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5th Annual OVET BBQ Cookoff Brings 25 Best Cooks to Town!

Just as the delicious aromas of BBQ cooking draw people, so did the idea of all the best BBQ cooks coming together in one place! That place was Sulphur Springs, Texas over the weekend of May 14 and 15. And the VFW Post Home 8560 along the Interstate was the perfect place to hold it, on the north side of the property which was once a rodeo grounds. The only thing there wasn’t quite a-plenty of was parking, however the OVET committee hopes to have that solved before the next contest rolls around this Fall. Meantime, congratulations are in order for the winning and placing cooks who came from near and far to compete in the categories. As one participant posted on Facebook, “I want to thank you guys for putting on such a amazing event. We had a amazing time and met so many awesome people. I can’t wait to do it next year. Thank you guys for the bottom of my heart”.


People’s Choice:  Nolen Johnson/Team Kookin
Cook’s Choice:  Logan Vaughn/Tableleaf

Quick Fire Challenge: 
      1st:  Logan Vaughn/Tableleaf
     2nd:  Todd Daniel


Beans:  Adrian Sitzes/Off Duty BBQ
Sauce:  Brandon Wynn/NE TX Coop
Dessert:  Angela Allen/KG Crew

Quick Fire Challenge: 
      1st:  Logan Vaughn/Tableleaf
     2nd:  Todd Daniel

      1st:  BackStory Brewery
     2nd:  Fast Times BBQ
     3rd:   Fallen S BBQ

      1st:  LugNut BBQ
     2nd:  Safety Control BBQ
     3rd:  Off Duty BBQ

Pulled Pork:
      1st:  Slaughter’s BBQ
     2nd:  Hopkins Co EMS
     3rd:   Hopkins Co Sherrif’s  Office

Reserve Grand Champion:
      A tie between Nolen Johnson and Todd Daniel resulted with Nolen
      Johnson taking the honors due to a 4 point difference with his 
      brisket score.

Grand Champion:
      Derek Fort/Woody’s BBQ

50/50 Raffle Winner:  Fallen S BBQ

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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