Take the short drive to Midland for one of the premiere barbeque and chili cookoffs in West Texas!

Here's all the details:

Chili and Bar-B-Que Cookoff. Held at American Legion Woods Lynch Post 19, 501 Veterans Airpark Rd.

Chili entry fee $25, turn-in 2 PM. Chili grind only. Trophies 1st thru 10th, 1st thru 3rd Showmanship. CASI Rules Apply. Chili Contact Patsy Childress patsy.a.childress@gmail.com, 432-520-4433, 432-425-4473

BBQ State Championship IBCA sanctioned. 1/2 Jointed chicken, turn in Noon. Pork spareribs turn-in 1 PM. Beef brisket turn-in 3 PM. $25 each entry. BBQ Calcutta ends 10 AM. 50% payback + $1,000, 1st p...lace thru 5th. Trophies 1st thru 10th, Grand Champion. For BBQ information contact Bob Lanham 432-557-0044.

All cooks, chili and BBQ are requested to have fire extinguisher and ash container on hand. Calcutta for BBQ, 50/50 drawing, raffle, specialty raffle, silent auction. Look-Good, Feel-Good "sponsor a wig, cap or scarf". Plenty of room for motor homes, trailers and pits, no hookups. Generators okay.

Cooks' meal 6:30 to 7:30 Friday. Benefits Gifts of Hope, Hope House and Look-Feel good shop. Room rate at Plaza Inn 4108 Big Spring St, 432-686-8733. $104 per night.