SEMO.net has compiled this general timeline from Sunshine documents received, DAR reports and personal conversations:
Monday, April 15 – City Clerk Kearbey improperly, and possibly illegally, conducted the Mayoral election. Read earlier post.
Monday, April 16 – Brannum tells City Manager Bagby he intends to make a motion at the May 6 meeting to fire Kearbey for her improper actions during the mayoral election.
Monday, April 22 – Attorney Danny Moore mails a letter addressed to Brannum saying his client, a City employee, is “very concerned about his actions and demeanor toward her.”
Tuesday, April 23 @ 8:50 am - Don Schrieber, Editor in Chief of the Daily American Republic, goes to City Hall and makes a Sunshine Request for “Any files relating to either term Johnny Brannum served on the P.B. City Council.”
Tuesday, April 23 afternoon – Brannum received his copy of the Attorney Moore letter
Wednesday, April 24 @ 9:00 AM - City Council is notified of a special closed meeting to be held on April 26 at noon.
Friday, April 26 @ noon - An emergency Closed Meeting of the City Council was held. The City Clerk did not attend a large portion of this meeting. It is my opinion that these sexual harassment charges were discussed in this meeting.
Monday, April 29 @ 9:20 AM- Don Schrieber made, essentially, the same sunshine request as six days prior “All Records Pertaining to Councilman John Brannum.” Schrieber was given two pages. Schrieber did not pay for these records (again, I was charged for these records) and received them immediately (I had to wait three business days for my copies):
It is my opinion that both of these documents were closed records under the Sunshine law. City Ordinance prohibits public disclosure of closed records and disclosure is an offense under the City Code. The offender is subject to termination.
Tuesday, April 30 @ 12:45 PM – Brannum emails Bagby and resigns from City Council.
Tuesday, April 30 @ 2:00 PM – City sends out agenda for Special Meeting on May 1
Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 PM – Brannum email Bagby and Mayor DeGaris and recants his resignation
Wednesday, May 1 @ 11:00 AM – DAR has front page expose’ regarding sexual allegations against Brannum, Brannum’s resignation and recantation emails printed in full.
Wednesday, May 1 @ 4:30 – At the Special Meeting of City Council it becomes public information that City Clerk Pam Kearbey was the “current” employee who complained about Brannum.
Friday, May 3 – City posts Agenda for next Council Meeting and includes “E. City Council will review a contract for the City Clerk”
Sunday, May 5 – Schrieber writes DAR editorial and states Brannum is an embarrassment and should resign and calls me a “Disgruntled Malcontent Misfit.”
Monday, May 6 – I made a Sunshine Request for:
Thursday, May 9 - City Clerk stated once in person and twice by email that There are no police reports.
Tuesday, May 14 – City Clerk Kearbey writes, “there is NO police report filed on any of the complaints.”
Wednesday, May 15 – I requested by Sunshine Request a copy of the City’s protocol and procedures for Employee complaints of Sexual Harassment.
It is my opinion that there is enough reasonable concern of foul play for our community to request that the Attorney General’s office commission an investigation of how all of these events transpired.
Proudly written by a Disgruntled Malcontent Misfit!
After graduating from Mizzou with Computer and Electrical Engineering degrees in 1985, Brian Becker spent a decade singing Christian Rock and being a labeled artist with Benson Music Group of Nashville. In 1995, he and several investors started the area's first Internet Service called PBMO.net and by 2000 the company was serviing Internet access in over 50 communities throughout Southeast Missouri as SEMO.net. In July 2014, Becker again made a major pivot and became Publisher of the SEMO TIMES: a weekly print and daily online news and entertainment source for the region.
Oct 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 Nov 1 Friday Hours will be 6pm to 11:30pm Sat hours will be 4pm - 6pm Kid Friendly (no [...]
Oct 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
Friday Hours will be 6pm to 11:30pm
Sat hours will be 4pm – 6pm Kid Friendly (no monsters)
Sat Hours will be 6pm – 11:30pm
Sun hours will be 6pm – 10pm
Tickets will be:
$10 per person for adults (non-discounted)
$8 per person for adults (discounted)
$5 per child 10 and under (non-discounted)
Presented by Kiwanis Club – Poplar Bluff MO and Kiwanis network of school aged children enrolled in Key Club, Builders Club, K Club and other eager volunteers – ALL hoping to survive the nightmares of Kinyon School. Poplar Bluff is coming at you in full force with the science, the urban legends, the slight of hand and of course monsters of all shapes and sizes.
Come join us for a month of weekends filled with ever-changing Spookiliciousness. And we do mean ever changing. Come one week and have fun. Come the next week, get your mind blown by how different it is now. Come another time and you’ll start to doubt your own ability to remember what is real and what isn’t. This school doesn’t teach anything anymore. ITS LEARNING FROM YOUR FEAR AND ITS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AT SHOWING YOU WHAT SCARES YOU MOST!
If you’re in school and want to participate – you must be a registered member of one of the Kiwanis groups this fall through the The Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff called The Builders Club and K-Kids. High School students must be a member of Key Club. There will be lots of opportunities to be mentored as we build and design and promote this huge event opening the first weekend in October.
Watch for casting calls this summer for key players in the Haunted scenes. Lots of great ideas and warped “out of the box” thinking going on these days. We are all starting to feel a little mutant.
We’ll stay in touch. Even when you don’t know we’re there, heh heh – we’ll be there – silent but deadly!
October 4 (Saturday) 7:00 pm - November 1 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
Kinyon Kinyon School
910 Vine St, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Kiwanis Club - Poplar Bluff MO
The Grotto Presents:
The Haunted Grotto
October 24th thru 31st nightly open at 7pm.
Rain or Shine
3102 Kennedy Lane
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
24 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 31 (Friday) 10:00 pm
3102 Kennedy Lane Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
As always admission is free to the public. Some of the things we have in the works are; A Costume Contest for children 12 years old and under, [...]
As always admission is free to the public. Some of the things we have in the works are; A Costume Contest for children 12 years old and under, A Grilled Cheese Cook Off! Live Entertainment, Games, and a Craft Area for the kids, Pony Rides, Bounce House, Yummy Foods, Vendor Booths (with all kinds of awesome things), Fire Safety House, and so much more! We will be adding as we go! Make plans to come out and have a ton of fun
(Saturday) 9:00 am
Historic Train Station
400 S Main St, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Come join us for a ghostly fun time! Candy drop, haunted hayride, trunk or treat, haunted museum, haunted homestead, food, games, contests, vendors and more. Come help make this the [...]
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program