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My prediction is Bill Anderson will win by over 60 percent of the vote over JT Roberts in the primary. I would not be surprised to see a 70 percent margin of victory for Bill.

Knowing that facts as we all do, who do you believe?

Here is JB Kings Response.

The article contains several incorrect statements of fact. The highest budget for any Pulaski County Sheriff was for Sheriff J. T. Roberts in 2004. That year the Sheriff's actual expense was $1,438,689.00. Source the Pulaski County Clerks Office. The seizure of a meth lab was required to be reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol as they were tasked with keeping the statewide stats for the meth labs. The highest year reported for Pulaski County was 2002 with 47 labs. Next was the year 2003 with 44 labs. Next was 2004 with 22 labs. If we would have had 85 to 115 labs reported per year our Drug grants may not have stopped at the end of 2004. We just might have been granted a new round of anti-drug funding. Source of information on the meth lab stats, the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
The manpower issue, during the civil suit filed by Sheriff Roberts against Pulaski County and the MSHP and the 911 telephone board an argument between JT's lawyers and the county's lawyers revolved around the issue of did the county have 22 or 23 Deputies. The sheriff's department has a total of 31 employees and not all of them are deputies. I have a copy of the letter if anyone would like to see said letter. And last but not least I have never had a yearly budget of $1.6 million. If you doubt my word drop by the County Clerk's office and check. They are public records.

Local News / What JT Roberts was quoted in the Daily Guide as saying.
« on: July 11, 2008, 06:32:55 AM »
JT Roberts Comment
Roberts said he was an aggressive sheriff and was finding 80 to 115 meth labs per year. Fighting drugs leads to fighting other crime, he said, since many burglaries are drug-related.

“Right now the budget for the county, from the paper and from what J.B. says, he is so short-funded and short-manned. The crime rate is so high. What’s your alternative plan for that?” French asked.
Roberts said his past service as sheriff gives him what he needs to do the job.
“Based on my experience and all, I can go right into the job and go to work,” Roberts said. “I had 11 deputies. According to J.B.’s own article, he has 31. The largest budget I ever had was $800,000 and his is $1.6 million now. As far as I can see, there are some areas I can make some reductions without hurting the service to the community and I can work within the budget that the commission allows me.”

County Government Opinion / Re: Sheriff's race
« on: July 11, 2008, 05:03:20 AM »
The poll for sheriff on the main page of this site has very different results than the one at the top of this thread.. Seems Bill is doing quite well..
Hey Terry! Wouldn't hurt if you added your name to your posts, not everyone knows who Elbow Inn is..

County Government Opinion / Re: Ransdell thinks, no he dosen't
« on: July 11, 2008, 03:38:44 AM »
Thought it was Ransdull..


« on: July 10, 2008, 03:29:29 PM »
WASHINGTON - In a vulgar tirade caught on tape by Fox News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he wanted to "cut his [Barack Obama's] nuts out" and he accused the fellow Chicagoan of "talking down to black folks" by giving moral lectures to African-Americans, source said Jackson's shocking quotes were picked up by a hot mic before an interview on health care in Fox's Chicago studio last Sunday

True, Digital will be chatting with me and say, "I am bored, I think I will go and shake up the folks on the board for a few.."
I met DN face to face and contrary to what some might think, he isn't a two headed beast with 666 tattooed on his forehead.  I think he is a very intelligent person who loves to rattle your chains.  We enjoyed a short conversation and even had a laugh or two.  Nothing terrible happened to me from being in his presence.

Funny part is every time he does pick up the chain and rattle it, some of you all bark..  Its been so funny to sit back and watch some of you try and make someone believe.  It will never happen.  Never.  The Bible even speaks to it.  Hebrews 6  Speaking to those who believe but the principle is there.

I wrote about it earlier in this very thread.  Trying to prove the existence of God and the authority of His Word to those who don't believe is a futile exercise.

You can, however, put out the facts and let others make their own decisions.  When theirs don't line up with yours, it doesn't mean either is always wrong, only more dialog needs to take place.  Try to come to an understanding, and then seek to find out where a person is coming from.

