February 7, 2016
FYI - Some members have said their newsletters were blank when they were delivered to their emails last week. Not sure why that happened for some and not others. I do know were having a problem putting the newsletter on our main page but hopefully that is fixed. - Harleymike
From Mike ... (from last week's newsletter for those who missed it)
Okay JHF'ers, we take two steps forward and end up taking one step backwards. Members are being timed out of tourneys right and left. Even though I have timed out once or twice, it wasn't because I was surfing the Web or making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I don't understand why it takes us so long to make tables, sit and start playing. We have timers and our TDs are enforcing those. We have to do this to keep our tourneys on schedule. But we don't like to DQ members from tourneys. I will remind you that due to the result of our recent voting regarding using SHG Messenger, our TDs are NOT required to message you to make a table and/or to get to a table. I know some do but that's their choice. There is no need to get upset if you don't receive a message. Our TDs are busy. As I have said many times before, if you register for a tourney that is to begin at 800pm, you should be watching for the pairings at 800pm. And if our TDs are going to start a part of another round, they post their intentions after pairings are made. Don't assume you won't be playing - unless you have looked ahead to the standings. We all need to do better at keeping the tourneys moving by making tables, sitting and playing promptly.
Have a great week and good luck at the tables!
JHF Tourney Calendar ...
If you haven't noticed, our tourney calendar is pretty full. Our TDs are now hosting early morning, mid-morning, afternoon, prime time and late night tourneys for you. Let's take advantage of the willingness of these TDs to host. Check out the calendar and join some tourneys. You might even win one or two!
JHF's Monopoly ...
Here's a new special for you! JHF's Monopoly will begin on Sunday, February 14. This will be a team competition and the winners will be the team that collects all 36 spots on the Monopoly board. These spots include all properties, utilities, Chance/Community Chest, Go, Free Parking, Income Tax and etc. Six tourneys will be hosted daily with spots on the board up for grabs. The winners of these tourneys will collect the spots for their team. Times for these special tourneys are - 1100am, 200pm, 500pm, 800pm, 1100pm and 100am. Tourneys will be marked as Monopoly tourneys and the Monopoly spots will be noted by the hosting TDs. We have six teams and the teams were selected randomly from the top players 1-130. If a new member joins, he/she will be added to a team. A special page will be made and added to our main page so you can see what team you are on and the spots your team has won. Also a special newsletter will be sent prior to this special beginning with more information. Sounds like lots of fun! And best of luck to our teams!
A JHF Staff Reminder ...
This is just a reminder of the scheduled JHF Staff meeting on Friday, February 12 at 800pm. ALL TDs are urged to attend as we will be discussing several issues and our new Monopoly special. Please make sure your SKYPE is working and ready for our invite!
JHF's Member in the Spotlight ...
And our Member in the Spotlight for February is Sweett_sassyblues_4u. To learn more about Sweett, just click on the Member in the Spotlight link on our main page.
A JHF Welcome ...
Just Havin Fun welcomes Kaye, _Extreme_, Jasonpiper, DJFunkDaddy54 and Frontcaboose to the league. May your time with us be filled with fun times and good cards!
JHF's Member of the Month ...
Congrats to Ramanron on being JHF's Member of the Month for January! During the month of January, Ramanron won 36 tourneys. A special tourney will be hosted in Ramanron's honor on Friday, February 19 at 900pm. Way to go, Ramanron, keep winning!
JHF's Player of the Week ...
Congrats to Ramanron on being JHF's Player of the Week for January 31 - February 6! Ramanron collected 100 points for his tourney play. Way to go, Ramanron!
JHF's Super Bowl 50 ...
JHF will host its own Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7 at 900pm. Two tourneys will be on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for the Carolina Panthers and the other will be for the Denver Broncos. Join the tourney of your favorite. Winners of both tourneys will play a final game to determine the champions. Who will win JHF's Super Bowl?
JHF's Battle of the Sexes ...
War has been declared! The Battle of the Sexes will be hosted on Sunday, February 7 at 1000pm (please note the change in time due to our Super Bowl special). Two tourneys will be on the calendar for 1000pm. One will be for the Guys and the other will be for the Gals. Who do you think is better at euchre? Guys or Gals? We will soon see! Good luck to all!
JHF's Battle of the Leagues Qualifier ...
