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Norton County, Kansas

Norton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,671 with a 2018 estimate of 5,430; the largest city and county seat is Norton. The county was established in 1867 and named for Orloff Norton, captain of Company L, 15th Kansas Militia Infantry Regiment. For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U. S. state. Norton County was founded by Noah H. Billings, Thomas Beaumont, Henry Gordon, P. Hansen, George Cole on August 22, 1872.

In 1878 Norton became the county seat. The county gets its name for Civil War soldier Orloff Norton, killed at Cane Hill, Arkansas in 1864; the first county fair, although not official, was held in Leota in October, 1878. After 1900 the fair was held yearly in Elmwood Park in Norton; the first school district was formed in Norton in 1872. School was held in a dugout beginning December 1, 1873. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 881 square miles, of which 878 square miles is land and 3.2 square miles is water. Furnas County, Nebraska Harlan County, Nebraska Phillips County Graham County Sheridan County Decatur County As of the 2000 US census, there were 5,953 people, 2,266 households, 1,470 families residing in the county; the population density was 7 people per square mile. There were 2,673 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 93.35% White, 4.05% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races.

2.37 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,266 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.10% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 122.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,050, the median income for a family was $37,036. Males had a median income of $25,983 versus $20,381 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,835.

About 6.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over. Noah H. Billings was an early county settler, county superintendent of schools, county attorney, state representative. Keith Sebelius served as a U. S. congressman from 1969 to 1981. Like all the High Plains, Norton County is overwhelmingly Republican. In 1964, the last time the Republicans did not carry Kansas’ electoral votes, Norton County was Barry Goldwater’s second-best county in the state behind Clay County; the last Democrat to reach forty percent of the county’s vote was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 against Kansas Governor Alf Landon. Roosevelt in 1932 was the last Democrat to carry Norton County, the only others are Woodrow Wilson and William Jennings Bryan in his first 1896 campaign. Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30 percent food sales requirement.

Norton Community USD 211 western two-thirds of county to borders with Decatur and Graham counties and Nebraska Northern Valley USD 212 northeastern portion of county, all east of US 283 and north of US 36. The city of Norton is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size; the 2010 census shows the area of the former Harrison-District 6 as combined into that of Almena-District 4. Notes Handbook of Norton County, Kansas. S. Burch Publishing Co. Standard Atlas of Norton County, Kansas. A. Ogle & Co. CountyNorton County - Official Website Norton County - Directory of Public OfficialsMapsNorton County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society

Saturday Mash-Up!

Saturday Mash-Up! is a British Saturday morning children's magazine entertainment programme on CBBC and BBC Two first broadcast on 30 September 2017. It is presented by Joe Tasker, Harpz Kaur and a puppet called Stanley, it is CBBC's first series in this genre since TMi moved to Fridays in 2010. It is said to "continue the tradition of iconic Saturday morning programmes such as Live & Kicking, Going Live!, Saturday Superstore and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop". A second series has been commissioned, which started on 29 September 2018 and aired on CBBC. A third series has been commissioned which will start in 1 February 2020; every week, the series broadcasts live from MediaCityUK in Salford. The show includes celebrity guests, sketches and CBBC shows, focuses on live chat with children across the United Kingdom, either on the phone or via the web; the viewers watching the show voted on who they wanted to be covered with gunge, from a selection of two or three options. In the first show, Steve Backshall was chosen by the programme's producers.

In Series 2, viewers' chosen celebrity had to answer questions in the space of ninety seconds, can avoid being covered with gunge by answering the question correctly. If they answer incorrectly, they have a bucket of slime poured over them. At the end of the ninety seconds, the celebrity must answer a final question, always outlandish and nearly impossible to answer correctly. If answered incorrectly, the celebrity is slimed with multiple buckets. To date, no one has answered the final question correctly. In the Christmas episodes there is no slime vote. All guests get sing a Christmas song. Celebrities who have been gunged/slimed include Steve Backshall, DanTDM, Vick Hope, Kimberly Wyatt, Naomi Wilkinson, Lindsey Russell, New Hope Club, Road Trip, Oti Mabuse, Lewys Ball, Olivia Grace and Lovevie, Coulson Smith, Mark Rhodes, Briony Williams and Cat Henstridge. A number of an object are placed into another object. Viewers at home on the phone must guess. Viewers are asked to send in a picture of themselves doing something different each week.

Each week, a viewer watching at home is chosen to make various decisions to make. These include choosing what episode of a programme to show and choosing who does a task like tidying up the studio or eating a gross item. Two celebrities must push a shopping trolley into a pyramid of 800 toilet rolls to see how many they can collect; each toilet roll is worth a point, with the golden toilet roll being worth 10 points and the brown toilet roll causing them to lose 5 points. They can choose between 3 trollies. While the crew count the rolls Nelson plays a game with the contestant called "Jonny's random supermarket item pricing game while we count the toilet rolls"; the loser is hit in the face with two custard pies. A celebrity is'locked up in jail' and answers as many questions they can in 100 seconds. A/two celebrity/s is put in detention and has to answer questions about themselves until the school bell rings. On one occasion, instead of a celebrity, Penfold from Danger Mouse was used. A person gets.

A person have 90 seconds on the clock. If person gets correct, 1 point will be awarded. However, if the person gets incorrect, gets slimed. Here is the Ultimate Question Slime after 90 seconds on the clock. If the person gets the correct answer, 20 points will be awarded and become the top of the leaderboard. However, if the person gets incorrect, gets super slimed by all persons. Shown on Going Live!, a rebooted version of the old Peter Simon game show and features 2 Teams and hosted by Cat Henstridge of The Pets Factor fame, it was best known for Henstridge to fall, during the final round, into the Gunge. Saturday Mash-Up! at BBC Programmes

Herbert Smith (aircraft designer)

Herbert Smith was a British aircraft designer. Smith was born in Bradley, North Yorkshire, England, on 1 May 1889; as a youth, he attended Keighley Boys Grammar School, in West Yorkshire. Smith subsequently attended Bradford Technical College, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1907. Smith started his career with the Yorkshire machine-tool manufacturers Dean, Smith & Grace became a draughtsman with Northampton lift manufacturers Smith and Stephens. In March 1914, Smith joined the Sopwith Aviation Company as a draughtsman; that year, he became Sopwith's chief engineer. Smith went on to design the Pup, Triplane and Snipe, he worked for the Sopwith firm until it dissolved in October 1920. In February 1921 the Mitsubishi Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturing Company in Nagoya invited Smith, along with several other former Sopwith engineers to assist Mitsubishi in creating an aircraft manufacturing division. After moving to Japan, they designed the 1MT, B1M, 1MF, 2MR. Smith returned to England in 1924 and retired from the aviation industry

Caroline Paige

Flight Lieutenant Caroline Paige was the first transgender officer to serve in the UK Armed Forces. Before her transition in 1999, she served in the cold war intercepting Soviet bomber planes, was involved in the Gulf War and Bosnia Conflict, she switched to Battlefield Helicopters in 1992 and flew several operational tours post-transition, Bosnia and Afghanistan, before her retirement from the military in November 2014. Caroline developed an interest in aviation as a teenager and achieved an RAF Flying Scholarship leading to a Private Pilots Licence when she was 17, she joined the Royal Air Force in 1980 and after completing Navigator Training at RAF Finningley she was posted to Phantom F4s in the Air Defence role at RAF Leuchars. Caroline flew 1500 hours on F4s and intercepted 34 Soviet long-range bomber aircraft when on Quick Reaction Alert during the Cold War, she completed tours providing Air Defence in the Falkland Islands. In 1989 she was posted to 63 Squadron RAF Chivenor flying Hawk T Mk1A on the Tactical Weapons Unit as an instructor/training officer for navigators undergoing Fast Jet conversion training and introducing student pilots to two-seat crew operations.

In 1990 she was deployed with just one hours notice to Saudi Arabia, to help set-up and run a tactical air operations centre following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and in the buildup to the Gulf War. After completing her tour at Chivenor she accepted a request for fast jet navigators to re-role to Support Helicopters, to provide fast jet experience of operating a pilot/navigator cockpit on tactical operations. Upon completing helicopter training at RAF Shawbury she was posted to 60 Squadron at RAF Benson flying the Westland Wessex HC2; the following year Caroline completed a Helicopter Tactics Instructor Course, the beginning of a active role in the training and preparation of crews for operational tactical flying. In 1995 she joined a UN Anglo-French Rapid Reaction Force team operating from Kiseljak, where she became responsible for the co-ordination and safe routing of UN helicopter operations within Bosnia, she remained in Bosnia with NATO forces. In 1997 Caroline helped set up the newly created Rotary Wing Operational Evaluation and Training Unit at RAF Benson where she was responsible for the initial operational development and introduction of the new AW101 Merlin HC Mk3 helicopter into RAF service.

In 1998 Caroline accepted she needed to resolve her lifelong battle with her gender identity and after informing the RAF of her need to transition she was accepted in service as a female officer. Eighteen months she was publicly'outed' on the front page of The Sun newspaper. After a short tour at RAF Innsworth on the Recruiting Policy desk, working on the implementation of ethnic minority recruiting policy, she agreed her return to RAF Benson, to join No 28 Squadron ready for its reformation as the first Squadron to receive the Merlin HC Mk3 Battlefield Helicopter. On completion of No.1 Merlin Operational Conversion Course Caroline worked to prepare and develop crew tactical readiness for the Squadron's deployment to Bosnia in 2003, in support of SFOR, for Iraq in 2005. This experience saw her returning to RWOETU where she worked hard to evolve the aircraft platform protection systems and tactical training for crews, helping to improve survivability for crews and troops flying in hostile environments.

Over a five-year period this work was recognised with two Commander Joint Helicopter Command Commendations for'Exceptional Service' with a 3rd Commendation from the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Air Force in the Queen's New Year Honours List of 2012. During this period Caroline completed a further three tours in Iraq, operating Merlin helicopters with 1419 Flt, formed part of an Operational Evaluation team deploying to Afghanistan for the first Merlin deployment in 2009 and again in 2010. In 2011 she completed a further two tours flying in Afghanistan. In her final two years of service she helped RWOETU with the development and running of the European Defence Agency Helicopter Tactics Course, instructed crews on the first two of these courses and advised EDA Project teams on future platform protection requirements for rotary wing aircraft, her final role was to lead an EDA Mentor Team to Portugal in 2014 to train and advise European helicopter crews participating in EXERCISE HOTBLADE 14, a multinational flying exercise involving military helicopters from six European nations.

Caroline served in the RAF for thirty-five years and remained flying in thirty-four of them, she completed seventeen operational tours. Following her transition in early 1999 Caroline was influential in promoting transgender equality and inclusion in the UK Armed Forces, her 2000 public'outing' by The Sun newspaper led to much criticism of the decision to allow her to remain in the military. Critical, though unofficial and unqualified, voices declared transgender people would be a liability if they were allowed to serve with front-line forces. UK Policy now permitted transgender individuals to serve in the military but, whilst the majority of personnel accepted the change in policy few understood what it meant to be transgender or how inclusion could succeed, they needed assurance that it was the correct decision. Caroline realised being a role model bore enormous responsibility. In proving her own worth s

Gale Gordon

Gale Gordon was an American character actor best remembered as Lucille Ball's longtime television foil—and as cantankerously combustible, tightfisted bank executive Theodore J. Mooney, on Ball's second television situation comedy, The Lucy Show. Gordon appeared in I Love Lucy and had starring roles in Ball's successful third series Here's Lucy and her short-lived fourth and final series Life with Lucy. Gordon was a respected and beloved radio actor, remembered for his role as school principal Osgood Conklin in Our Miss Brooks, starring Eve Arden, in both the 1948–1957 radio series and the 1952–1956 television series, he co-starred as the second Mr. Wilson in Dennis the Menace. Born Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr. in New York City to vaudevillian Charles Thomas Aldrich and his wife, English actress Gloria Gordon, Gale Gordon's first big radio break came via the recurring roles of "Mayor La Trivia" and "Foggy Williams" on Fibber McGee and Molly, before playing Rumson Bullard on the show's successful spinoff, The Great Gildersleeve.

Gordon and his character of Mayor La Trivia left the show during WWII in when Gordon enlisted in the US Coast Guard, where he spent four years. He was the first actor to play the role of Flash Gordon, in the 1935 radio serial The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon, he played Dr. Stevens in Glorious One. From 1937–39, he starred as "The Octopus" in the Speed Gibson adventure series. In 1949, Gordon recorded the pilot for The Halls of Ivy, starring in the program's title role of Dr. Todhunter Hall, the president of Ivy College; the pilot led to a radio series that aired from 1950–52, but Ronald Colman replaced Gordon in the title role. In 1950, Gordon played John Granby in the radio series Granby's Green Acres, which became the basis for the 1960s television series Green Acres. Gordon went on to create the role of pompous principal Osgood Conklin on Our Miss Brooks, carrying the role to television when the show moved there in 1952. In the interim, Gordon turned up as Rudolph Atterbury on My Favorite Husband, which starred Lucille Ball in a precursor to I Love Lucy.

