The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 02

                                               January 13, 2020

The ACHS FBLA will host Basketball Pink night on Saturday, January 16 at the ball games. They will have games with prizes and t-shirts available for sale.  All proceeds will be donated to supporting cancer victims and their families in our community.  They appreciate everyone’s support. This is the community service project that the FBLA members have been working on since last fall and they will be taking this to state contest in April.  A special thanks goes to all the Sponsors that donated to this cause. For anyone that has purchased t-shirts, they will be delivered on Friday

St. Clair Co. Health Department reports there have now been over 633 COVID cases with 17 deaths in the county. AC had 10 new cases last week for a total of 141 cases. This count does not include the nursing homes. According to the Health Department, due to people in the community spreading this disease, it has now come into the elderly care facilities. Hospitalizations are happening more frequently. They ask people to please stop running around, having parties, get togethers and visiting family and friends. One visit is all it takes. You should wear masks, social distance, wash your hands often and stay home! Don’t go to work sick. Stop the spread! More information is available at

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 Ellett Memorial Hospital at 660-476-5219, OR AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 TO ALERT STAFF PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL!  

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association attended the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention last weekend.  St. Clair County Cattlemen members attended several meetings and the trade show.  At the Honor’s Reception, the St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association was awarded 2nd Overall County Affiliate Award Of Excellence for 2020.  The 2nd Overall County Affiliate receives a certificate and a Miraco 3345 30 Gallon 1 Hole MiraFount.

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest.  Your essay should

tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds.  You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will except email submissions at Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours. The drawing will be April 2, so essays should reach them before March 31, 2021.

At this time a date has not be set for the Sesquicentennial Celebration but event planning is still taking place. Keep making preparations to participate in any and all events when the time arrives.

The Sesquicentennial Poster Contest is open to anyone age from 3rd grade to beyond retirement age. The deadline is January 31, 2021. Categories will include both free hand art and computer generated art. The art must be about “Appleton City Past or Present”. Everyone may participate by encouraging artists in the AC area to create and enter a poster. You can get guidelines and entry forms from school art teachers or call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. or email

Start growing and grooming those whiskers for the SQC Whisker contest.  All styles of facial hair are encouraged. Anyone with facial whiskers can enter.

The United States Postal Service price changes will take effect Jan. 24, 2021. The new prices will include no increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would remain at 55 cents. The single-piece letter additional ounce price would increase to 20 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price would increase to 51 cents and the prices of postcard stamps would increase to 36 cents. Single-piece 1-ounce flat prices will remain unchanged at $1.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January 2021 2020.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 13 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Jan 14 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Jan 20- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin Jan 27 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 27 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Jan 28 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.

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Jan 11-16    ACHS Invitational Varsity Basketball Tournament

Jan 16     ACHS FBLA Pink Night activities at the ACHS Basketball Tournament      

Jan 18      Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Federal Holiday.  Government offices, banks and other facilities will be closed.