Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Helena of My Dreams
By James F. Valley
September 27, 2008
Start every morning with prayer and thanksgiving;
Appreciating the good things that surround us.
Friends, family and neighbors who sincerely share
And the mountain of opportunity around us.
A place called home which is more than a destination.
A place filled with hope and vivid imagination.
A place where children run, jump, hop, skip, read, dance and sing;
A place where children play, learn, swim, chant, kick, twirl and swing.
A place where flowers blossom, trees spring up, and creeks never go dry.
A place where everyone in town takes time for friendly hellos and goodbyes.
Jobs for those with good work ethic.
Economic strength from those with grit.
A concatenation of ideas and opportunities
that lead us toward prosperity.
A juggle of options and a maze of choices
That require human dexterity
I owe Helena my first loyalty
because she gave me so much.
I am pleased to call her home
Because my neighbors here are a special touch.
Helena, a place I have grown to love,
Empowers me with the help of Him above.
Helena, where families come first and important things matter.
A community where we learn how to climb life's ladder.
The ridge and river so natural and true,
The scenic forest and its wonderful view.
Festivals throughout the year
Bringing yearning travelers here
Day after day decent folk
Doing what is right and honorable
Leading children to be great citizens
By their work and living example
The Helena of my dreams is a simple place
Where people understand our human race
The American Spirit is part of our community fabric
And the pursuit of the American Dream is our main habit.
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Word of the Day for Saturday, September 27, 2008
capitulate \kuh-PICH-uh-layt\, intransitive verb:
To surrender under agreed conditions.
Just before peace talks on Kosovo are due to resume, the United States and its allies are sending contradictory signals to Belgrade, making it less likely that President Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia will capitulate on American terms.
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names.
We say "capitulate" because the terms (of surrender) were drawn up in capitula, which is Latin for "chapters." Chapter itself is related to capitulate.
Friday, September 26, 2008
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STREET DEPARTMENT GAS LOG 9/25/08
DATE UNIT # GALLONS RECEIVER 9/19/08 13 18.4 J Lemaire 9/19/08 Mowers-P & R 27.6 G Carter 9/19/08 Red GMC-P & R 28.3 G Carter 9/19/08 9 20.1 O Hoskins 9/19/08 30 16 E Butler 9/22/08 19 32 W Wilson 9/22/08 32 20 L Britton 9/22/08 Zero Turns 3.4 E Butler 9/23/08 101 21 J Huff 9/23/08 6 25.8 M Holbrook 9/24/08 103 16 R Smith 9/24/08 Zero Turns 11.9 E Butler 9/24/08 32 15.6 L Britton 9/24/08 13 19 L Driver 9/24/08 Zero Turns 4.8 E Butler 9/25/08 30 25.6 E Butler 9/25/08 12 23.6 Mosquito Rig 9/25/08 Black Dually 28.7 T Collins TOTAL GALLONS 357.8
Mowers-P & R
Red GMC-P & R
Department: Street Department
Date: Sept. 19-25, 2008
Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack
Specific Weekly Activities:
Mowed & cut:
· Removed alternator from Police unit 9 and installed in unit 12
· Removed radiator from unit 9
· Repaired arm and replaced 2 hoses on Sanitation unit 25
· Replaced starter on white Dually
· Installed water pump on East side Water Co truck
· Removed air compressor from Police unit 1
Mosquito control-sprayed Tuesday's Sanitation route and B&G Club
Mosquito control is coordinated in conjunction with Sanitation route-weather permitting
Litter pick up at primary routes of City:
Installed 4-way stop at 7th and Park
Set up and took down tent for Delta Dayz Art Festival
Changed Center, No 2nd and 3rd from two-way to one-way
Womack checked oil pressure on Street unit 106
Took 2 bids on repair of washout on Levee Walk
Sanitation and Water supervisors assisted in surveying Springdale Rd project
Hauled 185 tires to Waste Disposal site
Posted one-way sign at O'Reilly Auto Parts and Center St
Assisted Sanitation with debris removal from Old Little Rock Rd (S Fonzie)
Fire and Water Depts assisted with debris removal from under Boardwalk
Street and Sanitation supervisors met with Mr. Desquare on Waverly Wood washout and drainage project
Future Weekly Activities:
Tree removal at 600 block Cleburne, 1135 Poplar, Cline-Frazier bldg on Cherry St
Removal of dead sycamore tree at 500 block East Baldwin
Drain at South 7th and South 8th
Washout on Beechwood east
Follow Up Activities:
Debris removal from Little Rock Rd and Elm St park
Debris removal from end of So Coanza
Code Enforcement identifying and notifying property owners of overgrown lots throughout City. City will not mow lots until Code Enforcements has communicated with owners.