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SPY's Newsletter 3/25/2023

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Easter Egg Hunt

Special Announcement From The Library The Library’s hours of operation are changing April 1st. In an effort to provide more services to more patrons, the Library is shifting hours. The new hours will be Tuesday thru Friday from 1 PM to 7 PM. Saturdays will remain the same, from 9 AM to 1 PM. This will allow for possible children’s programs, as well as making other services available earlier in the day.

News Briefs · Jeff Gibbs, Chairman of the SPY’s Second Annual “No Tap” Bowling Tournament would like to send out a BIG Thank You for the superb assistance with the Tournament from the following fine folks: Craig Cappon Betsy Gibbs Cindy Bosworth Morgan Grumley More details on the event will be coming your way soon! · In the last Community Newsletter we were seeking our reader’s assistance in helping to identify a couple of gentlemen that had won two of the major prizes at the SPY’s Wild Game Dinner / Sportsman’s Night held recently. Ginger Howe reported in that the person standing next to the mega-grill he had won was Gerry Stoll. So, we have solved one of the mysteries. However, we are still trying to determine who the gentleman is relaxing comfortably in the chair from Mapes Furniture. C’mon, who is he? · 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 22nd. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

· The Sunfield Community Foundation is still seeking a couple of volunteers to be on this year’s Scholarship Application Review Committee. If you are interested in serving, or would like further information as to what’s involved, please call John Fisher at 517-648-0969. · In the last Community Newsletter we told you about how the Sunfield Recycling Center is now the major recipient for Agricultural Film Plastics processing. We have been provided some additional information in regards to this new program. Before bringing AG plastic to the Sunfield Recycling Center new customers must register with the Eaton County Resource Recovery office before it can be accepted. The county needs to have a billing address and phone number. For everything you need to know about this program, log on to: Once there, go to Agricultural Film Plastic Processing, then click on “Schedule Appointment”, then “Registration Form”. Parting Comments • Deep Thought of the Week: You know when you buy a bag of salad and it gets all brown and soggy? Cookies don’t do that.

· Notable Quote: “It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone."---Andy Rooney · That’s Puny Department: This week I present to you an ultra special intellectual groaner. It has a special English tint to it and will make even the MENSA’s out there scratch their chins. Here goes. What is an ig?” Do you have any idea what an ig is? An ig is an Inuit’s house without a toilet. · Did You Know Section: In the fading days of the Roman Empire, a sixteen-year-old boy was abducted into slavery by savages outside the border of the civilized world. They took him to a remote land beyond the sea, where he labored under the harshest conditions. The boy had never been very religious, but in desperation he began to pray to God every day that he might survive his horrible ordeal. After more than five years in bondage, he was able to escape. He walked two hundred miles to a seaport, where he found passage on a ship that carried him away. Eventually he returned home to joyous parents who begged him never to leave again. But, night after night he was tormented by dreams and visions. Voices beckoned. They told him he must return to the land of his kidnappers and bring the word of Christ into this savage land. And that’s exactly what he did. The boy lived in what is now England. His kidnappers were Celtic tribesmen from across the water---Ireland. And that’s how a young Briton named Patricius grew into an old Irishman named Patrick. Saint Patrick to be exact---the patron saint of Ireland---an Englishman by birth. 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 Community Newsletters, just send me an email at with their email address and we will add them to the distribution list.

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