Appleton City News Little Apple

July 15, 2020


Appleton City Rural Health Clinic is announcing FREE sports physicals Wednesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  These days are by appointment only.  Jamie O’Farrell, FNP and Kenny Maus, CNP will conduct the physicals.  Physical forms (available at the Clinic) must be signed by a parent or guardian. Call the ACRHC at 660-476-2121 to make your appointment today!


Local county health departments have reported positive COVID cases in the AC and Montrose areas.  Ellett Memorial Hospital has suggested the following precautions: 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 660-476-5219, TO ALERT STAFF PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL!   Ellett Memorial Hospital recommends washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.  IF YOU ARE SICK: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room  EMH is taking all appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our community.


The University of Missouri Extension in Cass County is offering a one-time webinar “Parenting a New Way” 6:00-8:00 p.m. July 30 via Zoom.

Adapted from the 30 plus years of research at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, & Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development, this webinar illustrates how to incorporate simple behaviors that will enhance the participant’s existing parenting approach. After a general overview of the information this webinar will feature breakout rooms where discussion can take place regarding specific age ranges 0-4, 5-10, 11+.  Participants can choose at registration which group they would like to be placed in for the discussion.  This class also qualifies for clock hours for foster and kinship families. There is a $10.00 fee for the class. Organizations that would like to sponsor parents to attend can contact the facilitator, Kyleigh Sullivan, at 660-619-1355.  Registration can be completed online at After registering, participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.  For accommodations and general inquiries please contact the facilitator at 660-619-1355.


Ellett Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday, July 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the East Gym of the AC High School, 408. 4th St.  Appointments are preferred but walk ins are welcome if capacity permits.  Book your appointment at  Enter Group Code EG2B. For information, contact Julie Grubb at 6600-476-5242 or


The Ellett Memorial Fit and Fun Community Block Party will be Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. – noon. The day begins with a 5K run/walk/bike registration at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:30 a.m.  Multiple vendors, drawings, prizes information booths and demonstrations will be offered.  Various free health screenings (dental, blood pressure, peak flows, bruit screenings and pulse oximetry) with special priced lab services (BMP/TSH non fasting – $20, BMP/Lipid panel/TSH fasting – $25 hemoglobin alc – $15 and PSA – $15) will be available.  The Auxiliary bake sale is from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  There will be a petting zoo and a bounce house for the kids. Free walking tacos will be available in the dining room from 10:00 to noon.  Life flight will land around noon weather permitting.  There will be a special guest, KC Wolf, mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, who will pay a visit! (Due to COVID-19, activities are subject to change.)


MU Extension will be providing an online corn silage production workshop for beef cattle operations that will be held via ZOOM on the evening of Tuesday August 11.  Corn silage that is harvested and managed properly can make a good feed resource for beef cattle operations. This workshop is geared to educate cattle producers on proper harvesting and storage of corn silage as well as considerations when feeding beef cattle. The workshop will begin at 7:00 p. m.  Topics that will be covered and speakers are as follows: Harvesting Quality Corn Silage by MU Extension State Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist Eric Bailey and Utilizing Corn Silage in Beef Cattle Rations by MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist Patrick Davis

Cost of the workshop is $16 per person.  To attend the event, register by August 10 at  Upon registration, participants will be provided a ZOOM link for the meeting.  For more information or questions on the event contact Davis by email at or by phone at (417) 955-0287.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for July, 2020. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: July 15-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, July 22– Ortho-Dr. Gray, July 23 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, July 24 – Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni.


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July 15     Federal tax returns due

July 15, 22     Free sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic