Chili Cook-Off overcomes rainy day

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Madi Bonham, right, looks on as Brittany Erwin, second from right, and Kyler Hayward, third from right, watch Erwin’s spin for a prize at the Commerce Bank booth at the Cassville Chili Cook-Off Saturday. Running the bank’s booth were Fallan Skidmore, left middle, and Kain Topham, left. Kyle Troutman/

2019 Cassville Chili Cook-Off award winners

People’s Choice Awards

Best Chili: Barry County Treatment Court

Jaiden Reibert, left, whose 1976 Chevy El Camino SS won the State Senator Pick, and Hunter Chasteen, whose 1969 Ford F100 won the Chief of Police Pick, posed for a photo next to their trophies and vehicles Saturday at the car show, which ran in conjunction with the Cassville Chili Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/

Best Salsa: Arning

Most Spirited: Barry County Treatment Court

Best Decorated: Arning

Carl Goble winds up some free cotton candy for Cassville Chili Cook-Off visitors Saturday at the booth sponsored by Dr. Kristy Montz-Goble. Kyle Troutman/

Judges Awards

Best Chili:

1. First State Bank

The Car Show, running in conjunction with the Cassville chili Cook-Off this year, featured a number of classic, custom and modern cars for visitors to see. Kyle Troutman/

2. Barry Electric

3. Freedom Bank

Best Salsa:

The Sonic chili dog was on hand Saturday giving out goodie bags at the Cassville Chili Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/

1. Barry County Democrats

2. Barry Electric

3. Barry County Republicans

Judy Hayes pours a cup of chili from the First State Bank booth Saturday. Kyle Troutman/
Brittany Pinnell, left, gives a massage to Thomas Hutchens. Pinnell provides a massage service at the offices of Dr. Lisa Roark. Kyle Troutman/
Those working the Barry County Drug Court booth brought the spirit to the Cassville Chili Cook-Off Saturday, cheering loudly as a bead was added to their “Most Spirited Award” cup. The booth won People’s Choice Best Chili and Most Spirited. Kyle Troutman/
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