Butler School New Online Registration

Attention Butler Parents and Students,

The new online registration module is now ready! Butler School is very excited to make registration faster and more efficient, eliminating much paperwork for you and their staff.

You will need to have online registration completed, submitted, and approved before Back to School night for elementary students.

Junior High and High School Students before coming to the building and getting their schedules.

Log in with your username and password using the following instructions. Your username will be your full email address. If you do not have or remember your password, you should have a reset password email in your inbox or can click “Forgot Password.”

Go to Butler School website: butlerr5.org then click Menu, and under “For Parents,” click Parent Portal. Enter your unique username and password.

Once you have successfully logged on, use the menu bar at the top to select your child and the area that you would like to view.

You will be prompted to complete online registration on a yellow bar across the screen. Click “View” to start registration.

Registration documents save as you enter them. You do not have to complete registration in one sitting. However, your registration will not be considered until you submit it completely. If you have questions or need help, please contact the Butler school directly.

Three Bates County Teachers Receive Grants from WGU Missouri

Three teachers from Bates County were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Andrea Martin, a first-grade teacher at Miami Elementary School in the Miami R-1 School District in Amoret, received a $300 grant to create an after-school STEM club. Stephanie Lovelace, a school counselor in the Ballard R-2 School District in Butler, received a $439 grant that will be used to purchase an elementary social skills kit for 5th grade students. Jackson Duncan, a 6th grade teacher in the Ballard R-2 District, received a $300 grant that will be used to purchase an Oculus Quest headset for his classroom. All three teachers learned they were selected for the grants in May when they were surprised with check presentations at their schools

Martin’s school does not offer many extracurricular activities geared toward elementary students, so she has decided to start an after-school STEM club for students in 1st through 6th grades, separating the younger and older grades from each other into two different groups. She hopes that by starting a free extracurricular STEM learning club, more students will be able to grow their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and take ownership of their learning, using the process of design, building, testing, troubleshooting, retesting and reflecting. She also hopes to make students aware of the different career choices they could have in their future. The grant Martin received from WGU Missouri will be used to buy STEM supplies for building, including rubber bands, popsicle sticks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, tape, cups, Play-doh and balloons. The funds will also be used to add a water bottle rocket launcher and propellers for future transportation STEM projects.

The $439 grant awarded to Lovelace will be used to purchase a Second Step Elementary Classroom Kit for grade 5 called “Confident and Responsible.” The kit includes activities, award-winning videos, and guided classroom discussions to help students understand the complexities of feelings and reactions so they can be ready to learn and deal with emotions and problems responsibly. Ballard R-2 currently doesn’t offer a social emotional learning curriculum, and Lovelace feels that by having this kit available for elementary students, they’ll be able to obtain the skills needed to deal with gossip and peer pressure. She believes they’ll also gain skills that will help them self-regulate their emotions so they can focus while in class and be fully engaged. Lovelace plans to tailor these lessons for all K-12 students, who she spends time with each week.

Duncan’s $300 grant will be used to purchase an Oculus Quest virtual reality system for his classroom. Duncan has been using his personal Oculus Quest in his classroom to help expand on various subjects in ways that would not be possible otherwise. Adding another device to his classroom will double the number of chances for students to take part in this innovative learning experience. The virtual reality component brings his teaching to life, allowing students to experience subjects in different ways. For instance, students can experience what it was like being in the trenches during World War I, travel through a virtual Jurassic Park to encounter dinosaurs face-to-face and create their own solar system and learn how gravity affects them. The Oculus provides a unique teaching experience that motivates the students to learn whatever subject matter is connected to it and keeps them fully engaged.

The innovative classroom projects were among 50 across Missouri chosen by WGU Missouri to receive funding. The nonprofit, fully online university issued a call in March for K-12 teachers across the state to nominate proposed classroom projects by April 17 for the opportunity to receive full or partial funding through its “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Nearly 200 nominations were received statewide. Most grants were awarded during Teacher Appreciation Week, which ran from May 2-6.

