Little Apple

Vol 27 no 39

                                                                            October 2, 2019

Ellett Memorial Hospital Girl’s Day Out will be noon-5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2019. Please come join them for their 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. Receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach, win prizes, gather information, support others, and recognize survivors. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories, talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer. A light lunch will be served and treats will be available to indulge. 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 on the Girls Day Out Facebook event to receive more updates.  Call EMH at 476-2111for info or help scheduling mammogram. Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of mammogram through the Show Me Healthy Women Program.

Montrose Fire Department will have an open house Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Fire Station at 116 W. 2nd.  Come help them kick off fire prevention week. Meet your Firefighters, First Responders and Jr. Firefighters. Take a tour of the station, learn about the fire trucks and check

out the new truck. View fire and medical equipment and see how they work. Visit with Sparky the fire dog and there will be games for the kids. There will be a fire education station with hand out and information about fire safety. Enjoy refreshments of hot dogs, chips, cookies, cotton candy and drinks. Those who are rural members and have not received your new membership sign can pick them up at this time.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, October 6 (please note different than normal date) 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.

The Appleton City VFW Post would like to invite you to a meal and meeting after the meal Thursday, October 3 at the First Christian Church in Appleton City. The dinner of roast with all the trimmings will be served at 6:30 p.m. Come and join them for a good meal that is at no cost to you.

The fall Baked Potato Lunch sponsored by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration will be Wednesday, October 9 at the A.C. Depot. Hot baked potatoes with all of the toppings will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Homemade cakes and drinks round out this delicious meal for $7.  Carry-outs available. Proceeds used for ongoing expenses of the 1870 Depot and Library, Museum, 1915 Clark House and one room Moore School.

St. Clair County Cattlemen meeting will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Osceola School District. “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future Planning” will be presented by Raysha Tate, University of Missouri Extension. The program is sponsored by St. Clair County State Bank.

There is a new Facebook page tell the world, “Appleton City MO Sesquicentennial 2020”. Find out what’s happening and what you would like to volunteer to help in what event.  Keep watching for new postings.

The WIC office is now available in the PAT building behind the AC School the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. The days that WIC is there, they also have Amanda, who is with the Missouri Extension Office. She has recipes, great nutrition information and can help with food stamp applications.  Another person that is with them when they are open is Stephanie with Compass Health. She can help with Market Place insurance and Medicaid. She can also temp Medicaid for children and pregnant women. Call them at 417-646-1269.  Please leave a message if there is no answer.

Hickory Street will be closed from 4th Street (Main Street) to the alley behind City Hall until further notice for safety concerns.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until October 8, 2019 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Appleton City Sesquicentennial Historic Fashion Show will take place in June, 2020. The fashion show committee is looking for authentic historic clothing and accessories from all decades and categories covering the past 150 years. Please contact Shellie Unell at or 417-309-0607 to notify the committee of any item you have to be included or if you are interested in participating in the show.


Oct 3        AC Volleyball at Rich Hill 6:30 p.m.

Oct 3        AC VFW and Auxiliary dinner and meeting 6:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Appleton City

Oct 4        AC Football at Pleasanton, KS 7:00 p.m.

Oct 5        AC Volleyball Varsity Tournament at Archie

Oct 6        Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose

Oct 6        Ellett Memorial Hospital Girls Day Out noon to 5:00 p.m.

Oct 6        Montrose Fire Department open house 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Fire Station at 116 W. 2nd

Oct 8        AC Volleyball against Lakeland 6:00 p.m.

Oct 8        St. Clair County Cattlemen meeting 7:00 p.m. at the Osceola School District

Oct 9        Baked Potato Lunch sponsored by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration at the A.C. Depot 11:00 – 1:00

Oct 10      AC Volleyball at Liberal 6:00 p.m.

Oct 11      AC Football at Osceola 7:00 p.m.

Oct 13      Columbus Day Holiday.  Banks and government offices will be closed

Registration is underway for a free 6-session Chronic Disease Self-Management Program class in Osceola, Mo.  University of Missouri Extension has scheduled a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop at the Osceola First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut Street, Osceola every Monday afternoon from October 28 to December 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This free course was developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center based on the assumption that people with chronic diseases have similar concerns and challenges. This six-week interactive workshop will discuss with participants problems caused by chronic disease and introduce principles and, potentially, new approaches to chronic disease self-management.  It will allow workshop participants to discuss strategies to take care of their chronic health condition, communicate better with health care providers and incorporate healthful tools into their life. Over the course of six weeks, MU Extension instructors will help class participants learn more about healthy eating, physical activity, decision-making, understanding emotions and stress management, problem-solving, action-planning, and communicating and working with healthcare professionals. Although this course is not taught from a medical standpoint and instructors will not be able to provide information on medical care, course participants will learn more about ways to discuss medications and care options with their health care providers.  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 Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop is free and interested individuals can register for this 6-week course by calling the University of Missouri Extension – St. Clair County Center Extension Office at 417-646-2419 or e-mailing This course is limited to 10 participants, so call to register right away.  .

