This year's Lacoba queen contest was held in June, with Martha "Marty" Beckwith crowned with the honor. The queen and her court are pictured above. From left, are: Eva Meek, runner-up, Beckwith and Anna Kristek, second runner-up. Beckwith will compete at district, and if she wins there, on to state. Beckwith is a lifelong resident of Monett. She performed with the Monett Symphony Orchestra for over 25 years and can play piano. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in business. She has a twin named Mary, and gave birth to twin sons, John and Scott. Beckwith was an avid golfer, but said she never made a hole-in-one. Beckwith enjoys playing bridge. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Monett and volunteered at Loaves and Fishes and the Monett Senior Center.