Pioneer Days Parade Marshall and Pioneer Queen Announced

KSCB News - April 7, 2011 8:19 am

The 2011 Parade Marshall and Pioneer Queen were officially announced on Monday, during the Guymon Chamber of Commerce April General Membership meeting.
The newly introduced Pioneer Royalty is Parade Marshall Ernest Herald of Hooker and Pioneer Queen Aline Couch of Guymon.
Joyce Smith, Chairman of the "Oldtimers Committee," introduced the Pioneer Royalty and read their biographies for those in attendance of the meeting. Joyce reassured the Marshal and Queen all the hard work of gathering information and pictures was over and the best was yet to come.
Smith also reported, the State Historical Preservation Group will be coming to Guymon in June, working on plaques for historic buildings and businesses downtown.
Jim Quimby from the Rodeo Committee reported on the upcoming Pioneer Days Rodeos, announcing advanced tickets are now on sale for "the best four performances of rodeo anywhere." He also reported the sponsors were coming along great and will be consisting of new and old sponsors.
Chamber Director Jada Breeden announce the collaboration of the Chamber, the City of Guymon and Main Street Guymon, who are working on a community calendar.
"We’re working together for a one-stop-shop," said Breeden.
Consuelo McFadden, OPSU Continuing Education Director, informed the group of the national honors recently received by students from the OPSU Programming Team, from the Association of Information Professional (AITP). The students won first place in the Office of Integration Contest, second place in PC Troubleshooting and third place n Business Intelligence, which utilizes geographic information system technology.
McFadden reported these students competed in Orlando against 450 other students from 61 Universities.
"It’s definitely tremendous for the University," said McFadden. "It’s amazing for the University to provide that quality of education."

GDH/Miranda Fleming


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