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Montgomery County, Iowa

Montgomery County is a county located in the southwestern area of the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,740, its population has declined since urbanization and decline of family farms. The county seat is Red Oak; the county was founded by European-American migrants from eastern areas in 1851. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while trying to capture Quebec City, Canada; the county has been rural and devoted to agriculture. The county was first surveyed in 1852, it is famous as the location of the unsolved Villisca Axe Murders committed in 1912. Clyde Cessna, the founder of the Cessna Aircraft Company, was born here. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 425 square miles, of which 424 square miles is land and 0.9 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 34 U. S. Highway 71 Iowa Highway 48 Pottawattamie County Cass County Adams County Page County Mills County The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,740 in the county, with a population density of 25.337/sq mi.

There were 5,239 housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,771 people, 4,886 households, 3,258 families residing in the county; the population density was 28 people per square mile. There were 5,399 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, 0.44% from two or more races. 1.30 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 4,886 households out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.30% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,214, the median income for a family was $40,129. Males had a median income of $28,531 versus $20,835 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,373. About 6.50% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over. Coburg Elliott Grant Red Oak Stanton Villisca Pittsburg Alix 1895-98 Arlington Biddick 1893-1902 Carr's Point 1865-70 Climax 1871-1901 Coe's Grove 1858-69 Flora 1859 Frankfort 1856-78 Hawthorne 1871-1908 Oro 1856-1858 Ross Grove 1855-63 Rossville 1855 Sciola 1855-1905 Wales 1886-1901 Wallace 1875-78 Wilson 1870-79 The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Montgomery County.† county seat National Register of Historic Places listings in Montgomery County, Iowa Montgomery County, Iowa

Arthur Farquhar (Royal Navy officer, born 1772)

Sir Arthur Farquhar KCH, CB, RSO was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars Farquhar was second youngest son of Robert Farquhar of Newhall near Aberdeen, his younger brother William was a founder of modern Singapore. He entered the navy in 1787 on board HMS Lowestoffe, after serving in several other ships on the home station, having passed his examination, entered on board an East India Company's ship, he had scarcely, arrived in India when news of the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars led him to enter on board the sloop HMS Hobart, whence he was removed to the flagship, in April 1798 was promoted to be lieutenant. On his return to England as first lieutenant of HMS Heroine, he was employed in various ships on the home, Mediterranean and North Sea stations, until promoted to be commander on 29 April 1802. In January 1804 he was appointed to the bomb vessel HMS Acheron, on 4 February 1805 being, in company with the sloop HMS Arrow, in charge of convoy, was captured by two large French frigates and Hortense, after a defence, rightly pronounced by the court-martial to be ‘highly meritorious and deserving imitation’.

Farquhar was most honourably acquitted, the president of the court, Sir Richard Bickerton, as he returned his sword, expressed a hope that he might soon be called on to serve in a ship in which he might meet his captor on more equal terms: ‘the result of the contest,’ he added, ‘may be more lucrative to you, but it cannot be more honourable.’ A few days 8 April, Farquhar was advanced to post-rank. From 1806 to 1809 he commanded the 20-gun HMS Ariadne in the Baltic and North Sea, during which time he captured several privateers and Danish. From 1809 to 1814 he commanded the frigate HMS Desiree in the North Sea, captured many privateers and armed vessels, was senior naval officer in the operations in the Weser, the Ems, the Elbe in 1813, culminating in the capture of Glückstadt on 5 January 1814. For these important services Farquhar was made a knight of the Sword of Sweden, of the Royal Guelphic Order. In 1815 he was made a Companion of the Bath, in September 1817 received the freedom of Aberdeen.

From May 1814 to April 1816 he commanded the 40-gun HMS Liverpool at the Cape of Good Hope, from 1830 to 1833 HMS Blanche in the West Indies, with a broad pennant, for his services there during the Baptist War, received a vote of thanks from the House of Assembly of Jamaica, a sword valued at 150l. and a piece of plate from the merchants. On his return home he was knighted, was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order in 1832, he became a rear-admiral in 1837, died at his residence in Aberdeenshire on 2 October 1843. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Farquhar, Arthur". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

The Misses Vickers

The Misses Vickers is an oil painting by John Singer Sargent. The painting depicts three young ladies, from the Vickers family, in their estate in Bolsover Hill, England; the Misses Vickers, painted in 1884 by John Singer Sargent, is a portrait of three sisters, Florence Evelyn Vickers, Mabel Frances Vickers, Clara Mildred Vickers. The portrait was commissioned by Colonel Thomas Vickers, a wealthy industrialist. Following its completion, The Misses Vickers was first exhibited at the Salon of 1885 alongside a portrait of Mrs. Albert Vickers, completed by Sargent in June 1884. Sargent exhibited The Misses Vickers with Mrs. Albert Vickers and Portrait of Mrs. Robert Harrison at the Royal Academy in 1886. Despite Colonel Vickers being pleased with the portrait, art critics at the Salon of 1885 overlooked it; the general opinion was less than enthusiastic, but one anonymous critic from The Spectator felt that the portrait was “in its way the cleverest thing in the exhibition. It is the ne plus ultra of French painting, or rather, of the French method as learned by a foreigner.”

