Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Miss Days of the Old West brightens the rodeo

Winners, prizes are announced


Enjoying the Days of the Old West rodeo is the newly-crowned Senior Queen Krystal Tracy of Hailey. Photo by Willy Cook

The 2009 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.

The young women played a big role in the Independence Day festivities and the 62nd annual Hailey rodeo.

Hunter Rackham, 13, of Menan, a Teen Queen contestant, was the overall high-point winner. She received a saddle from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club.

Outgoing royalty Kandace Boggs, Keely Lance, Shania Stinemates and Kodi Giron received flowers from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club.

Contest organizer Michelle Bobbitt thanked parents and the following people for their help in making the contest a success. They are:

Vivian Bobbitt, Mary Ann Knight, Madeline Amend, Thelma Cameron, Sandra Bobbitt, Jo Frank, Michelle Smith, Dalonna Stinemates, Kelly Giron, Atkinson's Floral Department, Bill Bozzuto, KECH/KSKI, Plum TV, Jerome Shoe & Tack, Valley Country Stores, Kristy Lance, Shelly with Sawtooth Tack & Feed, and judges Amanda Kent, Lynn Ramm, Ryan Thomas, Cassi Nelson and Jan Jorgensen.

Results:

Senior Queen

New Senior Queen is Krystal Tracy, 18, of Hailey.

She received a dozen roses from the Idaho Mountain Express; a belt buckle from Valley Auto Body; silver bracelet from POWER Engineers; sashe from the Momentum Real Estate; embroidery duffle bag from Kristy and Keely Lance; leather purse and wallet from The Shoe & Tack Shop; and bell boots with hanging organizer from Travis Schrenk Trucking.

For winning poise and personality in her Senior Queen class, Krystal won a one-hour massage gift certificate from Tula's Salon and Mary Kay essential eye kit from Kristy and Keely Lance. Krystal also won Senior Queen photogenics and a $150 gift certificate from Flolo's Imaging Center. Her winning speech gave Krystal stationery and a pen from Farm Bureau/Norman Funk.

Senior Queen first runner-up was Ashley Rendahl, 21, of Bellevue. She won a silver horse pin from Christopher & Co. and $50 gift certificate from Clearwater Nursery.

For winning horsemanship in her Senior Queen class, Ashley took home saddle blankets from Bigwood Plumbing. Ashley won Congeniality and with it an ariat t-shirt from Kristy and Keely Lance and a bath and body gift set from Isadora.

Teen Queen

The new Teen Queen is Hunter Rackham, 13, of Menan.

She earned a dozen roses from Sun Valley Bronze; a belt buckle from Advanced Towing & Recovery; a silver bracelet from Boulder Mountain PT and Sports Rehab and Cindy Ward/Sun Valley Real Estate; sashe from Momentum Real Estate; an embroidery duffel bag from Kristy and Keely Lance; halter, brush, bands and braiding combo from Jim Construction; and pen and ink drawing from CLS Enterprises.

Rackham also swept the special categories, winning horsemanship, speech, poise and personality and photogenics in the Teen Queen contest.

Her winnings were, for horsemanship (saddle blankets from Millenkamp Cattle Company); for speech (stationery and pen from Millenkamp); for poise and personality (hair and nail products from Growing Concern, Annie Jones-Cardona and Kristy Platts); and for photogenics (photo album from Jeremy Poynter Masonry).

First runner-up was Heather Skovgard, 15, of Kuna. She won a $50 gift certificate from Clearwater Nursery, and pen and ink drawing from CLS Enterprises.

Second runner-up was Jayd Wartluft, 16, of Twin Falls. She won a hay bag from Kristy and Keely Lance, and pen and ink drawing from CLS Enterprises.

Junior Queen

The new Junior Queen is Ellie Mae Millenkamp, 11, of Jerome.

She received a dozen roses from Restorations; belt buckle from Big Wood Body & Paint; silver bracelet from Wood River Welding and Clear Com; sashe from Momentum Real Estate; embroidery duffel bag from Kristy and Keely Lance; horseshoe necklace from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; and spurs from Jack and Renee Stewart.

Ellie Mae won freestyle horsemanship and took home a boot bag from Kristy and Keely Lance, and $50 gift certificate from Sawtooth Tack & Feed. She also won Junior Queen horsemanship with saddle blankets from Guffy's and Wall to Wall Construction.

First runner-up was Hunter Rasmussen, 11, of Hill City. She won barrel racer earrings and a necklace from Travis Schrenk Trucking, and designer hoof pick from Jack and Renee Stewart. Hunter won Junior Queen speech and stationery and a pen from Millenkamp Cattle Company.

Second runner-up was Kylie Walker, 12, of Fairfield. She won rhinestone heart earrings from Travis Schrenk Trucking, and a western charm bracelet from Jack and Renee Stewart.

Kylie also won Junior Queen poise and personality with hair products from Cari's Hair Care Tanning and Day Spa, and photogenics with a photo album from Integration and Control Services.

Third runner-up was Zoie Pierce, 10, of Jerome. She won a pink stuffed horse and pen and ink drawing from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas.

PeeWee Queen

The new PeeWee Queen is Alison Walker, 10, of Fairfield.

She received a dozen roses from Farm Bureau Restoration; belt buckle from Big Wood Body & Paint; silver bracelet from Dusty's Electric; sashe from Momentum Real Estate; embroidery duffel bag from Kristy and Keely Lance; horseshoe necklace from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; pen and ink drawing from CLS Enterprises.

Alison also won speech (stationery and pen from Appliance Company), poise and personality ($15 gift certificate from The Body Buff), photogenics (photo album from Farm Bureau/Stephen Funk) and horsemanship (saddle blankets from J. Neel & Co., Jeffrey A. Neel CPA and Ron Worthington, and A.I.R.less Painter).

First runner-up was Kloie Pierce, 10, of Jerome. She won a pink stuffed horse from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas, pen and ink drawing from CLS Enterprises.




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