Saturday, July 5, 2008

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meticulous \muh-TIK-yuh-luhs\, adjective:

Extremely or excessively careful about details.

How much work gets done in the fall perennial garden depends somewhat on whether your gardening tendencies lean toward the meticulous or toward the casual.
-- Mary Robson, "Preparing for winter: What's to be done with plants as they go dormant?", The Seattle Times, October 30, 2002
Whatever else he taught me about science, Schotté also helped me understand that meticulous attention to detail and patience are as important to problem solving as a grand vision.
-- David Kessler, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle With a Deadly Industry
Roosevelt was often persuasive and sometimes eloquent, displaying a power won in large part by his meticulous involvement in the writing process.
-- Carol Gelderman, All the Presidents' Words: The Bully Pulpit and the Creation of the Virtual Presidency

Meticulous ultimately derives from Latin meticulosus "fearful" (from metus, "fear"). The present sense stems from French méticuleux "overscrupulous." In present day English, the word usually carries a more positive connotation and is synonymous with precise and punctilious.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

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dapple \DAP-uhl\, noun:

1. A small contrasting spot or blotch.
2. A mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse).
3. To mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot.
4. To become dappled.
5. Marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled.

Look at . . . his cows with their comic camouflage dapples . . . .
-- Arthur C. Danto, "Sometimes Red", ArtForum, January 2002
70 diamond- and hexagonal-shaped holes, 35 between the North End ramp and the northbound lanes, and 35 between the northbound and southbound lanes, allow light to filter through and dapple the river below.
-- Raphael Lewis, "A walk into the future", Boston Globe, May 9, 2002
Gentle shafts of sunlight . . . dapple the grass.
-- Gail Sheehy, Hillary's Choice

Dapple derives from Old Norse depill, "a spot."

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

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tutelage \TOO-tuhl-ij; TYOO-\, noun:

1. The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection.
2. The state of being under a guardian or tutor.
3. Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by close attention and guidance.

But he was not yet free of his father's legal tutelage and had still to decide on a career.
-- Roland Huntford, Nansen: The Explorer as Hero
This was the Puerto Rico that the United States invaded on July 25, 1898--a country that wanted political, economic, and social justice, but not colonial tutelage, however well meant.
-- Jose Trias Monge, Puerto Rico: The Trials of the Oldest Colony in the World
Many years under my grandfather's tutelage had made me the best calligrapher in the entire school.
-- Da Chen, Colors of the Mountain
Under her tutelage he picks up not only Greek but Hebrew, Arabic and Japanese before moving on to the rest of the major spoken languages and a slew of minor ones.
-- Myla Goldberg, "Paternity Suitor", New York Times, October 15, 2000

Tutelage is from Latin tutela, "protection; guardian" (from the past participle of tueri, "to watch, to guard") + the suffix -age.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Iesha Donaby of Helena-West Helena, AR -- Shot and Killed in Wichita Kansas

Visiting teen shot, killed after car honk

BY CHRISTINA M. WOODS

The Wichita Eagle

Ida Staten stands in the room where her niece, Iesha Donaby, died after being shot with a gun outside Staten's home at 3016 E. 11th St. Her last words were, "I'm dying. I'm dying. I've been hit." There was a very distinct bloody hand print on the carper in this room where she collapsed and died.
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Ida Staten stands in the room where her niece, Iesha Donaby, died after being shot with a gun outside Staten's home at 3016 E. 11th St. Her last words were, "I'm dying. I'm dying. I've been hit." There was a very distinct bloody hand print on the carper in this room where she collapsed and died.

How to report tips

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting death of Iesha Donaby to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 (toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS).

Shequita Staten's ringtone, "Never Would Have Made It" by gospel artist Marvin Sapp, blasted as she talked about the shooting death of her 17-year-old cousin, Iesha Donaby.

"It was crazy how it all went down," she said.

Donaby was riding Monday night with Staten and a 17-year-old boy, heading south on Hillside behind a white car, police said. The two cars turned right onto 11th Street, police said, and then the white car stopped.

Staten said she waited, then honked at the white car as she went around. The three teenagers arrived at their destination, a home at 11th and Lorraine, and were walking to the front door when a man got out of the white car.

He didn't speak, Staten said.

Instead, he shot at them. Donaby, who was struck several times, was pronounced dead around 11:55 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center, police said.

Donaby was from West Helena, Ark., and was visiting family in Wichita.

The family is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Tuesday afternoon, family members ushered reporters beyond the front door, which was marked with the handwritten words "Enter as guests... leave as friends," to see blood and handprints lingering in the home.

