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The 2014-2015 Fourth Friday Speaker Series  

Upcoming Speakers:

NBC's Biggest Loser Contestant Jay Sheets

October 24, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Fine Arts Theater , Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO (map)

The public is invited to attend the Fourth Friday presentation by Jay Sheets at 10 a.m., October 24, in the Fine Arts Theatre at MAC’s Park Hills campus. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, contact Amy McKenna-Jones, (573) 518-2146 or The lecture is free and open to the public.

Season 15 Biggest Loser contestant Jay Sheets fought with his weight for many years. As a young adult, Sheets stayed active riding horses, playing football, and hunting.


While at Murray State University in Kentucky, he was an active member of the Rodeo Team, in which he team-roped and steer-wrestled. After college, Sheets competed in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He battled with the struggles of losing his childhood home in a devastating fire and his parents’ divorce after 38 years of marriage.


Suffering from hypertension and sleep apnea caused Sheets to dig deeper into his reasons for being overweight. He wanted to be more available to his children who are ages 5 and 11. His job in the food industry had him on the road selling food to convenience stores and local restaurants.


At 39 years of age, Sheets was determined to make a change. Weighing 297 pounds, he headed to The Biggest Loser Ranch to begin a new journey.


February 27, 2015:

To be announced

Previous Speakers:

Representative Paul Fitzwater

Representative Kevin Engler

Representative Elaine Gannon

Representative Linda Black

Senator Gary Romine

Colonel Glen VanHerck

Representative Kevin Engler

3rd District Senate Candidate Debate (Romine/Fallert)

115th District Candidate Debate (Emerson/McCane)

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Rep. Linda Black

Dr. Frank Nickell

Senator Kevin Engler

J.C. Kuessner

Michael and Melissa Goldsmith

Michael Alesandrini

Candy Zarcone    

MAC TRIO Programs

Rep. Shelley Keeney

Hon. Stanley A. Grimm

Rep. Steven Tilley

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April 2014

February 2014

October 2013

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October 2012

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October 2011

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