The Little Apple

October 14, 2020

There will be a DRIVE THRU ONLY “Kickin’ Chicken” Dinner Sunday October 18 from 11:00 a.m. until gone at the Appleton City Masonic Lodge.  The menu includes 2 pieces fried of chicken (white or dark), mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, hot roll and dessert for $10 a meal. You can preorder your meal by calling or texting 660-492-3375 before 11:00 a.m. on October 18.  Proceeds go towards JH 2022 Washington DC trip.

“The Voice in the Desert” Ministries will be performing Saturday, October 17 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the stage in Forest Park. This is a local group from Osceola and will be singing gospel music and giving some testimonials. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome. If you play an instrument or sing, they welcome you to play and sing along. The park “outside” restrooms will be open.  Bring your lawn chairs or spread a blanket on the ground.

Join the Appleton City Achievers in a spooky Halloween Costume Contest ONLINE! In lieu of Halloween in the Park (and due to Covid-19), the Achievers are asking parents of li’l goblins to post a photo of their costumed children on their Facebook page – Appleton City Achievers. ‘Like’ the page and post the photo WITHOUT a name – only the applicable age group. One little goblin per photo! Photos must be posted sometime on Halloween. Your photo will be assigned a number so winners can be notified by 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 2 on the Achievers’ Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place in each age group. Age groups are as follows: birth to age 2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12 and 13 up.

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 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.

As the General Election rapidly approaches, mail-in ballots and some absentee ballots must be notarized and the Henry County Democrat Club is offering a final Free Drive-up Notary Event Saturday October 17. Mail-In Ballots can only be mailed to the local election authority (County Clerk) and must be received by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Votes that are not received by that time will not be counted.  This free mail-in ballot notary event will be on the East Side of the Clinton Square outside the Switzer Law Office (136 S. Main, Clinton) Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Voters can choose to bring their mail-in ballot into the law office to be notarized but will also be greeted outside and can have their ballot notarized in their car.  Voters must bring state or federally-issued legal photo identification (such as a driver’s license or identification card). Face coverings are requested to ensure safety for the voters and the notaries. After the mail-in ballot is notarized, the voter should immediately deliver the ballot to the U.S. Post Office around the corner to ensure vote safety and ensure that the ballot arrives in time to be counted. Once the vote is submitted by absentee or a mail-in ballot, it is illegal for the voter to vote again in-person at the polls. If you have any questions about the mail-in ballot process, please contact the Henry County Clerk (660) 885-7204 or the Missouri Secretary of State at (573)751-4936.

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 18      DRIVE THRU ONLY “Kickin’ Chicken” Dinner 11:00 a.m. until gone at the Appleton City Masonic Lodge. 

Oct 17      “The Voice in the Desert” Ministries 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the stage in Forest Park

Oct 19      No School at Hudson R-IX (Staff CPR)

Oct 23-Nov 2     Sumo’s Pub and Farmhouse Kitchen will be closed