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Seminole civic honor nominations are open

The Mr. or Mrs. Seminole award is given to a person who has been active in the community for a period of several years.

Nominations for the 1999 Mr. or Ms. Seminole award are being accepted by the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce.

Seminole's version of a hall of fame ceremony is scheduled Feb. 25 at Freedom Square's Roskamp Auditorium. At that time, the 35th Mr. or Ms. Seminole will be named.

Jesse W. Johnson, one of the founders of the city of Seminole, was the first recipient in 1966, for the year 1965.

Last year's winner was Doc Kinsey, a retired Seminole firefighter and chairman of the community's annual Seminole Pow Wow event. He has held the latter position for several years.

The honor is given to a person who has distinguished himself or herself for a period of several years. The selection committee _ which remains a secret until the person's name is announced at the annual banquet _ considers contributions the person has made in the greater Seminole area only. No out-of-area activities are considered.

Forms for candidate recommendations are available from the chamber office, 8400 113th St. N, or by calling 392-3245. Those making the recommendations do not have to be chamber members. The deadline is Feb. 18.

In addition to attending various community events during the coming year, the recipient will appear in the Seminole Pow Wow parade March 4.

Also, reservations may now be made for the Feb. 25 banquet. The deadline is Feb. 21. No one will be admitted without a reservation. You do not have to be a chamber member to attend.

A cash bar will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Freedom Square's Roskamp Auditorium, 7800 Liberty Lane, with dinner following at 7:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend have a choice of three entrees. The cost is $25.