Donaby, the family said, stumbled into the house to say she had been hit and that she was dying before she collapsed.

"I feel like I'm in a nightmare and can't get up," said her aunt, Ida Staten, who lives at the house.

Katherine Staten, another aunt, said her niece was smart, loved track and basketball, would have graduated from high school next year and "was not a trouble child at all."

Katherine Staten said her brother called Donaby's parents and relayed the news.

The family plans to bury her in Arkansas on Saturday, Katherine Staten said.

"She's the first young loss we've had," said Katherine Staten, adding that Donaby's mom is one of 18 children. "She's the first loss we've had in 12 years."

Katherine Staten said her sister, Donaby's mother, had started calling more frequently, asking to talk with her daughter and telling her to come home.

Donaby was packed and ready to leave Wichita on Thursday -- before the Fourth of July holiday. Family members said she'd been in town since late May.

"It was like a mother's intuition," Katherine Staten said.

The Rev. Peggy Elliott, who has been facilitating citywide race-related dialogues and prayer walks through Wichita neighborhoods devastated by violence, learned about the shooting from The Eagle.

"It's to the point where any one death is a critical mass," she said. "And we're at a critical mass. And I recognize that there's got to be something going on with individuals experiencing that much lack at valuing life."

Elliott said she'd like to see more men and area pastors hit the streets -- even on weekends and in early-morning hours -- praying and interacting with people to improve safety. Elliott said a community can't be healed if it doesn't feel safe.

"My heart's cry is, men get up, get out," Elliott said. "It's not going to be comfortable. It's going to be time-consuming."

The Rev. Riccardo Harris has already taken that pledge, talking against violence throughout the city after his son, Robert Ridge, was slain in January at a stoplight because the shooter didn't like the way Ridge looked at him. Harris was stunned hearing details about Donaby's shooting death, which occurred several blocks from where his son was shot.

"She comes here to die?" he said.

"I can't say the whole generation is lost," Harris said, "but these young men are lost if they think that's OK.... You can call it road rage if you want, but that's rage bottled up inside of them."

Kevin Jones, who lives in the 11th and Lorraine neighborhood, raised his concerns about the area as he walked by the duplex Tuesday afternoon.

"There's no safety out here," said Jones, who moved to Wichita three years ago.

Kathleen Staten, another aunt, said she hopes Wichitans don't dismiss the death because her niece was from out of town.

And, to the shooter, Kathleen Staten said, "Don't just walk away."

Reach Christina M. Woods at 316-269-6791 or cwoods@wichitaeagle.com.


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laconic \luh-KON-ik\, adjective:

Using or marked by the use of a minimum of words; brief and pithy; brusque.

Readers' reports range from the laconic to the verbose.
-- Bernard Stamler, "A Brooklyncentric View of Life", New York Times, February 28, 1999
In the laconic language of the sheriff department's report,there was "no visible sign of life."
-- David Wise, Cassidy's Run
There was one tiny photograph of him at a YMCA camp plus a few laconic and uninformative entries in a soldier's log from the war year, 1917-18.
-- Edward W. Said, Out of Place: A Memoir

Laconic comes, via Latin, from Greek Lakonikos, "of or relating to a Laconian or Spartan," hence "terse," in the manner of the Laconians.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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condign \kuhn-DINE; KON-dine\, adjective:

Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.

In a story as old as the Greeks, overweening pride brought condign disaster.
-- David Frum, How We Got Here
He is a violent criminal and, like other criminals, he should be brought to condign punishment.
-- Kwasi Kwarteng, "The boy from Brazil should be behind bars", Daily Telegraph, November 14, 1997

Condign ultimately derives from Latin condignus, "very worthy," from com-, here used intensively + dignus, "worthy."

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Court

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of June 13 - 26, 2008)

 

Department:
Helena-West Helena District Court
Date: June 30, 2008
Prepared by: Linda Danley
 
SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Fri., June 13 - Thurs. June 26, 2008 -
Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; and prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial.
 
