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SPY's Newsletter 3/15/2024

SPY’s Community Newsletter


SPY’s Salute Conrad Beeler

A BIG Sunfield Area SPY salute goes out to Conrad Beeler for recently renewing his SPY Platinum Sponsorship for 2024!  Thank you Conrad!  We appreciate your continued support!

Easter Egg Hunt

Other Upcoming Events

·      THIS Saturday, March 16th marks the return of the SPY annual Euchre Tournament, also known as “The Showdown On Main Street”.  It will be held at the Sunfield Community Rooms on Main Street.  The doors will open at 6 PM and the cards will fly at 6:30 PM.  The cost is $20 per couple.  Are you a single player that would like to participate?  We can accommodate you.  Single players will be added to a waiting list until another single player comes along, then we will pair you up. You MUST sign-up in advance by calling or texting Shana Cappon at 517-331-0219.


·      On Saturday March 23rd. the SPY's will once again host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament / fund-raiser to benefit the SPY's various youth and community programs.  This event is open to everyone!  It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa.  Contact event Chairman Jeff Gibbs (517-930-6989) for details or to sign-up.

·      The next Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament we are scheduled to work will take place Monday, March 25th. thru Thursday, March 28th.  We are seeking volunteers for all or parts of the early shifts on Monday and Tuesday that start at 10:45 AM and go until 6 PM, and all or parts of the late shifts on Wednesday and Thursday that start at 6:15 PM and go until closing.  Questions?  Or, to sign up for a shift call Seth DeMott at 517-599-1583.


·      The first Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-up Is on the horizon.  The SPY's sponsor a trash pick-up event along M-43 from Round Lake Road on the west side of town to Shaytown Road on the east side of town, three times a year in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation program.  We welcome any and all volunteers!  This year’s first pick-up date is set for Saturday, April 13th. The other two pick-up dates for 2024 are Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, September 21st.  Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

Employment Opportunities

1.   Belinda Gulley of the “Caterpillar Clubhouse” childcare facility here in Sunfield has the following employment opportunities currently available:


Three Full-Time Positions in Sunfield


One Full-Time position in Grand Ledge


Interested in finding out more or applying?  Give Belinda a call at 517-974-8068.


2.   Empire Motors of Lansing is looking for auto mechanics.  If interested, call Gabriel at 313-574-3171.


3.   Agriculture Specialist Eaton Conservation District is hiring a technician to assist farms and forest landowners in managing their land using best management practices and accepted environmental standards. The technician will be trained to deliver services through the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). MAEAP is a voluntary, confidential, non‐regulatory program. The Technician is responsible for delivering on‐farm technical assistance in Eaton and Ingham Counties. As part of the Conservation District Team, the MAEAP Technician will also be involved in projects that support sustainable forestry, habitat management, ground and surface water protection, and related activities that educate the public and conserve natural resources. There are many opportunities for learning and growth in this position, as part of a team that is enthusiastic, passionate, supportive, and working in a fast‐paced environment. Eaton Conservation District is based in Charlotte, Michigan, about 30 minutes southwest of Lansing. Eaton Conservation District strives to be the regional leader providing professional consultation, education, and outreach to a variety of stakeholders in conserving, improving, and sustaining our natural resources and environment. The climate of the area lends itself to a very diverse mix of agriculture, including orchards and small fruit, vegetables, row crops, floriculture, dairy, and livestock operations. The natural landscape is a valued aspect of the local community and economy, and the rivers, lakes, and forests lend themselves to ample opportunities for hiking, fishing, hunting, paddling, boating and more for the outdoor enthusiast.    You can get further information at: Eaton Conservation District 551 Courthouse Drive, Suite 3 Charlotte, Michigan 48813 517‐543‐1512 x 5 Position Posting:

Eaton County Special Recycling Dates Announced

Eaton County’s Department of Resource Recovery is pleased to announce the 2024 Household Hazardous Waste event schedule.

For your connivance, they have listed each of their events below.

Registration is required and has officially opened for these collection events and will be available until the Wednesday prior to the date of the event at Noon.

Please visit their website Recycling Events page to view event flyers, register for events, and sign-up to volunteer.



At the website, simply review the event flyer for the event you are interested in for all of the details.


SPRING CLEAN UP: May 18, 2024, 9 am – 2 pm in Delta Township


RECYCLING FEVER: June 15, 2024, 9 am – 2 pm in Charlotte


RECYCLE-PALOOZA: August 10, 2024, 9 am - 1 pm in Charlotte


Remember to visit their website Recycling Events page for more information.  Or, call Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery at (517) 543-3686

 The SPY’s Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night Big Winners Part #1



This year there were two Sports Afield gun safes that were up for grabs.  They were won by Mary Moyer and John Nagel.


Yvette Davis won a $750 Sybaris Pool Suites “Get Away”.


Buddy Collins took home a Ruger 9mm carbine rifle.

Parting Comments


·      Deep Thought of the Week: A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.


·      Notable Quote:  “I’ve learned that some things are just better left unsaid---and usually I realize it right after I say them.”


·      That’s Puny Department: “Life is a gamble,” a Mother Cabbage told her offspring, Brussels Sprout.  “You have to weather storms and drought.  You have to fend off animals, bugs, mold, and rot.  But if you hang in there, you’ll grow.”  “I’ll try,” said the little Sprout.  “But how long does this take?  When should I stop growing?”  “As with any other gamble,” said Mother Cabbage, “Quit when you’re a head.”

·      Did You Know Section: The modern bicycle — originally called a “safety bicycle” because it wasn’t as treacherous as a big-wheel penny farthing — was invented in the 1880s, ushering in the 1890s bike craze in America. Cycling was especially popular with women, as it offered a freedom they didn’t have before, such as easier means to travel where they pleased, go on unchaperoned dates, or skip church. Female cyclists also began wearing bloomers under skirts, which, in the eyes of some who disapproved, were a little too close to pants. The popularity of cycling (and its implications for women’s empowerment) caused something of a moral panic. Men weren’t immune — some religious leaders worried about physical exertion, competitiveness, and performance-enhancing drugs — but women got the bulk of the ire. Cycling, some medical authorities claimed at the time, could lead to uterine displacement, or a new condition called “bicycle face.”


Descriptions and alleged causes of bicycle face varied; according to one magazine, a woman suffering from the malady would be “usually flushed, but sometimes pale, often with lips more or less drawn, and the beginning of dark shadows under the eyes, and always with an expression of weariness.” One physician said that those suffering from bicycle face have “an anxious look and an unwholesome pallor.” Others said that symptoms include a clenched jaw and bulging eyes. Nobody was immune to bicycle face, but women were considered much more susceptible. Theories as to the cause included overexertion from trying to keep the bike balanced, bad posture, or even a more spiritual cause: riding bikes on the Sabbath. Fortunately for cyclists, the crisis subsided in the early 1900s as the bicycle became more commonplace and hand-wringers turned their anxiety toward automobiles — and, naturally, “horseless carriage face.”


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 Community Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the mailing list.

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