The 2007 Cimarron Territory Celebration will begin Saturday, March 14, 2007 with the World Championship Cow Chip Throw set for Saturday, April 21, 2007 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Rules of the "World Cow Chip
Throwing Championship"ģ Contest
1. Two (2) chips per contestant. Chip thrown the
farthest shall be the only one counted. If the chip breaks up in
mid-air during the throw, the piece going the farthest will be
counted (this does not mean the chip hits the ground and then breaks
July 2004 Tilden, Nebraska Prairie Days
Beaver's James Pratt won the Cow Chip Throw at
champion, placed as the runner-up with a throw of 105 feet. A Hawaii man, Author Lindsey, placed third with a toss of 100-2.
Beaver native Dana (Valentine) Martin, now of Goodwell, also won her fourth title in the womenís throw with a toss of 74-1. Lynn Newman of Sauk City, Wisconsin placed second with a throw of 73-5, and Angela Schlessman-Enos, Colorado, was third with a distance of 72-5. This yearís womenís throw was the second closest in the history of the event.
In the team competition, MECO Land Service of Beaver was crowned champion with a combined distance of 292 feet. Team members were: Tim McFarland, Kael McFarland, Katie McFarland and Jon Eric Mueller.
The Riggs Tree Service team of Jeremy Riggs, Lance Riggs, Ralph Riggs and Glenn Hardin placed second with a combined distance of 255 feet, four inches. The Beaver Fire Dept. team was third at 199-11.
State Representative Gus Blackwell avenged last yearís loss to Senator Owen Laughlin in the VIP Division.
Blackwell, a Goodwell Republican, had a throw of 56 feet, while Laughlin, a Woodward Republican, threw the chip 41-1.
Distances were down this year because of strong southwest winds Saturday afternoon.
Attendance figures were high at most every event during the week, according to secretary Kim Hardin.
In the chip toss alone, there were 21 menís entrants, nine womenís, two VIPís and seven 4-man teams.
Winners in the Cimarron Territory Celebration parade were: Forgan Lady Bulldogs, first; First Security Bank, second and Bank of Beaver City, third.
Talent Show Winners
Winners at Thursday nightís talent show, sponsored by the Beaver High School choir and band were as follows:
Pee Wee Vocal
1st - Jaqueline Clawson.
2nd - Haleigh Starr.
3rd - Briana King.
Pee Wee Other
1. Trista Watson.
Pee Wee Instrumental
1st - Cooper Clawson.
2nd - Jaqueline Clawson.
3rd - Hunter Starr.
Pee Wee Group
1st - Lauren Harp and Riley Hay.
2nd - Starz 2 Be (tap dance).
3rd - Starz 2 Be.
1st - Chelsea Beck.
2nd - Skyler Lee
3rd - Drew Pierce.
1st - Dance Images Mini Troop.
2nd - Starz 2 Be Cheerleading.
3rd - Starz 2 Be.
1st - Sam Engelman.
1st - Kaela Krueger.
2nd - Cody Cline.
3rd - Morgan Downing.
2004 Celebration begins
Chili cookers from three states were entered this past Saturday during the 10th annual Cow Chip Chili Cookoff, which kicked off the 2004 Cimarron Territory Celebration.
Organizer Bill Greenfield said that this years cookoff "was the best in the 5-state area." He was also pleased with the local turnout for the event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Beaver County chapter of OEMTA.
Here are the results:
(17 chilis judged)
1. Ruthann Newman, Guthrie.
2. Mike Pearson, Balko.
3. Tammie Buck, Norman.
4. Milley Horn, Oklahoma City.
5. Vickie Arnold, Beaver.
6. Sharon Higby, Beaver.
7. Tammie Cline, Beaver.
8. Bob Luney, Iowa Park, TX.
9. Phil Burrows, Alva.
10. Kyle Delk, Balko.
1. That A Chili, Bill Greenfield, Beaver.
2. First Security Bank, Chris Berry, Beaver.
3. Phelps Gang, Bobbie Phelps, Beaver.
1. Bill Greenfield, Beaver.
2. Jeannie Greenfield, Beaver.
3. Kyle Delk, Balko.
Peopleís Choice Award
1. Chris Berry, Beaver.
2. Tammie Cline, Beaver.
3. Vickie Arnold, Beaver.
Fire House Chili Award
1. Alva Fire Dept., Phil Burrows, Alva.
Several more events are again planned for this yearís celebration. Local residents and visitors still have many days worth of activities to enjoy.
Wednesday, April 14
Old Fashioned Church Services, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Speaker is Dennis Woods of the First Assembly of God Church.
Thursday, April 15
Reception for Grand Marshal and Pioneer Queen, 2 p.m., Cimarron Room, First Security Bank.
Talent Show, 7 p.m., BHS Auditorium.
Carnival, D&J Shows (armband night), fairgrounds, 7 to 10 p.m.
Friday, April 16
Authentic Cattle Drive, 8 a.m., Contact Ralph Tatton at 625-2278 for more information.
Coin, Gun, Hobby and Craft Show, noon to 7 p.m., fairgrounds.
Red Steagall, 8 p.m., Beaver Field House.
Carnival, fairgrounds (armband night), 7 to 10 p.m.
Open House at Jones and Plummer Trail Museum, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 17
Coin, Gun, Hobby and Craft Show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., fairgrounds.
Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., downtown.
Shoot-out at the intersection of Douglas and Second Street, 10:45 a.m.
Cimarron Territory Parade, 11 a.m., downtown (lineup is at 10 a.m. on Main Street west of TJís). Parade route will run north to south.
Car Show, fairgrounds, immediately following parade.
Cow Chip Throwing Contest, 1 p.m., fairgrounds arena.
Childrenís Events, 3:30 p.m., fairgrounds.
Jones and Plummer Trail Museum Open House, 1 to 5 p.m.
Carnival, fairgrounds, all day.
Stock car races, 7 p.m., fairgrounds grandstand.
Dance, 9 p.m., American Legion.
Sunday, April 18
Golf tournament (3-person scramble), 1 p.m., Pioneer Park Golf Course.
For more information on any of these events, please contact Mrs. Hardin at the Chamber office, located at 33 W. Second in Beaver. The phone number is 580-625-4726.