Saturday, November 29, 2008

Slideshows Cougars | T-Birds

Here are slideshows from the recent football games involved the Cougars and the T-Birds:
Cougars:




T-Birds




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DESOTO RECEIVES TROPHY AND GOLD MEDALLIONS

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DESOTO TAKES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 30-20

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LOOKS LIKE A T-BIRD VICTORY

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OSCAR AND TRAVIS

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Fw: DESOTO TAKES THE LEAD

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River-Gator Graduation

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From: "Quapaw Canoe Company" <john@island63.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 06:12:20 -0600
To: helena<helena@island63.com>
Subject: River-Gator Graduation

Quapaw Canoe Company –

Phillips Community College

the University of Arkansas

 

You are invited:

 

River-Gator Graduation Ceremony:

Big River Canoeing Class

3pm, Sunday November 30, 2008

 

411 Ohio Street

Helena, Arkansas

 

Presenting "River Gators:"

Bubba Battle

John Fewkes*

Jerry Hayes

Jeremy Hayes

Jerry Litton

Michael Wortham*

Maisie Wright

&

Gerrit de Young*

 

 

*to complete requirements at later date

 

 

Please note:

Everyone is invited to attend this special ceremony recognizing the 8 participants of the first canoeing class taught entirely on the Lower Mississippi River (& designed specifically for Big River paddling & rescue)

 

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balustrade \BAL-uh-strayd; bal-uh-STRAYD\, noun:

a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

The camera is a couple of floors up, pointing out over the balustrade and down toward us on the ground floor.
-- Dan Zak, A Weekend in the Life of an Extra, Washington Post, April 26, 2003
Yet that brutal incursion proved a fatal miscalculation on Brezhnev's part and the final turning point in the cold war.
-- Douglas Brinkley, The Unfinished Presidency

by 1644, "row of balusters," from French balustrade, from Italian balaustrata "provided with balusters," from balaustro "pillar," from balausta "flower of the wild pomegranate," from Greek balaustion (perhaps of Semitic origin, cf. Aramaic balatz "flower of the wild pomegranate"). Staircase uprights had lyre-like double curves, like the calyx tube of the pomegranate flower.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Weekly Code Enforcement Report

November 26, 2008

Code Enforcement Weekly Report

November 21 – 26, 2008

 

Department:   Code Enforcement

Date:                 November 26, 2008

Prepared by:  Joshua McIntosh & Patrick Allen

Code Enforcement Officers

 

Special Weekly Activities 11/21/08 – 11/26/08

 

·        Gave copy of past ordinances to Attorney Valley via Mrs. Simpson

·        1311 Perry St. –Thornton, Willie

o       Received faxed letter requesting additional time until Dec 18 to clear property

·        Called regarding Zoning on Perry St.

·        1603 Sulphur Springs-

o       Otis Turner will board up house this weekend Nov.28-30

·        1040 Arkansas St.- Dorothy Buchanan-Spoke with her she is seeking to find someone that can demolish the property.

·        708 Walker St. Tagged and Pictured

·        180 Dennis Dr. Tagged and Pictured

·        233 Coanza. Tagged and Pictured

·        Followed up on Jane and Jordan St.

·        1133 Franklin St. -Followed up with Mrs. Armstrong regarding property.

·        Compiling Animal ordinances for Mayor Valley

Will all review on Monday December 1 and compile reports

·        Sulphur Springs- Spoke with the residents of the Slaughter Property- they are finishing up.

 

Complaints By Citizens

 

·        None

 

Cited Vehicle

 

·        Springdale Apt- Honda Civic Blue; VIN 1HGEG8555PL012596; LIC TND044

·        401 S Baringo St.- Geo Metro Burnt- VIN; LIC 4S8ETJ

 

Mailed Postcards

 

·        None

 

 

Fuel

·        None

Mail

·        $13.14

Letters mailed

 

·        322 Market St.- Ms. Francis Wilson

·        712 Elm St.- Bertha Lucas Inv.

·        110 Jordan St.- Vincent Bell- 2nd Notice

·        825 Alabama St. Ext Ltr.- Lillie Walker-Williams

·        110 Arlington St.- Donald & Virginia Hartley

·        592 Sioux St. Lil'Folks Daycare

 

Lots with piles of debris

 

·        141 Center St.

·        138 S. 6th St.

·        727 Pecan St.

·        462 Washington St.

·        207 S. Sam St.

·        Jane St. –200 Block

·        58 Lincoln Ct.

 

Approved Condemned House List-

 

·        None

 

Pending Condemned House List

 

·        1429 Holly St. – Carolyn Lockridge,

·        837 Alabama St. – Tonya Lee

·        315 S 6th St.- Esselene Meiers

·        1022/1024 Poplar St.- Ridge Charles and Wanda- Property Sent to State

·        645 Seminole – Rochridge Hannah-

·        1128 Beech St.- Webster Ovie & Dorothy

·        121 N 4th St.- Johnny Adams & Ruth Bigham

·        1513/1517 Franklin – Garland Ridenour

·        401/403/405/407 Missouri St.- Alex Childs Jr.

·        228/230 Ponotoc St.- Elliott Watson

·        Valley Dr

o       410-Dave Henderson St.

o       407-Noble Franklin

o       510-David Braggs

 

Citation or Affidavit Issued

 

·        150 Ashlar, 139 S Ashlar, 426 Bonanza -CR Walker

·        238 S Ashlar St. – Lori Mosby

 

Future Weekly Activities

 

·        Get condemnation listing from Daily World

·        Locate all city property

·        Call North Little Rock Attorney regarding nuisance abatement program

·        DHHS- Ask about person that issues daycare permits

·        Continue addressing overgrown lots and dilapidated structures

·        Continue to mail out certified letters to property owners on overgrown lots and dilapidated structures.

·        More Focus on Vehicles out of compliance

·        More Focus on getting pictures before and after city does work on private property.

·        More Focus on Property Owners cutting property to street to include drain ditch

·        Focus on liens on property for outstanding Invoices

·        Adopt International Property and Zoning Codes

·        Planning Commission Meeting- December 10, 2008

·        Council Meeting- December 2, 2008

 

Follow-up Activities

 

·         Greer's Automotive Repair

 

Staff Concerns

 

·              Property Maintenance & Zoning Testing –

·              Blue Prince Code Enforcement Software or iWorkQ Software

·              Training and Staffing


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11/28/2008 11:38:01 AM

Mosaic of Community Pep Rally

Andre Kelvin and Anthony Keith Valley -- Twins


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City Attorney Andre K. Valley does really have a twin. His twin, Anthony, lives in Central Arkansas and works in the computer field. This photo is one of the rare regular occasions where we get together as a family and spend quality time.

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eminent \EM-uh-nuhnt\, adjective:

1. high in station, rank, or repute; prominent, distinguished
2. conspicuous; noteworthy
3. high; lofty
4. standing out above other things; prominent

Several others of the most eminent artists of our country had urgently requested Mr. Dickens to sit to them for his picture and bust, but, having consented to do so to Alexander and Dexter, he was obliged to refuse all others for want of time.
-- G.W. Putnam, The Atlantic, October 1, 1870
Children who are to become eminent do not like schools or schoolteachers. Many famed men found their own homes more stimulating, preferred to skip school and read books omnivorously. Today's "regimented schools" would not consider them college material.
-- Victor Goertzel, The Gifted Child Quarterly, December 1, 1960

c.1420, from Latin eminentem, prp. of eminere "stand out, project," from ex- "out" + minere, related to mons "hill.". Eminence is first attested 1621; as a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1653.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Carl Danley's Community Joint Pep Rally Photos

Here are some excellent photos taken by Carl Danley. You may buy the prints from him as well.
Carl Danley's Community Pep Rally Photos

Joint Community Pep Rally Slideshow

Community Joint Pep Rally 11-25-2008


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People are still talking about how great the event was on Tuesday night. This community came together for the common good of our children, our teams, our community and our common belief that there is more right with our community than wrong and we can fix whatever is wrong and improve that which is right.

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cadence \KAYD-'n(t)s\, noun:

1. the measure or beat of music, dancing, or a regularly repeated movement
2. a rising and falling sound; modulation; also, the falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence
3. a series of chords bringing part of a piece of music to an end

I notice that when Hillary is experiencing turbulence she lapses into a rhetorical style similar to that of John McCain's: a sing-song rhythm in which every sentence is delivered with the exact same cadence and ends on the same predictable beat.
-- Jacques Berlinerblau, The God Vote, Washington Post, May 5, 2004
"Every pitcher has a body cadence and rhythm," says Brock. "Once you've learned to read it, you can tell whether he is about to make a pick-off throw, and you can know exactly when you can start toward second."
-- The Premier Pilferer, Time, July 14, 1970
Harmonic richness and variety entered victoriously where stereotyped cadences, barren and threadbare progressions, had reigned ad nauseam.
-- Carl Engel, Jazz: A Musical Discussion, The Atlantic, August 1, 1992

c.1384, "flow of rhythm in verse or music," from Middle French cadence, Old Italian cadenza "conclusion of a movement in music," literally "a falling," from Vulgar Latin *cadentia, from Latin cadens prp. of cadere "to fall." In the 16th century, sometimes used literally for "an act of falling." The Italian form cadenza was borrowed 1836 as a musical term for "ornamental passage near the close of a song or solo."

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Fire Department Weekly DHR 12-01-08

Weekly Department Report

Department:    Fire

Date:        11/26/08

Prepared by:    Chief Reginald Wilson

Specific Weekly Activities:

East Side Runs:

No runs on the East Side

West Side Runs:

11/22/08 –191 Dennis-False Alarm

11/23/08 –PC 315-Car Fire

11/25/08 –401 S. Baringo-Car Fire

11/25/08 –901 Anderson-False Alarm

11/25/08 –227 N. 3rd-Structure Fire


 

Future Activities

***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena – West Helena

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


 


 


 


 

HELENA –WEST HELENA

Fire Department Gas

UNIT#

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

DATE

GALLONS

FILLED BY

TOTAL

F-1

11/25/08

22

B. Carroll

    
        
        
        

F-2

       
        
        
        

F-3

11/21/08

10

F-60

11/22/08

7.3

B. Carroll

 
        
        
        

#5

       
        
        
        

#8

       
        
        
        
        
        
        

GAS CANS

       

TOTAL

 

39.3