Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Little Apple News

 November 15, 2023


The Montrose Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Germantown Turkey Shoot on Sunday November 26, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field. Tickets are $3.00 each and advance sale tickets will enter the purchaser into a drawing for prizes. There will be a youth shoot every hour. Tickets are available in Appleton City at Dr. Payton’s office, Fennewald Plumbing or any Knights members.


Christmas in the Country will soon be here. December 2, the M.K.T. Depot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a wide assortment of handmade crafts, baked goods, candies, quality wood products, jewelry, hand sewn articles and historical books from your local museum.  A selection of Main Street businesses will also be open for your Christmas shopping. You can enjoy a baked potato lunch from the local 4-H Club.

The Depot craft show is sponsored by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration, Inc. Watch the Little Apple for Christmas in the County updates


The AC/Montrose band is doing a pancake breakfast/open mic 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. December 9 in the AC elementary gym. They are trying to raise money to go to St. Louis. There is a contest at Six Flags they are going to perform at but they need money for hotel rooms, food, etc. If you would like to perform at the open mic or help with the pancake breakfast, please contact Dr. Yancey at [email protected]


Trinity United Methodist Church will have a dinner theater and Vesper Service with Communion at the manger with the animals December 10 at the Rustic Duck Restaurant.  The play, “The Christmas Story Upon Grandma’s Feather Bed”, will be offered with dinner furnished by Rustic Duck at 5:00 p.m. or the play only at 6:00 p.m. with balcony seating.  Tickets for the dinner theater are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years old and under can be purchased at Rustic Duck Restaurant and TUMC.  The Christmas Vespers Service will follow the performance.


New Growth Transit is looking for volunteers in the St. Clair County area. Volunteers use their own vehicle and get a nontaxable reimbursement of $0.655 a mile. All volunteer drivers must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, and have liability insurance on their vehicle. Volunteers get trained and then can start taking rides to people in their community to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other essential appointments and get reimbursed for it! If you are interested, call 417-283-7991 or email [email protected] for more information.


The St. Clair County Democrats will offer baked goodies and more 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or until sold out Saturday, November 18 at Food Fair.


Many factors have led to a limited expensive forage supply for cattle producers to carry their cattle through the winter.  Supplementation strategies may be expensive, so efficient use of hay and supplements to meet cattle nutrient needs is important to profitability of a cattle operation.  Pastures have really been stressed the last two years and it is likely that renovation may be taking place in the future to build a better forage base for cattle in the coming years. There may be management strategies that can be implemented this winter to begin renovation or build back the forage base that has been lost the last two years. MU Extension wants to provide two educational sessions to cattle producers and farmers to help them to manage their cattle and pastures through the winter months to be successful in the coming years. MU Extension Field Specialists Patrick Davis and Hunter Lovewell will hold meetings to address these topics: November 28 6:00 p. m. at Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada, MO and November 30 6:00 p. m. at Stockton High School Ag Classroom.  There will be a meal at each of these meetings, paid for by donations from FCS Financial and Mid-MO Bank.  The same information will be covered at each of the meetings, so sign up for the one that best fits your schedule. Sign up for the meeting online at  Also, you can sign up for the Nevada meeting at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560 or the Stockton meeting at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.  To attend and to get a proper head count for these free meetings register by November 24.  For all other questions contact Davis at (417) 276-3313 or email at [email protected].


The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for November, 2023. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Nov 16– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Nov 22 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Nov 29 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni.


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Nov 23     Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 26     Knights of Columbus Germantown Turkey Shoot 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown Ball Field

Dec 2        Christmas in the Country activities

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