The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 03

January 20, 2020

St. Clair Co. Health Department reports there have now been over 658 COVID cases with 21 deaths in the county. AC had 4 new cases last week for a total of 145 cases. This count does not include the nursing homes. The Health Department is asking 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!  

The Parents of the Appleton City Junior class are hosting a fundraiser for the Appleton City After Prom 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday February 7.

Kickin’ Chicken by Robert Perrymann will be available for carry out orders only.  Please call ahead call ahead or text 660-492-3851 by 10:30 a.m.

for orders to be picked up in the circle drive of the AC School.  Drive thru orders can be placed behind the school at the cafeteria door. The $10.00 per person meal includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, homemade rolls and dessert.

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.

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 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.

Missouri ag producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted-use pesticides can attend an on-line Zoom class or complete a worksheet based on the training manual, according to Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension agronomist.  The manual is optional to purchase for the Zoom classes. The Zoom classes are offered state-wide and there are a number of dates and times available through the spring.  Producers can register for the Zoom classes at the following link:  Miller will be teaching the February 18 Zoom class but producers can attend any of the classes taught by MU specialists across the state.

Producers choosing the worksheet option will need to use the manual, which is still the 2007 M87.  Manuals can be purchased or ordered through your local Extension Center.  Manual costs have gone up considerably so if you are recertifying and already have a manual, you can avoid purchasing one.  For the worksheet option, contact MU Extension agronomy specialist, Pat Miller, or your local Extension Center. Depending on COVID-19 prevalence and meeting location restrictions, Miller may offer limited in-person classes in the Bates, Cass, Cedar, St. Clair and Vernon Counties’ area in late spring.  There is no longer an option to view a video at the Extension Center to complete the training.  This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for ag employees who handle pesticides.  Miller reminds producers that if their license expired in 2020 or earlier, they will need to use the form for a new license instead of the one for recertification. If ag producers have questions or need more information, contact Pat Miller, agronomy specialist, at 417-448-2560.  University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all. 

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January and February 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 20- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin Jan 27 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 27 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Jan 28 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Feb 3- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, Feb 4– OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Feb 10- Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 11- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Feb 12– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 17- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin, Feb 18– Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello/Dr Sedberry, Feb 24– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 24– Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Feb 25- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay

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Jan 25-30     Osceola Invitational Basketball Tournament