Fri., June 13, 2008 - Plea/Arraignment (9:00 A.M.)
Total number of cases scheduled - 178
 
Thurs., June 19, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 5
 
Thurs., June 19, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 28
 
Fri., June 20, 2008 - Plea/Arraignment (9:00 A.M.)
Total number of cases scheduled - 117
 
Thurs., June 26, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled - 74
 
Thurs., June 26, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 23
 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved During the Period of June 13 - 26, 2008

 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

2

DM

20

 

7

27

G

36

4

59

99

NG

2

1

 

3

NP

2

 

7

9

PRB

   

2

2

TOTAL

61

5

76

142

 
Jurisdiction: City of West Helena - OLD

Finding

Traffic

Total

DM

1

1

TOTAL

1

1

 
Jurisdiction: Game & Fish

Finding

Criminal

Total

G

4

4

TOTAL

4

4

 
Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

G

1

3

4

TOTAL

1

3

4

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

1

   

4

5

DM

5

2

2

1

10

G

14

3

1

21

39

NG

2

1

   

3

NP

1

   

4

5

PRB

   

2

 

2

TF

2

     

2

TOTAL

25

6

5

30

66

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

DWI

Juvenile

Traffic

Total

BF

2

   

5

7

DM

25

2

2

9

38

G

55

3

5

83

146

NG

4

1

1

 

6

NP

3

   

11

14

PRB

   

2

2

4

TF

2

     

2

TOTAL

91

6

10

110

217

 
KEY:
BF - Bond Forfeit         NP - Nol Prossed
DM - Dismissed            PRB - Probation
G - Guilty                   TF - Transferred
NG - Not Guilty

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JAIL ROSTER

 


Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Avance, Evone

CR-08-2185

06/19/08

06/20/08

Plead guilty. Probation reinstated.

Harvey, Nicholas

TR-08-1678;

TR-08-1679;

CR-08-1658;

CR-08-2059; CR-08-2060;

CR-08-2061

06/11/08

06/26/08

Plead guilty to TR-08-1678, TR-08-1679 and CR-08-2059 - ordered to pay fines/cost.

CR-08-2060 & CR-08-2061 - merged for sentencing with CR-08-2059.

Plead not guilty to CR-08-1658 - set for trial 6/26/08. Plead guilty on 6/26/08-sentenced/received credit for 14 days.

Henry, Laquinta

CR-08-1346;

CR-08-1348;

CR-08-1352;

CR-08-1351;

CR-08-1590;

CR-08-1591;

CR-08-1592;

CR-08-1593

06/10/08

06/20/08

Plead guilty to CR-08-1346, CR-08-1351, CR-08-1592 and CR-08-1593 - sentenced to 120 days in jail.

Plead guilty to CR-08-1591 - sentenced to 1 year in jail. CR-08-1590 merged with CR-08-1591 for sentencing.

Plead not guilty to CR-08-1348 and CR-08-1352 - set for trial on 7/10/08.

Peterson, Shantella

TR-08-2062

06/20/08

06/20/08

Plead guilty, ordered to pay fines and sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Rogers, Elizabeth

CR-08-2291;

CR-08-2292

06/20/08

06/20/08

Plead guilty to both charges. Sentenced to 60 days home detention with alcohol counseling.

 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
:
•Wed., July 2, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Civil & Small Claims Trials
• No Court on July 3, 4 or 25
• August 15, 2008, District Court Clerk's Meeting (Fayetteville, AR)
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Fri., June 27, 2008 (Plea Day) until completed.
• Process civil and small claims actions as they are received.
• Input new citations and criminal actions as they are received from the Records Department into database in preparation for court.
• Prepare pending actions for trial.
 
STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:
• Server for court database system.
• Continue to assess whether Deputy Clerk position should be filled and take appropriate steps at that time.


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Street Dept Weekly Report 6-23-2008

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT 

Department: Street Department 

Date: June 13-19, 2008 

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack 

Specific Weekly Activities: 

Mowed & cut:

6/13

  • Corner of Elm & Walnut St
  • Corner of Walnut & Miller stop sign
  • Corner of Miller & Beech stop sign
  • Corner of Pecan & McDonough stop sign and fire plug
  • Corner of Miller & Columbia fire plug
  • Corner of Ashlar & West Park stop signs
  • Corner of West Park & Hernando
  • Kelly St behind Housing Authority

6/16

  • Ditches around shop yard-West side
  • Cut inside shop area-East side
  • Weed eat center green East & West
  • Started on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Cut limbs on side of Grand Ave
  • Weed eat Cherry St curbing
  • Rightor St in from of Galloway Law Office
  • Cut back limbs on Word

6/17

  • Finished Oak Grove Cemetery
  • 300 block South Washington
  • Working on Lambert Dr shoulders

6/18

  • Finished Lambert Dr shoulders
  • 500 block alley between Market & Perry St
  • Corner of Mobil St
  • Corner of Elm & Pecan
  • Guthrie St ditch
  • Plaza beside Beechcrest School
  • 100 block South Coanza
  • Russell to RR tracks

