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It is in Waynesville's jurisdiction.

That would be a good way to raise money for the Sheriff's department.  :P

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If you have a law, why have it, if it is not enforced?

I think this happens about every 7 years or something like that.  I think the Waynesville police could find something more productive to do than sit uptown and count cars at the courthouse.  How about on the business side.  Can the local attorneys park in front of their business for more than 2 hours at a time?  Thumbs down to WPD.

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If you are going to court you should not park around the building as it is probably going to take more than 2 hours. What about the parking spaces in front of businesses? Are they two hours too? If not those will all be full.

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Chicken Bones - Abyss
« on: May 02, 2007, 05:15:32 AM »
Lame... Don't go here unless you are desperate. It looked like a place people go that don't fit in anywhere else. Very boring, no one dancing, kinda of a nerdy crowd (Well if you call it a crowd, not what I call a crowd). The Rockin R, Ramada gets big crowds and the Twilte Zone does too.

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Local News / Press Release
« on: May 01, 2007, 11:41:08 PM »
Press Release
Assault Investigation
Pulaski County Sheriff J. B. King
May 1, 2007


On April 30, 2007, at 8:52pm, a Deputy from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to 25830 Reggie Drive in the Rt. W area of Turkey Ridge in rural Pulaski County for a reported assault. A backup officer from the Waynesville City Police Department also responded to the scene.

Upon arrival the Deputy was able to determine that an assault, directly related to domestic issues, had occurred. There were two victims in this incident. A white male, age 24, had been injured by a vehicle impact. The male victim was on foot attempting to run away from the suspect when he was struck by the car. A six-year-old white female at the scene was struck by a baseball bat and suffered an injury to her hand. The male victim was taken to the St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri for treatment.

The white male suspect, age 60, of rural Pulaski County was arrested by the Deputy at the scene and is being held in the Pulaski County jail.  A statement of probable cause has been sent to the Pulaski County Prosecutor requesting four criminal charges be filed as a result of this incident. Those charges include two counts of Assault second degree, one count of armed criminal action, and one count of endangering the Welfare of a Child first degree.

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 28, 2007, 06:23:22 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #18, Week of April 30 to May 4, 2007

Welcome aboard one more time. I will start this week with the update on the calls for service/case number count. As of 11:00 am on the 28th we stand at 2,468 calls. And that means we gained 166 calls in seven days. Or 24 calls per day, which I think, is about the same as last week. We stay busy all the time. Along those lines I have had several calls lately from citizens of the County who do not understand why the Deputy was late in responding to their call for service. The simple answer is that we have 550 square miles to cover with 50,000 plus people who could be causing the problem anywhere in the County and we usually have only two Deputies on duty to respond to the call. Bluntly stated you do not need to call me to tell me that two officers cannot cover the county, I already know that fact. I learned that lesson well as a Missouri State Trooper trying to cover Pulaski County as the only trooper on duty. If you must call, talk to me about a way to increase the number of officers we have available to respond to a call.

We have been spending a lot of time lately revamping the jail and the operation of the jail. We have updated our procedures and made a number of improvements in our documentation as it relates to the inmates. Our inmate count this past week hit a low of 50 one day. I think that is the lowest number we have had since I took office. That means only $700.00 per day in inmate board bills that we pay to another county. The business of jail administration is boring but necessary and it is not something that makes for great reading in the column. But it still takes a lot of time.

We have an upcoming event scheduled at the Golf course in Dixon, Missouri, on May 19th. The local POST group has sponsored a golf tournament that day with lots of prizes and giveaways. That includes a hole in one contest on one hole of the course that will have a $10,000.00 cash prize riding on the success of some lucky golf person. I know this is correct because I have been drafted to guard that hole all morning to verify any successful hole in one shots. And you might ask why was I drafted? Well because this is a fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Department and I thought maybe I better say yes when asked. They are telling me it will be a long day because there will be three “flights’ of golfers involved. Since I am not into golf that meant nothing to me so they used the phrase “three levels of golf skill groups” and that I understand. In any event since this tournament is to benefit the Sheriff’s Department I wish them the best of luck. The money raised in this event will be used to purchase in-car mobile repeaters to add onto the vehicle radio system. If you have any questions about this event you may call 336-2886 for more information.

On Tuesday night last week one of our Deputies on routine patrol saw the headlights of a vehicle submerged in the Gasconade River at the Mo. 17 Bridge just north of Waynesville. This alert observation turned into something of a minor event. A number of other agencies were called for help as we scrambled to find a boat and motor that would allow us to get to the truck. We ended up with a diver (one of our reserve deputies) going into the swift water and he was able to verify that the truck was empty. We were able to determine that the truck had been stolen in Laclede County so we alerted them to the incident. I believe it was the next day before they were able to remove the truck from the river. We also had several area fire departments there to help along with some other divers.

The older wrecked car that we received from the St. Robert City Police is almost done and ready for service. We came up with one last minute problem with the console in this car. Every car we have contains a homemade console for the radio and red light switch boxes. Our Chief Deputy Tom Cristoffer made these consoles from plywood several years ago. Most of these consoles have been in multiple cars now and they are starting to break down. The Deputies and passengers often complain about the splinters they get while using the cars. Since the commercial metal consoles are only $200.00 or so each I told Tom to order a couple and we are going to start replacing the worn out wooden consoles. I hope to come up with enough money in the Sheriff’s Special Equipment Fund to replace all of these wooden boxes in due time.

In other news over the past several weeks we have had a Deputy attend a Range Master course put on by the National Rifle Association in Columbia, Missouri. We had Deputies at the annual Marijuana Eradication Conference at Lake Ozark, Missouri. We had a number of Deputies take the Incident Command System 300 course, which for once was offered here in Waynesville. Between training needs and Deputies on sick leave or workman’s comp leave we have been very short handed lately. There have been a number of shifts where we only had one Deputy on duty at a time during peak hours. Like I said, we have been busy.

I believe that I am at the end of another column and once again I would like to ask everyone to drive careful and stay legal. Remember, we do have room at the Inn for your weary body. The jail lights are ON!

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Local News / Re: Rolla Cops? Anyone else heard this
« on: April 27, 2007, 01:52:29 PM »
It is a site requirement, we moderate name calling etc. I believe it is destructive, and just don't allow it on here. Most people wouldn't do it in a public meeting so why do it in here.. We also don't allow libelous statements if we catch it.


<)>@ I can't believe it.  There's a civil web site in Missouri.  I'm from Phelps and the trash that gets posted on our newspapers Blog is beyond belief.  Aside from a few minor disagreements, you all seem to state your opinion/concerns and do it in a civil tongue.  For this I applaud you.  Just wish the hillbillies and nay-Sayers from our county would take a lesson.

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Military Opinion / Re: Gate very lazy on security
« on: April 25, 2007, 12:46:07 PM »
Should we be discussing security of the Fort on here?

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Pulaski Enquirer / What happens when?
« on: April 25, 2007, 05:29:55 AM »
What happens when you all have talked about everything there is to talk about?

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 21, 2007, 09:51:14 PM »
Ummm, JB, it's Missouri Avenue in the Clayton Towers Mall, you are showing your age..

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 21, 2007, 09:44:43 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #17, Week of April 23 to 27, 2007


Welcome aboard for one more visit with the deputies of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. Today, Saturday April 21, as I write this column a very important event is in progress. I refer to the yard sale under way in front of Lepards Shoe Store in the lower mini mall on the Ft. Wood spur. And why is a yard sale important? Simple, all of the money earned will be donated the Sheriff’s Department equipment fund. There have been other fund raisers in the past few months to benefit our department but this is the only one going on today, so that makes it important. I believe that I can safely say every extra penny we get can help us acquire some piece of needed equipment. I would like to extend our grateful thanks to the folks who are running the sale and to the folks who donated items for the sale. I also understand that the same nice people will be at Wal-Mart in St. Robert on Sunday for the same purpose.

I just checked with dispatch and the calls for service/case number count for the year stands at 2,302. Since I wrote last weeks column on Sunday and that count was 2,157 it looks like we gained 145 calls in six days, or 24 calls per day. Like I said we have been busy. I was hoping that since the gas prices went down just a hair maybe the calls would also.

