April Newsletter #2
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

"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.


Employment Opportunity
Summer 2015
  • Job opening to assist preparing baseball fields for games and other duties as assigned from May-July
  • Must be at least 17 years old with a valid unrestricted driver's license
  • Training will be provided
  • 10-15 hours per week
​Apply at Clearwater City Hall (129 E. Ross)

New Services 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.

Free Hearing Evaluation

EarCare offers hearing evaluations completely FREE of charge, and with no obligation.
The hearing evaluation begins with a complete hearing health history which will include your consultant
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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for this summer? Are you entering 7th - 12th grade? Then we have the job for you!  If interested, drop by the Clearwater Public Library to pick up a VolunTEEN application. We will be holding an informational session on Friday, May 8th, at 3:30 pm. 
Hope to see you there!

Handgun Safety Education

On April 2, 2015, the State of Kansas affirmed the Second Amendment and the rights associated by allowing residents legally able to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.  With this right comes great responsibility.  I would like to offer my experience, knowledge, and training to educate those interested in exercising this right in a safe and knowledgeable way. I can provide hands-on learning experience that will take two to three hours of your time.  I will limit class size  to 10 people, for a more attentive experience.

I have over 38 years in law enforcement, 26 ½ years as a Master State Trooper, certified training as a Range Master through the FBI, Hunter Education Instructor since 1978, Certified Armorer, and a competitive handgun shooter at the state level, having won many awards.  I also continue to compete in Wichita area shooting leagues.

Initially, this will be open to women only, both beginners and experienced. I want this to be a forum to ask questions and learn the proper way to safely handle firearms.  

If you have thought about joining the many who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights, please feel free to contact me.

The cost for the class is $25, and includes handout materials and hands-on examination of concealable firearms you might be considering.  Actual range training is an additional $20 per hour, plus the cost of ammunition. Range training is limited to two students per session for more personalized instruction.

References are available upon request.   If you are looking for an instructor for whom patience, safety, and education are paramount, please consider taking my class.  This will be a judgement-free environment where there are no “dumb” questions.

Please contact Gene at
Our contact information is: You may also contact anyone of our members with information. Pamela Riggs, Crystal Walters, Rachel Bell, Elaine Webb & Michelle Snell.
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