Saturday, January 3, 2009

ACCIDENT ON SOUTHLAND ROAD (SUV)

This accident happened on the north end of Southland Road (County Road 241) between Jackson Temple Church of God In Christ and Springlake Baptist Church.

The passenger of this vehicle told the PHILLIPS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARMENT that a Puerto Rican was driving the truck and lost control. When asked the whereabouts of the driver he said that the fellow ran across the field.

DEPUTIES WILLIAMS AND CONWAY responded to this one-suv accident. BUDDY RAY'S Wrecker Service pulled the vehicle and the supposed passenger sought medical treatment.

Other details are incomplete at this time.
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yegg \yeg\, noun:

a burglar who robs safes; safecracker

Except for a series of cartoons, showing Tammany as a little yegg in a tiger-striped sweater, Mr. Hearst subsequently published nothing very damaging to the Brown Derby.
-- Time, 1928-09-10
"A train robber is better than a public yegg" has been the campaign slogan of A.L. Jennings, train robber and member of the famous Dalton gang, who was nominated in today's primaries for County Attorney over a half dozen opponents.
-- New York Times, 1912-08-08

by 1903, underworld slang of unknown origin, possibly the name of an American burglar and safecracker

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Helena-West Helena City Council Agenda January 6, 2009


January 6 2009 Agenda
The Helena-West Helena City Council will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at 226 Perry Street in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.
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CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Agenda
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting: January 27, 2009
City Council Chambers-226 Perry St, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

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  • Call to Order- Mayor James F. Valley
  • Lord's Prayer Recited in Unison
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee
  • Minutes- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee 
REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
None

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES:
Dog Ordinance Comparison Update (Patrick Allen and Others)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
NEW BUSINESS:
PROPOSED NEW BUSINESS:
  • Occupational Licenses Fee Structure -- (Grace Period Through February 15th and then add penalty or graduated fee structure)(To be Presented 1/27/2009) 
  • Alley Closings (To be Presented 1/27/2009)
     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


  • Planning Commission Meeting (2nd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.) 
  • A & P Commission Meeting (1st Thursday at 4:00 p.m.) 
  • Port Authority Meeting (4th Monday at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference (Jan 14-16, 2009 -- Little Rock, AR)
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January 6 2009 Agenda
The Helena-West Helena City Council will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at 226 Perry Street in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.
For Additional Information Please See:
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CITY OF HELENA-WEST HELENA
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Agenda
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting: January 27, 2009
City Council Chambers-226 Perry St, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas

Call to Order- Mayor James F. Valley
Lord's Prayer Recited in Unison
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee
Minutes- Sandi Ramsey, City Clerk or Designee

REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
None

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES:
Dog Ordinance Comparison Update (Patrick Allen and Others)

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Amended Budget (2008 Budget Clean-Up) Packet Item No.:1
Budget (2009_Budget) Packet Item No.: 2
Condemnation Ordinance [Packet Item No.: 3, 4, & 5] Proposed Ordinance AG Opinion Statutes

NEW BUSINESS:

City Council Organization [Packet Item No.: 6, 7 & 8] (Meeting Schedule A - Meeting Schedule B Holiday Calendar (in Handbook))
Sanitation Ordinance(Packet Item No.: 9)
Mosquito Ordinance (Packet Item No.: 10)
Audit -- Implementation Ordinances ((Purchasing-Selling [Packet Item No.: 11])((Doing Business With City (Packet Item No.: 12))

PROPOSED NEW BUSINESS:

Occupational Licenses Fee Structure -- (Grace Period Through February 15th and then add penalty or graduated fee structure)(To be Presented 1/27/2009)
Alley Closings (To be Presented 1/27/2009)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Planning Commission Meeting (2nd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.)
A & P Commission Meeting (1st Thursday at 4:00 p.m.)
Port Authority Meeting (4th Monday at 6:30 p.m.)
Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference (Jan 14-16, 2009 -- Little Rock, AR)

ADJOURNMENT

The City Council of the City of Helena-West Helena generally brings its meetings to a close after two (2) hours in one sitting.

