The Miss Missouri and Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen 2009 Pageants will take place Wednesday, June 3, through Saturday, June 6, in Mexico, Mo. Winners of both contests will advance to the national level.

Among the contestants are:

• Katie Reed –– Miss Maryville 2009 –– is the 20-year old daughter of Gilda and Ken Reed of Houston. Katie is a journalism major at Missouri State University in Springfield.

• Sarah Rutledge –– Miss Maryville Outstanding Teen 2009 –– is the 16-year-old daughter of Debra and the late Ronald Kell from Raymondville. Brandi will be a sophomore in the fall at Houston High School.

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