The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 5

February 2, 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 at the Farmhouse Kitchen in Appleton City.  The speaker/sponsor will be Todd Carlton of Agoro Carbon Alliance

The Appleton City Fair has booked the only date available for the Carnival, which will be August 11-13, 2022.

DbarJ Quilts etc. of Rockville, Mo will have the Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest once again this year.  They love seeing the different charities that are working hard to help out.  To receive a quilt to use in your charitable fund raising, all you have to do is enter an essay telling about your non-profit, its name, who you serve, how you would use the quilt in this endeavor and any other important information you would like them to know. You then can send it by mail to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780, or email it to The deadline is March 30 2022

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 26 – Appleton City Municipal Services (City Barn), 110 S. Maple St., Appleton City. 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. 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                  

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1922, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. University of Missouri Extension, the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Missouri Farm Bureau sponsor the program. The application deadline to be recognized as a 2022 Missouri Century Farm is May 1. To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. Missouri Farm Bureau is a proud partner in the recognition of Century Farms. Since the program began in 1976, more than 8,000 Missouri farms have received the Century Farm designation. A $140 fee covers the cost of a certificate, a metal farm sign and booklet for approved applicants. County MU Extension centers present these items. Details and online application are at Deadline is May 1, 2022. You can also contact your local MU Extension center with questions.

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation will be giving six $3,000 scholarships to the Class of 2022 at graduation. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of former students and friends of the Appleton City High School. Applications are due March 9 to the school counselor by 9:00 a.m. Early submission is encouraged, as the world has created many changes to schedules in today’s routine and this is a deadline. Scholarships will be given for any type of advanced training, vocational, trade school, or academic school. Students and parents need to sign the application and be aware of deadlines that must be met to receive the first and second payments. Required information must be submitted by the stated information the recipient will receive at graduation. Applications are sent to three out-of-town Alumni with all names of applicants removed. While it may take only 2-4 hours to complete the application, the students need to think how much pay per hour they will be receiving. $1,000/hour? Questions regarding applications may be directed to Linda Lampkin 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 660-476-5857 or

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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