It's time to rumble! JHF will host its qualifying tourneys for the Battle of the Leagues on Monday, February 8 at 800pm and on Tuesday, February 9 at 700am . The winners will pick their partners to compete in the BOL on Saturday, February 13 at 900pm in Safe Harbor's Battle of the Leagues room. Let's kick some ass!
JHF's Bounty on the Staff ...
Get your boots on! It's time to track down the Staff of JHF! Bounty on our staff will be up for grabs on Monday, February 8 at 900pm. The members who take staff members out of the tourney (being paired against them) will collect an extra 500 bux and the overall tourney winner will pocket 20,000 bux. We hear the staff are working on a new plan of escape! Guess the Members will have some work to do!
JHF's Mellow Monday ...
Mellow Monday is a 2x2 themed tourney which will be hosted on Monday, February 8 at 1000pm. Each week's tourney will have a theme and those participating should make a team name related to the theme to compete in the tourney. Also the winning team each week will pick the theme for the next week. This week's theme, compliments of Clnmama47 & Kindmasterful44 is Major League Baseball. Sounds like a lot of fun so grab yourself a partner and make your team today!
JHF's All-Star ...
Congrats to Craig110768 on jumping rank to #1 in the league. JHF's All-Star will be hosted on Tuesday, February 9 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will move in rank to #1 in the league. This is a great opportunity to take control of first place. Join us at the tables and let's see who will be jumping rank. Good luck to all!
JHF's Battle of the Ages ...
Let the trash talking begin! The Succulent Grapes of JHF will face off with the Fine Wines on Wednesday, February 10 at 900pm. There will be two tourneys on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for Succulent Grapes (ages 0-55) and Fine Wine (ages 56-100). PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGES IN AGES. This change is due to the number of older folks we have in the league. Good luck to all! Have a fruity time!
JHF's Roast ...
Another JHF'er has been greased and roasted! Congrats to Pkkbozo on winning Doodles868's roast! In addition to winning the tourney, Pkkbozo got to rename Doodles for the week. Doodles' new name is LightAsGas. For being roasted, Doodles got to pick who would be roasted next and Jscdeuces is being prepped for the firepit. Way to go, Pkkbozo! Thanks for being good sports, Doodles868 & Jscdeuces!
JHF's Roast will be hosted on Thursday, February 11 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney will get to rename Jscdeuces for the week. Each week the member roasted will pick who will be roasted the following week. If a player is roasted, he/she must make a new SHG ID with their new name and play using that new name until the next roast. Your league name will not change. We do ask that names not be totally offensive and that you remember you might be roasted next! IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ROASTED, PLEASE LET THE HOSTING TD KNOW SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN BE PICKED! Good luck and have fun!
JHF's TD of the Month ...
Congrats to MachoMan on being JHF's TD of the Month for January! During the month of January, MachoMan hosted 162 tourneys. A special tourney was hosted in MachoMan's honor on Friday, February 12 at 900pm. Way to go, MachoMan, keep hosting!
Trivia & Cards with JHF ...
It's time for trivia! Sweett & Mike will host Trivia & Cards on Saturday, February 20 at 900pm. The winner of the tourney picks the topic for the following week. Extra bux are given for correct answers. The trivia topic for February 20 is TV Sitcoms compliments of Peacenserenity & Jscdeuces. See you then!
Motorcycle Trivia Bux were awarded to - Kindmasterful44 (400), Harleymike (400), Peacenserenity (200), Oskeeweewaa (150), Awiseguy (50), Clnmama47 (50), Butchmy1955 (50) and Two_hoots36 (50). Way to go, gang! And a big thanks to Maggieami for doing the trivia!
JHF's USA Vs. World ...
Lines have been drawn in the sand so let the war begin! The war between the USA and World will be hosted on Sunday, February 14 at 900pm. There will be two tourneys on the calendar for 900pm. One will be for the USA (for those living in the states) and the other will be for the World (for those living in other areas). Have fun & good luck!
JHF's TD of the Week ...
Congrats to MachoMan on being JHF's TD of the Week for January 31 - February 6! Macho hosted 25 tourneys during the week. Way to go, MachoMan!
JHF's Wave The Flag ...
