BEAUTIES

   

                                             

        MINDEN GEMS

           

       Carol Whitfield captured the title of Miss Minden
                        in the March of Dimer Follies sponsored by the
                        Young Womens Service Club after winning the
                        title of Miss Minden High School. She also won
                        the Miss Congeniality title at the Miss Holiday in
                        Dixie Contest in 1953.

 

                           IN MEMORY OF CAROL WHITFIELD

 Triple Title Holder

Miss Minden High School 1953

 Miss Minden 1953

Miss Congeniality at the Miss Holiday in Dixie Contest in 1953

1936-1986

She sleeps in the Gardens of Faith, Section 2, Row 4

Garden of Faith, Section 2,  Row

 

In 1975 the daughter of Carol Whitfield & Derald Kirkland

                                             captures Darling Title

 

             DEDICATED TO THE HONOR OF EARLENE MENDENHALL LYLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEDICATED TO THE HONOR OF

EARLENE MENDENHALL LYLE

Earlene Mendenhall Triple crown holder

Miss Civitian 1956

Miss Minden High School 1956

Miss Minden School 1956

Miss Illustrious Alumni

Author of The Minden Cemetery a Peaceful resting place in Webster Parish and co-author

with her sister, Barbara McLemore of Transcriptions from the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

To make donations to the Minden Cemetery or order one of the books e-mail earlenelyle@aol.com

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McFarland Crowned Miss Minden


  18-year-old looks forward to representing hometown
 
 
‘I was ecstatic when they called my name’
 
Hannah McFarland is looking forward to representing her hometown in a whole new way as the 18-year-old captured the crown of Miss Minden Saturday night.

“I competed last year, and it was so much fun, and even more fun this year,” McFarland said. “I was just nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen,

but I was ecstatic when they called my name. I am truly looking forward to representing Minden.”

 McFarland felt her interview went well and won the swimsuit award. For the talent portion of competition, she performed a jazz dance to “I Believe,” from the motion picture “Honey.”

“The interview was very laid back,” McFarland said. “The judges were awesome. I felt like I was talking to a group of friends, and winning swimsuit was awesome.”

McFarland’s first official appearance as Miss Minden will be at the Young Women’s Service Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. She also plans to immediately begin speaking at local schools

 on her platform, the importance of volunteerism.

As Miss Minden, McFarland earned a $2,200 scholarship, $1,250 wardrobe allowance and $150 cash. She will compete for the title of Miss Louisiana in Monroe in June.

McFarland is a 2006 graduate of Minden High School and is a freshman at Bossier Parish Community College, majoring in nursing. She plans to continue her education at Louisiana Tech,

 obtain a master’s degree and become a nurse anesthetist.

In high school, McFarland was named Math Student of the Year, attended the literary rally in Spanish and geometry and attended the FBLA rally. She was also named Line Dancer of the Year,

a member of the Kick Company and to the All-American Dance Company. In softball, she held the highest batting average on the team and was named All-District and offensive player of the year.

In her spare time, McFarland enjoys hanging out with friends, taking long walks with her mom, going to church, watching movies and playing with  her three dogs.

She is the daughter of Cliff and Kim McFarland.

Rounding out the winners of Saturday night, Molly Bryan was named first runner-up; Tamra Wallace was second runner-up and the talent winner; and Ashley Sanders was Miss Congeniality.

Miss Louisiana and former Miss Minden Jamie Wilson served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. As she received the Key to the City during her reign as Miss Minden, Mayor

Bill Robertson presented her with a silver platter engraved with the city’s logo.

“It was incredible to come back and see a new girl inducted into this unique society of women. I attend this pageant every year, but it was even more incredible to be a part of the production,”

Wilson said. “This pageant is more distinguished and gives an incredible scholarship. It was wonderful to be a part of bringing Hannah into this group of women.”

Newly crowned Miss Minden Hannah McFarland walks out to greet the crowd following her coronation Saturday night.

 

Winners at the Miss Minden Pageant held Saturday were Miss Congeniality Ashley Sanders, from left, second runner-up Tamra Wallace,

Miss Minden Hannah McFarland and first runner-up Molly Byran. Also picture, far right is Miss Louisiana Jamie Wilson.


