The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 24

June 15, 2022

The Yellow Rose Project greatly appreciates the 20+ volunteers who walked the Appleton City Cemetery either placing or removing the over 2400 yellow rose buds for the 2022 Memorial Day.  It is only through such great community support that this project is so successful in making a beautiful tribute to our past loved ones.  Thanks to founders, Dean Ellis and his late wife Sharon, with the support of Martin Florals of Springfield, they now have a fantastic community project to enjoy in the years to come. To all those who came out they are so thankful for your help despite the damp and muddy conditions of the year. They look forward to another fun year in 2023.  Thank you, from the project co-chairs, Kathy, Don and Pam.

The Appleton City FBLA chapter will have a Pulled Pork Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, June 25 in the high school commons from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The meal will include pulled pork, baked potato, baked beans, dessert, and a drink.  Carryout options will be available as well.  The cost will be $12.00.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing.  The winner will be announced at 8:00 p.m.  You need not be present to win.  Donations are appreciated.  This is to help with the expenses of the National FBLA contest in Chicago they will be attending from June 28 to July 3.  They are very proud of the student’s success at the State FBLA contest and wish them success at the National FBLA contest. They thank the community for their support throughout the year and for their continued support as they embark on their journey to the National Contest. If you need more information, contact Trisha Freemyer at (660) 492-7030 or or contact the school at (660) 476-2118.  Students selling raffle tickets are: Charli Carr, Alexis Carr, Kaylee Mangin, and Mallory Cole or they can be purchased from April Cole or Trisha Freemyer.

A summer kid’s event, “Monumental VBS”, will be hosted at First Baptist Church of AC June 21-24. Monumental is for kids 5 years old through those that have completed 4th grade. They will start with a meal at 5:30 and conclude at 8:30 p.m. each evening. Family members and friends can join in daily at 8:15 p.m. as they wrap up their day. They also invite families to church on Sunday June 26 for the finale and a meal following services. Sign up free online at: Paper copies are available upon request. For more information, call 660-476-5512 or message them on Facebook.

Five area churches are teaming together to present a community VBS 6:00-8:00 p.m. each evening July 18-22. All kids ages 3 years- 6th grade are invited to join them as they learn how to pray. (Children must be potty-trained to attend). Each church will host an evening: Trinity UMC – Monday, Rockville UMC – Tuesday, Church of God – Wednesday, River of Life – Thursday, Christian Church – Friday. Transportation is available. Contact Paige at 660-492-0985 for info or see their Facebook event (Community VBS 2022). Register online at:Â

The Carousel project still wants pictures of individuals on the ride at the AC Fair between 2009-2019.  This week’s paper has pictures sent in and it has an error on the email address, it should be sent to or call 660-476-5857.

The Appleton City Car Show will be Saturday, July 9 at the City Park.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. There will be food available

Care Connection for Aging Services recently received five capacity building grants from the Ozarks Food Harvest’s $1 million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri. The grant funding, which totals $26,700 for five senior centers, will be used to purchase food and meal supplies for older adults in Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair, and Vernon counties. Care Connection is one of more 70 organizations served by Ozarks Food Harvest that received an agency capacity grant to assist with hunger-relief efforts. These grants will allow them to continue to provide meals for people 60 and older during a time when living costs are increasing. The grants include: $4,500 to the El Dorado Senior Center, 604 S. Forest, in Cedar County.

$4,200 to the Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton, in Cedar County. $8,000 to the McCarty Senior Center, 19482 Highway 54, Wheatland in Hickory County. $4,500 to the Rivers Crossing Life Center, 5215 Business Highway 13 NE, Osceola, in St. Clair County and $5,500 to the Neal Center, 301 N. Main, Nevada, in Vernon County. The grant amounts for each center are based on the number of home-delivered meals they provide and associated packaging costs,

A sheep and goat parasite management workshop will be held June 27 in Mount Vernon, Mo. Preregistration is required by June 23. Parasite management is important for a productive and profitable sheep and goat operation. Therefore, MU Extension will be providing a hands-on sheep and goat parasite management workshop on June 27 at 5:00 p. m. at the SW Mo. MU Research, Extension and Education Center located at 14548 State Road H, Mount Vernon, Mo. This workshop will discuss monitoring and controlling internal and external parasites which are key to optimum sheep and goat operation health, production and profitability. Specific topics discussed by MU Extension livestock and ag business specialists include:

Internal and external parasite management, 5-point check health monitoring system and Financial and production implications of parasite management. Cost of the workshop is $25 per person, which includes a meal that will be served during the workshop.  Register online at or by contacting the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 no later than June 23. No refunds after the registration deadline. For questions or more information on the workshop, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or Patrick Davis Livestock Field Specialist at (417) 955-0287 or email at 

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for June.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. June 16 – Podiatry- Pending, June 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, June 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 23 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.  


June 19     Father’s Day

June 21-24     Monumental VBS” at First Baptist Church of AC

June 25     Appleton City FBLA chapter Pulled Pork Dinner fundraiser in the high school commons 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.