October Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

The Communications Committee is made up of 5 members within our community who have come together to make communication better in our town. We have made it our mission to make sure that information is sent out to residents in a timely manner. If you have information that you would like to have shared, please email us at All Newsletters will be sent out around the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.  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

Town Hall Meeting 9/30/2013

In case you missed the last Focus On The Future Town Hall Meeting on September 30th, 2013 click here for a link to the notes. This months meeting was a smaller group, but the group was able to come up with some actual plans to follow through with. 

Fall Feasts of Israel Seminar

Significant to our understanding of the bible, significant to our understanding prophecy, significant to our understanding of Jesus Christ, the Fall Feasts of Israel are largely unknown to us. On October 9, 2013, at 6:30 pm,the Clearwater Evangelical Free Church will be hosting a free seminar where we will be learning more about these feasts. Join us at 450 N 4th St, Clearwater, KS. For more information email

2013 Ducky Dash

 The Chamber's Ducky Dash was a huge success this year. The first place duck won $250, the last place duck won a $25 gift card, and a random duck won a $25 gift card. Click here to see more pictures from the event. 

First Place Duck winner Dorothy Erwin

Last Place Duck Winner Shari Mills

Random Duck Winner Aden Shackelford
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for all of your support for this event.

Dinner & Auction

An Auction and Chicken Noodle Dinner to support missions will be held on Sunday, 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

Beginners Sewing Class Meeting

Are you interested in learning the basics of sewing? Do you want to be able to make your own clothes, gifts, or just mend a hole, or sew on a button? The Clearwater Senior Community Center is interested in starting this class here in town. We will have a meeting on Monday, October 7th, at 9:00 am. This meeting will go over times that work best for everyone, what all will be needed and what we would like to learn. The address is 921 Janet. If you have any questions please call the center at 620-584-2332.

"Essence of Clearwater" Fall Fest winner

There was a new contest at the Clearwater Fall Festival this year. "Essence of Clearwater" was a contest held to see who could use art to capture moments of the Fall Festival. This years winner was David Calame who took this picture (along with many others). The title of the picture is "Generations." Check out more Fall Festival pictures by clicking here or click here for more pictures from David Calame.

Proverbs 31 Brunch

Ladies, 18 and older, come join us for a fun time of devotion, yummy food and much more on Saturday, October 12th, 10 am - noon at the First Baptist Church in Clearwater.

This October, FBC Women's Ministries is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her life. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. We will have Ashley Blevins speaking about the importance of early detection.

We will also have Denise Dias here to speak with us about freezer cooking. Freezer cooking is a way to save time, money, and eat healthy, whether you are a family of 1 or 15.

We will also be having a fall plant exchange so if you have bulbs or other plants that need dividing.... plan to share. 

Come! Invite friends! Join us for a fun informative morning! Please RSVP with the church at 620-584-2058. We are sorry but no childcare will be provided.

Chamber Golf Tournament a big success....

On Saturday, September 21st, 2013 the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce hosted the 5th annual "Light Up The Night" glowball golf tournament. This year it was held at the Tee Time Golf Course here in Clearwater. Click here for more pictures of the event. 

October Library News

October is Food-For-Fines month at the library. A Food-For-Fines Program allows you to have library fines waived through food donations. Take this opportunity pay your fines and help out the local food pantry.   A one dollar credit will be applied to your fines for each nonperishable and unexpired food item donated.  

Preschool  Storytime continues on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.  Enjoy some stories, rhymes, and crafts during this fun-filled half hour.  Storytime is geared to ages 2-5; however, all are welcome.   If you would like to be on an email list for preschool activities please call and provide the library with your email address.


Two technology sessions will take place in October.   Ebook Help will take place on October 17th at 10:30 a.m.  Bring your eReader and learn about the valuable resources that are available from the Sunflower eLibrary, which offers content from over 100 participating libraries.  Then, on October 18th at 10:30 a.m. learn how to setup a Gmail account and use Google Bookmarks.

Craft Time for Kids will be on October 25th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. after school.  Walk in and create a Halloween rubber band bracelet.  Also, our monthly Backgammon Social will be taking place on November 5th at 10:30 a.m.

The library recently purchased an AWE Early Literacy Station for children.  This computer station is a self-contained educational computer designed for children ages 2-8.  It contains more than 60 top-rated educational software programs and is full of books to read and games to play. Headphones are available at the circulation desk; however, you may bring in your own.  Don’t miss out on the fun with your little ones.

There is always new content coming in to the library, and we hope you will stop by to visit and see what we have.  Also, come see the Quilt of Valor in our display case made by the Ole Sew & Sews for our Veterans.

Remember to Like Us on Facebook or go visit our webpage for all the latest program information!



Chamber Coffee CHANGE

For the month of October the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce coffee social will be moved back a week. We will have our Coffee Social on Thursday, October 17th, at 9:30 am at the Clearwater Village at 440 N 4th, Clearwater, KS. Come out and listen to what is happening with the Chamber and enjoy some time with friends. This event is open to all. 

BOE Meetings

2013-2014 Board of Education Meetings. We will notify of any special meetings.
August 12 2013 7:00p.m.
September 9 2013 7:00p.m.
October 14 2013 7:00p.m.
November 11 2013 7:00p.m.
December 9 2013 7:00p.m.
January 13 2014 7:00p.m.
February 10 2014 7:00p.m.
March 10 2014 7:00p.m.
April 14 2014 7:00p.m.
May 12 2014 8:00p.m.
June 9 2014 7:00p.m.
July 14 2014 7:00p.m.


Food Handlers Class

Have you been through a Food Handlers class and received your Food Handlers Card? If not, the Clearwater Senior Community Center will be offering a class on Saturday, October 12th, at 1:00 pm. This will be at the Center at 921 Janet Ave. This class is open to all, and we are just asking for a donation to go toward what was paid for the class. Please call the Center to reserve your spot today. 620-584-2332.

38th Annual Clearwater Christmas Craft Fair

Kick off the holiday season with a visit to the Clearwater Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 9th. This is the 38th year for the Fair which is located at the Clearwater Middle School at 140 S. 4th St. in Clearwater, KS. The Fair will be open for shopping and fun from 9 am to 3 pm. There is no admission charge to peruse the many vendor tables and booths. The Clearwater Christmas fair has a holiday theme, but many items will be available for purchase.

“We plan to make this year special,” says Jody Helton, Fair representative. “Anyone who has attended the Fair, knows how much fun is packed into the day. We have a photographer taking pictures with Santa and we’ve really worked hard to get a wide range of vendors. We want to give every member of the family something to shop for, while capitalizing on that festive holiday feeling.”

Items include Christmas items, crafts, food, jewelry, make-up, services and many other objects. Space is still available for vendors; call Jody at 316-706-8388.

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