City Hall Open House-TODAY

Make plans to attend the public open house today!

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‘A great use of time’

Clever Cleanup

The backyard was filled with laughter and chatter. Several students wielded rakes, shovels, hoses and other tools. Some pulled weeds in the garden, others tilled the soil. The air conditioner needed fixed and the yard needed cleaned. The owner of the home watched and gave instruction as the students completed the to-do list.

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Clever FFA Plant Sale

Don’t forget the sale this Friday and Saturday!

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Hello Clever 4/24/17

School News

 

April 28th: Spring Choir Concert

April 30th:  Baccalaureate

May 2 nd: Seniors Last day

May 3 rd:  Senior Scholarship and Awards Night

May 4 th: Graduation Practice

May 5th: Graduation

May 11:  Cox Care Mobile


Summer School Registration is OPEN-May 1st Deadline

Parents & Guardians,
This is a reminder that summer school registration is now open. Below you will find a link that will take you to an electronic registration form for all incoming K-8 grade students. Please take several minutes to complete and submit this form to secure your child’s spot for the upcoming summer school session.You will need to complete multiple forms if you have more than one child wishing to attend summer school. Electronic registration will be open through Monday, May 1st. After this date, online registration will be closed and parents will have to contact the school offices to register their children. Please understand that your child will NOT receive a free t-shirt if registered after the online deadline of May 1st.
 
High School Summer Program information and details can be found here:  http://www.cleverbluejays.org/high-school-information
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Cox Care Mobile

For the last regular visit of the school year, the Cox Care Mobile is scheduled to be at Clever Schools on Thursday, May 11th.   The Care Mobile is a medical office on wheels that provides FREE services to children ages birth to 18 years whether you have insurance or not. You may call the school nurse to inquire about the services provided, to schedule an appointment, and to receive the necessary paperwork. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 


State Choir Results

The choir competed at the State Choir Competition in Nixa today. I am pleased to report that they received 1 ratings from all three performance judges. We have one final competition in Silver Dollar City on Friday. The last performance, our Spring Concert, is on April 28 at 7:00 in the CPAC if you’d like to hear them perform.

Alex Nelson

6-12 Vocal Music


Spring Choir Concert


Clever Bands Car Show-Mark Your Calendars!

Mark you calendar for May 13th and be sure to attend the 12th Annual Clever Bands Car & Truck Show!


PROJECT GRADUATION-QUILT RAFFLE:

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Tickets are $1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00. If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Jana Rice at 417-743-4800. All proceeds go to Project Graduation. The drawing will be held on Graduation Day, Friday, May 5th. You do not have to be present to win.

Thank you for your support of our seniors!

City Hall

You are invited to the Public Open HOuse at Clever City Hall.


New Aldreman Sworn In

Alderman Wade Pearce, Charlene Fraser and Scott Hackworth were sworn in on Tuesday April 18th.


Community

Two Westminster Alumnae Honored as Missouri’s Outstanding Beginning Teachers

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Westminster alumnae Lori Fletcher ’14 from Columbia, MO and Haylee Rethman ’14 from Fulton, MO were recognized March 29 as two of Missouri’s Outstanding Beginning Teachers at the spring conference of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE), held at the Columbia Conference Center in Columbia, MO.

Fletcher, a secondary education and mathematical sciences major at Westminster, teaches at  Lewis and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City, MO.  Rethman, a Spanish, English and Secondary Education major at Westminster, teaches at Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, MO.

Haylee is a Clever graduate and we are proud to see her succeed!  Read more at http://news.westminster-mo.edu/academics/two-westminster-alumnae-honored-as-missouris-outstanding-beginning-teachers/


Upcoming Event in Christian County

In  honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, Christian County Emergency Management and the Christian County Sheriffs Dept in partnership with the Christian County Links will be hosting a week long training for all Law Enforcement in Christian County.

This training  will assist in the response for Police Officers when dealing with people of all ages on the Autism Spectrum.  All police departments as well as the Sheriff’s Dept. and  the Christian County Juvenile Office will be in attendance with the exception of the Billings  Police Dept.

You are welcome to attend any session or contact us with any questions.

Contacts for this event is:

Shayne Duryea

sduryea@christiancountysheriff.net

Jeremy Whitehill

jwhitehill@nixa.com

Andrea Swope

andrea@christiancountylinks.net


Safe Kids Events:

 

You can find more in the Safe Kids Newsletter at http://files.constantcontact.com/0da0efff001/d7c50283-ef32-443b-85a9-2a51ebab6a96.pdf


Victor Lane Fundraiser-Next week!

The Victory Lane Team will be putting on another fundraiser this spring similar to last year’s “Strike Out Childhood Cancer”. However, this year we will be raising funds to go to grant the wish of a Missouri Make-A-Wish recipient!! We will be funding this child’s dream!! We are very excited and honored to be able to do this. One of the best parts will be, that we get to do this for a child in our area!

Tuesday night April 25th, we will have a spectacular night at the High School ball fields with both softball, and baseball games.  We will have vendors (booths available), concessions, games in between (including our dizzy bat competition and a duck throw) and a lantern lighting ceremony at the end. We may also have our wish kid there!!!

One difference from last year is that we will be selling shirts to the public.  We have two different options available. You can order through a link to a google form, or you can order with our online store (which will be a slightly higher cost, but you can use a credit card to purchase that way). We will have those links available to you within the week!! We will have several different options for you to choose from also.

Last year we raised a little over $5000 for St Jude, and we are going to try to raise even more this year!! If you have a business that would like to donate, contact Dani Riley.  $100 will get your business logo on the back of the t-shirts!  If you’d like a vendor booth for the night, contact Shannon Kleier.
Thank you all for your continued support of our “team” as we try to pay it forward. EVERY single penny of profit will go to MO Make-A-Wish, just as it did last year to St Jude. If your business wants to write a check, please make it payable to “Make-A-Wish Missouri”.
Also contact email is:
Donations
Samantha Mendenhall
Vendor information
Shannon Kleier

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Christian County Sheriff’s Office presents the D.A.R.E. Golf tournament June 16th.  They are accepting teams and hole sponsorships.  Find more here: D.A.R.E. Golf Info

Teenagers sought for CoxHealth Student Volunteer program

POSTED BY KAITLYN MCCONNELL ON APRIL 13, 2017

Source:  https://www.coxhealth.com/newsroom/teenagers-sought-coxhealth-student-volunteer-program/

Students considering a career in health care can get first-hand experience – and give back to the community – through the CoxHealth Student Volunteer program. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities throughout the health system, and may be responsible for meeting and greeting patients and visitors, as well as assisting staff.

To be a volunteer, a student must:

  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Be attending high school with a 2.5 grade average or higher. A copy of the most recent grade card is required.
  • Submit an application. An email address is required.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation.
  • Attend orientation on either Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m. or on Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at Cox South.

Applications may be submitted online until Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. Recommendation letters and grade cards may be turned in at orientation.

Students or parents seeking more information about the program, or who wish to register for orientation, may contact Pat Long, Student Volunteer coordinator, at 417-269-4157 or via email at pat.long@coxhealth.com.

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CCBA PROMOTES CLEVER GARAGE SALE DAY APRIL 29TH

The Clever Community Betterment Association (CCBA) invites you to visit the neighborhoods and businesses of Clever on Saturday, April 29th.  We encourage local residents who are considering a spring garage sale to hold their sale on this day.  An April 29th garage sale will also help residents sell items they want out of their homes prior to the Clever Clean Up Days during the first week of May.   Clever businesses are encouraged to hold special promotions on April 29thwhile many customers from surrounding areas are visiting Clever garage sales.   Clever Garage Sale Day is a great day to get out, meet your neighbors, and find several treasures.  Plus, you can put a few extra dollars in your pockets from your own spring cleaning!  We are looking forward to seeing you around Clever on April 29th.    NEW FOR 2017— In March we will announce a location for Clever community members who live outside of town to bring their items to and sell in town.  We will begin compiling a list of garage sale addresses during March and April.


Gig-Saturday May 20th, 6-9pm

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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…

 

 

 

 


Mason Guccione:

Many of you have been following the story of #MightyMason and his journey after heart surgery.  Mighty Mason Guccione, age 5 of Clever, went to be with the Lord Tuesday April 18, 2017.  If you are so inclined, there is a fund set up to help Scott and Becky in this next chapter.  You can drive through any Southern Bank location to make a donation; make the check payable to Michelle Teague or Rachel Simons with the memo line indicating “To Benefit the Guccione Family”.

His full obituary can be found here:  http://barnesfamilyfunerals.com/obituaries/view/550

Thank you for your kind support.

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Cinnamon Rolls!

Don’t forget to swing by the Christian Church tomorrow and pick up your rolls. You only have until 12:30 (not 2:00) to get yours!

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Hello Clever 4/17/17

Whew–Late, Late Edition!!!  I need about 28 hours in a day!  We ran around celebrating with friends and family all weekend and I ran out of time and energy to get the blog done.  I sure hope you spent time doing the same with the people you love!

I want to share with you The Key Jar idea I stumbled upon on pinterest.  It’s a fun way to engage your kiddos at dinner and ask different questions, making each of you think a little!  Our family has sure looked forward to our questions each evening.  All you need is a jar and a printer to print your questions-or decorate your jar and handwrite your questions.  Easy-peasy and makes a wonderful impact!

http://momastery.com/blog/2015/04/24/key-jar/

Here is a picture of our jar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read through the entire blog and check dates; there is a lot going on in the upcoming weeks!  If you have news, please send by Sunday each week.

~Rachel Simons

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School News

April 18th:  Art Night

April 19th: Community Service Day

April 30th:  Baccalaureate

May 11:  Cox Care Mobile

May 2 nd: Seniors Last day

May 3 rd:  Senior Scholarship and Awards Night

May 4 th: Graduation Practice

May 5th: Graduation


SPIRIT WEEK!

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Art Night-THIS TUESDAY!!


May Cox Care Mobile Visit

For the last regular visit of the school year, the Cox Care Mobile is scheduled to be at Clever Schools on Thursday, May 11th.   The Care Mobile is a medical office on wheels that provides FREE services to children ages birth to 18 years whether you have insurance or not. You may call the school nurse to inquire about the services provided, to schedule an appointment, and to receive the necessary paperwork. Thank you!

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Community Service Day!

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SWCL Music Festival

The 6th and 7th grade choir students competed at the SWCL music festival on Saturday. They received 1s from both judges! Additionally, the 7th graders competed as a small ensemble and also received a 1 on their performance. Please join me in congratulating the choir students!

 

Thank you,

Alex Nelson
6-12 Vocal Music
Clever R-5 Schools
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Summer School Registration is OPEN

Parents & Guardians,
This is a reminder that summer school registration is now open. Below you will find a link that will take you to an electronic registration form for all incoming K-8 grade students. Please take several minutes to complete and submit this form to secure your child’s spot for the upcoming summer school session.You will need to complete multiple forms if you have more than one child wishing to attend summer school. Electronic registration will be open through Monday, May 1st. After this date, online registration will be closed and parents will have to contact the school offices to register their children. Please understand that your child will NOT receive a free t-shirt if registered after the online deadline of May 1st.
 
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Clever Bands Car Show-Mark Your Calendars!

Mark you calendar for May 13th and be sure to attend the 12th Annual Clever Bands Car & Truck Show!

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PROJECT GRADUATION-QUILT RAFFLE:

projectgradquilt

Tickets are $1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00. If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Jana Rice at 417-743-4800. All proceeds go to Project Graduation. The drawing will be held on Graduation Day, Friday, May 5th. You do not have to be present to win.

Thank you for your support of our seniors!
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Community

Victor Lane Fundraiser-Next week!

The Victory Lane Team will be putting on another fundraiser this spring similar to last year’s “Strike Out Childhood Cancer”. However, this year we will be raising funds to go to grant the wish of a Missouri Make-A-Wish recipient!! We will be funding this child’s dream!! We are very excited and honored to be able to do this. One of the best parts will be, that we get to do this for a child in our area!

Tuesday night April 25th, we will have a spectacular night at the High School ball fields with both softball, and baseball games.  We will have vendors (booths available), concessions, games in between (including our dizzy bat competition and a duck throw) and a lantern lighting ceremony at the end. We may also have our wish kid there!!!

One difference from last year is that we will be selling shirts to the public.  We have two different options available. You can order through a link to a google form, or you can order with our online store (which will be a slightly higher cost, but you can use a credit card to purchase that way). We will have those links available to you within the week!! We will have several different options for you to choose from also.

Last year we raised a little over $5000 for St Jude, and we are going to try to raise even more this year!! If you have a business that would like to donate, contact Dani Riley.  $100 will get your business logo on the back of the t-shirts!  If you’d like a vendor booth for the night, contact Shannon Kleier.
Thank you all for your continued support of our “team” as we try to pay it forward. EVERY single penny of profit will go to MO Make-A-Wish, just as it did last year to St Jude. If your business wants to write a check, please make it payable to “Make-A-Wish Missouri”.
Also contact email is:
Donations
Samantha Mendenhall
Vendor information
Shannon Kleier
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Christian County Sheriff’s Office presents the D.A.R.E. Golf tournamnet June 16th.  They are accepting teams and hole sponsorships.  Find more here: D.A.R.E. Golf Info

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CCBA PROMOTES CLEVER GARAGE SALE DAY APRIL 29TH

The Clever Community Betterment Association (CCBA) invites you to visit the neighborhoods and businesses of Clever on Saturday, April 29th.  We encourage local residents who are considering a spring garage sale to hold their sale on this day.  An April 29th garage sale will also help residents sell items they want out of their homes prior to the Clever Clean Up Days during the first week of May.   Clever businesses are encouraged to hold special promotions on April 29th while many customers from surrounding areas are visiting Clever garage sales.   Clever Garage Sale Day is a great day to get out, meet your neighbors, and find several treasures.  Plus, you can put a few extra dollars in your pockets from your own spring cleaning!  We are looking forward to seeing you around Clever on April 29th.    NEW FOR 2017— In March we will announce a location for Clever community members who live outside of town to bring their items to and sell in town.  We will begin compiling a list of garage sale addresses during March and April.

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#MightyMason

This past Saturday we were able to celebrate with Mason at his Paw Patrol Make-A-Wish Party!  What a special time to celebrate life and this little boy who has impacted so many.  Please continue to keep Mighty Mason and the Guccione in your prayers.  The story is in the go fund me link; please donate if you can!  You can also donate at any Southern Bank to “Benefit the Guccione Family”.

https://www.gofundme.com/masons-mighty-miracle-fundraiser

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Library Fundraiser

Fiddlin’ on the Finley
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Gates open at 3:30pm. Music begins at 4:00pm.
Join us at the Ozark Schools Career Center on Jackson Street, across from the new Kum & Go, in Ozark for this FREE* family-friendly concert featuring The Blinkers, The Hosea Bilyeu Family Singers, and Casey and the Atta Boys. Gates open at 3:30pm. Concert begins at 4:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available on-site for purchase. No coolers nor alcohol.

*Donations benefit the Christian County Library Foundation.

More information is available at:

http://www.cclibraryfoundation.org/p/jammin-on-finley-2017.html

or on our Facebook event page at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/322539288149335/

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Christian County Library

The blog roll on the right, under community events, includes library activities. You can find more here:

http://christiancountylibrary.org/

http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/2016news/dec16tojan17.pdf

You can follow the library on:

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/ccmolibrary/

Facebook:

Clever Library:  https://www.facebook.com/Clever-Public-Library-116195955075348/

Christian County Library:  https://www.facebook.com/christiancountylibrary/


Ron Preston Live Music

Ron Preston brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery on Saturday, April 22nd from 6-9 pm. 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. Danny’s is located at 212 Clarke Avenue in Historic Downtown Clever, MO.  Hope to see you then and there…
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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls!

Be sure to mark you calendar to pick up some Homemade Cinnamon Rolls at Clever Christian Church.  Hours for the sale on April 22 is from 7am to 12:30.  Don’t forget to get yours!

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Well-coached Graaf the hero as Clever rallies past Pierce City

Clever Softball 2017

Ashten Graaf was plenty prepared to play the role of hero for the Clever softball team.

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Blue Jay golfers take third at Clever Invitational

Clever Golf 2017

Golfers battled heavy rains and strong winds in the Clever Invitational April 5 at Hidden Valley Golf Course.

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What are your plans this Saturday? After your Saturday Easter Egg hunts come out to support Mason and celebrate his party with him at 3 o’clock at the fire station. We would love to see you at his party and show our love and support for Mason and the Guccione family! *EVERYONE IS WELCOME**. This is a community event!

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Clever Students get a Sobering Warning about Drunk Driving

http://www.kspr.com/content/news/Clever-students-get-a-sobering-warning-about-drunk-driving-419277094.html

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