On September 21, Area VII FFA officers organized a Barnwarming Dance for all Area VII FFA members.  This event was held at the Holden Community Center. The theme for this year’s Barnwarming was “International Harvester”.  Each chapter was encouraged to participate in decorating donation jars to display, with all proceeds going towards “Give the Gift of Blue,” which helps provide FFA jackets, as needed, to ensure all members have an opportunity to wear one.  In addition to the dance, members had a chance to participate in a variety of games as well as vote for the new Area VII FFA Kind and Queen. The event was attended by over 400 kids. 

Anyone interested in learning to knit or furthering their skills is welcome to come to the Appleton City Library on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for a new club. Ann Barclay will lead the group which will begin on September 24. If you have materials, feel free to bring them. One beginner project calls for size 8 knitting needles and cotton yarn such as Peaches ‘n Cream. Come and see what you can learn! For more information call the library at 476-5513

The AC Library has become a Dolly Parton Imagination Library affiliate.  That means brand new free age-appropriate books will be available for local children ages birth until they turn 5.  Sign up is easy.  Just fill out a small form at the Library and books can be chosen to fit your children’s age that will start coming to your mailbox once a month.  Stop in or call the Library for more information at 660-476-5513.

Several common landscaping plants, such as Bradford pear, purple loosestrife, perilla mint and tree of heaven, are becoming invasive in the countryside.  Learn which landscaping plants can be a problem, how to control them and what non-invasive native plants can be used in their place.  Invasive Plants — Escapes from the Landscape, will be held Tuesday, October 15, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut Street, Osceola, MO.  The speaker is Pat Miller, University Extension Agronomy Specialist.  Miller has 31 years of experience working with area ag producers and home gardeners.  The class is free but please pre-register by October 14 by calling the St. Clair Extension Center at 417-646-2419. 

Are you looking for ways to diversify your farm income, transition from one career to another, or test run an idea you’ve been pondering? Maybe you’ve just purchased a piece of property and are looking for ways to best utilize it or maybe you’ve got a long-held dream that you’re ready to make reality. Perhaps you have questions about how to get started or how to maximize what you’ve already begun. If so, the Basics of Agritourism Conference on October 11 is for you! MU Extension wants to educate rural agricultural producers, landowners, and residents about agritourism and the opportunities it may provide for them, so Amie Breshears and a variety of local, regional, and national partners have put together the Basics of Agritourism Conference to do just that. This is an opportunity for individuals to learn and get questions answered regarding: agritourism law, marketing/social media, insurance, wildlife leases, business plan/feasibility, forestry, Missouri Grown and USDA farm programs, and more. This conference is designed to help interested individuals learn about and understand the basics of agritourism, with the goal of helping them get started with an idea and/or increase and improve what they are already doing.  The conference will be held at Henderson Ranch, 23480 Hwy 7, Warsaw, MO, on October 11, from 11:00 – 4:00. Lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is included in the registration fee of $25 (individual) or $40 (couple). Stock dog demonstrations and ranch tours are also available. Seating is limited. Register early at: Platinum Sponsors are Billy Helvey-Edward Jones Representative and Producer’s Exchange #84 of Lincoln and Ionia.

Presenting partners include: Missouri Farm Bureau, National Agricultural Law Center • Missouri Department of Agriculture, Larry Burch Insurance,

Small Business Development Center (SBDC),  Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),  Benton County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD),  Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Sponsors include: Henderson Ranch, Benton County Tourism, Benton County Cattlemen, G & W Country Mart of Warsaw, Sonic of Warsaw, McDonald’s of Warsaw, and the Benton County Extension Office. For more information on and registration for the Agritourism Conference, please go to or call the Benton County MU Extension Office at 660-438-5012.  

Ellett Memorial Hospital in AC offers outpatient specialist services for October, 2019.  Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: Oct 2 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Vardakis, Oct 3 – OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Oct 7 – Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, Oct 8 – Ortho – Dr. Gray, Oct 9 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy–Dr. Vardakis, Oct 16 –Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct 21 – Rheumatology – Dr. Latinis, Oct 22 – Ortho – Dr. Gray, Oct 25 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.