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2013 World Changers In Action Here in the Pettaway Community
We were fortunate to have the World Changers group working within our community assisting some of our elderly residents who needed their homes repaired.
Some of our elderly residents received brand-new roofs; homes repainted and new siding. We have been truly blessed by this group that has made tremendous changes in the housing situation and lives of our elderly within our village.
Maggie Hawkins, Community Facilitator
East Broadway/ E 21 Street Alert Center
500 East 21 Street
Here are some World Changers in action pictures…
GOOD NEWS FOR ELDERLY RESIDENTS WITHIN THE PETTAWAY AREA
The World Changers group will hold a Press Conference on July 9th at 10:00 a.m., at Mrs. Pearlie Hill residence which is 2020 Rock Street. Some of our other elderly residents whose name I submitted for housing assistance are the following Mrs. Hattie Higgs, who lives at 2302 Commerce and Mrs. Tom Gladys whose address is 1516 Bragg Street. If you have time in your schedule please attend this event and help us show appreciation to the World Changers with our attendance.
These houses will be power washed, scrapped down, boards replaced and painted at no cost to the owner. Mrs. Hill will have her roof totally replaced and she is truly excited about her blessing because she has been waiting for a while. It is a blessing when one learns how to just be patient and God will work everything out if it is within his will.
We are also thankful to have volunteers such as the World Changers which consist of volunteers who are teenagers and adults who are blessing our community with their talents, love and compassion toward mankind.
Humbly Submitted for Review,
Maggie Hawkins, Community Facilitator
East 21 Street Alert Center
500 East 21 Street
Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meets 6pm, Thursday, March 21st. at the East Broadway Alert Center
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly neighborhood association meeting open to all residents of Pettaway community, their families and friends on March 21, 2013, 6pm at the East Broadway Alert Center. The Pettaway N.A. meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6pm. This meeting will take place in the East Broadway Alert Center, 500 East 21st Street (at the corner of Commerce Street).
Come find out what is happening in and around your community. Meet your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.
City of Little Rock Community Oriented Policing Officer, Officer Charles Nellums is extending an invitation to residents who live within the East Broadway Alert Center jurisdiction (which includes the Pettaway Community) to receive a FREE Home Security Survey.
A Home Security Survey is a critical on-sight examination of a property to determine what the present security
status is, identify any deficiencies or excesses of security, determine what level of protection is needed, and make
recommendations to improve the overall security of the premises.
Officer Nellums will come to your home and provide a security survey to assist you in securing your home. If you are interested please contact Officer Charles Nellums directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or contact the Alert Center at 501.376.3406.
Community Oriented Police (COPP) officers work out of the Neighborhood Alert Centers to develop a working relationship with neighbors for overall safety and crime reduction. The Little Rock Police Department implemented the program, originally consisting of nineteen (19) Police Officers assigned to intensified patrols in various neighborhoods throughout the City, in June 1992. These original patrols areas were selected on the basis of citizen requests for service concerning targeted offenses (drug, property crimes), crime statistics, the proximity of schools and recreational facilities, and the anticipated locations of Alert Centers. Depending upon the specific areas and the terrain, these Officers either walk, ride a bicycle, or ride a horse to accomplish their patrols. Officers on horseback are often assigned to parks or hilly areas of the City. The Bicycle Officers are often assigned to central portions of the City where the streets are flatter and there are fewer sidewalks. The foot patrols are assigned to neighborhoods much smaller in size where they can be visible and serve as a crime deterent.
Although Officers in the community policing program work substantially smaller beats, community oriented policing is not simply a “cop on a small beat” program. Instead, the smaller beats provide residents with the opportunity to get to know an Officer and for the Officer to meet neighbors and become aware of neighborhood issues and dynamics. The program fosters bonds between the citizens of the neighborhoods and the Police Officers who serve them, opens new channels of communications and understanding, and provides neighborhoods with an effective resource tool to assist in improvements in the physical appearance, safety and sense of security in the neighborhood. As community oriented policing is to be a pro-active approach to fighting crime and an attempt to get to the root causes of problems, COPP Officers are encouraged to actively participate in neighborhood activities and projects and to explore solutions to area problems beyond the traditional law enforcement framework. (excerpt taken from www.littlerock.org, City of Little Rock)
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6pm is the first Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting of the Year! Come, bring your neighbor and friends and find out what good things have been taking place in your neighborhood. Snacks and Beverage will be shared at this meeting to celebrate our new year. Fellowship, get involved. Annual dues are $10 and although they are not mandatory for both your participation and representation they support your association. See you Thursday!
