Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thomas / Smith Wedding

Quincey Thomas and Shanera Smith Wedding

Wedding

Fw: Today: West Helena calling for reform

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From: "Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com" <info@barackobama.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:21:59 -0400
To: JAMES VALLEY<mayorjfvalley@gmail.com>
Subject: Today: West Helena calling for reform

JAMES --

Tomorrow, we can extend coverage to millions. We can end insurance-company abuses forever. We can finally give Americans control over their own health care.

But we can't take anything for granted. The vote in the House could still go either way. It's up to every American who believes in reform to call our representatives and speak up -- right now.

So, if you haven't yet, please pick up the phone and call Rep. Berry's office at (202) 225-4076. But don't stop there. Make it your mission today to get 5 friends or neighbors to call, too.

Forward this email widely. Save the Congressional switchboard number -- (202) 224-3121 -- in your cell phone, and then hand your phone to a friend, a co-worker, a family member.

Call the folks you know who share our vision for change, and let them know that this is their chance -- our chance -- to not just witness history, but to make it.

Thanks for being there for every step of this final march for reform. And thanks for making it possible.

Mitch

---------------Original Message---------------
From: David Plouffe
Subject: Urgent: Need 3 calls from West Helena

Friend --

This is it: After months of hard work, the final vote on health reform in the House of Representatives is expected Sunday. It's a chance to make history and finally give Americans control over their own health care -- but it's shaping up to be incredibly close, and every member of Congress will play a critical role.

So we're aiming for 3 calls to Rep. Berry from West Helena before offices close this evening. Whether you've called your representative before or haven't yet spoken out on health reform, it's now time to raise your voice.

Your representative, Rep. Marion Berry, has stood with the President and fought for reform since last year. But with special interests attacking anyone who pushes for change, it's important for real voters in your district to call and say "thank you for fighting for reform."

As a small business owner, your voice has particular weight with your representative -- so all those who share our commitment to reform are depending on you to speak up. According to our records, you live in Arkansas's 1st congressional district.

Please call Rep. Berry's office at (202) 225-4076 right now -- and then click here to let us know so we can track our progress.

This is it: Call Your Representative

(Not your representative? Click here to look yours up).

After a century of false starts and a year of grueling negotiations, we may be just hours away from real health insurance reform in America.

But if we fail, our next chance may not come for a generation.

You make the call.

Folks across the country will be calling, so if you get a busy signal, please try again.

http://my.barackobama.com/FinalMarchCalls

Let's win this thing,

David Plouffe




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Friday, March 19, 2010

Bank Robbery at Southern's Round Bank

There has been a bank robbery at the "Round Bank" on Sebastian. There
is one male from Mississippi in custody. Police are searching the area
around the bank.

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
226 Perry Street
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-817-7400 Phone
870-817-4035 Cell
800-517-7240 Fax

http://tinyurl.com/councilagenda (City Council Agenda)

ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR 3-22-10 "B"

CITY OF HELENA WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS
JAMES F. VALLEY, MAYOR
(870)817-4035 CELL PHONE
_________________________________________________________________________________ 
ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR - 03//22/2010  REPORT "B"
PREPARED BY:  MARK A. PRICE, COS; DANA J. FLOWERS, AA; AND BELINDA COVINGTON, PA.

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

MONDAY:
  • PREPARED DEPARTMENT HEAD AGENDA
  • COLLECTED AUDIT DOCUMENTATION 
  • SPOKE WITH DEBBIE BOUSQUET
  • PURCHASE ORDERS
  • DRUG EDUCATION CLASS
  • INSTRUCTED PD TO USE TWITTER POSTS (CARLO TO BE GIVEN GUIDE)
  • AGREED TO ASSIST WITH UA ALUMNI & STUDENT DINNER DURING ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
  • FORWARDED COPS GRANT PROGRESS REPORT DOCUMENTATION TO PD
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE MARCH 12-17, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC
  • VISITED WITH MIKE MARLAR ABOUT PENDING PROJECTS
  • SUPPLIED LIST OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE
  • DRUG EDUCATION CLASS

TUESDAY: 
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE MARCH 12-17, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC
  • DRUG EDUCATION CLASS
  • CONTINUED TOTALING & FINALIZING PO DOCUMENTS
  • SPOKE WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES

WEDNESDAY:
  • APPROVED VARIOUS PURCHASES
  • SAFETY CLASS 
  • FORWARDED CENSUS REMINDER
  • NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE MARCH 12-17, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC
  • VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS EXCEEDINGLY ACCEPTABLE OF EMPLOYEES ARRIVING TO WORK LATE ON REGULAR BASIS -STOP THEM!!!
  • SPOKE WITH DEBBIE BOUSQUETTE CONCERNING GRANT (WANTS MEETING WITH MAYOR)
  • City Council Agenda on Website: http://bit.ly/hwhccagenda3210  


THURSDAY:`
  • ASSISTED GATHERING COMMODITIES

FRIDAY:
  • ASSISTED WITH COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER
  • CLEARSULT PACKAGE FOR GRANT

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
  • PREPARE BIDS FOR SALE OF VARIOUS ITEMS 
  • TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FORMS
  • OVERNIGHT TRAVEL APPLICATION FORMS

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:
  • ANNEXATION -- ISLANDS
  • ANNEXATION -- GENERALLY
  • STREET PAVEMENT AND DRAINAGE PLANS
  • CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
  • ENSURE THAT BOOK IS ACCURATE FOR G&K DELIVERIES
  • PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS
  • VEHICLE LISTING FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS
  • SCRAP IRON RECEIPTS FOR COCA COLA BUILDING FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: TBA
  • PLANNING COMMISSION: TBA
  • A & P COMMISSION: TBA
  • WATER -- ADVERTISED OPEN POSITION
  • POLICE HAS SEVERAL OPEN OFFICER SLOTS
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS TWO OPEN FIREFIGHTER SLOTS
  • SANITATION NEEDS ONE MORE STAFF PERSON
  • 98 PLAZA STREET SITE NEEDS JANITORIAL CARETAKER (ADD TO BW'S DUTIES/PERMIT OVERTIME)
  • HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION -- MAKE ASSESSMENT OF MEMBERS AND ATTENDANCE
  • ALL COMMISSIONS -- CHECK ON TERM EXPIRATION(S)

ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR 3-22-10 A

CITY OF HELENA WEST HELENA, ARKANSAS
JAMES F. VALLEY, MAYOR
(870)817-4035 CELL PHONE
_________________________________________________________________________________ 
ADMINISTRATION WEEKLY DHR - 03//22/2010
PREPARED BY:  MARK A. PRICE, COS; DANA J. FLOWERS, AA; AND BELINDA COVINGTON, PA.

SPECIFIC WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

MONDAY:
  • PREPARED DEPARTMENT HEAD AGENDA
  • COLLECTED AUDIT DOCUMENTATION 
  • SPOKE WITH DEBBIE BOUSQUET
  • PURCHASE ORDERS
  • VISITED WITH MIKE MARLAR ABOUT PENDING PROJECTS
  • SUPPLIED LIST OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE
  • INFORMED PARTIES OF POSTPONED FOOTBALL CLINIC
  • REQUESTED CRIME FORCE TASK FORCE DOCUMENTATION BE PROVIDED TO SOUTHERN BANCORP
  • MET WITH EMPLOYEES CONCERNING AUDIT EXCEPTIONS FROM PREVIOUS AUDIT
  • ATTENDED SUMMER FEST MEETING
  • SOLD WHITE IMPALA, SHOWED GREEN IMPALA & CROWN VIC
  • ASSISTED CITY TREASURER & CLERK OFFICES COLLECT AUDIT DOCUMENTATION
  • POSTED GEORGE BINGHAM LETTER
  • CONTINUED WORKING TO IMPROVE T-1 LINE (TELEPHONE)


TUESDAY: 
  • ATTENDED KIPP LUNCHEON WITH MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS
  • SAFETY CLASS SCHEDULED
  • SCHEDULED DRUG EDUCATION CLASSES FOR MARCH 16TH & 17TH
  • CONTINUED TOTALING & FINALIZING PO DOCUMENTS
  • SPOKE WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT CONCERNING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES


WEDNESDAY:
  • APPROVED VARIOUS PURCHASES
  • SAFETY CLASS 
  • FORWARDED CENSUS REMINDER
  • SPOKE WITH DEBBIE BOUSQUETTE CONCERNING GRANT (WANTS MEETING WITH MAYOR)
  • City Council Agenda on Website: http://bit.ly/hwhccagenda3210  
  • ARKANSAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE MEETING (EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE)
  • ATTENDED GROWING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES MEETING AT DELTA AHEC
  • MET WITH MIKE MARLAR, MARLAR-ENGINEERING, REGARDING PARKS, STREETS, SIDEWALKS, STREETSCAPES, GRANTS, DRAINAGE, FLOODING AND OTHER MATTERS

THURSDAY:`
  • MET WITH EMPLOYEES ABOUT AUDIT EXCEPTIONS
  • MET AT GREATER POWER HOUSE CHURCH CONCERNING SUMMER FEST
  • SOLD GREEN IMPALA

FRIDAY:
  • MET WITH RAE
  • SOLD CROWN VIC
  • INFORMED STAFF TO MAKE RESTITUTION FOR AUDIT DESCREPANCIES
  • REQUESTED LANDFILL VOLUMES FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2009
  • DEPARTED FOR NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE MARCH 12-17, 2010, WASHINGTON, DC
  • DELIVERED AUDIT DOCUMENTATION TO FLETCHER LONG'S OFFICE

FUTURE WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
  • PREPARE BIDS FOR SALE OF VARIOUS ITEMS 
  • TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FORMS
  • OVERNIGHT TRAVEL APPLICATION FORMS

FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES:
  • ANNEXATION -- ISLANDS
  • ANNEXATION -- GENERALLY
  • STREET PAVEMENT AND DRAINAGE PLANS
  • CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
  • ENSURE THAT BOOK IS ACCURATE FOR G&K DELIVERIES
  • PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS
  • VEHICLE LISTING FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS
  • SCRAP IRON RECEIPTS FOR COCA COLA BUILDING FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS

STAFF CONCERNS/ISSUES:
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: TBA
  • PLANNING COMMISSION: TBA
  • A & P COMMISSION: TBA
  • WATER -- ADVERTISED OPEN POSITION
  • POLICE HAS SEVERAL OPEN OFFICER SLOTS
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS TWO OPEN FIREFIGHTER SLOTS
  • SANITATION NEEDS ONE MORE STAFF PERSON
  • 98 PLAZA STREET SITE NEEDS JANITORIAL CARETAKER (ADD TO BW'S DUTIES/PERMIT OVERTIME)
  • HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION -- MAKE ASSESSMENT OF MEMBERS AND ATTENDANCE
  • ALL COMMISSIONS -- CHECK ON TERM EXPIRATION(S)

Weekly Report March22nd Part A

  Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 03-15-10

Prepared by: B. O’Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 03-08-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Afterschool Tutorial 3:30-5pm

Free play

Practice for Coaches Antonio and West 5:30- 7:30pm

Adult male free play 7:30- Close

Tuesday 03-09-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Mrs. McKinney no show for D-Tyme Program @ HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Free play 5pm-6pm

Game night; Boy’s league began 6pm- close

Wednesday 03-10-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Started to prep baseball field

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Coaches Henry practiced 5:30pm-7:30pm

Adult Male free play7:30pm-9pm

Thursday 03-11-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Finished prepping softball field

Continued baseball/softball registration

D-Tyme after school program not held

Game night ; Boys league 6pm-close 

Worked on Trails for life Grant Deadline (Oct. 30, 2010)

Worked on Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE)

Friday 03-12-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

40 & over league game night 6:30pm

Departure of Waco TX Mission Team

  Saturday 03-13- 10

Wedding Reception

Sunday 03-14-10

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.

·         5k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

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

·         Marking the HWHCC parking lot

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

·         Bring HWHCC playground up to standard TBA

·         Little League Football TBA

·         Summer League Baseball and Softball TBA

·         Youth league football TBA

·         Credit Card Machine @ Golf Course, Phone lines, and computers

·         Call Ronnie Smith for progress about trash cans for the parks

·         Remove debris from N. Helena Park fence row

·         Replace fence at Baseball field

·         Back fill dirt along ditch @N. Helena Park

·         Commodity Mar 15th arrival; distribution Mar. 19th 10am-4pm

·         Mission Team from Missouri Mar. 22nd-26th

·         U of A Technology Team Mar 15th-19th

·         Tag Trailors

 

 

Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

4.       Transmission needed in white dodge

5.       Need to purchase 4 leaf rakes(Wal-Mart)

6.       More money

7.       Talked with Director about the lack of an equipment budget. Planned to present a complete list of future projects and equipment needed to City Council in an attempt to gain their assistance in moving this department forward.

