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Volume 3 Number 22
December 7-13, 2009

Club Pony Pals News

Dear Pony Pals

Everyone at Wiggins Elementary is counting the days until holiday vacation. Stores are getting ready for the holidays, too. Kline's will have new clothing items very soon. Grandma Sanders Salon will open and promises lots of new hairstyles for members' avatars.

Our scavenger hunt is so poplular that we have changed the prizes. High score now gets 3,000 Wiggins Bucks and the next nine members each get 500 apiece. Start scavenging!

By popular request, we also changed it so when a member has started a quest or a scavenger hunt in Wiggins but wants to stop, they can just quit wherever they are!

All they have to do is click on their inventory to open it, find their quest or scavenger hunt picture and click on it.  Then a pop up box opens. "What would you like to do with your quest (or scavenger hunt)?"  The choices are "show" and "quit."

If someone clicks "show," then their quest or scavenger hunt pull-down menu drops down in the play window's upper left corner and the member can keep on playing.

But if someone clicks "quit," then whatever pull down down menu was open goes away. The quest or scavenger hunt note goes back to wherever it was when it was last accepted.

Remember, any items that have already been dropped off in a quest or scavenger hunt are gone and not returned to a member's inventory.

In the forum, members now can choose not to get w mailed about a forum thread. There is a button that says, "no, thanks." If someone clicks it, then they will stop being notified with postings from that "thread" of w-mails. If a member wants a thread deleted, they can post a note on that thread to request that Admin do that, too.

Last, we still see hundreds of new member sign ups every week with profiles that say "I want to make pals here!"

So, take a moment, visit the "Pals, Please Page" and click on some usernames. See who is new and wants to meet other members who like ponies as much as they do!

Remember, each and every line of writing that a member submits is reviewed by a live adult before it can post. That includes our daily Live Moderated Chat. A real, live adult admin monitors all entries before they can appear.

Voting is now open for our November Story and Poem Contest. These stories and poems are great. Make sure read them, then vote for your favorites.

Our game changes all the time, if you log in and weird things seem to happen, please clear your computer's cache.  See the instructions here to learn how.

Everyone here loves ponies, and our site has some great ways to meet other pals. Click here to learn more.

Members ask me all the time "how do I earn more bucks?" Anybody who wants more Wiggins bucks is missing out if they don't enter one of our contests! Details are below. We always need good cartoons, they should be in black and white.


Jane Crandal


Pony Pal Contest Calendar

contest name
deadline for entries
voting starts
winners announced
prize amount (in Wiggins bucks)
Jigsaw puzzle contest
every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to each winner

Cartoon contest

every Friday
in Wiggins Weekly
500 to artist, 500 to caption winner, 100 to caption runner-up

November Story Contest

November 30
December 7
December 18
3000 1st place, 500 runners up

Enter Coloring Contest #7

December 12
December 14
December 28
1000 1st place, 500 runners up

December Story Contest

December 30
January 8
January 15
3000 1st place, 500 runners up


Weekly Art Contest Winner

Cloudy Shadow

by CloudyShadow & magic Sally

Winners each get 500 Wiggins bucks. If you want to enter, send your art to the Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387

If you want a sticker and bookmark make sure and include a mailing address where we can send it!

Cartoon Caption Contest -- This week's caption winner

PicassoGirl cartoon

Horse: Hello.... I never thought dogs were that tall...
Dog: I'm on your back!!!!
Horse: Then get off of it.... Also your still tall.
by Mistyhorse11 & Snow Love

This winning caption's writer got 500 Wiggins bucks. The runner-up caption below gets 100 bucks.

Dog: I AM ON A HORSE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Horse: DOG!!!!!!!!!!! THERES A DOG ON MY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by louboolululauren2000 & starlit


Vote for your favorite caption for this cartoon --

skipper cartoon


Write a caption for this cartoon --

cherry's cartoon

What's your suggestion for a funny caption for this cartoon? Deadline is Friday. Email it to Contests@clubponypals.com

Look for the entries in the next week's e-newsletter and vote for your favorite.

Winning caption gets 500 bucks, runners-up get 100 W bucks each. Captions should be short.

or draw a cartoon --

We are looking for cartoon artists, too. Draw one and email it to us by Friday.

If it is selected, you can earn 500 Wiggins bucks! Hint -- for this contest, draw your cartoon in black and white. If you want to enter, send your art to the Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387

Member art gallery

cloudyshadow drawing

by CloudyShadow & magic Sally



by louboolululauren2000 & Starlit


ponytasassy drawing

by ponytasassy & PRINCE


Member Photo Gallery

rosa and 5a94

5a94 and her dad harnessing Rosa.
it was for practice so she could learn to pull a light wagon. like in parades and stuff.

Horsie Holiday Carols

by chelsea2 & Frosty

Frosty the snow horse
Was a jolly happy horse
With a big long face and a pink nose
And 2 eyes big and black

Frosty the snow horse
Is a fairytale they say
He was made of snow
But the children knew
How he came to life one day

There must have been some magic
In that old red halter they found
For when they put in on head
He began to trot around

Frosty the snow horse
Was alive as could be
And the children say
He could prance and play
Just as the same as all horses

Frosty the snow horse
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he nickered lets have
Some fun now before I melt away

Down to the stable
With his tale a flying
Galloping here and there all around the stable
Snorting catch me if you can

He led them down the streets of town
Right to the taffie cop
And he only paused for a moment when
He heard him holler WHOA!

Frosty the snow horse
Had to hurry of his way
But he reared goodbye
Snorting don’t you cry
I’ll be back again some day

Clipped clop clop
Clipped clop clop
Look at frosty go
Clipped clop clop
Clipped clop clop
Over the pastures of snow


New Postcard

postcard by hope


Member clubs!

Hang Club Plaques in a cabin show that you belong. Check Member clubs on our new Club Plaque page. All new clubs must submit a club plaque drawing to be listed. If you cannot make a plaque write to Contests@ClubPonyPals.com and we can have Mrs. Crandal or Admin3 our new staff artist help you out.



Dear Pony Pals

Send in your photos, stories and drawings for our contests.

e-mail them to Contests@ClubPonyPals.com or mail it to:

Club Pony Pals
16654 Soledad Canyon Road #382
Country, CA 91387

If you want a sticker and bookmark make sure and include a mailing address where we can send it!

Please include your user name and pony name in your letter, too.





Top High Scores from last week

"Crandal's Cross Country Course going North"



"Crandal's Cross Country Course going South"

Liv 56



"Main Street Matchup"



Play these to earn bucks! Each week, that week's highest scoring

Scavenger Hunt
Winner gets 3000 Wiggins bucks,
next nine members scores below that get 500 bucks each.


"Scavenger Hunt "

Owl City

Math Games
High scoring players in addition,
subtraction or multiplication earn 500 Wiggins bucks,
next nine players who have high scores earn 100 bucks each.


"Add Like Mad"

Tenley Swope



"Subtraction Action"

Tenley Swope


"Multiplication Station"

Acamus Prime





Pony Pal Thoughts for the Day -- inspired by Hayashi Okami & Dark Steel

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis


You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin


Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb


Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain


Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. ~Abraham Lincoln


Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. ~ Cyril Northcote Parkinson