Talent winners: Miss Texas County Chelsey Jones, right, and Miss Gateway to the West Brittany Davis, center. At left is Miss Northwest Counties LaceyFitzgerald, who won the lifestyle and fitness award. The competition for Miss Missouri is at Mexico, Mo.

Miss Texas County was named Saturday night at the Miss Missouri Pageant to the Missouri Girls Troupe, a group of seven singers and seven dancers who perform across the state for the next year.

Chelsey Jones received the honor.

Competing Friday in the preliminaries to the Miss Missouri Pageant, she tied for the top honor in the talent competition.__ Organizers said Jones and Miss Gateway to the West Brittany Davis tied.

Jones also won a $1,000 academic scholarship in a competition with 28 other contestants.

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