6/19

  • Tracks behind HNB
  • Old LR Road behind Tourist Info Center
  • Old Hwy behind Fish Market
  • Arkansas St from Biscoe to Frank Frost
  • Drain on Frank Frost
 

Mechanic:

6/16

  • Charged air in Unit 26 & 27-Sanitation
  • Worked on traction and ABS systems in white Impala
  • Replaced glass in backhoe
  • Put cable ends on red & white dump truck
  • Moved burned mower from fence area

6/17

  • Took white Impala to West Hornor for service
  • Put battery on Unit 2-Police
  • Put hydraulic hose on Unit 5-Street
  • Changed oil and filter on Units 20, 15, and 3-Police
  • Tightened boom and replaced 2 bolts on Unit 107-Street

6/18

  • Installed headlights in Unit 26-Sanitation
  • Put marker lights and relay for headlights on Unit 27-Sanitation
  • Removed and replaced right rear axle on Unit 106-Street
  • Put 2 bulbs in Unit 27-Sanitation

6/19

  • Worked on Unit 21 tire brakes and drums-Sanitation
  • Charged battery and fixed 2 flats on Unit 4-Police

Potholes:

6/19

  • 401 Grand (1)
 

Animal control:

  • No longer picking up stray animals
 

Mosquito control:

Mosquito control sprayed Wednesday Sanitation route, 6/18

Mosquito control is coordinated in conjunction with Sanitation route-weather permitting  

Other activities:

Continuous pick-up and removal of debris on designated Sanitation pick-up routes

Continuous pick up of crushed boxes from area businesses

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

      Walnut St.

      Cherry St.

      Porter St.

      Perry St.

      Elm St.

      Franklin St.

      Oakland Ave.

      Quarles Lane

      Springdale Rd.

      Plaza St 

Future Weekly Activities:

Drainage on Valley Dr 

Follow Up Activities:

Drainage on Elm & Walnut

Drainage at 1100 block of Walnut

Market Alley behind River Road Restaurant-drainage 

Staff Concerns/Issues:

Sidney "Bubba" Alice hit by motorist while on duty

Mechanic needs assistance in shop due to numerous breakdowns and repairs of equipment & vehicles 

*Code Enforcement identifying and notifying property owners of overgrown lots throughout City. City will not mow lots until Code Enforcements has communicated with owners.

Street Dept Weekly Report 6-30-2008

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT

Department: Street Department

Date: June 20-26, 2008

Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack

Specific Weekly Activities:

Mowed & cut:

6/20

  • Pleasant View, Hillcrest & Grand
  • Corner of Park and Sebastian
  • Ditches at end of 200 block of South 7th
  • 300 block South 7th
  • Corner of Missouri & Pecan

6/23

  • 5th & Anderson to 7th & Anderson
  • Quarles Lane ditch
  • Razorback Store-Biscoe
  • Old Little Rock Rd Park

6/24

  • Old Little Rock Rd Park

6/25

  • Finished Old Little Rock Rd Park
  • 500 block College St
  • Corner of Cleburne & Ashlar
  • 100 block South Ridge
  • 200 block South 5th
  • Alley between Sebastian & 3rd St
  • Corner of Cleburne & Hernando
  • 300 block Anderson
  • Bridge approach
  • Rifle range

6/26

  • 400 & 600 blocks College
  • Alley between Park and Cleburne
  • 200 block 5th St
  • 300 block Anderson

Mechanic:

6/20

  • Cleaned radiator out Unit 106-Street
  • Replaced bearings left rear wheel Dodge-Box Shop
  • Worked on brakes on Suburban

6/23

  • Replace shocks and cooling fan on Unit 10-Police
  • Worked on Code Enforcement car-needs compressor
  • Worked on camera Unit 27-Sanitation
  • Worked on new boom truck fuel line

6/24

  • Worked on wiring harness Unit 27-Sanitation
  • Put hydraulic hose and fitting Unit 29-Sanitation
  • Fixed flat Unit 20-Police
  • Replaced gas line Unit 107-Street
  • Installed front brakes and rotors Unit 3-Police

6/25

  • Fixed hydraulic leak Unit 26-Sanitation
  • Worked on cigarette lighter in white extended cab for strobe light to work
  • Filled 29 w/hydraulic fluid
  • Put rotors and brakes on Unit 20-Police

6/26

  • Moved all vehicles from fence area-Sebastian shop
  • Replaced front shield on Police unit
  • Replace hydraulic hose on Unit 26-Sanitation

Potholes:

6/26

  • Adams Hill (3)

Animal control:

  • No longer picking up stray animals

Mosquito control:

Mosquito control sprayed Tuesday & Thursday Sanitation route, 6/24 & 26

Mosquito control is coordinated in conjunction with Sanitation route-weather permitting

Other activities:

Continuous pick-up and removal of debris on designated Sanitation pick-up routes

Continuous pick up of crushed boxes from area businesses

Litter pick up at primary routes of City:

Walnut St.