   

Fuel Log

Date

Driver

Vehicle

Fuel

1-28-10

O’shea

Dodge

25Gal

2-3-10

Jamal

GMC

25Gal

2-3-10

O’Shea

Dodge

25Gal

              2-26-10

              Jamal

           yukon

               20 Gal

                  3-3-10                                O’shea                                GMC                                   21 Gal

 

 

HWHCC Monthly Count

 

January         655

 

February       1116

March           0

April              0

May              0

June              0

July               0

August          0

September    0

October        0

November    0

December    0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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


 

 

 


Weekly Report March22nd Part A

  Weekly Report

Department: Parks and Recreation

Date: 03-15-10

Prepared by: B. O’Shea Burrell

Specific Weekly Activities

Monday 03-08-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Afterschool Tutorial 3:30-5pm

Free play

Practice for Coaches Antonio and West 5:30- 7:30pm

Adult male free play 7:30- Close

Tuesday 03-09-10

Daily cleaning @ HWHCC

Mrs. McKinney no show for D-Tyme Program @ HWHCC

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Free play 5pm-6pm

Game night; Boy’s league began 6pm- close

Wednesday 03-10-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Started to prep baseball field

After school tutorial 3:30pm-5pm

Coaches Henry practiced 5:30pm-7:30pm

Adult Male free play7:30pm-9pm

Thursday 03-11-10

Daily cleaning done @HWHCC

Finished prepping softball field

Continued baseball/softball registration

D-Tyme after school program not held

Game night ; Boys league 6pm-close 

Worked on Trails for life Grant Deadline (Oct. 30, 2010)

Worked on Communities Creating Healthy Environments (CCHE)

Friday 03-12-10

Daily cleaning done @ HWHCC

40 & over league game night 6:30pm

Departure of Waco TX Mission Team

  Saturday 03-13- 10

Wedding Reception

Sunday 03-14-10

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.

·         5k run TBA

·         Senior Citizen AARP 10- Week Walking Program TBA

·         Contacted Someone about building trash cans for parks

·         CPR training for HWHCC staff TBA

·         Developing Mini conference with other SE Arkansas Park Professionals

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

·         Marking the HWHCC parking lot

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

·         Bring HWHCC playground up to standard TBA

·         Little League Football TBA

·         Summer League Baseball and Softball TBA

·         Youth league football TBA

·         Credit Card Machine @ Golf Course, Phone lines, and computers

·         Call Ronnie Smith for progress about trash cans for the parks

·         Remove debris from N. Helena Park fence row

·         Replace fence at Baseball field

·         Back fill dirt along ditch @N. Helena Park

·         Commodity Mar 15th arrival; distribution Mar. 19th 10am-4pm

·         Mission Team from Missouri Mar. 22nd-26th

·         U of A Technology Team Mar 15th-19th

·         Tag Trailors

 

 

Staff Issues/Concerns

1.       Transportation

2.       Two-way Radios (gone to shop)

3.       Electronic Marquee for Malco Theater

4.       Transmission needed in white dodge

5.       Need to purchase 4 leaf rakes(Wal-Mart)

6.       More money

7.       Talked with Director about the lack of an equipment budget. Planned to present a complete list of future projects and equipment needed to City Council in an attempt to gain their assistance in moving this department forward.

   

Fuel Log

Date

Driver

Vehicle

Fuel

1-28-10

O’shea

Dodge

25Gal

2-3-10

Jamal

GMC

25Gal

2-3-10

O’Shea

Dodge

25Gal

              2-26-10

              Jamal

           yukon

               20 Gal

                  3-3-10                                O’shea                                GMC                                   21 Gal

 

 

HWHCC Monthly Count

 

January         655

 

February       1116

March           0

April              0

May              0

June              0

July               0

August          0

September    0

October        0

November    0

December    0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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