“I competed last year, and it was so much fun, and even more fun this year,” McFarland said. “I was just nervous because

I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I was ecstatic when they called my name. I am truly looking forward to representing

Minden.”McFarland felt her interview went well and won the swimsuit award. For the talent portion of competition, she performed a jazz

dance to “I Believe,” from the motion picture “Honey.”“The interview was very laid back,” McFarland said. “The judges were awesome.

 I felt like I was talking to a group of friends, and winning swimsuit was awesome."

McFarland’s first official appearance as Miss Minden will be at the Young Women’s Service Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. She also

plans to immediately begin speaking at local schools on her platform, the importance of volunteerism.

As Miss Minden, McFarland earned a $2,200 scholarship, $1,250 wardrobe allowance and $150 cash. She will compete for the title of

Miss Louisiana in Monroe in June. McFarland is a 2006 graduate of Minden High School and is a freshman at Bossier Parish Community College,

majoring in nursing. She plans to continue her education at Louisiana Tech, obtain a master's degree and become a nurse anesthetist.

In high school, McFarland was named Math Student of the Year, attended the literary rally in Spanish and geometry and attended the

 FBLA  rally. She was also named Line Dancer of the Year, a member of the Kick Company and to the All-American Dance Company.

In softball, she held the highest batting average on the team and was named All-District and offensive player of the year.In her spare time,

 McFarland enjoys hanging out with friends, taking long walks with her mom, going to church, watching movies and playing with  her three dogs.

She is the daughter of Cliff and Kim McFarland. Rounding out the winners of Saturday night, Molly Bryan was named first runner-up; Tamra

 Wallace was second runner-up and the talent winner; and Ashley Sanders was Miss Congeniality.Miss Louisiana and former Miss Minden Jamie

Wilson served as the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. As she received the Key to the City during her reign as Miss Minden, Mayor Bill

Robertson presented her with a silver platter engraved with the city’s logo.“It was incredible to come back and see a new girl inducted into this unique

 society of women. I attend this pageant every year, but it was even more incredible to be a part of the production,” Wilson said. “This pageant is more

distinguished and gives an incredible scholarship. It waswonderful to be a part of bringing Hannah into this group of Newly crowned Miss Minden.

 Hannah McFarland walks out to greet the crowd following her coronation Saturday night.                                       Winners at the Miss Minden Pageant held Saturday were Miss Congeniality Ashley Sanders,

 from left, second runner-up Tamra Wallace, Miss Minden Hannah McFarland and first runner-up

Molly Byran. Also pictured, far right, is Miss Louisiana Jamie Wilson.

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Hannah Harris was Pre-Teen Miss Minden AND Most Photogenic.

Brittany Reno was first runner up.

Carline Tucker was Minden's Choice.

Alexis Robinette was second runner-up

Savannah Perot was third runner-up

 

Two Minden girls were in this Miss Lincoln Parish contest in 1957 while they were attending La. Tech. At the far left is

#11, Sandra Pullig; #1 is Earlene Mendenhall.    

     Compliments of Earlene Mendenhall Lyle  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Pullig Smith

 Winner of the only Miss Minden Contest held at the Joy Theater

by Box Office and sponsored by City Merchants around 1954.

Pretty Erika Traynham, Grand daughter of Billy and LeVerne Kidd

  Our Choice for 2006 Minden Gem

Corky Marvin is introducing Miss USA Sharon Brown in front of the entrance to city halCompliments

of John Quade Photography, Minden, La.

Submitted by Quade Photography

Stan Quade is in the white shirt holding the camera taking the picture of Sharon Rene Brown                                                                                         

                   

               Sharon Rene Brown, Miss USA 1961

                    

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Rene Brown Sharon never went to school in Minden. She had come

                 to Minden from Waterproof, LA in the early summer of my Junior year at MHS
                  She was Miss Waterproof and then Miss La Tech and then, Miss USA.

                   The last time I saw her was long ago in Minden. her hair was in pigtails.
                    My mother thought she was the prettiest thing she had ever seen. She
                    had two younger brothers who were twins, named Lary and Gary.

                                   Linda Holt Moorehead

                Sharon Brown was a Freshaman at La. Tech during 1960-61 during (1958-1961)
                cheerloader, (ROTC Sponsor Lagniappe Beauty. A two page spread honored
                her as Miss USA.

