3 chefs, 1 kitchen equals big gumbo

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto will join with former Alabama All-American and Miami Dolphin All-Pro football player Bob Baumhower and his executive chef, Steve Zucker, to create the world’s largest gumbo Saturday.

This “LouisiBama Gumbo Bowl” will help raise money for Nick’s Kids Fund and Caring Days Adult Day Care, nonprofit groups working in the Tuscaloosa community hit by tornadoes this year.

The recipe calls for 750 pounds of shrimp, 450 pounds catfish fillets, 100 pounds claw crabmeat, 50 pounds white crabmeat, 200 pounds alligator meat, 25 pounds Louisiana crawfish tail meat and 10 gallons of oysters with liquid, according to an LSU news release.

The gumbo will be served during the pre-game tailgate before the LSU and University of Alabama football game Saturday night.

Teschke backs Clark for coroner

Former East Baton Rouge Parish coroner candidate Eric Teschke announced Monday he is endorsing coroner candidate William “Beau” Clark.

“It is clearly time for a change,” Teschke said in a news release provided by Clark’s campaign.

“(Shannon) Cooper has had eight years to make significant changes that would benefit the public and has failed to do so.”

Clark got several hundred more votes than two-term incumbent Shannon Cooper in the Oct. 22 primary election.

Clark and Cooper, both Republicans, are in a runoff. The general election is Nov. 19. Cooper received 27,780 votes, or 34 percent, in the primary election. Clark garnered 28,387 votes, or 34 percent.

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Teschke, a Democrat, narrowly missed the runoff, bringing in 26,711 votes, or 32 percent of the vote.

Clark said he is pleased to have Teschke’s endorsement.

“In the field of emergency medicine, we both understand the importance of caring for people on a daily basis and finding the right solution in a timely manner,” he said.

Volunteers needed to help honor vets

LAFAYETTE - Volunteers are needed to help honor more than 58,000 Vietnam War veterans when a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial travels to Lafayette Nov. 17-21.

“The Wall That Heals,” a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on exhibit at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

Volunteers are needed to read the veterans’ names in shifts and to help visitors find names on the wall.

The opening ceremony for “The Wall That Heals” exhibit will be at noon Nov. 17 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. A closing ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 20, however, the wall not be disassembled until 8 a.m. Nov. 21.

To volunteer or make a donation, contact Tom Grote at (337) 266-7136 or at twgrote@cox.net

For more information about “The Wall That Heals,” visit http://www.vvmf.org.