In last weeks column I mentioned that we were setting up for a payment to Mid America Bank for our yearly payment on a three patrol car loan. The exact amount was for $13,124,05. I now have that check in my possession and I will deliver it to the bank this week.  In order to update the car issue, I paid off a one-car loan in January of this year at Citizens Bank of Newburg and I have another note for $8,360.09 due at Mid America bank in August of this year. That note is for two cars.

We also started taking bids this past week for a bank loan to purchase two more cars. We also advertised for a new jail van and a SUV for our detective. All bids are due back by April 25 so I should have a busy week ahead of me on this issue. I will try to let you all know the results of the bids in the near future. While we are on the subject of cars I guess I should mention that we had our lone pickup lettered this past week with the Sheriff’s Department markings. We hope to put an LED bar on the truck soon. We have a free, but damaged LED bar we got as surplus from Ft. Wood and we are trying to find the needed parts to put it back together. When we are done the objective is to take one older car off line, put that officer in the truck, and then take his old car and pass it down to our reserve detective unit. Then we will take the much older junk detective unit off the road forever. The only bad part here is keeping track of which officer with what car but when the music stops playing there should not be anyone still standing.

The state audit continues to go fairly smoothly. Or at least I think it is going well. So far we have been able to produce every document and record that they have asked for. I thought they had me for a minute when they asked for the records on our $24,000.00 bomb robot. I could not remember where the records were filed. It took some time but I was able to give them a copy of the record where we returned the unit to the Federal Government. The department acquired the unit in 2003 and I sent it back in 2006.  I am sure when the smoke clears the audit team will have some recommendations for improvements in our tracking of some accounts or equipment. I have read the past several audits of the Sheriff’s Department done in previous years and I could not help but notice that the audit team always has something to suggest.

In other news this week we will be working on a last second grant proposal that we found. When I first looked at this grant it appeared that it would only cover portable radios and we had already completed that grant. But one of our Reserve Deputies Johnny Burgess noticed a listing for “other communications needs” in the fine print of the grant. He called the grant administrators and it appears this grant might be able to pick up a repeater tower for us. The due date on the grant is April 30 so we will be working like mad on this one. I suspect that as I write this column at home, Johnny is at home working on this grant. I will provide more details in a future column on this grant.

One of my plans for the department since taking office has been to completely redo the department’s general orders or policy memo’s if you prefer that term. With the day-to-day struggle to keep caught up with the daily workflow and breaking news events we are way behind on this issue. Our first new memo is now ready for the final typing and is ready to issue. The plan is for each officer to receive his/her own notebook with a copy of each new order as they are issued. Once issued the officers will be accountable for following the new directives. As a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol I hated the general order notebook that we had to keep but as the administrative head of this department I know that this is an issue that is long overdue. This will mark one more step on the road to an increased sense of professionalism in the department.

Last year the Missouri Department of Corrections came up with several new requirements for the admission paperwork on each inmate sentenced to DOC. Some of these new requirements fell on the Sheriff’s office to complete, some to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and some to the Circuit Court. The kicker was that starting June first, 2007 all of these new reports would be required. If you show up with an inmate and do not have the correct paperwork after June first, then DOC will refuse to accept the new prisoner. Speaking for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department we began to generate the new reports for each of our inmates in January of 2007. We figured there would be a few bugs in the system or we might have problems finding all of the new information that DOC was going to require on each inmate. I am happy to be able to announce that we have our system in place and working smoothly well in advance of the June first deadline. Our inmates will not be turned away from DOC because the Sheriff’s Office failed to supply the needed information.

It appears that I have written myself into another completed column that may pass muster with the column readers. I hope you enjoyed this week’s news and I ask that you drive careful and stay legal. We do have room at the Inn for your weary body. The jail lights are ON!

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: RUMORS
« on: April 20, 2007, 01:21:54 AM »
If it is good enough for the Oval Office, it's good enough in a patrol car for me. Why the double standard? At least they aren't snorting Coke with George W.. Good to hear our Heterosexual Officers are hard at it, investigating in detail, and trying to get to the bottom of things.. LOL


I have read his thread very intently and find that there are some things that are not even being brought to light about some of the cover-ups that go on at the PSCD. Such a mis-use of the patrol cars, ie... using them for personal gain (driving them to another place for profit to the officer) and charging the gas to the county tax payers???. By this I do know and have seen the patrols cars at places where the off duty officer is being paid by a buisness for thier so called security. Good benifits though getting to eat free and enjoying the show. And what about the rumor?? of officers having sex in patrol cars while on duty???? Maybe they ought to be charged a tax. JUST A THOUGHT!!!!!