                                Miss Sharon Brown, Miss USA 1961

                                 Sharon Rene Brown, Miss Louisiana 1961

                                 Sharon Rene Brown, Miss Louisiana Tech 1961

                                 Sharon Rene Brown, Miss Waterproof, Louisiana 1961

                                 Sharon Brown, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roy Brown

Eurlyne Howell, Miss Louisiana 1958

Photo by Bob Grambling, submitted by Greg Grambling

Eurlyne Howell

Photo by Bob Grambling, Submitted by Greg Grambling

Photo by Bob Grambling - Submitted by Greg Grambling

1957 Ford identified by Larry Mays, photo by Bob Grambling, Submitted by Greg Grambling

Eurlyne Howell
Miss USA 1958      
              

Marilyn Ann McKinight, Miss America went to Lincoln Parish in 1957

Picture submitted by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

 Mary Ellen Bailey named Ship Pin-Up Queen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Ellen Bailey

This picture of Mary Ellen Bailey (with a different background) was seen
by the crew on the ship, USS Mahopac, and as a result the boys voted
Mary Ellen, "Miss Mahopac, "pin up queen of the ship. The seamen sent
the Minden High school junior a few vital statistics of their ship and, she in
turn sent them vital statistics of herself.

CREW ON USS MAHOPAC ELECTS LOCAL GIRL QUEEN

When Minden High School drum majorette drum majorette Mary Ellen
Bailey got her picture in the Review a few weeks back she had no idea a Navy
ship crew way up in Alaska would see it and choose her as the pin-up queen
of their ship.

But that's exactly what happened. The crew of the U.S.S. Mahopac got together
and voted Mary Ellen as "Miss Mohopac".

The sailors voted the Minden high junior their pin-up queen when they saw a
crewman's copy of the Review which ran the picture several weeks ago.

The picture was taken by Robert Grambling who somehow seems to have a
magic touch when it comes to dabbing into photography. Director of the Minden
High School band, he won two places earlier this year in a photo contest by the
Shreveport Times, and now another of his picture had capture an honor.

The crew send Mary Ellen daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bailey of 705  Buchanan
Street of Minden, some vital statistics of their ship as follows: 142 feet from bow
to stern, 32 feet across the beam, weight is 300 tons and has a complement of
44 men."

According to the crew members, the Mohopac has been to Alaska for seven years
of duty, and each man aboard serves 18 months aboard the ship.

In all fairness Mary Ellen feels she had to send the crew a few vital statistics of
her own, so she mailed them the following data: height 5'f", weight 120 pounds,
waist 23 inches, hips 34 inches, bust 34 inches, hair - brown, and eyes brown.

Mary Ellen not only helps the band but she can play in it too. She plays the
saxophone and the piano. Her hobbies are dancing and twirling.

One of her favorite pastimes is collecting miniature shoes - glass wooden, metal,
etc., and she hopes that the seamen who have adopted her as their pin-up girl
will help her out with the collection."

In case the Mahopac does leave Alaska, the crew can shop around for some
shoes for Mary Ellen in the various ports they visit.

Tuesday, October 6, 1953

Earlene Mendenhall Triple crown holder

Miss Civitian 1956

Miss Minden High School 1956

Miss Minden School 1956

Former Miss Mindens also include

         1953-2005 HISTORY OF MISS MINDEN'S OF WEBSTER PARISH                          


        1953 - It has been over fifty years since CAROL WHITFIELD first won the title of


MISS MINDEN for WEBSTER PARISH.  When she represented Minden in
the MISS HOLIDAY IN DIXIE contest she was voted Miss Congeniality
making her a triple holder since she had already won the Miss Minden High
School Contest in 1953. When Carol married Derald Kirkland

           1953 - second runner up, SANDRA GRAY HUNT became Miss Minden 1953. Had
she not finished out the term Keith Clement would have became Miss Minden.

           1954 - Betty Jean Davis Lumpkin, Carla Faye Green came in second and
Cortez David Cupples came in third.

            1955 - Trudy Ann Brooks Bishop , Carla Faye Green came in second and  Annetta Baker Kirkland came in third


           1956 -  Mary Jo Skinner Kirkland first won the title and forfeited two days   later .

           1956  - Annetta Baker Kirkland  would  have been Miss  Minden however she forfeited to marry Gerald Kirkland which  gave
the title to Earlene Mendenhall.

            1956  -  EARLENE MENDENHALL LYLE. It was Earlene Lyle who crowned the 1957 Miss Minden.

