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Meet 2017 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Patsy Crist

Patsy Crist, a 30-year resident of the Cumby area of Hopkins County, is the newly crowned Ms. Sr. Hopkins County. Her talent presentation was an “I Love Lucy Vitameatavegamin” skit. She was crowned by 2016 Ms. Sr. Lavonne Elam. There were 9 contestants in the 2017 pageant, held at League Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on Saturday June 10, 2017.  The contestants were honored with a Tea on June 9, hosted by Leanetta Pryor of Hopkins House and pageant organizer Karon Weatherman. Making guest appearances during the pageant were former Ms. Sr’s Ina Gore, Stella Bagley, Betty Caudle and Ms. Texas Sr. 2014 Nancy Bolton. The pageant, now in it’s 8th year, celebrates the positive role of Senior women and their valuable contributions to their family, church, workplace, community and the world at large. Winners will advance to the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant to be held in Tyler this fall. The Ms. Senior Classic competitions are open to women age 60 and older,

Ms Hopkins County Senior 2017 Patsy Crist (center) with First Runner Up Faye Robinson (left) and Second Runner Up Jan Gray (right)

2017 contestants, left to right, Mollie Shepard, Elizabeth Wilburn, Valerie Ross, Patsy Crist, Fay Robinson, Jan Gray, Pam George, Linda Pickle-Hill and Majel Reddick (seated)

Pageant Organizer Karon Weatherman with 2017 winner Patsy Crist, Ms. Hopkins County Senior 2016 Lavonne Elam and Ms. Texas Senior 2015

Co-emcees Chuck Roy and Enola Gay


First Runner Up Fay Robinson..her talent was a reading and a song

Second Runner Up Jan Gray…her talent was a story and a reading

Most Talented Linda Pickle Hill with her service dog  “Atticus”…her talent was a patriotic reading and audience sing-along

Miss Congeniality Pam George…shared a song for her talent

Best Interview Valerie Ross…her talent is singing

Best Philosophy of Life Elizabeth Wilburn…read a poem for her talent

Best Evening Gown Mollie Marie Shepard…presented a spitirual song

Best Personality Majel Reddick…shared a  poem she wrote

Pageant judging panel



Stella Bagley, Como

2011 Betty Caudle, Yantis

2012 Ina Gore, Sulphur Springs

2013 Sonja Baker Norton, Yantis

2014 Clydene Fielden, Sulphur Springs

2015 Wanda Wilson, Dallas

2016 Lavonne Elam, Sulphur Springs

2017 Patsy Crist, Cumby

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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