The following is the information Pat King's Father
Name: Leo J. Buehring
Rhodes Funeral Home
302 N. Goliad
visitation, September 3, 2009, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral, Friday, September 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 409 N. Wilbern, Runge, Tx
Burial at Kennedy City Cemetary.
From David Hewlett:
“Here is a update on Suzie Manske. She was admitted back into Baylor emergency last night (Tue), and is in CCU. Suzie has about 22 pounds of fluid buildup they are trying to get out. As of midnight they still were unable to get her blood pressure up enough to start the next procedure. As I know more I will try and keep everyone updated. Thanks for all the cards, flowers and calls.” David Manske
From Ed Nesbitt:
The new chili year is close and if you have old spices that you no longer need please bring them to Kemah this weekend. Malcolm Williams cooks for a soup kitchen in Beaumont and they are always much appreciated. Malcolm will be at Kemah on Sunday or you can drop them off with Ed Nesbitt on Saturday and I will get them to him Sunday. If you need new spices Mild Bill's will be there Saturday but not in the motor home so call to preorder and they will deliver your spices saving your paying freight. Hope to see you all Saturday and Sunday for this new cook-off.
From Pam Clark:
Cowboy Joe's Ultimate Chili Cookoff will be held at the Victor Valley Museum and Art Gallery, 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, California 92308, on Saturday, October 10, 2009, in conjunction with the Museum's annual Stagecoach Fever Western Art Competition. Gunslingers, western costumes, western-themed art, live music, and apple pie contests -- cooking and eating! Plenty of RV parking (sorry, no hookups). Benefits the Victor Valley Museum Association. CASI registration $25, turn-in 1 pm. Bring plenty of throwdown for People's Choice, as a large crowd is expected. For more information contact Maryanne Wilkins, 760/985-5292 or 760/240-2111, email mhtml:%7B2151797C-3300-4934-9290-7A4D3927DC78%7Dmid://00000174/!x-usc:mailto:email@example.com, or Pam Clark, 909/218-4656 or 903/316-0353, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Carol Knight:
The weather couldn't have been better for the Tennessee State Championship Chili Cookoff at the Wilson County Fair this past Saturday, August 29th. Over 97,000 people came through the gates that day, and thousands filed past the cooks. Curiosity got the better of numerous people who stopped to inquire about the chili. With 25 teams cooking, there was a variety of cooks to talk to. The judging was done by elected officials from county and state government, as well as company owners and managers. All in all, it was a fabulous day for a cookoff. A big thanks goes out to George Wallace for basically running things, Linda Bain for judges registration and general all around helper, Judy Wallace for cooks registration and general all around helper and Preston Shaw for being a master at running a smooth judging. We couldn't do it without them.
After the dust settled the winners were:
1. Kristi Knight Lebanon, TN. (Tennessee State Champion)
2. Preston Shaw Parsons, TN (Tennessee State 2nd Place)
3. Ken Swart Kennesaw, GA
4. Rick Seadler Spring Hill, TN (Tennessee State 3rd Place)
5. Julie Netser Seymour, IN
6. Darin Jester Indianapolis, IN 46221
7. Robbie Swart Kennesaw, GA
8. Richard Knight Lebanon, TN
9. Kristie Nelson Marietta, GA
10. Steve Nelson Canton, GA
Go Vols Chili Jim Kidwell/Nan Neeley Lebanon, TN 1st Place Show (Tennessee Show Champ)
Flashover Chili Darin Jester Indianapolis, IN 2nd Place Show
Billy Chili Billy Witherspoon Mt. Juliet, TN 3rd Place Show
Local - Wilson County Fair Winners
1. Kristi Knight
2. Lisa Knight
3. Jim Kidwell
4. Tom Brashear
5. Ronnie Hobby
6. Billy Eitherspoon
7. Nan Neely
8. Clayton Fisher
From Sherrie Davis:
Just a reminder about this weekend and one big change
We will not have to be off property by 4 on Sunday.
The bar and the pool will be available and those that are bring out their houses can stay on property till Monday Morning.
The Lodge is usually open till 6 on Sunday and the ER said that they would stay open until the last one left.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and making this first cook off a sauces. We are really wanting to have this as an annual.
