The Little Apple

During the Sesquicentennial Celebration there are many area to participate in exhibiting military items, art creations, quilts, polish up the special vehicle and tractor, crank up the small engine, built an outstanding float, grow those whiskers, sew up an old fashion costume, sit back and enjoy the movie or listen to the Main Street APP,  dig in the closet for the decade clothing to wear or loan to someone to model, or clothing is available that needs models. Positions need to be filled for greeters at all the exhibits to welcome the visitors. And don’t forget to buy your souvenirs early, some may sell out. The final event schedule is still tentative, but are scheduled for August 12-15.  Read the AC Journal or follow them on Facebook at appletoncitymosesquicentennial2020. For questions call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. or email with subject SQC to [email protected]

4×6 photos of former AC mayors are being requested to preserve AC History.  Please leave them it at City Hall.

The 17th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, July 10 at the City Park.  Check-in is from 8:00 a.m. to noon and the Car Show will be from noon to 3:00 p.m.  There will be a $10 entry fee per vehicle.  There will be judging for all classes with the top 70 for cars and trucks, top 3 for motorcycles and top 3 for rat rods. The first 150 entries will be given dash plaques.    There will also be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, goodie bags and a live auction.  Food concessions, biscuits & gravy and cobbler & ice cream will be available. Budman will present music entertainment. Proceeds from the Show will go toward a pair of $1000 scholarships for local high school students.  In addition, Zink Motor Co, which is one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the country, is hosting the Kansas City Antique Car Clu8b at the dealership in Appleton City during the car show.  20-25 Model A’s and Model T’s will be on display. There will be an open house and tours of this historic dealership.  The admission is free.  The location for this show is across the street from the Appleton City Car Show. For car show information, call Bob Roos 660-492-2822, George Moore 660-476-5574, Ed Hardesty 660-464-0360 or Doug Snodgrass 660-492-2814, or email to [email protected]

In conjunction with the Appleton City Sesquicentennial Celebration and also the congregation’s Sesquicentennial (+1), Trinity Lutheran Church will be sponsoring a quilt show at the church and inviting area quilters to participate.  The Quilt Show will be Friday and Saturday, August 13-14 during the Sesquicentennial.  Included in the show will be hand-quilted, machine-quilted, embroidered, appliquéd, and baby quilts, and wall hangings. If your quilt, either old or newer, has an interesting story with it, also plan on sharing that with the public. The show pre-registration begins now and ends June 30. At this time, 1 item can be registered per entry.  After June 30, depending on responses, the registration may be opened up again to include more available spaces at the show.  A $25 prize will be awarded in each category and a $50 “People’s Choice” Award. Call or text Kathy Rodick at 417-309-0471 with your name, address, phone number, and entry category, and a packet will be sent to be completed and brought with you to the show set-up on Thursday, August 12.

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency’s Senior Care found a way to encourage safe socialization during the midst of a pandemic.   COVID-19 enhanced the isolation and loneliness that many seniors experience.  Senior Care Pen Pals are matched with other seniors that have similar likes and hobbies.   Writing kits are provided and include all the necessary items to become successful writing companions.   Kits include stationery, note cards, all occasion greeting cards, ink pens, motivational quotes to share and postage stamps.   If you are 65 and older and are interested in learning how to become a Senior Care Pen Pal, please contact Senior Care staff at 660-476-2185.

Community members may enroll in Taking Care of You, a virtual class presented by the University of Missouri Extension program that offers practical strategies for dealing with stress and life challenges. Developed by an interdisciplinary MU Extension team, the research-based program focuses on positive psychology and mindfulness in sessions held over eight weeks. Participants learn concepts and practical strategies they can incorporate into their everyday lives through small group discussion, self-reflection and group activities. The program teaches ways to: Take better care of body, mind and spirit health, Become more aware of the mind-body connection, and how to use this awareness for better health, Respond rather than react to life’s stressors, Discover opportunities in life’s challenges, Develop habits that can lead to better health, Find ways to bring more joy into life, Simplify life and Live more in the moment.  The class will meet on Mondays at 12:00 – 1:00 p,m. via zoom July 12, 2021 through August 30.  Registration is available online at through Wednesday July 7, 2021. For questions, more information, or accommodations, call Kyleigh Sullivan at 660-619-1355 or email her at [email protected]

The annual Ellett Memorial Hospital Community Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, August 7.  Follow their Facebook page for new and exciting vendors being added this year. Word on the street is KC Wolf may be making an appearance again this year!


June 20     Fathers Day

June 28-July 1    AC Baptist Church VBS5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

July 4       Independence Day Holiday (observed July 5)

July 10     AC Car Show

First Baptist Church in Appleton City, MO invites children to Rocky Railway VBS: Jesus’ power pulls us through. A summer kids event called Rocky Railway VBS will be hosted at First Baptist Church from June 28 to July 1. At Rocky Railway, kids discover through life’s ups and downs that Jesus’ power pulls us through. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, engage in fun snack-eating experiences, take part in one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies to remind them to trust Jesus, and test out sciency-fun gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings. Each day concludes with the Rocky Wrap-Up that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:15 p.m. Kids at Rocky Railway VBS will join a mission effort to provide helpful alpacas for families in need in Ecuador, South America. Rocky Railway is for kids from 3 years old through those that have completed 4th grade and will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. The final evening of VBS will be a family night. They are inviting families to come join them for a meal, experience some of the things your kids did during Vacation Bible School, and end the evening with some yard games.

You can sign your child up free online at  For more information, call 660-476-5512 or message them through Facebook at First Baptist Church of Appleton City

Five area churches are teaming together to present a community VBS on July 12-16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each evening. They invite all kids ages 3 years- 6th grade to join them on this “Journey with Jesus”.  Each church will host an evening: Trinity UMC – Monday, Rockville UMC – Tuesday, Church of God – Wednesday, River of Life – Thursday, Christian Church – Friday. Visit 3 different nights and you will be able to attend a pool party to end the week! Transportation will be available if needed. Contact Paige at 660-492-0985 for more info. You can register online at   

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold their annual Vacation Bible School July 5 and 6, 2021.

AC Schools is looking to add a few members to their Bulldog family. They currently have the following positions open: MS Math Grades 6-8 Teacher, MS ELA Grades 6-9 Teacher, Secondary Counselor, FACS Teacher, Paraprofessional/Aide position. They also have a few coaching openings available.  Contact Central Office or email [email protected] for more info.  Visit the school website for an application.

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 .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 Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.

Native grasses can be a useful grazing tool for cattle in the summer months.  Therefore, MU Extension is cooperating with NRCS, Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nature Conservancy of Missouri to provide a native grass pasture walk on June 28. This pasture walk will begin at 6:00 p. m. at Schaaf Farms northeast of El Dorado Springs, Mo.  There will be a brief discussion by the landowner about cattle and forage management on the operation.  Furthermore, there will be representatives there from the cooperating organizations to provide discussion as well as answer questions related to the cattle grazing management on native grasses. There will be a light meal offered at the pasture walk.  Register for the free pasture walk in order to attend by June 25th by contacting the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or online at more information on proper grasslands management visit the MU+NRCS Grasslands website at or the MU/MDC native grass website at

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for June, 2021.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: 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   

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