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xanthous \ZAN-thuhs\, adjective:

yellow; yellowish

King Elvis, who is not quite alert today, bares his rockin' soul on "Geraldo," yelling Michael Jackson's very unique, xanthous features complement zany daughter LisaMarie Presley.
-- The Atlantic, 1995-07-14

by 1829, from Greek xanthos "yellow," of unknown origin. Prefix form xantho- is used in many scientific words.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

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wanderlust \WON-der-luhst\, noun:

a strong desire to wander or travel

There are as many explanations for acute wanderlust as there are Travelers who suffer from it. But common to them all is the desire to break through the protective bubble that surrounds ordinary tourists as they move from one homogenous, CNN-wired hotel to another.
-- Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post, 1998-12-27
Life in Ardmore suited him-the slow pace of it, the sweep of sea and cliff, the roll of green hills that went shimmering toward shadowed mountains. The wanderlust that the Gallaghers were famed for had skipped over him, and Shawn was well rooted in Ardmore's sandy soil.
-- Nora Roberts, Tears of the Moon, 2000-08-13

by 1902, from German Wanderlust, literally "desire for wandering"

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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ultimate \UHL-tuh-mit\, adjective, noun:

1. last possible, final; coming at the end
2. an ultimate point, result, fact, or other extreme condition
3. pertaining to an extremity; beyond which there is nothing or nothing greater
4. fundamental; basic; original

Now we want to take steps into the outside world under more robust situations, Han said. "The ultimate goal is to outfit an entire home or building."
-- Will Shanley, Denver Post, 11/2/2004
For Olivas, it was a family affair. Her dad was in the 82 nd Airborne, her cousin in the air force and another relative who paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan.
-- Arizona Family, 11/11/2008

by 1654, from Late Latin ultimatus, from ultimare "to be final, come to an end," from ultimus "last, final," superlative of ulter "beyond."

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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tacit \TAS-it\, adjective:

1. implied or understood without being openly expressed
2. saying nothing; silent

The word on the Hill is that Mr. Waxman enjoys the tacit support of übergreen Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who dislikes Mr. Dingell's independence.
-- The Wall Street Journal, 11/11/2008
Boeing and Airbus don't want to cannibalize sales of the B737 and A320. So there seems to be a tacit agreement to sweep the issue (of single-aisle replacement aircraft) under the carpet for now.
-- Aude Lagorce, MarketWatch, 6/18/2007

c 1575, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," from tacere "to be silent," from Proto Indo-European base *tak- "to be silent."

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Main Street Arkansas Update - December 29, 2008

If you're looking for a roommate for the upcoming National Main Streets Conference, please let one of us know. 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

DECEMBER 31, 2008: LETTER OF AGREEMENT DUE (Main Street Towns)

JANUARY 20-21: QUARTERLY TRAINING, LITTLE ROCK

MARCH 1-4 : NATIONAL MAIN STREETS CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, IL

MARCH 15-17:  GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, FORT SMITH

MAY 14-16 : ARKANSAS PRESERVATION CONFERENCE, EUREKA SPRINGS

SEPTEMBER 14-16: DESTINATION DOWNTOWN, EL DORADO

 

 

Main Street Arkansas Calendar December 29- January 2

***************************************************************************************************************

MONDAY            Caroline – out
TUESDAY          Susan – Sheridan

WEDNESDAY   

THURSDAY       closed, New Year's Day   

FRIDAY              Greg, Cary, Susan - out

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Fire in Downtown Osceola

Farmers Market Conference in Fayetteville

Pro Bono Design Marathon

5 Grant Opportunities

Good Blytheville Press

LR A&P Approves Arts & Tourism Spending

2 More Grant Opportunities

 

There was another tragic fire in downtown Osceola week before last. 

 

Conference to focus on farmers markets
    Developing financially sustainable farmers markets in Arkansas communities will be the focus of a conference, Feb. 6-7, in Fayetteville.
    The Farmers' Markets as a Community Collaboration conference will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Arkansas Farmers Market Association at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
    The early registration fee is $20 for both days, increasing to $30 after Jan. 16.
    The University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture and the National Center for Appropriate Technology-ATTRA are coordinating the conference.
    More information and a complete schedule can be obtained from Heather Friedrich of the university at (479) 575-2798 or heatherf@uark.edu; Janet Bachmann of ATTRA at (479) 283-3076 or janetb@ncat.org; or from the Arkansas Farmers Market Association Web site.
    Shelly Walters of the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau can be contacted for registration at (479) 521-5776 or swalters@experiencefayetteville.com.

 

Pro Bono Design Marathon

http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/design_event_seeks_pro_bono_talent/27777/

http://designmarathon.wordpress.com/

 

Grant Opportunities

Digitizing Historical Records Grant

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=44338

 

Electronic Records Projects Grant

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=44339

 

Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing Grant

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=44340

 

Strategies and Tools for Archives and Historical Publishing Projects Grant

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=44341

 

Business and Cooperative Programs

Heir Property Grant

http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=44342

Develop pilot programs addressing the "heir property" issue, which has contributed to an ongoing multi-generational trend of land loss by African-American farmers.

