April Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

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Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser

Help Support your local Community Center!

When: Saturday, April 25th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under, kids 3 and under free.

Location: Clearwater Community Center 921 E Janet Ave.

Includes: All you can eat potatoes, tossed salad with dressing, dessert, and drink.

Toppings: Butter, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar, Cheese Sauce, Chili, Broccoli, Bacon Bits, Diced Ham, Shredded beef, Green Onions, Salsa, & Croutons!

We will have "Potato Stamp Painting" to keep the kids entertained after they eat. 
For more information contact the Center at 620-584-2332 or email

Bounce Back to School

Your child’s academic development is vital to his/her future successes. Identifying the areas that need improvement, and then providing that student with additional learning experiences, is one of many opportunities that our district directs time and resources toward.

“Bounce Back to School” will give K-6 students, who were recommended by their teacher, the opportunity to come to school up to an hour and a half each day to brush up on reading and math skills that may have gotten a little “rusty” over the long summer break. 
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Casting Clinic

Would anyone in your family like to learn to fish? Terry Sullivan is an avid fisherman in Clearwater, who is working with a program that will teach fishing skills. This is a two-part program. The first class will be a Casting Clinic on Saturday, April 25th, at 9:30 am, at the Clearwater Community Center, 921 E Janet Ave. The second class will be an actual fishing day at the ponds, on the east side of Clearwater, sometime in May. If you are interested in signing up please call 620-584-2332 or email


It is time for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee social! We will be meeting at the Clearwater Village onThursday, April 9th, at 9:30 am. Join in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber.

"Writing Your Families Stories."

Joanne Abner, PhD, Author, Editor, Photo-Artist and College Teacher will show us ways to write the special family stories that are told from generation to generation. With each telling it seems to the listeners that they have heard these stories for the first time! (Not meant for genealogy nor memoir writing projects) This event is free and open to the public.
When: Thursday, May 14th, at 1 pm
Where: Clearwater Community Center
             921 Janet Ave.
Call 620-584-2332 to reserve your spot today.

Library Happenings

April is Food For Fines Month
Fines on overdue library items may be paid with a nonperishable or unexpired food item. A one dollar credit will be applied to your overdue fines for each item donated. The food will be donated to the local food pantry.
Backgammon Social        
1st Tuesday, April 7th   @ 10:30 am
Join us as we explore the fun and challenges of the game of backgammon.  All skill levels are welcome!
Preschool Storytime        
2nd Tuesday, April 14th @ 10:30 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and crafts.  Designed for ages 2-5; however, all ages are welcome!
Third Monday Book Club                       
Monday, March 16th @ 9:30 am,  Location: Tee Time Cafe
The book discussion will be on the book, “Saturday” by Ian McEwan
Scrabble Fun
3rd Tuesday, April 21st @ 10:30 am
Bring a friend and have some fun playing Scrabble!
Library Board Meeting
3rd Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30 pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  The meeting is open to the public.

Health by Chocolate-Indulge and Be Well with Jennifer Allen from Natural Grocers
Thursday, April 23rd @ 1:00 pm
Hooray! Chocolate can actually be good for us.  Learn how to use quality chocolate to enhance your food....and your health.  Jennifer, Nutritional Health Coach, will demonstrate how to make delicious, healthy, chocolate treats, and share with you some of the health benefits of chocolate or "food of the gods." 

Preschool Storytime        
4th Tuesday, April 28th @ 10:30 am

Cadet Law Enforcement Program

Are you interested in Law Enforcement as a career? If so, the Kansas Cadet Law Enforcement Academy is coming up on June 8th thru June 13th, 2015 at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center in Salina.
The Academy is open to students between their Jr and Sr years of High School. The applicant must have a C+ grade average and write a 100 word essay on why they want to attend the Academy.
Cost for the Academy is $300 which includes room, food, uniform and incidentals. Applicants may get the money from many sources, parents, sponsors, and possibly the local American Legion post.
An application can be obtained by calling (785) 232-9315. The $300 must accompany the application and both are due by March 31st, 2015. For more information click here.

Waste Tire Collection

Sedgwick County is having a "Waste Tire Collection" Day on April 16th for Sedgwick County businesses and governments only. No tires from businesses that accept payment for tire disposal. Also on April 17th and 18th it will be open to all Sedgwick County residents. They ask for no tires from businesses on this day.
  • The collection is free.
  • Limit 100 tires per load.
  • No Semi-truck loads.
  • Tires on rims are ok.
  • Be prepared to unload your own tires.
Times for both days are 9 am to 4 pm at the Sedgwick County West Yard, 4701 S West St, Wichita, KS.

New Service Offered

Bleach and Bronze Hair & Tanning Salon, is proud to announce they are now offering all nail services. The new nail tech is named Nicole. Costs for various services are listed below:
  • Manicure $15.00
  • Pedicure $25.00
  • Mani & Pedi $35.00
  • Full set $25.00
  • Fill $15.00
Call 620-584-2335 to schedule an appointment.

News from the City

City Wide Clean up
Twice a year, the City of Clearwater oversees a cleanup weekend for the purpose of disposing large and bulky items for city residents.

As part of the city’s residential trash franchise, city residents can drop off any item for free (exceptions include tires, refrigerators, batteries, or hazardous waste).  

There will be city employees checking driver’s licenses to verify that all items brought to the collection site come from a Clearwater city address.  A Clearwater resident must be in the vehicle that is bringing the items to the collection site at the Public Works Building at 400 W. Ross Avenue. Anyone bringing trash or materials from outside of Clearwater will not be allowed to dump their items at the collection site.

Friday, April 17th, 2015 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 18th, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

Artwalk huge success

The 1st Annual Clearwater Art Walk took place on Friday, April 27th and it was a huge success. This event was brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce but was planned and put together by Tricia Nichols. She did an amazing job and we cant wait until next year. Click here to see pictures from the event.

Free Hearing Evaluation

EarCare offers hearing evaluations completely FREE of charge or obligation.
The hearing evaluation begins with a complete hearing health history which will include your consultants
answering any questions that you might have.
After performing an evaluation of your ear canal your consultant will perform a complete hearing evaluation. This evaluation consists of a series of tests to determine if hearing loss is present, the severity of the loss, and if hearing amplification is needed.
Your consultant will explain the test results to you in a manner that is easy to understand.
Your consultant will answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about your hearing health care needs.
When: Friday, May 29th, at 1:00 pm
Where: Clearwater Community Center
             921 Janet Ave.
Call 620-584-2332 to reserve your spot today.

Clearwater Lions Club Passenger Train Rides

Saturday, May 2nd. Two Departure Times – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The train will depart from the South Central Kansas Education Service Center located at 13939 Diagonal Road in Clearwater and will travel to near Conway Springs and back.

Ticket Prices

  • Ages 13 & Older….$15.00 
  • 6 to 12……………..$10.00 
  • 5 & Younger sitting on lap….Free
You can pick up tickets at Emprise Bank or Home Bank & Trust.

If you have questions: Contact Steve Hatfield at 620-584-2428.
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.