“We received nominations for some amazing classroom projects, and we are happy to bring so many to life through this year’s ‘Fund My Classroom’ initiative,” said Dr. Terrance Hopson, Regional Vice President of WGU Missouri. “When it comes to expanding classroom curriculum and employing innovative techniques to engage and challenge students, teachers are often limited by costs. This initiative is an opportunity for WGU to give back to teachers, who go above and beyond to educate our students, by providing them with funding they can use to further enhance learning both in and out of the classroom.”

To learn more about the “Fund My Classroom” initiative and the work WGU Missouri is doing to help teachers advance their careers, visit missouri.wgu.edu.  

About WGU Missouri

WGU Missouri is a competency-based, online university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.

Established in 2013 through a partnership with nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Missouri is open to all qualified Missouri residents. The university is nonprofit and self-sustaining on flat-rate tuition of about $7,600 per year for most programs. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Nursing College programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE*), and the Health

BCMH Requests ARPA Funds for Aging Ambulance Units

Bates County Memorial Hospital (BCMH) has submitted applications to Bates County Commissioners requesting funding through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for replacement of two aging ambulance units, and reimbursement for revamping the hospital’s central registration area to enhance infection prevention measures. BCMH seeks this funding in response to COVID-19, a disease that continues to pose a threat to Americans’ health. These funds would be used to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 to the general public: 

  1. A request for $600,000 for the replacement of two aging ambulances with an estimated cost of $300,000 per unit. (In 2021, BCMH replaced a 2010 model ambulance with approximately 300,000 miles; the new Unit 1 ambulance was purchased for approximately $265,000.) BCMH provides 911 ambulance services for Bates County residents without any subsidies, and currently operates four ambulances to meet the needs of the county. Due to the significant cost of an ambulance, the replacement program for these vehicles is staggered. Two of the hospital’s ambulances will need to be replaced soon. The need for replacement has been expedited due to the increased mileage related to transfers going further out when hospitals in Kansas City were full due to the pandemic. The investment in these vehicles is important and truly benefits all residents of the county.
  2. A request for $146,883 for reimbursement for revamping the hospital’s central registration to address infection control guidelines, a project completed in 2021. This project was developed with private, individual glass registration offices with physical barriers, accomplishing social distancing and privacy for patients and staff. BCMH would not have allocated or expended funds toward this project had it not been necessary to address the infectious nature of the COVID-19 virus.

Both requests made by BCMH fall under eligible use for ARPA funding, and “ambulances” are specifically listed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury under “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF): Overview of the Final Rule”, page 14, a part of the American Rescue Plan.

The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 31

August 3, 2022

Unofficial election results from the St. Clair Co. Clerk:

Republican: US Senator: Lewis 12   Schmitt 540  Long 178  Greitens 350  Mowinski 3  Gardner 6  Porter 11  Hartzler 833  Sims 7  McCloskey 83  McElroy19  Chilton 2 Allen 13  Schatz 13  Tunnell 2  Schepers 0  Joiner 3  Olson 5  Breyfogle 2  McClannahan 4 Vaughn 10 Auditor: Gregory  792 Fitzpatarick 1118  Dist 4 Rep: Campbell 80  Bratlin 464  Irwin 227 Alford 501  Bruce 603  Burks 141  Labrue 31  Senator #28: Yarberry 271   Crawford 1540  Arnold 223  Rep #126: Kalberloh 1577  Kelsay 497  Judge: Rellihan 1800  Presiding Commissioner: Salmon 1167  Sherman 868  Clerk:Fletcher 1096  Nance 998  Recorder: Snodgrass 896  Jackson 1163  Treasurer: Shelby 1903  Attorney: Dysart 1834 Collector: Guffey 1921  Democrat: US Sen: Rolen 5  Ross 7  Wright 8  Shipp 5  Toder 3  Kunce 79  Kelly 8  Taylor 2  Kelly 6  Valentine 106  Harris 6  Auditor: Green  220 Rep #4: Truman 218   Clerk: Hubbard 224   Libertarian: Sen: Dine 2  Auditor: Hartwig 2  Rep: Langkraehr 2  Constitution: Sen: Venable 2

