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City Government Opinion / Re: Another Problem For Downtown Beautification
« on: September 07, 2007, 04:11:05 PM »
I e-mailed it to you Mike.

Local News / Law Enforcement Forum
« on: September 07, 2007, 03:25:18 PM »
Waynesville-St Robert Community Forum
on Law Enforcement The Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce announces their eleventh Community Forum September 24th at 6:30 pm at the Waynesville High School Library. This Community Forum will feature five guest speakers: Sgt. Crain for the State Highway Patrol Troop I, Sheriff J.B. King for the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, Lt. Col. Galven of Fort Leonard Wood, Chief Curenton for the City of St. Robert Police Department and the Assistant Chief Bob Carter for the City of Waynesville Police Department. The focus of this forum is to educate our community concerning law enforcement in our area. After a brief statement from each guest there will be a question/answer session where the public and media will be able to submit questions for the speakers.

Location: Waynesville High School Library
September 24th, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
For more information call the Waynesville/St Robert Chamber of Commerce at 573-336-5121

Restaurant Opinion / Re: Chopstix
« on: September 07, 2007, 03:07:49 PM »
They are very busy, that speaks for it self. Ate there last night.
We didn't have the Mongolian BBQ, but I looked at it and didn't notice anything wilty or old looking.  The sushi bar looked really fresh and nice.  It was against my better judgment to try it again, but I'm really glad I did.

Local News / Mules Audit report
« on: September 07, 2007, 04:30:47 AM »
News Release
MULES Audit Report
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 6, 2007

The Communications Division of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department underwent an audit today on their work related to the MULES system. MULES stand for Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System. This is the basic statewide/nationwide computer system linking all criminal justice agencies together. The workload for this system consists of checking for all information and wanted notices for people or property. The Dispatchers check license plates, drivers license’s, look for warrants on people, look for orders of protection that are in effect and a host of other work items.

Last year the Dispatchers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department performed over 280,000 MULES transactions. The entry and validation process for the MULES system is quite complex and requires a lot of work to stay current. This was a major audit of the Pulaski County Communication Division. Personnel from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Communication Division complete one of these major audits every three years.

During the exit interview the Highway Patrol examiners told Sheriff J. B. King and the Dispatch staff that they had passed the audit and their overall work condition was excellent. The final total score for the audit was 96%.

Quote by Sheriff King, “I am very pleased with the results of today’s audit. I already knew that we had a fine crew of talented people in our communication section who are working hard and now everyone else has the same knowledge.”

Local News / MoDOT to Host Public Meeting for Route 17 Bridge
« on: September 06, 2007, 03:18:24 PM »
South Central District
September 05, 2007
MoDOT to Host Public Meeting for Route 17 Bridge, Pulaski County Sept. 18
Willow Springs, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will host a public meeting to discuss options for the replacement of the bridge over the Gasconade River on Route 17 in Pulaski County on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville, Mo., from 4 to 7 p.m.
According to MoDOT South Central District Transportation Project Manager Robby Rakestraw, several options are on the table. "The purpose in hosting this meeting is to share details of the options we are looking at for replacing the Gasconade River Bridge," Rakestraw explained. "Of course, we are looking to replace the bridge as quickly as possible in the most cost effective way. Any savings realized on this project can be put back into other roadway projects for the South Central District. We encourage all citizens in the area to attend the meeting and provide feedback."
Anyone with special needs who plans to attend may contact MoDOT to make requests. Call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636). Customers also may email the center at Transportation information is available online at

Local News / Re: Arrested was Raymond A. Rivard Jr. of Waynesville
« on: September 06, 2007, 06:19:43 AM »
News Release
Rivard Case Follow Up
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 5, 2007
The search of the residence has been completed. During the search a number of additional items were seized. This included one handgun, approximately one pound of marijuana, and numerous items of narcotic paraphernalia. It is expected that the positive results of the search will lead to additional charges being filed in this case.

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Local News / Arrested was Raymond A. Rivard Jr. of Waynesville
« on: September 05, 2007, 04:05:35 AM »
News Release
Federal Warrant Arrest
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 4, 2007

At 11:47am on Sept. 4, 2007, Deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department along with members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Detective unit served a federal arrest warrant at the business location known as Experienced Auto Sales located at the intersection of Mo. 17 and Ridgeview Road in Waynesville, Missouri. This arrest action was coordinated with officers from several Federal Agencies.

Arrested was Raymond A. Rivard Jr. of Waynesville, Missouri, on a federal warrant charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The arrest was made without incident or injury. Mr. Rivard was taken to Lebanon where he was turned over to Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms unit better known as the ATF. During the actual arrest action additional observations and discoveries made by the Deputies led to an application for a search warrant. A Pulaski County Circuit Judge granted the search warrant request and a search of the location began shortly before 6:00pm on Sept. 4, 2007.

At this time the Deputies are still searching the business location. One additional weapon has been seized along with a number of drug related items. The search is expected to last for several more hours and a follow up release will be made as soon as possible.

Mr. Rivard is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshall Service and is expected to appear in Federal Court tomorrow.

National Political Opinion / Re: Poverty in America
« on: September 05, 2007, 01:14:06 AM »
Insurance for a guy my age is $5000.00 per year with a $1000.000 deductible any time I decide to use it.. I don't have that much tied up in toys each year, and no way I am giving up the toys.
I heard today that Americans who are at or below poverty level and can not afford medical care, over 60% have in their home:  Two televisions, VCR and/or DVD, stereo, microwave oven, electric dishwasher, computer, cable, and Internet.  I don't think the lack of those things would pay for medical insurance, but would they give up these things to pay for medical care?

Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: September 03, 2007, 09:57:40 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #36, Week of Sept. 3 to 7, 2007
Welcome aboard for another trip through Pulaski County with the Deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. We are still here, the summer work rush has worn us down but we are still on duty. We are all tired and the comp totals have climbed higher. I would like to be able to say we handled all of our calls but I know that did not happen. I would also like to say we did a good follow up on every case but I also know that did not happen.
And as long as we only have two or three Deputies on each shift that is the way life will continue. We will stay overwhelmed by the rush of new business and have little time to spare to catch up on old business. You can accept that fact and continue with business as usual or you can work to improve the department. Your choice, you get whatever you pay for in the end.
It is my belief that the average person living in Pulaski County does not understand just how much crime has occurred in Pulaski County so far this year. And that is partly my fault because I do not send out news releases on every incident. I only pick the more newsworthy cases to release. This may be something I need to change. I can already hear those people who swear that I am on KY3 TV or KOLR 10 TV every week talking about the media hound Sheriff. But it is your County maybe you should know the facts.
As an example last night, Saturday the 2nd our Deputies went to a domestic violence call. According to my day shift dispatcher the Deputies had to fight the male subject who called on his pit bull dogs for backup. Was this a major incident or a minor incident? I do not know because nobody left me any information for a news release. I know the suspect is in jail and none of my Deputies went to the hospital so I suspect it was a relatively minor incident. And other than this brief mention in the column it will probably be an unknown incident.
We had another incident last week where a man grabbed 18 magazines from an adult store and ran out the door without payment, then committed a strong-arm robbery of a cash register at a truck stop in Pulaski County. He then drove to Lebanon and got into a vehicle pursuit with the Lebanon Police and wrecked his car. I sent out a news release on that case. As the world goes this was a relatively simple crime spree but it seemed worthy of a release. I suspect there will be a few laughs about this case. But it will be a known case because it was in the media.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that I need to increase the number of incidents that I actually send out to give you a better understanding of what we deal with on a daily basis and to give you a better idea of what happens in this county on a routine basis. As I have said before this is your County you may want to know the facts. If nothing else the media will love this idea.
As of Saturday the second our case number count stands at 5,885. Last week it was 5,709, which totals 176 cases for the week. This represents a very slight drop from our normal numbers. I hope this trend continues. But the actual result is that I probably just put the jinx on us by writing those words. We will be up next week.
In other news the experts have worked on our base radio once again and hopefully some of the problems with the new base radio will disappear. I know that it seems to be working smoother and with less confusion. So progress may have occurred.
If you were following the story on our new jail van then you know the Commissioners at the Thursday Commission meeting did not sign the contract. But I gave them the additional information they wanted and the contract was signed on Friday. The van is now in our possession. In fact Capt. Cristoffer already has it lettered and marked as a Sheriff Department vehicle. The next step will be to install the radio and protective inmate cage. Hopefully it will be in full service this week.
The new van led to a moment of semi-embarrassment on the sidewalk in front of the Sheriff’s Department Friday afternoon. Our primary inmate transport Deputy, Sgt. Steve Crews, who has put up with some real junk vehicles in the past and has broken down all over the state in these junk vehicles was so overjoyed to have a 2005 year model with only 24,000 miles that he grabbed me in a big hug in front of numerous witnesses. And he would not let me go. Well at least Steve did not try to kiss me so I guess I survived the moment OK. I know the witnesses got a good laugh. I think I can definitely say Steve was one happy Deputy on Friday.
In the normal course of events we would bring you the dispatch totals for the month of August but the Dispatch Supervisor was so busy last night he could not add up the totals. So hopefully we can have those numbers next week. Our jail count has run about 65-67 inmates this last week My wife told me last week that she heard a Fox news story about a Missouri jail that had run out of money to house the inmates. If that is the type of news they wish to report on then I guess Pulaski County will be on there sometime in November or maybe October. Our inmate jail budget is going down the drain fast.
I believe it is time for me to close out the column for this week. As usual I would like to ask all of you to drive safe and to stay legal. We could find room for you in the jail but we really do not want your business. The jail lights are on!

