Hello Clever 3/13/17

Spring Break has arrived, although I’m not sure Mother Nature is on the same page!  I hope students and their families, along with teachers, can take time to relax and refresh this coming week!  This edition is chalk full of information, so be sure to scroll all the way through. I wish you a safe and happy week!

~Rachel Simons

School News

March 13th – 17th – Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
March 20th-24th 5-8 NWEA Assessments

March 20th – Beginning of 4th Qtr.

March 21st – School Board meeting, Conference Center

March 21st & 23rd K-4 Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 23rd PAT All Star Night
March 27th-31st K-4 NWEA Assessments

April 5th- Grade Check/Progress Reports send home
April 6th – Spring Pictures

April 7th — A Day In K
April 10-11- Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 14th – NO SCHOOL

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Choir Performs at SWCL Musical Festival

This Saturday, the choir students performed at the SWCL music festival in Spokane. We took 14 solos and ensembles. Their results are listed below. We also competed as a choir. The choir received a 1 rating from both judges on not only their prepared performance, but on sight-singing as well! Please congratulate the students when you see them.

Sarah Scott – 1
Roman Guerrero – 2
Ronnae Gordon – 1
Destiny McKinzie – 2
Cristian Guerrero – 2
Alison Bandy – 2
Corrie Carnahan – 1
Ian McGaughey – 2
Roman, Cristian, Megan, Corrie, Taryn, Aubree – 1
Ries Marxer – 1
Megan Harry – 2
Aubree Pemberton – 1
Darrick Clark – 2

Darrick, Brittany, Alison – 2

 

Thank you,

Alex Nelson
6-12 Vocal Music
Clever R-5 Schools

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Band Participates in the SWCL Competition

Congrats, choir students! The band also participated in the SWCL Competition on Saturday. Here are our results:

Full Band-2
Corrie Carnahan (clarinet)-1
Clarinet Quartet (Audra, Ireland, Corrie, and Aaliyah)-1
Corrie Carnahan (baritone)-1
Haley Butler-1
Kaylie Stewart-1
Amelia Curtis-1
Alan Toscano-1
Megan Butler-1
Woodwind Trio (Amelia, Kaylie, Audra)-1
Audra Addison-1
Parker Donaldson-2
Ian McGaughey-2
Megan Harry-2

 

Haley Adams

Director of Bands
Clever R-V School District
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A Day in K

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 Clever PTA Penny Wars

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    CLEVER R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT APPROVES

    GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND REFUNDING

    WITH A NET SAVINGS OF ABOUT $315,657

The Clever R-V School District recently closed a refinancing on February 28, 2017 to refund the Series 2007 and Series 2010 Bonds, saving $315,657 of interest expense.  The Board of Education approved a resolution on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, that established a final terms committee consisting of Marla Shuler, Board President, Steve Carvajal, Superintendent of Schools, and Larry J. Hart, President and CEO of L.J. Hart & Company, for the purpose of setting the interest rates on the refunding bonds.  On February 1, 2017 the final terms committee was able to lock in the interest rates for $3,465,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at an average of about 2.49%, compared to the remaining Series 2007 and Series 2010 Refunded Bonds which carry an average interest rate of approximately 4.09%. This $315,657 plus the savings of $1,008,953 from two previous refundings means that the District has saved $1,324,610 of interest expense since beginning its relationship with its bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company, in 2015.  The Superintendent of Schools, Steve Carvajal, expressed enthusiasm and support for the refunding option selected by the Board of Education.  “This plan reduces our existing annual debt service payments, while preserving considerable flexibility for the District to bring a no tax levy increase Bond issue in the future,” Mr. Carvajal remarked.

The Board President, Marla Shuler, pointed out that the $315,657 of interest savings for the Series 2017 refunding is not all the District may realize due to the Series 2017 Refunding Bonds having a call feature in March 1, 2022 at no penalty.  “If interest rates are lower in 2022 or later, we can take advantage of that.  Meanwhile we are locking in these levels that are about one and a half percent (1.60%) lower than they were in 2007 and 2010,” stated Ms. Shuler.  L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri prepared the refunding proposal and Brad M. Wegman, Vice President with the firm, explained how it can fit into the long range plans of the District.  Mr. Wegman mentioned that the three significant factors making the Series 2017 refunding possible were the lower interest rates than in 2007 and 2010, the fact that the $1,465,000 portion of the Series 2007 Bonds are currently callable and the $2,000,000 portion of the Series 2010 Bonds are subject to prepayment on March 1, 2020 at no penalty; along with the District’s ability to participate in the State of Missouri’s Direct Deposit Program.  This program makes it possible for the District to receive a “AA+” rating from Standard & Poor’s Corporation on the refunding bonds.  L.J. Hart & Company complimented Mr. Carvajal for his prompt and thorough preparations to supply the data necessary for the rating application and official statement, as well as the Board of Education for their foresight in making the Series 2010 and Series 2007 Bonds callable in ten years.

