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Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports

Pioneer Days pageant Saturday

The annual Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association indoor arena.

The Queen Committee invites all young ladies in the area to participate and help revive this event, which has been growing smaller in recent years. Former queen Marlene Young said there were 25 people in the contest when she was crowned, and she encouraged increased participation this year.

Queen participants must be age 18 to 23. The junior queen competition is for girls ages 13 to 17. Junior princesses are age 8 to 12.

Applications for the pageant will be available at the Lander Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call Margaret Appleby at 332-2365 or Koni Gilgen in the evenings at 332-2437.

Water quality meeting set

The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts' Module II Water Quality Training will be offered to conservation district employees, partners and the public April 16 to April 18 at the Holiday Inn Express in Lander.

Instructor Ginger Paige from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and Cathy Rosenthal with the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts will present on a variety of topics such as how to design a water quality monitoring program, delineating watersheds, and how to select proper site/sampling locations.

For more information or to register, visit the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts website at www.conservewy.com.

Humanities council seeks presenters

The Wyoming Humanities Council is looking for programs for the Humanities Forum.

The forum is a roster of independent contractors who travel throughout Wyoming, speaking on humanities-centered topics. The format of presentations varies, but they should be 30 to 45 minutes long, followed by focused audience discussions. The Wyoming Humanities Council pays a $150 honorarium for each presentation, as well as mileage, lodging and per diem expenses.

The council is especially interested in presentations related to the upcoming Wyoming tour of "Journey Stories" a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit about America as a mobile society.

The deadline for applications is June 15. For information on how to apply, visit the Wyoming Humanities Council at www.uwyo.edu/humanities.

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