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The Owen County Health Center hosted its first annual community weight loss competition called Waist Management. The 12-week weight loss program began on Jan. 5, with 95 participants from Owen County. The male winner was Nronjie Blamoh (top photo) who lost 43 pounds and 22.16 percent of his body weight. The female winner was Jennifer Gregory (bottom photo) who lost 44.6 pounds and 21.34 percent of her body weight. The winners split the jackpot of $1,780. Local participants found success with the program, Richard Kent of Owenton credits the Waist Management program as a great way to hold himself more accountable when making healthy food choices. The program ended March 28, with an over all group weight loss of 652.34 pounds. Special thanks to weigh in sites: Itron, Owen County Schools, Owen County Circuit Court, First Farmers, and New Horizons. For more information about next year’s weight loss competition contact Katie Gilson at 502-484-5736.