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St. Francis County, Arkansas

St. Francis County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,258; the county seat is Forrest City. St. Francis County comprises the Forrest City, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Memphis-Forrest City, TN-MS-AR Combined Statistical Area. A portion of St. Francis County is represented in the Arkansas State Senate by the Republican Ronald R. Caldwell The county was formed on October 13, 1827, named for the St. Francis River. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 643 square miles, of which 635 square miles is land and 7.7 square miles is water. Interstate 40 U. S. Highway 70 Highway 1 Highway 38 Highway 50 Highway 75 Cross County Crittenden County Lee County Monroe County Woodruff County As of the 2010 census, there were 28,258 people living in the county. 51.9% were Black or African American, 44.2% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.4% of some other race and 1.5% of two or more races. 4.1 % were Latino.

As of the 2000 census, there were 29,329 people, 10,043 households, 7,230 families living in the county. The population density was 18/km². There were 11,242 housing units at an average density of 7/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 48.36% White, 49.01% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, 1.40% from two or more races. 4.88 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 10,043 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.90% were married couples living together, 20.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.00% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.17. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.40 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,146, the median income for a family was $30,324. Males had a median income of $28,389 versus $20,578 for females; the per capita income for the county was $12,483. About 23.10% of families and 27.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.70% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City is in Forrest City. In presidential elections, St. Francis County votes Democratic, it has voted Democratic in every election since 1912, other than 1968, 1972, 1984. Caldwell Colt Forrest City Hughes Madison Palestine Wheatley Widener 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 St. Francis County are listed below. Charlie Rich, American country singer, was born in St. Francis County. Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion, was born in St. Francis County. Mark R. Martin, current Secretary of State of Arkansas, was raised near Blackfish Lake and graduated from Hughes High School in 1986. List of lakes in St. Francis County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in St. Francis County, Arkansas St. Francis county official website St. Francis, Arkansas entry on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Nino Chkuaseli

Nino Chkuaseli is a Georgian women's football goalkeeper. Between 2010 and 2013, she played in the Turkish Women's First Football League for Trabzon İdmanocağı with jersey number 22, she is a member of the Georgia women's national football team. Chkuaseli played for Dinamo Tbilisi, she capped 55 times in three seasons from 2010 to 2013 for the Trabzon-based team. She took part at the 2007–08 UEFA Women's Cup – Group A7 playing in three matches for the Georgian club Dinamo Tbilisi, she made her international debut with the Georgia women's U-19 team appearing in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship against Russia on September 29, 2005. With the Georgia women's national team, she took part at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – Group B matches; as of match played April 21, 2013. Turkish Women's First League Trabzon İdmanocağı Third places: 2011–12 Nino Chkuaseli – UEFA competition record

Robert Leckie (RCAF officer)

Air Marshal Robert Leckie, was an air officer in the Royal Air Force and the Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1944 to 1947. He served in the Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War, becoming known as one of "the Zeppelin killers from Canada", after shooting down two airships. During the inter-war period he served as a Royal Air Force squadron and station commander becoming the RAF's Director of Training in 1935, was Air Officer Commanding RAF Mediterranean from 1938 until after the beginning of the Second World War. In 1940 he returned to Canada where he was responsible for the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, transferring to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. Leckie was born in Glasgow, where his father and grandfather were weavers. In 1909 his family emigrated to Canada, where he worked for his uncle John Leckie while living in West Toronto. Leckie was commissioned into the 1st Central Ontario Regiment, in late 1915 paid C$600 to begin flying training at the Curtiss Flying School on Toronto Island.

However, he had completed only three hours of training in the Curtiss Model F flying boat at Hanlan's Point, when the school was forced to close for the winter. At the urging of Sir Charles Kingsmill, the Chief of the Canadian Naval staff, the Royal Navy agreed to accept half of the class, Leckie was sent to England. On 6 December 1915, he was commissioned as a probationary temporary flight sub-lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service, posted to Royal Navy Air Station Chingford, for training. On 10 May 1916, having accumulated 33 hours and 3 minutes flying time, he was granted Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate No. 2923, was sent to RNAS Felixstowe for further training in flying boats. He was confirmed in his rank of flight sub-lieutenant in June, in August was posted to RNAS Great Yarmouth to fly patrols over the North Sea. Leckie's first success came on 14 May 1917, as pilot of Curtiss Model H-12'Large America' No. 8666, under the command of Flight Lieutenant Christopher John Galpin. The aircraft left Great Yarmouth on patrol at 03.30 a.m. in poor weather with heavy rain and low cloud.

The weather cleared as she approached the Texel, at 4:45 a.m. she spotted the Terschelling Light Vessel, a few minutes Zeppelin L 22 about 10–15 miles away. The Curtiss increased speed and gained height, Leckie took over the controls as Galpin manned the twin Lewis guns mounted in the bow; the Curtiss managed to approach to within half a mile before she was spotted, the Zeppelin attempted to evade, but by it was too late. The aircraft dived down alongside and Galpin fired an entire drum of incendiary bullets at a range of about 50 yards; the L 22 caught fire, crashed into the sea. The Curtiss returned to Great Yarmouth by 7:50 a.m. and they found only two bullet holes, in the left upper wing and the hull amidships, where the Germans had returned fire. On 22 June, for his part in downing the L 22, Leckie was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, while Galpin received the Distinguished Service Order. On 30 June Leckie was promoted to flight lieutenant. Another memorable patrol began for Leckie at 10.35 a.m. on 5 September 1917, again flying Curtiss H-12 No. 8666 from Great Yarmouth, under Squadron Commander Vincent Nicholl.

They were accompanied by a de Havilland DH.4 biplane, were again heading for Terschelling. However, they were only part-way to their destination when they unexpectedly encountered the Zeppelins L 44 and L 46 accompanied by support ships; the British aircraft were hit by enemy fire, but pressed their attack on the L 44. Nicholl noted several hits on the Zeppelin from his guns. Leckie turned the aircraft to attack the L 46, but it had turned away and was out of range, as was the L 44 by the time he turned back. Both British aircraft had been hit, the DH.4's engine soon failed. The Curtiss had been hit in one engine and one wing was badly damaged; the DH.4 was forced to ditch into the sea, Nicholl ordered Leckie to put the aircraft down to rescue the two crew. However, now with six men aboard, in heavy seas Leckie was unable to take off again; some 75 miles from the English coast, the aircraft began to taxi towards home. Their radio was waterlogged. Nicholl attached messages to the birds giving their position and course and sent them off at intervals.

After four hours the aircraft ran out of fuel, began to drift, so they improvised a sea anchor from empty fuel cans to steady it. That night the damaged wing tip broke off, each man had to spend two hours at a time outside balanced on the opposite wing to keep the broken wing from filling with water and dragging the aircraft under. After three days at sea, the six men were suffering badly, they had no food and only two gallons of drinking water, gained from draining the radiators of their water-cooled engines. At dawn on 8 September, as search operations were about to be called off, one of the pigeons was found, dead from exhaustion, by the coastguard station at Walcot, shortly after midday they were rescued by the torpedo gunboat HMS Halcyon. Pigeon No. N. U. R. P./17/F.16331 was preserved, kept in the officers' mess at RNAS Yarmouth, but is now on display at the RAF Museum Hendon. A brass plate on the display case bears the inscription "A gallant gentleman". On 31 December 1917 Leckie was appointed a flight commander.

While on patrol on 20 February 1918, Leckie spotted an enemy submarine on the surface, attacked it with bombs, seeing one strike the vessel as it dived, leaving a large oil slick. Leckie was subsequently awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 17 May 1918, only learning much lat

Fred Anderson (baseball)

John Frederick Anderson was an American baseball player. He played for Davidson College in 1906, but transferred to the Maryland Agricultural College, where he played from 1907 to 1909; the 6 ft 2 in, 180-pound pitcher moved to play for the Boston Red Sox. Anderson played in Boston in 1909 but did not play major league baseball again for the Red Sox again until due to his practicing dentistry. In 1914, he jumped to the Federal League to play for Buffalo for the 1915 seasons. In 1916, he was sold to the New York Giants and Anderson played with them for three seasons, he pitched for the Giants in the 1917 World Series against the Chicago White Sox. Anderson committed suicide on November 1957, in his Winston-Salem, North Carolina home. List of Major League Baseball annual ERA leaders List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

Megalong Valley

The Megalong Valley is part of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It is located west of Katoomba. On its eastern side, the valley is separated from the Jamison Valley by Narrow Neck Plateau; the Shipley Plateau overlooks part of the valley. The name Megalong Valley is derived from an Aboriginal word thought to mean'Valley Under The Rock'; the first record of a European coming to the valley was of Thomas Jones, a natural history specimen collector, who followed the course of Coxs River from Hartley, New South Wales to Burragorang in 1818. The first land was taken up in 1838, by settlers who travelled from Burragorang and Camden, New South Wales. In the 19th century, a shale mine was operated by one J. B. North, he named a nearby glen after his daughter Nellie and it is still known as Nellies Glen today. The shale mine went the way of all shale mines because they were not viable in the long run. Today the valley is still used for farming, but tourism has increased since the historic Six Foot Track was restored.

This track was marked out in the 19th century as a bridle trail from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. It was called the Six Foot Track because it had to be that wide in order to accommodate two to three riders riding abreast, it fell into disuse but was restored as a walking trail by the Department of Lands in 1984. It begins at the Explorers Tree at Katoomba, goes down through Nellies Glen and across the Megalong Valley to Coxs River. On the other side of the river, the trail crosses some ranges before reaching Jenolan Caves Road, it heads south to finish at Jenolan. List of valleys of Australia

The Quiet Offspring

The Quiet Offspring is the fourth full-length studio album by the Norwegian progressive metal band Green Carnation. It was released on 22 February 2005. In this recording, the band breaks away from their previous offerings. Although critically acclaimed and well accepted by fans, The Quiet Offspring has a more traditional rock sound and leaves behind much of the progressiveness and atmospheric feels of the band's previous albums, Light of Day, Day of Darkness and A Blessing in Disguise; some listeners have criticized this transition, while others claim it would have been inconceivable to repeat the feat of the sixty-minute album. "The Quiet Offspring" – 4:05 "Between the Gentle Small and the Standing Tall" – 4:15 "Just When You Think It's Safe" – 5:18 "A Place for Me" – 5:26 "The Everlasting Moment" – 5:09 "Purple Door, Pitch Black" – 4:12 "Childsplay - Part I" – 4:47 "Dead But Dreaming" – 5:26 "Pile of Doubt" – 5:56 "When I Was You" – 7:22 "Childsplay - Part II" – 4:23 Kjetil Nordhusvocals Terje Vik Schei – guitars Michael Krumins – guitars Stein Roger Sordalbass guitar, guitars Kenneth Silden – keyboards Anders Kobrodrums Bernt Moen – keyboards, piano on "Childsplay Part I" and "Childsplay Part II" Interview with Kjetil Nordhus concerning The Quiet Offspring