The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


October 11, 2013

We’re asking for Pillar of the Plains nominations

ENID, Okla. — Many stakeholders in our community are quite generous. They’re willing to lend a helping hand simply because it’s the right thing to do, and they don’t seek out recognition for their positive contributions.

The Enid News & Eagle, along with community partners, created the Pillar of the Plains award to honor local people who have been active in the community. These individuals have taken on tasks and projects to better the quality of life in our community.

We’re talking about business leaders, community leaders and volunteers who unselfishly give of their time and talents. They are people who show service, volunteerism and commitment to various community endeavors.

Each year, we have outstanding honorees for this special recognition.

Previous Pillars of the Plains are Bert Mackie, Lee Thompson, Janet Cordell, Lew Ward, Dr. Charles Ogle, Becky Cummings, Dr. Jerry Blankenship, April Danahy, Doug Frantz and Martie Oyler.

Now we’d like to hear from you. If you know of someone you think is deserving, we’d like to know. To nominate someone as Pillar of the Plains, send us his or her name, address or place of business and a phone number. We also need a written summary of what your nominee has done to be deserving of the honor. Finally, we need your name and contact information.

Send that information to Rob Collins, Enid News & Eagle, 227 W. Broadway, P.O. Box 1192, Enid, OK 73702, or email

We need to have nominations by November, so a panel of judges can select the honorees, typically four or five.

A reception is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Convention Hall.

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