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Sevier County, Arkansas

Sevier County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,058; the county seat is De Queen. Sevier County is Arkansas's 16th county, formed on October 17, 1828, named for Ambrose Sevier, U. S. Senator from Arkansas, it is dry county. Sevier County was organized on October 1828 under legislative authority, it was formed from Miller Counties. Five days on October 22, 1818, the legislature expanded the county's border, incorporating more land south of the Red River. Hempstead and Crawford Counties as well as the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory bound Sevier County; the establishment of Sevier County became effective on November 1, 1828. The county seat has undergone several changes; the first county seat was Paraclifta. In 1871, the Lockes donated 120 acres of land; as a result, the county seat was moved to Lockesburg. In 1905, the county seat was again moved to De Queen. Sevier County is known as "The Land of Lakes", "The Land of Fruits and Flowers" and "The Home of Friendly People".

The county has five lakes within five rivers and mountain streams and forests. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 581 square miles, of which 565 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. Current or former residents of Sevier County include: Collin Raye, country music singer. Wes Watkins, U. S. Congressman lived for a time in De Queen as a child. Future Interstate 49 U. S. Highway 59 U. S. Highway 70 U. S. Highway 71 U. S. Highway 371 Highway 24 Highway 27 Highway 41 Polk County Howard County Hempstead County Little River County McCurtain County, Oklahoma Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge As of the 2000 census, there were 15,757 people, 5,708 households, 4,223 families residing in the county; the population density was 28 people per square mile. There were 6,434 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 79.61% White, 4.94% Black or African American, 1.82% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 11.84% from other races, 1.61% from two or more races.

19.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.32% reported speaking Spanish at home. There were 5,708 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.00% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,144, the median income for a family was $34,560. Males had a median income of $25,709 versus $17,666 for females.

The per capita income for the county was $14,122. About 14.40% of families and 19.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over. Over The past few election cycles Sevier County has trended towards the GOP; the last democrat to carry this county was Bill Clinton in 1996. De Queen Horatio Lockesburg Ben Lomond Gillham 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 Sevier County are listed below. Source: List of lakes in Sevier County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Sevier County, Arkansas Sevier County, Arkansas entry on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

1917–18 Montreal Canadiens season

The 1917–18 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's ninth season and first as a member of the new National Hockey League. The Canadiens sided with other members of the National Hockey Association and voted to suspend the NHA and start the NHL to expel the Toronto Blueshirts ownership; the Canadiens qualified for the playoffs by winning the first half of the season, but lost the playoff to the temporary Toronto franchise, made up of Blueshirts players. The club changed its name to "Club de Hockey Canadien Ltd." from "Club Athletic Canadien". The logo on the jersey was changed to reflect this, substituting the "A" within the "C" with an "H". Quebec did not ice a team for the season. Quebec's players were dispersed by draft and Montreal chose Joe Hall, Joe Malone and Walter Mummery. Georges Vezina led the league in goals against average of 4 per game and Joe Malone had an outstanding 44 goals in 20 games to lead the league in goals; the team was forced to return to its former arena the Jubilee Rink after the Montreal Arena burned down on January 2, 1918.

The rival Montreal Wanderers folded after the fire. The Wanderers' players were dispersed and the Canadiens picked up Billy Bell and Jack McDonald. On January 28, 1918, when Canadiens visited Toronto, Toronto's Alf Skinner and Montreal's Joe Hall got into a stick-swinging duel. Both players received match penalties, $15 fines and were arrested by the Toronto Police for disorderly conduct, for which they received suspended sentences. Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals AgainstTeams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold; the Wanderers defaulted scheduled games against the Canadiens and Toronto, when their arena burned down. These appear as losses in the standings. Wanderers defaulted scheduled games against the Toronto, when their arena burned down; these appear as losses in the standings. First half † Montreal Arena Wanderers withdraw. Two Wanderers games count as wins for Toronto. Second half The Canadiens played the Torontos in a playoff to decide the league championship.

In a two-game, total-goals series, Toronto won the first game 7–3 and Montreal won the second game 4–3. Toronto proceeded to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Toronto wins total goals series 10–7 for the O'Brien Cup Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes †Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Montreal. Stats reflect time with the Canadiens only. Note: GP = Games played; the Montreal Canadiens. Key Porter Books. P. 152. 1917–18 NHL season List of Stanley Cup champions

Neon Lights (Demi Lovato song)

"Neon Lights" is a song by American singer Demi Lovato from her fourth studio album, Demi. The song was released as the album's third single on November 19, 2013. Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella produced and co-wrote the song along with Lovato, Mario Marchetti and Tiffany Vartanyan. On September 29, 2013, Lovato announced the name of her concert tour, the Neon Lights Tour, soon after that "Neon Lights" would become the third single from the album; the song, with its prominent EDM influences, covered new ground for Demi, known for her pop ballad singles. Its accompanying music video was released on November 21, 2013. In New Zealand, the song was certified gold, it reached number 36 on the Hot 100. The song reached number 2 on the Ukraine Dance Charts, it topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and became Lovato's third top 10 single at Mainstream Top 40, reaching number 7. The song has since been certified platinum in the US. An accompanying music video for "Neon Lights" was directed by Ryan Pallotta, was premiered through Vevo on November 21, 2013.

Lovato has performed the track on several television programs, has included the song on the set list of her Neon Lights Tour. "Neon Lights" is a electropop song with EDM influences. In October 2013, Tedder explained his idea to produce the dance record, stating, "That record, Neon Lights, we did intentionally because I wanted to. I heard it on demo-reel and the next day I woke up and the melody was in my head, I couldn't get it out of my head for two days, that's when I knew." Tedder went on to compliment Lovato's vocals, stating, "She came in and just ripped it. She in pop music has one of the biggest ranges the highest full voice singer I've worked with, she can belt full voice like three octaves above middle C, it's just crazy, with complete power and complete control. At the beginning she's singing the lowest note she's done and by the end she's going as high as she's gone." Tedder says the song was a "fun dance record." According to Musicnotes.com, Lovato's vocals span from the low note of C♯3 to the high note of F♯5 The song moves at a tempo of 126 beats per minute in the key of F♯ minor.

Lovato announced that the song would be the third single from Demi on September 27, 2013 by posting a short teaser video to her Facebook page featuring the words "Neon Lights" formed out of neon light tubes, with the background music being "Neon Lights". The words "SUNDAY 6 PM EST" appeared on screen just before it ended, suggesting the release of the music video or the new single. However, this was a reference to a live Facebook chat Lovato had with her fans on September 29, where she confirmed "Neon Lights" as the next single of Demi and announced her associated tour of the same name in support of the album. Despite the announcement in September, the official release of the single was on November 19, with the music video being released two days on November 21. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard called "Neon Lights" a "misguided dance stunt", he explained that the song "covers well-worn electro-pop territory" and does so effectively. He states that the song is well done for "the blinking synthesizers and clomping bass that receive a boost from the singer's unflappable power."

Sam Lansky of Idolator described "Neon Lights" as out of place, called it a "by-the-numbers..... Concession to pop-EDM trend-following" that succeeded to dazzle; the music video was released on November 21, 2013. The video was directed by Ryan Pallotta, who worked with Lovato, who co-directed for the music video, "Made in the USA"; the video begins as Lovato emerging from a pool of water. In the next scene, Lovato performed the introduction of the song in a room wired with neon lights and another scene where Lovato is shown dancing and singing with the backup dancers in a club. During the video, Lovato is wearing neon neon rain starts falling down; the scenes are shown throughout the video. Lovato first performed the song at We Day on September 20, 2013, she promoted it on October 3, 2013 at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with a performance, the first on television. On October 7, 2013, Lovato performed the song during her interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Lovato performed the song during the results show of the third season of The X Factor on November 28, 2013.

On December 31, 2013, Lovato performed it at ET Canada's New Year's Eve televised show. On May 21, 2014, Lovato performed the song along with "Really Don't Care" at the thirteenth season finale of American Idol along with the Top 13 female contestants; the song was a part of Lovato's setlist for The Neon Lights Tour, the Demi World Tour an the Future Now Tour. On May 2015, she performed the song on 2nd Indonesian Choice Awards along with "Give Your Heart a Break" and "Heart Attack". On August 31, 2015, Lovato sang it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as promoting "Cool for the Summer". On May 14, 2016, Lovato performed "Neon Lights" as a part of her setlist at the 2016 edition of Wango Tango. Digital download"Neon Lights" – 3:53 "Neon Lights" – 6:04Digital remixes – EP"Neon Lights" – 3:38 "Neon Lights" – 3:17 "Neon Lights" – 6:04 "Neon Lights" – 4:06 "Neon Lights" – 5:17 "Neon Lights" – 7:26 Recording and management Recorded at Patriot Studios and Eargasm Studios Mixed at MixStar Studios Mastered at Sterling Sound Studios Published by Not Your Average Girl/Silva Tone Music, Marche