Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Little Apple


The AC FBLA will host Pink Night this year at the Volleyball Game on October 5 (6:30 p.m.), the Football Game on October 6 (7:00 p.m.), and the Basketball Game TBD. The theme this year is: "Beat Out Cancer, Keep the Music Going". The theme for their Community Service Project was chosen to honor Jeanette Hill, who has given many years of service to the school and community. All proceeds this year will go to her to assist with expenses as she continues her treatment against this disease. If you wish to order a t-shirt or hoodie, please place your order by September 22 by contacting Mrs. Freemyer at [email protected]. FBLA is also putting together a picture tribute board to honor Jeanette and they welcome any pictures that you would like displayed. Please e-mail pictures to [email protected] no later than September 30. Thank you for your support in the fight against cancer.


Ellett Memorial Hospital will have their 6th Annual Breast Cancer Wellness & Awareness Day 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Come receive your pre-registered annual 3-D mammogram by Diagnostic Imaging Center Mobile Coach and receive a special gift. Walk-ins will be worked in as time allows. Appointments can be made at 913-344-9989. There will be door prizes awarded, fellowship, stories from survivors, caregivers and support will be shared. A light lunch served and treats to indulge! Vendors will be set up for your guilty pleasures and essential information available.  Stay connected to our Girls Day Out Facebook event to receive more updates. Uninsured women 40-49 that meet the guidelines can apply for funding of a mammogram through our "Show Me Healthy Women Program". Call EMH 476-5216 for info or help scheduling a mammogram.


St. Clair County Cattlemen will meet 6:30 p.m. October 10 at the Osceola School District. Meal by Osceola FFA. Sponsored by Heiman Inc.


On Saturday, October 14, Valley Center Church will host their annual Oktoberfest. It promises to be a most delicious evening with serving a German home cooked meal from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  There is also a country store and musical entertainment from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Adults eat for $15.  Children ages 6-12 eat for $3.00. Their address is 930 NE 1126 RD. Deepwater MO. The church is located 3 miles North of Lowry City or 12 miles South of Clinton off of 13 HWY. Bring non-perishable food items and receive $1 off of an adult meal and help support local food pantries.


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, October 15 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


Funds are needed for the “Backpack Program”.  The backpacks have kid friendly food that goes home with 35 needy school kids weekly.  Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City houses this project, which is funded by community donations.  At this time, with the increase in cost of groceries, they are reaching out for your help. Donations are accepted at the church. For more information, call 660-492-7591


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


MU St. Clair County Extension Council is hosting their last Barn Quilt class of 2023 on October 26 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Optimist Building in Osceola. Cost is $45.00 for 2ft x 2ft or $25 for 1ft x 1ft. The cost includes all necessary supplies to make a Barn Quilt. The 1ft x 1ft board is intended for indoor hanging and is not durable enough for outdoors. There are limited 1 x 1 boards available, so register early to reserve your board! To register call the St. Clair County Extension office at 417-646-2419 or email [email protected].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for October 2023. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Oct 4 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy - Dr. Vardakis, Oct 5– OB/GYN - Dr. Kallberg, Oct 11 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy - Dr. Namin, Oct 13 – Ortho - Dr. Gray, Oct 17 – Rheumatology - Dr. John, Oct 18 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy - Dr. Vardakis, Oct 19 – Podiatry - Dr. Pace, Oct 25 – Ortho - Dr. Gray, Oct 25 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Oct 31 – Rheumatology - Dr. John  


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Oct 4        Nationwide test emergency alert system 1:20 p.m. for all cellphones, radios and televisions

Oct 4        Hudson R-IX students will sing in the Gym at 7:00 p.m.

Oct 4        Pink night at ACHS Volleyball against Liberal 6:30 p.m.

Oct 5        Pink night at ACHS Football against Liberal 7:00 p.m.

Oct 9        Columbus Day Holiday – government offices and banks closed

Oct 10      St. Clair County Cattlemen meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola School District

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