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Business Opinion / Re: Who owns the old kim Liquors
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:01:44 PM »
The new road construction killed their business.

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Military Opinion / Re: Civilians thankful to soldiers
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:00:22 PM »
I saw about 40 military guys picking up trash on north outer road by concrete plant yesterday. Thanks guys..

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No comment? Will you comment when your rates go up? I hear their budget is very tight right now, is this how they are going to pay the bills?

I heard the Mayor of St. Robert asked the media not to attend the utility meeting that is being held tomorrow.
Doesn't that sound very strange to you? They are there to discuss rates, so I am told.

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I heard the Mayor of St. Robert asked the media not to attend the utility meeting that is being held tomorrow.
Doesn't that sound very strange to you? They are there to discuss rates, so I am told.

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Local News / Re: Lynch's
« on: April 18, 2007, 01:19:57 AM »
Ransdal told me it went from the front, to the back of the store, before it stopped.


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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 15, 2007, 09:09:55 PM »
The Sheriff’s View #16, Week of April 16 to 20, 2007

Welcome aboard one more time. I suspect this column will be hard to complete. I find myself in a position where a small family crisis has forced me to take off four days in a row. That included a Friday and a Monday. My time to work was limited this past weekend. I made a quick trip to the office to secure a bond on Saturday and another trip on Sunday to complete the payroll for the department. And I guess I better count this time on Sunday morning as I write this column.

I should also count the time Saturday morning, starting at 7:30 am, when I attended a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America that was held on Ft. Wood. The keynote speaker was a former Eagle Scout who has done rather well in his adult life. I refer to the former Prosecuting Attorney for Lexington County Missouri who went on to a career in politics. A very talented and long serving Gentleman that most of you will know and respect as the one and only U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton. Despite the fact many people were vying for his attention Ike came over to me and we talked about the war on drugs for several minutes. As a former PA he is still interested in the problems that law enforcement officers face on a daily basis because of the illegal drug traffic. I think I can safely say that Ike is still profoundly pro law enforcement in his thinking.

I just checked with dispatch and the calls for service/case number count now stands at 2,157 for the year. As I said last week business is booming and frankly we are praying for a recession. But we are not the only busy people in the county. I had a small talk with Michele Graves at the 911 Center last week and their numbers are also kind of high. Michele said they do not count all their calls, just the ones that lead to an entry into their CAD system and for the first three months of this year that number stands at 9,349. So it is safe to say that business is booming all around the County.

A friend of mine who knows of my interest in history showed me a local publication last week that featured a photograph of the “New Pulaski County Jail” built at a cost of $135,000.00 in 1976. Wow! Only $135K for a new jail. If we try to build one now we will be lucky to get it done for $13.5 million. One of the readers of this column asked me a few weeks ago why I no longer pushed for a new jail in this column. The answer is two fold. First I was getting very tired of the impact of my head against the brick wall and the general lack of progress. Two, we have reached a point were any extra money that appears for law enforcement needs to be spent on the survival of this department. Yes, we do need a new jail but we need the department much worse.

Until such time as the citizens of this County rise up and demand adequate law enforcement services the money spent on County law enforcement will be the minimum amount possible. As I said several column’s ago there is something very wrong when sister counties, side by side on I-44, can have such vastly dissimilar budgets. I refer here to the $4.2 million Phelps County budget vs. the $1.2 million Pulaski County budget for the Sheriff’s Departments.

Bluntly stated there are a few areas’ where careful management of money and resources can help us out. I can find the money for a new LED bar or a new prisoner cage. I can squeeze out another car from the Civil Fee fund. Our local citizens groups can do fundraisers and supply us with money for new radio equipment and in general we can make a number of small changes that will affect the department and improve our efficiency. But make no mistake; in the area’s that really count, such as increased numbers of employees, higher salary for all, better employee benefit packages and so forth, these types of advances can only be made by the work of the Pulaski County Commissioners and the will of the people. Until we have that Countywide “will to build”, our department will continue to be in the survival mode that has characterized the operation of the Sheriff’s department for the past fifty years.