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle also performed other duties of Miss Minden 1956...
Today, you might find her writing cemetery books and working to

raise money for the old Minden City Cemetery although she doesn't have anyone
buried there. She and Bob live in Alabama .  I I ear they they may be looking for in Minden to build on.

           1957 - Marcelee Robinson Culpepper  Jeanette Woodard came in second and then
                    Wanda Miller was next.

           1958 - Betty Rhea Deloach

           1959 - Mary Virginia Nethring Kennon

           1960 - Sandra Crockett Brown  

           1961 - Becky McKenzie Leopold 

           1962 - Elizabeth Ann Hardy Burnett

           1963-  Emily Van Horn Wilbert  

           1964 - Carolyn Reed  

           1965 - Betty Lou Cunningham McClure

           1966 -  Cheryl Parker Whatley
 
           1967 -  Jeanette Zachry Phillips

           1968 -  Karen Norman Van Horn

           1969 - Rita Tyler Carrier

           1970 - Judith Carter D'Angelo

           1971 - Ellen Sullivan Kelley

           1972 -  Cindy Ritchie Walker

           1973 - Carla Powers Herron


          
   1974 -  Melinda Morgan McMahone

            1975 - Melinda Morgan McMahone

            1976 - Jessica Barkas Welch

            1977 - Jerri Ray dePingre'

            1978 -  Janet Locke Clarke

Janet Locke won the title of Miss Minden in 1978 She was voted Miss Congeniality in the Miss Louisiana contest. She wrote the article after she won the contest.

 

Janet Locke is the daughter of the former Judy Spitzfaden, Class of 1958, and Stanley Locke who graduated from Heflin High School.  Judy Spitzfaden was the daughter of everyone's favorite teacher, Mrs. Katherine Spitzfaden who taught school at MHS until she retired.



            1979 -  Kelly Higginbotham Warren

            1980 -  Julie Curry Lamon

            1981 - Stacey Austin Gloer

            1982- Mary Beth Irving Love
        
            1983 - Joanna Byars Marks

            1984 - Terri Lynn McKinney

            1985 -  Sharon Irving Gorman

            1986 - Majorie Blackwell McGowen

            1987 -  Michele Beckel Corley

            1988 - Jeanne Dickson Patterson

            1989 - Angie Holland Woodard

            1990 - Allison Hanson Maxwell

            1991 - Amanda Hamm dePingre

            1992 - Heather Purtle

            1993 - Cathy Jamison

            1994 -  Jennifer McGuire

            1995 - Asleigh Albritton

            1996 - Jodi McGuire

            1998 - Amency Waters

            1999 - Courtney Noles


               
2000 - Jennifer Culpepper

            2001 - Megan White

            2002 - Jessica Tucker

            2003 - Jessica Wilson

            2004 -  Nicole Paisco

            2005 - Kare de Pingre

            2006 - Nicole Daye

                    

                2007 - MM Hannah McFarland

                  

                    2007 - First runner up Mollie Bryan


The Miss Minden Pageant is sponsored annually by the Young Women's

Service Club and is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.

 

Hannah Harris was Pre-Teen Miss Minden AND Most Photogenic.

Brittany Reno was first runner up.

Carline Tucker was Minden's Choice.

Alexis Robinette was second runner-up

Savannah Perot was third runner-up

Pre-Teen Miss Minden 2007-Contest

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

If you know of any corrections to the above please e-mail me at

 MindenMemories@Aol.com

If you have a picture of one of the above you would like to submit,

please e-mail me so I will be expecting it.

Press-Herald photo/Kristi Richie
Miss Minden 2004 Nicole Poisso crowns Kara dePingre’ as t

he 2005 Miss Minden during Saturday’s pageant, while second

 runner-up Britni Russell looks on. DePingre’ is the 18-year-old daughter

 of Benny and Jerri dePingre’. Below, dePingre displays her surprise of

being announced as the new Miss Minden.

Robbie Ann Kidd

 

 

 

http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/11/child-pageant-star.html

2. Robbie Meshell, 27, hairstylist and makeup artist in Shreveport, Louisiana
100-plus pageants from ages 3 to 7 and 14 to 27, including Miss Louisiana Elite USA 2011.

