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December 15, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 held its monthly awards meeting Dec. 8.

The chapter had 81 members weigh in and 45 members with perfect attendance. The group had a net loss for the month.

The Division I winner was Angie Youngblood with a 7 1/4-pound loss, and the Division II winner was Janice Frye with a 4 3/4-pound loss. Youngblood, Edna Jones and Joann Little each had six consecutive weeks of loss and all three ladies had perfect attendance with no gains. Youngblood also was awarded with one-quarter way to goal and 30 pounds loss. Vergie Smith received her three-quarter way to goal charm. Louise Kline received her charm for a 40-pound loss, Edna Jones for 20 pounds and Maida Law for 10 pounds. The group had 12 KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) members who were at or below goal all month. The Shining Stars for November were Louise Kline and Elsie Horst.


Kline is the newest KOPS. She is the 22nd member to become a KOPS. That is nearly one-third of the membership. The chapter is proud of its many KOPS.

Donna Blackowitz, group leader, won the "Get-R-Done" contest with an 8 1/4-pound loss this week. She said she really watched what she ate this week. After the meeting, the group traveled to Mountain Gate for its Christmas party.

Everyone had a great time and would like to thank the committee for a terrific job.

Gordana Ritchie will lead today's program.

The chapter welcomes visitors on Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7:15 to 9:20 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 had quite a few members receive awards for losing pounds over the past four weeks. Wonderful job, friends.

Wednesday's meeting will be a weigh-in only.

The group plans to go to Bob Evans for its Christmas party. Also, the chapter will not meet Wednesday, Dec. 24, but it will meet Wednesday, Dec. 31.

The group meets each Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road. The weigh-in is at 8:45 a.m. with the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279.

Saint Mary Catholic School news

On Tuesday, the fifth-graders will be attending outdoor school.

Friday will be the last day of school before the Christmas break.

The school is looking for Saint Mary alumni. For more information, call the school at 301-733-1184 or e-mail info@stmarycatho

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