In preparation for this coming Saturday’s “Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-Off” in downtown Altus, many business are holding their own “In-House” Chili Cook-Offs. Such was the case for NBC Bank on Friday. Taking 1st place was Elizabeth Marcha. Her chili will represent the bank on Saturday in the contest. Taking 2nd place was Harry McDine, and 3rd place went to Lori Winters. There were six contestants in all vying for the top prize at the bank. Judges, shown here in the second floor lounge in the NBC Building, were, from left, Philip Cox of ATC, Col. Mike Fince of Altus Air Force Base, and local farmer Brad Moreau.