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SPY's Newsletter 3/5/22

SPY’s Community Newsletter #181


The Euchre Tournament Returns!

FINALLY! SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH marks the return of the fantastic Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY's) annual Euchre Tournament; or "The Showdown On Main Street" as it is more commonly known; after a lapse of about three years due to COVID restrictions.

This pasteboard classic will be held at the Sunfield Community Rooms, with the doors opening at 6:30 PM, and the cards fly at 7 PM sharp. Some munchies and refreshments will be furnished. However, each couple is asked to please bring a dessert or a hors d'oeuvre dish, and their preferred drinks.

There will be a $5 per couple entry fee charged. Prizes for top male and female players, as well as various other categories, will be awarded. We will once again be using a progressive format, where the partners change every game and winners advance to another table.

Please call event chairman Beth Shettler (517-231-2192) if you plan to attend or need further information.

News From Our Library

It is back by popular demand! To celebrate March is Reading and Women's History month, the Sunfield District Library is once again, playing it's version of March Madness for Book Lovers. This year's theme is Newbery Winners. Books that were written by women, and have won the prestigious award, were selected to go "head to head" in a month long competition. A sweet sixteen configuration starts the month and will be narrowed down, each week by reader voting. Votes can be cast on the libraries Facebook page, by messenger, email, phone, or in person. If some of the titles aren't familiar, all of the books are available to check out and are quick reads. This is also an excellent opportunity to engage younger readers in the game. Ask your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, which books are their favorites and why. It is such a fun way to celebrate the month!

Here Are The First Round Match-Up’s:

1. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin -vs.- Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

2. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech -vs.- The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

3. Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo -vs.- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

4. The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg -vs.- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

5. Missing May by Cynthia Rylant -vs.- Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

6. Number the Star by Lois Lowry -vs.- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

7. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead -vs.- The Giver by Lois Lowry

8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle -vs.- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz

Start sending your first round picks by post, message, email, phone call, or in person!

For further information contact Library Director Lisa Bell at 517-566-8065.

Unique Job Opportunities

The Centennial Acres Golf Course has some job openings. Join our team and grow with us.

Here’s What They’re Looking For:

· Food Prep Staff: Part time position. Great summer job. Flexible schedule.

· Golf Shop Staff: Part time and full time position available. Nights and weekends. Premium pay scale. Help manage daily golf activity.

· Greens Mower: 3-4 days per week. Early morning schedule. Great summer job for early risers. Job done by 9 am.

· Golf Operations Support Staff: Starters, Rangers, Kid Power Help, Range Pickers. Part time. Retired people are perfect. Also need good high school workers. Flexible schedule. Need a summer commitment to work. Uniform provided.

· Course Maintenance Detail Crew: 20-30 hours per week, work includes tending to bunkers, irrigation repair, level tees, trimming trees, etc. Premium pay scale.

Call today to set up an interview at 517-566-8055, or General Manager John Nagel, 517-204-7952.

Important Dates To Remember

· The next meeting of the Sunfield Area Sponsors of Programs for Youth (SPY’s) will be held on Tuesday, March 8th. starting at 6:30 PM, at the Best Tax Service building on M-43.

· The application deadline for all of the various SPY’s Community Foundation scholarships is coming up on Tuesday, March 15th.

· On Saturday March 26th, 2022, SPY's will host a 9-pin no tap Bowling Tournament / fund-raiser to benefit the SPY's various youth and community programs. It will be held at the Buddy’s On The Beach Bowling Alley in Lake Odessa. Contact event chairman Jeff Gibbs to get further information or to sign up.

· or via text at (517) 930-6989,

· or via voice message at (517) 566-3355.

  • The next Texas Hold ‘Em we are scheduled to work will take place Wednesday, April 27th thru Saturday, April 30th. We will soon be signing up volunteers.

· Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-ups start in April.

Parting Comments

· Deep Thought of the Week: Do memory foam mattresses wish they could forget?

· Notable Quote: "Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be.”---Abraham Lincoln

· That’s Puny Department: Where did the boat go when it got sick? (Answer at the end of this Newsletter)

· Did You Know Section: Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing.


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.

4. Pun Answer: To the dock.

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