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Atkinson County, Georgia

Atkinson County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,375; the county seat is Pearson. The county was formed in 1917 from parts of Clinch Counties, it is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898. In 2003 it had the highest illiteracy rate of any U. S. county at 36%. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 345 square miles, of which 339 square miles is land and 5.2 square miles is water. The vast majority of Atkinson County is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin; the entire narrow western border area, in a line parallel to the western border and running through Willacoochee, is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. A small southeastern corner of the county is located in the Upper Suwannee River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin. Coffee County - north Ware County - east Clinch County - south Lanier County - southwest Berrien County - west As of the census of 2000, there were 7,609 people, 2,717 households, 1,980 families living in the county.

The population density was 22 people per square mile. There were 3,171 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 66.79% White, 19.61% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 12.03% from other races, 1.06% from two or more races. 16.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,717 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27. In the county the population was spread out with 30.30% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 29.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, 9.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males.

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,470, the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $24,763 versus $18,434 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,178. About 18.10% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 31.00% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,375 people, 2,983 households, 2,159 families living in the county; the population density was 24.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,522 housing units at an average density of 10.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 62.2% white, 17.3% black or African American, 0.6% American Indian, 0.3% Pacific islander, 0.3% Asian, 17.7% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 24.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.1% were English, 16.0% were Irish, 7.5% were American.

Of the 2,983 households, 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.6% were non-families, 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.29. The median age was 33.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $33,834 and the median income for a family was $34,859. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $25,705 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,456. About 19.8% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over. The county is serviced along with Georgia by the Satilla Regional Library System. Pearson Willacoochee Axson Henderson Still Kirkland Leliaton Oberry Sandy Bottom Morrisville National Register of Historic Places listings in Atkinson County, Georgia list of places Atkinson County Sheriff's Office Atkinson County historical marker

Ulos

Ulos is the traditional cloth of the Batak people of North Sumatra in Indonesia. Different kinds of ulos have different ceremonial significance; the ulos is worn draped over the shoulder or shoulders, or in weddings to ceremonially bind the bride and groom together. Ulos are traditionally hand woven and in the case of higher-quality examples are significant family heirlooms, to be worn at important events, such as funerals and weddings. With increasing modernisation has come the decline in significance of the ulos, with many varieties no longer in demand. According to the Batak people, there are three sources of warmth for humans. Why is ulos a source of warmth? Ulos is said to be a source of warmth; this natural condition makes sunlight insufficient to give warmth at night. They created something, able to give them warmth believed to be able to give the men bravery and the women strength against infertility. At first, Ulos was only used as an ordinary cloth but it developed to a symbol of love, traditional ceremony requirements, society structural system symbol.

Today ulos is believed to have magical religious power and is thus considered'sacred' and has special power to protect the user. There are many kinds and motifs of ulos, which have their own respective meaning in accordance to the characteristic, condition and some relation; when it is used given to whom, which traditional ceremony like wedding, birth and other rituals will never run without Ulos. If Ulos is used by a man, the upper part of it is called ande-ande, the lower called singkot, the one used on the head called tali-tali, or bulang-bulang. But, because of its sacred value, not all Ulos can be used in daily activities. Ulos Jugja, Sadum and Runjat are only used in some occasions. In everyday life, men wear Ulos in box pattern with black shirt named baju Kurung without shoes nor sandals; when ulos is used by a female, the bottom is called haen, the back is called hoba-hoba and if it used as sсarf it is called ampe-ampe. If used as head cover it is called saong, if used to carry baby it is called parompa.

In daily life, the females wear a black long head cover. There are three ways. First, the Ulos used for this are Ragidup, Runjat, Djobit and Ragi Pangko. Second, sihadanghononton; the Ulos used for this are Sirara, Bolean, Mangiring and Sadum. Third, sitalitalihononton. Ulos used for this are Tumtuman and Padangrusa. Using Ulos in the right way is important to make good looking and to fulfill the philosophy meaning in Ulos. Ulos as love symbol is called mangulosi. In Batak culture, mangulosi is a symbol of love to the receiver. In mangulosi, there are common rules, mangulosi can only be done by people who have a family relation or to give it to lower social status people. For example, parents can mengulosi their children, but not opposite. To mangulosi a child who gives birth to their first child, the Ulos given is Ragidup Sinagok. Ulos given to a special guest is Ulos Ragidup Silingo. Ulos is made with a manual loom machine. A spinner is used to make cotton into yards. Pamanggung is used to tie yards.

