Hello Clever 7/17/17

Welcome back to Hello Clever!  I hope you find the blog informative!

Have a perfect week!

~Rachel Simons

Community

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

 Our tech is something we use every day, and because of this, it accumulates a lot of dust, debris and even germs. Your screen may look clean, but studies show that you would be safer licking a toilet seat in a public bathroom than the screen on your phone. That’s just gross.

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!

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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.

Location:

Maples Property

137 State Highway P

Clever, MO

Time:  5:00-7:00pm every Thursday evening in July.

http://www.christiancountyhealth.com/freshSummerProduce2.html


Schools

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

On Tuesday, July 27th, three members from the Clever High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.  Each state sends their top 4 competitors in each event.  The Top 10 in the nation are recognized at the national conference. There were more than 15,000 people in attendance at this conference where Catherine Henson competed in FBLA Principles and Procedures.   I am happy to report that Catherine earned 10th place in the nation in her event.  FBLA is the largest student business organization with more than 250,000 members.  To place in the Top 10, is a major achievement.
In addition to competing at nationals, students attended the Missouri meeting, attended opening session where students listened to campaign speeches for national office, visited campaign booths where students discussed campaign platforms and issues with candidates, attended the regional rally where students learned more about the regional candidates,  attended regional voting for our regional candidate, and attended the Awards of Excellence ceremony.
In addition to the official business of the conference, students enjoyed time at Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and Newport Beach.
Overall, I am pleased with the success of the Clever FBLA students this year and am proud of how Catherine ended the year for us.  It is my hope to continue to grow our organization in the coming years and continue to provide these opportunities for our students.
 
Thank you to the community for your continued support, the support of the school district, and the support from all of the FBLA students and parents.

JH Football Camp

From Coach Stone:

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 Hall

City Council meets the 3rd Tuesday each month 6:30 pm at City Hall.  The next meeting will be July 18, 2017.


Library

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!

http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/august-8th/


Antiques Appraisal Fair

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00am to 1:00pm

Christian County Library

1005 N. 4th Ave
Ozark, MO 65721

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.

Link to the event on Facebook:

Proposition K.I.D.S

Check out this flyer with details about the upcoming No Increase Bond Issue.  Please be informed and vote August 8th!

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Proposition K.I.D.S

Check out this flyer with details about the upcoming No Increase Bond Issue.  Please be informed and vote August 8th!

 

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Hello Clever 7/10/17

There is a ton of great info in the blog this week!  I hope you had a safe and fun July 4th and Independence Day celebration!  Summer is in full swing with the HOT weather!

There are a couple of very important ballot issues coming up in the August 8th election.  Please do your research and please get out and vote!  You can find details in this week’s blog.

I love our little town,

~Rachel Simons

Community

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.

Location:

Maples Property

137 State Highway P

Clever, MO

Time:  5:00-7:00pm every Thursday evening in July.

http://www.christiancountyhealth.com/freshSummerProduce2.html


Gig – Danny’s – Saturday – July 15 – 6-9 pm


Library

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!

http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/august-8th/


Schools

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


Proposition K.I.D.S.  (Keep Improving District Schools)

From the desk of Superintendent Steve Carvajal, please find details about the August ballot proposition to build an early childhood education center for our school district.  This is a No Tax Increase bond issue.  Please read below for more information:

When looking at the growing number of children in our community and putting out a survey, there is an obvious need in our community for our youngest children.  We have averaged over the last 6-7 years nearly 90 children per grade level.  That would mean that there is a need for day care and pre-school services for over 500 kids in our community.  Many are having to be serviced in other communities or not at all.  It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to provide this for our children. You will see a $1,125,000 bond issue on the August 8, 2017 ballot for building an Early Childhood Development Center.  It will be located behind the elementary and would host nearly 150 students.  It will house children in the range of birth through pre-school.  We will move our 2 pre-school classrooms from the elementary over to this building which will free up two classrooms for our ever increasing enrollment.  The new facility will consist of numerous classrooms, a kitchen , storage areas, restrooms and water fountains in every classroom, a tornado safe room, playgrounds, and a secure entrance.  It will also house our own after school program.   This will also create a number of jobs in our community and it can be funded by the tuition generated.  We will try to keep costs at or below the average day care costs.


Clever PTA T-Shirt Design Contest

👀👀👀👀👀Attention Everyone👀👀👀👀

Who would like to have their design on the clever wear shirts next year!!!!!!!

The PTA is having a design contest for the logo to go on the shirts for the next school year. Please submit your design by July 14th to cleverjayspta@cleverbluejays.org.

The prize will be your design on all the shirts and a shirt just for you.

Can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas.

 

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Tonight! Christian County Health Department to host produce stand in Clever

Location:  

Maples Property

137 State Highway P

Clever, MO

Time:  5:00-7:00pm every Thursday evening in July.

http://www.christiancountyhealth.com/freshSummerProduce2.html

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Fireworks Ordinance

Just a reminder:

ARTICLE XIV

Miscellaneous Offenses

Section 210.680. Discharge of Fireworks Prohibited — Exceptions — Penalties. [Ord. No. 161 §1, 6-30-1990] 

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, display for sale, offer to sell or discharge any firecracker, bomb, Roman candle, rocket or other dangerous, combustible or explosive material or fireworks within the corporate limits of the City; provided however, that such fireworks may be discharged within the City of Clever, Missouri, on the fourth (4th) day of July of each year. 
B. Fireworks Display — Exceptions. The City may, at the discretion of the Board of Aldermen, provide for and allow a fireworks display which would be open and available to the public on other dates.    

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Something old, something new at the fair

Christian County Fair

As Clever High School’s agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor, Hayley Miller gets to see students’ pride in projects year round. It’s her job and she said she loves it. This year, that joy will be shared further with the Christian County Fair. While kids involved in agriculture and 4-H are showcased annually at the fair, this year more than ever, they are in the spotlight.

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Partee fits basketball into college plans at SBU

Jakob Partee Signing

Southwest Baptist University had already recruited Jakob Partee, so it didn’t take much of a sales pitch from coach Clark Sheehy to get Partee to join the men’s basketball team.

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Hello Clever 6/26/17

Summer school has wrapped up, the Clever Freedom Celebration is in the books and summer has officially arrived!  I wish you a fun, happy, and healthy summer.

~Rachel Simons

 

School News

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


Football Camp Starts This Week!

Just a reminder that football camp starts tomorrow evening and runs through Wednesday.  If you forgot to sign up you can still show up and participate, just have a parent talk to me when you show up for camp.  I will also have registration forms for participation in football or cheer leading in the fall.  Can’t wait to see everyone there!!

Coach Stone

Who:  3rd-6th grade

What:  Non Contact football camp focused on basic fundamentals

When:  Monday June 26th- Wednesday June 28th 6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: Clever Elemiddle School

 *Camp is Free

*No equipment necessary except athletic wear, tennis shoes will be acceptable as well

*ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT COACH STONE AT 417-496-7899 OR

EMAIL: stonej@cleverbluejays.org


Community

Gig – Danny’s – Saturday – July 15 – 6-9 pm


Library

You can subscribe to receive the library news letter here:  Newsletter

Here is an excerpt from the June newsletter:

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Missouri State University names spring dean’s list

Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. Christian County students on the MSU spring dean’s list are the following:

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Students graduate college

Congrats to Michaela Hanafin!

• Taylor Nicole Johnson, of Ozark, graduated with a degree in communication and advocacy from The Graduate School at James Madison University.

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