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We lost John at about 10:15 pm on Wednesday, July 25. 

Please join us next Sunday. 

Come help us celebrate the life of John Clauson. We will hold a ceremony and celebration at the Number 4 rapid on the Arkansas River at 2:00 pm. We very much welcome anyone who would like to say something about John to speak briefly at this event. Please brings chairs and/or blankets if you would like a place to sit. This will take place in an open dirt area by the river. Dress is casual. 

One thing we would like to do as part of the ceremony is put flowers into the river for John. Please bring flowers if you would like, and we will also try to have extras for anyone who forgets. 

It could be hot (or cold and rainy) so please try to come prepared for various weather conditions. Good things to bring: water or other beverages, rain jacket, umbrella, and sun protection.

After the ceremony you are welcome to join us at Deanna and John's house in Buena Vista for a "steak-out." Two great pleasures in John's life were great steak and well-brewed beer. So please bring your favorite cut of meat to throw on the grill, your favorite beer or wine or other beverage of choice, and a chair. (We'll have some extra chairs for those from out of town.) We will provide sides and non-alcoholic beverages. Please don't feel like you have to join us for this part, but anyone is welcome. 

Directions to the location from Buena Vista: 
Take Hwy 24 North for approximately 9 miles. Between mile marker 201 and 202 take a right (East) on County Road 371. Shortly before this turn you will see a sign for the Railroad Bridge. Cross the river, then turn left on the dirt road that parallels the river going upstream (also 371). Continue on the road to the parking area. This road is slightly rough but is still appropriate for 2-wheel drive vehicles.

Directions to Deanna and John's House: 
410 California St. 
Buena Vista
From the Number 4 rapid, head back to Buena Vista and take a left at the only stoplight in town. After 0.2 miles take a right at Colorado Ave. Continue on this road until Colorado Ave. turns into California St (the 3rd block). The house will be on your right. Brown house with green roof.