Appleton City News

September 16, 2020

The A.C. Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 18 – 19. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on September 16. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for a lawn permit and these prices cover both days. Park permits are also available at City Hall and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. If you have questions, please call Dianne Foster at 476-2390.

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on September 17 from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. at their office at 106. W. Fourth Street, Appleton City.   Please call 800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment or go online at  Enter WCMCAA to bring up the drive.  Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. There will also be a Flu Shot Clinic on the same day as the blood drive, September 17 11:00 – 4:00.  For those without insurance the cost is $32.00 and they accept payment via:  Cash, check, PayPal, Venmo or cashapp, they will also accept the following insurance:  UHC, Aetna, Humana and Coventry along with BCBS of KC.

A message from Appleton City School District: “We wanted to give you an update on our current Covid situation as well as an update to our policies regarding safety procedures. We currently have one positive case in our district. All affected parties have been contacted and given instructions for self-isolation. Custodial staff will be doing targeted cleaning and disinfecting to prevent further spread. Saturday, the school board voted to require masks for all students in grade 6-12.  Beginning Tuesday, students will be required to wear a mask anytime they are in any district building. In certain situations where social distancing is possible, or when appropriate Covid divider screens are in place, masks may be removed at the teacher’s direction. Masks must display images and wording appropriate for school, the same as any other article of clothing worn to school.  At the recommendation of the county health department, neck gaiters and plastic face shields will not be deemed appropriate coverings.  The mask requirement may be waived for any student who provides a note from a physician stating that there is a medical reason that they cannot wear a mask. The school has a large supply of masks available to students if they need one. These masks will be in both offices as well as the nurse’s office. Please help us by supporting, encouraging and educating your student on the proper use of masks. While none of us enjoy wearing masks, by doing so, we will hopefully avoid future mass quarantines for students and teachers. Our goal is to keep kids in school! As always, if you have questions, please call any of the building offices. Thank you for your continued support of our students, our school and our mission to provide a high quality education to all of our students in a safe and caring environment. Thank you.”

Ellett Memorial Hospital is hosting a GIRLS DAY OUT on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 the Hospital.  Please come join them for their 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. Come receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach and receive a special gift. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories, talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer. Door prizes awarded, fellowship, stories from survivors, caregivers and support will be shared. A light lunch served and treats to indulge. Vendors will be set up for your guilty pleasures and essential information available. If you or someone you know is a Breast Cancer survivor, please let them know who and how long, so that they may recognize them and celebrate. Stay connected to the Girls Day Out on the Hospital’s Facebook page event link ( to receive more updates.  Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of a mammogram through our “Show Me Healthy Women Program”.  Call EMH at

660-476-2111 and speak with April Loney or Julee Snyder for info or help scheduling a mammogram.

Hudson R-IX will be sponsoring an online Scholastic Book Fair September 16 – 29, 2020.  You can log in at and search “Hudson”.  Hudson R-IX will receive a portion of the sales and all book-only purchases over $25.00 will ship free to your home! Christmas is just around the corner!

Correction to last week’s Little Apple: ACHS Homecoming activities are scheduled for October 2 against the Osceola Indians.

A Sesquicentennial Movie Under the Stars will be presented in Forest Park, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at dark (about 7:15).  The movie will be shown on a big screen. Remember the Drive-In movies? Bring own seating and snacks. Practice social distancing and masks are an added safety precaution. The committee responsible for this event is the AC Museum.  The movie will be a SQC History Documentary from before the town railroad tracks started being laid on September 10, 1870 to current history and will last 41 minutes.  It was written and produced by Jarrod Borland. A complete story of contents, resources, bio of Jarrod relating to Appleton City should be available in the AC Journal.  

Ellett Memorial PACE classes will begin again at the hospital on Monday, September 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  This program is a community–based, non-clinical group exercise program that is designed to help those who have joint and/or muscle problems achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improve the performance of their daily activities.


Sept 16-19     Hudson R-IX online Scholastic Book Fair

Sept 17    Blood Drive at West Central Community Action Agency 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sept 18-19     Citywide Garage Sales

Sept 26    Historical movie under the stars about 7:15 p.m. in Forrest Park

Sept 28     PACE classes begin at Ellett Memorial Hospital 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until September 24. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a Friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special name plate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 5:00 and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The Sesquicentennial History book has been published is available at the AC Museum, which is open on Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m. until September.25. The book cost is $25 and $30 if mailed

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for September and October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 16 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy – Dr. Namin, Sept 23– Ortho – Dr. Gray, Sept 24– Rheumatology – Dr. Tay, Oct 1 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg,                Oct 2 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Oct 7- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Oct 8 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Oct 8– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,                         Oct 9– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct 14-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct 22– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,                          Oct 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray                                     

MU Extension regional livestock and agriculture business specialists have put together a three-night online cattle management workshop series to educate cattle producers on various management and financial strategies for optimum performance of their cattle operation. Management is key to profitability in a cattle operation. The workshop series will begin on September 22 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion of general winter cattle feeding management.  Topics covered will include:  cattle nutritional management including grazing management and supplementation strategies 

forage testing and understanding a forage test, hay feeding strategies to reduce hay wastage, economics of hay versus grazing and using winter annuals to improve the grazing season and economics of cattle supplementation.  The second night of the workshop series will be September 29 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter cow-calf operation feeding management. Topics covered will include: feeding cows and calves through the winter, weaning calf management including creep feeding and proper weaning time, cow body condition score management, identifying and culling cows to improve the herd and economics of the operation, economics of weaned calves and economics of raising versus purchasing replacement heifers.  The final night of the workshop series will be October 6 at 7:00 p. m. with a discussion on winter stocker cattle operation feeding management.  Topics covered will include: nutritional and grazing management for optimum gain, supplementation strategies including discussion of hay and grain-based supplements as well as additives, preconditioning and vaccination programs, use of implant to improve performance and economics of retaining calves after weaning or direct sale. The workshops are free to the public but registration is required to attend the workshops.  You can sign up for each individual workshop or sign up for all three.  Registration to attend the workshops needs to be done at one day prior to the workshop that you plan to attend.  These workshops will be done on the ZOOM platform so once you register a ZOOM link will be provided so that you can attend the workshop. For any questions or issues related to registration contact Patrick Davis at or by phone at (417) 955-0287.

The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.

The Henry County Democrat Club will host two free Saturday drive-up notary events for all voters who have received their mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot that requires a notarized signature.   The deadline to register to vote on-line or in-person is Wednesday, October 7, 2020. County residents can register to vote at the Henry County Clerk’s office (Courthouse – First Floor) during regular office hours. Registering on-line requires access to a (computer) tablet, mobile device, or other touchscreen device to electronically sign the registration form. The absentee and mail-in voting process begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  All mail-in ballots must be notarized before they can be mailed at a U.S. Post Office.  The free Henry County Democrat mail-in ballot notary events will be on the East Side of the Clinton Square outside the Switzer Law Office (136 S. Main, Clinton) Saturday, October 3 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Voters can choose to bring their mail-in ballot into the law office to be notarized but will also be greeted outside and can have their ballot notarized in their car. Voters must bring state or federally issued legal identification (such as a driver’s license or identification card). Face coverings are requested to ensure safety for the voters and the notaries.

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