Cherry St.

Porter St.

Perry St.

Elm St.

Franklin St.

Oakland Ave.

Quarles Lane

Springdale Rd.

Plaza St

Future Weekly Activities:

Drainage on Valley Dr

Follow Up Activities:

Drainage on Elm & Walnut

Drainage at 1100 block of Walnut

Market Alley behind River Road Restaurant-drainage

Staff Concerns/Issues:

Sidney "Bubba" Alice passed away on 6/20/08

City employees attended funeral service for Sidney "Bubba" Alice on 6/24/08

Acquired New Chevy P/U per state contract from Landers Chevrolet in Benton.

Mechanic needs assistance in shop due to numerous breakdowns and repairs of equipment & vehicles

*Code Enforcement identifying and notifying property owners of overgrown lots throughout City. City will not mow lots until Code Enforcements has communicated with owners.


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indigent \IN-dih-juhnt\, adjective:

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Parks and Recreation Weekly Report 6-30-2008


City of Helena-West Helena

Parks and Recreation Department

Weekly Report



June 23-June 29

Current weekly events

June 23

• Summer Food Program started. Breakfast was served at 9am and Lunch was served at 1pm. 84 students were in attendance. Students eligible to participate in food program are all 18 and under.

• Phillips County Youth workers last week of work at the Community Center.

• Franklin Park and North Helena Park were cut and groomed.



June 24

• 10th Street Park was sprayed, cut, and groomed.

• Summer Day Camp activities as scheduled.

• Increase attendance for summer food program.

• Swim Camp registration forms were given out in Community Center. Pre-registration is required



June 25

• Washington Street Park sprayed, cut and groomed.

• Parks and Recreation vehicles and mowers serviced and cleaned.

• Youth Mission team from Jackson, Mississippi at Center with staff.

• Community Center Jr. High All-Star Team traveled to Friars Point, Mississippi.

• Girl's softball teams have games in North Helena Park.



June 26

• Washington Street sprayed, cut, and cleaned.

• Mowers returned to Golf Course

• King Biscuit Tournament at Golf Course



June 27

• Last day for County Workers to work at Community Center

• Sysco Food Service delivered Community Center's Summer Food Program Inventory.

• Community Center floors prepared for buffing and waxing.



June 28

• Community Center floors were buffed and stripped by employees



June 29

• Community Center's Junior High Boys and Girls traveled to Holly Grove for basketball games.

• Community Center Senior High Boys traveled to Holly Grove for basketball games.

• Community Center floors were waxed.



Upcoming Weekly Events

June 30-July6

• Diabetic Clinic at Helena Community Center from 9am-1pm on June 30

• Summer Food Program will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to students 18 & under.

• Summer Day Camp will continue to operate with activities as scheduled.

• Williams Family Reunion begins on July 3 and ends July 6.

• Last State Entertainment at Malco Theater on July 4.

• All-white Affair in Community Center on July 5.

• Community Center will continue to prepare for ACC Camps and Swim Camps

• Swim Camp registration will continue.



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HELENA WEST HELENA REGIONAL LANDFILL WEEKLY DHR 6-30-2008


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WEEKLY Department Head Meeting

Department: Helena West Helena Regional Landfill
Date: June 30, 2008
Prepared By: Bob Gaston

Specific Weekly Activities:
Employees Tommy and Larry come in at 6:30am to start equipment and do daily maintenance;
Mary comes in at 7:00am and turns on computer.
Terry arrives at 8:00am and checks his equipment and starts hauling dirt.
Once Larry has the working face and road ready he lets Mary start sending trucks down. Mary weighs the trucks and sends the trucks to the cell. Once the truck has emptied the driver returns and is weighed. Mary prints a ticket and the driver comes in and signs the ticket, the driver receives a copy. Each truck goes through this process each time. Mary also does random inspections on a daily basis. As the waste is placed in the cell the process of compacting begins. We start lunches at 10:00 am and go thru 12:00. After lunch Terry begins placing dirt around the working face so we can cover. Trucks are allowed to enter landfill until 3:30pm. After the last truck is weighed out Mary begins adding tickets and balancing with the computer and printing reports.

