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ANOTHER MINUTE: New support group keeps pounds off

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MTMC’s Bariatric Services recently announced its seminar and support group schedules for 2012, offering additional services to those suffering from obesity.

The free seminars are the first mandatory step in the bariatric surgery program, according to a press release. Four seminars will be held each month in 2012, and both day and evening seminars are offered in an attempt to meet the needs of anyone interested.

“For those who have undergone weight loss surgery, bariatric support group meetings can be very helpful,” according to the press release. “MTMC Bariatric Services offers free support groups each month during the day and evening. Support group activities and topics range from healthy cooking and recipe swaps to tips on how to read food labels or manage stress and aerobic exercise.”

The Bariatric Center will also hold a birthday celebration from 6-8 p.m. March 22, as well as a Spring Fashion Swap from 3-7 p.m. on April 10. Both of these events are open to all bariatric patients and their families.

All seminars and support group meetings will be held at the Bariatric Services’ new location in MTMC’s Seton Medical Office Building, located on MTMC’s new campus at Medical Center Parkway.

Visit mtmcweightloss.org or call 615-396-4965 for more information.


Fashion retailer maurices has launched its second annual Main Street Model Search, the company announced this week.

The young women’s retailer is looking for 12 real girls in all sizes to model maurices clothing in upcoming fall, holiday and spring campaigns.

“Through last year’s Main Street Model Search, we were able to express maurices’ passion for embracing real girls from hometowns across America,” said Brad Hartmann, maurices vice president of marketing.

“We’re excited to give another group of women the opportunity to live their dream of modeling while demonstrating what the maurices brand is all about: fashion, fun and giving back.”

According to a press release, women ages 18 and older can enter maurices Main Street Model Search online until Feb. 17 to upload photos of themselves, write a short essay and provide other key details.

For more information, visit maurices.com or mauricesmainstreetmodel.com.  


The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club will host the seventh annual Polar Bear Golf Tournament on Saturday at Indian Hills Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

The tournament, presented by Beaman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, will offer a continental breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m., a press release announced. Tournament fees are $75 per individual, or $300 for a team of four, and in addition to breakfast, include lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, range balls, cart rental and green fees, plus goodie bags and prizes in two flights.

Additional sponsorships are also available, including the opportunity to sponsor a hole for just $100. All funds raised will go to fund the Exchange Club Family Center, community projects and youth scholarships.

“We are thrilled to once again offer the Polar Bear Golf Tournament,” said Nancy McGill, president of the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club. “What a great way to spend a Saturday, by playing some golf and contributing to a great cause!”

The Exchange Club is comprises men and women working together to make the community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.

For additional information, contact McGill at 615-410-3721.
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