January Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

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It is time for the first Clearwater Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee social for 2015! This month we will be meeting at the Clearwater Village on Thursday, January 15th, at 9:30 am. Join in the conversation about what is happening with the Chamber. 

Fall Fest 2015 needs help

The Clearwater Fall Festival Committee needs some help. They are needing some ideas on themes for the 2015 Fall Festival which will take place on September 17th - 20th, 2015. Please email your ideas or visit us on Facebook by clicking here.

Also the Fall Festival is wanting to get more volunteers to help with planning the 2015 Festival. If you are interested please contact

Last but not least, the Fall Festival is looking for anyone who can maintain the current website for 2015. Someone who knows about our website. Please contact us!

Library Happenings

Backgammon Social        
1st Tuesday, January 6th @ 10:30 am.
Join us as we explore the fun and challenges of the game of backgammon.  All skill levels are welcome!
Introduction to Interlibrary Loan
Thursday, January 8th @ 2:00 pm.
In this course you will learn how to use this free service to create a request for an item the Clearwater Public Library does not own. 
Preschool Storytime        
Tuesday, January 13th @ 10:30 am.
Join us for songs, rhymes, finger plays, and crafts.  Designed for ages 2-5; however, all ages are welcome.
Friends of the Library Meeting              
Thursday, January 15th @ 1:00 pm.
Have you joined your Friends of the Library? Clearwater readers are invited to join our local group in advocating for libraries, raising much-needed funds, and sponsoring programs and special events. You can become a member of the Clearwater Friends of the Library for only $10 per family or $5 per individual. Stop by the library to join today.
Scrabble Fun
3rd Tuesday, January 20th @ 10:30 am
Bring a friend and have some fun playing Scrabble!
Library Board Planning Meeting
3rd Tuesday, January 20th @ 6:00 pm
This is the regular monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.  The meeting is open to the public. Call for location.
Preschool Storytime        
Tuesday, January 27th @ 10:30 am
EReader One on One Help Sessions
Call for an appointment for EReader Help on your new device. We will help you download ebooks or audiobooks from the Sunflower eLibrary.  Most sessions last an hour. Call – 584-6474

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteers are the backbone of our lunch program. Not only do they deliver meals to homebound seniors in their local
communities, they also provide the seniors with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
The Clearwater Community Center is looking for volunteer drivers for our lunch program. We are looking for a driver on Mondays or to fill in when needed. If you have 45 mins to spare on one of these days and are interested in helping out some Seniors in your community please contact

All You Can Eat!

The entire community is invited to the Clearwater Community Center for the monthly All You Can Eat Biscuits & Gravy event. It will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 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.

Walmart Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting a succes for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market.. To see more pictures from this day please click here.

The Season of Giving

The CIC students and staff, along with the Clearwater Middle School, collected cleaning items for the second annual “Household Helpers” project. The project lasts for one week in December. Students are asked to bring items from a list to fill a bucket. Classrooms work together to collect all the items on the list. Once the project is over, the buckets are all donated to the Clearwater Food Bank operated by the Ministerial Alliance. 
This year, donated items plus cash donations, allowed for the two schools to donate 116 buckets. 
When individuals pick up food from the Food Bank, they can also pick up a bucket. Each bucket contains many items including soap, cleaners, toothbrushes, and toilet paper.

News from Post 93

American Legion Post 93 will honor Zachariah Huble as the Post's Boy Scout of the year during a ceremony Monday evening January 12th at 7:00. This will take place at Troop 898 Court of Honor, Clearwater United Methodist Church. Post Commander Robert Pugh said the Post is participating in a statewide effort to honor at least one local youth in every community where the American Legion has a Post.
For nearly a century the American Legion has promoted youth activity programs designed to stimulate physical, mental and moral growth. The Legions goal is to provide opportunities to cultivate character and wholesome ideals with appreciation for our heritage of freedom and develop a devotion to civic responsibility.
The Legion is also using the program as an opportunity to publicize its more than 15 scholarship's, Boy State, Girls State and Cadet Law Enforcement programs. The public is invited to attend.
Robert Pugh
Post 93 Commander

Hairpin 2 Now Open

As some may know Glenda at the Hairpin Parlor has decided to retire and another couple has taken over! They would like to introduce the Hairpin 2! Tracy Hickman is their newest stylist who has taken over Glenda's clientele and she is also accepting new customers. They also plan to have a nail technician in the near future. To schedule with Tracy call 316-992-3102.

New Class Forming

The winter is a perfect time to enroll your student in Young Rembrandts.  Students will advance in techniques when using color pencil, marker and Sharpie.  A Lego-inspired drawing, an art  history piece and a composition featuring a detailed scorpion will provide fun, artistic challenges.  Make a this a memorable winter for learning and fun.


Encourage your student’s sense of humor with Young Rembrandts.  Our students will learn to draw faces and  exaggerated features, they will learn to draw sound---taking any masterpiece to a new level.  Personifying animals, transforming cartoon characters and telling jokes on paper will be the focus of many lessons.  Have you ever seen a dolphin playing tennis?  Well, you will in Young Rembrandts cartoon class!


The 8 week Winter Session will begin January 12. 


Please visit to enroll in your schools after-school drawing or cartoon class. 


We appreciate the opportunity to be an art education partner for your school and families.  Please contact our Program Director (316)393-3194 with any questions you may have about Young Rembrandts.


Carla Calvert

Program Director

Young Rembrandts of Wichita

(316) 393- 3194


New Yoga Class

Start the New Year out with something new! A local Yoga Instructor will be offering classes Monday nights starting on January 19th at 6:30 pm at the Clearwater Elementary East! The cost is just $5 per person. For more information contact Kourtney at by emailing
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.