School rallies around homecoming queen

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Dora High School senior Sarah Walker has touched hearts with a lot of hugs and not a word. Sarah was crowned Miss DHS at the school’s homecoming celebration Jan. 16. She has Angelman’s Syndrome, a chromosome disorder that causes developmental delays, particularly in speech. Senior Renee Gantert, who competed […]

Aug. 18, 1982

Ronda Russell, 17, was crowned as Roosevelt County Fair Queen, according to Portales news archives. She was selected to take over the duties during the fair the year prior.

Floyd cheerleaders take state 1A championship

PNT Staff Report The Floyd High School varsity cheerleading squad was crowned Class 1A state champion Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, according to co-sponsor Sheri Chenault. The girls, coached and sponsored by Chenault, Vickie Mendoza and Darcee Benoit, competed Friday and Saturday. For more details look for a full story in Tuesday’s PNT.

September 14, 1971

• Mary Kaye Taylor was crowned queen of the 1971 Roosevelt County Fair, while Beverly Alexander was crowned princess. • Attendence at the Roosevelt County Fair broke all previous records on opening day as $1,704.05 was collected in entrance fees during opening day. On opening day of the previuos year, only $867.29 was collected. • Eastern […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was […]

Element of surprise adds to queen event

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Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent This year a twist was thrown into the revealing of next year’s 2006 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, Princess and Sweetheart, that twist being surprise. Usually, the fair royalty contestants are told ahead of time whether or not they won in the area they were contending, but this year they were informed […]