Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Little Apple - News from Appleton City

 The ACHS Homecoming parade will be 2:30 p.m. September 22. The theme for homecoming is Barbie!  If anyone is interested in being part of the parade, please contact Lindsey Rivera at 660-464-2575 or email [email protected]. The community is invited to join in the dress up days, Wednesday - Weird Barbie (dress wacky/mismatched), Thursday - In Our Barbie Era (dress like a Barbie from any era) and Friday - Spirit Day (wear red white and blue). The coronation will be during halftime of the football game against Rich Hill, which starts at 7:00 p.m.


AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels September 13.  Food Fair receipts need to be from May 2023 to the present.  If they are older, they cannot be submitted.  Please send them with students or place them in a plastic bag or envelope and drop them off in the Elementary School Office, St. Clair County State Bank with Janet Payton or Little Apples Learning Center by Wednesday, September 13. This on-going fundraiser raises a substantial amount of money for PTO to use for the children's classroom trips and teacher requests for supplies. 


The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sales dates are set for September 22 - 23. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on Wednesday September 20. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Casey's, Fika & Powell's True Value beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. (If their trailer fills up before 5:00 they may leave early) For questions please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.


The annual Community Block Party, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital and A.C. Clinic, will be 9:00 – 2:00 Saturday, September 30, 2023.

At the EMH Community Block Party they will have a variety of foods available to satisfy any craving.  Check out our full list of food vendors: EMH Auxiliary – free-will donation bake sale, EMH – free snow cones, ACHS Junior Class – walking tacos, ACHS FBLA – Andy’s Frozen Custard,

Christian Church – nachos, GFWC Achievers – funnel cakes, water, tea, lemonade, Maws Kettle Corn & More, Sam’s Bakery and Salmon Enterprises – beef snacks. Follow them on Facebook for more info at EMHCommunityBlockParty


Story Hour at the AC Public Library meets Mondays at 11:00 a.m.  Children ages 5 and under are invited to join Ms. Lindy for a story and a craft. 


The 1963 Appleton City Football Team will be recognized at half time of the ACHS September 15 home game.  This is the team that beat Butler and tied Warrensburg 0-0 for West Central Conference Co-Champs. They are trying to get the word out so the team (Freshmen - Seniors and Cheerleaders) can make arrangements to be present.  They need your help in contacting everyone


Living Waters Ranch, Osceola, Missouri, will have a FREE Annual Fall Festival, October 7, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. rain or shine.  Come out for a full day of family friendly fun, including pumpkins, Balloon Lady (noon-4:00 p.m.), hayride, Zip Line off the bluff, special music, archery, outdoor games, giant slide, barrel train, BB guns with the Sheriff’s Dept., photo ops, and more!  No outside food or drinks, please. Concessions will be available for purchase.  Food, T-shirts, and novelties are also available for purchase. Contact Joyce Brown for more information and to RSVP. If you would like to make a donation, that would be very helpful in LWR meeting their needs for this fall and winter. All donations are tax deductible, as LWR is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. You can contact Joyce Brown, Founder/Director, at 660.924.6890, email: [email protected], or mail donations to Living Waters Ranch, 4520 SE 450 Road, Osceola, Missouri 64776.Living Waters Ranch


University of Missouri Extension will hold a free monthly webinar series for sheep and goat producers starting September 26, 2023. The series will be hosted by David Brown, MU Extension small ruminant specialist, alongside other experts in small ruminant production. The webinar is designed to provide research-based educational programs to small ruminant producers across the state. Topics are selected to address the immediate needs of producers with the aim of optimizing production and profit. Webinar topics include sheep and goats for beginners; feeding and nutrition; disease control; biosecurity; marketing and sales; economics; veterinary tips; predator and parasite control, including FAMACHA system, fecal egg count and BioWorma; pasture management; multispecies grazing; accelerated lambing and basic lambing and kidding skills. Sheep and goat producers, youths, stakeholders, entrepreneurs, and those interested in ag diversification and profit are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity in each webinar session for questions and answers. In addition, producers may request topics of interest to their operation. This is a free webinar series, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link for sessions. Register for the September 26 webinar at  For more information on the registration, contact the MU Extension Center in St. Clair County at 417-646-2419 or David Brown at [email protected].


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Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for September, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 13 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin,  Sept 20 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 21– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Sept 27 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Sept 27 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni.


Sept 13     Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels collections due to the elementary school

Sept 15     Recognition of 1963 Appleton City Football Team at half time of the ACHS Varsity Game against Rich Hill

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