Pageant contestants sought

Freedom New Mexico

The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant is seeking applicants for Mrs. Portales.

Pageant Executive State Director Sheree Channel said in a news release that once selected, Mrs. Portales would advance to represent her community in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant June 19 in Albuquerque.

Local title holders compete for a prize package worth more than $8,000, including an all-expense-paid trip to the national Mrs. America Pageant, according to the release.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, married at the time of competition and New Mexico residents. No performing talent is required.

Applications or information: Sheree Channel at 877-631-4447 or