The Duncan Banner

Local News

August 5, 2012

Christian takes Free Fair crown

DUNCAN — This was Allison Christian’s first year to compete and she was crowned the 2012 Stephens County Free Fair Pageant Queen.

The Duncan senior also won best party wear and has been heavily involved in other fair events such as livestock showing and decided to finally enter the pageant. Needless to say, she was happily surprised.

“I’m so excited because it is such an honor to represent the fair,” said Christian. “It’s my senior year and this is the one part of the fair I haven’t ever been a part of, so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m very happy with how it turned out.”

When going through the process of the a pageant such as the interview portion and walking the stage, Christian had a particular mind set.

“Walk slow and keep calm,” she said was her motto.

Christian will be recognized at this year’s Free Fair Rodeo and will help out with various duties throughout. She, along with the other queens from the different age groups, will help promote the fair, which takes place Aug. 22-25.

“I am very excited and I’ll be showing in the fair as well,” she said.

Miss Congeniality was voted by the Miss and Junior Miss contestants to go to Megan Heinrich. Heinrich has competed in the pageant before and won Junior Miss Queen in 2010.

“It was a great honor because all of the girls are so nice and for them to pick me, it’s just an honor,” she said.

As part of the 10th anniversary of the pageant celebration, several former queens throughout the years were recognized. There were 19 past queens in attendance, including Amber Skinner who won the first pageant in 2003.

This year’s queens included: Allison Christian, Miss Queen; Aubrey Bowden, Junior Miss Queen; Miranda Dougherty, Mini Miss Queen; Payton Ortega, Little Miss Queen; and Raylen Parks, Petite Miss Queen.

Other winners included: For Miss — Kaila Williams, 1st alternate; Sarah McGarr, 2nd alternate; Harley Angeles, 3rd alternate; Kristin Whisenhunt, casual wear; Allison Christian, party wear; Kaila Williams, photogenic.

For Junior Miss —  Gracie Harris, 1st alternate; Montana McGill, 2nd alternate; Kylie Wilcher, 3rd alternate; Aubrey Bowden, casual wear; Aubrey Bowden, party wear; Caylee Hall, photogenic.

For Mini Miss — Olivia Cantwell, 1st alternate; Nicole Hendrick, 2nd alternate; Annabelle Johnson, 3rd alternate; Olivia Cantwell, casual wear; Olivia Cantwell, party wear; Brea Edens, photogenic.

For Little Miss — Ashlyn Jobe, 1st alternate; Brooklyn Walden, 2nd alternate; Makenna Fishgrab, 3rd alternate; Brooklyn Walden, casual wear; Payton Ortega, party wear; Brooklyn Walden, photogenic.

For Petite Miss  — Makenzie Andrews, 1st alternate; Karsen Ketner, 2nd alternate; Victoria Apple, 3rd alternate; Raylen Parks, casual wear; Raylen Parks, party wear; Makenzie Andrews, photogenic.

Megan Heinrich was named Miss Congeniality, Caylee Hall had top ticket sales and Miranda Dougherty won the talent portion of the pageant.

Text Only
Local News
  • City Council Water rationing specter suddenly produces a crowd

    The Duncan Council met again on Tuesday, as it does twice a month, but there was something different about the latest gathering -- there were more than a handful of people in the audience.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Main Street Duncan receives praise, funding

    Civic leaders on Tuesday endorsed the role of Main Street Duncan in improving the city and urged the council to approve the annual $20,000 contribution it makes to the nonprofit organization.

    July 23, 2014

  • Marlow city council opens fourth firefighter position

    Jason McPherson, Marlow city administrator, announced Tuesday evening that the potential task force for the Marlow fire department did not come together as planned.

    July 23, 2014

  • Stephens County unemployment below the state average

    Oklahoma experienced one of the largest increases in employment in the country for the month of June. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the lowest it has been in almost six years.

    July 23, 2014

  • Community Intervention Center faces budget cuts, layoffs

    While the Duncan Community Intervention Center faces a $126,476 budget reduction next year, it is only part of a $4,977,079 budget reduction by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

    July 23, 2014

  • Library Teen Volunteers Library shows appreciation for teen volunteers

    To show her appreciation for her summer help, Duncan children’s librarian Darbie LaFontain headed a thank you party for the teen volunteers.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • School supplies to be given to Velma children

    Velma children may receive free school supplies thanks to the Velma Volunteer Fire Department and the Velma EMS.

    July 23, 2014

  • 7-22 mainstreet.jpg Most Main Street Duncan members haven’t paid dues

    The new executive director of Main Street Duncan has her work cut out for her.
    The nonprofit organization, designed to pump life into Duncan’s historic down, has collected only 40 percent of the dues it is owed for the past year, according to records.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 CTHC Drawing Class2 0288.jpg Phillips leads creative process through Heritage Center art class

    Brenda Phillips took her art knowledge and applied it to two groups Monday.
    Phillips, an art teacher at Duncan High School, led a drawing class Monday at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, teaching two groups, youths and adults, the basics of drawing. Phillips will continue the two-day class today.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-22 Douglass Pool2 0295.jpg Douglass Pool splash pad work underway

    Douglass Pool may be only about a month away from becoming a splash pad.
    On Monday, City of Duncan workers began breaking up the concrete making up the pool deck. Dana Stanley, parks and cemetery superintendent for the city, said he hopes the slash pad project will be completed by the end of August to allow it to be used before the season comes to an end.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos