Team Wood & Huston Bank wins 2014 Mid-Day Optimist spelling bee

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Wood & Huston Bank adult spelling bee team of (from left to right) Rosie Hammer, Brenda Randolph, Janice Chastine and Lana Crawford, spell themselves to victory at the 15th annual Mid-Day Optimist Club's Adult Team Spelling Bee contest Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. (Jesse Brown/Democrat-News)

Michelle Pointer announces the words that the Ashford Agency, the Tarbenders and Exchange Bank teams had to spell at the 15th annual Mid-Day Optimist Club's Adult Team Spelling Bee contest Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event raised $6,800 in funds to support many projects the Mid-Day Optimist Club have to help the youth in Saline County throughout the year. (Jesse Brown/Democrat-News)
Col. Seth Conner (right) speaks during the auction part while Susan Pointer (left) holds the basket up for auction at the 15th annual Mid-Day Optimist Club's Adult Team Spelling Bee contest Saturday, March 1. Despite the weather forecast and other events in town, the event saw about 200 people. Michelle Pointer, chairman of the spelling bee, said it went "absolutely fantastic." (Jesse Brown/Democrat-News)
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