Mary is usually finished by 4:00 p.m. After the last truck leaves the process of finishing compacting and covering begin. This normally takes about one and half hours. Each day someone checks the leechate pumps and tanks. We have part time help to take care of litter, grass, office, scales, and other task. We maintain a daily maintenance log on all equipment and make sure hourly maintenance is maintained.

We work during all weather conditions and wet weather adds to the over time. Most weather damage repair is done on Sat.

Future Activities:
Work on drainage.
Build clean-out pad.
Rebuilding part of road on south end.
Finishing job descriptions for staff.
Working on evaluations for staff.
Quotes for seeding 7 acres, fertilizing and watering.
Evaluating recycling programs for Helena- West Helena.
Check cost for leechate line.

Activities Completed:
Purchased new pump for tank
Gravel delivered.
Quarterly monitoring completed.
Mary tested for class A. Passed Test.
Delta Environmental – Could not guarantee daily tonnage.
ADEQ visited landfill on May 29, 2008.
Inspected June 3, 2008 by inspector. Scored a 5.
Tarps delivered.
Fire plug moved and water connected.

Staff Concerns/ Issues;
1. New search for part time help.

FIRE DEPARTMENT (WEEKLY) DHR JUNE 30, 2008


 

Weekly Department Report


 

    Department            FIRE


 

    Date                6/28/2008


 

    Prepared by            Chief Reginald Wilson/Asst. Chief Travis Williams

    

    Specific Weekly Activities;


 

    East Side Runs:

    6/18/2008    1239 & 1237 Poplar            Structure Fire

    6/18/2008    1239 & 1237 Poplar Street        Re-Kindle

    6/20/2008    633 Elm Street                False Alarm

    West Side Runs:

6/15/2008    1325 Clarianna                A/C Arcing

6/16/2008    PC 351 Road                House Fire

6/17/2008    PC 354 Road                Combine Fire

6/18/2008    250 S. Baringo                False Alarm

6/18/2008    344 Denise Drive            Medical Assist

6/19/2008    Plaza & Sebastian            MVA

6/19/2008    Delta AHEC                Fasle Alarm

6/20/2008    76 W. Cleburne                Good Intent

6/21/2008    Highway 44 – Elaine            MVA

6/22/2008    Highway 49 – Airgas            Smoke Scare

6/24/2008    Regional Landfell            Trash Fire

6/24/2008    1748 PC 300                Vehicle Fire

6/25/2008    851 pc 262 Road            Grass/Shed

6/25/2008    PC 245 Road                Shed Fire

6/26/2008    846 Kentucky Street            Medical Assist


 

    Future Activities:

    **Scheduled Classes

        

        **Building Construction – July 7-10, 2008

         Combustible & Non-Combustible @ Phillips Community College

    **Scheduled Events

        **Young At Heart – Cook – June 29, 2008 @ Helena Park

        **Softball Tournament – June 28, 2008

        **Raffle – August 1-23,2008

        **Community Awareness – August 23, 2008

        **Firefighter's Ball – November 15, 2008

            

    Follow Up Activities:

**U.S.D.A. C.F. Grant Submitted for Fire Department

**USDA C.F. Grant Submitted for Police Department

**G.I.F. Grant Submitted

**F.E.M.A. Grant Submitted

Staff Concerns/Issues:

**3 Firefighter's out on Military Leave

    -Jamin Crawford

    -Franklin Tyner                                

-Demarcus Foreman

**2 Firefighter's Graduated from Arkansas Fire Academy Standard's Class on June 20, 2008-

    -Tracy Hill

    -Demond Franklin

**3 Firefighter's to attend Arkansas Fire Academy Standard's Class set to begin on September 2 – October 17, 2008

    -Zach Williams

    -Derrick Fluker

    -Bryan Carroll    

    
   

GAS LOG

  
        

UNIT #

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

TOTAL

F-1

6/24/2008

20

T.Lewis

  

  

  

20

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

F-2

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

F-3

6/26/2008

16

S.Sparks

  

  

  

16

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

#5

6/18/2008

14

T. Lewis

  

  

  

14

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

#8

6/20/2008

20

B.C.

  

  

  

20

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Gas Cans

6/20/2008

4

B.C.

  

  

  

4

     

TOTAL

  

74