Ice Storm Update
Storm debris from the Christmas Day Winter Event continues to be collected by Public Works Crews six (6) days a week in each of the City’s seven (7) Wards. To date, more than 1,700 tons of debris has been collected and taken to the Little Rock Landfill, where it will be turned into mulch.
Initially, in order to help crews locate the most concentrated areas of fallen trees, limbs, etc., citizens had been asked to utilize the 311 System to report debris. Now those crews are being directed to conduct a systematic clean-up of the City. Citizens may still report storm debris via 311 and their request will be included in a continuously evolving list; however, it is important to note that every street will eventually have all storm debris removed, whether a 311 call has been made or not.
According to City Manager Bruce Moore, a FEMA declaration is expected very soon, which will allow the City to hire independent contractors – through a bid process – to assist in the removal of storm debris. With the addition of hired contractors, the speed of the clean-up process will increase noticeably. City Manager Moore would like to personally thank all of the residents of Little Rock for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Once clean-up has begun on a particular street, Public Works Operations Crews will remove storm debris piles from both sides of the street. If the crews encounter storm debris and/or objects that are too heavy to be removed, the address will be added to the schedule for a larger piece of equipment to return at a later date to complete the clean-up process.
Solid Waste Crews continue to pick-up trash and normal yard waste contained in bags or personal cans, and are also coordinating with Operations Crews to assist in storm debris pick-up.
In addition, the Public Works Department has two (2) crews patching potholes and two (2) additional crews operating street sweepers.
2013 Best Buy Scholarship Program: Students that hit the books and help their communities, 9th – 12th Grade Students Eligible
Best Buy Scholarship Program
Best Buy and Best Buy Children’s Foundation serve a diverse population of young teens by providing access to opportunities for teens through technology. Through its support of out-of-school programs, Best Buy is a conduit for teens to reach development opportunities that are important to them. Best Buy will help teens develop the technology skills they will need for success in college, careers and life….and when they’re ready, we’ll help students in grades 9-12 reach their dreams of college by providing access to education through the Best Buy Scholarship Program.
This year the program will award scholarships to students in grades 9-12 living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study upon high school graduation.
1,100 students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. If you’re a 9-12 grade student who plans to attend post-secondary education, have solid grades and are involved in community service or have work experience, we encourage you to apply! (Previous winners are ineligible to apply).
Since 1999, Best Buy has provided over $20.7 million in scholarship funds to help 16,545 students attend college.
How to Apply
The application period opens December 26, 2012 and closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on February 15, 2013. A helpful hint…..don’t wait until the last couple days to apply as the site experiences heavy traffic at the close of the program. No late applications will be accepted. Winners will be announced on at http://pr.bby.com in early May 2012. Be sure to check back to http://pr.bby.com at that time.
Are You Ready To Get Started?
Click here to be directed to the application. Please be sure to read over the application and Frequently Asked Questions.
COMPUTER power day 2
Pay $40 for a refurbished computer from LRSD and get $9.99 internet service from Comcast.
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
• My child is a current LRSD student
• My child does not have access to computer technology in our home
• Request and receive prior approval from your child’s teacher and principal (see step 2)
Step 2: Parent Agreement
• Fill out the parent agreement form
(see back of flyer or p. 2 of PDF)
• Take it to your child’s school for required signatures (apply by Monday, Oct. 1)
• Pay $40 cash or money order at your child’s school
• Bring the form & receipt with you to pick up your computer on Sat. Oct. 6
Step 3: Come to COMPUTER power day 2: Oct. 6
• Bring parent agreement form and your receipt(if you paid at your child’s school) or $40 CASH OR MONEY ORDER
Step 4: Apply for Comcast low cost $9.99 Internet Essentials
• Your household must receive free or reduced-price meals at LRSD
• Call 855-846-8376
Step 5: Attend on-site workshops booths (optional)
• Visit all workshop booths for a chance to win door prizes
• Learn how to protect your child online
• Learn how to use LRSD digital resources to track student performance and attendance
• Learn how to use cals.org to check out books
**Sponsored by Little Rock School District, Comcast, City of Little Rock, Central Arkansas Library System and Coalition of Greater Little Rock Neighborhoods
Saturday, October 6 8:30 am – 1 pm
Henderson Middle School Gym 401 John Barrow Rd.
REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1