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Bev's Burner
Some's Hot, Some's Not 

By B.K. Carter

"Bev Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend Star, winner of numerous state and national awards. She has been a voice of Fort Bend's largest circulated newspaper for 30 years."


Mark Dumas and Judy Kveton were first place winners.

Jay Onstead and Johnny Pustka, second place winners.

Lou Peyton and Bev Carter, both trying to talk at the same time.

Oh, what a night...I keep forgetting to write about the results of the Gin Tournaments. I told you about the Womenís Gin Tournament. The Menís Tournament was won by Mark Dumas-first, Johnnie Pustka-second, and Mack McCune-third.

The winning women were supposed to play their male counterparts, but both sides had some no-shows.

Mark Dumas and Judy Kveton were the first place winners. Mark is a real card player. In the past, he has won five gin tournaments, and come in second in five more. His winning streak continued as he beat Judy Kveton like a rented mule. When someone wins as much as Mark, he is both lucky in drawing good cards, but he is a very good player and can keep up with 52 cards at one time.

Second place winners were Johnnie Pustka and Camile Aldrich. Camile was a no-show, so Jay Onstad substituted and played Johnnie for second place honors. Johnnie, who has played for years and has a rep in the gin world, lost to Jay in two games.

I had previously told you about winning third place due to pure luck. Remember how I told you I didnít hit but one red light between Missouri City and Richmond so I knew my luck was up and running. The third place menís winner, Mack McCune was also a no show, as no doubt he had heard of my reputation and got out of town.

The same thing happened the ight we were supposed to play the men. I didnít hit but one red light and I took that as a harbinger of my luck for the night.

Sure enough, I beat poor Lou Peyton, who substituted for McCune, like a red-headed step-child. He couldnít buy a hand and I, on the other hand, couldnít lose.

It was all in good fun and both groups gave the money they raised to Sandra Croft to help with her medical bills. She has many expenses insurance doesnít pay.

Tom Ledkins and Judy Kveton put the tournaments together and of course, The Swinging Door provided the location and food. Thanks to all these people.

Sorry.....I said last week that the deadline for signing up to run for local office Is on March 13. Our elections administrator reminded me that the date was actually Tuesday, March 9. I told him that it was confusing on the website, but when I checked today to see if they had cleared up the confusion on the web site, they hadnít and they were all out for training.

Okay, so the deadline is March 9. Since the election is May 9, this means the last day to register to vote, if you havenít done so since moving here, is April 9.

There will be various open positions in various political subdivisions where those serving decided not to run. And we already have various challenges to incumbents. Iíll tell you about them next week, or weíll run a story elsewhere in the newspaper about what position have been filed by whom.

Contact bkcstar@earthlink.net, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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