Friday, July 8, 2011

New Miss Days of the Old West royalty is named

Katey Gutman is new Hailey Senior Queen


Representing Hailey very well during the Independence Day holiday weekend were the Miss Days of the Old West reigning royalty and 2011 candidates. They gather here at Hailey Grange Hallóimpressively wearing prairie skirts, Western dress, hats, boots and belts. They were in fine form for the contestís poise and personality competition July 2. Proudly posing here, front row, from left, are reigning Junior Queen Hunter Rasmussen of Hill City, Junior Queen contestant Zoie Pierce of Jerome, PeeWee Queen contestant Micah McMurphy of Ammon, reigning PeeWee Queen Bailey Cole of Hailey, and Junior Queen contestant Emma Flolo of Hailey. Top row, from left, reigning Teen Queen Katey Gutman of Salmon, Teen Queen contestant Gabrielle McMurphy of Ammon, Senior Queen contestant Lainey Owen of Rupert, reigning Senior Queen Jayd Wartluft of Twin Falls, Teen Queen contestants BreAnna Olson of Salmon and Kaylaa Gutman of Salmon. Photo by Willy Cook

This year's contest is over and great memories remain.

The 2011 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 64rd annual Hailey rodeo.

Gabrielle McMurphy, 13, of Ammon, a Teen Queen contestant, was the overall high-point winner. She received a saddle from the Sawtooth Rangers Riding Club. McMurphy also earned the title of Teen Queen.

Besides McMurphy, the new royalty featured Katey Gutman, 16, of Salmon as Senior Queen; Zoie Pierce, 12, of Jerome as Junior Queen; and Micah McMurphy, 6 of Ammon as PeeWee Queen.

Freestyle Horsemanship winner was Kaylaa Gutman, 14, of Salmon. She received a bronc halter from Kristy and Keely Lance. The Congeniality winner was BreAnna Olson, 15, of Salmon. She got two tubes of hand lotion from Isadora.

Outgoing Days of the Old West royalty Jayd Wartluft, Katey Gutman, Hunter Rasmussen and Bailey Cole received flowers from these sponsors: Airport Cab/Sun Valley Limo, Clear Com Communications, Nelson's Auto Service and Quick Lube, and Deane Johnson.

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, 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, Angie Cameron, Krystal Lee, Debbie Lee, Janell Jackson, Jan Jorgensen, Cami Pratt and all of the parents.

Special categories

Poise and Personality: Katey Gutman (Senior Queen contestant, hair products from Cari's Hair Care); Gabrielle McMurphy (Teen Queen, hair products from Growing Concern Hair Design); Emma Flolo (Junior Queen, hair products from Annie Jones-Cardona); and Micah McMurphy (PeeWee Queen, bath and lotion products from Color Tyme).

Photogenics winners: Katey Gutman (Senior Queen contestant, picture frame from Rick); Kaylaa Gutman and BreAnna Olson (tie for Teen Queen, picture frame from Sawtooth Animal Center and $50 gift certificate from Flolo's Photo & Video); Emma Flolo (Junior

Queen, picture frame from Mountain Paints); and Micah McMurphy (PeeWee Queen, picture frame from Judy's Design House).

Speech: Winners were Katey Gutman (Senior Queen), Gabrielle McMurphy (Teen Queen), Emma Flolo (Junior Queen) and Micah McMurphy (PeeWee Queen). They received stationery and pens from Bigwood Body and Paint, Woodside Motor Sports, Farmers Insurance/Kendall Kinghorn and Giddy-Up Coffee & Kitchen.

Horsemanship: Saddle blankets went to these winners—Lainey Owen (Senior Queen, from XTreme Note Finders/Anthony Dudley and C&R Electric), BreAnna Olson (Teen Queen, from Wall to Wall Const. and Farm Bureau/Norm Funk), Zoie Pierce (Junior Queen, from Wood River Boot & Saddle and Farm Bureau/Stephan Funk) and Micah McMurphy (PeeWee Queen, from J. Neel & Co. CPA and Wind Mills American Motorcycle).

Senior Queen

New Senior Queen Katey Gutman received a dozen roses from the Idaho Mountain Express; belt buckle from Westerra Real Estate and Edward Jones Investments; silver bracelet from POWER Engineers; sashe from Momentum Real Estate; horse sheet blanket from Vonnie and Hunter Rasmussen; flashlight/$25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical; thermos from Electrical Wholesale; gift certificate and blanket from Donnelley Sports; $25 gift certificate from Addison West Restaurant; and gift certificate from Jamba Juice.

The first runner-up was Lainey Owen, 17, of Rupert. She received mother of pearl earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosa; $50 gift certificate from Radio Shack; flashlight/$25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical; gift certificate for facial at Trinh's Salon; and $10 gift certificate from Zulu Bagel.

Teen Queen

New Teen Queen Gabrielle McMurphy earned a dozen roses from Dusty's Electric; belt buckle from Valley Auto Body and Integration & Control Services; silver bracelet from Low Book Auto Sales; sashe from Advanced Towing & Recovery; $25 gift certificates from The Drug Store and South Valley Pizzeria; horse sheet blanket from Vonnie and Hunter Rasmussen; mother of pearl earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; thermos from Electrical Wholesale; $10 gift certificate from Zulu Bagel.

First runner-up was BreAnna Olson. She won a pair of boot earrings from Christopher & Co.; $25 gift certificate from Full Moon Steak House; flashlight/$25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical; gift certificate for a haircut at Tula's Salon; and gift certificate at Mahoney's Bar & Grill.

Second runner-up was Kaylaa Gutman. She won mother of pearl earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas, flashlight and $25 gift certificate from Platt Electrical; 20-gallon crabapple tree from Clearwater Nursery; and earrings from Progressive Auto.

Junior Queen

New Junior Queen Zoie Pierce received a dozen roses from Wood River Welding; belt buckle from St. Luke's WRMC; silver bracelet from Branching Out; sashe from OK Auto Systems in Twin Falls; horse sheet blanket from Vonnie and Hunter Rasmussen; $25 gift certificate from The Drug Store; tack bag from D&B Supply; thermos from Electrical Wholesale; supplement from Herbs of the World; and gift certificate from Jamba Juice.

First runner-up was Emma Flolo, 10, of Hailey. She won a $20 gift certificate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; necklace and earrings set from Sun Valley Garden Center; 10 DVD rentals from F-Stop Camera & Video; 24-hour bike rental from Formula Sports; and gift certificate from Gertie's Brick Oven.

PeeWee Queen

New PeeWee Queen Micah McMurphy received a dozen roses from All About Kids Preschool; belt buckle from Buffalo Electric; silver bracelet from Sun Valley Transfer and Storage; sashe from

Brooke Rey ATC; horse sheet blanket from Vonnie and Hunter Rasmussen; $25 gift certificate from The Drug Store; mother of pearl earrings from Lazy H Spear Appaloosas; thermos from Electrical Wholesale; gift certificate from Jamba Juice; and grooming bag with supplies from Sawtooth Tack and Feed.




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