I've done over 100 pageants. I did them from 3 to 7 years old, then stopped. My mother passed away when I was 10, and that's who I did my pageants with, because of course Dad's not going to. But I love it. I love everything about pageantry. I started again at 14, and I've done at least one a year, up until last year. When I was 10, my mother committed suicide, so my platform was suicide awareness. I wanted to tell my story. After my mother committed suicide, I was very antisocial. Getting into the pageant world brought me out of that shell. It allowed me to tell my part of the story, the child's side of what happens when a parent commits suicide, and the more I talked about it, the better I felt. I just enjoyed — I know that sounds very odd — but I enjoyed interviewing and telling my story and speaking about suicide awareness. It lifted the weight off my shoulders. My mother participated in one pageant that I know of. She was the Farm Bureau Queen in 1976. I was Farm Bureau Queen in 2006. We Louisianans take our pageants very seriously. I know this because I now do hair and makeup for pageants for all ages. It's like a sport. You practice every week — you eat, sleep, and breathe pageantry. From the makeup to the dress to the spray tan, you're in it to win it. Louisiana takes it very seriously. The moms want it as much as the daughters.

 People' Choice Award & Winner of the

 Swim Suit Competition in 2005

 

Miss Minden 2004

Nicolle Poisso takes Miss Minden crown

Robbie Ann Kidd, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kidd of Minden, La.

FARM BUREAU QUEEN 2004

 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kidd of Minden, La.

Granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Billy Kidd of Minden, La.

Granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roland Shilling of Blanchard, La.

FARM BUREAU QUEEN 2004

Robbie Ann Kidd

daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kidd

& Granddaughter of

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Kidd of Minden, Louisiana & M. &

Mrs. Roland Shilling of Blanchard, Louisiana

 Jennifer Culpepper is the granddaughter of 1957 winner Marcelee Robinson and the late Tommy Culpepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Miller, Master of Ceremonies

Left to Right: Marsha Hoefeld, Mary Virginia Nehring, Denise Green and Diane Green (Twins

IN  LOVING  MEMORY  OF MARY  VIRGINIA  NEHRING  KENNON died June 3, 2002.

Mary Kennon

Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Virginia Nehring Kennon, will be held at 2 p.m.

today, June 3, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Dr. Ronald Price

officiating. Mrs. Kennon, a resident of Doyline, passed away Thursday, May 30, while at Dubuis

Hospital in Shreveport. She loved living in the country enjoying her garden, flowers,

birds and animals as well as managing her apartments. Mrs. Kennon was well known

for her vivacious, energetic personality. Her absence has created a void, but her vitality

 has left a ray of sunshine that will never fade.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allen R. Nehring and grandparents, Julius C. Nehring

of Wisconsin and Dr. and Mrs. S.C. Cade of Many. She is survived by her two sons, Rodney Kennon

and wife Jymme of Bossier City, John Kennon of Minden; daughter, Kelly Gillis and husband Don of

Haughton; grandchildren, Brad, Steven and Jennifer Kennon, Jodi and Tyler Gillis, and Natalie Butler;

 parents, Vicky Cade Fischer and Clarence Fischer of Bossier City; brothers, Steve Nehring and wife,

Sally, and Donald Fischer of Shreveport, and Greg Fischer and wife Karen of Atlanta, Ga.

Memorials may be made to Bossier Kids, Inc., 2125 Airline Drive, Bossier City, La., 71111, a foster care

program supporting needy children.

                        MISS M.H.S. DARLING 1957-1958

 

           

                    Sandra Crockett, Miss Minden 1958                                                

        

       MARCELEE ROBINSON - MISS MINDEN 1957

        JEANETTE WOODARD - FIRST RUNNER UP

        WANDA MILLER - SECOND RUNNER UP

        Submiteed by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

        MISS MINDEN CONTEST 1957

        

      Earlene Mendenhall, Miss Minden 1956Crowns the new Miss Minden 1957, Marcelee Robinson

       First runner up is Jeanette Woodard - Second runner up - Wanda Miller

       Miss Minden 1956, Earlene Mindenhall crowns the new Miss Minden 1957.

