Some families don't just stop talking about it and sweep it under the rug like it isn't there.  Carpenter is absolutely right and is within bounds to find it offensive.  That may be the way you deal with it, but others may not.  Friends, family and members of church keep their memories alive, find closure and heal by talking, crying, offering acts of kindness and praying for their loved ones.
The facts are that The Shackleford vehicle was traveling at a VERY high rate of speed and crossed into the lane in which JJ was driving.  3 families lives will never be the same because of one driver who never should have been behind the wheel to begin with.  Im sure his family will forever feel the guilt of their son taking two other individuals lives.  He was a good kid, a decent young man, who was getting his education. But on that night, unfortunately, he made a fatal decision.

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: November 27, 2011, 03:21:47 PM »
Please mark don't post any other pictures, if you were in the families position and this was katherine you wouldn't want pictures all over the internet...  so please dont post any others
Probie, i understand where you are coming from.  It is terrible. But this is not the only website where pictures are posted, where family and friends can see. We are long time friends of the Stewart family. I myself, have seen three other photos on another website and photos from our own camera, taken while we were there. Perhaps by showing this picture to a parents teenager or even a reminder to adults, can also be used as a learning tool or reminder. It could just save his/her life! This paticular stretch of hwy goes unpatrolled far too often and we see vehicles traveling at high rates of speed on the straight away, passing in no passing zones, pulling out in front of someone, etc... The only way to stop it, is to stop the drivers doing it. Their have been several deaths this year in this stretch of hwy. The neighbor on the southside of the Gashopper refuses to trim back his/her bushes and trees so people can see oncoming traffic. Customers have two options. Listen for oncoming traffic traveling northbound or just guess and gun it. I can't even count how many accidents their were this past summer there alone.

Local News / Re: 3 die in Dixon crash..
« on: November 19, 2011, 11:17:34 PM »
We live by the scene of this accident. This is one of the worst accidents that i have ever seen.  My heart goes out to the families of all of them.  JJ's family has already suffered through so much unexpected loss already.  Their holidays will never be the same.

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:55:42 PM »
Im jumping in here a little late in the conversation, but i do have a question that i think some people may want to know but just don't ask.  If we are so short on officers to patrol our county, then why is it that we see all of them race to an accident, where the individuals involved are either being taken away by ambulance or are standing at the side of the roadway, waiting for help to arrive?  Does it really take all of these officers to respond to one call?  I am not talking about a fugitive or someone who is fleeing.  For ex: we heard 7 sirens go by our house for a one vehicle accident, one individual (according to the scanner).  Why do so many race like a bat out of heck to respond for what seems to be something that doesn't require so much muscle? Especially when first responders race to the scene themselves.  And might i add, some of them are down right dangerous on the road when they are going to the scene.  I am sure their is a logical reason for my question.  If someone can respond, they may be able to answer this for a lot of us.

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Are you ready for a hard winter?
« on: September 27, 2011, 11:55:06 AM »
You are right IG. I was associating the pink with the television weather.  My mistake.
 I have also heard that same theory about the woolly worms as well.  I have also heard that the darker they are, the harder the winter.  Also, when livestock lay down or huddle under a tree, bad weather (winter or summer) is approaching.  Their are several of these types of old stories that carry on throughout the years.
Does anyone know what year the ice storm was?  I want to research the Farmers Almanac for that year but can't remember exactly how many years ago that was.

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Are you ready for a hard winter?
« on: September 26, 2011, 12:01:45 AM »
Did you notice that Missouri is in Pink?  Doesn't that color represent ice?

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Are you ready for a hard winter?
« on: September 26, 2011, 12:00:36 AM »
2011-2012  Farmers Almanac Winter Weather Prediction

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: July 30, 2011, 10:15:18 PM »

  Deputy Travis Shaffer is the correct name.  Several of the deputies have bought their own GPS system for their patrol cars. It is on my list of equipment to get but I had a few other things in front of that item. Was theis the foot chase by Hunters Point? They bagged one nice guy with two felony charges and I had a prelim on him set for 9am the next morning. He was in jail so he was not late for his prelim. And as usual Kevin won the hearing and he was bound over to circuit court.


This was the one out off Hwy 28 N, near the old Point Restraunt.  Two men were stealing steel and other items used to manufacture equipment trailers, along with a neighbors personal items. Even the poor guys central air unit and two aluminum doors right off his house were stolen. When i called the Sheriff's Dept, your officers stopped the truck a short distance from the location where the larceny took place. One man fled on foot into the woods and had a long rap sheet, the other was smart enough to stay in the vehicle. They told your officer "uhh, we were collecting scrap metal". They had been here before. This time, we were ready and waiting for them! lol

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:17:51 PM »
You are definitely short staffed JB, but i give you and your officers a round of applause, especially officer Shaeffer (sp)?. The quick response from the Dept stopped, chased through the woods and hauled off to jail, two creeps that were caught involving us in a larceny case.  From the time that i called dispatch for help, it took no time at all before the vehicle they were in was stopped.  Officer Shaeffer helped save the day for us!  So i say Thank you from everyone here!  Ohh, JB, i also told Officer Shaeffer that i would mention to you the need for GPS in the vehicles.  It would save valuable time for officers.  I know, i know, but i promised him that i would mention it to you (giggle)

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: ROLL CALL!!!
« on: July 24, 2011, 03:03:03 PM »
Still alive and kicking :)

I would like to know who would put in this childs mind, at such a young age, that her name should be changed when she is 18? A child so young, shouldn't even be told those kind of things!  It sounds to me that an angry relative over loaded his/her mouth and brought the child into an adult situation that she didnt need to be in and convinced her to think that she should not be proud of who she is, as a whole.  Anger and hate will come back and bite them, either through the court or through the child herself.  Changing her name doesn't change her blood.  It is part of who she is and she should be proud of that.  Even if bitter relatives are not.

