December Newsletter #1
Clearwater Communications

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Christmas Comes to Clearwater

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
4:00 p.m. Jingle Bell Walk/Run Start at Clearwater Family Practice (to 4th St. & back)
5:00-7:00 p.m. Clown/Balloon Creations, Downtown.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Old-Fashioned Games, Downtown.
5:00-7:00 p.m. Hay Rack Rides Ross from Duckwall’s to 2nd & back.
5:00-7:00 p.m. Hot Cider & Popcorn By Lions Club at Emprise Bank
5:00-7:00 p.m. Live Nativity First Baptist Church
5:00-7:00 p.m. Display of Nativity Scenes  United Methodist Church
5:00-7:00 p.m. Petting Zoo First Baptist Church
5:00-8:00 p.m. Winter Wonderland Church of the Nazarene
5:00-8:00 p.m. Chili & Hot Dog Feed By Ministerial Alliance at First Baptist Church
5:15 p.m. Coloring Contest Winners*
5:25 p.m. Invocation Rev. Chris Griffin
5:30 p.m. Students Sing/Perform City Christmas Tree
6:00 p.m. Santa Arrives by Fire Truck City Christmas Tree/Emprise Bank
6:15 p.m. Santa Lights Tree City Christmas Tree
6:35-??? Visit with Santa Emprise Bank                 
Plus Luminaries, Downtown Decorations, Bells & Caroling!
 *Coloring Contest Rules:  Please be sure your name, age, and grade are on your completed picture. Take it to the business printed on the back of the page to be displayed and judged!  Deadline is Wednesday, December 4th, at close of business.  stuffed Christmas Stocking will be given to eight winners — one from each age group:  1-4 yrs., K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Grades!!!  Winners will be announced at “Christmas Comes to Clearwater” event at 5:15 p.m. at City Christmas Tree. Need not be present to win; visit all the businesses to see the pictures; pick them up the week of Christmas if you want to keep them!

Movie Mondays

December 2nd, 9th, & 16th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the
Clearwater Public Library 
For more information call Recreation Office at 584-2323

Gift wrapping Fundraiser

"Girls Take A Stand" is a faith-based abstinence support ministry for teenage girls to let them know that Jesus loves them, and that He thinks they are beautiful and should be honored and respected.This group of young ladies will also be doing a gift wrapping fundraiser. It will be on Saturday, December 14th, at the First Baptist Church in Clearwater. They will be wrapping your Christmas presents for you. You can drop them off and come back, or stay and have coffee. This will begin at 9 am and last until 6 pm. For more information call the church at 584-2058.

CUMC Soup Supper & Caroling party

The Clearwater United Methodist Youth group is doing a soup supper as a fundraiser to support youth activities. It will be Sunday December 15th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Come and join us for a bowl of soup and stay for Christmas caroling to shut ins around town. For more information contact the CUMC at 584-2456

CUMC 5th quarter

For all Middle School youth- Lots of Fun-music, food, and friends! Friday December 13th from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. Come and check out the music videos that will be played on the giant screen while you play basketball, volleyball, video games, karaoke, air hockey, ping pong, or just hang out with friends and eat snacks and drink pop! Free for all MS kids! For more information contact the Clearwater United Methodist Church.

River Christmas

The River will be hosting their annual “River Christmas” Variety Show and everyone is invited. Preschool and nursery will be provided at each service.
Each service will be a free, but because of seating, a ticketed event. Tickets are available to pick-up before and after all weekly Sunday services.
River Christmas
A Variety Show
Saturday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Library News

As 2013 comes to a close, the Clearwater Public Library extends a thank you to all customers for their continued patronage and support. Programs are in the process of being planned for the first part of the year. Your ideas are welcome and encouraged, so please stop by.Clearwater Public Library has a web presence through their website as well as a Facebook page. Keep up-to-date with new items and activities. Take a look at the catalog from the website to see new items in the rotating carousels and remember you can check out books through the Sunflower eLibrary with your library card and pin. The library staff is ready and eager to assist, so do not hesitate to come in and ask for help – finding a book, computer assistance, etc. 
Finally, the staff at the Clearwater Public Library wishes everyone a Happy Holiday! The December programs are as follows.
Backgammon Social Tuesday, December 3 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 10 10:30 am 
Craft Time for Kids Thursday, December 12 3:30 pm -
Make a rubber band bracelet or a pot holder. 4:30 pm
You may also bring in a 4X6 picture and turn it into a six piece puzzle.
Christmas-The library will be closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25
Questions: Call 620-584-6474,, Facebook

Chicken Noodle & Chili Feed

The CHS Booster Club will have a chicken noodle and chili feed on Friday, December 13th from 4:00 – till we run out.  This event will be held at the High School Commons area.
Enjoy all the chicken noodles and chili you can eat, plus one yummy homemade cinnamon roll for just $5.00.
All proceeds help support the students at CHS in Clearwater.

Annual Membership Luncheon

The Clearwater Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Membership Luncheon on Thursday, December 12th, 2013, at the Clearwater Community/Senior Center at 12:00 pm. The cost of the luncheon is $9.00 per person. This will be a chance for you to hear about the activities the Chamber has been involved with this year along with the opportunity to discuss the vision of the Clearwater Chamber for the coming year. Since this is the Membership Luncheon, membership information for the 2014 year will be available, along with ballots to select the Board of Directors for the 2014 Chamber Board. Please plan on attending this important Chamber meeting. You may call the Clearwater Chamber number, 620-584-3366 and leave a message on the number of meals you will be reserving. Reservations need to be made no later than December 7th. Thank you so much for your support of the Clearwater Chamber over the past year and look for a new and exciting ventures in the future.
Kay Sands
Clearwater Chamber of Commerce President

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.