The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 20

 May 19, 2021

The MU Extension office in St. Clair County will be closed beginning Thursday, May 20 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 25. The courthouse will be closed during this time for resurfacing of floors. They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project at the AC Cemetery will again need volunteers Wednesday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m. or rain date of Thursday June 3, 9:00 a.m. to pick up the rosebuds.  To support, volunteer or for further information, please contact City Hall at 660-476-2631, Donald Yoss 660-492-7218 or Dean Ellis 417-844-5344. 

The Appleton City Public Library is seeking assistance with teachers for their Summer Reading Program. The program will take place on Tuesdays in June (June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) as well as Tuesday, July 6, from 11:00 a.m.-noon. The teacher would need to read a couple books with the children as well as assist them in completing a corresponding activity. All materials will be provided. If interested, please call the library at (660) 476-5513 during their normal business hours or e-mail

Free private tennis lessons are offered to all current or former players and anyone who want to improve their technique or strategies or first time players.   People of almost any age and skills can learn to play tennis.  Lessons are held at the tennis courts at Donnohue-Dugan Park starting the week of May 24.  Rackets and balls will be provided.  To set up appointments for your private lessons or if you have questions, call Dennis Dunham at 476-2151 or 476-5514 or Tommy Payton at 816-863-6624. Open tennis is every day 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tennis is exercise that is fun!

The ACHS Senior Class panels for special anniversary years are available for viewing at the Farm House Restaurant.  Featured classes are 50 year-1971; 60 year-1961, 65 year-1956, and 70 year-1957.  The Appleton City Museum provides these each year for viewing and the Farm House Restaurant graciously allows the panels there for their customers to enjoy. 

The Appleton City Fair/Sesquicentennial will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 12-15.  Most previous events are in the planning and a tentative schedule will be released. A new carnival was able to be secured. The original carnival was cancelled due to the death of the owner.  Start making your SQC outfits.  One major change is the parade will be late Saturday afternoon. 

SQC Committee is looking for pictures of all AC Mayors, preferably at the time they served.  Pictures may be left at City Hall.

The Montrose Festival will be Memorial Weekend 2021. They will be celebrating Montrose’s deep history and traditions throughout the weekend.

Nothing highlights that more than their theme, 150 Years of Cheers, Tears & Beers!   Plans are being finalized but things are looking up and they think everyone needs some old time normal. They will have their yearly Parade, Car Show, Baby Show, Color Run, Exotic Animal Petting, Baking Contest and Chicken Dinner, etc. for your enjoyment plus much more. Some new crowd pleasers for the 150th Celebration will be Wine Tasting, Beer Garden, Pie Auction, Pony Rides, Jr Royalty King & Queen, Beard Contest, Montrose Stamp Cancelation, a visit from KC Wolfe and much more. They are also excited to announce performing on Stage under the big tent will be the band Members Only out of Springfield, MO. 

The University of Missouri Extension in Henry County is offering a four session “Boost Your Brain & Memory: Brain Fitness Class” beginning June 3 at the First Baptist Church Annex in Clinton. Just as you can control and improve your general physical health with good habits so, too, can you improve the health of your brain—boosting your memory and mental agility, as well as reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other causes of dementia. According to Impact of the Education Boost Your Brain and Memory Program Among Senior Living Residents (The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2017) “Older adult participants completed measures of brain health knowledge, use of memory techniques, physical and intellectual activity and mindfulness at baseline and after the intervention group’s completion of the course.” This class uses a whole-person approach that helps participants form new habits to live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, pay closer attention and regulate their emotions. Each participant will receive a workbook including memory exercises, tips on nutrition and exercise, and summaries of evidence-based research on brain health. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at 209 E. Jefferson St. Clinton, MO.  There is a $40 per person cost associated with the program. This fee covers a workbook for each participant and other associated materials. Register online at or by calling the Henry County University of Missouri Extension Office at 660-885-5556 by June 1, 2021. A minimum of five must enroll in order to have the class. If you have any questions please call the facilitator Kyleigh Sullivan at 660-619-1355.  And find MU Extension Kyleigh HDFS Specialist on Facebook for updates!

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for May and June, 2021.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: May 19- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, May 20 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, May 26 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 27 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,  May 28 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni,  June 2-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, June  9– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, June 10 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, June 11 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 16- Upper GI – Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin,  June 17 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, June 23 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 23 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, June 24 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay   


May 21    Last day of classes at AC Schools 12:00 p.m. dismissal   

May 29    ACHS Alumni meeting 11:30 a.m.  (Reservation only)