April Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

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Chamber Coffee Social

It is time for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee social. This month we will be meeting at the Clearwater Senior Community Center, 921 E. Janet Ave, on Thursday, April 10th, at 9:30 am. Join us in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber. Click here to see pictures from the March Chamber Coffee Social.

Easter Bunny Candy Scramble

Mark your calendars for the Easter Bunny's Candy Scramble!
April 19th, at the Clearwater City Park

9:30 am - Meet & greet with the Easter Bunny
10:00 am sharp - Candy scramble

Free activity for kids up to 10 years old.
Parents, don't forget to bring your cameras!

For more information, contact the Clearwater Recreation Department at 620-584-2323.


Twice a year, the City of Clearwater oversees a clean-up weekend for the purpose of disposing of large and bulky items for city residents. The Spring clean-up will take place on Friday, April 18th, 8am-4pm, and Saturday, April 19th, 8am-1pm.

As part of the city’s residential trash franchise, city residents can drop off any item for free (exceptions include tires, refrigerators, batteries, or hazardous waste). 

Clearwater city employees will be checking driver’s licenses to verify that all items brought to the collection site come from a Clearwater city address, with the resident in the vehicle that is bringing the items to the collection site. Bring your items to the Public Works Building at 400 W. Ross Avenue.  Anyone bringing trash or materials from outside of Clearwater will not be allowed to dump their items at the collection site.


This year the Clearwater City-Wide Garage Sales will be on Saturday, June 7th. For more information or to list your garage sale, please contact Jill McMillan at 620-545-5678.


It's time for swim lesson sign-ups again, beginning on Thursday, May 1st, at Clearwater City Hall. For more information, please call City Hall at 620-584-2311.

Focus On The Future Meeting

The Focus on the Future meeting that was scheduled for March 31st was cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Monday, April 28th. Details will be provided in the Newsletter on April 21st.

Commodities Available

Commodities will be available on Tuesday, April 29th, from 8:00 am to 3:00pm, at the Clearwater Senior Community Center, 921 E Janet Ave. Commodities are provided to low or fixed income residents of the Clearwater area. Please see the income guideline here.

Booster Club 1st Annual BBQ Fundraiser

The 1st annual Clearwater Booster Club Fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 12th, at 6pm, at the Clonmel Hall.
All you can eat pulled pork, beef brisket, and turkey, along with sides and dessert.
Drinks include tea, water, beer, and wine!
Music, dancing, karaoke, and many items that will be raffled.
Tickets can be purchased at both local bank locations or from any booster club board member.
Adult tickets are $12, and children 12 and under are $6.
Contact Tammy Layton at 620-584-4472 for more information.
Thank you for your support!

Making a Difference

“I gained an understanding of my experience with Ed as one that is the ultimate reward for a hospice volunteer: To truly touch the life of another human being and have your own life transformed in the process” (Rebecca, hospice volunteer).  Harden Hospice-Kansas is looking for folks in the Clearwater area to visit our patients in your hometown, to make a difference for them.  If you can help, please contact Cathy Parry-Jones or Randall Turner with Harden’s volunteer program at 316-559-2049.

Storm Season Tips

National weather observers are predicting an active storm season in the Great Plains this
Spring.  It’s been delayed somewhat by the long winter we’ve had,
so it’s time for homeowners and vehicle owners to make sure they have adequate coverage for
any upcoming events that might happen.

The Kansas Insurance Department (KID) staff has come up with the following checklist of
questions and statements that consumers and their insurance agents can review for determining
whether your insurance is ready for spring weather-related events.
Ask yourself these questions :
Do you have the right insurance? Do you know what your policy covers? Is the amount of
coverage adequate? Does it cover new additions or recent remodeling?
Check all limits, including coverage for contents. Keep your agent’s name and number available
and easy to find, and periodically discuss coverage options with him or her.
Know your policy coverage exclusions
Not all policies cover the following: Water damage, including flood and surface damage,
whether driven by wind or not; backup of sewer or drains; and sump pump failure. These are the
most common exclusions. Riders for these situations may be available to add to your existing
Also, check your auto policy. Comprehensive coverage (other than collision) usually pays if
damage is caused by wind, hail and/or flood.

Inventory your personal property
KID can provide you with a “Personal Home Inventory” booklet to help you list the contents of
your home. Go online at, under “Publications,” to print off a personal
copy. We also have available the “Homeowners and Renters Insurance and Shopper’s Guide”
and the “Auto Insurance and Shopper’s Guide” for printing. You can also download the application for your smartphone from the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners.
Keep a copy of the inventory, sales receipts and video or photographs of your personal property
in a secure place outside of your home.
Recovering after a storm
If you suffer loss or damage because of windstorm or hail, follow these tips:
• Contact your agent and/or insurance company immediately.
• Keep a record of conversations with your agent or company. Write down the date and
time, the person’s name and a summary of the call.
• Make a list of all damaged property, and take photographs/video of it.
• Get instructions from your company’s adjuster before calling anyone to repair or replace
damaged property. Your insurer’s visual inspection of your loss may be required before
claims are paid.
• Keep a list of all damaged property with the date, price and place of purchase for the
adjuster. Make a copy of the list and all insurance forms you fill out for your own
Settling your claim
If a windstorm or hail disaster occurs, adjusters will handle the largest losses first, but they
should work to handle all claims as quickly as possible. Remember the following:
• Be present when your adjuster inspects your property.
• Insurance companies will have their own company or hired adjusters who should have
appropriate employee identification. Be leery of any public adjuster who would charge
you a percentage or your claim amount. Public adjusters in Kansas are not permitted to
adjust personal homeowner losses.
• Beware of questionable or unfamiliar contractors in obtaining repair estimates. If
possible, get more than one written estimate, and hire only local, reputable contractors to
make the repairs once you get a written settlement from your insurance company.
• If you experience problems with your adjustment, you may file a written complaint with
KID for assistance.
Get help if you need it
For more assistance call the KID Consumer Assistance Hotline, (in Kansas) 800-432-2484.


Clearwater Engineering, Inc

10460 S. 119th W.

Clearwater, Kansas 67026

Tel: (620)584-5020, Fax: (620)584-5025

Web Site:

3, 4 & 5 Axis
Experience Preferred

e-mail resume to or Fax: 620-584-5025

Library Happenings for April 2014

April is Food For Fines Month
Fines on overdue library items may be paid with a nonperishable or unexpired food item. A one dollar credit will be applied to your overdue fines for each item donated. The food will be donated to the local food pantry.
Backgammon Social                       Tuesday, April 1 @ 10:30 am
Join us for some Backgammon fun.  Beginners are always welcome!
Master Gardener Dalene Stevens-Growing Plants with Seeds
Wednesday, April 2 @ 10:15 am
Preschool Storytime                       Tuesday, April 8 @ 10:30 am
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, and crafts.  Designed for ages 2-5; however, all ages are welcome.
Scrabble Fun                                   Tuesday, April 15 @ 10:30 am
Bring a friend and a Scrabble game if you have one and enjoy the laughter and fun with friends.
Preschool Storytime                       Tuesday, April 22 @ 10:30 am
Library Board Meeting                   Tuesday, April 15 @ 6:30 pm
Meetings are open to the public.
Questions: Call 620-584-6474,, Like us on  Facebook

Our contact information is: You may also contact anyone of our members with information. Pamela Riggs, Crystal Walters, Rachel Bell, Elaine Webb & Michelle Snell.
Don't forget you can always go to the Chambers website to check a calendar of events or by clicking here.