The Miss Hannibal and Miss Mark Twain Scholarship Pageants will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hannibal High School Auditorium for contestants ages 13-24.

The Miss Hannibal and Miss Mark Twain Scholarship Pageants will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Hannibal High School Auditorium for contestants ages 13-24. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards from local colleges and merchants will be awarded to young women in the local area.

The two Miss winners and the two Outstanding Teen winners will go on to compete in the Miss Missouri Pageant next June in Mexico, Mo., and hopefully on to Miss America-the largest scholarships program for young women. Miss Missouri and first runner-up in the Miss America pageant Jennifer Davis will also appear along with the four reigning queens — Miss Hannibal Leah Rawlings, Miss Mark Twain Ashley Monasmith, Hannibal Outstanding Teen Ashley Krueger and Mark Twain Kierston Holstine and master of ceremonies David Almelotti of KHQA TV.

For information or to enter into one of the pageants, contact Barbara Stewart 573-221-5414 or Rita Nelson 573- 406-9986.