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Local News / Re: Waynesville to build a new museum
« on: January 25, 2010, 08:27:51 PM »
An 11 story eagle will be its calling card and something you won't soon forget.. Purely a brilliant marketing tool, one that will draw the masses..

The museum sounds great, but why do we need an 11 story eagle?

Local News / Re: Waynesville to build a new museum
« on: January 25, 2010, 08:25:47 PM »
Perhaps, but who hears about it when traveling through the area? These people will be marketing this area for us. Signs on the interstate. We will be a destination and a place that yanks people off the highway to spend money here.
you know Call me CRAZY, but don't we pretty much have that already on post at the Museum complex. Sounds like a waste of money to me.

Local News / Re: Waynesville to build a new museum
« on: January 25, 2010, 07:49:48 PM »
This is what we needed.. Been saying that a long time.. The military is our industry, we should exploit it..
Waynesville, Mo. -
A 14,000 square-foot facility to honor those who have served the United
States military will be built along the I-44 corridor, near Highway H in

The National Military Artifacts Museum will feature more than 1,000
artifacts ranging from soldiers' personnel items during their service to a
variety of weaponry seen throughout America's war history, according to a
press release from the developers, Havens Commercial, LLC.

The museum is expected to draw 150,000 to 250,000 people annually, and will
employ 15 to 20 people.

Other museum features include inner and outer memorial walls featuring the
names of those who died in action during the country's various conflicts, as
well as 16 life-size sculptors and a special events room that will be
available for special occasion celebrations.

Lastly, an 11-story copper/bronze eagle, estimated at $3.5 million, is
expected to be completed in 2011. The monument will be visible from five
miles away.

« on: January 22, 2010, 01:59:10 AM »
He is so popular in Jeff City..

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:59:06 AM »
Can u see it yet maynard??

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:51:21 AM »
Trying to figure out why you can't see it. I have given everyone permission. I'll keep looking..

Does anyone see a shoutbox anywhere??
I even logged out and back in ........still nothin %%$%$$#

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:39:04 AM »
Who else has this problem?

That would be great if i had a portal page??
When I go to the home page all i get is the weather ***(((*

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:38:34 AM »
The Shoutbox is on every page now..

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:21:41 AM »
There is a shoutbox on the portal page now.

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:03:10 AM »
Added recent posts to bottom of main page. I set it to give you the latest 20..

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:44:57 AM »
Well, do you atleast like 2.0 RC2 and the Curve theme?

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:42:35 AM »
Portal is back, needs some tweaks.

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 05:34:25 AM »
There was no shoutbox compatable with this forum version. I will keep looking..

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 02:44:38 AM »
Actually looks like I may drop the shoutbox until a compatible version is made.
I can't believe i'm saying this but I miss the shout box %%$%$$#
And wheres the forum button ???
I need my forum button :crying:   :angry_copy(1):

Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Is the board going to get back to normal?
« on: January 19, 2010, 02:05:20 AM »
Lighten up pops. Working on the site like I warned..
I can't believe i'm saying this but I miss the shout box %%$%$$#
And wheres the forum button ???
I need my forum button :crying:   :angry_copy(1):

Just always surprises me how everyone wants the funds doubled from what they currently operate on. Seems like a sudden big jump to me.
The tax payers have voted down a sales tax already, so now we have a new idea to raise money.
I doubt this will pass..
Personally I don't have enough information on their current budget to decide wether they need it or not.
I do, however, appreciate your coming on here to inform us about this proposal, just wish we had more information.
Are you currently running under or over budget? What are your expenses and what are your income numbers? Are you deep in debt now? How has the board been managing our money to date?
If you live in the county you are aware of the tax that already exists that is allocated to the Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District.  As it stands now the tax pays the district 21 cents per every 100 dollars of assessed property value.  The new proposal will raise that amount by 25 cents to 46 cents per every 100 dollars of assessed value.  This tax is only assessed to property owners in the protection district and not those people living within the city limits of Waynesville.  The new tax wonít go into effect until January 2011, so there will be enough time to prepare for the increase.

First, letís look at how much you would actually have to pay under the new tax plan.  Say you have an assessed property value of 150,000 dollars.  Under the new tax you will only need to pay 71.25 dollars annually.  This is only a small increase from the current system.  Don't immediately write this off.  It has far more beneficial aspects than negative, and it would be well worth the money. 

