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Hempstead County, Arkansas

Hempstead County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,609; the county seat is Hope. Hempstead County is Arkansas's fourth county, formed on December 15, 1818, alongside Clark and Pulaski counties; the county is named for Edward Hempstead, a delegate to the U. S. Congress from the Missouri Territory, which included present-day Arkansas at the time, it is dry county. Historic Washington State Park is located in Hempstead County some nine miles northwest of Hope in the historic village of Washington, Arkansas; the state park opened in 1973 as "Old Washington Historic State Park", but the "Old" was dropped from the name in 2006. The park offers walking tours of the historic village, which contains more than a dozen historic structures from the 19th and early 20th centuries. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 741 square miles, of which 728 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water. Hempstead County is alternately considered as part of the greater regions of South Arkansas or Southwest Arkansas.

Pike County Nevada County Lafayette County Miller County Little River County Howard County As of the 2000 census, there were 23,587 people, 8,959 households, 6,378 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile. There were 10,178 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 63.28% White, 30.36% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, 1.59% from two or more races. 8.25 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 8,959 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 15.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,622, the median income for a family was $34,082. Males had a median income of $25,830 versus $17,383 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,103. About 16.00% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.20% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over. Although Democratic, Hempstead County has trended Republican in the last two decades. John Kerry was the last Democrat to carry the county. Blevins Hope Washington Clow DeAnn Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county; each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research.

Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Hempstead County are listed below. List of lakes in Hempstead County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Hempstead County, Arkansas Hempstead County Sheriff's Office

Speed Webb

Lawrence Arthur "Speed" Webb was an American jazz drummer and territory band leader active in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Webb first began playing on mellophone before switching to drums. By 1923 he was performing locally around Peru, in 1925 co-founded the Hoosier Melody Lads, a cooperative band. In 1926 the band, led by Webb, had a recording session with Gennett Records, although no discs were issued; that year the band moved to California, where it had residencies at various clubs and from 1928-29 appeared in several films, including Sins of the Fathers, Riley the Cop and His Captive Woman. After 1929 Webb led a number of bands as conductor but at times as drummer and singer, up until 1938 when he retired from full-time performance. Different lineups of Speed Webb and His Melody Lads, Speed Webb and His Hollywood Blue Devils and, between 1925 and 1938, Speed Webb and His Hoosier Melody Lads, included Art Tatum, Henderson Chambers, Teddy Buckner, Vic Dickenson, Teddy Wilson and his brother Gus Wilson, Roy Eldridge and his brother Joe Eldridge, Eli Robinson, Reunald Jones, Melvin Bowles, William Warfield, Samuel Scott, Chick Wallace, Leonard Gray, Steve Dunn, with Sy Oliver doing arrangements.

There appear to be no extant recordings of his orchestras. No discs were issued from the Gennet recording session of 1926, the soundtracks of the movies he and his band appeared in seem to have been recorded by the various studio orchestras. Speed Webb on IMDb

Millie's Cookies

Millie's Cookies is a chain of retail bakeries based in the United Kingdom, specializing in cookies, hot drinks and gifts. It was named after its founder Mario Budwig's grandmother Mildred; the company has stores in the United Kingdom, France, Egypt, Hong Kong. The company owns more than 90 stores in the United Kingdom; the first Millie's Cookie was baked by Stephen Singer after the company was founded by Mario Budwig in the end of 1985. That year, the company launched its first store within Selfridges department store food hall on Oxford Street, London. In 1987, Richard O'Sullivan joined the company as managing director and began to expand it outside London for the first time, with openings in Sheffield and Birmingham. During the following years, outlets were opened in most major railway stations and airports in the United Kingdom, as well as in many shopping centres. Business grew and in June 1997, Millie's Cookies purchased Cookie Jar, a competitor with about thirty outlets; the newly bought.

In June 2003 Millie's was purchased by a division of Compass Group. In April 2006, Compass sold SSP to EQT Partners. By 2006, the chain grew to 121 outlets. Millie's operates most of its stores in England and Wales, there are stores in Hong Kong International Airport, France Métro-station Opéra in Paris, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and Berlin Hauptbahnhof. In 2010, outlets opened in Cairo and Malta, the latter a few days after the launch of the Point shopping complex. In the transit market, Millies operates in railway stations and airports with sites in central London including Waterloo, London Bridge and Liverpool St Stations. In shopping centres, Millie's Cookies operates as a single brand format and as a dual brand with Baskin-Robbins or Ben and Jerry's. Within the shopping sector Millie's operate satellite stores or mini mall kiosks, it launched its stores in India with the first one in New Delhi followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad and Surat. Logo In India Franchise International article on Millie's Craig.

