Vol 29 no 27
July 7, 2021
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. Please turn north on the street on the east side of the park. Circle the park and come in the normal entrance. They will collect the $10 entrance fee and hand out entry forms as you enter the park 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood pressure and glucose checks on July 8 are being provided by Ellett Memorial Hospital and Appleton City Rural Health Clinic. They will be at the community rooms of Beech Street Apartments (515 N. Beech St) from 8:00 -8:45 a.m., Appleton City Estates (300 S. Beech St) from 9:00-9:45 a.m., and Hickory Court Apartments (101 W. 5th St) from 10:00-10:45 a.m. These outreach events are open to community members also.
There will be a benefit dinner and auction for Kirk Schussler to raise money to help with medical and chemotherapy expenses due to colon cancer. The benefit will be held on Saturday, July 10 at the Montrose Community Building in Montrose. All monies raised will be put into an account that has been established as the Kirk Schussler Medical Fund at the Montrose Savings Bank. A whole hog dinner will be served with to go meals being offered. The dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:30 with the auction beginning at 7:30. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction may contact Kristina Klass at 660-492-3436. Anyone wishing to donate to the medical fund can leave it at the Montrose Savings Bank or mail it to Kristina Klass at PO Box 86, Montrose, MO 64770. Thank you for your support.
The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday July 10. All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship. Cole Heiserman will have a short devotional.
Appleton City Rural Health Clinic will offer free sports physicals Wednesday, July 14 and Wednesday July 28 by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Call 660-476-2121 for an appointment.
The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, July 11 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 St. Clair Co. Cattlemen’s next meeting 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 at Valley Center Church north of Lowry City, MO. The sponsor/speakers will be Missouri Prime Beef Packers. Their representatives will be J. Holmes and Andrew Bird
The 11th Annual Shirley Collins Picnic, sponsored by St. Clair County Republican Central Committee, will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 15 at Lowry City Civic Center. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and paper products will be provided. (Bring a covered dish to complement the burgers). Candidates for upcoming elections are expected to be present. There will also be an auction of donated items
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 https://forms.gle/UaZUn4VKJqJTmwLr5
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!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 8 Blood pressure and glucose checks at senior housing centers
July 10 Monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.
July 10 AC Car Show 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the City Park
July 10 Benefit for Kirk Schussler 5:00 p.m. at the Montrose Community Building in Montrose
July 11 Pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose
July 12-16 VBS at 5 area churches 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
July 13 St. Clair Co. Cattlemen’s meeting 7:00 p.m. at Valley Center Church
July 14, 28 Sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic by appointment
July 15 11th Annual Shirley Collins Picnic, 6:30 p.m. at Lowry City Civic Center
July 18 AC Athletic Booster Club meeting 6:30 p.m. in the AC High School Commons Area
The Sesquicentennial will be August 12-15. The following information is being released. Positions need to be filled for greeters at all the exhibits to welcome the visitors. The Military Display is asking everyone to look in their closets for former Military uniforms. Bill Gilmore has created stands to display each one on. And some may be used in the Decade Fashion Review. If you have items or storyboards to share contact Bill at 660-492-3139. The Quilt Show will continue to take entries through July. Contact Kathy Rodick at 417-309-9471. Souvenir SQC hats arrived this week. They are available at Community First Bank, as well as other souvenirs. Some items have already sold out. The Fashion Review will be an event of entertainment. Encourage your family to participate with clothing from other eras, either by loaning them for others to wear or someone you know can be the model. Contact Denice Nitchals 660-492-3180. Every guy who has whiskers should enter the contest. Encourage them by tell them about the contest on Thursday, August 12. Many costumes have been made and worn during the past celebrations, find them in the closet and squeeze into them or find someone to share your garment with for the contest. You can’t win if you don’t enter. Contact Ellen Dunham at 660-492-0045. The farm machinery and small engines contact is Doug Snodgrass at 660-492-2814. To show the talents of area artists, contact Lyndsi Rivera for information 660-464-2575. Be a Proud Sponsor by making a donation at City Hall and if you want booth space pick up information at City Hall in the rack. The Vehicle Exhibit will be at the Depot. Arrive anytime after 10:00. The Parade is Saturday at 4:00 p.m. This is more than just the regular AC Fair. Extra events are planned. A complete schedule will be available end of July. For general questions, call Linda at 660-492-0131 or subject SQC by email to email@example.com
The Sesquicentennial Committee would like ideas and items to display/decorate Main Street for AC’s 150 year plus 1 celebration Thursday, August 12 thru Sunday, August 15, 2021. Business/property owners with buildings and lots are encouraged to display historic items and information or just let the committee know if you would allow others to display/decorate your store fronts or vacant lots. Any and all ideas would be appreciated. Please let Ellen Dunham know your ideas and plans. Contact her evenings (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.) by calling or text at 660-492-0045. Also, everyone is encouraged to dress in historic attire every day of the celebration
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 https://extension.missouri.edu/events/taking-care-of-you-online-cass-county through Wednesday July 7, 2021. For questions, more information, or accommodations, call Kyleigh Sullivan at 660-619-1355 or email her at SullivanKD@Missouri.edu
Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for July 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: July 7– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, July 8 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, July 9 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, July 13 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, July 14-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, July 22 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, July 28 – Ortho – Dr. Gray, July 28 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni
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 summer. Producers can register for the Zoom classes at the following link: https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/pesticide-applicator-training. Miller will be teaching the July 15 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. 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 May, 2021 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.
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