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SPY's Newsletter 6/22/2024

SPY’s Community Newsletter


Thank You Volunteers

The SPY’s Texas Hold “Em fundraiser chairman Seth DeMott would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to the fine folks that stepped up and worked a shift or two or three at the recent Texas Hold ‘Em event.  We salute:

Bill Feasel

Oren & Rosie Best

John & Sandra Fisher

Mandy Peabody

 David Hager

Ryan Clark

Shari Woodman

Rebekah Woodman

Zeke Cappon

Courtney Turner

Then next Texas Hold ‘Em fundraiser we are scheduled to work will be held Monday, September 23 thru Thursday, September 26th.


The Mark & Mary Hanna Platinum Sponsor Team

Are the Shootout Mega Champions---Again!

Here is the overall championship team from the Centennial Acres / SPY Shootout Golf Tournament held recently.  This powerful outfit not only won the Men’s Senior Division, but they also won the coveted Challenge Cup.  Pictured (L to R) are Stacey Bosworth; Bill Bosworth; Lee Bosworth; and Mark Hanna.


Sunfield UB Church Scrap Metal Drive 

Is On The Horizon

(Please see informational flyer below) 

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Notice #1

Please be advised that there will be a couple of special Sunfield Township Board meetings held back-to-back on Monday, July 1st.  These meetings will deal with the Fire Board’s request for additional funding in the form of raising the current millage rate.  The second meeting will deal with the fee schedule that will be established for Sunfield Township residents in regard to Ambulance Service.  All residents should be receiving a letter about these special meetings.  The first meeting will start a 5:30 PM and will be held at the Sunfield Township Hall on Main Street.

Notice #2

The next Adopt-A-Highway roadside trash pick-up will take place on Saturday July 13th.  Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.

Notice #3

CORRECTION:  The Sunfield Farmer’s Picnic Board will host an Ice Cream Social on TUESDAY, JULY 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Van Buren Park in Sunfield where the 2024 grand marshal will be introduced.

Notice #4

Sunfield Township Clean-Up Days will be held on September 6th & 7th.  Stay tuned for further information.


·      John & Sandra Fisher made a contribution to the Youth Activities Trust Fund in memory of Merle Martin.

Parting Comments

·      Deep Thought of the Week: God doesn’t give you the people you want---he gives you the people you need.  To help you---to hurt you---to leave you---to love you---and to make you the person you were meant to be.                          

·      Notable Quote: “It is wonderful when the people believe in their leader---but it is more wonderful when the leader believes in the people!”


·      That’s Puny Department: :  I saw an ad for burial plots, and thought to myself this is the last thing I need.


·      Did You Know Section: Whenever you fill up your tank, you may notice that the price per gallon of gasoline always ends in nine-tenths of a cent — for example, $3.699 per gallon, sometimes displayed as $3.69 and 9/10. You’ve also likely noticed that it’s pretty much the only everyday commodity that’s priced that way. Even a whole penny hardly makes a difference now, so why bother charging a fraction of a cent? As it turns out, the strange pricing is a holdover from a 1932 law.


During the Great Depression, a penny was worth a lot more than it is now. The average gallon of gas cost about 20 cents in 1930, and in some parts of the country was as low as 10 cents. When the Revenue Act of 1932 was passed, it allowed for the first federal gas tax. The tax rate of 1 cent per gallon was pretty significant at the time; in some areas, that increased fuel prices by 10%. It made a difference, too: Ultimately, gas accounted for nearly 8% of tax revenue in 1933. Gas station owners, who paid the tax when purchasing fuel from suppliers, were faced with three options: They could eat the tax and take the hit to their profit margin, raise prices by an entire cent (which, again, was a lot at the time), or increase prices by less than a penny and pay the difference. The third option was less of a shock to motorists, but still made up a portion of the tax burden, so it seemed like a good compromise to most retailers.


As the interstate highway system grew in the 1950s (and gas prices stayed roughly between 20 cents and 30 cents per gallon), pricing gas to a fraction of a cent also proved to be effective marketing, making rates appear lower to motorists who saw them displayed on signs along busy highways. It’s the same concept as charging $1.99 instead of $2 — consumers tend to focus on the leftmost digit of a price, making for an effective illusion even to savvy shoppers. But that last fraction of a penny adds up to millions of dollars in revenue each month for gas retailers as a whole; in 2006, one gas station operator cut out the nine-tenths of a cent as an experiment and figured he lost about $23 a day. Roughly 90 years after the 1932 law was passed, pricing gas to nine-tenths of a cent is still nearly universal, but there’s nothing mandating that gas stations price their gallons this way. In fact, a 1985 law in Iowa banned the practice, though the law was repealed just a few years later.


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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