The Yucca Theater is and easy walk from the Hotel. For those who need transportation from the Hotel to the Yucca Theater.
From Kelly Brignon:
Greetings and Salutations!
In a little over a week, you will all have the opportunity to vote on four open positions on the Board. There are seven outstanding candidates this year and I’d like to take this time to reacquaint myself with many of you.
I am proud to be a member of CASI and I believe wholeheartedly in CASI’s mission. I feel that now is the time to reinvigorate CASI and its message. I truly believe that I am the right person to help lead CASI to bigger and better things. My business experience is something that I am very proud of. It’s not easy to run a business or manage the day to day functions, disasters and people that make a business successful! I have just as many good days as I do bad days and I think one thing that helps me succeed is a positive attitude. I believe that you can accomplish anything when you set your mind to it, work with your team towards a solution, and never, ever take no for an answer. I am a firm believer that teamwork is essential to any organizations’ success and without it, you are simply going to wither away. Knowing the value of your business or organization is a key element to your success – and the ability to respect the opinions, hard work, and leadership of those working with you is an invaluable asset as well. I will strive to work hard for CASI’s cooks, sponsors and charities and I know that my business experience will allow me to help CASI accomplish its goals and work through any challenges that may arise.
I am a hard worker – I believe that you earn people’s respect through working hard and letting your actions speak for themselves. I have never shied away from difficult decisions, tasks, or uncomfortable situations. I am proud of my ability to keep my personal feelings in check and how I’m able to look at the big picture. I am not afraid to speak my mind or ask questions. I am a good listener and I try my very best to get as much information as I can before I make a decision. I’m very logical and analytical and I am always looking for a positive solution. If something isn’t working, then I want to find a better way to do it and get the ball rolling. If an area needs improvement, I’m all for exploring options that will make it work better. And if something is working like clockwork, then leave it alone – you don’t have to reinvent the wheel in the name of progress. Still, it’s important to assess how well your organization is functioning in the event a small improvement can make a world of difference. I am aware that I am a relative newcomer to the chili world with a different outlook on a lot of situations. I believe that I will be a positive addition to the Board.
I also want to stress my commitment to the membership of CASI – representing, retaining and also recruiting it. The more cooks we have supporting our charities, the more sponsors are going to want to be a part of our organization. I work hard to retain both our Pod and CASI members and I’ll talk chili with anyone! I love chili and all of the friends I’ve made over the last six years. I enjoy speaking with new cooks and “reeling them in” so to speak. I also enjoy the wisdom of the long time cooks that I’ve come to know. I want to do what I can to make CASI a stronger organization and to help it continue to support so many wonderful charities across our country. As I said at the beginning of my email, I’m proud to be a member of CASI. I want to represent all of CASI on the Board and help this organization continue spreading its message.
I believe that by listening to all of our members, reviewing what works and what can be improved, and working together to make our organization even stronger, CASI will continue to grow and flourish. I look forward to working for everyone involved with CASI as a Director. I am excited about the opportunities ahead of all of us and how we can all contribute to CASI’s success. I am confident that my business experience, work ethic, positive attitude and leadership abilities will help CASI achieve all of its future goals.
Thank you again for your consideration and I’ll see many of you in Midland. I hope to see all of you on the chili trail!
From Frank Fox:
Results from the Sweetheart Cookoff held at the Houston Elks Lodge for Friday night, the 28th of August:
27 chilis turned in
1. Cary Plocheck
2. Kevin Foley
3. Mike Calahan
4. Cathryn Fertak
5. Scott Woodard
6. Donna Foley
7. Ed Blair
8. Julie Cloninger
9. Steve Cloninger
10. Pat Dozier
1. Sharon Dozier
Results from the 17th Annual Auxiliary Chili Cookoff held at the Houston Elks Lodge for Saturday, the 29th of August
47 chilis turned in
1. Catherine Fertak
2. Julie Cloninger
3. James Benefield
4. Steve Cloninger
5. Matt Rumelhart
6. Dorothy Spishock
7. Taylor Miller
8. Phil Barnes
9. Sharon Dozier
10. Karin Barnes
1. Kathryn Cavender
2. Ken Cooley
3. Cheryl Garrett