Markham receives congeniality award

ALBUQUERQUE — Desiree Markham, 2004-2005 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, received the congeniality award Sept. 25 during the state fair queen contest at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The State Fair Queen for 2006 is Amanda Mae LaPrelle of Sandoval County. The 20-year-old is the daughter of James and Jan LaPrelle of Placitas. She is a junior […]

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 […]

6/19 Local Briefs

Concert scheduled Friday A Christian concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Oasis State Park. The featured band is Remix. The admission is free. The event is sponsored by Agape Fellowship International of Portales and Teambuilders of Clovis. Fair Queen Social coming An informational meeting for all cowgirls ages 6-22 interested in representing Roosevelt […]

Rodeo lifestyle continues with pageant

By David Irvin One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen coronation ceremony. In the end, only four would win the top honors in their age groups. “(Rodeo) teaches kids a lot of responsibilities,” said Texico’s Lacy […]

Tradition goes on

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales High School girls danced wearing vibrant green, peach, pink and purple dressers as they wound streamers of the same color around two poles, carrying on a tradition which has lasted more than 75 years. The PHS boys in their tuxedos danced along with the females during the […]

Dairy Queen owners try to stay part of community

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent The owners of the Portales Dairy Queen, Tom and Susie Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series on local business owners who have been with their respective business for five years or longer. Houtchens will celebrate Dairy Queen’s 20th anniversary in March. The family business was purchased in […]

Coe wins Eastern New Mexico Fair queen honor

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Fair Queen Adrienne Coe was crowned queen at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair in Roswell earlier this month. Coe, an Elida High School senior, was among three other girls from Chaves county competing for the crown, of New Mexico State Fair Queen, to represent the 13 counties neighboring New […]

Roosevelt fair queen finishes as runnerup

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Fair Queen, Adrienne Coe, represented her County at the New Mexico State Fair last week. The youngest of 14 girls, she was competing for the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen in Albuquerque. In the 2003-04 competition, Silver Paiz was the first queen ever chosen from Roosevelt County to […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Girls compete to represent county

By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair has a 4 p.m. Friday awards presentation for Fair Queen, Princess, and Sweetheart at the show arena. Celebrating at the awards presentation is a triumphant culmination for girls who have worked for months to represent Roosevelt County the following year. Prior to winning a crown, each contestant endures […]