Local News / County Officer Assaulted
« on: September 03, 2007, 02:46:21 PM »
News Release
Domestic Violence Case
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Sept. 3, 2007
On Sept.2, 2007, a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department Deputy responded to 18445 Lassiter Lane for a reported domestic violence assault in progress. Due to the nature of the call two members of the St. Robert City Police backed him up on the call. Upon arrival the victim wife told the Deputy her husband had tried to kill her. Upon first contact with the husband, the husband immediately told the Deputy he was going to kill him. The suspect then commanded his dogs to attack the Deputy and he advanced on the Deputy. Several dogs went for the Deputy and at least one dog did bite the Deputy.
The Deputy drew his handgun and the dogs backed off. The Deputy and the suspect struggled inside the doorway and the suspect again commanded the dogs to attack. The Deputy was able to shove the suspect outside of the door where the St. Robert Officers helped pin him to the ground. While on the ground the suspect commanded his dogs to attack a third time and as they advanced the Deputy pointed a can of pepper spray at them and they retreated. The suspect was subdued and taken to the Pulaski County jail where he made additional statements that he would kill the officers and his wife.
A statement of probable cause was sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor. Charges were filed and a warrant issued for; Domestic Assault second, felony resist arrest, and felony assault on a law enforcement officer. The preliminary bond on the warrant was set at $200,000.00 and the suspect remains in the Pulaski County jail at this time. He will be arraigned in Pulaski County Court on 9-4-07. His name will not be released at this time.

Local News / Waynesville Tiger Football
« on: September 02, 2007, 06:41:59 PM »
Waynesville wins season opener on Friday evening at Joplin. Lyle Cox threw one touchdown, and ran two in himself. Waynesville intercepted 4 passes, and returned 2 for touchdowns. Final score 40 to 19.

Local News / Re: Fella robs I-44 porn shop then hits Oasis on way outta town
« on: September 02, 2007, 02:16:47 PM »
Press Release

Robbery Investigation

Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King

Sept. 1, 2007

Shortly after midnight on Sept. 1, 2007, the Lions Den Adult Store in the Buckhorn area of rural Pulaski County reported a theft to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were sent to the Lions Den and they determined that a white male subject had carried 18 magazines to the cash register as if he intended to purchase the magazines. When the clerk placed the magazines in a bag the subject grabbed the bag and ran out the door. The clerk chased after the subject and was able to obtain a very good vehicle description along with the vehicle plate number. Total value of the stolen property was $188.58.

At approximately 1:28am on 9-1-07 the same suspect approached the cash register at the Oasis Truck Stop near the Pulaski /Laclede County line. He had a soda in his hand and when the clerk rang up the sale and the cash register opened the suspect reached into the drawer and attempted to take some money. The clerk tried to slam the cash register drawer shut and the suspect then shoved her away from the register. The suspect then took a large handful of bills from the register and fled. The total loss for the Oasis Truck stop was reported at $1,035.00

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dispatch immediately notified surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for this suspect and his vehicle. A short time later the Lebanon City Police Department attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and a pursuit began that ended with the suspect wrecking his vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody. The magazines from the Lions Den were recovered along with most of the cash from the Oasis Truck Stop robbery

At this time the Lebanon City Police are seeking felony resisting arrest charges, along with numerous traffic charges in Laclede County. In Pulaski County a statement of probable cause has been sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting charges in the two theft cases that occurred in Pulaski County.

The suspect is currently being held in the Laclede County jail pending the filing of felony charges. At this time he will not be named.

City Government Opinion / Re: Another Problem For Downtown Beautification
« on: September 01, 2007, 11:45:43 PM »
I added that to his profile for him.
valor is that a picture of your car, that is so cool with the lights flashing like that.

