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Ms. Hopkins County Senior Wins the 2nd Annual Chili Contest at Seniors Center

On chilly, wet Thursday November 8, 2018, seventeen local chili cooks brought their best recipe, hot and ready in crockpots, to the contest for some friendly competition on who makes the “best chili in Hopkins County”. Upon arrival, chili samples were collected for judging, then the serving began at noon.  And there was no shortage of diners standing in line to get their bowls of chili! According to the judges, “There were seventeen unique interpretations of Texas chili in this contest!”.

Facilitator Karon Weatherman was assisted by capable Seniors Center volunteers. Serving as judges were Charlotte Baxter, Brandy Raley, Ty Smith and Enola Gay Mathews.

Here are the Winners! 
1st Place – Mary and Loyd Mary Ivey (She is 2018/2019 Ms. Senior Classic)
2nd Place – Tina Cox
3rd Place – Judith Beck
Honorable Mention: Mr. Kim Hansford
Honorable Mention: Brad and Kristy Marshall Johnson
Honorable Mention: Stacey Wetzel
Honorable Mention: Ronnie Wilson


Stacey Wetzel, Honorable Mention
Mr. Kim Hansford, Honorable Mention
Ronnie Wilson, Honorable Mention
Tina Cox and Crew, Second Place
Judith Beck, Third Place
Brad and Kristy Marshall Johnson, Honorable Mention
Mary and Loyd Ivey, First Place

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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