A new flag waves on our main page! Congrats to Clnmama47 on winning the tourney. In addition to winning the tourney, Clnmama got to pick a flag to wave on our main page. Clnmama47 picked the flag of Michigan. Congrats to Clnmama47 & the Great Lakes State!
JHF's TOC ...
We have a new champion! Congrats to Two_hoots36 on winning the Tourney of Champions for January! Great euchre playing!
Cooking with JHF ...
Each week a recipe will be featured in our newsletter. If you have a favorite you would like to share with your fellow league members, please email email@example.com and your recipe will be featured. This week's feature recipe is -
Warm Reuben Spread
4 ounces (1/2 of 8-ounce package) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing
1/4 pound sliced deli corned beef, chopped (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup well drained sauerkraut
1 package (8 ounces) Swiss Cheese slices
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix cream cheese and dressing in a medium bowl; stir in all remaining ingredients except crackers. Spread onto the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate or shallow dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm with crackers.
JHF's Shout Box ...
Wanna leave a message for the league or a member? Use our Shout Box! To post a message in the Shout Box you must be signed into the main page (upper right side). Members are welcome to leave messages at any time. To add smileys or graphics, just click on SMILES. If you would like to add any graphics to the box, please see Sweett_sassyblues_4u. Shout away!
Please remember that the Shout Box is for shouts. If you have a league issue, you will need to post it in the JHF Forum.
A JHF Fact ...
The Super Bowl bonuses paid to the players on the winning team will top $100,000 for the first time this year. The winning players will be paid $102,000. Losing team players will be paid $51,000 apiece.
JHF's Pro Football Pick'Em ...
The NFL regular season and play-offs are history! The only game left to play is the Super Bowl. Earnhardt83ts1 still controls first place with 165 points. Tnagyw is a close second with 164. Looks like the Super Bowl will determine the winner of our Pro Football Pick'Em this year. Good luck to Earnhardt83ts1 & Tnagyw!
JHF Radio ...
Wanna listen to some tunes while you toss cards? JHF is a banner league for Hott N Funky Radio. Hott N Funky brings class and style to your internet experience. To tune in, just click on the radio link on our main page or save this link in your favorites - http://www.hottnfunkyradio.com/. The DJs play a variety of music, play requests and mingle with listeners in chat. A special perk is that three of our JHF members are DJ's - Sweett_sassyblues_4u, DJ_Giggles, DJ_Rebel_Ryder, Kerry24, DJSinsterSammy & DJFunkDaddy54. Check it out and request your favorite tunes!
What's Happening This Week in JHF ...
Sunday, February 7 - 900am Sunday with Tigger, 900pm JHF's Super Bowl and 1000pm Battle of the Sexes
Monday, February 8 - 800pm BOL Qualifier, 900pm Bounty on the Staff and 1000pm Mellow Monday
Tuesday, February 9 - 900pm All-Star
Wednesday, February 10 - 900pm Battle of the Ages
Thursday, February 11 - 900pm Roast and 1000pm Thirsty Thursday
Friday, February 12 - 900pm TD Recognition
Saturday, February 13 - 900pm Battle of the Leagues
Sunday, February 14 - 900am Sunday with Tigger and 900pm USA vs. World
JHF's Daily Trivia ...
Congrats to Earnhardt83ts on finishing in first place in JHF's Daily Trivia with 119 points for January. Tiggeraholic was second with 104 points and Weatherholt1954 was third with 96 points. Way to go, Earnhardt83ts!
Don't you wanna join us? Just click on the Daily Trivia link on our main page. We are always looking for competition!
JHF & Face Book ...
Do you have a Face Book account? JHF does! If you would like, search or click on the Face Book link on our league's main page and add Justhavinfun Euchre to your friends list. Feel free to leave comments on the page. This is a great way to advertise our league!
JHF's Big Bux Winners for the Week ...
