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 the judge evidently didn’t agree. Earlier this afternoon, Judge Ligons ruled that PB Internet should pay $5170.76 of legal fees charged by Attorney Carl Lumley to the City of Poplar Bluff for the two hearings.
The charges included $2400 for drive time to/from St Louis twice (twelve hours of drive time billed at $200/hour). Good thing Lumley doesn’t charge hourly for sleeping at the Holiday Inn.
No one likes to have a judge rule against you but we will continue to plod on; we have 15 days to come up with the money and pay the amount and then our case can continue.
Today’s ruling stated:
Comes now the Court and allows Defendant’s request for attorney’s fees in the amount of $5,170.76. Plaintiff shall have 15 days to pay said amount or Plaintiff’s Response to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment shall be stricken. So Ordered. – Judge Ligons/cb
I’ll go out on a limb and say that this will be in Wednesday’s DAR (update: it was in Friday’s edition)… Keep an eye on the DAR watch in the top right corner of SEMO.net.
In its 87th year, the Stoddard County Fair will officially begin with a parade through downtown Dexter at 5:30pm on Tuesday, Sept. 16. (Exhibit entries will be accepted on the [...]
In its 87th year, the Stoddard County Fair will officially begin with a parade through downtown Dexter at 5:30pm on Tuesday, Sept. 16. (Exhibit entries will be accepted on the 14th and 15th) The winner of 2013′s Band Competition, The Puxico Rhythm Steppers, will be the lead band for this year’s parade.
Immediately after the parade in Arena A there will be youth games and chicken catching; while Arena B will host the Queen’s Contest.
Bill Hulvey and the Side Street Band will entertain on the Midway at 7pm and Prof. Farquar and Polecat Annie will perform nightly.
At 6pm Wednesday, Tyler Feller and Kryst Lyke will offer a youth ministry on the Midway.
Thursday will be armband night; the brave may ride all the Midway’s mechanical attractions as often as they like from 5:30 to 10pm for $25. At 6pm in Arena A cattle, hogs and equine judging will take place, followed at 7pm by a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Tractor Rodeo in Arena A and karaoke in Arena B.
New this year at the Stoddard County Fair on the Midway is a state-of-the-art mechanical ride dubbed “The Cliff Hanger.” Daredevils who enjoy this attraction range in ages from nine to ninety. The Cliff Hanger was built by Dartron Industries of Salem, Oregon and is brought to the fair by Tinsley Amusements. Tinsley provides all the carnival features on the Midway.
Friday’s featured Midway entertainer at 7pm will be Rickie Lee Tanner. Simultaneously in Arena A, the Bootheel Tractor Pulls will be followed by karaoke at 8pm in Arena B.
Saturday from 1to 5pm will be armband afternoon; armbands for all rides are $20.
Saturday’s list of events includes at 8am a Buyers Breakfast; at 9am at the Livestock Barns a 4H and FFA Livestock Auction; at 10am on the Midway the Stoddard County Youth Pageant; at 2pm on the Midway the 4-H/FFA Public Speaking Contest; and at 3pm in Arena B will be Youth Games.
At 7pm on Saturday in Arena A will be the Demolition Derby.
Midway entertainers for Saturday 4pm will be Anna Catherine DeHart; at 6pm Maggie Thorn; and at 8pm Neil E. Boyd. Karaoke will be at 8pm in Arena B.
The parade is free. However there is a $2 charge to enter the Stoddard County Fair. For more details see StoddardCountyFair.com.
14 (Sunday) - 21 (Sunday)