The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 3

January 26, 2021

Appleton City High School would like to invite all current and former military members to their Military Appreciation Night at their home basketball game at 5:30 p.m. Friday February 4. All current and former military members will receive free admission to the game. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., there will be a meal provided for military members and their immediate families in the commons area. (Please call either the central office or high school office at 660-476-2118 for reservations so they will know how much food to prepare.) At halftime of the girl’s game, they will have a special recognition for their military guests. Please spread the word! They want to honor as many of these heroes as possible!

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, February 6 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

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. will meet 6:30 p.m. February 8, 2022 at the Farmhouse Kitchen in Appleton City.  The speaker/sponsor will be Todd Carlton of Agoro Carbon Alliance

Appleton City Park Board is currently accepting applications for pool manager for the summer of 2022 pool season. Interested applicants need to pick up and return applications to AC City Hall, 114 E. 4th St., Appleton City, Mo 64724 by January 31, 2022. AC is an equal opportunity employer.

Americans can order free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests. Orders for up to four tests per household can be placed using the website There will also be a phone number set up so those without access to computers or high-speed internet can place orders. Tests will usually ship within seven to 12 days of ordering, meaning most Americans won’t receive them until the end of January.

Summers Pharmacy of Appleton City will be closed on Saturdays, starting February 1, 2022. They will still be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide six free waste pesticide collection events in 2022. All of the events will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and are open to all Missouri farmers and households. March 12 – Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center, 147 W. State Highway T, Portageville, March 26 – Appleton City Municipal Services (City Barn), 110 S. Maple St., Appleton City, April 9 – MFA Agri Services – 6927 Highway 100, Washington, May 21 – MFA Agri Services – 1363 Sainte Genevieve Ave., Farmington, June 11 – Litton Ag Center, 10808 Liv 235, Chillicothe, Aug. 13 – MoDOT Maintenance Facility, 1031 Jefferson St., Versailles.  Accepted: Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Rodenticides, De-wormers, Fly tags, Fertilizers containing pesticide.  Not Accepted: Paint, Explosives, Fire extinguishers, Yard waste, Electronics,

Trash, Pesticides from businesses, pesticide-production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers or similar entities. More information about the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online at

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January and February, 2022.   Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Jan 26 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Jan 26 –Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 27 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Feb 2– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Feb 9 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 10 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Feb 11– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 16– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Feb 17 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Feb 23 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Feb 23 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 24 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay                  

Every year in the U.S., more than 1/3 of adults age 65+ have a fall, with approximately 1/3 of fallers sustaining an injury. Research indicates that people who fall are 2-3 times more likely to fall again, and each fall increases the likelihood of more serious injury or death. Missouri Falls Facts:

In Missouri, the fall death rate for older adults is consistently higher than the national death rate (72.32 vs. 48.4 per 100,000 population in 2009).

The death rate of falls increases with age and jumps sharply for older adults. For Missouri in 2009, the rate of death due to falls in older adults was more than 16 times higher than for those 45-64 years of age (66.63 vs. 4.03 per 100,000).  Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among Missouri’s older adults; the percentage of Missourians age 65 and older who died from falls rose nearly 60 percent between 1999 and 2009.

Forty-eight percent of falls causing injury in older adults occur in the home. Estimated hospital charges for unintentional fall injuries among Missouri seniors were $208 million in 2000, and reached $308 million in 2004 (before adjusting for inflation), which accounted for 77% of hospital charges for all unintentional injuries among Missouri seniors in 2004. MU Extension – St. Clair County Center will teach an eight session course focused on reducing falls.  A MATTER OF BALANCE course will be every Monday and Friday, January 31 to February 28 (no class on Presidents’ Day) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the St. Clair County Library (115 Chestnut, Osceola.) Pre-registration is required for this free course. MU Extension St. Clair CO is accepting registrations at 417-646-2419, or register online at This course offers instruction and group discussion to help older adults explore ways to reduce fall hazards and the risk of falls and fall injuries.

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Feb 4     ACHS Military Appreciation Night at their home basketball game 5:30 p.m.

Feb 6     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Feb 8     St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Farmhouse Kitchen