Pageant winner

Barbara Matthews of Murfreesboro was named Miss Tennessee for America this month. She said she is a strong supporter of heart health for women and children.

Barbara Matthews of Murfreesboro will take her promotion and encouragement of heart fitness for women and their kids to Las Vegas in August when she competes in a national beauty pageant.

Matthews was selected Miss Tennessee for America this month held in Destin, Fla., to partner with two other state pageants She will represent the state at the national event Aug 10-22. It was only her second time competing in a pageant.

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