Jan's Regular STD Tourney - Two_hoots36 with 20,000 bux
MachoMan's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Swtnurse2271 & Jscdeuces with 10,000 bux each
Swtnurse's 3 Round Mixed Swiss 2x2 Tourney - Peacenserenity & Jscdeuces with 10,000 bux each
Jan's Triple Jacks 2x2 Tourney - Normanmorgan & Bauldddy with 10,000 bux each
Sweett's Regular STD Tourney - Two_hoots36 with 20,000 bux
Tigger's Full House Tourney - Southern_Pride with 5,000 bux
Bare's Full House 2x2 Tourney - Snowy1 & Kindmasterful44 with 10,000 bux each
MachoMan's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Harleymike & Craig110768 with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Dealing Team Calls 2x2 Tourney - Clnmama47 & Kindmasterful with 10,000 bux each
Giggles' Regular No STD Tourney - DJ_Giggles with 10,000 bux
Doodles' Dirty Dreaming 2x2 Tourney - Twinkling_star_59 & Gismo0060 with 10,000 bux each
TexasLynn's Deal Me Out Tourney - Garfiesmama with 10,000 bux
Craig's Regular STD 2x2 Tourney - Texas_lynn & Bauldddy with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Loners Only 2x2 Tourney - Oskeeweewaa & Normanmorgan with 10,000 bux each
Harleymike's Stuck on Diamonds Tourney - Maggieami with 10,000 bux
Aussiee's Oh No Not 7 Tourney - Garfiesmama with 15,000 bux
Got Bux? ...
Are you a premium member with a platinum or diamond membership? Do you have lots of bux and would like to give some away? If so, please let the hosting TD know and they will add your gift donation to their tourney. Let's share the wealth!
We Need Your Help ...
We need to keep our JHF birthday listing up-to-date. If you haven't already, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your birthday. We would like to honor you on your special day with a tourney so email Aussiee_mischief today!
How About More For Your Money? ...
Wouldn't you like to get more bux out of tourney wins besides the usual pots? How about going gold, platinum or diamond? You'll get more bux for tourney wins and for participating in tourneys. Lots of extras come with memberships, too. Not only would you be helping yourself but you would be helping the league, too. Check it out on our league's main page. If you have any questions, please talk with an Admin or another premium member.
Deep Thought ...
Do you have a favorite deep thought or quote you would like to share with your fellow league members? If so, please email email@example.com and your favorite will be included in the newsletter.
Vince Lombardi was an Italian-American football player, coach and executive who once said, "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."
On The Lighter Side with JHF ...
Empty Seat - A young man was very excited because he just won a ticket to the Super Bowl. His excitement lessened as he realized his seat was in the back of the stadium. As he searched the rows ahead of him for a better seat, he found an empty one right next to the field. He approached the man sitting next to the empty seat and asked if it was taken. The man replied, "No." Amazed the young man asked, "How could someone pass up a seat like this?" The older gentleman responded, "That's my wife's seat. We've been to every Super Bowl together since the day we were married but she has passed away." "Oh, how sad," the man said. "I'm sorry to hear that, but couldn't you find a friend or relative to come with you?" "No," the man said, "They're all at the funeral."
JHF Mailbox ...
Now you can send us your ideas, suggestions and/or complaints using the league's main page. Just click on "Support" and "Contact Admin" and send us an email. All emails will be answered promptly by the Admin team. Let us know what you are thinking!
Something to Think About ...
Father's Eyes (a lengthy read but a great one) -
This story is about a skinny young boy who loved football with all his heart. Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had. But being half the size of the other boys, he got absolutely nowhere.
At all the games, this hopeful athlete sat on the bench and hardly ever played. This teenager lived alone with his father and the two of them had a very special relationship. Even though the son was always on the bench, his father was always in the stands cheering. He never missed a game.
This young man was still the smallest of the class when he entered high school. But his father continued to encourage him but also made it very clear that he did not have to play football if he didn’t want to. But the young man loved football and decided to hang in there. He was determined to try his best at every practice and perhaps he’d get to play when he became a senior.
All through high school he never missed a practice or a game but remained a bench-warmer all four years. His faithful father was always in the stands, always with words of encouragement for him.
When the young man went to college, he decided to try out for the football team as a walk-on. Everyone was sure he could never make the cut, but he did. The coach admitted that he kept him on the roster because he always puts his heart and soul to every practice and at the same time, provided the other members with the spirit and hustle they badly needed.
The news that he had survived the cut thrilled him so much that he rushed to the nearest phone and called his father. His father shared the son’s excitement and received season tickets for all the college games.
This persistent young athlete never missed practice during his four years at college, but he never got to play in a game. It was the end of his senior football season and as he trotted onto the practice field shortly before the big playoff game, the coach met him with a telegram.