The Misses Vickers tells a story through Sargent's use of stark contrasts. The three figures are all seated in the foreground, yet two are seated on a couch and one is behind them, seated in a chair; the two sisters on the couch are busy looking through a book oblivious to Sargent or the viewer, yet the third sister, though she is positioned with her back to the viewer, is looking directly out of the picture plane. Sargent's use of warm highlights allows the sisters to stand out against a dark background, their positioning is balanced and natural. Looking at the figures, one can't help but feel that one has just walked through a door, into the parlor, stumbled upon the exquisitely ordinary scene. By fixing the eyes of the third sister outward, Sargent allows the viewer to connect with her, because the three subjects are seated rather than standing, one is allowed to gaze down upon them, rather than gazing up at them, as is the case with twentieth-century portraits of aristocrats; these sisters appear average, in both grouping and dress.

Their wealth is not what grabs the eye, it is an afterthought, after one sees their humility and intellect. Many paintings in the twentieth century feature women as things of beauty that are to be looked at, but Sargent gives a depth and individuality to each of these three sisters. Yes, they are beautiful, but they are deep-thinking and intellectual beings. Sargent was an admirer of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an art movement founded by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1848. Rossetti's own portraits of women served as aesthetic inspiration to Sargent, it has been noted that grouping of the three sisters in The Misses Vickers is similar to The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, a portrait painted by Sargent in 1882. There are formal similarities to Hearts Are Trumps, a group portrait of the Misses Armstrong painted by Sir John Everett Millais in 1872. Sargent was commissioned to paint the Vickers sisters just before his 1884 exhibition of Portrait of Madame X, a painting, met with controversy and negativity from critics and the general public, who felt that the painting was overly-sexual.

Though Sargent left Paris soon after the negative critiques of his portrait of Madame Gautreau and feared that he would lose the business of those who had commissioned him for portraits, Colonel Vickers did not withdraw his request. In July, Sargent travelled to the Vickers’ estate in Sheffield to begin the portrait. Following the competition of the portrait of his daughters, Colonel Vickers commissioned portraits of his wife and sons, Sargent was commissioned to paint the portraits of thirteen members of the extended Vickers family. In addition to being their portraitist, Sargent knew the Vickers family on a personal level, became a regular guest at family dinners and parties. Following the wealthy and often-flashy clientele of Paris, Sargent viewed the commission from Colonel Vickers, a businessman and head of a well-respected family, as a regression from what his career had been, he described his subjects as “three ugly women” who “lived in a dingy hole,” though the disdain he seems to have felt for his subjects is not apparent in the portrait itself.

Despite the obvious wealth of the three subjects, Sargent includes everyday objects, such as two cups of tea, a small pitcher of milk, a piano, giving the painting a more casual tone. Sargent chooses to paint the sisters in fine day dresses with yards of material draping across their laps and spilling out of the sofa and chair they are seated upon, yet the painting is calm and doesn't feel overly -frivolous; the same highlights that Sargent uses to illuminate their faces reflect off their satin dresses, though the scene is quiet and contemplative, Sargent includes one detail of implied movement in the form of a book. The two sisters seated on the couch are flipping through a book, though Sargent has painted all other elements in this scene with clarity, the pages of the book are blurred; because of the objects within the scene and the positioning of the sisters, the scene manages to be both still and active at the same time, the three Vickers sisters appear humble, despite their wealth. Thus, The Misses Vickers is a painting of opposites.

The Times of May 22, 1886 reviewed the painting as follows: "Three young ladies, painted in a thin and ghostly fashion, gaze straight out of the picture at you. They seem as insubstantial as beings from another world. Seeing


Marsport is a science fiction computer game, released for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC home computers in 1985. It was published by Gargoyle Games in the United Dro Soft in Spain. Marsport was intended to be the first part of a trilogy called "The Siege of Earth" but parts two and three were not forthcoming; because of this, it is regarded as being part of an unofficial trilogy alongside Tir Na Nog and Dun Darach due to its having similar gameplay to these titles. Marsport has similarities to the Gargoyle game, Heavy on the Magick; the year is 2494. For seventy years, the Earth has been under siege by the insectoid Sept. Since the siege began, the Sept have been kept at bay by a huge Force Sphere which surrounds the Earth and the Moon. However, the Sept are on the verge of discovering how to breach the Sphere unless it can be strengthened according to the formulae contained in the original plans; these plans are concealed somewhere in the Martian city of Marsport, now Sept-occupied and booby-trapped by the city's M-Central computer.

