June Newsletter
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 Village on Thursday, June 9th, at 9:30 am. Join in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber and other businesses in the community. 

Chamber Survey

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce mission is: Improving quality of life through business growth and prosperity. Clearwater is a growing and thriving community because of the businesses and individuals that work together to make Clearwater a better place to live, work and play.
However we believe we need to keep up with what members and non members are wanting to see. So we have created a simple survey that we would like everyone to take. 
Upon completion of the survey please enter your contact information in if you wish to be entered in to the drawing for a $25 Casey's gift card!

Local Hunters Education Course

Dates & Times: Friday, July 22nd & Saturday, July 23rd
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 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 July 22nd, 2016. All sessions must be attended to receive certification.

June Events

Summer Reading Program Starts June 1st.

All children must be entering K- 6th grade, teens must be entering 7th-12th grade, and all adults are welcome. Come register to join the fun!

For The Adults:

*Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 14th @ 6:30 pm
This is the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.
The meeting is open to the public.

* Fourth Tuesday Book Club
Tuesday, June 28th @ 9:30 am, Location: Tee Time
The discussion will be on the book, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See.

For The Children:

* Lego Club
2nd & 4th Wednesday, June 8th & 22nd @ 3:30 pm
Children K – 6th grade are welcome to join us for some fun and creativity!

* Snap Circuit
1st & 3rd Friday, June 3rd & 17th @ 3:30 pm
Children 3rd – 6th grade are welcome to join us for some fun and creativity!

Note: There are only 12 available spots for both children’s groups so call or stop in to sign up as soon as possible. First come first serve! Signup sheets will be available one week prior to the event.

3rd Annual Caus for Klaus event

Please join us in our fight against cancer, in honor of Mark Klausmeyer, by attending the 3rd Annual Cause for Klaus cancer benefit on Saturday, June 25th. Each year the Cause for Klaus benefit committee picks two local people to help with their battle against cancer by hosting a BBQ & skeet shoot along with silent and live auctions.

Day Events:
POKER RUN/SHOOT - 10 am to 4 pm - $25.00
SKEET SHOOT -- 1 pm to 5 pm - $10.00

Evening Events:
BBQ DINNER -- 5 pm to 7 pm 
Adult Dinner Package: $20.00 (includes 10 raffle tickets)
Children 10 & under: $10.00 (includes 5 raffle tickets)

LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS -- 6 pm to 10 pm
LIVE RAFFLE -- 6 pm to 10 pm

Entertainment by DJ Kris Layton
For more information click here.

New Girl Scout Troop in Clearwater

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Clearwater now has a new Girl Scout Troop for girls who will be in Kindergarten-1st grade in the 2016-2017 school year. If you have a girl in this age group who might be interested in becoming a girl scout you can email Lindsey Titterington at

Message from the City

135th / 4th Street Closure Update

The City of Clearwater was informed that the scope of work for the project north of the railroad tracks has changed and that the section of road between 95th St and the tracks will be removed completely and that stabilization products will be incorporated into the base before the new pavement is laid. Because of this change, the section of 135th will be closed completely until early July.

Motorist will have to detour west on 95th to Tracy for paved roads or east on 95th to 119th for gravel.

One lane of traffic will be maintained during the construction phase of work between the tracks and Ross.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Ballet in the park

Friday, June 10th at 7:00 pm at the Clearwater City Park 
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by curious creatures as Ballet Wichita celebrates the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Written by Lewis Carroll in 1865, this whimsical story of adventure continues to intrigue and spark imaginations today. The ballet is performed in two acts. Whether you are “big or small”, you will be charmed by the marvelous adventures in this family friendly & free Ballet in the Park production!

Buy School Supplies

Clearwater USD 264 offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supply kits for the 2016/2017 year. EduKits are custom made for our school and contain what students need to start the year off right.

Order by June 1 for the BEST pricing and FREE shipping

Your child’s EduKit will be in the classroom on the first day of school.

Extended online ordering is available through EduKit’s Last Chance program from June 2- July 15. Last Chance orders are subject to an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins. For more information click here.

Karter's Big Bash

Karter Gardenhire is a local Clearwater boy born with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus.The family is holding a fundraising event for medical equipment. The event will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 4:00 pm at the Viola Community Hall. This event will be an evening of fun for all ages! There will be inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting, musical entertainment, and dinner will be served! 
For more information click here.
Donations are welcome so that we can help provide Karter with all his medical equipment and supplies he needs to continue to overcome all obstacles.
Checks can be made to:
Team Karter
150 S. 2nd St.
Clearwater, KS 67026

Zumba Classes

Zumba at the Clearwater Community Center is happening again! Classes will be Monday's and Wednesday's from 6-7pm. $20 a month or $3 drop in per class. Class is instructed by Jennifer Clark.

All You Can Eat Biscuits & Gravy

The entire community is invited to the Clearwater Community Center for the monthly All You Can Eat Biscuits & Gravy event. It will be held on Saturday, June 18th, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Cost is $4 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and under. Come out and enjoy some good food and help support the Community Center.

Incentive program for Park Glen Estates

 Developer, Shaun Weaver is very grateful to the city of Clearwater for choosing to help promote building new homes in this development! Please view Park Glen Estates website to see the very attractive incentive programs they have laid out for you! Lots are build-ready now!!!


This year the Clearwater City-Wide Garage Sales will be on Saturday, June 4th. For more information or to list your garage sale, please contact Jill McMillan at 620-545-5678. 


Photo from recent Country Kids 4-H Club project--planted 72 plants at the Clearwater Welcome sign. Their club has adopted the sign as an annual spring project. 12 club members from Clearwater and Goddard areas plus 6 parents made fast work of the community improvement project. Plants were provided by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for keeping our welcome sign great!

2016 Kansas Sampler Festival

Clearwater was among the 30 plus cities/counties helping to kick off the 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival activities in Winfield on May 7th. A variety of flags were presented at the opening ceremony and later inserted over a t-post along the “avenue of flags” to be displayed during the two-day event.
The Clearwater Chamber also had a display booth in the Sumner County Tent during the event—yes Sumner County invited Clearwater to help fill extra space in their tent at no cost. Chamber representatives that volunteered at the event reported the event as a very unique and worthwhile effort. The purpose of the festival is to familiarize guests about things to see and do in Kansas. Over 8200 guests attended the 2016 Sampler Festival which was cut short by heavy downpours early Sunday Afternoon The event will return to Winfield again on the first week-end of May, 2017.

Foreign Exchange Family needed

We are looking for a home for a foreign exchange student named Laila, she's from Switzerland. Laila is 17 years old and Catholic. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinanarian when she grows up. She also enjoys taking care of her younger sisters, so she's good with kids. Let Crystal Walter know if you know of anyone who may want to host Laila. She will arrive in Kansas August 10th. Crystal can be contacted by email

Free Hair Workshop

There are still seats available for the June 18th Daddy Daughter Hair Factory braiding class! This would be a good way to celebrate Father's Day by spending some time with your daughter(s)! The class will be taught in Clearwater, KS on June 18th from 3-4, it's completely free, and I will cover things such as detangling, basic braids and buns. Be sure to message me on Facebook or send me an email at for more information or to reserve your spot!
Shawn Watson

Our contact information is:
You may also contact Pamela Riggs with information. 
Don't forget you can always go to the Chambers website to check a calendar of events or by clicking here.