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November 17, 2013

4-H youth cook-off creates champions

DUNCAN — Fifty-six Stephens County 4-H members and 18 Cloverbuds prepared their recipes for the 30th annual Stephens County 4-H Cook Off.

Dishes were judged on taste and appearance at the event, held Nov. 4 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. Awards were presented to the top three in each category.

A monogrammed apron was presented to the first place winners, while second and third places received kitchen items. Cloverbuds (5-8 year olds) were given a certificate and measuring spoons.

Winners for the 2013 Cook Off were:

Made in Oklahoma — Brittany Raines with Smoked Sausage Penne Pasta, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Katelyn Mullica with Jello Salad, Bray-Doyle, 2nd; Ryley Dumas with Cephalopods in a Blanket, Empire, 3rd.

Pie — Brittany Raines with Double Pecan Pie, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Katelyn Mullica with Lemon-Pecan Pie, Bray-Doyle, 2nd; Treasure Gibbs with Lemon Luscious Pie, STAR, 3rd.

Soup — Cherokee Barnes with Taco Soup, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Dakota Petary with Green Chili Soup, Bray-Doyle, 2nd; Carson Baker with Chicken Taco Chili, Central High, 3rd.

All Other Desserts — Matthew McCalister with Peanut Butter Cup Pudding, Teen Leaders, 1st; Ashton Lynn with Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Duncan, 2nd; Meagan Bourne with Crock Pot Baked Apples, Marlow, 3rd.

Appetizer — Cherokee Barnes with Spicy BBQ Sliders, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Cameron Freeman with Hawaiian Baked Ham and Swiss Sandwiches, Marlow, 2nd; Aubree Allen with Sweet and Sassy Tailgaters, Comanche, 3rd.

Bars and Candy — Kimberley Spoonimore with Oreo Truffles, Comanche, 1st; Chris White with Buckeyes, Central High, 2nd; Hailey Brown with Candied Pecans, Comanche, 3rd.

Beverage — Braiden Poston with Slush Punch, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Brittany Raines with Pineapple Mimosas, Bray-Doyle, 2nd; Cameron Freeman with Anniversary Punch, Marlow, 3rd.

Bread — Katelyn Mullica with Blueberry Lemon Bread, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Cameron Freeman with Chunky Monkey Ice Cream Bread, Marlow, 2nd; Nicole Mullica with Pineapple Sticky Buns, Bray-Doyle, 3rd.

Breakfast Favorite — Cameron Freeman with Breakfast Omelet, Marlow, 1st; Carson Baker with Praline Baked French Toast, Central High 4-H, 2nd; Kimberley Spoonemore with Mini Breakfast Sausage Pies, Comanche 4-H, 3rd.

Brownies and Cookies — Braiden Poston with Tuxedo Brownies, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Tori Gibbs with Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints, Central High, 2nd; Kye Heldermon with Sea Salt Caramel Brownies, Bray-Doyle, 3rd.

Cake — Daly Newsome with Poppy Seed Cake, Comanche, 1st; Nicole Mullica with Chocoroon Cake, Bray-Doyle, 2nd; Matthew McCalister with Cookies and Cream Cake, Teen Leaders, 3rd.

Casserole — Dakota Petary with Italian Biscuit-Topped Casserole, Bray-Doyle, 1st; Cale Schreiner with Spicy Meatloaf, Empire, 2nd; Emily Taylor with Green Chili Chicken Rice, Marlow, 3rd.

Dip — Daly Newsome with Buffalo Chicken Dip, Comanche, 1st; Cameron Freeman with Cat Dip, Marlow, 2nd; Carson Baker with Creamy Shrimp Dip, Central High, 3rd.

Ethnic — Carson Baker with Smothered Baked Burritos, Central High, 1st; Lane Williams with Southwest Steaks, Central High, 2nd; Kaila Williams with Hawaiiian Ham and Cheese Sliders, Central High, 3rd.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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