What would the new funds be used for within the fire district?  The money would be split into three different areas: 

First, 20 cents of the additional amount would be allocated to keep the full time staff employed.  Traditionally, when you live in an area that has a full time staff it lowers your homeowner's insurance noticeably.  Having paid personnel lowers response times, and since the department began employing full time shifts the response time to all parts of the district has been cut in half.  Lowered response times means more efficient EMS responses and better opportunities to save homes and property in cases of fire.  On an all volunteer department the response times range anywhere from 6-10 minutes just for a full crew to get to the station.  Add the amount of time it takes to put gear on and the time it takes to get from the station to the call, and the response time would suffer greatly.   

Second, 4 cents of the new tax money would be put toward a capital improvement fund.  This is for replacing older apparatus that in some cases are 38 years old.  The newest fire engine that the department owns is a 1999.  The replacement program would replace the older trucks with newer, more contemporary trucks to strengthen the reliability of the fleet.  Also, the program will go to update and improve on the existing stations and to build newer stations in the outer regions of the district.     

Lastly, 1 cent would be used to fund the Public Education and Firefighter Training Program. The increased funds into this area will expand the fire prevention work that the department does with school age children in the area schools, and would allow the department to spend more time working in the schools throughout the year.  The program would also fund a Smoke Detector Program.  This program would be for purchasing and installing smoke detectors in the homes of elderly residents in the district.  Finally this program would further the training of all department personnel, career or volunteer, on all aspects of the fire service. 

The mission of the Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District is to support the communityís goal of increased fire safety and education, while producing highly trained and motivated personnel capable of meeting that goal.  The uses of the new tax money will benefit all of the people in the district and in the surrounding districts.  For few extra dollars annually the people of the area will have a well trained, well equipped, and adequately staffed fire protection every second of every day.  Without the money, it wonít be possible to provide the service that the area has become accustomed to.  If you want or need anymore information on the tax issue or the department in general contact the Waynesville Fire Station or talk to the firefighters whenever you see them.

Local News / Re: Ameri Star is a rip-off
« on: January 15, 2010, 12:38:05 AM »
I think Goodrich has a sign that says they fill tanks, north outer road St. Robert..

not to hijack, but where can I get a 20LB bottle filled.  I took one to a-star and they did an exchange, but it was way under filled (~12#)...they said its for their safety etc....I call BS.  I also dont want to give up my three brand new tanks. 

Local News / Re: Ameri Star is a rip-off
« on: January 15, 2010, 12:37:25 AM »
My first expierience with them was awful and I will never go back..

State News / Re: White supremacist trial starts in Springfield, MO
« on: January 13, 2010, 04:25:15 AM »
Now there's a supreme being if I ever saw one.
    White supremacist trial starts in Springfield, MO 
  by The Associated Press   
        White supremacist trial starts in Springfield, MO       By Gene Hartl  Story Published: Jan 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM CST
Story Updated: Jan 12, 2010 at 4:33 PM CST   
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri man arrested as part of an investigation of white supremacists is on trial in federal court in Springfield on weapons charges.
Robert Joos (johs) of rural McDonald County is charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of weapons. Jurors were told Monday the trial was expected to take about three days.
Click on link for full AP story and comments.
He looks Innocent to me ***(((*

Who gave you the conclusive proof that he is?
So why is he still on this?

He was warned several times, allowed to come back once after he promised to stop. My recolection is that he called someone a name again.

As long as Mark can control his temper (and mouth) he's welcome here--provided Rick Lepard approves.

Darrell, I tend to ignore conspiracy theories, and presumptious people..
It's a slang word for "fundamentalist," often used disparagingly.

You'd need to ask Rick Lepard whether Mark's posting privileges on this site have been restored or not. I have nothing to do with that, but I am very sure Rick does not favor certain people based on their religious beliefs.

I do know that a lot of people here, myself included, were seriously concerned about Mark's behavior and comments. I've spoken to Mark repeatedly, both in public and in private and on this board as well as the "other board," and I've tried to encourage some of his friends to help him or work with him. That's all I want to say about a sad situation. I don't know him well and others can be more effective, and those efforts should be in private.

