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Miss Arkansas ‘Stuck In Dallas’ By Winter Storm

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Alyse Eady, Miss Arkansas, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2011 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Alyse Eady, Miss Arkansas, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2011 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A winter storm that’s grounded airline flights nationwide has left Miss Arkansas in Dallas and unable to return home.

Miss Arkansas 2010 Alyse Eady of Fort Smith was forced to cancel appearances Wednesday — including one at the Nashville Rotary Club.

She wrote in an e-mail to the Texarkana Gazette that she is “Still stuck in Dallas for the second day” and is staying with her boyfriend’s parents in Richardson, Texas.

Eady finished as first runner-up in the recent Miss America pageant and her yodeling ventriloquist talent act drew national attention and an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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