Saturday, November 8, 2008

ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS BRACKET

PLAYOFFS BRACKET 

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MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
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GOOD TIMBER BY DOUGLAS MALLOCH

Good Timber

The tree that never had to fight 
For sun and sky and air and light, 
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,

Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,

Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man
But lived and died as he began.


Good timber does not grow with ease,
The stronger wind, the stronger trees,
The further sky, the greater length,
The more the storm the more the strength.


By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.
Where thickest lies the forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both.

And they hold counsel with the stars
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much of strife.
This is the common law of life.

by Douglas Malloch
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Cougars Win Conference Championship

Cougars win 14 to 0 over the Batesville Pioneers to take the first conference championship since 1948.









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District Court Weekly DHR (11-07-08)

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 3 - 7, 2008)

 

Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date: November 7, 2008

Prepared by: Linda Danley

 

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

Nov. 3 - 7, 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.

 

Wed., November 5, 2008 - Civil and Small Claims

Total number of cases scheduled - 15

 

Thurs., November 6, 2008 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trial on Traffic Violations

Total number of cases scheduled - 68

 

Thurs., November 6, 2008 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trial on Criminal Actions

Total number of cases scheduled - 25

 

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on November 6, 2008

 

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

DM

3

4

7

G

6

2

8

NP

1

 

1

TOTAL

11

6

17

 
Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

DM

3

3

6

G

 

1

1

TOTAL

3

4

7

 
ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding

Criminal

Traffic

Total

BF

1

 

1

DM

6

7

13

G

6

3

9

NP

1

 

1

TOTAL

14

10

24

 
KEY:

BF - Bond Forfeit

G - Guilty

DM - Dismissed

NP - Nolle Prosequi

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JAIL ROSTER

(November 3 - 6, 2008)

 

Defendant

Docket #

Arrest

Date

Release/

Sent. Date

Status/

Disposition

Carter, Lynda R.

CR-08-4263

11/06/08

 

Set for plea on 11/07/08.

Clayton, Jacob

TR-08-3498

11/06/08

 

Set for plea on 11/07/08.

Gatewood, Zinna

TR-08-3082

TR-08-3132

TR-08-3133

CR-08-4001

CR-08-4002

CR-08-4003

11/07/08

 

Set for plea on 11/07/08.

Gould, Derrick

CR-08-3606

10/20/08

(Also had Felony charges)

Arranged bail subsequent to 10/31/08.

Plea of guilty. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $205.

Henry, Laquinta

CR-08-4254

CR-08-4255

11/04/08

 

Set for plea on 11/07/08.

Young, Willie

CR-08-3146

10/11/08

 

Set for plea on 11/07/08.

 

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FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

•Thurs., November 13, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
•Thurs., November 13, 2008 (1:30 p.m.) Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
•Fri., November 14, 2008 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
•Thurs., Nov. 20 and Fri., Nov. 21, 2008 - No court. (District Court Clerk's meeting - Eureka Springs, AR)
•Thurs., Nov. 27 and Fri., Nov. 28,2008 - No court (Thanksgiving Holiday)
 
 
FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:
• Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on Fri., November 7, 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 the court database system.






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PARKS DEPT WEEKLY DHR 11-10-08

Weekly Report
Department: Parks and Recreation
Date: November 10, 2008
Prepared By: B. O'Shea Burrell


Specific Weekly Activities
Monday 11-3-08
Weed eat at Washington Street
Daily Cleaning at Gym
Planning For Football Game to Little Rock
Tutorial 3-5p
Volleyball @7p

Tuesday 11-04-08
Sign For Golf Course Placed on Airport Road Hwy49n and Hyw49s.
Adult basketball @ 6pm
Kipp Basketball practice
Daily cleaning of HWHCC
Tutorial 3-5p

Wednesday 11-5-08
Maintained on lawn mowers
Tutorial 3-5p
Volleyball @7p

Thursday 11-6-08
Changed oil on Blue bus
Washed and cleaned blue van
Adult basketball @6pm

Friday 11-7-08
Prep for travel to Little Rock football

Saturday 11-08-08
Depart for Little Rock at 10:45a and return at 10:45p





Future Activities
Clean pill at N. Helena
Leaves at Golf Course
Girls Basketball League
Repairs At Baseball Field
Clean ditch at N. Helena

Staff Concerns& issues
Security at HWHCC in the afternoon from 3-9p
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FIRE DEPT WEEKLY DHR 11-10-08

Weekly Department Report
Department:Fire
Date:11/07/08
Prepared by:Chief Reginald Wilson
Specific Weekly Activities:
East Side Runs:
No Runs on the East Side
West Side Runs:
11/1/08 –Atkins Street- Trash Fire
11/02/08-Atkins Street-Rubbish Fire
11/02/08 -532 Alice Street-Burning Leaves
11/02/08 – 453 Joyner Drive-Structure Fire
11/03/08 –576 Sioux-Structure Fire
11/03/08 – N. Baringo-False Alarm
11/05/08 – 417 St. Jean-Structure
11/05/08 – 504 N. 4th –Good Intent
11/06/08-414 E. Garland-Structure Fire
11/06/08-Hwy 49-MVA

Future Activities
***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena – West Helena
Schedule Events
***Firefighter's Ball-November 15th, 2008
Follow Up Activities
***U.S.D.A. CF Grant Approved for the Fire Department
***U.S.D.A. CF Grant Submitted for Police Department

Staff Concerns /Issues:
***3 Firefighters out on Military Leave
-Jamin Crawford
-Franklin Tyner
-Demarcus Foreman




1-Firefighter attending _Paramedic School @EACC in Forrest City, Arkansas
-Jeremy Powell
***Four Auxiliary Firefighters Added
-Chris Randle
-Roosevelt Eaton
Deandra Smith
Dameon Starks




















HELENA –WEST HELENA
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CID Weekly (Police) DHR -11-10... - Docs & Spreadsheets

CID Weekly (Police) DHR -11-10... - Docs & Spreadsheets

Water Department East DHR Weekly Report 11-10-08

Helena Municipal Water & Sewer
Eastside Water Department
 
Weekly Department Report
Date: 11-10-08
Prepared by: Terry McGinister
 
Specific Weekly Activities
Checked lift stations
Monthly meter readings
Completed weekly reports
Repaired WTP air-compressor
Repaired 3/4 inch service line leak on Biscoe Street
Repaired 2 inch service line leak on Newman Drive
Patched holes on Chickasaw and Biscoe Street with asphalt cold mix
Unstopped sewer main on Helenadale
 
Future Weekly Activities
Station rehab
 
Follow Up Activities
Putting rip-rap on levees at the sewer ponds
 
Staff Concerns/Issues
Scheduling classes for all employees to attend to have enough hours to renew their licenses
One employee off on sick leave
 

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olfactory \ol-FAK-tuh-ree; -tree; ohl-\, adjective:

of smell; having to do with smelling

What stirred this olfactory reminiscence was the confession of a Philadelphia newsman that the situation in his home town was "stinking."
-- Stinking, Time, October 26, 1937
Mr. Lichter's visitor inhaled the rich sour aroma of the establishement and remarked upon its olfactory munificence.
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Street Dept Weekly DHR 11/6/08

STREET DEPARTMENT REPORT - 11/10/08



Department: Street Department



Date: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2008



Prepared by Oscar Hoskins and Earnest Womack



Specific Weekly Activities:



Mowed & cut:


10/31


  • Quarles Ln ditch and shoulder
  • East and West side shop

11/3


  • Corner of College & McDonough
  • Corner of Columbia & Walker
  • Walker & Holly
  • Bonanza St ditch from Panama to Washington
  • Corner of Washington & Panama
  • 200 block South Sam
  • Cleaned drainage ditch from Sam to Coanza and Coanza to Baringo

11/4


  • Working on drainage ditch from Baringo to So Washington
  • 2 lots 200 block So Washington

11/5


  • Cleaning drainage ditch from So Washington to Elm St

11/6


  • Working on completing drainage from Elm St to LR Rd


Mechanic:


10/31


  • Repaired 2 hoses on Street Unit 105 Knuckle Boom
  • Repaired 2 hoses on Street Unit 107 Knuckle Boom
  • Working on heater core module on Police unit 18

11/3


  • Finished work on heater core module on Police unit 18
  • Replaced air filter and lubricated Street unit 105 Knuckle Boom
  • Repaired Street unit 107 Knuckle Boom (boom stuck)

11/4


  • Repaired light on Sanitation unit 29
  • Working on Dozer trailer tire rim
  • Removed radiator from Bucket truck
  • Fixed lights on blue dump truck

11/5


  • Fixed flat on Street unit 103
  • Checked brakes on Street unit 31
  • Checked starter on fork lift
  • Assisted with computer recycling

11/6


  • Serviced Auto car dump truck
  • Replaced wheel hub plug Sanitation unit 26
  • Replaced hydraulic oil filter Street unit 105 Knuckle Boom
  • Replaced idle switch in Street unit 106 Knuckle Boom


Potholes:


11/6


  • Intersection Sioux & Seminole - 1
  • 200 block No 9th - 3
  • 100 So 9th - 2


Animal control:


  • Removed several dead animals from streets


Mosquito control:


Clark Mosquito Control serviced Mosquito rigs – 11/5/08


Mosquito control-No spraying done (units will be removed from vehicles)



Other activities:


Continuous removal of debris throughout city designated trash routes


Litter pick up at primary routes of City:


Rightor St


Walnut St.


Cherry St.


Porter St.


Perry St.


Elm St.


Franklin St.


Oakland Ave.


Quarles Lane


Plaza St



10/31


Completed work on drainage project Waverly Wood


11/1


Off loaded trash from Mississippi Queen Riverboat


Toured Delta Queen Riverboat


11/3


Hill & Hill completed Springdale Rd resurfacing

Billy Amos of Amos Electric began installing Christmas Lights


11/4


Repaired pothole in alleyway Cleburne & Sam


Working with ADEQ and East Arkansas Planning on electronic recycling project


Hauled 345 tires to Waste Disposal site


Womack installed direction sign to golf course on Hwy 49 and Airport Rd


11/5


Ordered storm drain cover for corner of No 7th and Plaza


Completed electronic recycling project


11/6


Cleaned up trash pile on East side lot


Replaced missing stop sign Walnut and Market


Replaced Do-Not-Enter sign Columbia and Walker


Replaced manhole cover 7th & Plaza


Traffic light technician repaired signal light at Hwy 49 and Exxon


Requested bids for street repair work on 2nd St-Housing Authority



Future Weekly Activities:


Drain at South 7th and South 8th


Washout at Beechwood east


Washout at 127 Valley Dr-marked for AR One call 11/6



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 Enforcement has communicated with owners.



Staff Concerns/Issues:


Henard Utility will conduct training on Leaf Vacuum with Street and Parks Departments on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.




STREET DEPARTMENT GASOLINE LOG






Week of 10/31-11/6/08








DATE


UNIT #


GALLONS


RECEIVER


10/31/2008


103


19


R Smith


11/3/2008


30


21


E Butler


11/3/2008


42 Sanitation


25.3


A Barry


11/3/2008


12 Sanitation


17


L Britton


11/4/2008


13


20


J Lemaire


11/5/2008


30


16


E Butler


11/5/2008


103


19.8


R Smith


11/5/2008


9


22.7


O Hoskins


11/6/2008


19


16


W Wilson


11/6/2008


42 Sanitation


35.3


A Barry











TOTAL GALLONS


212.1




Street Dept report 11/6/08


Street Dept report for 11/6/08


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Delta Views Nov. 7

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From: "Delta Regional Authority" <skidd@dra.gov>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:07:43 -0500
To: James F. Valley<mayorjfvalley@gmail.com>
Subject: Delta Views Nov. 7


 
 
Nov. 7, 2008

Programs That Build The Delta
 
By Pete Johnson
 
At the Delta Regional Authority, we're probably best known for the grant program we operate in the eight states the DRA serves. Members of Congress have been announcing grants for the most recent grant cycle, and we're almost ready to begin the application process anew. The process starts with the local development districts, which serve as our frontline troops. These development districts are responsible for ensuring that we receive quality applications from across the region.
 
