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DeKalb County native Payne Denman, the assistant golf coach at Middle Tennessee State, won the Tennessee Amateur by four shots at Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn earlier this month. Denman finished an impressive 18-under with rounds of 70-68-64-68. Denman will now head back to the U.S. Amateur, where he qualified last year.  Payne Denman (Tennessee State Golf Association Photo)
Karah Jo Ford (pictured right) was crowned the 2024 Miss Jamboree Queen in the age 14-16 category Saturday at the county complex auditorium. The event was a fundraiser for the Last-Minute Toy Shop. Ford, the 14-year-old daughter of Hector-O-Roscoe and Amanda Ford of Smithville was also awarded for Prettiest Attire, Smile, and Most Photogenic. Brileigh Nicole Bullard of Smithville (pictured left) was runner-up. She is the 14-year-old daughter of Nikki and Jimmy Martin and Riley and Kayla Bullard. She was also awarded for Prettiest Eyes and Hair.
Miss Jamboree Pageant: Winners in the 11-13 age division: Queen Baylei Anne Benson of Smithville (pictured center), 13-year-old daughter of Karey and John Washer and Christopher Benson. She also received honors for Prettiest Hair and Most Photogenic. Eleven-year-old Arraya Jenae Taylor (pictured right) was first runner-up. She is the daughter of Angie Taylor from Smithville. She was awarded for Prettiest Eyes and Attire. Makaeleigh Faith Tarpley (pictured left) received second runner-up. She is the 11-year-old daughter of Derrick and Brittney Tarpley of Elmwood. She also earned awards for Prettiest Smile and People’s Choice
Miss Jamboree Pageant: Winners in the 7–10-year-old age group: Queen Stella Grace Adcock (pictured center), the 9-year-old daughter of Byron and Paige Adcock of Smithville. Stella was also awarded for Prettiest Attire. Haddeigh Grace Harvey (pictured right) was first runner-up. She is the 7-year-old daughter of Chad and Kayla Harvey of Alexandria. Second runner-up went to Rozlyn Marie Prichard (pictured left), 7-year-old daughter of Mark and Amanda Prichard of Smithville. She was also judged to have the Prettiest Smile.
Miss Jamboree Pageant: 7–10-year-old age group: left to right- Prettiest Smile-Rozlyn Marie Prichard, 7-year-old daughter of Mark and Amanda Prichard of Smithville; Prettiest Hair- 8 year old Laylah Hale, daughter of Kaylee Hale from Dowelltown; Prettiest Attire- Stella Grace Adcock, the 9-year-old daughter of Byron and Paige Adcock of Smithville; Most Photogenic- Wrigley Marie Jared, 8-year-old daughter of Tim and Shelly Jared of Smithville; Prettiest Eyes and People’s Choice- Westyn Elyse Roller, 7-year-old daughter of Jordan and Kari Roller of Smithville.
Miss Jamboree Pageant: 4–6 year-old age group: Queen Brynlee Allana Rankhorn (pictured center), the 5-year-old daughter of Jacob and Ashlee Rankhorn of Rock Island. She was also awarded for Prettiest Smile; Brinleigh Bain (pictured right), 6-year-old daughter of Amber Bain of Smithville was first runner-up. Second runner-up went to Jazmin Perez (pictured left), 4-year-old daughter of Joel Perez and Blanca Jones of Smithville.
Miss Jamboree Pageant: 4–6 year-old age group: left to right: People’s Choice- Aspen Kate Dalton, 4-year-old daughter of Fletcher and Liz Dalton of Sparta; Most Photogenic- Olivia Denise Kilgore, the 4-year-old daughter of Ryan and Jasmine Kilgore of McMinnville; Prettiest Smile- Brynlee Allana Rankhorn, the 5-year-old daughter of Jacob and Ashlee Rankhorn of Rock Island. Prettiest Hair- 5-year-old Briar Rose Kilgore, daughter of Clay and Mariah Kilgore of Smithville; Prettiest Attire- 4-year-old Annabelle Rose Bowen, daughter of Jacob and Kayla Bowen of Liberty, and Prettiest Eyes- Anna Lee Brelje, 5-year-old daughter of Andy and Whitney Brelje of Alexandria
Miss Jamboree Pageant: Winners in the girls 25 to 48 months category: Queen Enleigh Brooke Phillips (pictured center), the 2-year-old daughter of Kyle and Makenzi Phillips of Dowelltown. First runner-up went to Samantha Hyde (pictured right), 28-month-old daughter of Jacob and Caitlyn Hyde of McMinnville. Reese Cantrell (pictured left) received second runner-up. She is 2-year-old daughter of Tyler and Caroline Cantrell of Smithville.
Miss Jamboree Pageant: Girls 25 to 48 months category: Prettiest Eyes-Renly Kayte Roberts (pictured left), 3-year-old daughter of Dalton and Jordan Roberts of Smithville. Sydney Ann Barrett (pictured right), 32-month-old daughter of Stephen and Vickey Barrett of Dowelltown received awards for Prettiest Hair, Attire, Smile, People’s Choice, and Most Photogenic
Jamboree Pageant: Boys 13-24 months: King Rhett Lee Miller (pictured center), 16-month-old son of Brayden Miller and Haley Chapman of Smithville. He was also awarded for Prettiest Hair and Smile. First runner-up was James Griffin (pictured right), 19 month old son of Luke and Casey Griffin of Alexandria. He received honors for Prettiest Attire, People’s Choice, and Most Photogenic. 19-month-old Kingston Vincent (pictured left) was second runner-up. He is the son of Seth and Kayla Vincent of Smithville. Vincent was awarded for Prettiest Eyes.
Jamboree Pageant: Girls 13-24 months: Queen Indy Hart Williams (pictured center), 16-month-old daughter of Brian and Stephanie Williams of Smithville. She was also awarded for Prettiest Smile and People’s Choice. Amora Joy Perez (pictured right), 20-month-old daughter of Andres and Monica Perez of Smithville received first runner-up and the Prettiest Attire award. Second runner-up went to Aeriel Rae Key (pictured left), 19-month-old daughter of Will and Shana Key of Smithville.
Jamboree Pageant: Girls 13-24 months: left to right- Prettiest Attire- Amora Joy Perez, 20-month-old daughter of Andres and Monica Perez of Smithville; Prettiest Hair- Parker Kayte Harvey, 17-month-old daughter of Chad and Kayla Harvey of Alexandria; Prettiest Eyes and Most Photogenic- Corie Smith, 16-month-old daughter of Jesse and Chloe Smith of Smithville; Prettiest Smile and People’s Choice- Indy Hart Williams, 16-month-old daughter of Brian and Stephanie Williams of Smithville.
Jamboree Pageant: Winners in the girls 7-12 months group: Queen Sawyer Grace Dalton (pictured center), 9-month-old daughter of Fletcher and Liz Dalton of Sparta. She also received honors for Prettiest Eyes, Attire, Smile, and People’s Choice. First runner-up-Willow May Stanley (pictured right), 8-month-old daughter of Daniel and Jayde Stanley of Smithville. Augusta Lee Hendrix (pictured left) received second runner-up. She is the 7-month-old daughter of Ali Hendrix of Smithville.
Jamboree Pageant: Girls 7-12 months group: left to right- Prettiest Eyes, Attire, Smile, and People’s Choice-Sawyer Grace Dalton, 9-month-old daughter of Fletcher and Liz Dalton of Sparta. Prettiest Hair-Angelique R. Parsley, 10 month old daughter of Brenda Ramirez of Smithville; and Most Photogenic- Ellie Jane Chapman, 7-month-old daughter of Brandon and Kelley Chapman of Smithville.
Jamboree Pageant-Winner of boys 7-12 months: Coleson Wade Filkins, 11-month-old son of Austin and Sylar Filkins of Lebanon. He also took home honors for Most Photogenic, Prettiest Eyes, Hair, Attire, Smile, and People’s Choice.
Jamboree Pageant- Winners of girls 1 day to 6 months: Queen Dallas Cove Ellis (pictured right), 6-month-old daughter of Austin and Briana Ellis of Smithville. She was also awarded for Prettiest Smile and Eyes. Charlotte Cay Koelle (pictured left) was the runner-up. She is the 4-week-old daughter of Heather and Christian Koelle of Smithville. She received honors for Prettiest Hair, Attire, and Most Photogenic
Jamboree Pageant- Winner of boys 1 day to 6 months: Jameson Winchester was crowned King: He is the 6-month-old son of Jacob and Shana Winchester of Smithville. He was also awarded for Prettiest Smile.
The 2nd annual Wag N Wash event will be held Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parking lot of the Sarah Cripps Law Office at 201 West Main Street, Smithville. 100% of the proceeds will go to the care of the animals at the DeKalb Animal Shelter. The prices are: $8.00 for a small dog, $10 for a medium dog, and $12 for a large dog.
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