Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Contest offers cash prizes for weight loss. Register as an individual or team.

Jefferson County's popular community wellness program, Movin' Mountains, is back for its 11th year.

The four-month program challenges residents to commit to improving health by losing some pounds and inches on their waist and hips. Participants can compete as individuals or in teams. There are men's and women's divisions for individuals and teams of two, plus a mixed competition, featuring teams of one man and one woman. The contest costs $25 to participate in per competition. However, all of the entry fees go back to participants as cash prizes.

Each division of competition has weight classes within it, the number of which depends on how many people or teams are in the specific division. Scoring is based on percentage of weight and inches lost, so the categories help give more participants an even chance at winning cash and allows for more winners overall. 

The Jefferson County Community Health Department is the primary sponsor. Carolyn Harvey, who has led or co-led Movin' Mountains since it was established, is back to run this year's program. 

Weigh-ins will be held in Warm Springs on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Indian Health Services clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Madras weigh-ins will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and again on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Health office, 715 SW Fourth St., Madras.

For more information on the 2020 Movin' Mountains, see the advertisement on page 10 of this week's Madras Pioneer. In the meantime, pick a partner or go it alone, but get ready to improve your health and fitness.

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