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Sapaugh, Van Winkle take top honors at stew contest

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    Don Sapaugh and James Van Winkle took top honors this year at the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest as the Super Stew winners. The team, sponsored by City National Bank, took home the $500 provided by Luminant. A quart of their Super Stew was purchased for $1,200 by AgriLand Farm Credit.

    Chris and Scarlett Gibbins for at least the third year in a row took home the John Chester Award for Super Campsite.  The team, sponsored by Texas Heritage National Bank, also received the $250 prize provided by Super Handy.
    Top honors in the beef stew contest went to the team of Tammie Duck and Clyde Vires, sponsored by Exceptional Home Health Care. They went home with the $300 prize provided by Town & Country Cleaners. A quart of their first place stew was purchased by Dr. Shae Ochoa Orthodontics for $600.
    The $300 first place chicken stew prize money, donated by Dr. Steele Orthodontics, went to Lavania Self and Candice Beck, who were sponsored by Red Fender Trailer Rental. Summit Dental and Dr. Matthew Johnson purchased a quart of the first place chicken stew for $600.
    The Campsite and Costume award went to Amanda McKinney and Darrel Roach, who were sponsored by Darrel Roach Construction. Their $200 prize was provided by Nor-Tex Tractor.
    Taking home the $250 second place super stew prize provided by Ocean Spray were Annie Wilkerson and Reginald Childs, a team sponsored by Friends of Annie. Hampton Inn bought a quart of the second place Super Stew for $500.
    Third place honors in the Super Stew category went to Chuck Collins and Blake Sheffield, who were sponsored by Mobil 1. Audley Moore Construction donated their $100 prize money. Their third place Super Stew was sold for $300 to the attorney consortium consisting of Ramey & Sheffield; Powers & Blount; and Price, Roper, White, Newsome & Flat, attorneys at law.
    Receiving a medal and honorable mention for their Super Stew was the team of Shirley Wakeman and Elaine Merrell, who were sponsored by Merrell Used Cars.
    Kayla Price and Professional Land Title earned an honorable mention nod and medal for their Super Campsite. Tina and Larry Cox for Rock Creek Health & Rehab earned honorable mention and a medal for Campsite and Costume.
    Second place in the beef stew contest was won by Walt Mannon and Donnie Powers, who were sponsored by A&A Appliance. A.K. Gillis provided their $150 prize money. A quart of their second place beef stew was purchased for $450 by A&S Air Conditioning.
    Placing third in the beef stew contest were cooks Andy Wright and Brian Wright, sponsored by Andy Wright for Commissioner. Their $50 prize was donated by J.R. Services and Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission. Sen. Bob Deuell purchased their third place beef stew for $250.
    Brian Allen and Morningstar Foods received honorable mention and a medal for their beef stew.
    The second place chicken stew was prepared by Kathy and John Lambert. First Baptist Church sponsored the team. Their $150 prize money was provided by ABC Autoplex. We Pack bought their second place chicken stew for $500.
    Krista Brown and Gary Friddle, sponsored by Northeast Texas Farmers Coop, took home the $50 prize donated by Southern Living Realty for their third place chicken stew. Pilgrim Bank bought a quart of their stew for $250.
    Katie Patterson and Linda Henton earned a medal and honorable mention for their chicken stew entry. They were sponsored by Alliance Bank.




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