The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 33

 August 17, 2022

A Taco Salad Lunch will be served at the Railroad Depot, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17.  All toppings, desserts of homemade cakes and drinks will be served for $8.  Dine in or carry outs available. The lunch will be served by AC Landmarks Restoration, with profits helping to maintain the Museum, Moore School, MKT Depot and the original 1870 Appleton City Library.

Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18 on the baseball field. Join the teachers and staff in a fun filled evening.  Enjoy a hotdog and snow cone while filling out your students’ school registration forms.  Watch the kids play on the bounce house, obstacle course and outdoor games.  Take pictures while using photo props and meet your child’s teacher.  Call 660-476-2161 for info.

Hudson R-IX will host a “Come and Go” Back-to-School Night 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23.  You may come and meet your teacher, see your classroom, drop off supplies and paperwork and pick up your enrollment packets.

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 Fall 2022 Application cycle opens August 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022) before the 5:00 pm August 31, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.

AC Elementary School registration: New students to the district may make an appointment to enroll by calling the Elementary office at 660-476-2161.  For any returning students, registration materials will be sent home the first day of school and can be returned the next day.

The Annual Labor Day Picnic at Immaculate Conception Parish (606 Kansas Ave., Montrose) will be held on Monday, September 5. They will offer family-style dine-in meal in the school basement, along with an outdoor dining and carry out tent.  Come join them for a tasty fried chicken dinner served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, green beans, slaw, bread & butter pickles, homemade pie and drink. All this is only $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Children under 5 eat free. The huge country store is open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will also be cakewalk, dunk tank and bingo open at 11:00 a.m. Corn hole starts at 10:30. A homemade pie auction will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by the cash and quilt raffles.

The AC 50+ Social Club luncheon set for noon August 17 is cancelled due to several participants having prior engagements. The next meeting will be 6:00 p.m. August 24 at the Methodist Church. A representative from Area Agency on Aging will be there to discuss services available for seniors. For any questions, call Stephanie at 660-207-2423.

Free private tennis lessons are offered to all current or former players and anyone who want to improve their technique or strategies or first time players.   People of almost any age and skills can learn to play tennis.  Lessons are held at the tennis courts at Donnohue-Dugan Park.  Rackets and balls will be provided.  To set up appointments for your private lessons or if you have questions, call Dennis Dunham at 476-2151 or 476-5514 or Tommy Payton at 816-863-6624. Open tennis is every day 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tennis is exercise that is fun!

MU Extension agronomy, livestock, and ag business specialists are collaborating to provide a meeting to discuss forage and cattle management strategies to help cattle operations following the drought. This meeting will be August 22 and begin at 12:30 p. m. at the Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, 1488 East Ashland Street, Nevada, MO 64772.  Topics being covered include: Hay Quality Assessment and Cattle Feeding Strategies, Assessing the Price of Stored Forages and Market Outlook, Cattle herd management related to Nitrate and Prussic Acid

Cattle herd management through culling and early weaning and Fall Forage Alternatives.  This meeting is free to participants but registration is required by August 19.  Register online at or by phone at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560.  For all other questions contact Patrick Davis at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates will be September 23 and 24. Details will be posted at a later date.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for August and September. Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Aug 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Aug 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Aug 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 25 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Sept 1 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Sept 7 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 8 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay,  Sept 9– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Sept 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 15 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Sept 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray      


Aug 17     Taco Salad Lunch at the Railroad Depot, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aug 18     Appleton City K-12 Back to School Bash and Open House 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the baseball field

Aug 23     First day of classes at AC Schools

Aug 23     Hudson R-IX “Come and Go” Back-to-School Night 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Aug 25     First Day of School at Hudson R-IX