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January Newsletter #2
Clearwater Communications

If you have information that you would like to have shared please email us at news.clearwater@gmail.com. You may still email Chamber questions to chamber@sktc.net

 

Chamber Chili Feed

Each year a senior from the Clearwater High School is chosen to receive a scholarship from the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship is funded through the annual Chili Feed. This years event will take place from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday February 20th during the basketball games against Andale. Find us in the concession stand, and fill up on chili, sandwiches, and cinnamon rolls. See you there!

New Bible Study

Pastor Joe Eash from the Clearwater E-Free church is happy to announce his new Bible study that he will be leading at the Clearwater Community Center. This group will start by studying the life of Christ in a study called "Son of God." The study will take place at the Clearwater Community Center, 921 Janet Ave, on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. 

Apartments Available

Clearwater Senior Residences
911 E Janet
Clearwater, KS 67026
No on-site office, please call for information, 316-838-1952, or email Cyndi at cbansemer@mhrsi.org
There are 18 2 bedroom apartments, 6 with garages.
Click here for more information.
 
Maxium Annual Income:
  • One person HH - $28,560
  • Two person HH - $32,640
Rent:
  • 2 bedroom/1 bath - $550 month
  • 2 bedroom/1.5 bath/garage - $610 month
Amenities:
  • Trash and water/sewer paid
  • Washer/Dryer included
  • Off street parking
  • Pets under 20 lbs allowed (additional deposit required)
  • Just a few steps away from the Senior Center.

 

The First Annual Clearwater Art Walk will take place March 27th, at 7:00 pm. Join us for a casual evening of fun entertainment !
What is the Clearwater Artwalk, you might ask? In a nutshell, the businesses in Clearwater will stay open the night of the Art Walk and will host an artist and/or musician.Each participating business will rovide a place for the artisits and musicians to share their talents with you, and will also provide refreshments. Most artists and musicians will also have items available for purchase. This FREE event will not only help our local talent, but will also showcase our local businesses. There will be a map provided that lists participating businesses, as well as who they will be hosting. Come out, explore, and enjoy! For more information click here.

*Artists are still needed to make this event as great as it can be. If you are an artist and would like to participate, please contact Trish by calling 620-584-4466 or by email at 
TriciaLynnNichols@gmail.com (put ArtWalk in the subject line) 

Filing Date Looms for 2015 City Elections

The City Council is a form of government that is used in many towns and cities around the world. The members of the council are elected by the citizens, and they work together to pass laws, make general policies, supervise city government, and appropriate funds for various needs. The work of a council is usually supported by a number of specialized commissions that focus on specific issues like police, urban planning, and public works.

Two seats on the City Council and the Mayor's position will come up for election this April. However, anyone interested in running for election must file by noon, Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Filing can take place at the Clearwater City Hall with the City Clerk, Courtney Meyer, or at the Sedgwick County Courthouse.

The Mayor is the chief elected official for the City. Duties include presiding over the meetings, and establishing agendas. Among other duties, Council members vote to set policy, budget, and general directions for the City.


Fall Fest needs help!

The Clearwater Fall Festival is looking for anyone who can maintain the current website for 2015. Preferably someone who knows about our website. Please contact us! You can email us at clearwaterfallfestival@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook by clicking here. You may also contact 316-737-3772.
The Fall Festival Committee also needs to get more volunteers to help with planning the 2015 Festival.

Severe Weather Safety Program

Mark your calendars!

The Clearwater Police Department in conjunction with the Clearwater Fire Department would like to invite you to attend a SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PROGRAM on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm. This event will take place at the Clearwater Fire Station 319 W. Ross.

This program is FREE of charge.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteers are the backbone of our lunch program. Not only do they deliver meals to homebound seniors in their local
communities, they also provide them with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
 
The Clearwater Community Center is looking for volunteer drivers for our lunch program. We are looking for a driver on Mondays or to fill in when needed. If you have 45 minutes to spare on one of these days and are interested in helping out seniors in your community please contact
620-584-2332.

New Yoga Class

Start the New Year out with something new! A local Yoga Instructor will be offering classes Monday nights starting on January 19th at 6:30 pm at Clearwater Elementary East! The cost is just $5 per person. For more information contact Kourtney at  kourtneykp@yahoo.com

Free Tax Preparation

Its that time of year again. Time to get your taxes done. AARP will have volunteers here to help with tax preparation at no cost. They will only handle simple tax returns.
 
Date: Monday, February 23rd, 2015
 
Time: By appointment only
 
Where: Clearwater Community Center
921 Janet Ave 
 
Cost: Free service
 
Call 620-584-2332 to schedule an appointment.
There is also a list of items you will need to bring with you. Be sure that you are given one of these

 

There's no better time than the present -- Let those who instruct for Clearwater Recreation Commission help you get fit!!

Zumba - Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 13
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Elementary East
Instructor Kelsey Mills ($20 for 8 classes or $3 drop in fee)

Yoga - Mondays beginning January 19
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Elementary East
Instructor Kourtney Potts ($5 drop in fee)

Weightlifting - Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Clearwater High School
Instructor Karen Matzen ($10/month)

Senior Aerobics - Tuesdays and Fridays
9:00 am - 10:00 am at Clearwater Methodist Church
Instructor Anne Lemon ($8/month)


Chamber Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber would like to welcome the new owner of Bleach and Bronze Hair and Tanning Salon. Tammi Halling took over ownership, and the Chamber will hold a ribbon cutting for her on Thursday, January 22nd at noon. 

Drivers Education Info

There will be a mandatory parent-student meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm in the high school theater. The following is required to enroll on March 12th with no exceptions:
  • Student and parent/guardian must attend the parent meeting.
  • Students must be 14 before January 1, 2015.
  • Completed enrollment forms with social security number.
  • Provide a copy of instructions permit valid through July 1, 2015
  • Enrollment fee of $140.00
  • Students must be available from May 18, 2015 to June 20, 2015.
  • Provide a list of medications that may effect driving.
Enrollment packets will be available in the middle school and high school office after February 6, 2015. We will not be able to schedule around camps and vacations.
Our contact information is:
news.clearwater@gmail.com. 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.