Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Little Apple


Vol 31 no 25

                                                                                             December 27, 2023

 Due to the holidays, trash pickup for the next 2 weeks for Appleton City will be Friday, December 29 and Friday, January 5, (not on Thursdays).


A reminder to Appleton City residents that taxes are due December 31.  A penalty will be assessed for any late payments. Taxes are now payable to the County Collector at the courthouse in Osceola. 


The St Clair County State Bank will have limited services on Saturdays beginning January 1, 2024. The Appleton City and Lowry City locations will be Drive Thru only on Saturdays.  Access to safety deposit boxes will be available. They encourage all St Clair County State Bank customers to call ahead (660-476-5453) and make arrangements for other services, such as new accounts. Thank you for your patience and understanding. They will continue to work hard to meet the needs of their customers.


Area residents are invited to vote for their favorites on Rural Missouri Magazine’s “Best of Rural Missouri” favorites website.  You can promote our area by voting for local businesses or attractions.  You do not need to vote for every category, just the ones you feel comfortable with. Possible local ideas are available in the December 22 issue of “The Appleton City Journal” and on the AC City Hall webpage, On the webpage, select “Home” on the white bar on top.  The drawing shows a Christmas tree being decorated with forest animals.  The second picture (click the right arrow or the second circle at the bottom of the picture) will bring up some suggestions and a link to the Rural Missouri survey.  Entering your area favorites could allow you to win $500. The deadline to vote is January 15, 2024. One regional business, Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City, has won multiple times.  The site to website to vote is: By voting, it can bring attention to our area to others who may not be aware of what this area has to offer.


Funds are needed for the “Backpack Program”.  The backpacks have kid friendly food that goes home with 25 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


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Jan 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Jan 9 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Jan 10– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Jan 12 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan 18– Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Jan 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 24 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 24 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.  


The following is a list of unacceptable items not allowed in the weekly trash: universal waste (yard waste), animal waste, asbestos containing materials, closed barrels, cans or drums, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, anything highly flammable or volatile, hazardous waste, industrial waste, incinerator residual, infectious waste, liquid waste, motor oil, pesticides, pcb’s, radioactive waste, septic tank pumping’s or sludge, no electronics (televisions, computers, microwaves, etc.)


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.


New Year's helpful hint: Go ahead and write 2024 on the next several checks in your checkbook.  That way, you won't write the wrong year on them during the first few days of 2024.


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Dec 29     Trash pickup in Appleton City

Dec 31     County and City taxes due

Jan 1        New Year’s Day

Jan 3        Classes resume at AC Schools

Jan 5        Trash pickup in Appleton City

Jan 8-13   ACHS Invitational Basketball Tournament

Jay's Shack Food Truck New Management/ New Menu

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