Saturday, November 7, 2009

Police Training Exercise - ALERT

FYI

There is a police training exercise underway right now at Central High School. Don't be alarmed. It is a training exercise.

Thanks,

James F. Valley

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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FB Pairings 2009 State Football Playoffs



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wadie Moore <Wadie@ahsaa.k12.ar.us>
Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM
Subject: FB Paairings
To: mayorjfvalley@gmail.com


2009 State Football Playoffs

 

Note: The brackets can be downloaded on our webpage, www.ahsaa.org on Saturday. Click on Sports, then football to find information.

 

The conference winners or higher conference finishers will always have the home field designation. If two conference winners or two same place conference finishers meet, the team on the top line of the pairings will be the home team.

 

(ALL GAMES WILL START AT 7:30 P.M.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FINALS)

 

 

Class 7A

First Round

Bentonville (W1) bye

FS Southside (W5) at Bryant (C4)

North Little Rock (C2) bye

LR Catholic (C6) at Rogers Heritage (W3)

Cabot (W1) bye

Conway (C5) at Fayetteville (W4)

Springdale Har-Ber (W2) bye

Springdale (W6) at Russellville (C3)

 

Class 6A

First Round

El Dorado (S1) bye

Texarkana (S5) at Marion (E4)

Jonesboro (E2) bye

Searcy (E6) at Watson Chapel (S3)

West Memphis (E1) bye

Mountain Home (E5) at Pine Bluff (S4)

Lake Hamilton (S2) bye

Sheridan (S6) at LR Parkview (E3)

 

Class 5A

First Round

Sylvan Hills (SE4) at Greenwood (W1)

Pulaski Academy (SW3) at Helena-West Helena (E2)

Vilonia (W4) at Monticello (SE1)

Greene County Tech (E3) at Magnolia (SW2)

Blytheville (E4) at Camden Fairview (SW1)

Alma (W3) at White Hall (SE2)

Little Rock Christian (SW4) at Forrest City (E1)

Mills University Studies (SE3) at Greenbrier (W2)

 

Class 4A

First Round

Booneville (W4) bye

McGehee (4th8) at Malvern (3rd7)

Clinton (5th2) at Warren (1st8)

Clarksville (4th4) at Lonoke (3rd2)

Huntsville (5th1) at Osceola (1st3)

Farmington 3rd1) at Ashdown (2nd7)

Valley View (4th3) at Gravette (2nd1)

Arkadelphia (5th7) at Heber Springs (2nd2)

Shiloh Christian (1st1) bye

De Queen (4th7) at Gosnell (3rd3)

Fordyce (5th8) at Nashville (1st7)

Prairie Grove (4th1) at Dumas (3rd8)

Subiaco Academy (54th4) at Bald Knob (1st2)

West Fork (3rd4) at Star City (2nd8)

Stuttgart (4th2) at Newport (2nd3)

Trumann (5th3) at Dover (2nd4)

 

Class 3A

First Round

Perryville (W4) bye

Magnet Cove (4th5) at Mansfield

Rivercrest (W3) bye

Episcopal Collegiate (4th2) at Bauxite3 (2nd5)

Prescott (W7) bye

Mayflower (3rd2) at Lavaca (3rd1)

Cedarville (4th1) at Glen Rose (3rd5)

Atkins (5th4) at Barton (2nd2)

Fountain Lake (W5) bye

Parkers Chapel (4th7) at Paris (2nd4)

Charleston (W1) bye

Earle (4th3) at Rison (2nd7)

Harding Academy (W2) bye

Cave City (3rd3) at Yellville-Summit (3rd4)

Green Forest (4th4) at Camden Harmony Grove (3rd7)

Jessieville (5th5) at Harrisburg (2nd3)

 

Class 2A

First Round

McCrory (W3) bye

Palestine-Wheatley (5th6) at Mountain Pine (2nd5)

Salem (5th3) at Bearden (1st8)

Mineral Springs (4th7) at Hackett (3rd4)

Smackover (5th8) at Hazen (1st6)

Walnut Ridge (3rd3) at Woodlawn (3rd8)

Clarendon (4th6) at Union Christian (2nd4)

Western Yell County (4th4) at Spring Hill (2nd7)

Murfreesboro (W7) bye

Dierks (5th7) at Junction City (2nd8)

Westside Johnson County (5th4) at Danville (1st5)

Cross County (4th3) at Conway Christian (3rd5)

Two Rivers (5th5) at Magazine (1st4)

Carlisle (3rd6) at Horatio (3rd7)

Strong (4th8) at Augusta (2nd3)

Cutter Morning Star (4th5) at Des Arc (2nd6)

 

 

 




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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Parks & Recreation DHR 11-09-09


Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 11-09-09

Prepared by: B. O'Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 11-02-09

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30-5pm

Kid's free play 5pm-6:30pm

Cut 10th St. Park

Adult male free play6:30pm-close

Weight training 5pm-6pm

Tuesday 11-03-09

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Kid's free play 5pm-6:30pm

Adult male free play 6:30pm-close

Taebo 5pm-6pm

Weed eating done @ N. Helena and 10th St. Parks

Wednesday 11-04-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30-5pm

Kid's Free play5pm-6:30pm

Taebo 5pm-6pm

Adult male free play 6:30pm-7:30pm

Cleaned storage room @ N. Helena Park

Thursday 11-05-09

Daily cleaning @HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Kid's free play 5pm-6:30pm

Still soliciting for coaches for Youth League Football

Still planning to conduct College Fair slated for January 2010

Adult male free play 6:30-close

Held coaches meeting with Girl's League Coaches

Friday 11-06-09

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

After the game victory party

 

 

Saturday 11-07-09

Littlerock football game UAPB vs Grambling State

 

Future Activities

·         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 Washington St. bathrooms(Bid Labor$2100, Materials $1216,44) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to 10th street bathrooms (Bid Labor $2500, Materials $1475) 9-22-09

·         Repairs to A/C on house @ Golf Course

·         Repairs to lighting on Washington St.

·         Replace basketball goals @ N. Helena, Washington St., Catholic Hollow

·         Repair baseball field @ 10th street park

·         Storage space for equipment

·         Running water in all parks

·         Improve fencing around pool

·         Re-surface Greens at golf course

·         Repair goals in Hollow

·         Fix the trimming on backboards at HWHCC

·         Install Foul Poles at Little League Field

·         Recruiting coaches for youth football league

·         Power turned on at N. Helena Tennis courts

·         Check on storage at Cherry St.

·         Girls league begins 11-17-09

·         Start boys league registration 11-17-09

·         3k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Start date for boy's league TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         Attending National Parks and Recreations Conference: Tracy Davis Oct 13th-16th

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

·         Dec 10th ARPA Board Meeting Fort Smith

·         Play ground equipment for parks (2010 budget)($44,603.92)

·         Identification Sign for the HWHCC

·         Marking the HWHCC parking lot

·         Repairs to Cart shed @Golf Course (Bid $3849.77 Materials, Labor $9600) 2-09-08

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

4.       Jamal and Joe need work boots

 

 
O'Shea Burrell
City of Helena-West Helena
Parks and Recreation Director
511 Miller St./P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
870-338-8481 Phone
888-526-6665 Fax
870-995-8991 Cell


SRT weekly report November 2-6, 2009

 

Special Response Team

Weekly Report

November 2 – November 6, 2009

 

This week the Special Response Team conducted training every night this week for an Active Shooter response. We had classroom training along with practical exercises. Our classroom training consisted of extensive power point presentations on incidents that have occurred during the last few years at schools and universities. The practical exercises were conducted at our local high school.

Everyone remembered the incident at Columbine, but there have been over 80 more incidents that didn't get the recognition that Columbine did. Does anyone remember Jonesboro and the school shootings there. There was one at Beslan that claimed the lives of 300 young students. Just because this happened overseas does not mean it won't happen here. I am not trying to scare anyone but the possibility is here.

