• We are excited to share that we've now raised 30% of the needed $5k in legal fees we must pay to the City's lawyers. Please consider helping us. Donations are confidential and can be made by credit card or paypal over on the right. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! [ read more ]

    Feb 28,
    - by semoadmin
  • For the record, cause some of you are probably wondering: I did not write them nor do I know who wrote or sent these letters to the DAR. Two letters from an anonymous person have been sent to the Daily American Republic this week requesting the paper investigate and inform their readers of City Council's soon-to-be-selection of engineering company for the first project by the Poplar Bluff TDD (a city corporation handling and funding the development of area transportation projects using a 1% sales tax). According to each of the letters, Carbon copies were also forwarded to Doug Libla, Todd Richardson, PB Mayor and all city council members, Ed Strefel, and Steve Halter. The second letter also included the SEMO

    Feb 28,
  • A friend on facebook, David Sorrell, posted an article he found online regarding the creation of new punctuation marks. The article is whimsical, but honestly, the point the author is making is very true. Our need to be brief has created the need for new kinds of punctuation. Not the silly emoticons people use -- :) ;( ;p -- but there are a number of marks that once defined and added to our keyboard could make typing-communication much easier to understand. I'm not suggesting we add them for traditional writing forms like novels or reports or news, but for texting and emails it would be wonderful to be able to add tone and/or reduce six typed characters down to one

    Feb 21,
    - by semoadmin
  • We have started a fund to help us cover this expense...click here for more information! UPDATE: All current information has now been reported by the DAR. The DAR took 30 days to report about our case reopened, 17 days to report on the dismissal of the ethics charges, and yet only 3 days to report the city was awarded $5k in legal fees. I was not contacted by the DAR regarding either article in Friday's (2/22) paper. Back in January, one of the judge’s requirement for reinstating our case was that PB Internet would pay the City's expenses incurred from the two extra hearings. We had argued that the charges were over and above that necessary to the proceedings, but

    Feb 19,
    - by semoadmin
  • I've had several people ask for more details regarding what's being argued and discussed with our case against the city. As I posted last month, the Judge ruled to rescind the ruling made in November giving us the opportunity to file our pleadings. In that ruling the Judge also stated that Poplar Bluff Internet would be required to pay any legal fees caused by our reasonable neglect. A week later, the city filed multiple invoices totally $5100 in legal expenses from Carl Lumley and no expenses recorded by Wally Duncan. Both sides have weighed in on what should and shouldn't be covered, including the fact that my lawyer only charged $1500 to research, prepare documents and attend the hearing in question.

    Feb 16,
    - by semoadmin

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