The $2,000,000 portion of bond proceeds for the purpose of advance refunding the Series 2010 Bonds will be placed in an escrow account with the UMB Bank in Kansas City and reinvested in U.S. Treasury Securities. The earnings from this escrow account will cover the interest payments on the $2,000,000 portion of the Series 2017 refunding bonds through March 1, 2020 and will prepay the Series 2010 Bonds on that date.  The $1,465,000 portion refunded the Series 2007 Bonds on March 1, 2017. The Series 2017 Refunding Bonds were underwritten by L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as being offered to local financial institutions.  Several board members commended Mr. Carvajal and L.J. Hart & Company for developing the attractive refunding plan.  “It is nice to be able to save $315,657 of our taxpayers’ money by reacting to a favorable interest rate environment while boosting our total savings to over $1,324,610 in the past two years,” commented Rex Maples, Vice President of the Board of Education.

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Join the Clever Theatre Department for it’s first ever One-Act Festival directed by students! 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
This version of Shakespeare’s classic is a superb adaptation for one-act play contests, classroom studies and mini-productions. The lyrical fantasy of a fairy kingdom, the slapstick farce of Bottom and his fellow weavers, and the wit and splendor of the duke’s court all make this short comedy a triple treat of merrymaking. The plot and characters delightfully illustrate in Puck’s words, “What fools these mortals be.” (Performed collaboratively with the Elemiddle Students! EXCELLENT FOR CHILDREN)
 
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity. (Discusses the affects of War and Suicide. May not be suitable for younger audiences)
 
Performances are:
Friday March 24: Box office opens 6:30pm/Show Starts at 7:00pm
Saturday March 25: Box Office opens 6:30pm/Show Starts at 7:00pm
Sunday March 26: Box Office opens 2:00pm/Show Starts at 2:30pm
 
Ticket Prices are:
$6 Adults
$5 Senior/Student/District Employee

Under 4 are free

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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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Community

Victor Lane Fundraiser

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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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.


Born Again Trio

Born Again is a gospel trio based in Clever Mo. If you have a special event, special church service or just want to hear some good old gospel music. Give us a call.


Ron Preston

Ron brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9p. 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. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…

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Local students graduate from SBU