"Millie's Cookies". MK News. Marketing Week Dorset Business Magazine British Baker magazine Times of Malta Official website Millie's Cookies Malta web site

Sir Horatio Mann, 2nd Baronet

Sir Horatio Mann, 2nd Baronet was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1774 and 1807. He is remembered as a member of a patron of Kent cricket, he was an occasional player but in first-class matches. Mann was the only surviving son of Galfridus Mann, an army clothier, of Boughton Place in Boughton Malherbe and his wife Sarah Gregory, daughter of John Gregory of London, he was educated at Charterhouse School and entered Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1760. His father died on 21 December 1756 and he succeeded to his estates at Boughton and Linton, he inherited over £100,000 from his father. Mann married Lady Lucy Noel, daughter of Baptist Noel, 4th Earl of Gainsborough, on 13 April 1765. Mann had a number of influential friends including John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, with whom he shared a keen cricketing rivalry, he owned Boughton Place in Boughton Malherbe and Linton Park in Linton, both near Maidstone, had his family seat at Bourne Park House, near Canterbury. Within its grounds he had his own cricket ground Bourne Paddock which staged many first-class matches in the 1770s and 1780s.

He moved to Dandelion, near Margate, established another ground there, used for some first-class games towards the end of the 18th century. Mann was a member of the Committee of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London, he was a member of the committee at The Star and Garter in Pall Mall, which drew up a new revision of the Laws of Cricket on 25 February 1774. Mann was nephew of Sir Horace Mann, 1st Baronet, a British diplomat in Tuscany from 1738 to 1786, he was knighted on 10 June 1772. Mann's ownership of Linton gave him electoral interest at Maidstone. At the 1774 general election he contested Maidstone, having deferred a planned journey abroad for his wife's health, he was returned as Member of Parliament for the seat. In 1775 his uncle made over to him the family estate in return for an annuity, he did go abroad and after visiting France and Austria, returned to England in November 1778. From on he travelled to his uncle in Florence nearly every summer. At the 1780 general election he was again returned for Maidstone at the head of the poll.

He joined Brooks in 1780, was a member of the St. Alban's Tavern group of country gentlemen who tried to reconcile Fox and Pitt, he did not stand in the 1784 general election. Mann was in Florence when his uncle died on 6 November 1786 and succeeded to the baronetcy as second baronet, he acted as chargé d’affaires in Florence for six months. He was angered by the poor recompense he received for his services and returned to Italy in 1788 ostensibly to sort out the financial problems which resulted from running his uncle's establishment. Mann joined the Whig Club in January 1790 and at the following 1790 general election was elected in a contest as MP for Sandwich, he was returned unopposed in 1796 and 1802. By this time he was becoming absent in parliament through ill-health when gout struck him, he avoided a contest and was returned in the 1806 general election, but was defeated in 1807. Mann was described by Samuel Egerton Brydges as a wild, rattling man, who made no impression. In 1811 it was said that his estate would have been the largest in Kent but by his extravagance he reduced his income to not more than £4,000 a year.

He died on 2 April 1814. He had three daughters, his property went to his nephew James Cornwallis. Cornwallis's father wrote soon after "My son has had a great deal of trouble in consequence of succeeding a person ruined; the sums Sir Horace expended are beyond all belief, or rather squandered." Mann is variously called Sir Horace in the sources. Horace was used as a diminutive of Horatio, he was always called Horace in Scores and Biographies, the main source for his cricketing activities. G B Buckley, Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket, Cotterell, 1935 Ashley Mote, The Glory Days of Cricket, Robson, 1997 John Nyren, The Cricketers of my Time, Robson, 1998 H T Waghorn, The Dawn of Cricket, Electric Press, 1906 A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy, 1701–1800, Compiled from the Brinsley Ford Archive by John Ingamells, Yale, 1997

Val Biro

Balint Stephen Biro was a children's author and illustrator. He received his education in London, his studio was located in Amersham in Buckinghamshire. From an interview in the early 1970s: "My writing is concerned with my vintage car "Gumdrop." It was four years ago that my publishers suggested that it was about time that I wrote a book for children and not illustrate one. "I write so as to give my alter-ego a good chance for drawing pictures, though I find that the story I invent tends to run away with itself, leaving me, the illustrator, behind! Each story tends to be based on personal experience and each tends to grow out of that into the imagination; each book seems to take a few months to gestate, I write it in one long day." In the 1950s and 1960s Biro illustrated many book covers for famous authors such as Nigel Tranter and Nevil Shute. For C. S. Forester, publishing with Michael Joseph, Biro made cover illustrations of several first editions: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, Lieutenant Hornblower and the Atropos, Hornblower in the West Indies and Randall and the River of Time.

