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BBQ competition organizers aiming to bring big one to Sweet Home

The air was clouded by smoke over the weekend at Radiator Supply House in Sweet Home, but it was good smoke: the kind that creates top-notch barbecue.

And that's what was happening as the local J&C Barbecue hosted its first-ever competition, the 2021 Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff, with the help of the radiator manufacturing firm and a bunch of local sponsors who ponied up cash for prizes and liquid refreshments for 41 teams that signed up to compete and a healthy crowd of guests invited to help organizers do a dry run for what they hope will be a much more public event next year.

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