Friday, July 9, 2010

Prizes galore for Miss Days of the Old West

Royalty winners take home the loot

The 2010 Miss Days of the Old West royalty was announced July 4 before the standing-room-only third of three Days of the Old West rodeo performances at Hailey Rodeo Arena.

The young women and their attendants played a big role in the Independence Day festivities and the 63rd annual Hailey rodeo.

Katey Gutman, 15, of Salmon, a Teen Queen contestant, was the overall high-point winner. She received a saddle from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club. Gutman was also freestyle horsemanship champ.

The new royalty featured Congeniality winner Jayd Wartluft, 17, of Twin Falls as Senior Queen; Katey Gutman as Teen Queen; Hunter Rasmussen, 12, of Hill City as Junior Queen; and Bailey Cole, 7, of Hailey as PeeWee Queen.

Outgoing Days of the Old West royalty Krystal Tracy, Hunter Rackham, Ellie Mae Millenkamp and Alison Walker received flowers from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club.

Contest organizer Michelle Bobbitt thanked T's and Temptations for the T-shirts donated to the reigning queens and contestants. She expressed her appreciation to Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill for the Frisbees thrown out during the rodeo.

She also thanked parents and the following for their help in making this year's contest such a success:

Vivian Bobbitt, Mary Ann Knight, Madeline Amend, Thelma and Lizzy Cameron, Sandra Bobbitt, Atkinsons' Floral Department, Bill Bozzuto, KECH/KSKI, Plum TV, Shoe & Tack Shop in Jerome, Shelly with Sawtooth Tack & Feed, Amanda Kent, Measha Gittins, Lynn Ramm, Kristy Lance and Keely Lance.

Special categories

Photogenics winners: Jayd Wartluft (Senior Queen, a $150 gift certificate from Flolo's Imaging Center); Heather Skovgard (Teen Queen, picture frame from Dr. Daniel Parke); Hunter Rasmussen (Junior

Queen, picture frame from Radio Shack); and Bailey Cole (PeeWee Queen, picture frame from Silver Creek Convenience Store).

Poise and Personality: Jayd Wartluft (Senior Queen, one-hour massage from Tula's Salon); Heather Skovgard (Teen Queen, earrings from Growing Concern and Annie Jones-Cardona); Hunter Rasmussen (Junior Queen, hair products from Cari's Hair Care); and Bailey Cole (PeeWee Queen, bath and body basket from The Body Buff).

Speech: Stationery and pen from Heidi Tracy to Jayd Wartluft (Senior Queen), Katey Gutman (Teen Queen), Hunter Rasmussen (Junior Queen) and Bailey Cole (PeeWee Queen). Tied with Rasmussen for the speech honor in Junior Queen was Kaylaa Gutman, who got a blue agate pendant from Christopher & Co.

Horsemanship: Saddle blankets went to these winners—Jayd Wartluft (Senior Queen, from Copy & Print), Katey Gutman (Teen Queen, from Wall to Wall Construction), Kloie Pierce (Junior Queen, from Guffy's) and Bailey Cole (PeeWee Queen, from J. Neel & Co. CPA and Ron Worthington, AIR.less Painter).

Senior Queen

New Senior Queen Jayd Wartluft received a dozen roses from the Idaho Mountain Express; a belt buckle from Valley Auto Body; silver bracelet from POWER Engineers; sash from Sawtooth Rangers; leather purse from The Shoe & Tack Shop; a cowgirl wallet from Millenkamp Cattle Co.; $50 gift certificate from Paula's Dress Shop; earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; a horse picture and coffee cup from Heidi Tracy; and flashlight/$25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical.

For winning Congeniality, Jayd collected a picture frame from Adrienne Friberg and two tubes of hand lotion from Isadora.

Teen Queen

New Teen Queen Katey Gutman earned a dozen roses from Sun Valley Bronze; a belt buckle from Advanced Towing & Recovery; silver bracelet from Magic Valley Dairies; sash from Sawtooth Rangers; Mt. Silversmith Necklace from The Shoe & Tack Shop; $25 gift certificate from The Drug Store; $10 off a pedi-massage from Trinh Salon; a cowgirl hat from Millenkamp Cattle Co.; and silver heart earrings from Heidi Tracy.

For winning freestyle horsemanship, Katey Gutman took a grooming tote with supplies from Sawtooth Tack & Feed and a zebra feedbag from Langell Valley Dairy.

First runner-up for a second straight year was Heather Skovgard, 16, of Kuna. She won a $50 gift certificate from Clearwater Nursery, designer bag from Sun Valley Garden Center, necklace and earrings from Romantz Designs, free pedicure gift certificate from Noggins & Nails, and flashlight from Platt Electrical.

Second runner-up was Lainey Owen of Rupert. She won earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas, flashlight and $25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical and $50 gift certificate from Clearwater Nursery.

Junior Queen

New Junior Queen Hunter Rasmussen received a dozen roses from Charlotte Westendorf; belt buckle from Clear Com; silver bracelet from Wood River Welding; sash from Sawtooth Rangers; note cards from Sun Valley Garden Center; $25 gift certificate from The Drug Store; photo from CLS Enterprises; zebra cross bracelet from Millenkamp Cattle Co.; and an encyclopedia of horses from Heidi Tracy.

First runner-up was Kaylaa Gutman, 13, of Salmon. She won gift certificates from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ($20), Sports Connections and Formula Sports ($25 each); designer bag from Sun Valley Garden Center; and earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas.

Second runner-up was Zoie Pierce, 11, of Jerome. She won a teeth bleaching gift certificate from Cynthia Under, DDS; a manicure gift certificate from Nails by Sherine; and cowgirl painting by Vintage Gypsy.

Third runner-up was Kloie Pierce, 11, of Jerome. She won earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; flashlight and $10 gift certificate from Platt Electrical; and leather boot purse from Heidi Tracy.

PeeWee Queen

New PeeWee Queen Bailey Cole received a dozen roses from All About Kids Preschool; belt buckle from Magic Valley Dairies; silver bracelet from Dusty's Electric; sash from Sawtooth Rangers; five DVD rentals from F-Stop Camera & Video; one large pizza from Wise Guy Pizza Pie; $25 gift certificates from The Drug Store and Woodside Motor Sports; Mt. Silver Heart bracelet from Valley Co-op in Jerome; and a bag of gifts from Heidi Tracy.

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