Miss Rice crowned: Scarlett Drake, front, Miss St. Francis County Rice for 2007, is crowned by Tyler Halbert, Miss Rice for 2006. Drake is the 15-year-old daughter of William and Lisa Drake, and attends Forrest City High School. Her extended family includes four generations of rice farmers. “I want to show everyone in our county how important rice is,” she says. She is pictured holding a Dr. Seuss book, “Oh Say Can You Seed?” which she plans to read to groups of children during her reign. Her recipe is “Scarlett’s Southern Rice Salad,” which she said began with a cookbook recipe with items added until they passed the “Dad Test.” The crowning ceremony took place at the Farm Bureau Office in Forrest City Monday night. Photo by David Nichol.