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Clearwater, KS 67026

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“Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out”

 Clearwater Public Library in cooperation with the Clearwater Community Center in Clearwater, Kansas will host “Head ‘Em Up and Move ’Em Out”, a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on April 20, 2017 at 1:00PM at the Clearwater Community Center (921 E. Janet, Clearwater, KS) as part of the Clearwater activities for the Chisolm Trail 150.  The public is invited to attend the free program.  Contact the Clearwater Public Library at 620-584-6474 for more information.  The  program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.  The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination.  The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market.  This presentation will explore how today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “Head ‘Em up and Move’Em out.” Jim Gray is a sixth-generation Kansan who co-founded the COWBOY (Cockeyed Old West Band of Yahoos) Society to promote and preserve Kansas’s cowboy heritage through the bi-monthly newspaper, Kansas Cowboy.  The executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame, he is the author of Desperate Seed:  Ellsworth Kansas on the Violent Frontier and writes the newspaper column “The Way West.” In our modern world we often forget that the food we find on the shelf and in the cooler comes from our farms and ranches,” said Gray.  “Beefsteak was once a steer on the hoof, and so it was 150 years ago when cowboys pointed their herds across the open plains to the railroad corrals of the Kansas cattle towns.  The method of delivery had changed but the spirit of the cowboy will never change as long as cattle graze and beef is on the menu.” “Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience – our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.  The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.  For more information about the KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at 785-357-0359 or visit online For more information about “Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out” in Clearwater, contact the Clearwater Public Library at 620-584-6474 or visit the Website,


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Proud to announce that Cleta Cornett was the winner of the “Find the Reading Rubber Duck” contest and will receive two (2) tickets for free admission to Botanica in Wichita, KS.

Spring Break is Over

Hope all had a relaxing Spring Break.  Now it is time to get back into things.  Remember that the Clearwater Public Library has Lego Land every Tuesday after school until 4:30PM and Story time every Thursday at 10:30AM.  Beginning on April 1 there will be an Easter contest.  A small rubber duck reading a book will be hidden somewhere in the public area of the library.  If you spot the duck please do not move it but tell the Librarian and then you can put your name and contact information in the box.  A name will be drawn, the winner contacted and announced Good Friday (April 14th).  The prize is two one time free admission to Botanica in Wichita.  While you are here for the Art Walk on April 7th you can look for the Reading Rubber Duck!  If you come to the Art Walk do not forget to put your name and contact information in the box to try your luck at winning two (2) passes to The Wichita Music Theatre (more art!), only at the Library.


Did you know that Reading makes you happier and healthier?  Great books help you understand and they help you feel understood.  Your parents always told you that reading had its benefits; but, it turns out that those benefits go way beyond learning (and keeping you out of their hair).  Reading is able to reduce stress and readers show a remarkable tendency to be happier and healthier than non-readers.  That is according to research put together by Raphael Lysander.  There are physical benefits (like a lower heart rate) and mental/emotional benefits (like increased empathy).  Read – after all, it is good for you.


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