The Little Apple

Vol 28 no 40

                                                                                                           October 7, 2020

The AC Park Board is sponsoring a work day at Forrest Park, starting at 8:00 a.m. on October 10.  They would appreciate help from any and all individual who are willing to volunteer.

The monthly Men’s Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10. Bob Fenwick will have a short devotional. All the men of the community are invited to come for a time of great food and fellowship.

Appleton City Second Saturday is scheduled for October 10.  They will have a variety of handmade goods and crafts, color street nails, Lila rose hair accessories, baked items, snow cones, and kettle korn. It will be beautiful weather to enjoy while shopping local. You can contact them and get more information at

Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 (219 E. 3rd St.) will have a pancake breakfast Sunday, October 11 from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  The all you can eat meal inside will be $5.00.  Curbside pickup will be available. There will be raffles for cash prizes, as well.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, October 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 deadline for Quasquacentennial Souvenir Stamp Cancellation is October 9. Mail items to be cancelled (with stamps on them) to USPS, 119 W. 4th St. ACMO 64724.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. will meet at the Osceola School District 7:00 p.m. Tuesday October 13. The meal will be prepared by the Osceola FFA, and the sponsor/speaker will be The Kennon Brothers Stewart and Kiefer Real Estate.  Topics include: A brief history of their family agency,

Auction services, Land value trends and the effect of COVID-19 and state of the country on today’s market.

Sesquicentennial Poster Contest guidelines are coming soon for children living in the Appleton City or Hudson School Districts and any adult who has ever resided within 15 miles of AC. Categories will include both free hand art and computer generated art. The art must be about “Appleton City Past or Present”. Everyone may participate by encouraging artists in the AC area to create and enter a poster. You can get guidelines and entry forms from school art teachers or call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. or email

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Oct 7- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Oct 8– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Oct 9– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct 14-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct 22– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Oct 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray      

The University of Missouri Extension in Cass County is offering a virtual workshop “Surviving Parenting the Teen Years” class October 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. via zoom. Raising adolescents or tweens? This class is for you. Adapted from the Parenting a Second Time Around curriculum, this is a parenting program designed for anyone who is raising teens.  They will discuss adolescent behavior and when things have progressed beyond typical; and how to provide guidance and maintain safety.  Continuing education hours are available for foster families.  The cost is $25 per person. Register online at 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.

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.

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Oct 10     Volunteer cleanup at Forrest Park, 8:00 a.m.

Oct 10     Men’s Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) 7:00 a.m.

Oct 10     Second Saturday event on Main Street in Appleton City

Oct 11     Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 (219 E. 3rd St.) pancake breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Oct 11     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Oct 12     COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY   (Banks and other facilities closed)

Oct 13     St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. meeting at the Osceola School District 7:00 p.m.