Once the grant applications are submitted by the development districts, I must determine which applications are eligible for funding and which are ineligible. There's an appeals process for those applicants whose submissions have been deemed ineligible. From the list of eligible applicants, the governors of the eight states we serve -- Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee -- must make recommendations to the full board. The board then decides which projects are funded based on the amount of money available each year.
 
Congress has mandated that transportation and basic public infrastructure projects must receive at least 50 percent of our appropriated funds. The DRA's areas of emphasis for funding are basic public infrastructure in distressed counties, transportation infrastructure for the purpose of facilitating economic development, business development and job training. Although our grant program receives the bulk of the publicity, the DRA is involved in a number of other areas as we attempt to execute a comprehensive strategy to build the Delta. Let me give you some recent examples of the type of things we're doing:
 
-- We agreed to partner with Jacksonville State University in Alabama and the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky on an effort that's designed to enhance the role rural newspaper publishers, newspaper editors and radio station managers play in economic development. Rural development and rural media have changed greatly during the past two decades. Rural areas once relied on low-wage jobs, low taxes and low land costs to attract employers. Globalization has removed the wage advantage. Even rural areas must now produce an educated, healthy workforce in order to compete in the knowledge-based economy of the new century. Local governments and economic development organizations cannot wait on the federal government or state governments to come to the rescue as this workforce is developed. They must do it themselves.
 
As traditional industries such as apparel and furniture manufacturing disappeared from the rural South, communities have struggled to find community and economic development approaches that work. Local newspapers and radio stations will play an important role in communicating the message that entrepreneurship, regional cooperation and building on existing community assets are vital to future development. The old models of Southern economic development will no longer cut it.
 
Rural newspapers have changed from largely independent ownership to chain ownership. The same is true of local radio stations. Today's managers often come from out of town and are less active in local economic development work. They answer more to their national headquarters than to their neighbors. It's much like the banking industry, where rural banks have been gobbled up by larger institutions with transplanted professionals now answering to absentee owners and shareholders. These are the types of fundamental changes the DRA should indeed be addressing as we refine our economic development strategy for the region.
 
-- We continue to announce on a regular basis the names of physicians who have been granted J-1 visa waivers by the U.S. Department of State to work in this region. The DRA's highly successful Delta Doctors program is designed to increase the number of physicians who provide care in the region. The Delta Doctors initiative allows foreign physicians who are trained in this country to work in medically underserved areas for three years. Many of them choose to stay far longer once they have developed a patient base.
 
The DRA is one of the few government agencies allowed to recommend visa waivers to the State Department. Medical school graduates from other countries normally are required to return to their home countries for at least two years after they complete their education. These physicians must provide primary care in their specialty fields for at least 40 hours a week. They also must provide care to the indigent, Medicaid recipients and Medicare recipients. This program is a prime example of the type of things we're doing to improve the lives of Delta residents.
 
-- The DRA has completed work on an update of its strategic plan for the region. We've also completed a multimodal transportation plan. In developing the strategic plan update and the multimodal plan, we asked ourselves why income growth in this region has fallen so far behind the rest of the country. We determined that a major reason is the Delta's continuing dependence on a declining industrial and agricultural base. While much of the rest of the nation made the transition to information technology and a growing professional service sector, the Delta adhered to a failing economic model. This forced our most educated people to leave the region. Far too many of the residents who were left behind lacked access to the resources needed to become competitive in the new economy.
 
As the nation moves forward, Delta communities will fall further into decline and the population will become even more dependent on public assistance unless there's a shift in the economic development strategies. We're seeking to spur that shift. In order to be an effective federal-state partnership, the DRA's mission can't be limited to attempts to reduce unemployment and poverty in dying communities. We must rethink our priorities. We must concentrate on developing the assets needed to sustain long-term growth.
 
Pete Johnson of Clarksdale, Miss., is the federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. He was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2001.
 

 

 
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