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Early deadlines in effect for next two weeks



Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:34

Early deadlines will be in effect for the next two issues of the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter due to the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.  All news and advertising is due on Friday, rather than Monday, both weeks.  The newspaper will arrive in mailboxes 


Ventura fire service area still in question



Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:25

One township fails to return new contract

Fire protection services remain up in the air for a portion of one township served by the soon-to-be disbanded Ventura Protective Association.

According to VPA Fire Chief and Ventura City Council member John Quintus, the Dec. 10 deadline given to townships served by the VPA has passed without a signed contract from the Clear Lake Township for fire protection services with 


Local investigator warns: Clear Lake businesses not immune from fraud



Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

Would your business or non-profit organization turn down a 5 percent increase in revenue every year?  If the organization has no anti-fraud controls, then that may be exactly what it’s doing. 

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), organizations lose an average of 5 percent of their revenues to fraud each year.  Clear Lake businesses and volunteer organizations aren’t immune from the problem.

“Fraud hits small businesses particularly hard,” says local CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner, Kelly Westphal Murphy.  “Oftentimes small businesses and non-profit organizations don’t have the resources to devote to putting effective anti-fraud controls in place.” 


Community Kitchen location changing



Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:23

The Clear Lake Community Kitchen serves a hot meal each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  Mondays and Fridays the meal is served in the Fellowship Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St.  The Wednesday meal has been served for the past years at the Clear Lake Senior Citizens Center. 


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