The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 29

                                                                                                          July 21 2021

The Appleton City Manor regrets they will not be holding their lemonade stand and burger/dog lunch originally scheduled for July 27, 2021.

Appleton City Rural Health Clinic will offer free sports physicals Wednesday July 28 by appointment only from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Call 660-476-2121 for an appointment.

Core Four is sponsoring “Friends Helping Friends Miller Family Benefit” chicken dinner Sunday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. until the chicken is gone at the Farmhouse Kitchen, 302 Railroad St. Appleton City, MO. The event will benefit Tammy Miller and her daughter Tory, who have been off work due to illness and have incurred numerous medical expenses. The meal is $12 per person and includes Kickin’ Chicken fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, green beans, slaw, hot roll and tea or lemonade. You can dine in or take out. Other items of interest include a bake sale by friends and family, corn hole tournament and additional activities. For information, contact Robyn Eckhoff at 660-464-1762 or Delores Bracher at 660-492-3831.

The Montrose Class of 2024 is sponsoring a benefit whole hog raffle for Keon Engeman. They are selling raffle tickets for a whole hog plus the cost of processing. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The hog is from the Henzlik Family Farm and the cost of processing is paid for by donations from families of the Montrose Class of 2024. If you win, you will be contacted via telephone. The drawing is September 1, 2021 and the pig will be delivered to processor at the beginning of September. All proceeds for this raffle will go directly to Keon Engeman for medical expenses. Contact any member of the Montrose Class of 2024 to purchase raffle tickets. If you have questions or need tickets, call Michelle Henzlik at 660-492-2885.

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 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.  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.

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

West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, with the best interest of the public and the safety of the communities that they serve, have decided to move away from an in-person Festival of Charity this year. While they were so excited to welcome everyone to join them for an evening of fun and charity, they have decided to pivot toward another option. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in southern Missouri and an overall increase for the state, they are moving to a series of online opportunities for the week of August 2, all leading up to the Raffle for a Cause LIVE drawing that will be held on both YouTube live and Facebook Live on August 5 at noon. They hope you can join them virtually and check out the videos they will be releasing all during that week.


July 28     Sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic by appointment