The young man read the telegram and he became deathly silent. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, “My father died this morning. Is it all right if I miss practice today”? The coach put his arm gently around his shoulder and said, “Take the rest of the week off, son. And don’t even plan to come back to the game on Saturday.”
Saturday arrived and the game was not going well. In the third quarter, when the team was ten points behind, a silent young man quietly slipped into the empty locker room and put on his football gear.
As he ran onto the sidelines, the coach and his players were astounded to see their faithful team-mate back so soon. “Coach, please let me play. I’ve just got to play today,” said the young man. The coach pretended not to hear him. There was no way he wanted his worst player in this close playoff game. But the young man persisted and finally, feeling sorry for the kid, the coach gave in. “All right,” he said. “22 You can go in.”
Before long, the coach, the players and everyone in the stands could not believe their eyes. This little unknown, who had never played before was doing everything right. The opposing team could not stop him. He ran, he passed, blocked and tackled like a star. His team began to triumph. The score was soon tied.
In the closing seconds of the game, this kid intercepted a pass and ran all the way for the winning touchdown. The fans broke loose. His team-mates hoisted him onto their shoulders. Such cheering you never heard.
Finally, after the stands had emptied and the team had showered and left the locker room, the coach noticed that this young man was sitting quietly in the corner all alone. The coach came to him and said, “Kid, I can’t believe it. You were fantastic! Tell me, what got into you? How did you do it?” The young man looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, “Well, you knew my dad died, but did you know that my dad was blind?”
The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, “Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it.”
Contributions Are Welcome ...
If you would like to contribute to our newsletter in any way, please feel free. We are always looking for recipes, quotes, jokes and websites. All material for the newsletter should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you come across something you wanna share, please email it to Mike. We welcome your contributions!
JHF's Requests for Your Thoughts & Prayers ...
- Aussiee_mishchief as she deals with health issues.
- An anonymous JHF'er who is having health issues.
- Bgene as he deals with health issues.
- Kingcampfire2009 as he deals with personal issues.
- Weatherholt1954's mom who is dealing with health issues.
- Walknsher's husband as he recovers from health issues.
- Rrcarter80 as she helps her daughter fight cancer.
- And to those who are dealing with issues of their own.
Celebrate The Date with JHF ...
Sunday, February 7 - Super Bowl Sunday (wanna make any bets)
Monday, February 8 - Clean Out Your Computer Day (yes, this means get rid of all the porn)
Tuesday, February 9 - Toothache Day (just who would want to celebrate this day)
Wednesday, February 10 - Umbrella Day (sure hope it's raining)
Thursday, February 11 - Make a Friend Day (we can never have enough)
Friday, February 12 - Plum Pudding Day (doesn't this make you happy)
Saturday, February 13 - Get a Different Name Day (if you really need to)
Sunday, February 14 - Valentine's Day (you better not forget)
From Our Members ...
Colts Fans - compliments of Sweett_sassyblues_4u
A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a New England Patriots fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they are Pats fans, too. Not really knowing what being a Pats fan meant, but wanting to be liked by their teacher, the students' hands flew into the air. There was, however, one exception. Lucas was not going along with the crowd. The teacher asked him why he had decided to be different. "Because I'm not a Patriots fan" he said. "Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?" "I'm an Indianapolis Colts fan," boasts the little boy. The teacher asks Lucas why he is a Colts fan. "Well, my dad and mom are Colts fans, so I'm a Colts fan, too." he responds. "That's no reason," the teacher says. "What if your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot. What would you be then?" Lucas smiles and says, "Then I'd be a New England Patriots fan."
JHF Condolences ...
Just Havin Fun sends its condolences to Jamesrcolon and his family on the recent unexpected passing of this mother. Please lift James up during this most difficult time. And may peace and understanding come to you in the days ahead, James.
Celebrating JHF Birthdays ...
Wishing Rocksie01 a very Happy Birthday on Sunday, February 7!
Wishing I_Call_U_Take3 a very Happy Birthday on Friday, February 12!
Wishing Jamesrcolon a very Happy Birthday on Saturday, February 13!
To anyone celebrating a birthday this week that we don't know about - Happy Birthday!
Incentives from Case's ...
Here's two good reasons to upgrade your membership!
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