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Headquarter's Update

24 June, 2013

First real rain day in awhile, we've had some severe storms but the grounds have come through with minimal damage.  Need to get damaged banners replaced and one of the fountains!  The corn will be fine this year, it's already at 36 inches.  Now's when it really starts getting fun!  Like today, as I replace  the fountain I'll be thinking about all you guys coming....or yesterday Carol's says she hasn't see anybody at the fireworks company and she wonders if it…

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Added by tom katroscik on June 24, 2013 at 9:53am — 4 Comments

Commissioner's Corner

18 June, 2013

I'm putting the Fatman in charge of keeping you all up to date on the daily march toward Championship Week. We invite you to check back daily to see what's going on and to let us what concerns or issues you may have.

 

For today, I got the short guy touching up the doors and hopefully finishing up the banners on the house. He keeps whining about not being able to go up high on the ladder anymore. This whining about being old is getting REAL OLD!!!…

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Added by tom katroscik on June 18, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

2013 S.L.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ITINERARY

 2013 S.L.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ITINERARY

JULY 14-21, 2013

 

Sunday-                      Aaron officially begins the week with prayer breakfast(Thus we have our first trip of hauling stuff back to The Compound).

 

Monday-                     Commissioner Craig’s Kids’ Kamp Convenes…Sandy reports “Could be another slow year”(Tom says “Isn’t it about the…

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Added by Craig Ruston on May 28, 2013 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

New Pope.

I thought for sure there would be some sort of comment about the new pope from the SLA....nothing?

Added by Mike Katroscik on March 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

A Few Words By Our Pal Eddie

Stoopball: 2012

 

You know, I started to write this quite some time ago but found that so much went on at this year’s SLA Championships that it was difficult to focus. I just kept smiling instead of writing, just kept thinking of the food and Family League and Ella and all you amazing people. We are blessed, my friends, truly blessed to have an annual gathering with so many facets, so rich in friendship. So rich in fact, that it’s impossible to focus on just one…

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Added by Craig Ruston on August 24, 2012 at 6:52am — 1 Comment

A Few Words By Our Pal Eddie

Stoopball: 2012

 

You know, I started to write this quite some time ago but found that so much went on at this year’s SLA Championships that it was difficult to focus. I just kept smiling instead of writing, just kept thinking of the food and Family League and Ella and all you amazing people. We are blessed, my friends, truly blessed to have an annual gathering with so many facets, so rich in friendship. So rich in fact, that it’s impossible to focus on just one…

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Added by Craig Ruston on August 24, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments

The Commissioners' Final Word

24 July, 2012

 

Dearest Dearest Friends,

First of all, on behalf of Rock County, thank you all for bringing us much needed rain. Not enough for the fireworks, but a great help to the local farmers. (I think, we had more than enough, but Fire Chief John disagreed!)(So you see, I don't always get my way.)

 

Secondly, congratulations to all Family Leaguers. The time has…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 24, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Thanks to the clean up crew.....

It was a great Sunday morning, The Champion's Breakfast Buffet had a small crowd. But, those you showed up really pitched in to help clean up. BIG thanks to Aaron, Pops, John Henry, Michelle, Mary, Will, Shaun, Eddie, Colleen, Carol, Connor, and Lelly. We are working on our offical blog post for the weekend, we just wanted to get the thanks out ASAP!

Added by Craig Ruston on July 23, 2012 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

On the 5th Day the Kids arrive

overcast and breezy today, nice and cool, all the browns are darker, and the greens are much greener. The Houuuuuuuuuuds showed up today and Kids Kamp began in earnest. Sleeping Bear got his nap. *yawn*

Added by Shaun Puzio on July 20, 2012 at 2:43am — No Comments

Fourth Day of Kidless Kamp begins! Gloriously wet.

http://stoopball.ning.com/photo/albums/4th-day-of-kid-s-kamp-still-no-kids

 

We got a good long driving drizzling sideways blinding flashing rending heavens all night long storm last night. Yay for rain!

 

Too bad we spent the fireworks money on the helopad.  Where is that credit card?