I spent a little time this past week looking at the budget numbers and our expense for this year so far. In last week’s column I commented on the lower than expected prisoner medical expense. Well it is balanced by the fact we are already over in prisoner board and meals for the year. The auto expense line is very close right now and the rocket rise of gasoline prices is not doing us any favors in that area. I am going to have to guess that we will be well over budget for 2007 in a number of areas.

In a wrap up of other news one of our jail staff has announced that we will probably lose him shortly to a much higher paying job so it appears that one again I get to say we cannot continue to prosper as a department if we continue to lose our experienced people. Boy, I am getting tired of typing that statement. I sent over a letter to the Clerks office Thursday to set up the yearly payment for one of our car loans but I will give you those details next week. I seem to be over on the word count again. So let me close this week with the drive careful and stay legal statement. We do have room for you and the jail lights are on.

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Business Opinion / Re: Lion's Mane
« on: April 13, 2007, 02:22:51 AM »
And you just signed up this evenig to tell us that? Sounds like a competitor.

I walked in there about 2 weeks ago with my 4 year old daughter.  There was a girl at the front desk on the phone.  I waited patiently for about 10 minutes, then she finished her call, walked to the back, and I was never helped by anyone.  I was there for a total of 20 minutes and walked out.  There were at least 3 girls working, and I know that they all saw me walk in.   I will never go there again.  Too bad for them.  I am good for at least $80 worth of service and products each time I get my hair cut and colored.

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Local News / Re: Norman Field's old motel, outside of North gate sold?
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:43:15 PM »
25V05040972C - ST ROBERT V NORMAN FIELDS ET AL

 
   
01/29/2007  Docket Entry: Motion to Dismiss 
Filing Party:  HENSON, D KEITH 
 
 Docket Entry: Notice 
Filing Party:  HENSON, D KEITH 
 
 Docket Entry: Motion Hearing Scheduled 
Associated Docket Entries:  03/07/2007 - Case Review Held 
 CAUSE TO BE PASSED FOR POTENTIAL SETTLEMENT. PARTIES TO MOTION CAUSE IF REQUIRED. TLS 
Associated Events:  03/07/2007 , 09:00:00 - Motion Hearing 
   
03/07/2007  Docket Entry: Case Review Held 
Text:  CAUSE TO BE PASSED FOR POTENTIAL SETTLEMENT. PARTIES TO MOTION CAUSE IF REQUIRED. TLS 
Associated Docket Entries:  01/29/2007 - Motion Hearing Scheduled 
 
Associated Events:  03/07/2007 , 09:00:00 - Motion Hearing 
 
 

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Sneak Peek Sheriff's View / Re: Sneak Peek Sheriff's View
« on: April 08, 2007, 06:26:13 AM »
The Sheriff’s View #15, Week of April 9 to 13, 2007

Welcome aboard one more time for a column full of thrills and chills and probably some boring stuff as well. I can already tell that a good night’s sleep last night will play havoc with my odd ball sense of humor today so reader beware if you continue to read. We had a fairly quiet week at the department this week but I do have a number of items to write about.

I will start with the calls for service/case number count. As of 9:45am on 4-7-2007 that number stands at 2,005. Calls are up but maybe not quite as bad as I thought last week. It seems that a little research has revealed that we did not hit the number 2,005 until April 23 of last year. So that puts us about two full weeks of calls ahead for this year. And bluntly stated that is not as bad as I feared. Still calls are up and we are busy.

When you add in the fact that we still have one officer on medical leave, one new officer in training and one unfilled officer position pending, then we are short on manpower. That simple fact added to the increased calls creates a total effect that is not good for the public or the Sheriff’s Department. But we shall continue to work and try harder to handle the calls.

I now have the figures for March of 2007 from dispatch. The Dispatchers/office assistants took a total of 4,878 telephone calls in March. In addition they had a total of 1,557 people visit them at the front window. During the second week of March I asked them to begin tracking calls that related to animal complaints and we had 27 of those in March. If anyone is keeping track of the totals for the year we stand at 13,219 phone calls and 4,278 visitors. In looking at these numbers I think most of you can see that dispatch has a full time job even without the radio traffic.

I said last week that I would try to remember to include the results of the Camden County and Richland City Law Enforcement Sales Tax issues. Camden County went down in flames and they will be in big trouble by the end of this year due to the expiration of a Sunset clause on a sales tax they now enjoy. They will have severe cuts in service and most likely people laid off. All I can say is do your best Sheriff Page and hope the next vote is better. As for Richland I spoke to the Chief there just after the vote and his budget will jump from about $200,000.00 per year to maybe $330,000.00 per year. Bluntly stated the Richland Chief was so happy and energized that I thought I would have to handcuff Mike to the chair so we could discuss his budget issues. Well-done Mike! Well-done City of Richland! Well-done voters!

During the past few weeks we have received a number of compliments concerning our sex offender section on our website. The people seem to love the new quality photographs of the offenders. We had purchased a new camera that I thought would be better and it seems that may be correct. I would however like to make it clear that the sex offender site is the work of my Chief Deputy, Capt. Tom Cristoffer. I have passed on the kind words to him but if anyone runs into Tom feel free to tell him in person. The website of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department can be located at www.pcsheriff2.com.

I also said in last week’s column that I would check on the St. Robert City LED light bars. Chief Currenton said they only purchased two on this round but that he plans to replace all of the roof bars in his fleet with LED’s just as fast as he can make it happen. And Chief Currenton cited the same arguments that I use, greatly increased officer and public safety, economy on gas use, and extreme long life of a light bar that has no moving parts. As I said in last week’s column the LED lights are the wave of the future. I was on routine patrol last week on Mo. 17 north of Waynesville and I spotted a mail carrier that was using an amber color interior LED bar to protect his vehicle. Even in the bright sunlight at midday the amber LED’s were extremely bright and easy to see.

In other news the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department purchased two new protective prisoner cages and they have been placed in two vehicles that did not have cages. Right now I think we only have three vehicles without cages, my car, Capt. Cristoffer’s car and our pickup truck. On second thought that is not correct, none of the Detective cars have cages. So we have more work to do on this issue.

Over the past year I have mentioned in several columns that we needed more in-car radio repeater units to increase officer safety. I have good news on this front. A number of citizens groups have begun efforts to raise funds for us for the purchase of these special radio units. I have high hopes that they will be successful in their efforts because we sure can use that equipment.

On the financial front we continue to answer questions posed to us by the group of state auditors who have moved into the courthouse for the duration of their audit. We also watch the price of gasoline climb ever higher and I suspect there is no chance that we will be under budget in that line on the budget. I saw in the Daily Guide last week an announcement by Presiding Commissioner Ransdall that our prisoner medical expense was down for the year and that if the trend continues we can expect to save a bundle of money. I hope it does continue but I also know we are only one prisoner away from a major expense at any given time. So I hope our luck holds.

It appears that my sense of humor did not bite anyone in this column and since I am over the word count it would seem to be a good time to close out by reminding everyone to drive safe and stay legal. Yes, we do have room at the Inn for your weary body and the lights are on!

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Tell us your favorite Joke / Re: read me
« on: April 08, 2007, 06:03:57 AM »
I wouldn't know.

