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Bison & fries a winner for Parrish lady

A bow to Emily Zollner, whose stacked filet of bison sandwich with chili cheese fries was “Ted’s Secret Ingredient Showdown Champion” at Ted’s Montana Grill in Atlanta.

“I’ve never made it before, but I’ve already got lots of requests from friends and family,” said the Parrish woman.

Emily’s dish gets a featured place on the menu, a free culinary weekend in New York City, cookware and a year’s free food at Ted’s Montana Grill.

n Oh, no! Karen Weaver hit the Big 5-0!

n A salute to Kimberly Pierce, new USAF second lieutenant bound for Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, from Lynn, Fred and Lauren Pierce.

n Clayton Levi Cochran, who knew President Ronald Reagan as a young man in Iowa, is 103.

n The Gulf Shore Animal League’s Independence Day Kitty Adopt-A-Thon is 11 a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Co., 4404 State Road 64 E.

Visit, or call 747-2284.

nUh, oh! Deputy Paul Harris hit the Big 4-0!

n Hernando De Soto Historical Society’s 2010 honorees were:

Butch Powell — Dr. W. D. Sugg Award for Outstanding Conquistador.

Chris Wilkinson — Royal S. Kellogg Award for Creativity & Initiative.

Paul Sharff — General Chairman’s award for Exceptional Service.

Vernon DeSear — W. A. Manning Award for Community Service.

Bill Hennel — Paul Meyers Sr. Award for Overall Service.

Roy McKenzie — Carter Ives Award for Outstanding Committeeman.

Johnny Jander — Don C. McMullen Award for Outstanding New Conquistador.

Bob Revels — Rafael de Soto Award for Contributions Over Past 20 Years.

Dave Clark and Martin Sharkey — Harold C. Rouse Award for Outstanding New Applicant.

Mark Goodson — Robert Hoffman Award For Past Hernando.

Joe Miller — President’s Award for Special Thanks and Recognition.

Mike Galyean, Courtesy Cleaners — Mary Parker Award for Philanthropy.

Gus Sokos — 2010-11 president.

Gary Kortzendorf — 2010-11 general chairman.

Charlie Hackney — 2010-11 president-elect.

n Village Green’s Jo Stebbins is 90.

n The Care Net Mana- sota Pregnancy Center Fashion Show is 10 a.m. July 17 at Ballard Elementary, 912 18th St. W., Bradenton.

Call 751-1966 or e-mail

Vin Mannix, local columnist, can be reached at 745-7055, or write him at Bradenton Herald, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206 or e-mail him at Please include a phone number for verification.