August 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 Village on Thursday, August 14th, at 9:30 am. Join us in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber. 

Community Catfish Fry

Its that time of year again. Time for the Annual Community Catfish Fry at the Clearwater Community Senior Center. This year it will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. There will be entertainment by the gospel group "Four The Cross" as well as the drawing for the quilt raffle. Come on out for a great time with friends and help support the Clearwater Community Center. If you have any questions please feel free to call 620-584-2332.

7 Steps To Using Social Media for Small Business

Are you ready to grow your audience and learn the best ways to leverage social media for small business? This session will cover the basics of maintaining your space in the social media world.  And what the heck is a #hashtag?

When: Thursday, September 11th, in place of the Coffee Social
Where: South Central KS Education Service Center
Time:  11:30am-1:00pm
Cost:  $8

All You Can Eat!

The entire community is invited to the Clearwater Senior Community Center for the monthly All You Can Eat Biscuits & Gravy event. It will be held on Saturday, August 16th, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Cost is $4 for adults, and $2 for children. Come out and enjoy some good food and help support the Community Center.

Farmers Market EVERY Saturday!

Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Farmer's Market will be every Saturday
through the growing season unless there is a scheduled event at the park
(ie: Annual Scorcher Run-Aug 9th). So join us for some Super Home Made
Pies, excellent jellies, custom jewelry, sweetest corn on earth, farm fresh
eggs (they're the best-est, squash, zucchini ( I know a cop that can be
bribed with fresh Zucchini Bread-good thing to know), and a host of other
goodies. Get there early, the good stuff goes fast ! 8 AM until NOON The
Chamber supports local business and events, so be there or be
square......... Remember, City Park parking lot !

Library Happenings

Click here to find out what is happening at the Clearwater Public Library for the month of August!

Mighty Tikes Triathalon

Announcing a new event!

August 11
6:30 pm
Clearwater City Park
For kids up to 5 years old

Kids will start off at the “need for speed” running portion, then peddle their way through the bike course and conclude their triathlon with a “swim” (dash through the sprinkers) as they head to the finish line to receive their medal. Every participant must provide their own bike or tricycle and a helmet for this event.

This event is free for participants but registration at the Recreation Office by August 6 is required!                  Call 620-584-2323.

2014-2015 Enrollment Information

Enrollment for returning students will be completed online and the enrollment system will be opened on August 1, 2014. You will receive a letter in the next few weeks with more information. Central Enrollment for new students will take place on August 4, 2014 from 12:00 to 7:30 pm

2014-2015 Calendar

Supply List

MS/HS Athletic Form

Teach Money Lessons with Back to School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping is an opportunity to teach your kids smart money management habits. Turn the annual shopping event into a hands-on learning experience by letting kids do more than choose the color of their folders or backpack.
Create a budget
Start by preparing a budget with your child. Agree on a spending range for each item on your child’s school supply list. This allows your child the flexibility to make choices, while staying within the set price range. Reward your child’s effort at money management by allowing him or her to keep any remaining money. Encourage kids to think of ways to save, like clipping coupons, taking advantage of sales and comparing prices online.
Differentiate between “needs” and “wants.” Your child may need a new backpack, but a $100 pair of shoes is a want. Encourage kids to contribute their own money to fill the gap between what they need and what they want. Many kids become more financially conservative when spending money they have earned, as opposed to money coming from someone else’s pocketbook.
Space out spending
Help your child determine which needed items are immediate. For instance, a new pair of jeans is probably not needed for the first week of school. Spread purchases, like clothing, throughout the year and take advantage of seasonal clearance sales. When it comes to extracurricular activities, consider renting or buying used equipment and instruments until your child is certain to stick with an activity.
Using everyday experiences to teach kids about money management will help set the stage for their future financial independence.
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Local family in need!

Please help our family with the loss of our loved ones. Our Father and Step Mom were killed in a fatal car accident early Sunday morning August 3, 2014. A care fund has been set up, donations can me made at Proceeds will help support funeral services. Thank you for your support!...The Gardenhire Family
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.