The following Christian County residents were named to Southwest Baptists University’s honor roll: Skylan Akins, of Billings; Sydney Hanafin, of Billings; Lauren Strobel, of Billings; Kendra Zwicky, of Billings; Samantha Bruce, of Clever; Benjamin Keith, of Clever; Kelli McNabb, of Clever; Matthew McNabb, of Clever; Jessica Schmidt, of Clever; Chance Wolfe, of Clever; Madeline Moler, of Highlandville; Taylor Richards, of Highlandville; Joanna Turner, of Highlandville; Gerald Adams, of Nixa; Cortney Ajayi, of Nixa; Lauren Aubry, of Nixa; Megan Baxter, of Nixa; Jessica Bishop, of Nixa; Katherine Blackburn, of Nixa; Alyson Bodenstein, of Nixa; Brooke Bramwell, of Nixa; Jesse Carter, of Nixa; Megan Carter, of Nixa; Christine Collins, of Nixa; Donna DePew, of Nixa; Rebekah Dinwiddie, of Nixa; Balee Franklin, of Nixa; Eren Geering, of Nixa; Courtney Hagan, of Nixa; Samuel Hardin, of Nixa; Letty Hill, of Nixa; William Hull, of Nixa; Rebecca Kerr, of Nixa; Jessica Klutts, of Nixa; Branson LaRocque, of Nixa; Tiffany Martin, of Nixa; Alyssa McGregor, of Nixa; Christopher Moose, of Nixa; Joshua Moose, of Nixa; Kelsey Morrison, of Nixa; Bailey Pesek, of Nixa; Hanna Price, of Nixa; Taylor Swope, of Nixa; Reece Tabor, of Nixa; Stacie Wickersham, of Nixa; Logan Wools, of Nixa; Bailey Baumann, of Ozark; Cheyenne Burnett, of Ozark; Michael DeBeaux, of Ozark; Deanna Fite, of Ozark; Travis Furtkamp, of Ozark; Ethan Galindo, of Ozark; April Godown, of Ozark; Dmitriy Grishchuk, of Ozark; Jordan Harris, of Ozark; Joel Hayworth, of Ozark; Brant Jester, of Ozark; Bradley Lane, of Ozark; Sally Lyles, of Ozark; Lindsey Major, of Ozark; Taylor Major, of Ozark; Grace Malcolm, of Ozark; Lauren Mansfield, of Ozark; Priscilla Mantooth, of Ozark; Aurora Martinez, of Ozark; Julia Moss, of Ozark; Thomas Nelson, of Ozark; Austin Reed, of Ozark; Katherine Robinson, of Ozark; Tara Sanders, of Ozark; Dustin Surber, of Ozark; Mikayla Throne, of Ozark; Katie Vestring, of Ozark; Taylor Vestring, of Ozark; Kendra Walker, of Ozark; Stacey Williams, of Ozark; Mackenzie Cully, of Sparta; Jessica Luttrell, of Sparta; Nathan Murfin, of Sparta; Zachary Pellham, of Sparta; and Micheala Stockton, of Sparta.

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Hello Clever 3/6/17

Community

Born Again Trio

Born Again is a gospel trio based in Clever Mo. If you have a special event, special church service or just want to hear some good old gospel music. Give us a call.

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Statewide Severe Weather Drill
March 7, 2017
10:00 am

The annual Missouri and Illinois Statewide Severe Weather Drills will be conducted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:00 am. In case of inclement weather, the backup day will be Thursday, March 9, also at 10:00 am.

A waiver has been granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a live drill using the Tornado Warning code TOR. All National Weather Service offices serving Missouri and Illinois will issue a live Tornado Warning for the drill. The drill will be clearly marked as a test. Most warning systems will activate upon receiving the warning. Outdoor siren systems will be activated.

The warning will be coded like an actual warning, but it will be clearly marked as a test. NOAA Weather Radio will activate, and the warning will be transmitted on all other NWS communication systems.

The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) service for cellular phones will NOT activate for the drill.

Everyone is encouraged to participate!!

Phil Amtower, Director

Christian County Emergency Management

100 W. Church   Room 100

Ozark, MO  65721

Office: 417-582-5400

Fax: 417-581-2368

Mobile: 417-209-5535

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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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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/

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Ron Preston

Ron brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9p. 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. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…

Mighty Mason

Please see info in the flyer.  Mason is still in the hospital in KC; if you can make a donation, please do so through Southern Bank.

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School News

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March 10th – End of 3rd Quarter
March 13th – 17th – Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
March 20th-24th 5-8 NWEA Assessments

March 20th – Beginning of 4th Qtr.

March 21 – School Board meeting, Conference Center

March 21st & 23rd K-4 Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 23rd PAT All Star Night
March 27th-31st K-4 NWEA Assessments

April 5th- Grade Check/Progress Reports send home
April 6th – Spring Pictures
April 10-11- Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 14th – NO SCHOOL

 

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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O’Reilly Auto Parts coming to Clever

Clever is on the road to having an O’Reilly Auto Parts in town. Those driving by may notice construction at what was previously the Wal-Mart on state Route 14. This location will eventually be an O’Reilly store, O’Reilly Vice President of Investor Relations Mark Merz said.

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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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Hello Clever 2/27/17

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend!  Take a look back at the Hello Clever posts about our boys and girls district basketball results.  Proud to be a Bluejay!  There are a lot of things going on at school in the upcoming weeks and community events coming up.  Let us know if you ever have any questions.  You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HelloClever/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/R8chelasimons .  If you have news you can always email hellocleverblog@gmail.com

 

School News

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March 2nd – Cox Care Mobile

March 2nd – PTA Skate Party at Skateland 6-8pm

March 3rd PAT Story Time

March 8th – Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck
March 10th – End of 3rd Quarter
March 13th – 17th – Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
March 20th-24th 5-8 NWEA Assessments

March 20th – Beginning of 4th Qtr.

