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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2004

TOPS losers are big winners

Take off Pounds Sensibly No. AK 189 in Kenai lost a total of 97 pounds in 2003. The average weight loss was 10.10 pounds per member. Best loser was Sylvia Jameson with a loss of 60.50 pounds. The club had six no-gain meetings during the year.

TOPS meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Weigh-ins begin at 9:45 a.m. Community members interested in losing weight through a change in lifestyle and eating habits, along with moral support are invited to attend.

State Recognition Days will be held April 22 through 24 in Soldotna. Registration will be at the Aspen Hotel. Activities for the event will take place at both the Aspen Hotel and Peninsula Grace Church. The theme from this year is "Hats off to TOPS."

Peninsula Winter Games dog-pull results announced

The Alaska K-9 Weight Pull Association recently held a weight pulling event at the Peninsula Winter Games. Winners are as follows:

Ultralight division, 0 to 55 pounds: First place, Kat Gambill and Rasberry with 800 pounds; second place, Kelly Griffin and Navada with 650 pounds; third place, Kat Gambill and Zach with 500 pounds; and fourth place, Shirlene Easling and Maggie with 200 pounds.

Lightweight division, 55 to 85 pounds: First place, Juli Hermanns and Kiska with 1,250 pounds; second place, Kelley Griffin and Blue with 1,100 pounds; third place, Juli Hermanns and Nestle with 950 pounds; fourth place, Kat Gambill and Lookumuk with 800 pounds; fifth place, Susan Mueller and Echo with 350 pounds; and sixth place, Kelley Griffin and Buddy with 350 pounds.

Middleweight division, 85 to 125 pounds: First place, Donnavon and Snow with 950 pounds; second place, Lyle and Sebastian with 800 pounds; and third place, Jeanne Dirks and Artic with 650 pounds.

Heavyweight division: First place, Dean Fritz and Garth with 1,850 pounds; second place, Paul Wood and George with 1,550 pounds; and third place, Bob Dickinson and Strider with 1,250 pounds.

Special awards went to Kiska for Best Dog, Pound for Pound for pulling 16.13 times her body weight; Strider for Best Novice Dog, Pound for Pound; Garth for Most Weight Pulled; and Strider for Most Weight Pulled, Novice.

In the "My Buddy and Me" children's weight-pull competition, the winners were:

Ultralight division, 0 to 55 pounds: First place, Tri Pollard and Duke with 135 pounds.

Lightweight division, 55 to 85 pounds: First place, Chelsea Chess and Max with 350 pounds; second place, Chelsea Chess and Bill with 250 pounds; and third place, Victoria Silk and Casey with 200 pounds.

Middleweight division, 85 to 125 pounds: First place, Race and Brutus with 35 pounds.

Most weight pulled was Duke with 4.82 times his body weight.

Sponsors of the event were the Peninsula Winter Games, Spenard Builders Supply, Canine Caviar and Rae's Harness Shop.

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