The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group of Mesquite, NV, recently elected and installed officers. Linda Evans is the new leader. Other officers are Kay Mercer, Co-leader; Brenda Uhle, Treasurer; Karen Friant, Asst. Treasurer; Carrie Thunell, Secretary; Linda hayward, Asst. Secretary; Jane Zuehlsdorff, Weight Recorder; and Kathy Souba, Asst. Weight Recorder. Other members were appointed to various positions and committees.

Founded in 1948, TOPS has been helping and supporting our members to take off and keep off pounds sensibly for nearly 70 years. Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs. A hands-on, pounds-off approach to weight loss®.TOPS doesn’t pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don’t promise quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the “perfect” body. Instead we focus on health.

You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can’t guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight. NV Tops 0143 in Mesquite meets on Wednesday afternoons in the Community Room at the America First Credit Union, 590 W Mesquite Blvd. Weigh-in begins at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate.