Friday, July 15, 2005

Prizes given to Miss Days of the Old West royalty

For the 2005 Hailey rodeo


The 2005 Miss Days of the Old West reigning royalty and candidates ride in the Hailey Mile Long Independence Day parade. Express photo by Willy Cook

The 2005 Miss Days of the Old West royalty was announced July 4 prior to the third of three Days of the Old West rodeo performances at Hailey Rodeo Arena.

Senior Queen

The new Senior Queen is Stephanie Jorgensen, 19, of Blackfoot.

She received a dozen roses from the Idaho Mountain Express, a belt buckle from Richard Von Ehrenkrook Inc., silver bracelet from Power Engineers, sashe from the Sawtooth Rangers, pearl bracelet and necklace from Christopher & Co., pizza and bread from Domino's, $25 gift certificate from Vickers Western Wear of Pocatello, a garment bag from Corral West of Twin Falls and a facial package from Marcae Lucich.

In addition, Stephanie won a halter from Flying M Ranch Registered Quarter Horses and Black Angus.

For winning horsemanship in her senior class, Stephanie took home saddle blankets from J. Neel & Co. CPA. She captured Senior Queen speech, winning stationery and a pen from A-1 Bookkeeping.

Jorgensen was also the overall high-point winner. She received a saddle/breast collar from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club, River Run Realty, J&L England Masonry and Idaho Planning Service.

First runner-up for Senior Queen was Sarah Pierson of Gooding.

Sarah won $20 gift certificates from South Valley Pizzeria and The Drug Store, and a hanging flower basket from Sun Valley Garden Center. For winning poise and personality in her class, Sarah won hair products from Growing Concern. She was Miss Photogenics, earning $50 in photo processing from F-Stop Camera & Video.

Second runner-up was Linze Purcell of Middleton. She collected bracelet and earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas, and a necklace from Silver Creek Convenience Store.

Teen Queen

The new Teen Queen is Charlee Smith of Ogden, Utah.

She received a dozen roses from Auto Phone Communications of Sun Valley; belt buckle from Knoll Sign Studio; silver bracelet from Cornerstone Realty and Boulder Mountain PT and Sports Rehab; sashe from the Sawtooth Rangers; bracelet and necklace from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; $25 gift certificate from Vickers Western Wear of Pocatello; Wrangler bag from Corral West of Twin Falls; facial package from Marcae Lucich; and halter from Flying M Ranch Registered Quarter Horses and Black Angus.

She captured Teen Queen speech, winning stationery and a pen from Povey Pensione Bed & Breakfast. Charlee also was the winner of teen poise and personality, winning a hair cut and 10 tans at Shannon's Hair Salon. She was Miss Photogenics, earning $25 in photo processing from Flolo's Photo & Video. And Charlee won teen horsemanship and saddle blankets from Restorations and Farm Bureau.

Junior Queen

The new Junior Queen and Miss Congeniality is Heather Skovgard of Nampa.

She received a dozen roses from Atkinsons' Valley Market; belt buckle from Progressive Concrete Cutting and Coring; silver bracelet from Wood River Welding and Bruce's Automotive; sashe from the Sawtooth Rangers; silver necklace from Dude N It Up Rentals; $25 gift certificates from Vickers Western Wear of Pocatello and Smoky Mountain Pizza; facial package from Marcae Lucich; and halter from Flying M Ranch Registered Quarter Horses/Black Angus.

Heather swept all the special categories.

For Miss Congeniality, she carried off a gift basket from Webb Landscaping. As freestyle horsemanship winner, Heather took home a headstall and reins from Sawtooth Equine Center.

She captured Junior Queen speech, winning stationery and a pen from 5B Realty. Heather also was the winner of junior poise and personality, winning hair products from Marinello Hair Styling Salon.

She was Miss Photogenics, earning a photo album from the Sawtooth Rangers And Heather won junior horsemanship and saddle blankets from Guffy's and Merrick Construction.

Junior Queen first runner-up was Elizabeth Ann "Lizzy" Cameron, 12, a daughter of Les and Thelma Cameron of Bellevue who is a fourth generation Blaine County resident.

Lizzy won a pizza and Buffalo Wings from Domino's, a candle and holder from Sawtooth Tack & Feed, and a western necklace from Lazy H Spear Associates.

Outgoing royalty

Outgoing royalty included Senior Queen Melinda Markin of Hailey, Teen Queen Kylie Freestone of Pocatello and Junior Queen Alexis Bennett of Middleton. They received flowers from the Sawtooth Rangers.

This year's contest coordinator was Michelle Bobbitt of Bellevue. Judges included Miss Rodeo Idaho Stefanie Glore, Kendra Kinghorn, Laura Kiracofe, Tara Rushton and Sandy Myers.

Michelle Bobbitt also gave a big thank you to Vivian Bobbitt, Mary Ann Knight, Madeline Amend, Thelma Cameron, Michelle Bennett, Leslie England, and Carol and Claudia at Moon Creek Saddlery—and all the sponsors.




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