Appleton City: The Little Apple News

AC PTO will meet in the school cafeteria 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14.  Parents and anyone interested in the AC Schools and its students are encouraged to attend this meeting.

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 23 and 24. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on Wednesda,y September 21. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Casey’s, Fika & Powell’s True Value beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

Trinity Lutheran Church will have a fundraiser Garage Sale during the City-Wide Garage Sale on September 23-24. If any community members have articles to donate and do not wish to do a sale themselves, they would appreciate their donations. They are doing a community service project benefiting the Senior Citizen complexes in town. If interested, call Kathy Rodick at 417-309-0471 with questions. The church will be open on Wednesday before the garage sales to receive donations.

Big trash pickup will be September 27-29 at the City Barn. This is a service that Countywide Disposal partners with the City to provide twice per year for their water/trash service customers.

The Appleton City Manor and Countryside Estates will be serving free sack lunches to area residents on September 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sacks will contain a choice cheese hamburger or hot dog, chips, snack cake, chocolate candy and lemonade to drink.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until October 15, 2022. 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 nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon. The library is also starting Story Hour for the year. Story Hour will be held on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. Children 5 and under are welcome for a story and a craft!

Girl’s Day Out is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please come join the staff of Ellett Memorial Hospital for their 5th Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. You can receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach, Pre-register at 913-344-9989. Walk-ins will be worked in as time allows.  Win door prizes, gather information, visit local vendors, support others and recognize survivors. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories and talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer.  A light lunch will be served and treats to indulge! Contact Julee Snyder or Heather Payton at EMH 660-476-2111 with questions on scheduling your mammogram or ordering a shirt. Order forms are available.

Living Waters Ranch, Osceola, Missouri, will have a FREE Annual Fall Festival, October 1, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  This family friendly event will feature Zipline, slide, hayride, and other outdoor activities. No outside food or drinks, please. Concessions will be available for purchase.  There are also free field trips in October for area schools special services students in grades PreK-12. Contact Joyce Brown for available dates. STDC, a free monthly day camp for adult special needs campers, will be October 13. Contact Joyce Brown for more information and to RSVP. If you would like to make a donation, that would be very helpful in LWR meeting their needs for this fall and winter. All donations are tax deductible, as LWR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. If you would like more information about being a sign sponsor I’d be happy to share information about that as well. You can contact Joyce Brown, Founder/Director, at 660.924.6890, email:, or mail donations to Living Waters Ranch, 4520 SE 450 Road, Osceola, Missouri 64776.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for September and October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Sept 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 15 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Sept 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct. 5– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct. 6 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Oct. 12 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct. 14– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct. 19– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct.20 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Oct. 26 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Oct. 26 – Ortho-Dr. Gray       

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Sept 14   AC PTO meeting in the school cafeteria 5:30 p.m.

Sept 14     AC GA 50+ Social Club meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Sept 23-24     AC Citywide Garage Sales

Sept 27-29     Big trash pickup at the City Barn 

Sept 30     Appleton City Manor and Countryside Estates serving free sack lunches from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00