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Tracy Neal of Bryant was making her third try for the Miss Arkansas crown and almost got it â€” but not quite.
The 23-year-old was named first runner-up at the pageant in Hot Springs, which is no small honor. For that distinction, Neal receives a $8,000 scholarship sponsored by Charles and Susie Morgan.
She was competing as Miss Heart of the Ozarks.
More details are available in today's issue of The Saline Courier.