Word of the Day for Saturday, April 11, 2009
portend \por-TEND\, verb:
To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshadow; to bode.
Although no humans were there to witness the giant comet of 65 million years ago, in this case it really did portend disaster.
With mortal crisis doth portend
I see five separate moving clouds of dust; they portend some sort of magic.
Many signs portended a dark and stormy day.
Portend comes from Latin portendere, to indicate, to predict, from por- (variant of pro-), before + tendere, to stretch out, to spread. Thus that which portends is that which stretches out before us into the future.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Department: Parks and Recreation
Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell
Specific Weekly Activities
Daily cleaning HWHCC
Center Closed for Improvement
Installation of air units
Cleaned fence row N. Helena
Prepared softball field N. Helena
Solomon grass cut and cleaned
Daily cleaning @ HWHCC
Baseball/Softball Registration form distribution
Adult free play 6pm-close
Worked on tractor
Community Center cut grass
Prepared softball field for game
Daily cleaning @HWHCC
Baseball and Softball registration form distributed in Marvell
Center closed early
Prepared N. Helena field for game
Game started at 4pm
Washington Street Park and Sacred Heart prepared
Daily- cleaning at HWHCC
Prepared field for soft ball game
Completed cutting Washington
Center closed early
Meet with police department about security for Malco
Daily Cleaning @HWHCC
Setting up for Youth Boys Basketball Banquet
Cleaned for event at Malco
Johnson- Givens family reunion
- Check fire extinguisher every month and Initial after inspection.
Fire extinguisher need to be replaced in light room.
Ground work @ Washington Street Park
- Prune all trees at North Helena Park and Washington Street Park(Via Street department)
- Repairs to bathrooms in all parks
- Order pool tables and table tennis for game room
- Bids for repairs on cart shed
- Order playground equipment from A&P funds
- Bids for air rating golf course
- Repairs to Washington St. bathrooms
- Repairs to 10th street bathrooms
- Tuesday Youth Boys basketball games starts at 5:30pm-8:30pm
- Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course
- Repairs to lighting on 10th street and Washington St.
- New play ground equipment in all parks
- Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Holler
- Repair baseball field @ 10th street park
- Storage space for equipment
- Repairs to pump house @ N. Helena
- Running water in all parks
- Improve fencing around pool
- Re-surface Greens at golf course
- Repair clock at HWHCC
- Order swing approved by A&P
Security during the 3-9pm shift
Continue to work on HAVC unit trough out the week.
Weekly Department Report
Prepared by: Chief Reginald Wilson
Specific Weekly Activities:
East Side Runs:
4/5/09-120 David - Leaves
4/5/09-1102 Walker – Shed Fire
4/9/09 -421 Oakland – Grass/BrushFire
West Side Runs:
4/7/09-608 Seminole – Good Intent
4/7/09- 120 East Park – False Alarm
4/8/09- Landfill – Trash Fire
4/9/09-138 South9th – Structure Fire
***Schedule Fire Inspections in Helena – West Helena
***April 14, 2009 – Cook hotdogs & Hamburgers @ Gene Bearden Stadium
***April 17, 2009 – Relay for Life – 6:00pm
***April 18, 2009 – Great American Clean – Up – Cook Hotdogs @ Main Stage on Cherry Street @ 10:00am
***August 8th – 8:30am – Back to School Rally
Staff Concerns /Issues:
***2 Firefighters out on Military Leave
***One Auxiliary Firefighter Being Added
***Four Full Time Being Added
HELENA –WEST HELENA
Fire Department Gas
F - 39
Special Response Team
April 4 – April 10, 2009
1. Sgt. Bivens met with Marvel Police Department Interim Chief Bennie Daniels to discuss possible mutual aid between Helena West Helena and Marvel. Chief Daniels is interested in being on the Team with us and he stated that he would make call outs with us and would like to train with us. This is still in the discussion stage.
