A letter was sent today to the Secretary of States office regarding the Heritage Title Company and their illegal standing:
BUSINESS SERVICE DIVISION
P.O. BOX 778
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
RE: HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY, 2008 NORTHWOOD DR, POPLAR BLUFF, MO
To whom it may concern,
The HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY, which operates out of 2008 Northwood Dr in Poplar Bluff Missouri, is operating without a corporate or limited liability license in the state of Missouri, nor without the proper registration as a fictitious name.
According to your online records, the HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY was notified on December 11, 2012 that their fictitious name had expired and they could no longer operate under that name in the state of Missouri. However, for the past 14 months, the HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY has continued to do business with the CITY OF POPLAR BLUFF on a routine basis. It is my understanding that multiple millions of dollars flow through Heritage’s coffers for a number of projects which include the Poplar Bluff Regional Transportation Development District, the City of Poplar Bluff and quite possibly Butler County and the Missouri Highway commission.
The Sec of State’s website (http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/fictitious_faq.asp), states:
What are the penalties for not registering?
Failure to register your fictitious name is a misdemeanor under Missouri law and persons failing to register are subject to charges by their local prosecuting attorney.
Since the City Prosecuting Attorney (Wade Pierce) and the City Attorney (Wallace Duncan) are reportedly owners of the HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY, there is little chance that justice will be served and, most likely, their illegal activity will be swept under the rug.
At the very least I hope that the SOS’s office will require the HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY to perform their proper civic duty and register their fictitious name with your office. As a way for me to follow up on this, please forward electronic copies to me (email@example.com) of any correspondence you have with the HERITAGE TITLE COMPANY regarding this issue and the use of that name.
Nice to know Wade and Wallace read my blog. As expected, after we reported our story they registered the name. But the record still shows that from 12/11/2012 until 1/17/2014 they operated illegally, which is a misdemeanor in the state of Missouri:
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The Delta Fair at Kennett will be from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 and feature a number of exciting evenings planned by the fair board. The fair kicks off at 6pm [...]
The Delta Fair at Kennett will be from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 and feature a number of exciting evenings planned by the fair board.
The fair kicks off at 6pm Tuesday with a parade through downtown Kennett. The event’s opening act will be Kennett’s own rock band Jaded. A cash drawing is scheduled for 10:30pm.
Wednesday will be Armband night; Senior Citizen and State School Day from 1 to 3pm. The Midway opens at 5pm and the annual rodeo will begin at 7pm, followed at 8pm by a cappella performers Blend. A cash drawing is slated for 10:30pm.
Entries for the Rose Show will be accepted from 10am to 1pm Thursday; the Midway will open at 5. At 6:30pm the Demolition Derby will crash the fair; and at 8pm grandstand entertainment will begin. A cash drawing will begin at 10:30pm.
Friday will be armband night at the Delta Fair. The Midway will open at 5pm for those who wish to brave the rides and at 7pm a tractor pull will commence.
At 8pm Penny Moon and Copper Creek will entertain, followed at 11:30pm by a cash drawing.
Saturday at 8pm will feature Bernie, Mo’s own, The Brothers Walker. Coty and Clinton Walker were featured competitors on the Voice recently, and graced the front of the SEMO TIMES 8/31 Issue.
The Midway will open at noon Saturday and an armband afternoon is planned until 5pm. The Sound Connection Karaoke contest will begin at 1pm followed by the Demolition Derby at 6:30pm. A cash drawing is scheduled for 11:30pm.
For more information see DeltaFairFun.com.
23 (Tuesday) - 27 (Saturday)