November Newsletter #2
Clearwater Communications

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Free Memory Screenings

Clearwater Senior & Community Center to Hold Free Memory Screenings
WHAT: Individuals can take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to promote proper detection of memory problems.     
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, by appointment
WHERE:  921 Janet Ave, Clearwater
WHY: It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. The number is escalating in line with the aging population; the first baby boomers began turning 65 in 2011. Advanced age is the greatest risk factor, with the incidence of the disease doubling every five years between 65 and 95.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
This marks the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 11th annual National Memory Screening Day. Sites nationwide are participating. Visit
A memory screening averages five to ten minutes, and consists of questions and tasks to assess memory. It does not diagnose any illness, but can indicate whether someone should pursue a follow-up medical exam.
It is estimated that missed diagnoses of dementia may be as high as 90 percent.

Movie at the Library

Start the holidays off with a movie at the Clearwater Library --
There will be popcorn and a special guest appearance by The Grinch himself, you don't want to miss out!
Clearwater Public Library
November 27 - Wednesday at 10:00 am
Call the Library or Recreation Commission for more information.

Girls Take A Stand Wrapping Fundraiser

"Girls Take A Stand" is a faith-based abstinence support ministry for teenage girls to let them know that Jesus loves them, and that He thinks they are beautiful and should be honored and respected. You are worth the wait! We meet once a month to discuss current issues that teenage girls face daily and what the Bible teaches regarding these issues. Come join us to discover what God's best is for us as single women or those in a dating relationship. This ministry is open to all girls' grades 7 through 12 regardless of faith. If you have any questions regarding this group and what activities we have in store for this year, contact Amey Machart via Facebook.

This group of young ladies will also be doing a gift wrapping fundraiser. It will be on Saturday, December 14th, at the First Baptist Church in Clearwater. They will be wrapping your Christmas presents for you. You can drop them off and come back, or stay and have coffee. This will begin at 9 am and last until 6 pm. For more information call the church at 584-2058.

Yooooooooth™ group Camp Fundraiser

Do you have some yardwork that needs to be done? Leaves to rake or weeds to pull? The First Baptist Church yooooooooth™ group is your answer! The kids are trying to earn money for camp, and are available for hire. They will do any yard work for donations. This is a great way to help the youth, and get your outdoor work done at the same time. If you would like to schedule a time for them to come by, call the First Baptist Church at 620-584-2058

Chicken Noodle & Chili Feed

The CHS Booster Club will have a chicken noodle and chili feed on Friday, December 13th from 4:00 – till we run out.  This event will be held at the High School Commons area.
Enjoy all the chicken noodles and chili you can eat, plus one yummy homemade cinnamon roll for just $5.00.
All proceeds help support the students at CHS in Clearwater.

Chamber Coffee Social

Come and join us for the monthly Chamber Coffee Social. It will be on Thursday, November 21st, at 9:30 am. The coffee social will be at the Clearwater Village, 440 N 4th St, Clearwater, KS. This event is open to all and we will be discussing things going on within the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce.

Monthly Lunch

A reminder that the First Baptist Church's monthly Ladies Luncheon takes place on the first Friday of every month. The next one will be Friday December 6th, from 11am - 2pm. This event is open to ALL ladies in the community, not just church members. If you have any questions please contact Trish at 620-584-2058.

Annual Chamber Membership Lunch

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Membership Luncheon on Thursday, December 12th, 2013, at the Clearwater Community/Senior Center at 12:00 pm. The cost of the luncheon is $9.00 per person. This will be a chance for you to hear about the activities the Chamber has been involved with this year along with the opportunity to discuss the vision of the Clearwater Chamber for the coming year. Since this is the Membership Luncheon, membership information for the 2014 year will be available, along with ballots to select the Board of Directors for the 2014 Chamber Board. Please plan on attending this important Chamber meeting. You may call the Clearwater Chamber number, 620-584-3366 and leave a message on the number of meals you will be reserving. Reservations need to be made no later than December 7th. Thank you so much for your support of the Clearwater Chamber over the past year and look for a new and exciting ventures in the future.
Kay Sands
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce President

Christmas comes to Clearwater

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
4:00 p.m. Jingle Bell Walk/Run Start at Clearwater Family Practice (to 4th St. & back)
5:00-7:00 p.m. Clown/Balloon Creations, Downtown.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Old-Fashioned Games, Downtown.
5:00-7:00 p.m. Hay Rack Rides Ross from Duckwall’s to 2nd & back.
5:00-7:00 p.m. Hot Cider & Popcorn By Lions Club at Emprise Bank
5:00-7:00 p.m. Live Nativity First Baptist Church
5:00-7:00 p.m. Display of Nativity Scenes  United Methodist Church
5:00-7:00 p.m. Petting Zoo First Baptist Church
5:00-8:00 p.m. Winter Wonderland Church of the Nazarene
5:00-8:00 p.m. Chili & Hot Dog Feed By Ministerial Alliance at First Baptist Church
5:15 p.m. Coloring Contest Winners*
5:25 p.m. Invocation Rev. Chris Griffin
5:30 p.m. Students Sing/Perform City Christmas Tree
6:00 p.m. Santa Arrives by Fire Truck City Christmas Tree/Emprise Bank
6:15 p.m. Santa Lights Tree City Christmas Tree
6:35-??? Visit with Santa Emprise Bank                 
Plus Luminaries, Downtown Decorations, Bells & Caroling!
 *Coloring Contest Rules:  Please be sure your name, age, and grade are on your completed picture. Take it to the business printed on the back of the page to be displayed and judged!  Deadline is Wednesday, December 4th, at close of business.  stuffed Christmas Stocking will be given to eight winners — one from each age group:  1-4 yrs., K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grades!!!  Winners will be announced at “Christmas Comes to Clearwater” event at 5:15 p.m. at City Christmas Tree. Need not be present to win; visit all the businesses to see the pictures; pick them up the week of Christmas if you want to keep them!

Community Appreciation Day

Please join us for a Community Appreciation Day!
When: Friday, November 22nd
Where: Emprise Bank
201 E Ross, Clearwater, KS
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join us for a day full of food, fun, and free giveaways!

Hay Bale contest winner

The votes have been counted and the winner of the 2013 Hay Bale decorating contest goes to Clearwater Family Practice for their "Frankenstein!" Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work!
The second place winner was the green M&M which was decorated by Farm Bureau.
The third place winner was the Candy Corn which was decorated by the City of Clearwater.

Thank you to all who participated and for all that voted!
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.