Latimer County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U. S. state of Oklahoma. Its county seat is Wilburton; as of the 2010 census, the population was 11,154. The county was created at statehood in 1907 and named for James L. Latimer, a delegate from Wilburton to the 1906 state Constitutional Convention. Prior to statehood, it had been for several decades part of Gaines County, Sugar Loaf County, Wade County in the Choctaw Nation; this area was occupied for at least 3500 years by cultures of indigenous peoples. The most recent of the prehistoric peoples established complex earthworks during the Mississippian culture. Archeological excavations have revealed artifacts from Archaic and Mississippian cultures. Living in what is now southeastern Oklahoma, these peoples were direct ancestors of the Caddo Nation, a historic confederacy of tribes that flourished in east Texas and northern Louisiana before removal to another area of Indian Territory. In the 1970s excavations at the McCutchan-McLaughlin site revealed many details about the lives and deaths of the Fourche Maline culture people, who lived in this area in the Woodland Period, about 300 BCE to 800 CE.
These hunter-gatherers were physically healthier than descendants in more complex cultures who depended on maize agriculture, but they were often beset by warfare. Numerous remains were found in mass graves, killed by spears; this archeological site continues to be studied and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1831, the area now known as Latimer County was organized as part of the Choctaw Nation in the Indian Territory after the Choctaw were removed by the federal government from their traditional territory in the American Southeast. Following statehood Latimer County's boundaries were drawn to conform to Oklahoma's township and range system, which uses east-west and north-south lines as land boundaries; the Choctaw Nation, by contrast, divided its counties using recognizable landmarks, such as mountains and rivers. The territory of present-day Latimer County had the distinction of being the meeting point of all three administrative super-regions comprising the Choctaw Nation, called the Apukshunubbee District, Moshulatubbee District, Pushmataha District.
Within these three districts the land area of the present-day county fell within Gaines County, Jacksfork County, Sans Bois County, Skullyville County, Wade County. In 1858, the Butterfield Overland Mail established a route through the territory, which included stage stops at Edwards's Station, Holloway's Station, Riddle's Station and Pusley's Station near Higgins; the beginning of large-scale coal mining attracted railroad construction to the area to get the commodity to market. The chief coal mining areas were in the mountains in the north of the county, in the Choctaw Segregated Coal Lands. Coal mining companies were established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1889-90, the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company laid 67.4 miles of track from Wister to McAlester. The Missouri and Texas Railway completed a branch line from North McAlester to Wilburton in 1904; as a prelude to Oklahoma being admitted as a state to the Union, the Dawes Act was extended to the Choctaw and others of the Five Civilized Tribes.
These had all been removed from the Southeast. Choctaw tribal control of communal lands was dissolved, the lands were allotted to individual households of tribal members, in an effort to encourage subsistence farming on the European-American model; the Choctaw lost most of their land, with individuals retaining about one-quarter of the land in the county. The government declared any remaining land to be'surplus. Tribal governments were dissolved, Oklahoma became a state. By 1912, the newly organized county had 27 mines. Most coal was produced by the large companies. Native-born whites held most of the jobs as miners, but African Americans, European immigrants from the British Isles and Italy, Mexicans worked as laborers in the mining industry. In less than two decades, the coal industry collapsed, due to labor unrest seeking relief from harsh working conditions and unfair labor practices, competition from oils, the effects of the Great Depression. From 1920 to 1930, the county lost about 2,000 people.
By 1932, only one mine still operated in the county. Mining towns lost half of their populations, at one point, 93.5 percent of those remaining in the country were surviving on government relief, through programs started by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Federal construction projects to build infrastructure and invest for the future provided many jobs for the unemployed. Locally such projects included Wilburton Municipal Airport, schools at Panola and elsewhere, road-paving works; the Civilian Conservation Corps, another federal program conducted in collaboration with state governments, developed a park project at the state game preserve, now part of Robbers Cave State Park. In 1933, Spanish–American War veterans established Veterans Colony in the county, buying land together; the war veterans could grow their own food, living year round in a community. In years, membership was opened to veterans of all wars. Veterans Colony still operates. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 729 square miles, of which 722 square miles is land and 7.0 square miles is water.
