Nominations needed Thursday for Guymon Pioneer Queen and Parade Marshall

The Old Timers Committee of Guymon Pioneer Days is seeking nominations for Pioneer Queen 2014 and Parade Marshall 2014.Beginning in 1940 the founders of the Pioneer Days celebration have honored the memories of their mothers by selecting one lady who would represent all the pioneer women. Beginning in 1964 a Parade Marshall was named to represent all the pioneer men.These individuals represent all the pioneers who braved the many hardships and lived through those homesteading years almost on faith and hope alone and who set such a good example of courage for their descendants to follow.The criteria for nomination is: 1) A descendant of those men and women who settled in No Man’s Land, currently known as the Oklahoma Panhandle, in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. 2) Live in Texas, Cimarron or Beaver County at the time of the honor. 3) Have lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle at least 50 years. 4) Must be willing and able to serve if selected.Nomination deadline is 5 p.m., TODAY.Please submit nominations including a short biography which includes the above criteria information to Guymon Chamber of Commerce or Roberts & Keenan. For more information call 580-231-8780.