THIS IS FOR ALL YOU GIRLS 40 YEARS AND OVER....AND FOR THOSE WHO ARETURNING 40, AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE SCARED OF MOVING INTO THEIR 50'S...AND60'S...AND FOR GUYS WHO ARE AFRAID OF WOMEN OVER 40.
ANDY ROONEY SAYS:
AS I GROW IN AGE, I VALUE WOMEN WHO ARE OVER 40 MOST OF ALL.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS WHY:
A WOMAN OVER 40 WILL NEVER WAKE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO ASK,"WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?" SHE DOESN'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK.
IF A WOMAN OVER 40 DOESN'T WANT TO WATCH THE GAME, SHE DOESN'T SIT AROUND WHINING ABOUT IT. SHE DOES SOMETHING SHE WANTS TO DO. AND, ITS USUALLY SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING.
WOMEN OVER 40 ARE DIGNIFIED. THEY SELDOM HAVE A SCREAMING MATCH WITH YOU AT THE OPERA OR IN THE MIDDLE OF AN EXPENSIVE RESTAURANT. OFCOURSE, IF YOU DESERVE IT, THEY WON'T HESITATE TO SHOOT YOU.
WOMEN GET PSYCHIC AS THEY AGE. YOU NEVER HAVE TO CONFESS YOUR SINS TO A WOMAN OVER 40. THEY ALWAYS KNOW.
A WOMAN OVER 40 LOOKS GOOD WEARING BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK. THIS IS NOT TRUE OF YOUNGER WOMEN. ONCE YOU GET PAST A WRINKLE OR TWO, A WOMANOVER 40 IS FAR SEXIER THAN HER YOUNGER COUNTERPART. OLDER WOMEN ARE FORTHRIGHT AND HONEST. THEY TELL YOU RIGHT OFF IF YOU ARE BEING A JERK, IF YOU ARE ACTING LIKE ONE. YOU NEVER HAVE TO WONDER WHERE YOU STAND WITH HER.
YES, WE PRAISE WOMEN OVER 40 FOR A MULTITUDE OF REASONS. UNFORTUNATELY IT'S NOT RECIPROCAL. FOR EVERY STUNNING, SMART,WELL-COIFFED HOT WOMAN OF 40+, THERE IS A BALD, PAUNCHY RELIC IN YELLOW PANTS MAKING A FOOL OF HIMSELF WITH SOME 22 YEAR OLD WAITRESS.
LADIES, I APOLOGIZE.
FOR ALL THOSE MEN WHO SAY, "WHY BUY THE COW WHEN YOU CAN GET THE MILKFOR FREE?", HERE'S AN UPDATE FOR YOU. NOW 80% OF WOMEN ARE AGAINST MARRIAGE.
WHY? BECAUSE WOMEN REALIZE IT'S NOT WORTH BUYING AN ENTIRE PIG JUST TO GET A LITTLE SAUSAGE

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 02:11:14 AM »
I come and go. LOL
So did everyone leave me again....

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 02:08:42 AM »
Believe this, Ransdall and Thornsberry are reading this message board. So are many others who aren't willing to share their views in an open forum. Kudos to those with the nerve, it's called true leaders..


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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 01:53:14 AM »
Bottom line is the opponents to this tax have not identified them selves, with the exception of Ransdall and Thornsberry. I believe Ransdall has said the City of St. Robert opposes it. Keep up the pressure, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I recall something about St. Robert saying it is their tax money collected in their city, but they forget it is we county residents shopping there.

Now that we see that there are few against it willing to speak up, then it seems it has more support than not. It's called a No Brainer..

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 01:33:09 AM »
Every time I walk by a can of WD40 I think about the law enforcement tax. Today I bought the can. Get it?

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 01:30:46 AM »
Should we all commit to supporting Thornsberry in the next election, if he were to step up to the plate now?
It's for sure we won't support him if he doesn't.

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 01:01:26 AM »
No way to force it with a binding petition?

I do not think they will. I think it has to be a 1/2 cent and that the sheriff will have to manage with a 1.7 mil. budget...that is my opinion. I do not think, at least right now that the sheriff will get 2. whatever mil. It isn't in this counties budget.

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 08, 2007, 12:18:45 AM »
Now we are right back at, who is to say the Commissioners will still give you that money? Growth should not cause you to fall flat, as sales taxes grow with it.

Personally I am not big on non binding petitions also. Your thoughts?

   Right on the money. As I see it the PCSD needs right at 2.5 million to have a chance of doing a good job. The current .5 county sales tax brings in 1.73 million. Add a second 1.73 million LE tax for us. Have the commission add 800K more to our budget and the Commission would still have 900K to do with as they please. I see this as a win/win all around. If we try to do it cheap the end result will be cheap and short of the goal. The bottom line is Pulaski Counrty has grown and continues to grow. In just a year or so the .25 tax would fall flat. In baseball terms we need a solid double to left field for the team to win.

    JB

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County Government Opinion / Re: TAXES FOR LAW ENFORCMENT
« on: April 07, 2007, 09:32:40 PM »
I do, we just need to work out the details, and I am ready to get the signatures. I just want to know what the best idea is that can work.. I need wording in the petition that the masses can agree on... I just need help from people like you who know the laws, so I don't go off in the wrong direction..



I do not know how to get it on the ballot.