County Government Opinion / Re: Norhtern Heights/Shalom Mountain
« on: September 01, 2007, 03:19:37 AM »
I read that the original developer didn't put enough base chat down, and there were stumps etc. under the road. I believe the county had acepted it and now it is their problem, I could be wrong. Call your County Commissioner.
Hi every one.  I live up in the new subdivision off of hwy 17.  It is known as Northern Heights/Shalom Mountain.  When going up to the subdivision you have to go up a large hill.  The road was paved and then it started getting bumps, holes, and rough to drive on, so some one came and tore up the sections that were the worst and put gravel down in hopes that it would solve the problem.  Well, it hasn't.  It has gotten even worse.  Now the gravel is drug all over even on the parts that were left as pavement.  When going up and down our vehicles bottom out, fish tail, get banged up, and it is hard to stop at the bottom of the hill, which if you aren't careful you will end up on hwy 17.  This is even when you are going below the posted speed limit sign.  It is getting horriable.  Not to mention there has all ready been a few accidents there.  Thanks be to God that they weren't fatial, that I know of.    Does any one know who is in charge of this road?  This needs to get fixed before there are law suits, more accident, or deaths do to this mess.  Thanks for you time.
                   @Have a blessed day!   @

Local News / Re: Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:42:19 AM »
Toryana and Haley say thank you JB. They were worried, Haley's her friend who's staying the night.

In custody at this time.

Local News / Re: Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:39:16 AM »
I'm laughing about it but the 11 year old girl freaked. Our 4 year old boy was just happy to see the cops, didn't bother him one bit, just like me. I didn't even lock the house when I went to get them.

Oh, Geez, Rick, I had no idea.  I wouldn't have joked like that at all.  So sorry.

Local News / Re: Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:37:59 AM »
Now I know it's not me, I am the one who can't collect child support..

Resident of the Elbow, has active warrant for failed child support, most likely not a danger to anyone, ran when approached by Deputy. Small scale manhunt underway at this time.


Local News / Re: Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:34:46 AM »
My wife and kids were down by the bridge walking when the Officers asked them if they had seen a man running through there. Our 11 year old girl freak, ole dad had to go rescue them. I do fit the description but I am in an easy chair, not on foot.

That's not much to go on.   Don't you fit that description?   JK

Glad I don't live near there.

Local News / Re: Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:32:56 AM »
They are at the old interstae and in th Elbow Inn area by Dalghettys home. Teague and Torrent roads are mentioned also.

Local News / Man hunt Devils Elbow
« on: September 01, 2007, 01:20:43 AM »
The police are looking for a white male who is on foot in the Devils Elbow area.

Local News / Re: Update Olgelsby Abuse Charge
« on: August 31, 2007, 06:43:47 AM »
As bad as it sounds we all must remember it is innocent until proven guilty.

Restaurant Opinion / Re: T K's Pizza
« on: August 31, 2007, 04:13:59 AM »
You should try Stefanos greek thick pizza.. Has feta cheese on it, yum..

Local News / Re: Crocker THINKS it has pull....NOT!
« on: August 30, 2007, 09:27:07 PM »
I think we all fail to realize how good we all have it. Go back 100 years and think how long it would have taken to get medical help then. This is a small sacrifice to make in my opinion. We just have to cross our fingers, and hope no one gets hurt because of it.

Local News / Re: Crocker THINKS it has pull....NOT!
« on: August 30, 2007, 09:12:56 PM »
Crocker? Is that the town on the way to Iberia? LOL

Local News / Update Olgelsby Abuse Charge
« on: August 30, 2007, 08:07:19 PM »
Press Release
Up Date- Oglesby Case
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
Aug. 30, 2007
The investigation in the case where James and Maxine Oglesby have been charged with abuse of a child has continued. On 8-30-07 we were notified that the child was now in stable condition at the hospital. No further information will be released on her condition.
As of this date the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has requested a total of three search warrants in this case and the court has granted all three of these requests. Search warrant number one was for DNA samples from James Oglesby. Search warrant number two was for a search of the residence for items that directly related to the abuse charge and other violations. A total of 26 items were seized during this search. A statement of probable cause has been sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting additional charges that relate to this search.
A third search warrant was served for a firearm that had been observed in the residence and we have requested assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, better known as the ATF, with regard to this firearm.
At this time the investigation continues and NO additional information will be released.

Local News / Re: Crocker THINKS it has pull....NOT!
« on: August 30, 2007, 06:58:50 PM »
And there is a total eclipse of the sun, and the planet sundenly tips on its axis, all at the same time the former planet called Pluto due to the fact that it has been downgraded decides to shift orbit, and head directly towards Earth.. LOL
Cricket and Dad are both Contracted mail Carriers. Going all the way from ulman to The end Of H hwy. Coyote Just think if one of your friends (you do have friends don't you?) lived next to the bridge on crocker side. and while leaving there house you get t-boned, And now your trapped inside the car injured. Now instead of a few minutes waiting on waynesville Paid dept. to get to you. You'll have to wait for Crocker's volunteers to drive the 10 miles or so just to get to you so we will say you have been in this car for 15 mins. now. They finally get there and it takes them another 10min. to cut you out of the wreckage. Keep in mind this is a very nasty rainy day. Well ems is on scene another 5-10 minutes just to try to get you stable. Staff of life Can't fly because of the weather. So Now The ambulance drives all the way to 133 which is going to be another 10 or so painful minutes.  Then they travel another 20 minutes down 133 to T- then to 17 then to H. About a hour later you finally get to a hospital.. now would that be worth putting up another bridge beside the existing one just so we can possibly save someones life. Think about other People for a change. or think about your family. I do agree the bridge needs replaced however they can make is safer and easier for all of us.

LOL, you hit the nail on the head that time. Funny how the bad guys don't dare come here. They hate the fact that they can't control me, and my desire to set the record straight. Every time the story is wrong the good guys come here and correct it, but where are the bad guys when the story is right? They are hiding
Notice how the elected officials that post here are NOT the ones that get the complaints about. I am not saying that this board it the BEST place to stop rumors, but it sure as hell is a good one!

Local News / Letter to Commissioners JB King
« on: August 29, 2007, 01:32:29 PM »
Aug. 24, 2007Office of County Clerk.Dear Diana, Effective immediately the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will no longer store backpacks for people who are in the courthouse. There are a number of reasons for this decision. We do not have a place to store the backpacks. We do not have the manpower or time to inventory the packs and I do not wish to take on the liability for the contents of the pack should someone claim that contents came up missing.From the safety aspect any IED that might be smuggled into the building in a backpack would also damage the Sheriff’s Office if the backpack were stored in our office.As a solution to this problem I would suggest a small number of storage lockers located outside the building in a simple enclosure with key control for the citizen who wished to use the locker. This would also work for the cell phone problem.Sincerely,Sheriff J. B. King

Sorry to hear you won't run again. I have always been impressed with your dedication to our community. I have sat in board meetings with you, and allways enjoyed how you show your love of this community through your efforts. I for one say, "Thanks for all you do Luge, wish we had more like you."
Trix and others, thanks so much for the positive feedback concerning the downtown project.  I also drove downtown tonight to see the lights and was amazed at how bright and pretty they are.  For you who don't know, I am a member of the Waynesville City Council and I have worked on this grant for four years, with the Downtown Beautification Committee.  It has been quite a learning experience.  Some comments made here  are not correct.  I think the papers have covered our project well but sometimes people miss critical information.  Avery's remark about wasting tax payer's money is not correct.  The City has paid $6000 in cash toward this grant.  The other City monies are in-kind labor and materials, which I believe, amounts to approximately $30,000.  We will receive $157,500 from a Community Block grant and the downtown businesses have pledged the same amount toward their own capital improvements.  These improvements can be equipment, computers,etc.,  as well as work on their buildings.  The City is disappointed that Hogan Construction left the project but we are dedicated to moving ahead.  We are waiting on our bonding company to respond and hire a new firm to finish the concrete work and laying of the pavers.  The City will continue working on the lights, as our in-kind contribution.  So, as you can see, the City got a great return for their money.  It will be close to a $350,000 project. THANKS TO THE 22 DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES WHO PLEDGED MONIES TOWARD THIS GRANT!!  Someone asked about the Charli Hartley's bridge project. Charli is having some medical problems, so keep her in your prayers.  The grant for this project is a MoDOT Enhancement Grant.  Waynesville also has two other enhancement grants (sidewalk projects near the Middle School) and our plan is to consolidate these three and make one big project.  This will help us with better valued bids and save money on engineering, etc.  We will begin this project, in earnest, as the downtown project is ending.  We hope that is in Oct or Nov, at the latest.  Even though there are several people who did not support the downtown project, we hope that the community at large will be proud of the improvements and continue to offer positive input and support.  Thanks again for the positive comments.  It makes the hard work of Mr. Harrill and our City workers very worthwhile.  We really are trying to do our best.  Most all of the elected officials of your two local communities are dedicated people who want to do the proper thing.  I know I ran for office because I wanted to make improvements in my City and make a difference.  But I will not run for another term.  We could use some good people with new ideas and energy.  Think about running for City Council.  There's no pay but it is rewarding in the long run.  Thanks again, Luge Hardman