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Brenda Samples of Emerson is once again the world’s best at cooking purple hull peas. Samples proved that by winning the prestigious “Best Purple Hull Peas” category of the Great PurpleHull Peas & Cornbread Cook Off on Saturday at the Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival.

Here are the clues for the Emerson Purplehull Pea Festival-Peoples Bank Treasure Hunt. New clues will be published at 6 a.m. daily. The winner will receive $250. The treasure will be located in a place accessible to the general public. It is not necessary to dig or destroy anything to find t…

Here are the clues for the Emerson Purplehull Pea Festival-Peoples Bank Treasure Hunt. New clues will be published at 6 a.m. daily. The winner will receive $250. The treasure will be located in a place accessible to the general public. It is not necessary to dig or destroy anything to find t…

Here are the clues for the Emerson Purplehull Pea Festival-Peoples Bank Treasure Hunt. New clues will be published at 6 a.m. daily. The winner will receive $250. The treasure will be located in a place accessible to the general public. It is not necessary to dig or destroy anything to find t…

Here are the clues for the Emerson Purplehull Pea Festival-Peoples Bank Treasure Hunt. New clues will be published at 6 a.m. daily. The winner will receive $250. The treasure will be located in a place accessible to the general public. It is not necessary to dig or destroy anything to find t…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Juneteenth Festival $300 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Williams Used Car Lot. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to fi…

The 15th annual “Blessing of the Purple Hull Pea Crop” will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Billy Williams Farm on Columbia County Road 5. The farm is located 3 miles south of the intersection of Columbia County Road 5 and Arkansas 98.

The winners of the Miss Magnolia Blossom Festival pageant have been announced. From left to right, Miss Magnolia Blossom Festival, Jessamyn Smith; Teen Miss Blossom Festival, Brylie Crisp; Junior Miss Blossom Festival, Jacie Camp; Petite Miss Blossom Festival, Payton Caskey; Little Miss Blos…

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Magnolia Blossom Festival $400 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to find …

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Magnolia Blossom Festival $400 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to find …

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Magnolia Blossom Festival $400 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to find …

Here is the current list of clues for the 2018 Magnolia Blossom Festival $400 Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Peoples Bank. Clues are issued at 7 a.m. and noon daily. The treasure will be in a place accessible by the general public. It is not necessary to dig, damage or destroy anything to find …