Local News / Re: School closing for Monday Jan 4.2010
« on: January 04, 2010, 04:41:59 AM »
Plato Closed

Local News / Re: School closing for Monday Jan 4.2010
« on: January 04, 2010, 04:29:05 AM »
Stoutland closed

Local News / Re: School closing for Monday Jan 4.2010
« on: January 04, 2010, 03:32:54 AM »

Things that make you go HMMMM / Re: Think about it!
« on: January 04, 2010, 03:04:40 AM »
Where did you find one of my modeling pictures?

Ouchie  :angry_copy(1):

Breaking News / Re: Nice Christmas present
« on: December 25, 2009, 05:55:11 AM »
Seriously, on the day before Christmas Eve, a company, full knowing that they have hundreds of drivers on the road, literally just stranded them. Isnt that Illegal? Honestly, How can anyone, corporate management or not, allow their employees to be stranded or hell stuck for any period of time, not just Christmas. I by no means make alot of money, but if one of my soldiers was stuck some where, I would do everything i could in my power to ensure that they at least got home. What a bunch of heartless ___________ (You fill in the blank, I dont want to get in trouble by Rick)

Business Opinion / Re: Rural Trash
« on: December 24, 2009, 06:21:30 PM »
Not to mention the owners are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Awesome service..
I just wanted to take some time to say how WONDERFUL they are.n  Not only are they cheaper but in my experience have better customer service. n I switched to them a few months ago because as a family of 6 with 4 small children, well we produce a lot of trash and 2 cans just wasn't getting it.   Last week I received and email telling be due to the Holiday, pick up would be early. I had completely forgotten, so there were the cans tucked beside the garage out of site, over flowing, promising some raccoon the best Christmas dinner he had had in a while.  When I came up from the basement today from wrapping duty I was stunned to see the empty cans neatly placed at the end of the drive.  Here in the rain on Christmas Eve, they not only came out but the drug the cans from the side of the house all the way up the drive and emptied them.  The could have just said well they arent where they should be so we aren't stopping, but understanding that some people may have forgotten about the change ( like myself ) they checked , and now I don't have to have 12 bags of Christmas trash sitting in the garage.   So Thank you very Much Rural Trash  and Merry Christmas to Everyone


Local News / Re: An email I recieved.
« on: December 23, 2009, 05:02:34 PM »
Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed.
The site worked ok, but he should employ spelling and grammer checking if he wants to be taken seriously.

Local News / An email I recieved.
« on: December 23, 2009, 05:29:05 AM »
You are receiving this invite on behalf of myself and Tony Laszacs. THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL RALLY. This is to announce that he is running for U.S. Senate for the state of Missouri. For those of you who do not know Tony is a retired First Sergeant who resides the Waynesville/St. Robert area. Tony has a lot of great Ideas and as a former Soldier and Iraqi Freedom Veteran knows how to fight the fight. Please come out and join us for this announcement and feel free to ask whatever questions you may have. We are not asking for your vote all we are asking for is a chance to establish a political party based on the people, for the people of this great state. Feel free to invite other friends, coworkers and other family members to this announcement. Should you have any questions you can feel free to ask Tony anything on your mind. You might be surprised at the ideas he has. I have included a short paragraph below to let you know just a little about the Moderate Conservative Party Tony Laszacs has established and we have already heard from his opponents who are loaded with money and are in fear of what this party is trying to establish. Tony is not going to hide behind a particular party line....Tony Laszacs is going to Bridge the Gap between the parties and do the right thing for YOU and ME. The Official Webiste is   Tony Laszacs is Bridging the Gap for the People of Missouri. Tony is the Moderate Conservative Party of Missouriís Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, running to represent the citizensí of Missouri. His pledge to unite Missouri by dedicating legislative decision making to the unity of the majority voice has catapulted the party to fast growing acknowledgement throughout the state.  His dynamic promise to be committed to the common threads that currently join the moderate Democrats and conservative Republicans of old has proven to depict a new understanding of the importance of old beliefs in the hearts of many Missourians.  The Moderate Conservative Party of Missouri builds a sound platform that directs their members to represent constituents by fighting for the majority voice and foundational representation. Tonyís moralistic approach to leadership has inspired many Missourians to believe in the value of their vote once again.
Date: 22 December 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Hampton Inn
St . Robert Blvd.
St . Robert , Missouri
Contact myself or Roger Macon for any questions you may have.[/]

Stacy L. Ball[/] Stacy L. Ball
1SG (RET), USA[/]