The Little Apple

The ACHS Courtwarming game has been rescheduled to Monday, February 14. Coronation will be at halftime of the varsity boys’ game. ACHS Military Appreciation Night will be held Friday February 18. Dinner for current and past military members and their immediate families will begin at 5:00. This is also Senior Night. Seniors and their parents will be recognized immediately prior to the girls’ varsity game. Military members will be recognized at halftime of the varsity girls’ game.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the AC Church of God will be 700 a.m. Saturday February 12, where Norman Black will have a short devotional. All the men (kids, teens and adults) are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship. Come and bring someone along!

The Parents & Friends of the Appleton City FFA would like to invite you to their Annual Labor Auction on February 19 in the high school gym.  The evening will begin with a buyers dinner at 6:00 p.m., served by Kickin’ Chicken, with the live auction starting at 6:30 p.m.  As part of this event they will also have a silent auction which will be setup along the south wall of the high school gym from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. that night.

Sumo’s Pub will have a dinner for two Valentine’s Day dinner special Saturday evening February 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The special dinner for 2 includes spinach artichoke dip or queso cheese sauce with tortilla chips for an appetizer, 12 oz. KC strip steak, served with butterfly breaded shrimp, choice of potato and texas toast. Dessert will be lemon raspberry tower cake, all for $59.99.  Call 660-476-2300 for reservations or more information.

Is your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity seeking funds for a project?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. can help. The Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2022 Application cycle opens February 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2022) before the 5:00 pm February 28, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in late April 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.

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

Zion Lutheran School in Prairie City’s annual Chili supper will be dine in or carry out this year.  The event will take place 5:00 -8:00 p.m. February 26.  The online Facebook Auction begins Wednesday, February 23, the silent auction will be 5:00 – 7:30 February 26 and the live auction will be February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Raffle items and a country store will be available. Check out the Facebook event for more information at Zion Lutheran School Chili Supper

DbarJ Quilts etc. of Rockville, Mo will have the Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest once again this year.  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 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                  

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


Feb 12     AC Church of Gold Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 7:00 a.m.

Feb 14     Valentine’s Day

Feb 14     ACHS Courtwarming activities

Feb 18     ACHS Senior Night and Military Appreciation Night activities

Feb 19     Parents & Friends of the Appleton City FFA Annual Labor Auction 6:00 p.m. in the High School Gym