   

      Jeanete Woodard, Marcelee Culpepper and Wanda Miller

Also in the contest was Lovely LeVerne Langheld below

This pretty Minden Gem is LeVerne Langheld

The Tide Talk elected Earlene

Mendenhall Most Beautiful Girl in 1956

          Earlene Mendenhall                                  

  

                Mary Jo  Skinner

Jeanette Woodard                                        Betty Claire Rhea

    

Shirley Boyer                     Mildred Aarons

The pages from the Grig were submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

SISTERS ARE CROWNED

Earlene Mendenhall , Miss Minden 1956

Barbara Mendenhall, Miss Minden Jr. High Shool, Miss Minden Jr. High School 1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

            Radiant Charming Barbara Mindenhall crowned by

                     Jasper Goodwill, Mayor of Minden in 1956

      Runners up were Marsha Hoefed, Martha Sers, and Ann Frazier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasper Goodwill crowns Earlene Miss MHS

 Runners up were Mary Jo Skinner, Jeanette Woodard and Jeannine Mobley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUDY WAS VOTE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE TIDE TALK

FIRST runner up to Trudy Brooks was Carla Faye Green

SECOND runner up was Annetta Baker

 MHS - 1955 CARLA FAYE GREEN

 CARLA FAYE WAS VOTED SECOND MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE TIDE TALK

                    MISS MINDEN 1955

 Trudy was voted most beautiful girl in the Tide Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISS MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL

AND FIRST RUNNER UP Miss Minden in 1955

           COACH  JOYCE  EILEEN  HILLARD'S WEDDING

This is the photo just after Joyce Hillard married Robert Patten.  The marriage lasted less than a year.  Pictured admiring

her wedding ring are clockwise from left:   Ellen Baker, Camille Ivy (Jeanette Woodard's head shows behind Camille Ivy.), Mary

Jo Skinner, Ann Mays, Jeannine Mobley, Joyce Hillard Patten, Lyda Roberts, Ginger Rushing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbara Mendenhall - Camelia Princess during the 60s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betty Jean Davis, Miss Minden 1954

 

2nd runner up, Cortez David, Miss Minden Betty Jean Davis and first runner up, Carla Faye Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First runner up, Milly Aaron's became Miss Minden High School

when Pat Wilson marries Hugh Cranford in 1954. 

                 

     

                                 1954

            

                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                                   1953

 

 

This is Carole Whitfield's picture when she

was crowned Miss Minden.  She had also

won Miss Minden High School and won the title of Miss Congeniality at the

Miss Holiday in Dixie Contest making her a triple title holder.

 

             

     

        First runner up was Sandra Gray. Sandra assumed the role

        of Miss Minden after Carole forfeited the crown to get married.

                     

    

                                                

     

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Keitha Clement graduated in 1951. She was

was 2nd runner up Miss Minden in 1953                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

           1952 Dorothy Jean Hunter was voted most beautiful girl in 1952                                                      

                          Submitted by Rowland Ivy - From the 1952 Grig

                                                                                  

                                                                               

                        From the 1952 Grig - Most Beautiful. Submitted by Rowland Ivy

                            

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

1951 Submitted by Rowland Ivy

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Rowland Ivy - From the 1951 Grig

                         

                          

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Rowland Ivy

Gloria Woodard  1950

     

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 Marilyn Allgood, Betty Sue Britt, Patsy Carson, Betty Sue Britt                                                                                              

                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

            Submitted by Rowland Ivy -1949

              

                From the 1949 Grig - Submitted by Rowland Ivy

            

               1949 Grig - Submitted by Rowland Ivy

               

  

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Submitted by Rowland Ivy from the 1948 Grig

                The girls are: Bottom left -Bobbie Staples, left - Kirkikis,

                Center - Betty Sue Alexander, right - Flois Gay, and

                 Bottom right - Ruth Brooks

     

                 

                                    1948

                Submitted by Rowland Ivy -1947/8Grig   

                       

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                1947

                      Del Messer - Submitted by Quade Studio

                     Del was also homecoming queen in 1945

 

                There were no Grigs published during the war years

          

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret French is the beauty beside Sue Willie Matthews                                                      

      

         1940 Prettiest girl -  Marybelle Butler                                                        

    

               1939 Prettiest girl  

                                       

        1938 Prettiest Girl - Margery O'Kelley

    

      1937 Pretties girl - Marie Lites  

                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Harkness, 1936 Prettiest Girl

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another surprise find while searching newspapers

 in the Minden library was this picture of Minden's recently

crowned Miss Minden of 1932, Nellie Graham Colbert. 

 Runners-up were Nancy Lee and Kay D. Drew. 

 Submitted by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

                                                                         Camille Daniels - Prettiest girl in 1925

                                                                            Submitted by Amy Wiley Jason

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