 

Good Blytheville Press

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=77111&catid=2

 

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=77127

 

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=77109

 

LR A&P OKs Arts & Tourism Spending

http://arkansasbusiness.com/printable.asp?aid=110575

 - funding is going for marketing, advertising, operations, etc. 

I often get asked what A&Ps can pay for.  This article may serve as an information piece for your local A&P commissions

 

ICMA Offers Public Library Innovation Grants

 

 Deadline: January 9, 2009

 

 ICMA (http://www.icma.org/ ), the professional and educational organization for chief appointed managers, administrators, and assistants in cities, towns, counties, and regional entities, invites local governments to apply for an ICMA Public Library Innovation Grant.

 

The grants will focus on using the public library as a vital tool in addressing community priorities and issues, and will be anchored by a partnership between the office of the chief administrative officer (city, county, or town manager) and the public library.

The grant program will provide a series of leadership workshops and project coaching to ensure the short-term success of the project and secure support for the long-term use of libraries in addressing community goals.

 

Grant applications must be submitted by the local government manager's office or the highest appointed local government official with broad oversight of the local government. ICMA membership is not a requirement for the grant.

 

ICMA will provide eight to twelve grants ranging from $20,000 to $60,000 each. Grants are for a period of eighteen months.

 

 Guidelines and application instructions are available at the ICMA Web site.

 

JustDoOne.org Invites Sustainable Living Ideas

 

Deadline: March 1, 2009

 

JustDoOne.org ( http://www.justdoone.org/ ), an online community  for sustainable living, has issued a global call for personal  green solutions. The Just Do One organization invites ideas for more sustainable living summarized in short YouTube-style videos.

The organization will share the entries online, and the best video entry, as judged by an expert panel, will win $5,000.

 

Video entries may be up to three minutes in length. Entries will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2009. Winners will be announced April 1, 2009, in time for media coverage leading up to Earth Day.

 

 

 

Cary Tyson

Director

Main Street Arkansas

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

1500 Tower Building

323 Center Street

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

501.324.9186 voice

501.324.9184 fax

 

Visit our website at: www.MainStreetArkansas.org Sign up for our free e-newsletter at: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/enews/  and check out our blog at: http://mainstreetarkansas.blogspot.com/ or visit our myspace page at www.myspace.com/mainstreetarkansas and befriend us on Facebook

Link to me at http://www.linkedin.com/in/carytyson

 

The mission of Main Street Arkansas is to be the leading resource for communities seeking to revitalize their historic downtown commercial districts and to provide technical assistance and expertise to designated Main Street Arkansas communities through the implementation of the National Trust's Main Street Center's comprehensive Four-Point Approach™.   Main Street Arkansas is a preservation-based economic development program housed in the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. 

 

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sacrilege \SAK-ruh-lij\, noun:

an intentional injury to anything held sacred; disrespectful treatment of something sacred

A big, catchy ad on Page One of the print edition would be considered sacrilege. The editorial staff wouldn't stand for it and anyone who bought it would come in for loud criticism from purist.
-- William Spain, MarketWatch, 3/28/2003
San Francisco's Finest: In this town, it's sacrilege to attempt naming the "top" restaurant.
-- Los Angeles Times

c 1300, from Old French sacrilege, from Latin sacrilegium and sacrilegus "one who steals sacred things," from sacer "sacred" + legere "take, pick up." Transferred sense of "profanation of anything held sacred" is attested from 1390.

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ramble \RAM-buhl\, verb, noun:

1. to wander about
2. a walk for pleasure without predetermined destination
3. to talk or write about one thing and then another without useful connection

As you ramble along them, it is difficult not to feel something of a peeping-tom; this is Surrey at its most intimate, with arches over garden gates framing views of tile-hanging and leaded lights.
-- Clive Aslet, Telegraph.co.uk, 11/17/2008
Pierce and Carmen were on a northward walk markedly better organized than our own: having rambled throughout Europe, they had entrusted a local company to plan their trip.
-- Gregory Dicum, New York Times, 2/3/2008

c 1443, unknown origin, perhaps frequentative of romen "to walk, go" of via romblen "to ramble." The vowel change was probably influenced by Middle Dutch rammelen, a derivative of rammen "used of the night wanderings of the amorous cat."

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