March 21 – School Board meeting, Conference Center

March 21st & 23rd K-4 Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 23rd PAT All Star Night
March 27th-31st K-4 NWEA Assessments

April 5th- Grade Check/Progress Reports send home
April 6th – Spring Pictures
April 10-11- Parent/Teacher Conferences
April 14th – NO SCHOOL

School Board

School board met on February 14th in the conference center.  The superintendent’s report and building activity reports were presented.  The board also voted to employ current Administration for the 2017-2018 year.  The next school board meeting will be March 21st in the Clever Conference Center (moved back 1 week due to spring break).

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Can Math Be Fun?

That question should be asked to the 10 Regional Qualifiers in 4th and 5th grade. On January 28th, 20 students went to SBU in Bolivar to compete against 143 other 4th and 5th graders. After 3 hours of testing, 6 of those students qualified for Regionals! Those students are 4th graders: Maxwell Jennings-9th place in Target Round, and Addie Gilmore-7th place in Number Sense. 5th graders are: Cade Clements-3rd place in Target Round and 7th place in Number Sense; Karli Hedge-5th place in Number Sense; Kanyon Nelson- 10th place in Sprint Round; and Millie Sapp-50% or more on 1 test.

On February 11th, 14 students competed against a total of 282 4th, 5th and 6th graders in Springfield. Four more students qualified for Regionals . In 4th grade, Daniel Decker-4th place in Target Round and Elijah Shiver-50% or more on 1 test. In 5th grade, Tyler Brown-5th place in Sprint Round and Riley Britton-50% or more on 1 test.

When asked how he felt before the test, Maxwell Jennings said, “I felt nervous, but when I got there I calmed down.” Daniel Decker agreed, “I was kind of nervous, but I think getting to use a calculator helped me on the Target Test.” When these boys were asked how they felt when they heard their name called, Max replied, “I felt great relief, and then I got nervous when I was standing on the stage in front of everyone!” Daniel said, “I was really surprised, because I didn’t expect to win anything. I’m going to really work hard on word problems for Regionals.”

The 22 students that are in the Math Club stay after school two days a week to work on different skills. Some kids come in on Friday morning and put in another hour of computation time. They have been doing this since late September, so they are dedicated mathematicians.

“We are so proud of how hard they work. Even if they didn’t come home with a ribbon, they have made huge progress in Math,” agree Ms. Townsend and Ms. Taylor, the Math Club sponsors.

These 10 students will compete at the Regional level on April 1st at SBU . Any students that place will advance to state. “We would love to see that happen, but they are competing against a lot of private schools and academies, so it will be tough,” said Ms. Townsend. “It’s exciting to think that 10 of our 22 students are going to Regionals. That’s nearly half of them!” said Ms. Taylor.

If you see any of these students, please congratulate them!

Here are the names of all members of Math Club:

4th grade: Maxwell Jennings, Tayler Glidewell, Grace Kyle, Lillian Hurley, Chandlyr Friend, Brady Donaldson, Addie Gilmore, Auddie Haines, Elijah Shiver, and Emily Carter

5th Grade: Karli Hedge, Kanyon Nelson, Cade Clements, Tyler Brown, Riley Britton, Millie Sapp, Gage Simons, Maverick Plank, Ireland Jones, Morgan Bos, DeShaya Downum, and Kinsli Gelle

Math Club is sponsored by Ms. Debbie Taylor and Ms. Junee Townsend.

Students Participating at the Math Contest at SBU

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Clever Elemiddle Academic Team Takes 1st and 2nd Place at Scholar Bowl

The Clever Elemiddle Academic Team competed in the 4th Annual Shell Knob Scholar Bowl on Saturday, February 18.  Clever A and Clever B teams both went undefeated in the finals bracket and faced each other in the championship match.  Reid Conrad and Blaise Fields received most valuable player medals.  The team competed against 13 teams from 7 schools.  The team had 7 wins and one loss during the tournament.  Their season record is now 16-3.  The team also took 2nd place at the Southwest Central League Annual Conference Tournament in January.  The team members are Justin Allman, Blaise Fields, Travis Franco, Ruthie Brown, Reid Conrad, Drew Hanafin, Morgan Lance, Drew Lewis, Allison Mott, Jameson Price, and Hunter Williams.  Their coach is Mr. Bruce Bloxom.

