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SPY's Newsletter 3/22/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #185


Euchre Tournament Report

The fabled “Showdown On Main Street” SPY’s Annual Euchre Tournament is now in the books. The swampers have been in to mop up all of the tears and shattered dreams of the record setting 40 participants who turned out to try their hand at this pasteboard classic. Here are some highlights:

· The Grand Overall Champion was Darren Bosworth with a score of 90. He won a beautiful brand new MSU basketball signed by Coach Tom Izzo.

· The Men’s First Place Champion was Gordie Erb with a score of 82.

· The Women’s First Place Champion was Heather Coin with a score of 77.

· Last Place for the men was Rich Coppess with a 46.

· Last Place for the women was Katie Terpstra with a 45.

Once again our tournament was headed up by the fantastic team of Casey & Beth Shettler. They would like to send out a BIG thanks to the following prize donors:

Swede’s Restaurant

John & Sandy Fisher

Stacy Doran and the Lakewood High School Design Team

The Lakewood High School Drama Program

Here Are The Victors

(Pictured left to right---Gordie Erb; Heather Coin; Darren Bosworth)

Wild Game Dinner Update

Wild Game Dinner Event Chairman Pete Weller (517-743-1642) has announced that he is taking preliminary orders for the usually sold out Wild Game Dinner tickets. This year’s coast will be $40. “I am sorry to everyone, but due to the increase in costs of most everything, this needs to happen.” “Please keep in mind the funds raised support the SPY’s various youth and community programs.”

SSAA Is Still Looking For Umpires

The Sunfield Summer Athletic Association (the SSAA) is looking for some folks interested in umpiring ball games this coming youth baseball and softball season. This is a CASH paying job! For more information, or to sign up for duty, please contact Steve Grosshans at 269-838-6459.


· John & Sandra Fisher made donations to the Scholarship Fund in memory of Jack Estep and Bob Harms.

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 23rd. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.

· Notable Quote: “If you look at what you have in life, you will always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you will never have enough.”---Oprah Winfrey

· That’s Puny Department: I went to this horrible bar called The Fiddle. It really was a vile inn.

· Did You Know Section: The reason that the US Naval Academy has a goat for a mascot is that goats used to be common on ships as a source of dairy products. Goats were smaller and safer than cows at sea and they can even swim.


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