Gordon and Ball had worked together on The Wonder Show, starring Jack Haley, from 1938–39. The two had a long friendship as well as recurring professional partnership. Gordon had a recurring role as fictitious Rexall Drugs sponsor representative Mr. Scott on yet another radio hit, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, staying with the role as long as Rexall sponsored the show; when the sponsor changed to RCA, the character switched employers. The acknowledged master of the "slow-burn" temper explosion in character, Gordon was the first pick to play Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy, but he was committed to Our Miss Brooks as well as being a regular on several other radio shows, had to decline the offer, he appeared in two guest shots on the show: twice as Ricky Ricardo's boss, Alvin Littlefield, owner of the Tropicana Club where Ricky's band played, appeared as a judge on an episode of Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour. In 1958, Gordon appeared as a regular in the role of department store co-owner Bascomb Bleacher Sr. on the NBC sitcom Sally, starring Joan Caulfield and Marion Lorne.

He appeared on the Walter Brennan ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys. Gordon had a co-starring role in the CBS television comedy Gladys. At this time, he guest starred with Pat O'Brien in the ABC sitcom and Son, the story of a father-and-son lawyer team, he appeared on the CBS/Desilu sitcom, with Annie Fargé. On The Danny Thomas Show, he guest starred in seven episodes. In five, he played the landlord of the building. In 1962, Gordon appeared as different characters on two episodes of another ABC sitcom, The Donna Reed Show. In 1962, Ball created The Lucy Show and planned to hire Gordon to play Theodore J. Mooney, the banker, first Lucy Carmichael's executor and subsequently her employer, when she went to work in his bank. Gordon was under contract to play John Wilson on Dennis the Menace. Prior to Gordon's replacing Kearns on Dennis the Menace, the two had worked together on an old radio show, The Cinnamon Bear; when Dennis the Menace ended in spring 1963, Gordon joined The Lucy Show as Mr. Mooney for the 1963-64 season.

The somewhat portly Gordon was adept at physical comedy and could do a perfect cartwheel. After the sale of Desilu Studios in 1968, Ball shut down The Lucy Show and retooled it into Here's Lucy and became her own producer and distributor. Gordon returned, this time as her blustery boss Harrison Otis'Uncle Harry' Carter at an employment agency that specialized in unusual jobs for unusual people, it was just a continuation of the Lucy Carmichael/Mr. Mooney with new names and a new setting. Gordon had all but retired from acting when Here's Lucy ended in 1974, but Ball coaxed him out of retirement in 1986 to join her for the short-lived series Life With Lucy. Gordon was the only actor to have co-starred or guest-starred in every weekly series, radio or television, Ball had done since the 1940s, his final acting appearance would be a reprise of Mr. Mooney in the first episode of Hi Honey, I'm Home! in 1991. Beginning in 1949, Gordon and his wife lived in the tiny community of Borrego Springs, California where he owned a ra

The Magna Carta School

The Magna Carta School is an 11–16 academy school in Surrey, awarded specialisms in Technology and ICT. It is named after the Magna Carta due to its proximity to Runnymede; the school contains over 1200 pupils including over 60 prefects. At an OfSTED inspection in 2017 the school received an Inspection Grade of 2; the school was awarded Artsmark Gold status in June 2010 and several student representatives attended an Arts Council England ceremony in Brighton. The school became the first Apple RTC in Surrey in 2010. Matt Lapinskas, a former pupil, was an actor in EastEnders, playing the part of Anthony Moon, he judges the yearly competition "Magna's Got Talent" at the school Mykola Pawluk, television video editor and two-times BAFTA nominee. Alice Upcott and Edward Upcott and their team from Spelbound, won Britain's Got Talent on UK TV in 2010. Harvey Elliott, is a Footballer for Liverpool FC He broke a Premier League record for the youngest player in the Premier League when he came on for Fulham FC against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 88th minute.

The school has a MaidEnergy Coop Community owned solar panel installation, producing lower carbon power to the school, at a discount price compared to power from the network