The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 32

August 11 2021

Trinity Lutheran Church thanks community participates in their church-sponsored Quilt Show during the upcoming Sesquicentennial. The registration is now closed and letters have been sent out to participants. Over 75 quilts, baby quilts and wall-hangings have been entered in the show. With everyone’s continued support, they anticipate a great show on FRIDAY FROM 2-5 AND SATURDAY 9-1. Participants are asked to follow the directions carefully so the check-in will be as “painless” as possible on Thursday. Quilt check-in will be from 9-12. The public is encouraged to come and celebrate with them and to take part in the “People’s Choice” voting to determine the winner in each category of entries and a “Best of Show” Award. Those voting and returning their “ballots” will receive a snack treat. Call or text Kathy Rodick at 417-309-0471 if there are questions.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday August 14.  All the men of the community are invited to join for a time of great food and fellowship.   Jerry Johannigmeier will have a short devotional. 

During the Sesquicentennial Celebration people are asked to share a memory of Appleton City. It does not need to be long or involved, just a  minute or two at the most. The memory will be videotaped and archived for future generations to enjoy.  The memory could be something of interest that you know or remember about AC, a fun story or just a favorite memory.  A place and time to share your story will be announced in the near future.  If people don’t share their memories, those great stories may someday be gone forever.

From July 12 to August 8, St. Clair Co Health Department recorded 18 new cases of Covid 19 in Appleton City with a 40.9% positivity rate last week.  More information is available at

“Friends Helping Friends Miller Family Benefit” chicken dinner is Sunday, August 15 from 11:00 a.m. until the chicken is gone at the Farmhouse Kitchen, 302 Railroad St. ACMO. 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 and additional activities. For information, contact Robyn Eckhoff at 660-464-1762, Delores Bracher at 660-492-3831 or Jennifer Boden, at Community First Bank. A Cornhole Tournament will be held in the grassy area across from Farmhouse Restaurant.  Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 11:00 a.m.  Registration is $30 per team of two and is double elimination.  There is only one division (all ages can play).  There will be cash payouts for the top 3 places.  All other proceeds will go to the Miller family. For more information, contact Kari and Bill Berry, tournament coordinators.

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.

CDI Head Start in Appleton City is taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year for children between the ages of 3-5 years.  This is a totally FREE program.  Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided.   Call 660-717-2024 to set up an appointment to apply.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for August, 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Aug 11– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Aug 12 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 13 Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 18-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 19 Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Aug 25 Ortho – Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 26 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay

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The Henry County Library and Henry County Museum are celebrating the Missouri Bicentennial with their Bicentennial Speaker Series August 7-14. Treachery at Midnight will be presented August 11 at 4:00 p.m., Frontier Missouri 7:00 p.m. August 11, Sterling Price at 4:00 p.m. August 12 and Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier 7:00 p.m. August 12.  All events will be at the Delozier Building 201 W. Franklin in Clinton.


Aug 12-15     AC Quasquacentennial Celebration

Aug 14     Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

Aug 15     Miller Family Benefit Chicken Dinner and Cornhole Tournament from 11:00 a.m. at the Farmhouse Kitchen