The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be Saturday, August 6, 2022.  The day will kick off with the 5K run/walk/bicycle at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m. in front of the Hospital.  EMH’s Auxiliary bake sale will be inside in the Hospital in the Dining Room.  Starting at 8:00 a.m., there will be multiple vendors set up on the outside lawn.  The Lab will have some special-priced lab draws available including BMP/TSH $25, BMP/LIPID Panel/TSH $30, Hemoglobin A1C $15, and PSA $15. Weather permitting, Life Flight Eagle will land at noon.  Thorni Ridge Exotics will have a petting zoo and bouncy house. KC Wolf will be making an appearance sometime throughout the event. There will be free hotdogs, chips, water and free sno-cones!  Watch Ellett Memorial Facebook page for further details. 

University of Missouri Extension has scheduled a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at the Ellett Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 610 N. Ohio Street, Appleton City, MO 64724 every Thursday afternoon from August 11 to September 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Each course registrant will be provided a free copy of Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions as a reference for additional study and healthcare planning. The workshop is free and interested individuals can register for this six-week course by calling the University of Missouri Extension – St. Clair County Center at 417-646-2419 or e-mailing StClairCo@missouri.edu. This course is limited to 10 participants, so call to register right away. 

There will be Vacation Bible School at the Montrose Baptist Mission, 306 E. 2nd St. across from the R-14 School August 8-12, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Pre-K thru 7th graders are all welcome to attend. At Zoomerang VBS, you’ll marvel at the unforgettable wildlife, culture and beauty of Australia while exploring the wonder and value of life from the lives of pre born babies to eternal life in the kingdom of God!

Appleton City Fair will be August 11-13.  Early armbands will be $15 and are on sale Thursday at Food Fair and True Value until noon Thursday August 11. On the grounds, they will be $25. The schedule will be in the AC Journal and Mid America this week or see their Facebook page: Appleton City MO Fair. Booth forms are still available for pick-up at City Hall. Food forms have a check list to include all information or can be emailed. Contact acmolampkin@yahoo.com. Food type must be approved to avoid duplicate items nightly. The ads publication deadline has past. Contact Julie Cooper or 660-492-0131 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or acmolampkin@yahoo.com

When the Carnival arrives in Appleton City they would like to hire workers to operate the rides, take tickets, and work in food concession for up to $15/hr.  You must be at least 16 years of age.  Interviews will be set up after they arrive Monday, August 8. Call then at 573-429-9604.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 14 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

St. Clair Co. Cattlemen will meet 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August  9 at Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City, MO.  The speaker will be Wesley Tucker on Succession Planning. The sponsor is St. Clair County State Bank.

Casey’s in Appleton City is now open until midnight again.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for August.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Aug 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Vardakis, Aug 4 –OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Aug 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  

Is your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity seeking funds for a project?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. can help. The Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022 Application cycle opens August 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=cfozarksgrants (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022) before the 5:00 pm August 31, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing rburlshipman@gmail.com or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.


Aug 6       Ellett Memorial Hospital Block Party

Aug 8-12       Montrose Baptist Mission Vacation Bible School 9:00 a.m.-noon

Aug 11-13     AC Fair

Aug 14     Pancake and sausage breakfast at the Montrose Knight’s Hall 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

                     APPLETON CITY FAIR            

                                            AUGUST 11-13, 2022  

FAIR SCHEDULE                    






        PROUD SPONSOR FOOD BOOTHS-CH-Julie Cooper                     THURS, FRI, SATAC CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Nachos, PopJR. ACHIEVERS-Pulled Pork Sand, Frozen Custard, Pop                     THUR-AC FOOTBALL TEAM-Walking TacosFRI-ACHS AFTER PROM NIGHT—Walking TacosFRI—ST. CLAIR CO, CATTLEMEN—Steak Sandwich Meal       PROUD SPONSOR BOOTHS OTHER ITEMS-J. CooperELLETT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION-Gas Griddle  RaffleAC OPTIMIST—Dunking TankDUSTI’S DANCE ACADEMY-Enrollment for Dance Classes               PROUD SPONSOR EXHIBIT  inside park buildingAC LANDMARKS RESTORATION & MUSEUM–Photo Exhibit            & *Scavenger Hunt AC Fair & AC History                                                PROUD SPONSORSSt. Clair Co. State Bank                  Casey’s General StoreOsage Valley Electric Coop       H&E West MO Vet. ClinicRobert Salmon-St. Clair Co. Presiding CommissionerCommunity First Bank            All American Agency Group             Lampkin Stock Farm   Food Fair   Green’s Welding & SalesShelter Insurance                    Bartz Tax & AccountingLeroy Strope-St. Clair Co. North CommissionerRhonda Shelby-St. Clair Co. Treasurer    Mt. Hope RHI Club         St. Clair Co. Health Center        Fennewald Equip & RepairWest Central Missouri Community Action AgencyBulldog Towing & Auto Repair       Davis Duo Design SalonGeorge Lysinger St. Clair Co. Assessor       Zink Motor Co.Pam Guffey, St. Clair Co. Collector       Sur Gro Plant FoodPowell’s True Value                         Truman Water District                                                              Karen Hubbard-St. Clair Co. Circuit Clerk         AC JournalWade Auction Service, Inc.         Hill & Son Funeral HomeSummers Pharmacy                         Fennewald PlumbingCountry Wide Realty   Rural Roots   Old Mill Design StudioLittle Apple Learning Center                   P.E.O. SisterhoodPetals West Flower Shop      Don Payton, DDS     4th Street FikaAC Tractor & Auto Supply          Half Baked Take & BakeryMid America Shopper         Long’s Detail & Dent Specialist                             

No Entry Fees for events            CH= Event Chairman

             WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10


  True Value or Food Fair, if not sold out.  Armbands on 

  on the Grounds $25.  

             OPEN NIGHTLY

Show Me Amusement Carnival      Proud Sponsor Booths

6-8:00 PM Photo Exhibit—Past Appleton City Park Bldg.

9:15 Nightly announcement of winners                                   

        THURSDAY, August 11

12:00 Pre-Armband Sales Over

7:00 Scavenger Hunt*Starts at Stage

7:15 Introduce Fair Grand Marshal

7:30 Farnum Family Bluegrass Gospel

         FRIDAY,  August 12

7:00 Parade* (line up 6:15 pm@5th Maple) CH-Long Bros.

7:30 Cedar Creek 80-90 Country  Gavin Fenwick Drums

       SATURDAY, August 13                     

5:00  Kids AC Games* 3-12 yrs.-CH-Shelley Davis

        Frog & Turtle Race, No Snapping or Water Turtles

6:10  Toddler’s Swim Suit Class 1,2,3,4 yrs  Sign up 5:40

           CH-Annie Johnson

6:45  Stout Baby Show   Under 1 year   Sign up 6:15

           CH-Linda Lampkin                    

8:00  Overload Band  ACHS Alumni

Chairman- Carnival-Linda Lampkin,  Sound Stage-Adam Logan

Grounds-Dewane Rice,  Social Media-Ronda Stout

General Linda Lampkin—660-476-5857

       or email acmolampkin@yahoo.com  Subject-AC Fair 

* Activity Prize will be Chamber Bucks

FACEBOOK PAGE:     Appleton City MO Fair



This is the 9th in a series of commemorative tokens. 



 If you are  collecting the series and missed one, let Linda know.  They will be sought after in years to come.  Maybe ebay?