Pagabe to hold the yard. Baliga, used to organize yards. Hatalungan is used to separate yards. Pamapan used to make the yard into cloth. Palabuan is used to saving coloring water. Ulos made of cotton and the coloring water made of barks, roots, mud or leaves. Collection of Batak Toba ulos Tempointeraktif - Serat Kehidupan Ulos Batak Various ulos Indonesian culture

Will Rogers

William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in Indian Territory. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a Cherokee family in Indian Territory; as an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world three times, made 71 films, wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s Rogers was hugely popular in the United States, its leading political wit and the highest paid of Hollywood film stars, he died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post. Rogers's vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts, his 1920s syndicated newspaper column and his radio appearances increased his visibility and popularity. Rogers crusaded for aviation expansion and provided Americans with first-hand accounts of his world travels, his earthy anecdotes and folksy style allowed him to poke fun at gangsters, politicians, government programs, a host of other controversial topics in a way that found general acclaim from a national audience with no one offended.

His aphorisms, couched in humorous terms, were quoted: "I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat." Rogers provided an epigram on his most famous epigram: When I die, my epitaph, or whatever you call those signs on gravestones, is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I dident like." I am so proud of that, I can hardly wait to die. Rogers was born on his parents' Dog Iron Ranch in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, near present-day Oologah, Oklahoma; the house in which he was born had been built in 1875 and was known as the "White House on the Verdigris River". His parents, Clement Vann Rogers and Mary America Schrimsher, were both of mixed-race and Cherokee ancestry, identified as Cherokee. Rogers was 9/32 Cherokee, with the remainder European American. Rogers quipped that his ancestors did not come over on the Mayflower, but they "met the boat", his mother was one quarter-Cherokee and born into the Paint Clan. She died when Will was 11.

His father remarried less than two years after her death. Rogers was the youngest of eight children, he was named for the Cherokee leader Col. William Penn Adair. Only three of his siblings, sisters Sallie Clementine, Maude Ethel, May, survived into adulthood, his father, was a leader in the Cherokee Nation. An attorney and Cherokee judge, he was a Confederate veteran, he served as a delegate to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Rogers County, Oklahoma, is named in honor of him, he served several terms in the Cherokee Senate. Clement Rogers achieved financial success as a rancher and used his influence to help soften the negative effects of white acculturation on his people. Roach presents a sociological-psychological assessment of the relationship between Will and his father during the formative boyhood and teenage years. Clement wanted him to be more responsible and business-minded. Will was more easygoing and oriented toward the loving affection offered by his mother, rather than the harshness of his father.

The personality clash increased after his mother's death when the boy was 11. Young Will went from one venture to another with little success. Only after Will won acclaim in vaudeville did the rift begin to heal. Clement's death in 1911 precluded a full reconciliation. Will Rogers attended school in Missouri, at the Willow Hassel School at Neosho, Kemper Military School at Boonville, he was a good student and an avid reader of The New York Times, but he dropped out of school after the 10th grade. Rogers said that he was a poor student, saying that he "studied the Fourth Reader for ten years", he was much more interested in cowboys and horses, learned to rope and use a lariat. Rogers worked at the Dog Iron Ranch for a few years. Near the end of 1901, when he was 22 years old, he and a friend left home hoping to work as gauchos in Argentina, they arrived in Argentina in May 1902, spent five months trying to make it as ranch owners in the Pampas. Rogers and his partner lost all their money, he said, "I was ashamed to send home for more."

The two friends separated and Rogers sailed for South Africa. It is claimed he took a job breaking in horses for the British Army, but the Boer War had ended three months earlier. Rogers was hired at James Piccione's ranch near Mooi River Station in the Pietermaritzburg district of Natal. Rogers began his show business career as a trick roper in "Texas Jack's Wild West Circus" in South Africa: He had a little Wild West aggregation that visited the camps and did a tremendous business. I did some roping and riding, Jack, one of the smartest showmen I knew, took a great interest in me, it was he. I learned a lot about the show business from him, he could do a bum act with a rope that an ordinary man couldn't get away with, make the audience think it was great, so I used to study him by the hour, from him I learned the great secret of the show business—knowing when to get off. It's the fellow. Grateful for the guidance but anxious to move on, Rogers went to Australia. Texas Jack gave him a reference letter for the Wirth Brothers Circus there, Rogers continued to perform as a rider and trick roper, worked

