November Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications
If you have information that you would like to have shared please email us at  Since the Communications Committee is now a part of the Chamber of Commerce you will no longer receive a Chamber Newsletter. This will take its place. You may still email Chamber questions to

2014 Chamber Board Nominations

It is that time of year again! Time to open up nominations for 2014 Chamber of Commerce Board. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in being on the board, you can nominate them here. You may also email the Chamber email at In order to be on the board you must be a Chamber member in good standing. The current Chamber board will vote on the nominations in December at the Annual Chamber Luncheon. This has been set for Thursday December 12th at noon at the Clearwater Senior Community Center.  

Clearwater uses SchoolConnect

Parents and supporters of Clearwater Schools, now you can keep up with what’s happening at our district anywhere, anytime, right from your smart phone with School Connect.  School Connect is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected to your student’s school and have school information sent directly to you, wherever and whenever you need it. Whether it’s game day scores, updates on the school play, access to grade books, emergency notifications or even classroom reminders from your teachers—School Connect makes all this information available from one place. Anyone with a smart phone can download School Connect from the Apple and Android app stores for free. With the help of Jostens, our school is proud to introduce this helpful app to you.  To learn more about School Connect, visit


Clearwater Christmas Fair

38th Annual
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clearwater Middle School
140 S. 4th St. ~ Clearwater, Kansas

JodyHelton at 

Kick off the holiday season with FUN, Holiday Pictures, Christmas Items, Crafts, Food, Jewelry, Make-Up, Services & More!
Sponsored by Sigma Tau & Xi Zeta Sigma


Chamber Coffee & Board Meeting Changes

For the month of November things will be moved back a bit. The Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday, November 14th. The monthly Chamber Coffee Social will be the 3rd Thursday, November 21st, at 9:30 am at the Clearwater Village 440 N 4th St, Clearwater, KS. If you have any questions please call 620-584-3366 or you can email the Chamber at 


Support a local man fighting cancer!

"Blast Cancer Out!" Saturday, November 23rd Skeet Shoot.
All skill levels welcome.
Lunch provided.
Raffle/Live Auction.

Location: Spring Creek Hunt; 4 miles west of Norwich at K42 Hwy and 100th Ave, 1/2 mile North on 100th Ave; Just 15 minutes from Viola.
Registration at 8:00 am, Start time is 9:00 am.
All proceeds go to benefit Dave Gannaway's fight with colon cancer!
Cost is $50 per gun, 100 rounds guaranteed; RSVP by November 20th.
Please contact Steve Burkhart 316-371-5712, Cameron Cooper 316-706-4163 or Scott Prouse 316-841-5552. Tom Burkhart 620-694-1636 for the Hutchinson area.


Mason's Pancake & Sausage Feed

Come out and support your local Masons on Saturday, November 2nd, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Clearwater Masonic Hall 112 W Ross St Clearwater, KS. For more information call 620-584-2493.

Clearwater Public Library November 2013

Backgammon Social: Tuesday, November 5th, at 10:30 am
Friends of the Library Meeting: Friday, November 8th, at 1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime: 2nd Tuesday, November 12th, at 10:30 am & the 4th Tuesday, November 26th, at 10:30 am.
Ebook Help: Thursday, November 14th, at 10:30 am
Thanksgiving: The library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28th & 29th.
Questions: Call 620-584-6474,


Womens Ministries Sweet Shop Bake Sale

Friends and Neighbors, come visit, have coffee and warm cobbler or pie, then browse through the assortment of goodies our talented group has prepared. You will have homemade candy, cookies, brownies, cakes, breads and more to choose from. Holidays are coming-company is coming…buy something for now and freeze something for later. This event will take place at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, November 16th, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. All donations will go to Milk and Honey Ministries.

CHS Market Day

Come to Clearwater High School on November 4th and support your local Indian Students in entering the World of Business. Purchase anything from a meal to a dessert or even a homemade drink. The event lasts from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Looking for aircraft opportunities

We are looking to expand into fourth and sixth grade our theme of "Flight".  Last year we were able to start a flight program for our fifth grade students.  Our goal is to expand into the fourth and sixth grade the flight theme and include many of the aircraft companies in and around Wichita and the Clearwater area.  We want to provide a hands on opportunity for our students to understand design, development, training, assembly, and testing, just to name a few things.  Currently we are searching for the right connection to be able to get us into businesses that deal with aircraft.  We want to tie our current science, math, english, and social studies standards into this program and use the resources we have right here at our doorstep.  If you have ideas or connections, please contact the school at 620-584-5188.

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10:30 Sunday Mornings

Veterans Day Events

American Legion:
The Clearwater American Legion Ernest Gordon Post #93 will conduct a Veterans remembrance service on Monday, November 11th, at the Clearwater Cemetery Memorial Circle starting at 11:00 am. The program will consist of a wreath laying honoring all veterans who served our country. If seating is desired it is the responsibility of the individual. The public is invited to participate in this remembrance honoring our Veterans. Should inclement weather occur the program will be cancelled.

Clearwater Schools:
On Monday, November 11th, at 2:20 in the afternoon, Clearwater High School will have a Veteran's Day Assembly. We would like to invite any Veteran living in the Clearwater School District to attend and especially those Veterans that graduated from Clearwater High School. All of our veterans will be honored that day, and we will dedicate the "Wall of Honor" in the social studies hall. If you are a Veteran and will be able to attend the Assembly, please contact Mr. Justice by phone, 584-2361, or by email, and let him know you will be in attendance. Also let him know if you are a Clearwater graduate. Thank you to all our Veterans for your service, and we hope you can join us on November 11th so we can thank you in person.


Dinner & Auction

An Auction and Chicken Noodle Dinner to support missions will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, at the Clearwater United Methodist Church.
4pm-6pm Country Store & Basket Silent Auction
4:30-6pm Chicken Noodle Dinner 
Music provided by "Noteworthy", John Chitwood, Charlotte & Roger Dawson.
Menu will include: Chicken & Noodles, Mashed potatoes, Glazed carrots, garden salad, french bread, & assorted desserts.
Cost is $8 in advance, $9 at the door for adults, kids 4-10 $4 in advance, $5 at the door. 3yrs and younger are free.
Auction will begin at 6:30 pm by auctioneer Don Burford.
Other events: 5 pm Treasure Trove Shop preschool-middle school youth games and treasure. 6 pm Pie eating contest (spectator event).
For more information contact 
Clearwater United Methodist Church
Family Life Center
130 N First
Clearwater, KS

Free Public Seminar

Learn about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and get the details you need to make an informed decision about your health care coverage during these free sessions. You will have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Questions to be covered include:
  • What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
  • Am I effected by the ACA?
  • What benefits does the ACA offer me?
  • What choices do I need to make regarding my health insurance?
  • When do I need to take action?
There will be 2 seminars. Monday, November 4th, at 6:30 pm and Wednesday, November 6th, at 2:00 pm. This seminar is presented by Amy Claphan with Farm Bureau Financial Services. For more information, call her at 316-522-9027 or 620-584-4171.


Downtown Hay Bale Contest

You may have noticed the Hay bales downtown. Every year downtown businesses decorate Hay bales for Halloween. This year we are having a contest to see which business had the BEST hay bale. You can vote here or on our Facebook page.The winning business will be featured in our Chamber Newsletter.

Also a huge THANK YOU to Clearwater Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Downtown Halloween and Hotdog feed. 
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.