In 1965 for Hamish Hamilton he illustrated the first edition of Angler's Moon by Leo Walmsley. He illustrated covers for Radio Times. Gumdrop is the name of an Austin Clifton Heavy Twelve-Four of 1926, the title character of a series of books authored by Val Biro, who owned an example; the stories revolve around the car and his owner the younger Bill McArran, but for most of the series, the more senior Mr Oldcastle. The plots involve the search for replacement parts for Gumdrop. Biro wrote the stories from the late 1960s to the 1980s; the main series of books, all illustrated in colour by Biro, ran to at least seventeen titles, with a further twelve "Gumdrop Little Books" published in the 1980s. Whilst Gumdrop's adventures are fictional, the car is not. Biro and Gumdrop were frequent visitors to car shows and other events in Sussex and surrounding area. Biro was seen driving Gumdrop in the television documentary 100 Year Old Drivers, broadcast on ITV on 13 August 2014, shortly after Biro's death.

Yellow Boots Commire, Anne, 1971: Something About the Author, Volume 1. Gale Research Gumdrop's official website Val Biro at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database


Charmed is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M. Burge and produced by Aaron Spelling and his production company Spelling Television, with Brad Kern serving as showrunner; the series was broadcast by The WB for eight seasons from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006. The series narrative follows a trio of sisters, known as The Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, who use their combined "Power of Three" to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks; each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern-day San Francisco. Keeping their supernatural identities separate and secret from their ordinary lives becomes a challenge for them, with the exposure of magic having far-reaching consequences on their various relationships and resulting in a number of police and FBI investigations throughout the series; the series focuses on the three Halliwell sisters, Prue and Phoebe.

Following Prue's death in the third-season finale, their long-lost half sister Paige Matthews assumes her place within the "Power of Three" from season four onwards. Charmed achieved a cult following and popularity on The WB with its first episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" garnering 7.7 million viewers, breaking the record for the network's highest-rated debut episode. The show's ratings, although smaller than rival shows on the "big four" networks, were a success for the new and smaller WB network. Charmed went through several timeslot changes during its eight-season run. For its first three seasons in the Wednesday/Thursday 9:00 pm timeslot, Charmed was the second-highest rated series on The WB, behind 7th Heaven. During its fifth season, the show moved to the Sunday 8:00 pm timeslot, where it became the highest-rated Sunday night program in The WB's history. At 178 episodes, Charmed was the second-longest drama broadcast behind 7th Heaven. In 2006, it became the longest running hour-long television series featuring all female leads, before being surpassed by Desperate Housewives in 2012.

The series has received numerous awards and nominations. In 2010, The Huffington Post and AOL TV ranked Charmed within their joint list of "The Top 20 Magic/Supernatural Shows of All Time," while in 2013, TV Guide listed the series as one of "The 60 Greatest Sci-Fi Shows of All Time." Charmed has become a source of pop culture references in film and television and has influenced other succeeding television series in the same subgenre. The show's success has led to its development in other media, including a video game, board games, novels, a comic book series which served as a continuation of its narrative. According to data research from The NPD Group in 2012, Charmed was the second-most binge watched television series on subscription video-on-demand services, such as Netflix. A reboot series of Charmed, featuring different cast members and characters, premiered on The CW on October 14, 2018; the series starts when Phoebe Halliwell returns from New York and moves back into the family's Halliwell Manor in San Francisco to live with her sisters Prue and Piper.

When Phoebe discovers the family's Book of Shadows in the attic, she learns that she and her sisters are the most powerful witches known, destined to protect both innocents and the world at large from demons and other evil creatures. Phoebe, reasonably suspecting the book to be a novelty, reads its initial inscription—unaware that it happens to be an incantation activating the sisters' supernatural powers once all three are reunited in their ancestral home. By the end of the first episode, each sister learns that she has a unique magical power and that they can each cast spells and brew potions. Prue, the eldest, has the power of telekinesis, in season two she develops the power of astral projection. Piper, the middle sister, has the power to "freeze" people and objects in time; as she grows more proficient, she learns how to freeze only certain people or objects or body parts, as she wishes. In season three, her powers evolve further, as she is able to cause evil beings or objects to explode using her hands.

Phoebe, the youngest of the three possesses the power of premonition allowing her to receive visions of the future and of the past. She develops the powers of levitation in season three, empathy in season six, the latter allowing her to sense and tap into others' emotions and, powers. In accordance with the series' mythology, witches' powers are tied to their emotions. During the first two seasons, the sisters face various evil beings from week to week. However, in the third season, they discover that their ultimate enemy is The Underworld's demonic ruler, The Source of All Evil. Prue is killed in the season three finale by The Source's personal assassin, Shax. While grieving for their older sister and Phoebe discover that they have a younger half-sister, Paige Matthews, the secret love child of their witch mother and her whitelighter Sam Wilder. Paige's magical abilities represent her dual heritage as both a whitelighter; as she attempts to control the two sides of her ancestry, Paige learns how to orb herself and others, to heal others with the touch of her