As a part of the annual meeting of the Clay County Pioneer Association held each Saturday of the Reunion at the courthouse bandstand, awards are given to the “oldest, longest and farthest”.
This year, the Oldest Native Son award was given to B.V. Armstrong, born in 1922, and the Oldest Native Daughter award was given to Virginia Kirby Hurn, born in 1914.
Awarded for The Couple Married Longest was earned by Cecil and Allene Scahffner, married 68 years.
The person traveling the farthest has won the award for the past several years. Lillie Mae Fuhrman Corder of Bellflower, Calif., makes an annual trek of 1,319 miles to attend Pioneer Reunion.
This year, 796 Pioneers registered at the courthouse.