2. Colonel Fred Fielder, Cpl. Dennis Cox, Pfc. Mikal Hall and Sgt. Tommy Bivens made a house call to a residence on North 6th street this week looking for Keith Moore to serve Felony warrants for aggravated robbery charges in the robbery of the Circle N Station. Mr. Moore was not there, the residence was searched after consent was given by the home owner.
3. We have been notified that the paper work at Red River Armory has been finalized on our Humm Vees and preparations are being made to pick them up on Tuesday April 14, 2009. We are still going to use the County's truck and driver to haul them.
4. This week 7 officers have turned in their applications for becoming an SRT member. These 7 officers will start classroom training this coming week.
5. Upon approval Sgt. Bivens along with Cpl. Cox will be attending a Basic Tactical Team Skills class taught at the LETA at Pocahontas June 1-5, 2009.
6. Sgt. Bivens, Capt. Vann, and Sgt. Thomas will be leaving for the ILEETA training in Chicago the week of April 19-26, 2009.
Wants and Needs:
a. Telephone and answering machine for the temporary SRT office on Cherry Street. A telephone and answering machine is needed to set up a possible tip line for anonymous informants to leave messages on.
b. Possibly a new cell phone with e-mail capability for Sgt. Bivens to receive messages with.
c. When the S.R.T. starts training we will need more ammunition for pistols, shotguns and rifles. We will also need to start training with less lethal munitions. This will require purchasing these munitions from ALS Technologies in Bull Shoals, Ar.
1. Meet with the Street and Sanitation workers the week of April 13 – 17, 2009,to discuss how they can help in our efforts to fight crime. They are out all hours of the day and no-one pays any attention to their activities as they work in the streets. It is possible they have already seen some criminal activity and don't know who they can talk to.
2. Set up a tip line on answering machine as to be able to receive calls from informants that want to remain anonymous but have information that needs to be known so it can be acted on.
3. Start weekly training sessions with the Team members, starting the week of April13, 2009.
4. Start drug interdiction in our neighborhoods as soon as Team members are ready and have some training behind them.
Gas usage for week
Black Crown Victoria: 13.2 gallons @ $1.99 a gallon, total $26.50
Sgt. Tommy Bivens
S.R.T. Troop Commander
WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT
(Period of April 3 - 9, 2009)
Department: Helena-West Helena District Court
Date: April 12, 2009
Prepared by: Linda Danley
SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
April 3 - 9, 2009 - 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., April 3, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Plea/Arraignment & Review Docket
Total number of cases scheduled – 203
Thurs., April 9, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
Total number of cases scheduled – 93
Thurs., April 9, 2009 (1:30 P.M.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
Total number of cases scheduled - 67
Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions
Resolved during the period of April 3 - 9, 2009
Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena
Jurisdiction: City of West Helena-OLD
Jurisdiction: Highway Police "Z" Tickets
Jurisdiction: Phillips County
DM – Dismissed NP – Nolle Prosequi
G – Guilty PRB – Probation
(April 3 - 9, 2009)
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $990 and sentenced to 180 days in jail. Also to serve out fines+cost previously ordered ($380) on TR-06-888.
Plea of guilty to all charges. Rescheduled for sentencing on CR-08-3822 on 6/05/09. Sentenced to 1 year supervised probation with monitoring of felony charge on CR-09-257. Remaining charges nolle prosequi.
In jail on pending felony charges.
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,045.00; sentenced to 100 days in jail; and to serve out back fines after serving jail sentence.
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $565.00 and sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Plea of guilty to all charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $1,220.00 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Plea of guilty to both charges. Ordered to pay fines+cost totaling $410.00 and sentenced to 1 year of supervised probation.
Plea of not guilty. Defendant found guilty and ordered to have no further contact with the complaining party.
FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
• Wed., April 15, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil and Small Claims Trials
• Thurs., April 16, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
• Thurs., April 16, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
• Fri., April 17, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment
• Thurs. & Fri., April 23 – 24, 2009 – District Court Judges & Clerk's Meeting
(Hot Springs, Arkansas) – NO COURT
• Thurs., April 30, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations
• Thurs., April 30, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions
• 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.
• Training of dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).