TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the United Methodist Church, 201 E Broadway on Thursday, June 14. For their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Leader, Sheryl Ann Walker called the meeting to order. Carol and Kay led us in singing “We’ve Found the Way” to the tune of America The Beautiful.

We said our pledges.

Juanita led us in a series of stretching exercises.

Sheryl Ann led us in roll call and walking report. Twenty-eight weighed in today and we had a 24.8 lb. loss.

Traci was the weeks best loser with a loss of 4.2 lbs. Congratulations Traci.

Marble game: Juanita won the right to draw but did not get the winning one.

Contest report: Warren said there were a lot of quarters taken out of jars today.

Sheryl reported she has been putting TOPS information in local business and has packets ready for Jan, Steve and Juanita to take to other places.  Sheryl said she talked with Kevin at Evans and he can send people to do programs for us.

Sheryl said she received information from TOPS. My Day One is revised and will be available to all as an insert in the October-November issue of TOPS News.

Jean talked with Claudia and offered our help with Fall Rally. She wants our chapter to put on a couple of skits for fall rally and for the KOPS to talk about the KOPS Society.  Fall Rally will be in Bolivar on Oct. 13.

Mark your calendars for the KOPS Society meeting in Springfield first Saturday in August.

Sheryl reported she did not get many people volunteering for jobs.

Carol and Steve had the program today.

In honor of flag day and the theme of Carol’s program, Fresh fruits her husband made a flag using fruits and yogurt.

Carol took her program from TOPS Real People Real Life book.

She asked what fruits have Potassium in them other than bananas. Cantaloupe, oranges, honey dew and apricots have a large amount of potassium.

There is no cholesterol in fruits.

There is fiber in fruits with raspberries having the most.

Fruits have antioxidants with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries having the most.

By the way we learned raspberries and strawberries are not really a berry.

Carol then turned the program over to Steve. We have three members who are veterans, Steve, Warren and Melissa. Steve gave a history of the flag. In 1949 Harry Truman declared June 14, as Flag Day.

He told us the meaning of the red, white and blue in our flag.

We are proud to honor our veterans and our flag and our nation.

Carol’s fruit dessert was enjoyed by all.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME.”

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday morning in the Methodist Church, 201 E Broadway, El Dorado Springs. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for 70 years. We welcome women and men of all ages and couples are encouraged to join. We currently have two couples in our group who have found it fun and encouraging. We encourage healthy eating and offer support through our chapter and the National Chapter of TOPS. We have a lot of fun in our weight loss journey and make lifelong friendships. First visit is free with no obligation.

For more information, call Sheryl Walker at 417 876 5699, Linda Hall at 417 876 6467, TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

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