 What an ignorant statement for sure! How would a 10 year old even know that changing her last name can be done, had it not have been for outside influence?  Sounds to me like someone is working overtime on coaching her and filling her head full of stuff that a 10 yr old shouldn't even have to worry about.  A judge won't like that at all! He/She will come down on a parent who interferes in a heartbeat!  That parent needs to take parenting classes.  A 10 yr old certainly doesn't come up to a parent and say that sort of thing.  No matter how mature she is for her age.  The only thing that she needs to know right now, is that BOTH parents love her.  They are doing nothing but hurting this child and she will resent the heck out of anyone who interfered in a loving relationship with both parents in the end.  She is old enough to know who both parents are.  When she grows up, she won't need approval.  Jeez, this is sick!   

It would be too late if he was printing them off as fast as they were being posted.  That is what i would do anyway. Tammie, You may feel good at the time you say it. You may even think you are proving your point.  But in the end, it will come back and bite you in the butt every time.  You need to leave them be.  Let them be a family and be supportive, but leave it up to the two parents to figure out a peaceful custody agreement.  It isn't your battle.  Have you heard the saying "The more hands that stir a pot, the messier it becomes."

 If it was me that someone was talking like that about, i would make copies of these posts from the family/friends of the mother and show them to my attorney, to put in front of the judge.  This also boarderlines online harassment.  If they are doing it here, it leaves us to wonder where else they are talking about the father like this?  These friends and family members of the mother need to realize, that one day, this little girl is going to grow up and read these posts for herself.     

Many fathers who pay court ordered child support prefer it that way.  By paying under order of the court, this leaves them a paper trail, should the mother ever come back and decide to deny ever receiving payment.  Such as this case. These past two pages have been nothing but throwing accusations at each other and he said/she said sort of thing.  The father is constantly defending himself to you two!  Why not say "thank you for taking her, loving her and providing for her while her mother is away, so she didn't end up in a strangers foster home"?  This is between the parents.  The rest of the family members should remain supportive but stay out of it.  You are only making matters worse for the child.
If more people acted like parents and used home discipline measures rather than having the school, cops or juvenile detention centers do it for them, this would be a kinder and more respectable world than what it is today.  You don't have to beat the crap out of a child with a belt by any means, but a child needs to learn consequences for negative behavior and it starts at home!

No, not anymore.  Sorry.  I read this days ago and for my own personal needs, I felt no reason to save it. 

Hey, i only read it.  I didn't write it!  I found it on Facebook. 

OF COURSE that isn't all i got out of it!!  You asked if anyone had any questions and i asked.  Nothing wrong with that.  If you stood before the courts and division of family services as an advocate for this child, then good for you!!  If adults would act like adults when they choose to lay down and create a baby, then this conversation wouldn't be an issue right now and both parents would be showing her the love and sense of security that she needs right now.  I saw posts on another website from the father of this child.  His statements are far different than the ones we are reading on behalf of the mothers.   My point, is that their are two sides to every story.  No one is out to bash or look down their noses at the mother.  We are all just interested in understanding why she chose to do what she did and what drove her to take the daughter and run?

 If you thought that the child needed a child advocate, then why didn't you step up to the plate and become a child advocate for her yourself?  You can't get mad at the system if you did nothing to try to help the situation yourself.

This mother did wrong and needs to be held accountable for her actions.  Defending the choice to take the child and run,  is based upon personal emotion. In this case, not necessarily good common sense.  The father is the father.  He also has rights. Like it or not.  Whether he is a good or bad father is up to the court to decide. It is not up to the mother or anyone else to take the law into their own hands.  She did, she made a wrong decision and it cost her not only her daughter, but her freedom as well.  It is okay for the family to love her and stand behind her.  That is what families do.  But It isn't okay for the family to make excuses or to justify her behavior.  It also isn't okay to harass, key vehicles etc... to the father, just to seek revenge.  Settle down for the little girls sake and let the little girl know how much she is loved.  Forget the hate, forget the emotional uproar. It is the CHILD who is the victim here.  Not the mother, not the father. 

I don't see where anyone is "bashing" or deliberately trying to hurt her with these comments.  We are all just trying to understand what happened because we are compassionate human beings when it comes to the well being of a child.

It is clear to me that the reaction to defending her is based on emotion.  That is completely normal for a loved one to react like that.  However, lets not forget that the true victim here is the child.  Pete is right! The child is being torn and used as a pawn between the parents in order to hurt the other.  It is the harsh truth.  The child is going to remember how hate and bad choices between the parents affected her life.  My question is that how can two parents, who are suppose to love the child unconditionally, make a conscious decision to hurt the very one that the child loves? She is going to remember this and the parent who separates that child from the other parent, is going to be the one who she resents in the end.  The child needs an advocate and support from her family, not excuses or justification for her mothers behavior.

It is sad for certain.  She isn't stupid.  But the choices she made for her and her child were.  It is best to go through the legal system, no matter how right one may think they are.

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: ROLL CALL!!!
« on: May 11, 2011, 10:43:53 PM »
Im here!!

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