Here she is . . .
Just like any other pageant, there was plenty of glitter, glamour, tiaras, shiny sashes and maybe even a few jitters. The dozen candidates competed in the MHCA DIstrict 5 Nursing Home Pageant as they answered questions and delighted the audience Friday afternoon. Top photo: Arabella Stike, 99, formerly of New Hamburg and a resident of the Lutheran Home, reacts as she is announced the winner. Left: Hunter Acres Care Center representative Debra Watson talks with the judges. Right: Alice Walker, representing Sikeston Convalescent Center, brings smiles to the judges' faces as she recalls some of the favorite places she has traveled.