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Campbell Station, Arkansas

Campbell Station is a city in Jackson County, United States. The population was 255 at the 2010 census. Campbell Station is located at 35°39′57″N 91°14′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 228 people, 94 households, 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 50.9/km². There were 100 housing units at an average density of 22.3/km². The racial makeup of the town was 96.93% White, 2.63% Black or African American and 0.44% Native American. There were 94 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.4% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.82. In the town the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $37,778, the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $21,146 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,110. About 9.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.8% of those sixty five or over

Church of St Mary, Nempnett Thrubwell

The Anglican Church of St Mary stands on Knap Hill in Nempnett Thrubwell, England dates from the 15th century, but was built on the site of an earlier Norman church. It is a Grade II* listed building,Before the dissolution of the monasteries the parish belonged to Flaxley Abbey in Gloucestershire. In 1537 the land and manor were granted to Sir William Kingston; the parish register lists christenings and burials from 1568. The three stage tower, which contains five bells, has set back buttresses and two arch bell openings with tracery; the tower is crowned by a parapet with blank arcading, square pinnacles, it has a higher stair turret. The nave was restored at a cost of £700 in 1864; the late Victorian chancel of 1897 is in the decorated style. Inside the church is a screen attributed to Pugin, although Nikolaus Pevsner is of the opinion the architect is Pugin the younger; the base of a 15th-century cross in the churchyard is listed Grade II. Wade and Wade in their 1929 book "Somerset" described it as "a small building with a Perp.

W. tower, from the W. face of which project two curious and uncanny carved heads of a beast. The walls of the nave still bear the original 13th cent. Consecration crosses; the chancel is modern, contains a rich modern screen and a good E. window of Munich glass. Note rude Norm. S. doorway filled with Perp. tracery. Near the porch in the churchyard is base of ancient cross. List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells

List of A.N.T. Farm episodes

A. N. T. Farm is a Disney Channel original series that follows Chyna Parks and her two best friends Olive Doyle and Fletcher Quimby as they transition to a gifted program called "Advanced Natural Talents" at a local high school named Webster High. Disney renewed A. N. T. Farm for its second season November 30, 2011. Filming for season two began in early February 2012. A. N. T Farm has since ceased production; this season was filmed from January 2011 to October 2011. This season was filmed from February 2012 to August 2012. On October 2, 2012, Disney Channel renewed A. N. T. Farm for a third season; this season premiered on May 31, 2013. Angus Chestnut joins the main cast. Cameron Parks is no longer part of the main cast. Webster High School marks its final showing in the one-hour season premiere "trANTsferred". Z-Tech Prodigy School took over as the season's new setting; this was the final season of the show, as confirmed by star China Anne McClain on her Twitter account on December 27, 2013. List of A. N. T. Farm episodes at TV.com

Fran├žois Derand

François Derand was a French Jesuit architect. After studying for the noviciate in Rouen at the Jesuit college in La Flèche, he was ordained a priest in 1621 and entered the Society of Jesus, he lived in Rouen Rennes, where he was consulted on the work to rebuild the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans. In 1629, he moved to complete the Église Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis, begun by Étienne Martellange, he took part in several other works - the altarpiece of Laval and the high altar of the Jesuit church at La Flèche. In 1643 he published'L’architecture des voûtes', a treatise on stereotomy, considered his masterwork, he was summoned to Agde the same year and died there in 1644. He was buried in the Jesuit college at Béziers. Biography on Architectura Coupole de Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis on insecula

Gerry Meehan

Gerald Marcus Meehan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger and the former general manager and Senior Vice President of the Buffalo Sabres. Meehan was born in Toronto and raised in Newmarket, Ontario, he played minor hockey for junior for the Toronto Marlboros. He played for the 1966 -- 67 Marlboros. Meehan was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1963 NHL Amateur Draft, fourth round, 21st overall, he played for the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames, Washington Capitals, as well as the Ontario Hockey Association's Toronto Marlboros, American Hockey League's Rochester Americans, CPHL's Tulsa Oilers, Western Hockey League's Phoenix Roadrunners, Seattle Totems, the World Hockey Association's Cincinnati Stingers. He served as captain for both the Capitals. One of Meehan's career highlights. In the last game of the 1971–72 regular season, the Flyers needed a win or a tie against the Sabres to beat out the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final playoff spot.

The score was tied, but with just four seconds on the clock, Meehan took a shot from 80 feet away that somehow got by Flyers goalie Doug Favell – ending the Flyers' season. After completing his undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, Meehan graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1982, he practiced sports and immigration law with the firm Cohen, Wright, Hanifin and Brett, including working on player contracts with Scotty Bowman the Sabres' coach and general manager. Meehan had joined the firm hoping to work with the Sabres. In 1984, the team made Meehan the first former Sabre to serve in a front-office position, as assistant general manager under Bowman. During the 1986–87 season, Bowman stepped down, Meehan was promoted to general manager. With the departures of Bowman and superstar Gilbert Perreault, the Sabres finished the season in last place overall that year, but rebounded the next year as NHL's most improved team, with a record of 37–32–11 – and 21 points higher in the standings.

