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Gillett Will Compete In Miss Iowa USA Pageant

Deanna Lea Gillett, 24, of West Burlington, Iowa, will compete for the title of Miss Iowa USA 2007, on October 6, 7, and 8, 2006 at the Ottumwa High School Auditorium in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Private interviews will be held Friday.

All 38 ladies will compete on stage on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The top 10 finalists will compete again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Deanna is the daughter of Dan and Martha Gillett of La Harpe and was the 2000 Miss Hancock County Fair Queen. She is a graduate of Western Illinois University and is currently an Office Manager at Menards in West Burlington, IA.

The Miss Iowa USA Pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, owned and produced by Donald Trump and NBC Television.

The young woman chosen a Miss Iowa USA 2007 will go on to represent the State of Iowa in the 2007 Miss USA Pageant as seen live on NBC television, one of the most anticipated television events of the year. La Harpe area friends will be wishing her success as she competes.