Legal Answers for Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Virtual via Zoom
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Legal Answers for Grandparents
Legal Aid of Western Missouri will be with us to provide information about legal questions grandparents may have on topics such as custody, guardianship and conservatorship, public benets and visitation. Questions may be submitted ahead of time. This session is free and open to all.
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Fatality Accident in Cass County

On 2/1/21 around 6:58pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Missouri 7 Highway at Thunder Road. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol stated the accident occurred when the 2002 Chevrolet driven by Stormey Stover 26 of Clinton, Missouri traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. 

Hailey J. Davis, 18 of Clinton, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and transported to Forensic Midwest.

Other injuries included Taylor M. Busick 19 and Stormey R. Stover 26 both of Clinton Missouri, they were transported to a local hospital for treatment with serious injuries.

Bates County Memorial Hospital Assisting with Health Care enrollment

For those living without health insurance, an extra enrollment period is about to begin, and financial counselors at Bates County Memorial Hospital will once again offer their services to assist community members with an application.

An additional 90-day enrollment period for health care coverage through was announced on January 28, 2021 after President Biden signed an executive order directing Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from February 15 to May 15.

The ACA offers no cost or low-cost health insurance to qualified applicants. The amount of premium tax credit members can qualify for is based on household size and annual income. Financial counselors at BCMH offer preliminary phone screenings and consultation appointments at no cost to those who wish to explore their options.

A consultation also helps the applicant find the best plan based on their health needs, such as making sure needed prescriptions are covered in the plan.

Get started with a phone screening with a BCMH financial counselor by calling 660-200-7314.

The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 05

                                               February 3, 2020

The Parents of the Appleton City Junior class are hosting a fundraiser for the Appleton City After Prom 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday February 7.

Kickin’ Chicken by Robert Perrymann will be available for carry out orders only.  Please call ahead call ahead or text 660-492-3851 by 10:30 a.m.

for orders to be picked up in the circle drive of the AC School.  Drive thru orders can be placed behind the school at the cafeteria door. The $10.00 per person meal includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade rolls and dessert.

Montrose Athletic Booster Club’s Kickin’ Chicken Fundraiser Dinner has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 6 from 5:00—8:30 (or until sold out) at Montrose High School—curbside to go service ONLY.  $10 per plate includes 2 pieces Perrymann fried chicken (choice of white or dark meat), mashed potatoes and gravy (on side), green beans, roll, and chocolate sheet cake. Sorry NO Special Orders and NO Children’s Menu.

Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 will have its annual spring pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday February 14 from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The meal is all you can eat for $5.00 inside. Curbside pickup will be available. There will also be raffles for cash prizes.

Montrose High School Class of 2022 is hosting a Valentine’s Breakfast Sunday, February 14 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose VFW Hall.  Let them do the cooking for your sweetheart. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk or juice.  This is a free will donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Class of 2022

Sumo’s Pub will have a dinner for two Valentine’s Day dinner special Friday evening February 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The special dinner includes spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips for an appetizer, 2 -12 oz. KC strip steaks or boiled shrimp with choice of potato, salad and texas toast.  Desert will feature lemon raspberry tower cake for $49.99.  Call 660-476-2300 for reservations or more information.

Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, will serve their Lenten Fish Fry Dinners February 19, March 5 and 19. They will be doing curbside orders to go only. The meals contain fish, suzy q’s, cole slaw and a cookie. More information will be available later.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Farmhouse Kitchen in Appleton City.  The sponsor/speaker will be Green’s Welding & Sales.  Please RSVP by February 1, 2021 to Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259.

Does your school, not-for-profit organization, church or governmental entity have a project in mind that could use some funding? Truman Lake

Community Foundation, Inc. announces their Spring 2021 Grant Application cycle opens on February 1, 2021. Grant applications must be

completed online at before the 5:00 p.m. February 25, 2021 deadline. (Be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2021.)  Awarded grants will be distributed in late April 2021. Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-885-6195 and asking for Ryan Cook.

If you have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus or if you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of Coronavirus, as well as experiencing fever, cough, or trouble breathing and need medical attention, please call Ellett Memorial Hospital at 660-476-5219, OR AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 to ALERT STAFF PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL!  

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds. You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will accept email submissions at Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours. The drawing will be April 2, so essays should reach them before March 31, 2021.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb 3- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, Feb 4– OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Feb 10- Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Feb 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 17- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin, Feb 18– Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello/Dr. Sedberry, Feb 24– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 24– Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Feb 25- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay

Emerald Ash Borer continues to advance across Missouri, devastating ash trees as it goes.  An on-line Zoom class to learn about where it is located, how to identify, how to control and when to start controls to help prevent its infestation will be held Monday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m.  Jon Skinner, Missouri Department of Conservation Community Forester, will guide you through the answers to these questions on this free, on-line class offered through University of Missouri Extension.  Registration for the class can be found at: Please register by 4:00 p.m. March 5.  If you have questions, contact Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, at 417-448-2560 or 

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award five $1,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school.  There is no grade point requirement. A short paragraph is all that is required.  The DEADLINE is March 9.  See the ACHS Counselor for more information.


Feb 6       Montrose Athletic Booster Club’s Kickin’ Chicken Fundraiser Dinner 5:00—8:30 (or until sold out) at Montrose High School

Feb 7       Kickin’ Chicken dinner available for carry out orders only in the circle drive of the AC School 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Feb 9       St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. meeting 6:30 p.m. at Farmhouse Kitchen