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  • Writer's pictureChristina Grosshans

SPY's Newsletter 11/6/2021

SPY’s Community Newsletter #165 (11/6/21)

Thank You Texas Hold ‘Em Volunteers! A HUGE Sunfield Area SPY salute goes out to the fine folks that responded to our plea for volunteers to help out at the first Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser that we have been able to work at in over a year and a half thanks to COVID. A tremendous thank you goes out to the following great crew: Jeff Gibbs (the event chairman) (2 shifts) Betsy Gibbs John Fisher (3 shifts) Mandy Peabody Shari Woodman Rodney Clark DeAnna Clark (2 shifts) Wayne Simmons (2 shifts) Dewie Miller Zeke Cappon Christina Grosshans Rene Strimbeck Craig Cappon We wish to send out a special acknowledgement, (not that all our volunteers aren’t special), to Denise Newman who read about our need for volunteers to sell chips in a SPY’s Community Newsletter. She called and said she was willing to help even though she had never worked at a Texas Hold ‘Em, and ended up sticking around for four shifts! That folks is commitment on steroids! We can’t begin to tell you how important these Texas Hold “Em fundraisers are to our ability to provide the many youth and community programs the SPY’s support. Thank you volunteers! You all are special! Looking Ahead We are scheduled to work a final Hold ‘Em event for the year that will be coming up Wednesday, December 1st thru Saturday, December 4th. Stay tuned for details on that one. Retirement Wishes It is with a deep sense of melancholy that we report that our good friends Dan & Lynn Babbitt of S & K Trophy, who’s business is north of town, are retiring. They have been doing our trophies and awards for years and have always done an excellent job. We thank them for their fine service and wish them well. News Flash From The Lakewood Community Council The Lakewood Community Council is now accepting applications for its annual Christmas Baskets distribution. Low-income families living in the Lakewood school district may apply by completing the application if they meet the criteria, and returning the form to the address on the form. Forms can be mailed or dropped of at Central United Methodist Church, 912 Fourth Ave., Lake Odessa. (Drop box after hours.) Forms are available at all 4 community libraries; Clarksville, Lake Odessa, Sunfield, and Woodland as well as at most area churches and Manna’s Market. The baskets will be packed December 8-10. Baskets will be delivered to doorsteps on Saturday morning, Dec. 11. Families applying for baskets should plan to be at home at that time. The deadline to apply is November 19. For further information, please contact Kay Barcroft at 269-945-4518. Contributions · Ron & Marlene McDiarmid made donations in memory of Dean William Binder and Dorothy McDiarmid McKeeman. Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: You only have so much emotional energy each day. Don’t fight battles that don’t matter.

  • NEWS FLASH---Did you hear about Buddy Collins getting thrown out of a Lansing park after arranging the squirrels by height? It seems they didn’t like him critter sizing.

• Notable Quote: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you read but by the seeds that you sow.”---Robert Louis Stevenson • That’s Puny Department: Just before I die, I’m going to swallow a bag of popcorn kernels. My cremation is going to be epic! • Did You Know Section: 1874 Locust Plague: The Rocky Mountain locust became a huge pest in the summer of 1874 when the largest recorded swarm of this insect descended on the Great Plains. It is estimated that 124 billion insects formed swarm 1,800 miles long and 110 miles wide. Notices 1. If there is any organization or business out there that has something they would like to advertise or promote, please feel free to submit it to this Newsletter and we will help publicize it. There is no charge. We are glad to provide this means as a public service to help keep the community informed. 2. If you are looking for further information about the SPY’s events---Corporate or Platinum Sponsorship information---scholarship forms---youth sports reimbursement forms---past SPY newsletters---etc.---just go to the SPY website at 3. NOTE: If you know of anyone who would like to receive these SPY’s Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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