The Little Apple: News from Appleton City

The Ellett Memorial Fit and Fun Community Block Party will be Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. – noon. The day begins with a 5K run/walk/bike registration at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:30 a.m.  Multiple vendors, drawings, prizes information booths and demonstrations will be offered.  Various free health screenings (dental, blood pressure, peak flows, bruit screenings and pulse oximetry) with special priced lab services (BMP/TSH non fasting – $20, BMP/Lipid panel/TSH fasting – $25 hemoglobin alc – $15 and PSA – $15) will be available.  The Auxiliary bake sale is from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  There will be a petting zoo and a bounce house for the kids. Free walking tacos will be available in the dining room from 10:00 to noon.  Life flight will land around noon weather permitting.  There will be a special guest, KC Wolf, mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, who will pay a visit! (Due to COVID-19, activities are subject to change.)

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, August 9 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

Ellett Memorial Hospital, AC Rural Health Clinic, and Community Blood Center would like to let the community and surrounding community members know that 27 units of blood were collected on July 23.  This is a very exciting number as 1 unit donated could potentially save 3 lives!

In an effort to reduce the risk of illness and maintain proper sanitation protocol, AC Schools will not hold the Kindergarten “Round-Up” screening and enrollment event, previously planned for August 4. Their annual school Open House has also been cancelled. However, all NEW students will, by appointment, have the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom prior to the start of school. If you have a new elementary student, please contact Malia Mount, Elementary Secretary, at or call the Elementary office at 660-476-2161. E-mails and phone calls will be returned after August 4. All enrollment materials can be e-mailed to you and submitted back to the school via e-mail, or you can schedule an appointment to pick up / complete enrollment forms, if needed. Please note, enrollment / classroom visits will be taken by appointment only. The following items are required for enrollment of ALL new students: immunization records, state issued birth certificate, social security card, proof of residence and a completed school enrollment form. If transferring from another district, a release of records form is also required.

The University of Missouri Extension in Cass County is offering a one-time virtual parenting workshop “Strong Parents, Stable Children: Building Protective Factors to Strengthen Families” August 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – noon via Zoom.  This class can count for clock hours for foster families. This class is about promoting healthy child development and protecting and nurturing young children. Every family experiences challenges and stress. However, even when different families face similar struggles, some cope better than others. There are many reasons why families handle stress differently, but one has to do with protective factors. Protective factors are strengths and resources that families draw upon during difficult times. Protective factors help promote optimal development by helping families succeed and thrive, even in the face of risks and challenges. When we focus on building strengths and promoting positive home environments for children, we may help put children on a path to a generational cycle of protect.  This program was developed by University of Missouri Extension in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health/Project LAUNCH and the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund. Content is based on the Strengthening Families framework, developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP).  There is a $40.00 fee for the class. Organizations that would like to sponsor parents to attend can contact the facilitator, Kyleigh Sullivan, at 660-619-1355.  Registration can be completed online at After registering participants, will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.  For accommodations and general inquiries please contact the facilitator

MU Extension will be providing an online corn silage production workshop for beef cattle operations that will be held via ZOOM on the evening of Tuesday August 11.  Corn silage that is harvested and managed properly can make a good feed resource for beef cattle operations. This workshop is geared to educate cattle producers on proper harvesting and storage of corn silage as well as considerations when feeding beef cattle. The workshop will begin at 7:00 p. m.  Topics that will be covered and speakers are as follows: Harvesting Quality Corn Silage by MU Extension State Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist Eric Bailey and Utilizing Corn Silage in Beef Cattle Rations by MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist Patrick Davis

Cost of the workshop is $16 per person.  To attend the event, register by August 10 at  Upon registration, participants will be provided a ZOOM link for the meeting.  For more information or questions on the event contact Davis by email at or by phone at (417) 955-0287.

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Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for August, 2020. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Aug 5- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Aug 6 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Aug 7 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Aug 12 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Aug 13 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Aug  13– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Aug 19 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Aug 26–  Ortho-Dr. Gray, Aug 27 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay


Aug 1       The Ellett Memorial Fit and Fun Community Block Party 8:00 a.m. – noon

Aug 4       Primary election day

Aug 9       Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose