Appleton City News: The Little Apple

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship.  Jerry Johannigmeier will have a short devotional.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 9 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

After much deliberation, Immaculate Conception Parish has canceled the Annual Labor Day Picnic.  However, they will still hold the quilt raffle.  Anyone who would like to support that raffle, may buy tickets from a parish member, the Parish Office, or at Montrose Savings Bank.  They would like to thank all who have supported the Picnic for many years.  They look forward to having it again next year.

The next St. Clair Co. Cattlemen’s meeting will be 7:00 p.m. August 11 at the Landmark Restaurant.  The speaker/sponsor is Mike John from MFA

The Knights of Columbus will hold their annual member’s fish fry 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 9 at the Knights Hall in Montrose.  All Knights members, their families and anyone interested in becoming a Knight are invited to attend.

West Central will be collecting items for back to school supplies for the AC Elementary and Hudson Elementary Schools.  This year it will be a little different from prior years, they will be collecting school supplies until August 13, 2020 and then be distributing them to each school.  They would appreciate any school supplies or money donations. Please call Traci Fields at 660-476-2182 ext. 1306 or Kelly Knepp 660-476-2185 ext. 1309

The University of Missouri Extension in Cass County is offering a one-time virtual parenting workshop “Strong Parents, Stable Children: Building Protective Factors to Strengthen Families” August 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – noon via Zoom.  This class can count for clock hours for foster families. This class is about promoting healthy child development and protecting and nurturing young children. Every family experiences challenges and stress. However, even when different families face similar struggles, some cope better than others. There are many reasons why families handle stress differently, but one has to do with protective factors. Protective factors are strengths and resources that families draw upon during difficult times. Protective factors help promote optimal development by helping families succeed and thrive, even in the face of risks and challenges. When we focus on building strengths and promoting positive home environments for children, we may help put children on a path to a generational cycle of protect.  This program was developed by University of Missouri Extension in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health/Project LAUNCH and the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund. Content is based on the Strengthening Families framework, developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP).  There is a $40.00 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

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 August, 2020. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Aug 6 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Aug 7 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Aug 12 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Aug 13 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Aug  13– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 19 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 26–  Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 27 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay


Aug 8       Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) 7:00 a.m.

Aug 9       Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose

Aug 9       Knights of Columbus member’s fish fry 6:00 p.m. at the Knights Hall in Montrose

Aug 11     St. Clair Co Cattlemen’s meeting 7:00 p.m. at the Landmark Restaurant