Hey there Clever Friends and Neighbors! I apologize for the hiatus last week; I was once again in Alaska this time to meet and snuggle with my 3 week old nephew Ethan.
I am the oldest of 3 girls and my baby sister, Jennie, and her husband just adopted a little boy to join them and their 7 year old son. I haven’t been to Alaska since 2009 and I was able to go twice this year! We were able to enjoy a family vacation in late August, and I traveled by myself this time to get a week’s worth of baby snuggles! This little boy is truly a blessing to our family. And if you ever get the chance, visit the beautiful state of Alaska!
My sister, Jennie, and I with Ethan tucked snuggly in her kangaroo pouch.
I wish you a blessed week!
Clever Friends and Neighbors
This week I bring to you The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Dr. Richard Henson. When I asked Dr. Henson if he would participate this week, he said he wasn’t sure how newsworthy he is, but you can see that he dedicated decades to our school system and impacted many students and faculty during his tenure:
Dr. Henson is retired from the position of Superintendent of Schools in Clever and his wife Peggy is looking forward to retiring from her position as Librarian for Robinson Intermediate and Robinson Elementary in the Aurora School District. He is also retired from the US Air Force Reserve as a Chief Master Sergeant. All told he has 28 years in the public school system and 27 years in military service. He stays busy in retirement running, working out, teaching as an adjunct for Lindenwood University, and working part-time at Island Green Golf Course.
October 10 – School Board Meeting, High School Library at 7pm
October 12 – End of 1st Quarter
October 13 – No School
October 16-17 – PT Conferences (Elemiddle School k-8)
October 16-20 – FBLA Canned Food Drive
October 24 – 25 – High school Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:45, including parent orientation to using the Canvas “Parent Observed” feature.
October 25 – Middle School Student Senate Activity/Dance Night
October 27 – Clever Choir
The 2nd and 3rd graders are performing a fall program on Thursday, Oct 12th at the HS CPAC.
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It’s Official! Main Street Realty is coming to Clever!
We have leased the spot between Lucky Panda and the library here in town! So Clever and the surrounding area will now have a local expert with a small down upbringing. Clever has needed their own real estate office for a long time and our business expanded and we’re putting an additional office here! Main Street Realty is a Family owned business and has been in business a long time. We have over 60 years of combined experience in our business. We would love to represent you in selling your house, land, or farm! I’m a Clever local, my family and I go to church here in town, my business is now here in town and my kids go to school here! It will be some exciting new Pages coming on Facebook as well keep your eye out! Our official open date is November 1 but we’re open for business at any time until then. Give me, DW Coots, a call if you have any questions 417-733-0429
Clever Community Trunk or Treat
The Clever Community Trunk or Treat occurs on Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 5-7pm at Clever High School. The Trunk or Treat will feature free inflatables, games, and candy for children. You can also enter the car decorating contest with prizes sponsored by Southern Bank. The car decorating contest is open to everyone. Decorated cars should arrive by 4:30pm. Make a pot of chili to compete or just buy a bowl to enjoy in Clever Fire Department’s Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser. Individuals and organizations are invited to participate. Fro more information or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss the fun together with family, neighbors, and friends at this year’s Trunk or Treat! Brought to you by the Clever Community Children’s Events Team and our sponsors.
Clever Christian Church Annual Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale
Halloween Safety Tips:
I found this info at Safe Kids and it has some great reminders. Be safe this Halloween!
If you have children and have not yet subscribed to the Safe Kids Springfield newsletter, I would encourage you to do so. They provide wonderful, relevant information and resources about a variety of topics as it relates to children. Here are a few things that resonated with me in this month’s newsletter. See more info here: http://www.safekidsspringfield.org/
Fire prevention week is October 9-14.
I talked with Clever Fire District Chief Dozer Keithley, and he indicated that if you live in the fire district and have a child(ren) under the age of 18 living in the house, the Fire Department will deliver and install a smoke alarm for free. Please contact the Fire Department for more information. 743-2000