The 62nd annual Dogwood Festival is officially underway. The tradition of selecting a new Miss Dogwood happened this weekend and out of the nine women in the pageant, the winner was Camdenton High senior C.J. Thomas. As the new queen, Thomas will preside over the festivities taking place next weekend in Camdenton. 1st Runner up was Kaylee Dorris, a sophomore at Lebanon High School. Audience Choice winner for most raffle tickets sold and 2nd Runner up was Allina Robie, a junior at Camdenton High School.