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City Hall

City Hall met February 21st to discuss regular business.  City Council meets the 3rd Tuesday every month.

Community

Clever United Methodist Church Invites you to Ash Wednesday Devotion:

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, Clever United Methodist welcomes all who wish to come to an Ash Wednesday Devotion. We will have five stations set up for personal devotion plus the imposition of ashes. Rev Juli Nelson of Clever First Christian will be officiating with me and we especially welcome all pastors and/or church members who might not have time for their own devotion due to leading their own services. The Devotion will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. until
 7:00 p.m. Please join us in our historic, beautiful sanctuary for this special time of worship and devotion as we begin the Lentin journey together. CUMC is located at the corners of Elm, Kennedy and Carpenter streets in Clever, MO. For detailed information or directions, contact Pastor Kirby Holbrook at (417) 234-0710, zzkirb@sbcglobal.net or on Facebook. May God’s peace surround you as we prepare for this 40 day journey of Lent.

Statewide Severe Weather Drill
March 7, 2017
10:00 am

The annual Missouri and Illinois Statewide Severe Weather Drills will be conducted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:00 am. In case of inclement weather, the backup day will be Thursday, March 9, also at 10:00 am.

A waiver has been granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a live drill using the Tornado Warning code TOR. All National Weather Service offices serving Missouri and Illinois will issue a live Tornado Warning for the drill. The drill will be clearly marked as a test. Most warning systems will activate upon receiving the warning. Outdoor siren systems will be activated.

The warning will be coded like an actual warning, but it will be clearly marked as a test. NOAA Weather Radio will activate, and the warning will be transmitted on all other NWS communication systems.

The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) service for cellular phones will NOT activate for the drill.

Everyone is encouraged to participate!!

Phil Amtower, Director

Christian County Emergency Management

100 W. Church   Room 100

Ozark, MO  65721

Office: 417-582-5400

Fax: 417-581-2368

Mobile: 417-209-5535

Clever Community Betterment Association (CCBA)

Have you joined the Clever Community Betterment Association’s 2017 Directory yet? The deadline is quickly approaching. New for 2017 – coupons from local businesses! Email dan@myroadchurch.com or see the forms attached here.  The deadline is March 1st for listings and advertisements.  Forms can also be picked up at Clever City Hall. Reminder – this also provides your business with a free booth at the 2017 Clever Freedom Celebration on Saturday, June 24th.   Click here for Membership Packet Information:  https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/2017%20full%20CCBA%20info%20%26%20membership%20packet.pdf?token=AWxjfY_r1LbZprpesy8pdvPJ_T7B12z4-8zJYmJReJtoQUkcYVdC3g3yjfkIwwjVMbxTlQvq5AT5tcd0tx2Cm_l37Uw4tUO1bsXFVSvDxapqO-SgeEzKqfmdXmmWhN8PlmXvixxjCho_aW7yEeVCsvfAB_8HGposUuqsW2Qq00D5zV6vaLVDuGVtNwNtH9kU6Lo
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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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Flying Buzzards Bluegrass at Danny’s Grill

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Christian County Library

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.@CHS_LadyBlueJay battles to the end, but Strafford captures #C3D11 title with 69-41 win.

https://twitter.com/headlinersports/status/835296161942618112

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Still plenty of fight left in Clever. Jays on a 5-0 run, trail Strafford 51-32, 1:07 3q.

https://twitter.com/headlinersports/status/835291305555132416

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Lady Jays Play Tonight

Lady Jays: District Championship Game 6pm at Fairgrove. 

S:  http://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/DistrictTournaments.aspx?alg=6&class=3&district=11

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Gritty Clever falls to Springfield Catholic in Class 3 District 11 double-overtime thriller

Proud to to be a Bluejay!  Great showing last night for our boys basketball!  Check out the CC Headliner below.  

 

FAIR GROVE – It’s probably easier to list the Clever Blue Jays not beset by foul trouble or injury against Springfield Catholic Feb. 23. But, battered and bruised, the Jays battled on, taking Catholic to double overtime before bowing out of the Class 3 District 11 Tournament with an 86-74 semifinal loss.

Source: Gritty Clever falls to Springfield Catholic in Class 3 District 11 double-overtime thriller

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