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The district attorney recognized the "horrific” nature of Bender’s death, thanking those involved in the judicial process and stating that “justice was well served” in the case.
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Miss Dawson County Pageants this week
Miss Dawson County pic
Winners and runners-up from a previous Miss Dawson County Pageant. - photo by For the Dawson County News

Over the span of two days, beauty queens from three years old to high school seniors will earn their crowns at the 2018 Miss Dawson County pageant scheduled for May 17-18.

The Tiny Miss pageant for girls ranging from three years to pre-K will be held at 6 p.m. May 17.

The Wee Miss pageant for girls in kindergarten to second grade will follow at 7 p.m.

Finishing out the night will be the Little Miss pageant for girls in grades third through fifth at 8 p.m.

On Friday May 18, the Junior Miss pageant for sixth to eighth grade girls will begin at 6 p.m.

The Mr. Dawson pageant for boys in grades ninth through 12th will follow at 7 p.m.

The Miss Dawson pageant for girls in grades ninth through 12th will begin at 8 p.m.

The Miss Sparkle Special Needs Pageant will be held during the intermission of Miss Dawson.

The pageants are open to all Dawson County residents in public, private and home schools.

Miss Dawson County is a fundraising event by the Dawson County Band Boosters to raise money for the band program.

Admission is $5 per person and People’s Choice votes are $1 each. Proceeds from the event go towards the band program at Dawson County High School.

The pageants will be held in the auditorium of Dawson County Junior High School located at 109 Allen Street.