One man, Commander John Marsh, has been sent to retrieve the plans in the belief that a determined man can sometimes achieve more than an army. Marsport has three distinct objectives: 1. Locate the M-Central computer. In addition, many sections of the city can not be reached. 2. Gain access to the original Sphere plans; this will require re-exploration of Marsport, for having achieved the first objective, you will find that many parts of the city unreachable, will now be open to you. 3. Leave the city of Marsport with the plans intact, which may prove the hardest task of all... You will come across many beings and city elements which may help or hinder you; these are some of them: 1. Sept The player can encounter two types of Sept: the hopping Warriors which patrol certain areas, the stationary Warlords blocking certain passages. 2. Robots Controlled by M-Central; some are harmless information gatherers but some are warden units, now hostile to all intruders - human or Sept... 3. Supply units The prime source of objects.

4. Lockers Can be used for storing objects. 5. Refuse units Can be used to dispose of unwanted objects. 6. Charge units Can recharge energy devices. 7. Factor units Will combine two or more objects to manufacture a new object. Note that components are logically linked, so random attempts at manufacture will not work, any irrelevant objects present in the unit will prevent manufacture! 8. Key stations Will require the insertion of a key object to release door. However, not all locked doors and units can be opened in this manner, some may require a more active or remote solution... 9. Vidtex units Provide useful information, displayed on the large video screen in the status area. Marsport received positive reviews on release. Marsport at World Of Spectrum Infoseek

Knud Nellemose

Knud Nellemose was a prolific Danish sculptor, remembered for his figures of sportsmen and his statues of famous Danes. Between 1927 and 1933, with some interruptions, Nellemose studied under Einer Utzon-Frank at the Danish Academy. After beginning his career as a sports journalist and newspaper illustrator, he turned to sculpture, concentrating on figures of boxers and athletes in motion. Influenced by Kai Nielsen, he soon developed a style of his own, creating figures showing the rhythmic movements of arms and legs, he travelled to Greece and Italy, where he was impressed by Donatello. However, the lively representations he was able to create through the accentuated shaping of muscles and asymmetrical body positions, are of his own making. Another imposing piece from before the war is his Avismanden Leitriz, depicting a newspaperman dressed in the clothes he wore when selling newspapers in the streets of Copenhagen. Productive in both stone and bronze, Nellemose created the Marble Church statues of Søren Kierkegaard and Bernhard Severin Ingemann as well as many groups of footballers.

Among his many portraits, some focused on the face, others as half figures, are those of the archaeologist Peter Vilhelm Glob and the architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Under the German occupation during the Second World War, Nellemose was a member of the Frit Danmark resistance group; as a result, he received many commissions for war memorials including those for Silkeborg and for the 4th of May Dormitory in Aarhus. His Erindring from 1987 is a striking representation of a prisoner from a concentration camp. From 1939, Nellemose exhibited as a member of the Decembrist artists and from 1946 at Den Frie Udstilling. Knud Nellemose's sister, Karin was a well-known actress, figuring in many stage productions and films. Nellemose received the Eckersberg Medal for Ung mand med diskos in 1944 and the Thorvaldsen Medal in 1968. Knud Nellemose, Preben Wilmann, Thomas Winding, Pia Nellemose, Anders Nyborg: Knud Nellemose, Copenhagen, 1979, Anders Nyborg, 207 pp. ISBN 8785176117. Works by Knud Nellemose at Statens Museum for Kunst

Liliana Mayo

Liliana Mayo is a Peruvian psychologist and special education teacher. Liliana Mayo is the founder and general director of Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú, an organization that serves people with developmental disabilities and their families, she is a frequent key speaker on parent and sibling training, supported employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and distance education. She is a professor of special education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, adjunct faculty member of the Applied Behavioral Science Department at the University of Kansas, she received her B. S. degree in psychology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, her M. A. and Ph. D. degrees in Human Development and Family Life from the University of Kansas. In 2005, Mayo received an Ashoka Fellowship for her work in developing Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú's distance education program. Previous distinctions include ABA International's Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Award, a Distinguished Service Citation award from the University of Kansas, Spain's Queen Sofia Award for Rehabilitation and Integration and Rotary International's Paul P. Harris Award for Teamwork.

In 2007, she received the highest honor from the Government of Peru for a civilian's service, the Orden El Sol. Mayo, Liliana Continuous Access of Reinforcers and Protective Equipment: Reducing aberrant behaviors of retarded and autistic children. Thesis Archives: Library of Congress, U. S. A. Schroeder, S. R. LeBlanc, J. M. & Mayo, Liliana A life span perspective on the development of individuals with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. LeBlanc, J. M. Schroeder, S. R. Mayo, Liliana A Life Span Approach in the Education and Treatment of Persons with Autism. In Cohen, D. & Volkmar, F. R.. Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Second Edition. New York: Wiley Publishing. U. S. A. Schroeder, S. R. LeBlanc, J. M. & Mayo, L. A life span perspective on the development of individuals with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Mayo L. Long term follow-up in parent training: A low cost alternative for parents in developing countries. Dissertation Archives: Library of Congress, U.

S. A. Official site of Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú