June Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

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It is time for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee social. This month we will be meeting at the Clearwater Fire and EMS Department located at 319 W Ross, on Thursday, June 12th, at 9:30 am. Join us in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber. 


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.

Summer Farmer's Market Kick-off

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to "kick-off" the Summer Farmer's Market, to be held in conjunction with the Clearwater City wide Garage Sales, which will be on June 7th. The Farmers Market will be held Saturday morning, June 7th, from 7:00 am until noon in the parking lot at the City Park. The "kick-off" event will not only include typical farmer's market items, bbut your garage sale, people from the Clearwater Virtual garage sale, or flea market items can also be displayed, making it "all-encompassing." Please note that you will need to provide your own booth, display tables, portable awnings, or trailers. This is a free event, so there will be no charge to display your wares. Please note that the pavilion, gazebo, and picnic tables are not available for use at this event - it is limited to the parking lot only. Also note that the Farmers Market will move back to its regular downtown location on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month for the rest of the summer.
As an added bonus we are hoping to have some food booths open, selling cinnamon rolls, or other baked goods, along with breakfast burritos, so come hungry!
Please feel free to share the details of this event with anyone who might be interested in attending and selling items, or reserving a parking space. All inquiries should be directed to Gene Garcia (Gene Glearwater on Facebook) via personal message, or by calling him at City Hall, 620-584-2317.

Changes to lunch program

The Clearwater Senior Community Center currently offers a daily lunch program from the Red Cross to all Seniors in town who are 60 or older, and is also offered to those who are homebound. Clearwater Nursing & Rehabilitation will be providing these meals beginning on Monday, June 2nd. At that time, those aged 55 and older will be able to enjoy these home-style meals. The suggested donation of $2 will remain the same. If you are interested in joining this program, please call 620-584-2332.

Ride, Pedal, Drive or Walk Breakfast

Clearwater Unity Lodge #273 is fundraising with a "5th Sunday Breakfast" for the entire community. The menu will include pancakes and sausage or biscuits and gravy. The first one will be Saturday, June 29th, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, at 112 W Ross. Cost is $6.00 per plate $3.00 for 11 and under. There will also be cinnamon rolls available from the Eastern Star ladies. 


Once again this fall local, Suzanne Johnson, will be heading up the Operation Christmas Child program at the Clearwater E-Free church. They will be having a fundraiser garage sale during the city wide sales June 7th. If you have any items you would like to donate they would love to sell them for you. They started accepting donations Sunday June 1st. If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Johnson via Facebook or call 620.584.2290

Local Hunters Education Course

Dates & Times: Friday, July 11th & Saturday, July 12th.
Friday- Registration begins at 6:00 pm and class will be until 9:30 pm.
Saturday - Registration begins at 7:30 am and class will be until 5:00 pm.
Place: Clearwater Senior Community Center, 921 E Janet Ave.
For more information and to register contact: Clearwater Police Department at 620-584-2317
Note: All students must be 11 years old as of 7-12-14. All sessions must be attended to receive certification.

June Library Events

Summer Reading Signups Happening now for
  •           K-5th
  •           Teen-6th – 12th
  •           Adult 
The last day to turn in Reading Logs to qualify for prizes is July 30th.  Find more information on program requirements and the sponsor list on the Clearwater Public Library Facebook page in the Program Album.  Completed Reading Logs may be turned in for prizes beginning July 8. Finisher coupons are available while supplies last.

Backgammon Social                       Tuesday, June 3 @ 10:30 am
Join us for some Backgammon fun.  Beginners are always welcome!
Scrabble Fun                                   Tuesday, June 17 @ 10:30 am
Bring a friend and a Scrabble game if you have one and enjoy the laughter and fun with friends.
Library Board Meeting                   Tuesday, June 17 @ 6:30 pm
Meetings are open to the public.

Library 2014 Summer Reading Events

All Thursday Storytime & Craft events will take place at the Library
  • Wednesday, June 4th @ 10:30 a.m., Storytime with the Puppet Ladies, Location: Clearwater Middle School Theater
  • Thursday, June 5th @ 10:30 a.m., Storytime with Dr. Papish, & Crafts
  • Tuesday, June 10th @ 2:00 p.m., Crafts for 6th -12th grade
  • Wednesday, June 11th @ 10:30 a.m., Doc Gizmo Science Theater,
  • Wednesday, June 11th @ 2:00 p.m., Fishing Program with Officer Harp, Location: Clearwater Public Library
  • Thursday, June 12th @ 10:30 a.m., Storytime with Jimmy Charles from Charles Engineering, & Crafts
  • Tuesday, June 17th @ 2:00 p.m., Crafts for 6th -12th grade
  • Wednesday, June 18th @ 10:30 a.m., Great Plains Nature Center, Location: Clearwater Public Library
  • Thursday, June 19th @ 10:30 a.m., Storytime with two “Surprise” WSU Men’s Basketball Players, & Crafts
  • Tuesday, June 24th @ 2:00 p.m., Internet Safety for All Ages with Officer Clint Luckner, Location: Clearwater Public Library
  • Wednesday, June 25th @ 10:30 a.m.,  Cosmosphere -  Living in Space, Location: Clearwater Middle School Theater
  • Thursday, June 26th @ 10:30 a.m., Storytime with Mike Bredehoft, Science Teacher from Clearwater High School, & Crafts
  • Child needs to be entering kindergarten in the fall to register. 

Vacation Bible School

Shine VBS is coming up!
Location: Clearwater E-Free Church, 450 N. 4th Clearwater, KS
When: June 16th-18th (partnering with First Baptist Church)
Time: 9:00 am-11:30 am
For: Children going into grades K-5th.
More info: Call Shari Mills 584-6952
Lets allow our lights to "shine" for Jesus!
Come join the fun!

Senior & Caregiver Health Fair

Come join us for a Health fair centered around Seniors and their caregivers. There will be prizes and freebies along with a free lunch at noon.
Where: Clearwater Senior Community Center
When: Friday, June 6th
Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
More info: Call 620-584-2332

Concealed Carry Handgun Class

Sun. June 8th @ 8:30 a.m
24401 W. MacArthur(39th) 
Goddard,Kansas Red Barn
The class will be taught by Chris Roubideaux. Chris is certified as an instructor through the Kansas Attorney General’s Office and will be covering the curriculum prepared by the Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Unit. The class is a requirement in the process of becoming a KS Concealed Carry Handgun Licensee. We welcome all students regardless of your experience level or knowledge. 
Topics covered include
*Basic introduction to handguns, safe handling and storage of firearms. 

*Firearms care and maintenance. 

*Legal issues relating to the use of deadly force. 

*Use of deadly force—preparedness for confrontations. 

*Firearms manipulation and marksmanship. 

*Range qualification.
If you are attending a class:
*You must be at least 21 years of age. 

*Must be a resident of KS or active military. 

*You will need to bring a KS drivers license or Identification card. 

*Cost: $75 cash per student. 

*Bring hearing and eye protection. 

*Wear appropriate clothing for outdoor range qualification. 

*Bring a reliable handgun and minimum 25 rounds of ammunition. We can provide a handgun if you do not have one. We do ask for an additional $10 to cover the ammunition.

*Feel free to bring snacks , coffee, water, etc. We will break for lunch.


 We offer private classes upon request. Get your family & friends or co-workers together for a class. Minimum of 10 students. 

 Contact us for information if you would like to host a class. 
(316) 641-0963 

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.