Added by Shaun Puzio on July 19, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Third Day of Kidless Kamp

Jeffrey and Landon have finally arrived to break the Kidless Kamp Kurse.   http://stoopball.ning.com/photo/albums/the-kidless-kamp

Added by Shaun Puzio on July 18, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Second Day of Kid's Camp - Holy Stoopball!

Beautiful 2nd day here on cmpus. Spectacular night.

Earth for 'me bed and stars for 'me blanket.

Stoopball welcomes you.

Helicopter rides for everyone!

The farm system has produced some excellent prospects this year. Look out for the teams from the two new SLA expansion divisions.  

 

xoxo

Added by Shaun Puzio on July 18, 2012 at 4:29am — No Comments

Second Day of Kid's Camp

Today it was only 105. Made work at the Compound very difficult. Aaron again stepped up as "Camper of the Day". With the late arrival of "Kid Hammer". Aaron had to take on the task of foreman for latest addition to the sandbox. Shaun did sneak in near the end, to see the final stages of the project completed. I am sure the new helicopter teeter totter will be a big hit this weekend. Shaun and Aaron said they had alot of fun on it, when they broke it in.

 

Added by Craig Ruston on July 17, 2012 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Commisssioner's Corner

17 July, 2012

All right....I they sent the wrong teeter totter but we're gonna make do with the one we got...make sure when you get here that I show you the one we'll get for NEXT YEAR!!!   Hotter than a pepper sprout here 104 in the shade of the willow tree.  Shaun and Aaron push on!!!!

Added by tom katroscik on July 17, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

First day of Kid's Camp

With only 1 camper, it was really easy to divey up the chores. Aaron "The Forever Kid" O'Bel was able to get the swimming pool up, got the lights going, and everything else on his Monday list done very promptly today. He seems to be the top candidate for Camper of the Year. The race will heat up on Tuesday though,  when Shaun "Kid Hammer" Puzio arrives at the compound to start his list!!!!!

Added by Craig Ruston on July 16, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments

FIRE SAFETY NOTICE FOR SLA WEEKEND

Craig,
I was going to send an email to you on a couple things and since you sent this out maybe this will give people time to think about the extreme fire danger we are in.
The dry conditions need to be addressed before everything starts. We have had standing green crop field burning over the past week. It does not look like we will see enough rain to make it any different by the…
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Added by Craig Ruston on July 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

commissioner's corner

12 July, 2012

Well Folks we're just about ready for your visit in a few days time. We are looking forward to another safe and successful SLA World Championship Week. With that in mind, we would like to address a couple of very important safety issues that are facing us this year. Just like all of you, we are experiencing a record lack of rain (none in 6 weeks), and temperatures 15 degrees above normal.

John Rindfleisch, Fire Chief for the Clinton Fire Protection District, and…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 12, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Family League

Hey Stoopballers!

 

It’s that time of year again. Just a couple of weeks to go before the Championships on July 21st.

 

As you already know we are adding a “Family League” to the Games this year. I’ll just touch on the reasoning behind it and then give you some guidelines.

 

In the past couple of years we have let the “twelve year old” rule slip. We’ve allowed smaller kids to play in the Big Leagues. This was easy to do since we all love…

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Added by Craig Ruston on July 12, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

Pro shop items. Or is it giveaways

To the powers that be. I am unclear as to which one of you to call the commissioner, so to the Captain as his side kick.(mouse boy?) How's 'bout I request a dozen or more of those 'bottle bracelet ' things that came in four colours and ask you to get them in the mail to me? Ok, here is the request. 18 pieces please. I will pay the postage and everything. Woo hoo. If this is not possible please know that I will be forwarding a check for the latest version of the official SLA calendar that is out… Continue

Added by janice 'from the kitchen' armour on June 24, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments

NEW LETTER

11 June, 2012

 

People, 

It Has been too long, I know and I do apologize for my tardiness.  But Let’s get going on bringing you all up to speed on the 2012 SLA World Championships!

Things are proceeding with all the new improvements here at World Headquarters.  We are suffering with drought conditions, but I’m sure God will get that rectified in the coming days.  She’s got about 5-6 weeks so I don’t want to start pushing just yet.....She does have a few other things to tend…

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Added by Craig Ruston on June 11, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments

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