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Pioneer Queen says thank you

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone concerned for the honor of being selected Pioneer Queen for 2001. First to the Pioneer Queen Committee and the Historical Society for choosing me and for being so helpful in many ways. I want to extend a big “Thank You” to Pastor Ron Halvorson of the Church of the Nazarene for his prayers, and also to Bobby and Lori Jo Smith for the wonderful music and songs they provided. I would like to thank my many friends for their phone calls, cards and gifts. They have meant more to me than you will ever know, and to Audra Brennen and Maxine Brummer for their help and suggestions. Last, but by no means least, I want to thank each member of my family for their assistance. I especially want to thank my daughter, Jolene, for the beautiful Queen’s Bouquet and Corsage and my sister, Elris Jones, for organizing the potluck for the picnic, plus the many other ways in which they helped and supported me with their words of encouragement. I’m blessed with a family of whom I am very proud! I am proud to have lived in this central Oregon area all my life. We have the greatest people here and I love you all. Proud to be 2001 Queen Betty Webb