Thursday evening at Ft. Hood, Texas, there were 13 people killed and 30 injured from a Major at Ft. Hood. This shows that it can happen anywhere. On the news it was told that the Police and not the Army handled the situation, and it is to my understanding that a female officer took the gunman down.It is my goal to make sure we have a Team that is prepared for such incidents and are willing to put their lives on the line to save innocent lives such as our young at school. The S.R.T. will continue to train in this area until we have everyone on the Team trained for all aspects of the incident at hand (cross training).

We will be training in the area of our schools first then we are going to train for different areas such as Wal-Mart, the Mississippi River bridge, City Hall and the County Jail just to name a few areas we need to be trained in. We are still going to work saturations and assist Patrol when needed.

We have received our camouflage BDUs and will be training in our uniforms and when we respond to incidents and saturations. Having these matching uniforms has lifted the spirits of our Team.

 

 

 

 

 

Wants and Needs:

We still have officers that don't have bullet proof vests, these are a necessity as each situation we encounter is a potentially deadly one. We also need police handheld radios for all officers when we are on saturations and on call outs, as we are having to chase more bad guys on foot and we need contact with the officers in the chase. There will come a time that we will be in the need for diversionary devices (flash bangs, breeching rounds for shotguns, gas grenades and other less lethal weapons), and we need to be trained in the use of these items. Sgt. Bivens is a certified instructor in less lethal weapons. We just need to order these devices and train with them.

 

 

Future plans:

We are going to continue training for an Active Shooter response and since the Wal-Mart threat we are discussing IED training. Train with flash bangs and gas.

"TRAIN LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Tommy Bivens

S.R.T. Troop Commander

 

Cpl. Dennis Cox

S.R.T. Team Leader

             

District Court Weekly DHR 11-09-09

WEEKLY DEPARTMENT REPORT

(Period of November 2 - 5, 2009)



Department: Helena-West Helena District Court

Date:    November 9, 2009

Prepared by:    Linda Danley



SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

November 2 - 5, 2009 - Processed civil and small claims actions as received; input traffic violations and criminal actions into court database in preparation for arraignment; prepared scheduled traffic violations and criminal actions for bench trial; processed warrants of arrest issued by the court; and reported dispositions to Arkansas Driver Control.

Wed., November 4, 2009 (9:00 A.M.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trial

    Total number of cases scheduled – 1 civil & 1 small claims

Thurs., November 5, 2009 – (9:00 A.M.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

    Total number of cases scheduled – 62

Thurs., November 5, 2009 – Bench Trials on Criminal Actions

    Total number of cases scheduled – 35   

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Breakdown of Traffic and Criminal Actions

Resolved on November 5, 2009

Jurisdiction: City of Helena-West Helena

Finding
Criminal
DWI
Traffic
Total
BF
1


1
DM
16
1
5
22
G
11

7
18
NG
1


1
NP
4


4
TOTAL
33
1
12
46


Jurisdiction: Phillips County

Finding
Criminal
Traffic
Total
DM

2
2
G
2
2
4
TOTAL
2
4
6


ALL JURISDICTIONS

Finding
Criminal
DWI
Traffic
Total
BF
1


1
DM
16
1
7
24
G
13

9
22
NG
1


1
NP
4


4
TOTAL
35
1
16
52


KEY:

BF – Bond Forfeit
NG – Not Guilty
DM – Dismissed
NP – Nolle Prosequi
G – Guilty

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Jail Roster

(November 2 - 5, 2009)

Defendant
Case #
Arrest

Date
Release/

Sent. Date
Disposition


Miles, John


CR-09-1466


10/18/09




Plea of not guilty. Set for trial on 11/12/09. Bond set.


Johnson, Cornell


CR-09-4243

CR-09-4244


10/27/09






Hicks, Jason


CR-08-4409

CR-09-3782


10/22/09





Anderson, Cleveland


CR-09-2191

CR-09-2147



10/21/09





FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:

• Fri., November 6, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Thurs., November 12, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Bench Trials on Traffic Violations

• Thurs., November 12, 2009 (1:30 p.m.) - Bench Trials on Criminal Actions    

• Fri., November 13, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) - Plea/Arraignment

• Wed., November 18, 2009 (9:00 a.m.) – Civil & Small Claims Hearings/Trials

• Thurs., November 19, 2009 – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) - OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., November 20, 2009 – District Court Clerk's Meeting (Springdale, AR) – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Thurs., November 26, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.

• Fri., November 27, 2009 – Thanksgiving Holiday – OFFICE CLOSED. NO COURT.



FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES:

•Enter dispositions into court database of cases brought before the court on November 6, 2009 (Plea/Arraignment) until completed.

• Process warrants of arrest as directed by the court.

• 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.

• Prepare abstract of the court's disposition of all cases for Arkansas Driver Control.



STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:

• Complete installation and set up of court server.

• Training for dispatch personnel on use of Virtual Justice (court software).

• Transportation to District Court Clerk's meeting (Springdale, AR)

• Anti-virus protection for computers.

Administration DHR 11-09-09

Administration DHR 11-09-09

Administration Report

Week of November 2-6, 2009

  • Addressed citizens concerns and calls
  • Met with Ken Weiland, Engineer, regarding several drainage projects working within the city.
  • Met with Joe King regarding Landfill and assistance with trash collections
  • Developed Agenda Web Page for November 17, 2009 Council Meeting
  • Provided Bruce Hudson and City Council with listing of Grant Award Letters totaling over $818,000.
  • Developed and modified Job Descriptions for ALL City Employees in All Departments
  • Interviewed seven (7) applicants for Domestic Violence Advocate positions
  • Coordinated background checks for part-time dispatchers
  • Relieved majority of part-time staffers through February 2010 effective November 4, 2009
  • Completed evaluations of Department Heads and Administrative staff
  • Began using E-TimeSheets to Monitor employee time (Trial basis)
  • Gathered names of employees seeking to travel overnight between next two (2) city council meetings
  • Gathered list of employees seeking MERIT PAY RAISES
  • Contemplated placement of employee returning to light duty work.
  • Issued directives on Parking at 226 Perry Municipal Building with emphasis on Thursdays and Fridays because of District Court
  • Attended Advertising & Promotion Commission Meeting (Christmas Parade 12/5)(Christmas Lights being installed now)(Two (2) Appointments to be considered soon)
  • Lowered Flags to Half-Staff around the city through Veteran's Day in honor of victims at Fort Hood and Veterans in throughout the world
  • Reinforced spending freeze during this week while purchasing agent is on vacation

· Removed obsolete documents from the storage area in the new office space

· Called Premier Pyrotechnics 501-988-1742 left a message for John about cost of the fire works

· Accompanied Sanitation & Street Department managers to 134 Spruce Street to check for a drainage problem

o House is in front of a big hill, ditch has been filled by eroding soil

o Charles Jefferson is to get owner to remove part of a shed that is over part of the ditch & permission to dig the ditch out

· Department Head Meeting

o Holiday closing established for Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving

o Deferred Pay schedule established

· Finalized arrangements with Pyrotechnics

· Participated in a human resource meeting with Mayor, HR, and Police Department

HR & Police Department working together to ensure hiring practices are consistent

· Collected more Audit information from the Parks Department Head

· City Council Meeting

· Met with intergovernmental council (all mayors and county judge) State Rep. Clarke Hall and Diane Norman and human society representatives Mrs Pillow, Mrs.Higgonbothom, Mr. Warren regarding animal shelter and animal control

· Met with Colonel Fielder about breakdown in communication on an assault (passed information on to the Mayor)

· Worked on analyzing budget expenditures

· Spoke with former Chief Bell concerning audit

· Began navigating a timesheet application

· Notice to the paper concerning city closure for Veterans Day

· Returned forwarding address cards to Post Office