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Have a perfect week!
Ron Preston Live Music at Danny’s – Saturday – August 19th, 2017 – 6-9p – 212 S. Clarke Avenue – Clever, MO
Ron Preston brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery. If you’ve yet to partake, Ron does a little bit of everything: rock/country/blues/folks/gospel/soul. Ron has appeared with some of the all-time greats and continues to do so. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…
How To Keep Your Tech Squeaky Clean
It gets worse…Sorry…that keyboard you tap at while eating your breakfast or lunch? It’s probably the biggest bacterial threat in your house, with about 20,000 times more germs than a toilet seat. Oh, and if you have kids…well, lets not go there
It’s not just germs and bacteria that we’re up against. Dust builds up inside gadgets over time which can cause them to slow down, malfunction or overheat. Your device essentially chokes on gunk. The vents and filters become clogged by sucking in pet hair, dander, dust, and any other floating debris. Think about how your ceiling fan can build up dust, your tech isn’t any different.
Here’s how to clean your essential tech items without damaging them:
1. Skip the household cleaners: Most cleaning products are way too harsh for our technology and can end up causing permanent damage. You want something that can kill germs and remove everyday grime, without scratching or leaving behind a scented residue. A good option is a mix of 50/50 Isopropyl Alcohol and distilled water. It has the capability to kill germs as well as remove the gunk. Alternatively, there are many commercial cleaners specifically designed for technology which are available in sprays and cleaning wipes. You can typically find them in the electronics section of the big box stores.
2. Power down completely: This is a must! Electricity and liquids don’t mix. Turn your tech off all the way, not just sleeping, and unplug from any power sources. Switch wireless keyboards, mice, etc off underneath or remove the batteries.
3. Remove any cases or covers: Undress your device as much as you can, but leave screen protectors on (unless there’s grime underneath). If your screen protector needs replacing, have a new one ready to apply.
4. Grab a microfiber cloth: Dampen a clean microfiber cloth with the Isopropyl Alcohol mix, and gently wipe external surfaces. Older or more stubborn build-up may require a little elbow grease. Always apply the cleaning solution to the cloth – never to the equipment or screen.
5. Go deep: You can use a toothbrush or cotton swab to clean between most crevices, but some areas will need a bit more ‘oomph’ to clear. For really stubborn grime, use pure Isopropyl Alcohol, but be cautious, as too much rubbing may cause discoloration.
Insider tip: Use a can of compressed air to blow the dust out. You can get these from many stores and they come with a long nozzle so you can really get in and direct the pressure. You’ll be surprised what flies out, so it’s best to do this outside! Be careful using compressed air on your computer’s internal fans though, as they can spin too fast and cause damage.
How often you clean your tech is really up to you. I typically recommend dusting out your tech at least twice a year and wiping down your tech 1-2 times per week. Following these guidelines will definitely help reduce bacteria, germs, and grime.
Here at Clever Technology, every computer that comes through our doors gets a thorough cleaning inside and out. Contact us today to schedule service and we’ll make sure your tech is squeaky clean!
Calling All Produce Vendors!
Every Thursday in July, the Christian County Health Department is hosting produce stands to encourage healthy eating. You can find info in the link below and contact the Health Department for further questions. The location in Clever for the produce stand is at the 4-way stop.
137 State Highway P
Time: 5:00-7:00pm every Thursday evening in July.
School Supplies Lists
Please find the school supplies lists below. For more information visit the school website at http://www.cleverbluejays.org
The school buildings will be closed for the month of July.
o August 1st Building Level Offices Re-Open
o August 3rd New Student Enrollment
o August 8th Teacher Workday
o August 8th Open House (5:00-7:00 pm.)
o August 9th Teacher Workday w/ BBQ
o August 10th First Day of School
Future Business Leaders of America
JH Football Camp
Junior High football camp (7th and 8th) will be Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st from 6pm-8pm at the field behind the Elemiddle school No equipment necessary, Just shorts and t-shirts.
City Council meets the 3rd Tuesday each month 6:30 pm at City Hall. The next meeting will be July 18, 2017.
Mark you calendar for the next Town Hall Meeting July 25th at 6pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Sparta.
The Christian County Library has a tax levy on the August 8th ballot to expand our libraries. Please find out more here and make sure and vote on August 8th!
Antiques Appraisal Fair
Christian County Library
Join us Saturday, November 4th from 9am to 1pm at the Christian County Library in Ozark for our second Antiques Appraisal Fair. Purchase your tickets for $5 each, one ticket per item you want to have appraised.
Local, professional appraisers will be on-site to examine your items and offer an estimate on their value. All preceeds benefit the Christian County Library Foundation.
No firearms, please.