Tuesday, May 31, 2016

International Queens in the News: Part 1

Miss Idaho International 2016 - Katie Davis 

Idaho International Pageant Crowns Five New Queens (KBOI-TV CBS 2)

http://kboi2.com/news/local/photos-idaho-international-pageant-crowns-five-new-queens


Miss Teen Idaho International 2016 - Madisyn Payne

Idaho International Pageant Crowns Five New Queens (KBOI-TV CBS 2)

http://kboi2.com/news/local/photos-idaho-international-pageant-crowns-five-new-queens


Mrs. Idaho International 2016 - Tamika Mills

Idaho International Pageant Crowns Five New Queens (KBOI-TV CBS 2)

http://kboi2.com/news/local/photos-idaho-international-pageant-crowns-five-new-queens


Mrs. Iowa International 2016 - Rosanne Plante

Daughter of Louisiana Man Crowned Mrs. Iowa International (Hannibal Courier-Post)

http://www.hannibal.net/article/20160221/NEWS/160229961

Sioux City Hospitals Take Part in Wear Red Day (SiouxLand News)

http://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/sioux-city-hospitals-take-part-in-wear-red-day

Ladies Spring into Fashion to Help Those with Autism (KTIV News 4)

http://www.ktiv.com/story/31500532/ladies-spring-into-fashion-to-benefit-those-with-autism

Hinton Resident Goes 'Green' for Mrs. Iowa International Title (Sioux City Journal)

http://siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/local/hinton-resident-goes-green-for-mrs-iowa-international-title/article_fed1246b-77c7-5804-822d-b948f7ebefe3.html







Mrs. India-Dubai International 2016 - Priyana Mehrotra

Mrs. India Dubai International (Global Lasses)

http://globallassees.com/2016/02/22/mrs-india-dubai-international-by-carnival-media/

Priyana Mehrotra is Mrs. India Dubai International 2016 (TPN News)

http://www.tpnnews.one/2016/02/22/priyana-mehrotra-is-mrs-india-dubai-international-2016/#.VzNFfza3OFJ


Mrs. Louisiana International 2016 - Carla Mondt

Ascension Parish Takes the Crown (Gonzales Weekly Citizen)

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/news/20160322/ascension-parish-takes-crown


Mrs. Massachusetts International 2016 - Melissa Novaco

Canton Mom Crowned Mrs. Massachusetts International (Canton Citizen)

http://www.thecantoncitizen.com/2016/04/21/mrs-mass-international/


Mrs. Montana International 2016 - Sara Dukart

Former Mrs. Fargo Teams Up with Evolution Fitness for Suicide Awareness Fundraiser (Area Voices)

http://hillarysloan.areavoices.com/former-mrs-fargo-teams-up-with-evolution-fitness-for-suicide-awareness-fundraiser/

Former Mrs. Fargo Works to End Stigma of Mental Illness by Opening Up About Past Suicide Attempt (Inforum)

http://www.inforum.com/news/3940502-former-mrs-fargo-works-end-stigma-mental-illness-opening-about-past-suicide-attempt

Former Mrs. Fargo Speaks About Mental Illness and Her Suicide Attempts at Hjemkomst Center (WDAY 6 News)

http://www.wday.com/news/3941587-former-mrs-fargo-speaks-about-mental-illness-and-her-suicide-attempts-hjemkomst-center

5 Highlights from "You Matter" Suicide Awareness Event (Area Voices)

http://hillarysloan.areavoices.com/5-highlights-from-you-matter-suicide-awareness-event/

H.O.P.E. is Her Message (Sidney Herald)

http://www.sidneyherald.com/news/hope-is-her-message/article_06695aea-de4e-11e5-adc2-3f9f6d9e6b09.html

Mrs. Montana Speaks on Suicide Prevention at Sidney High School (The Roundup)

http://www.roundupweb.com/story/2016/03/02/news/mrs-montana-speaks-on-suicide-prevention-at-sidney-high-school/7653.html


Miss Teen New Mexico International 2016 - Brighton Turner

New Mexico International Pageants Announces Brighton Joe Turner as Miss Teen New Mexico International 2016 (The Grant County Beat)

http://www.grantcountybeat.com/community/community-news/28139-new-mexico-international-pageants-announces-brighton-joe-turner-as-miss-teen-new-mexico-international-2016


Mrs. New Mexico International 2016 - Tamara Thornell





Mrs. New York International 2016 - Faudia Silletta

Guyanese Born New York Queen to Compete for Mrs. International Queen (Kaieteur News)
http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2016/03/28/guyanese-born-new-york-queen-to-compete-for-mrs-international-crown/


Miss North Dakota International 2016 - Taylor Woodruff

Make-A-Wish Grants West Fargo Girl Her Princess Wish (Valley News Live)

http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/Make-A-Wish-grants-West-Fargo-girl-her-princess-wish-372869601.html#.Vu8bZTlEe2I.facebook


Miss Teen North Dakota International 2016 - Meghanne Quam

Make-A-Wish Grants West Fargo Girl Her Princess Wish (Valley News Live)
http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/Make-A-Wish-grants-West-Fargo-girl-her-princess-wish-372869601.html#.Vu8bZTlEe2I.facebook


Mrs. North Dakota International 2016 - Ashley Klinger

Make-A-Wish Grants West Fargo Girl Her Princess Wish (Valley News Live)

http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/Make-A-Wish-grants-West-Fargo-girl-her-princess-wish-372869601.html#.Vu8bZTlEe2I.facebook


Miss Teen Ohio International 2016 - Abbie Davis

Abbie Davis 16 Crowned Miss Teen International (Notre Dame Academy)

http://www.nda.org/?p=12823


Mrs. Rocky Mountains International 2016 - Kimberly Dufresne



Mrs. Southwest International 2016 - Lauri Rottmayer

2016 Listen to Your Mother OKC Cast (Listen to Your Mother Show)

http://listentoyourmothershow.com/oklahomacity/2016/03/10/2016-listen-to-your-mother-okc-cast/

2016 Cast Spotlight: Meet Lauri Rottmayer (Listen to Your Mother Show)

http://listentoyourmothershow.com/oklahomacity/2016/03/15/meet-the-okc-cast-lauri-rottmayer/


Mrs. Washington International 2016 - Margie Perry

Bremerton Resident Wins State Pageant (Kitsap Sun)

http://www.kitsapsun.com/lifestyle/good-for-you-april-3-2016-2f341235-94aa-5a0d-e053-0100007f240f-374367111.html


Mrs. West Virginia International 2016 - Amanda Duffy

Go Red Coverage (WCHS TV 8)

https://video-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t42.1790-2/12703537_121762294875909_2010895607_n.mp4?efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9&oh=696da7c16170ab298d2104c0bf865953&oe=574E01B4

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mommy & Daughter

Some say diamonds are a girls’ best friend, but I think we all know a girl’s best friend is her mother. Mothers are known by many names……. Mama, Mom, Mother, Ma, but they all love their daughters unconditionally. A daughter is the only one who knows what her mother’s heart sounds like from the inside. A mother is the one person who does the work of twenty people for free. A mother will always be there to comfort you and be your strength in all the problems that come your way. As teenage daughters we do not realize how much our mothers help us, they make sure we have everything we need and more. There is so much history we have with our mother, like first birthday, first day of school, first sports game, first graduation, our mothers were always the one with the proudest smile on their face. A phrase that makes me stand a little taller is “You look just like your mom.”

This is a photo captured from my first snow shared with my mother.

I believe in love at first sight…

We argue and bicker and never tell them how much we appreciate them. All pageant girls know the argument they have with their mothers. I know I do. I always hear, “When you’re grown and have your own daughter someday, you’ll understand.” Well, I am counting on my mother saying, “I told you so,” when that day comes. I have to remind myself to simply say, “Thank you, Mama, for all you do for me.” So Mama, when you read this, and I know you will because you read all of my blogs at least three times, I want you to know that I love you to the moon and back and you mean so much to me. I could not imagine life without you by my side no matter what! Thank you for everything, Mother Dear! (that’s her contact name in my phone)

Yes, I know I look just like her.


A morning at Nationals with my Mommy.

Moms have such a huge impact in our lives. Remember to tell your mom thank you and let her know how much you appreciate her.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn

Jules Fletcher
Miss Teen International 2015

Sunday, May 1, 2016

National Military Appreciation Month

As a nation, we celebrate almost every possible type of national so and so day or month. National doughnut day, national sibling day, national pet day. The list goes on and on. We see the blasts for them all over our social media accounts, which most of the time is the only way I know I need to eat a doughnut to celebrate with the rest of the country. One month that I urge each of you to celebrate and participate in is National Military Appreciation Month.


Our Armed Forces impact each and every American in a very significant way. Honoring and recognizing those that still wear the uniform, their families that give so we can be free and protected as well as those that we have lost allows us to show our appreciation for all that they have done and will continue to do. As a nation, we are given the time to focus on them, teach our children of the sacrifices and reflect on what others have done for us.

Easy Ways to Support our Military & Veterans:

*Display the American Flag

*Send a care package to a soldier through USOCARES

*Encourage your schools to include our military in their school programs

*Shake a military person or veteran’s hand, say thank you

May days to Remember: Loyalty Day (1st), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (6th), VE Day (8th), Armed Forces Day (21st), and Memorial Day (30th).

Until the Mission is Complete,

Farabe’