Louina, Alabama

Louina, sometimes Ole Louina, is a ghost town located 14 miles west of Roanoke and about one mile east of Wadley in Randolph County, United States. Ole Louina was a community during early settlement of Randolph County, settled after the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 when the Creek Indians were defeated by General Andrew Jackson; the town was founded in 1834 and lasted until about 1905, at one time was largest town in Randolph County with two churches, several stores, a gristmill. Louina appeared on the 1880 U. S. Census with a population of 148 residents, it was the only time. James Thomas Heflin, a leading proponent of white supremacy who served as a Democratic Congressman and United States Senator Old Louina history

Joanie Greggains

Joanie Greggains is an American fitness instructor. Greggains is the radio host of The Joanie Greggains Show, a weekend health and fitness program on KSRO Radio, Santa Rosa, California, she is known for her long-running television exercise show, Morning Stretch. Greggains is a former school and physical education teacher, her first television appearances were during the exercise segments on "People Are Talking with Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan", a locally produced talk show based at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, in the late 1970s. She continued to appear on the show until "Morning Stretch" made its television debut in 1982; the show ran in broadcast TV syndication until 1995, moved to cable the following year, where it remained until 2000. The show featured Greggains and her workout students in either a studio or outdoor environment, with Greggains leading the exercises and bantering with crew members off-camera while working out; the show's success caught the attention of Elaine Powers fitness control salons, looking to expand its reach and strengthen its image.

At the time, actress Suzanne Somers was at the height of her popularity and became well known for her health-conscious image. Because of Greggains' close physical resemblance to Somers, her engaging, upbeat workout style, Elaine Powers hired Greggains as the company's Fitness Programs Director. Greggains' role was to develop workout regimens and travel the country to promote Elaine Powers fitness salons when not working on "Morning Stretch" or her other line of fitness videos, she produced and starred in 15 exercise videos, receiving two gold record awards, nine gold videocassette awards, six platinum videocassette awards. Over 10 million copies of her exercise videos have been sold. Greggains is a special advisor to the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, she is the founder of Fit Camps, which features the Fat Flush programs and teaches exercise at her fitness center in Mill Valley, California. Greggains resides in northern California. Greggains, Total Shape Up, New Amer Library Trade, 1985, ISBN 0-453-00455-5 Greggains, Twelve Minutes to Super Stomachs, Metacom 1988, ISBN 0-88676-300-2 Greggains, Ann Louise Gittleman, The Fat Flush Fitness Plan, Contemporary Books, 2006, ISBN 0-07-144502-1 Greggains, Ann Louise Gittleman, The Fat Flush Plan, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.

2003, ISBN 0-07-143547-6 Greggains, Romanowski, Fit Happens: strategies for living a healthier, fitter life, Villard, 1999, ISBN 0-375-50036-7 Greggains, White, Back Health, Parade Video, 1990, ISBN 0-88149-364-3 Joanie Greggains official website Joanie Greggains show at the Wayback Machine Shaping Up: Elaine Powers diversifies to build stronger corporate body Joanie Greggains on IMDb Profile: Health and Fitness

Palosebo

Palo-sebo is a traditional Filipino game. A local variant of the greasy pole, it is derived from the Spanish cucaña; this game is played by boys during a town fiesta or on special occasions in the various Provinces of the Philippines. Long and straight bamboo poles are polished and greased, after which a small bag containing the prize is tied to the top; the bag contains money, sweets, or toys. Sometimes a small flag is used instead of the actual prize, given to the winner afterwards. Contestants try to climb the pole in turns to secure the prize, anyone who fails to reach the top is disqualified; the winner is the one who succeeds in retrieving the flag. Traditional Filipino games Marsha's Encounter with the Little Prince - a children's story that defines the palosebo game, EduProjects.net Barbosa, Artemio C. Palosebo,12 Philippine Games, Traditional Games in the Philippines, About Culture an Arts, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, August 15, 2003, NCCA.gov.ph Palosebo, Festival Components and Events, First National Komedya Festival, NCCA.gov.ph Picture depicting the palosebo, Caminawit Photo Center at Bravenet.com Picture depicting the palosebo at Flickr.com Picture depicting the palosebo, Kids play the ‘palo sebo’, Pinoy Outlook/Sun+Stars e-magazine at Sunstar.com and Flickr.com Playing the palosebo at YouTube.com Playing the palosebo at YouTube.com Filipino games and other links, from Pinoy Games, Pinas, DLSU-Manila:Philippine Games by Eric A. Gutierrez, from Geocities.com Filipino Games, SeaSite.niu.edu100 Best Things of Being Pinoy, by Liborio G. Altarenos III, Sea Crest Trading Company and Philippine Daily Inquirer