The Little Apple

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.

Appleton City Manor and Countryside Estates would like to invite you to their free drive thru lemonade, polish sausage, cheeseburger and chips stand. The residents are eager to see new faces and wave at everyone. This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run thru 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2021. As it is a drive-thru, they ask you stay in your car. Condiments including onion, lettuce and tomato along with ketchup and mustard will be provided and will be found in your bag. For more information, contact Tracey Sampson at 660-476-2128. Come see them!!

Does your school, not-for-profit organization, church or governmental entity have a project in mind that could use some funding?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. announces their Fall 2021 Grant Application cycle opens on August 1, 2021.  Grant applications must be completed online at (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2021) before the 5:00 p.m. August 31, 2021 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2021.  Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-885-6195 and asking for Ryan Cook.

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

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!

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

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.

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

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for July 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: July 14-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, July 22 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, July 28 – Ortho – Dr. Gray, July 28 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni 


July 14     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

July 27     AC Manor and Countryside Estates free drive thru lemonade, polish sausage, cheeseburger and chips stand. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

July 28     Sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic by appointment