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Pike County, Missouri

Pike County is a county on the eastern border of the U. S. state of Missouri, bounded by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,516, its county seat is Bowling Green. Its namesake was a region from where many early migrants came; the county was organized December 14, 1818, named for explorer Zebulon Pike. The folksong "Sweet Betsy from Pike" is thought to be associated with Pike County, Missouri. Pike County is said to be the home of Momo; the first reported sightings in the 1970s were traced to various locations throughout the county. The term "piker", meaning someone who does things in a small way, is reputed to be from immigrants from Pike County, MO to California; the history of Pike County is complicated by the fact that at its establishment in 1818, it included today's boundaries plus all counties north of it, plus the counties bordering all of them on the west, in total over 6 or 7 times larger than its current size, thus covering the northeast border area of today's State of Missouri.

Pike county and the counties north of it were reduced in size by the creation of Ralls and subsequent new counties including Marion, Clark, Knox and Monroe. The county was first settled by migrants from the Upper South. Some, though not all, were sympathetic to the Confederate cause in decades. After the end of the post-Civil-War Reconstruction era, some of the county's inhabitants enforced Jim Crow laws and racial segregation in the county to maintain what has been labeled by some as "white supremacy"; this occurred despite the fact that key US/Unionist military operations to control "Confederate" upstarts were launched from Pike County and had bases there. In a violent period near the turn of the 20th century, five African Americans were tragically lynched in Pike County between 1891 and 1914. Among those were Curtin and Sam Young, who were both lynched as alleged murder suspects on June 6, 1898 in Clarksville, a small town on the Mississippi River. Pike tied with Howard County, Missouri for the highest number of lynchings of African Americans in the state during this historical period.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 685 square miles, of which 670 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water. Ralls County Pike County, Illinois Calhoun County, Illinois Lincoln County Montgomery County Audrain County U. S. Route 54 U. S. Route 61 Route 79 Route 161 Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2010, there were 18,516 people, 6,451 households, 4,476 families residing in the county; the population density was 27 people per square mile. There were 7,493 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.44% White, 9.17% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, 1.04% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.6 % were of 24.5 % German, 8.9 % English and 8.5 % Irish ancestry. There were 6,451 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.70% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.60% were non-families.

26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 119.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,373, the median income for a family was $39,059. Males had a median income of $28,528 versus $19,426 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,462. 15.50% of the population and 11.90% of families were below the poverty line. 20.20% of those under the age of 18 and 15.20% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Boncl R-X School District – Louisiana Boncl Elementary School Bowling Green R-I School District – Bowling Green Bowling Green Elementary School Frankford Elementary School Bowling Green Middle School Bowling Green High School Louisiana R-II School District – Louisiana Louisiana Elementary School Louisiana Middle School Louisiana High School Pike County R-III School District – Clarksville Clopton Elementary School Clopton High School Pike County Christian SchoolCurryville – Baptist St. Clement School – Bowling Green – Roman Catholic Bowling Green Free Public Library Clarksville Public Library Louisiana Public Library The Republican Party predominantly controls politics at the county level in Pike County, with Republicans holding many of the elected positions, with exceptions as stated below.

Note that, per the tables below, Republican Pike County voters prevailed in Missouri gubernatorial elections of 2016 and 2004, came close to a tie for dominance in 2012, followed by a clear overtaking of county politics in 2016, in contrast with a tradition of nominal Democratic party affiliations of county-level officials. Pike County is a part of Missouri’s 40th District in the Missouri House of Representatives and is represented by Jim Hansen. Pike County is a part of Missouri’s 18th District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Brian Munzlinger. Pike County

Nikolai Schipczinsky

Nikolai Valerianovich Schipczinsky was a Russian and Soviet botanist and taxonomist, director of the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden in 1934-1938 and 1942-1948 respectively. Schipczinsky was born in 1886 in Helsinki, the son of an accountant quartermaster and a housewife. In 1909 he graduated from the Russian school in Helsinki, started studying biology at the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of the Saint Petersburg State University; as of 1910, he studied the flora of the Far East in the Herbarium of the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden under Vladimir Leontyevich Komarov. He participated in field expeditions to the Trans-Baikal Barguzin district, the South-Ussuri region in the Primorskaya Oblast, the Semipalatinsk Oblast, Iran. In 1915, he joined the staff of the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, where he continued to work until his death at first as lecturer conservator in the Herbarium, senior botanist for living plants and director of the Museum. From 1934 on, he was director of the Botanical Garden.

In 1939-1941 he was sent to assist in the construction of Balkhash town, where he led the landscaping around the Balkhashtsvetmet copper plant and the city of Balkhash. During World War II, Schipczinsky assisted in the defense of Saint Petersburg by designing a camouflage landscape for the city. Schipczinsky was involved in the project organization and construction of the Botanical Garden of Moscow, the Botanical Garden of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences in Minsk, the Botanical Garden of the Kyrgyz SSR. Herbarium specimens collected by Schipczinsky during his expeditions are preserved in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute, the photo’s he took during these expeditions are kept in the Botanical Museum; the standard author abbreviation Schipcz. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name

Sutton Grange, Victoria

Sutton Grange is a small country town located 30 kilometres south of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia. It has a small population of 150 people, most of which consist of old sheep farming families. In the 1930s Sutton Grange was a prosperous little town bigger than those surrounding it today, but due to a large bushfire all establishments and housing was burnt to the ground, only the land remained; the only public facility now remaining is the local public/community hall in the centre of town. Sutton Grange is now more known for its fine food and wine, boasting the Sutton Grange Organic Farm or Holy Goat Cheese, Colliers Fine Chocolates and several successful wineries and Broad's Dairy. Sutton Grange is known for its horse racing, hosting Sutton Grange Winery/Stud and its fine Merino wool, some of the best in Australia. Sutton Grange Post Office opened on 1 August 1865 and closed in 1970; the 1930s bushfire was a tragic disaster for Sutton Grange. A once prosperous little town, with pubs, a butter factory, school and post office was burnt to ashes, that brought an end to its prosperity.

Still known as one of the best wool growing areas in Victoria, it is home to some of Australia's best shearers. Wool growing families that keep this reputation as good as it is, are the Bartys, the Collisons, the Davises, the Barkers and the Bickfords; the Bartys are famous in the wool trade as having some of the best fine Merino wool in Australia. The old school in Sutton Grange is now owned and last taught children in 1990; the beautiful "A" lined building is built out of granite from the Mount Alexander granite quarries, is now heritage listed, similar relics can be found close by, such as an old bridge, used back in the 1930s, butter wells, from the old factory, the post office's steps on a lawn owned by Ania and Piotr Zimon until 2007. The major commodities produced in Sutton Grange are wool and dairy products. Countless sheep farms and two dairies, have this established. Wineries in the district include Mount Alexander Winery,Sutton Grange Wineryand Langanook Wines, three quality producers of Australian wines.

Broad's dairy has been producing cows milk for decades, the newly established "Holy Goat Cheeses" is producing some of the finest quality French style cheeses in Australia. Through Sutton Grange runs Myrtle Creek, which flows into the Coliban River and both of them are infested with carp. Sutton Grange is surrounded by mountains and hills, the highest of, Mount Alexander; the terrain and soil around Sutton Grange has a high percentage of granite. Wattles and Eucalypts are indigenous to the area. Common native animals seen in the area are grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies, ring tail, bush tail possums. Snakes can be a concern in Sutton Grange, as Notechis or and eastern brown snakes are sighted on private property. Other native snakes sighted include coppers head, red-bellied black snakes. Other annoyances are rabbits and redback spiders. Media related to Sutton Grange, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois

Victoria Township is one of twenty-one townships in Knox County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 379 and it contained 171 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.49 square miles, of which 34.98 square miles is land and 0.52 square miles is water. Victoria The township contains these five cemeteries: Center Prairie, Garret and Victoria. Lone Rock Lake Lost Lake Old Garage Lake T Lake Rowva Community Unit School District 208 Williamsfield Community Unit School District 210 Illinois's 18th congressional district State House District 74 State Senate District 37 "Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-25. United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles United States National Atlas Illinois State Archives Township Officials of Illinois

Sessions College for Professional Design

Sessions College for Professional Design is a private, for-profit online college focused on art and design. It offers vocational certificates, undergraduate certificates, associate degrees; the college is headquartered in Arizona. Sessions College was founded in 1997 located and licensed in New York state; the school has been accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council since 2001. Additionally, Sessions College certificate programs have been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 2006. Sessions is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Sessions is: Approved by the U. S. Department of Education to administer Federal Student Aid to eligible students. A member of the United States Distance Learning Association A Workforce Investment Board provider in the state of Arizona through the Arizona HEAT program. Official website

FIG Script

FIG Script is a typeface designed by Eric Olson in 2002 for Process Type Foundry. The name FIG is an acronym for "Frank and Glenn who collaborated in the development of the FIGlet computer program developed to generates text banners, in a variety of typefaces, composed of letters made up of arrangements of smaller ASCII characters. Olson used FIGlet in creating his ASCII-based FIG typefaces. Olson describes the FIG types as an "exploration into the generative possibilities type design software and simple grid structures." While suggestion of a raster is visible in the face, a hominess similar to that found in nineteenth century cross-stitched samplers is found. Many characters have swashes, the overall effect is reminiscent of cursive. Samples of display typefaces eye. 62/06, Winter 2006. "Practice and Process: Eric Olson." By Deborah Littlejohn, pages 21–24. Process Type Foundry's web page on FIG typefaces