Build witnessing relationships.  Key word is relationships.  Spend time trying to understand a person.  Don't just jump out and holler you're wrong so you're dumb, and you don't know what I know so you're bad, blah dee blah dee blah.  Then whine to anyone who will listen "I don't know why them dumb ole atheists won't believe..."

Anyway that's my two pennies worth.  I'm going to bed.  I work overnight now, and am pooped.  So off to bed I go.


Restaurant Opinion / Re: McDonalds(again)
« on: July 10, 2008, 04:55:31 AM »
I was just thinking Monday what a tight ship I have seen at St. Robert McDonalds lately.. It all boils down to finding quality help. The morning drive through people are really good.. I hate it that I love their breakfast menu so much.. I miss the steak for breakfast, I didn't get it with the bagel, rather I had them put it on the biscuit.. Pease dave I saw you sign in tonight, please bring it back..

Can you explain how it was possible for them to be in the red? Did they borrow money?

Rick, I don't know. When Dennis and I went in the dept. was in the red, I think 400,000. We made up our minds to pay off the debt and balance it...which we did in just two years. It was tough, but we did it. Then we began to systematically upgrade trucks and graders. Many of the trucks were dangerous. One salt truck had no brakes. We actually did great improvements to road & bridge dept. Dennis and I compromised well, him a hardheaded ole Republican, and me a hardheaded ole (conservative) Democrat, hahahaha.

Lies, all lies..

He was lucky that was the only speeding ticket he got on the trip. lol

Had a great time at the Lepard family reunion, but I learned my grandfathers real dads last name was Bradley.. Long story, but I learned I come from the Bradley family near New Albany.. AND I got a speeding ticket following my cousins wife, trying to keep up with her so I wouldn't get lost.. She felt bad, and I rubbed it in..

Well Rick, I am running on memory here, and that could be scary:-)  Hope you had a good time in Pontotoc, I used to go through Tupelo, New Albany and Holly Springs all the time.

Thanks.. That's common sense.. I guess my point is, someone was was saying he should have had the money divided unevenly to reflect the differences in miles of roads, and Farnham didn't drop the ball by not negotiating these terms beforehand did he?

Rick, sure can. The commissioners can work it out. Example, lets say the Eastern dist. commissioner has a big project and the Western is in pretty good shape. You could use more on one side. Dennis and I always worked that out well. Sometimes I might use more gravel than he because of conditions, higher travel, etc. He would understand and then next year he might have a road in bad shape. He might need a new truck this year, me the next. It worked well for us. It is legal and just good common sense.

Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: Club Oasis
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:54:11 PM »
Off Limits has been removed.

JB, I would be glad to donate my time and expertise to assist you in this same endeavor in this area, if you so wish.. I know where to go to make this happen for you, and help protect the local children.

        For the record my Detective unit assisted Jasper County with this case.

Carefull Ransdall might say you are bashing the military..

Local News / Pulaski County Collector’s June 2008 Quarterly Report
« on: July 07, 2008, 01:45:56 PM »
By By Terri L. Mitchell, Pulaski County Collector
The year is rapidly progressing and there are events and questions we thought would be of interest to you, the taxpayer. 
First of all, I am pleased to report that our collection rate has continued to improve; we have collected approximately 97 percent of the delinquent taxes owed to our county.  Throughout the year we have streamlined our office’s ability to serve the county and its taxpayers by implementing numerous changes and updates in office procedures and equipment, and we believe these changes have assisted us in this high collection rate. 
Changes include the following: creating the web site (; opening a third window at the counter; using the personal property receipt as proof of payment; installing Merchant’s License software; and most recently, installing a land tax sale software program. This most recent addition will provide tax sale participants greater efficiency in service and sale documentation.In our effort to eliminate errors and fraud, we started using the computer-generated personal property receipt as proof of payment. This also increased personal property tax revenue collected for the county. 

2008 Land Tax Sale
Once the tax season was over, we began fielding numerous questions concerning the 2008 Land Tax Sale to be held Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at 10 a.m. This annual sale is held the fourth Monday in August in every county in the state, as mandated by Missouri State Statutes. Our August article will provide detailed information concerning the sale, and the first published list will appear in the Daily Guide beginning July 18, with updated lists running each of the next three Fridays. The web site will also provide a link to the daily updated list until the sale date. 
In light of current national news, we have had many inquiries concerning the sale of “foreclosed” properties. The purpose of the Land Tax Sale is to pay delinquent real estate taxes only and has nothing to do with the delinquency of mortgage payments and the sale of property due to nonpayment of mortgage payments.
Neither does the collector’s office have information from banks, mortgage companies, or attorneys representing financial entities concerning the dates and locations of the sale of foreclosed properties. That information is published in the legal sections of local newspapers but is not provided to us.   

Recently Retired Military Personnel and County Tax Responsibility
If you are retiring from military service and plan to continue living in Pulaski County, this paragraph will provide you with valuable information, especially if your home of record during active duty was another state. 
Every county in Missouri collects personal property tax every year on vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, ATVs, and livestock. This tax is separate from real estate tax or sales tax paid on a recently purchased vehicle.  If your home of record is Pulaski County, Missouri, you are accustomed to filling out the assessment form in January-March and receiving the statement that follows in November. 
If your home of record during your active duty service was another state, you will not be in the system and will not receive an assessment form or statement. This does not exempt you from tax responsibility, late fees and/or penalties that may be incurred. In order to prevent late fees and penalties, you must visit the assessor’s office to let them know your current address and, depending on the date of your retirement, any personal property you own. This ensures your presence in the system so you will receive an assessment form when they are mailed in January. 
Your county taxes are always based on where you lived and what you owned Jan. 1 of the tax year.  The statements are mailed the first week in November of the tax year and can be paid without penalty by Dec. 31 of the same year. 
All military personnel who own real estate in Pulaski County must pay county real estate taxes every year, regardless of location as established by the home of record. This statement should arrive with your personal property tax statement, unless your county real estate taxes are paid by an escrow account through your mortgage company. 
We advise you to call our office in mid to late December to see if your real estate taxes have been paid. Penalties are incurred after Dec. 31 of each tax year on both real estate and personal property taxes.   
It is our desire to keep you informed and aware of tax procedures, laws and updates in our county and state. If you have questions at any time, do not hesitate to call us at 774-4711.     
Contact the Pulaski County Collector at the web site or telephone number listed above, by fax at 774-4722, or by mail at:
Pulaski County Courthouse
301 Historic Rt. 66 E., Ste 110
Waynesville, MO 65583     

If that is true on the money it is news to me.. Gary can you confirm this?

DM, I believe my point about dividing the budget 50/50 got construed with the boundaries.  As I understand it the commissioners can work the road budget however they want, the boundaries are not a part of that process.  As I understand it, Farnham did agree to a 50/50 split on the road budget, boundaries were not a part of it.  As for the gravel, you may have to go past the current budget year.  He's been in office almost 4 years, not everything I mentioned happened this year.  When running for office he should defend his ENTIRE record, not just the past few months.

I am going to defend Farnham here. I know what you are saying, "Rick's defending Farnham?" Bottom line is, I tell it like I believe it to be. If I think Farnham is wrong, I say so, and if I think he's wronged, I say so.. If in my opinion Farnham had not made mistakes, then I would have never said he had made mistakes..

Farnham has no choice in the boundaries section or wether he gets half the money or not.. Gary Carmack tried to change the boundaries as they should be and failed... The boundaries should be changed because it is a fact that the Eastern District has many more miles than the Western and I do believe it to be unfair to the Eastern District..

One issue I did have with Farnham is that he promised to be a full time Commissioner,  I do not believe this promise was kept.

I'd also like to remind you all that Arnold does support the Law Enforcement Tax, and he would vote to let the taxpayers decide on it.. He told me this himself.
From Pontotoc Mississippi.. Gnite
I won't be voting for Farnham for several reasons:  1) when he ran against Gary Carmack to get the job he bashed Gary for missing some meetings, the fact that Gary was going through cancer treatments at the time didn't matter.  About six months after he was elected, Farnham has back surgery (through the medical insurance provided by the county, amazing how his back went bad just as the insurance was kicking in) and missed meetings.  So, based upon his own standard, he doesn't deserve to be reelected.  (2) In addition, on the budget, he divided the road budget 50/50 with Thornsberry.  That sounds nice, but Farnham's district has more road miles than Thornsberry so he cut us short.  The road budget should of been based on mileage in the district.  (3) Farnham has also hurt the taxpayers on some of his gravel deals.  For instance, he made a purchase for gravel from someone in Dixon at a higher rate per ton than one closer to Waynesville, the Dixon dealer charged more to haul the gravel (no surprise there since it's farther) etc.  In other words, he spent YOUR tax dollars to buy from a friend instead of saving the taxpayer dollars by buying from a competitor who had a better price.  That should be a huge red flag to JB's supporters who talk about the lack of money in the budget.  It's a different pot of money but the principle is the same.  So, even though he may be supportive of the LE tax, his other decisions have not been great and, in my humble opinion, Farnham has not earned another term.  He's looking out for a select few and not the people in his district, his efforts in Big Piney not withstanding. 

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 04:26:37 AM »
Maybe a Lepard's bbq sandwhich, I was gonna ask them if they wan to buy my sign.. LOL. Yes I did book room through my site.. Travelers would be a downgrade for me.. LOL
What do you bring home as a souvenir from Pontotoc?   Did you book that room through the board?  Are you a "Traveler" now?

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:42:08 AM »
Don't go just for that.

Ok, it's a date.  Husband is taking me to Graceland AND Tupelo (Where Elvis was born and grew up).

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:41:05 AM »
That was cool, first time I had seen it. What is it?

Glass pyramid?

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:40:35 AM »
Been to The Tupelo Shotgun shack Elvis was born in.

Ok, it's a date.  Husband is taking me to Graceland AND Tupelo (Where Elvis was born and grew up).

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:39:40 AM »
Welcome to Days Inn Pontotoc Mississippi.

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 04, 2008, 03:39:10 AM »
Like the rare jem we are..

Rick has left Graceland.

Hey Rick check this out >>>>

There sure arn't many of you guys.  :)

Pretty sure Earl will win anyhow.. by a 70 to 30 percent margin.

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 03, 2008, 04:55:43 AM »
Yes Lepard family reunion pronounced Leopard like the cat in Pontotoc Mississippi, on Lepard Road. My dad changed the pronunciation. I will also eat at Lepard's BBQ.

Have a long lost Uncle Leopard down there?

National News / Re: I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 03, 2008, 04:54:05 AM »
Step away from the pipe!!

Rick My wife was born In Memphis.
 Been there many times. Last time we saw Elvis and He was checking his messages on the stone wall out front.
 Yeah go ahead and laugh but we were filming some of the things written on the wall and out of the side where the fence isn't stone steps out the fellow in his sixtys (a while back) long hair Tall over weight and he starts reading all the messages and even pulls out some paper ones stuck in the cracks, so i start watching him and filming and he glances at me the keeps his back to me while reading.
 The way he walked and moved was uncanny and his size and demenor was awesome.......... Elvis is still in the building.
 When i went back to the van i didn't say a word before my wife said did you see that guy she said OMG thats Elvis.
 Thank you , thank you very much!!
 And we believe this to be true. so you all laugh your butts off we don't care.  BUT ELVIS IS ALIVE!!! &&*&^ ((*(*&

National News / I'm going to Graceland
« on: July 03, 2008, 04:06:48 AM »
But seriously, I really am going to Graceland.. I know you are thinking, "National News?" Well, it sure ain't local..

County Government Opinion / Re: Sheriff's race
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:54:16 AM »
I have also added this poll on the Main page of this website. It is a different poll with it's own results.