Time coming to enter state fair queen contest

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen contest will be Sept. 30 in Roswell. The application deadline is Sept. 26. The one-day queen contest will challenge the contestants in horsemanship, appearance, personal interview, modeling, public speaking and general knowledge of the ENMSF and agriculture.

Eligible contestants must be between the ages of 16 to 23 (as of Aug. 1, 2006), never been married, given birth or had a felony charge and be a resident of one of the 14 ENMSF counties. These counties are Chaves, Colfax, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Harding, Guadalupe, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, Torrance, and Union.

The winner will receive a cash scholarship, crown, buckle, and saddle. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up will also receive a one year full tuition and fees scholarship to New Mexico Junior College. Category prizes will also be awarded.

The 2005 ENMSF Queen is Brooklynn Chester of Carlsbad. Chester, 20, plans to continue her education in agriculture marketing and advertising as a senior at New Mexico State University, where she has been awarded a rodeo scholarship.

For information, call (505) 361-2486 or email robinbostick@hotmail.com.