Elisabeth Inglis-Jones was a Welsh novelist and biographer. In 1929, she published the first of six historical novels, she was an important writer of local history and biography. Her novel Crumbling Pageant was republished in 2015. Born in January 1900 in London, Inglis-Jones was brought up in the village of Derry Ormond, in what is now the county of Ceredigion, she lived on the Derry Ormond Estate, owned by her family since 1783. However, the house was demolished in 1953. Inglis-Jones moved back to the London area around 1937. In her late 80s, she was living in Surrey. Inglis-Jones took up writing as a child, joining a literary group called The Scratch Society when she was 12 or 13, she spent three years writing her first novel, Starved Fields, published in 1929. Her reprinted Peacocks in Paradise tells of Hafod, a historic Welsh mansion, its first owner Thomas Johnes, her five other novels were Crumbling Pageant, Pay Thy Pleasure, The Loving Heart, Lightly He Journeyed, Aunt Albinia. Her works on Welsh history included The Story of Wales, describing houses demolished since 1900.
Among her biographies was The Great Maria, about the writer Maria Edgeworth, The Lord of Burghley on William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Augustus Smith of Scilly on the 19th-century proprietor of the Isles of Scilly. Jane Bowden, reviewing a new edition of Crumbling Pageant, praised Inglis-Jones's "undeniable talent for story-telling and lifelong passion for Wales", qualifying her as a "great Welsh woman writer". NovelsInglis-Jones, Elisabeth. Crumbling Pageant. Honno Limited. ISBN 978-1-909983-35-9. Jones, Elizabeth Inglis. Starved Fields. Constable. Welsh historyInglis-Jones, Elisabeth. Peacocks in Paradise. Gomer Press. ISBN 978-0-86383-672-5. Inglis-Jones, Elisabeth; the Great Maria: A Portrait of Maria Edgeworth. Faber & Faber. Inglis-Jones, Elisabeth; the Lord of Burghley. Faber & Faber. Inglis-Jones, Elisabeth; the Story of Wales. Faber & Faber. ISBN 978-7-250-01074-4
Pennsylvania Route 12 is a 9.566-mile-long state highway located in Berks County in eastern Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at U. S. Route 222 and US 422 in Wyomissing, its eastern terminus is PA 662 in the community of Pricetown in Ruscombmanor Township. In the Reading area, PA 12 is a four-lane freeway called the Warren Street Bypass that heads northeast through urban areas, coming to interchanges with several roads including PA 183, PA 61, US 222 Bus. In Alsace Township, the route becomes a two-lane undivided surface road called Pricetown Road and continues northeast through rural areas, intersecting PA 73 before ending at PA 662. Pricetown Road existed in the 18th century as a road to link farmers in Pricetown to markets in Reading; the Warren Street Bypass was first planned in 1949 as a widening of Warren Street in Reading leading to a new bridge over Tulpehocken Creek to Wyomissing. In the 1950s, the Warren Street Bypass was completed from Wyomissing northeast to US 222 north of Reading, providing a bypass of Reading.
US 222 was routed onto this bypass by 1976, with the Warren Street Bypass extended northeast to Pricetown Road in 1980. The part of the Warren Street Bypass northeast of US 222 along with Pricetown Road became State Route 2026 when the Location Referencing System was established. In 1998, PA 12 was assigned to its current alignment following the rerouting of US 222 onto a new bypass of Reading. PA 12 begins at an interchange with US 422 in the borough of Wyomissing. Southwest of this interchange, the Warren Street Bypass continues as part of southbound US 222 and westbound US 422. US 222 northbound continues northwest and US 422 eastbound continues southeast on the West Shore Bypass. PA 12 does not have access to or from the northbound direction of US 222 at this interchange. From US 222/US 422, the route heads northeast on the four-lane divided Warren Street Bypass. PA 12 heads through commercial areas. Along this stretch, the route has no cross traffic, with access to some local streets as well as businesses while access to other local cross streets is blocked by barricades.
The road comes to an interchange with PA 183, with access provided from right-in/right-out ramps to Butler Street and Lehigh Street in the eastbound direction and to Carbon Street and Lackawanna Street in the westbound direction. The PA 183 interchange provides access to Reading Regional Airport, an airport with charter flights, home to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. Following this interchange, the route becomes a freeway and heads near residential neighborhoods and turns north, running to the west of Norfolk Southern's Reading Line. PA 12 comes to a partial cloverleaf interchange with River Road. From here, the freeway curves to the northeast and passes under the Reading Line, heading into commercial areas within Muhlenberg Township and coming to a partial cloverleaf interchange with PA 61 that has an eastbound exit and a westbound entrance along with an eastbound entrance from northbound PA 61; the PA 61 south exit provides access to FirstEnergy Stadium, the home ballpark of Minor League Baseball's Reading Fightin Phils.
The route passes under Norfolk Southern's Pottsville Branch and comes to a partial cloverleaf interchange with US 222 Bus.. Past this interchange, the freeway passes near more development, reaching a diamond interchange with 11th Street. PA 12 curves northeast; the route comes to a partial cloverleaf interchange with Spring Valley Road and continues into Alsace Township, where the freeway ends. After the freeway ends, PA 12 becomes a two-lane undivided surface road called Pricetown Road, continuing northeast through forested areas with some homes and businesses; the road passes through the community of Alsace Manor before crossing into Ruscombmanor Township, where it intersects PA 73 in the community of Breezy Corner. Past this intersection, the route woodland with some homes. PA 12 ends at an intersection with PA 662 in the community of Pricetown, where Pricetown Road continues northeast as SR 2026, an unsigned quadrant route, to a five-way intersection with Lobachsville Road, Lyons Road, Henry Road, Deysher Road in the community of New Jerusalem in Rockland Township.
In 2016, PA 12 had an annual average daily traffic count ranging from a high of 59,000 vehicles between the US 222/US 422 and PA 183 interchanges to a low of 8,600 vehicles between PA 73 and Walnuttown Road. The portion of PA 12 along the Warren Street Bypass is a part of the National Highway System. Pricetown Road dates back to the 18th century as a road linking the village of Pricetown to Reading; the road was used by farmers in the Pricetown area who traveled to Reading to sell wares. Pricetown was settled in 1754 and grew into a village with three taverns and a general store that served the trade to and from Reading. In the 19th century, Pricetown Road was used to transport Montana horses from Temple to country auctions in the area. Pricetown Road was an unpaved road. Warren Street in Reading was constructed by 1920, running from Fayette Street near the Tulpehocken Creek east to a dead end near the Schuylkill River. In 1927, Pricetown Road was paved in concrete; the road was straightened at the Walnuttown Road intersection by 1940.
In 1949, plans were made to build a four-lane bridge across Tulpehocken Creek at Warren Street. As part of this plan, Warren Street was to be widened from the proposed bridge to Schuylkill Avenue; this widened Warren Street was envisioned to become part of a bypass route of Readin
Myrtle E. Dorsey served as chancellor at St. Louis Community College from 2011 to 2013. Dorsey attended Morgan State University, where she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees, she earned her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in the Community College Leadership program. She began her career in higher education as a Reading Specialist at Bowie State University and the University of Maryland. In 1981, she began working at Howard Community College in Columbia, where she held progressively responsible positions, including as Director of Special Services and Associate Dean of Students. In 1991, Dorsey moved to Baltimore City Community College, where she served as vice-president of Student Affairs, responsible for all aspects of student services, she oversaw the institutional advancement areas including alumni affairs and grants. Dorsey moved to Georgia Perimeter College as Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Advancement in 1996; this campus had 16,000 credit and 22,000 non-credit students.
In 2000, she transferred to the Technical and Community College in Cincinnati as Executive Vice President. She had full responsibility for the college operation functions with the President focused on external partnerships. In 2002, Dorsey was appointed chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, she led the College through its first Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation and received approval to offer financial aid at the College. BRCC is the third-largest institute of higher learning in Louisiana. In 2011, Dorsey was appointed chancellor of St. Louis Community College, she served as the chief executive officer of a multi-campus college system consisting of four campuses, two satellite centers, two centers focused on workforce needs. St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and the state's second-largest higher education system; the college annually serves more than 81,000 students through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs.
In September 2013 the board of trustees chose not to renew her contract due in part to a report prepared by the St. Louis law firm of Armstrong Teasdale LLP on the handling of an incident in April in which a student was attacked at the college’s Meramec campus. On April 18, student Jevon Mallory was caught choking fellow student Blythe Grupe in a women’s bathroom on the Meramec campus. Despite Mallory’s admission that he was attempting to “withdraw her from life,” campus officials released him within hours, didn’t alert the campus to the threat, addressed the assault only after the victim went public. A report by Armstrong Teasdale said the way it was handled showed “a lack in leadership and management from key personnel at the district and campus levels.” The college’s board of trustees hired the law firm to investigate after a community-wide furor erupted over the handling of the assault. North Harris College website Goldman Sachs website Dorsey biodata at Findarticles.com
Oculariini is a tribe of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae. It was described by Karl Jordan in 1894, it contains Ocularia. Subgenus Jossocularia Ocularia abyssinica Téocchi, Jiroux & Sudre, Jiroux & Sudre, 2004 Ocularia undulatofasciata Lepesme & Breuning, 1952subgenus Ocularia Ocularia albolineata Villiers, 1942 Ocularia anterufa Breuning, 1964 Ocularia apicalis Jordan, 1894 Ocularia ashantica Breuning, 1950 Ocularia aurescens Breuning, 1964 Ocularia brunnea Jordan, 1894 Ocularia cineracea Jordan, 1894 Ocularia collarti Breuning, 1950 Ocularia decellei Breuning, 1968 Ocularia fasciata Aurivillius, 1907 Ocularia flavovittata Breuning, 1940 Ocularia grisea Breuning, 1958 Ocularia grisescens Breuning, 1940 Ocularia insularis Breuning, 1960 Ocularia juheli Téocchi, Jiroux & Sudre, 2004 Ocularia kaszabi Breuning, 1972 Ocularia marmorata Breuning, 1950 Ocularia mirei Breuning, 1977 Ocularia nigrobasalis Breuning, 1950 Ocularia pantosi Breuning, 1957 Ocularia pointeli Lepesme & Breuning, 1955 Ocularia protati Lepesme & Breuning, 1955 Ocularia quadroalbovittipennis Breuning, 1960 Ocularia quentini Breuning, 1960 Ocularia rotundipennis Breuning, 1950 Ocularia subashantica Breuning, 1956 Ocularia subcineracea Breuning, 1968 Ocularia transversefasciata Breuning, 1940 Ocularia undulatovittata Breuning, 1967 Ocularia vittata Aurivillius, 1907 Ocularia vittipennis Breuning, 1960
Sofia Wylie is an American actress and dancer. She gained prominence through her main role as Buffy Driscoll on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack, her other roles include Cory Bailey in the 2019 film Back of the Net, Riri Williams in the Marvel Rising animated franchise, Mia Brooks in the Disney web series Shook, Gina Porter in the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Wylie was born in Scottsdale and grew up in Tramonto to parents Chris and Amy, she has Isabella "Bella", who appeared in an episode of Chopped Junior and won. Wylie has been dancing since she was 5 years old and trained in acting at Second City Training Center in Hollywood, California, she is a quarter Korean on her mother’s side. Wylie started her career in dance, making appearances on So You Think You Can Dance in 2011 and 2016 and America's Got Talent in 2015, she performed on Justin Bieber's Purpose World Tour. In 2017, she started the Internet-based 4K Dance Series with Utah dancers while filming Andi Mack.
In 2019, she started Dancing with an IGTV educational dance series. In 2016, it was announced that Wylie would star in her first major acting role as Buffy Driscoll, a main character and one of Andi's best friends on the Disney Channel series Andi Mack. Wylie made her film debut as Cory Bailey in the 2019 Australian film, Back of the Net, which had a theatrical release in Australia and aired on Disney Channel in the United States, she voiced the role of Riri Williams in animated TV movie, Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron, which aired on Disney XD. On February 15, 2019, it was announced that she would play the role of Gina Porter in the upcoming Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; the series will be available from launch in November. It was announced in August that Wylie would star as Mia in Shook, a short-form web series premiering on Disney Channel’s YouTube channel in September. Wylie debuted her first single, "Side by Side", for Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts in January 2019.
In March 2019, Wylie launched a production company, AIFOS and is set to adapt Jenny Torres Sanchez's novel, The Fall of Innocence, as its first project. In June 2019, Wylie signed with United Talent Agency. Sofia Wylie on IMDb