The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 38

                                                                                                  September 22, 2021

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 24 – 25. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall beginning September 13 through noon on Wednesday, September 22. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value & Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

ACHS Homecoming game against Rich Hill Tigers will be 7:00 p.m. September 24. This year’s homecoming events theme is the Olympic Games.

The Homecoming parade will be Friday September 24 at 2:30 p.m. If you have an organization that would like to participate in the parade please reach out to Mr. Post at the school ASAP.  The Senior class is selling shirts for the homecoming festivities and order forms are available at the school. Shirts are $18. Please reach out to Mrs. Freemyer or Mrs. Bollig for further questions or information. After the game, there will be pizza and activities available for the students to bring closure to the week’s activities.

SQC Souvenirs will be for sale at the Museum during the Garage Sale 10:00-4:00 Friday and 10:00-2:00 Saturday. They make great Christmas gifts.

Girl’s Day Out is scheduled for October 10, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please come join the staff of Ellett Memorial Hospital for their 4th Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day. You can receive your pre-registered annual mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach, win door prizes, gather information, local vendors, support others and recognize survivors. There will be Breast Cancer speakers sharing their life stories and talking about genetics and facts of Breast Cancer., A light lunch will be served and treats to indulge! Shirt orders will be taken until September 24.  Contact April Loney or Julee Snyder at EMH 660-476-2111 with questions on scheduling your mammogram or shirt questions. 

Bill Meyer and Gayla Powell won the AC Cemetery beef drawings.  The Cemetery Board would to thank everyone who purchased tickets.

St. Clair Co Health Department reports 1080 positive cases and 29 current cases as of September 17, 2021. Appleton City has had 17 positive cases from August 15 to September 19.  More information is available at

Appleton City Public Works Department will conduct “smoke” testing on sewers over the next several weeks. A special non-toxic smoke is used in these tests and leaves no residuals or stains and has no effects on plant and/or animal life. Letters were sent out to every home regarding this, however, if you have any questions you may contact City Hall.

DbarJ Quilts etc., Rockville MO, is having a drawing for a patriotic quilt to be given to a veteran on Veteran’s Day. Any veteran can add their name, or have someone add your name to the drawing.  There is no cost to have your name in the drawing, as you have already paid the price. Just come to the quilt shop and sign your name and a phone number where you can be reached, or give the information to Marge Zink.

Farmers tend to put their families and farm before themselves, but neither can operate unless farmers take care of themselves physically and mentally. During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 19-25, farm and ranch families are reminded that MU Extension free offers resources to help them survive the stress of drought, pests, labor shortages, the pandemic and other issues. The following tips are offered to help farmers during harvest: • Tune in to your body. Pay attention to signs of stress and respond accordingly. Seek prompt medical attention as needed. • Take a break. Climb down from the tractor or combine and take a short break. • Eat correctly and get eight hours of sleep. Feed your body and soul so that you operate safely. • Do a mental tuneup by making time even during busy days to do something that you enjoy. MU Extension, through a North Central Region Farm and Ranch Alliance Network federal grant, is part of the Iowa Concern group, which provides stress counselors, an attorney for legal education, information and referral services for farm families. The toll-free number is 800-447-1985. Another service is Missouri 2-1-1, a free referral and informational helpline with 24-hour services. Simply pick up the phone and dial 211. The 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential service. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Find other services on page 23 of the MU Extension and Show-Me Farm Safety Mental Health Toolkit at

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for September and October, 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Sept 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Sept 23 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay, Oct 6– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Oct 7 – OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Oct 8 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Oct 13 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct 14 Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Oct 21 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Oct 27 – Ortho – Dr. Gray,  Oct 27 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni,  Oct 28 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay

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Sept 24-25     AC Citywide garage sales

Sept 24     ACHS Homecoming activities.  Parade at 2:30 and game at 7:00 p.m.

Sept 27-    No School at Hudson R-IX

Sept 30     PTO Meeting at 6:15 p.m. at Hudson R-IX and Student Performance at 7:00 p.m.