Meehan's years as a general manager were marked by the addition of a number of top-caliber players, including No. 1 draft pick Pierre Turgeon, Soviet defector Alex Mogilny, Dale Hawerchuk, Pat LaFontaine, Dominik Hašek. In 1993, Meehan was named the executive vice president of sports operations, taking a more active role in the organization's business and legal affairs. In 1996, Gerry left the Sabres organization and founded GMM Consulting Services, now Cardinal Consultants Ltd. which provides a wide variety of consulting services to sports teams, leagues and athletes. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com The Gerry Meehan Archives

Battle of Palva Sund

The Battle of Palva Sund was fought between Sweden and Russia during the Finnish War 1808–09. Part of the Swedish forces of the newly formed Swedish southern army of Finland landed with 3 000 men consisting of 6 infantry battalions, 2 squadrons of cavalry and 2 artillery batteries under command of Major general Albrekt von Lantinghausen to Lokalax on 17 September 1808, it was tasked with cutting road connections between Nystad and Åbo and link up further to the north with earlier landed forces of Ernst von Vegesack. Troops were badly equipped some of the men lacking overcoats and had limited amount of ammunition. Landing was to be done to a small village of Helsinki but news of the Russian coastal units near Palva made the commander to choose landing site further north. While initial landing was successful Russian cossack patrol had seen the landing and notified the Russian forces in the vicinity. Russian infantry and cavalry were sent to beat back the landing force all the way from Åbo. On 18 September Russians counterattacked the numerically superior Swedes who were soon forced to withdraw due to ammunition shortages.

Withdrawal was successful and was completed in good order before evening. Swedes lost 125 as dead or wounded and 15 and prisoners of war while Russian losses were around 200 dead and wounded. Von Lantinghausen requested to be relieved from duty due to illness and the annoyed King Gustav IV Adolf swiftly granted this assigning Lieutenant-Colonel Gustaf Olof Lagerbring as the new commander and tasked him with repeating the landing operation as soon as possible; as the Swedish forces were performing landing operations further to the north gun sloops and yawls from the Swedish archipelago fleet were used to provide cover for the landing force. Commander of the force, Admiral Salomon von Rajalin chose the natural choke point at the Palva strait as the place for stopping the numerically superior Russians, he placed them to both sides of the Lailuoto island. Approaching Russian coastal fleet led by Admiral Myasoedov consisted of over 70 gun sloops or yawls together with several larger ships. Myasoedov had planned attacking against both of the Swedish flanks with force of 20 gun sloops or yawls each and have a small unit of 6 gun yawls to outflank the Swedes by rounding the island of Talosmeri while rest of the force would be kept in reserve.

Myasoedov had planned his attack to start on 17 September but strong winds and heavy waves prompted him to delay the attack with a day. Fight started at 0400 on the morning of 18 September with most of the battlefield still covered in fog and darkness. One hour Swedes had defeated the initial thrust and moved forward on their eastern flank to advance between Lailuoto and Vähämaa islands in order to prevent the Russians from getting into their rear; however unit of Russian gun yawls had managed to get through the narrows and attacked the Swedish eastern flank from the rear causing much disorder and damage to it which forced the Swedish force east of the Lailuoto island to withdraw. By 0900 Russians started attacking by using their reserves and forced the Swedish western flank between Lailuoto and Velkuanmaa to withdraw as well. Russian reserves managed to push Swedish ships to the narrows between Palva and Valkuanmaa but failed to rout them. Swedes tried to reform in the open outside of Palva strait but Russian flanking maneuvers forced von Rajalin to start withdrawing further to the north.

After repairing the damages suffered against the Swedes Russians tried to advance further towards the Swedish landing sites but found all the narrows leading north to be manned by Swedes. On 1 October amids of heavy snowfall Russians tried to clear the Swedes from narrows near island of Kahiluoto but despite of artillery duel which continued until dusk failed to drive Swedes from the narrows. Since Swedish landing forces had been driven back Myasoedov saw little point to continue the fight and retired back to Åbo for the winter. Swedish forces which had managed to hold the narrows were ordered to leave on 3 October since Russians were constructing artillery batteries further to the north blocking the sole escape route from the narrows of Kahiluoto. Mattila, Tapani. Meri maamme turvana. Jyväskylä: K. J. Gummerus Osakeyhtiö. ISBN 951-99487-0-8