Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Little Apple


Vol 32 no 03

                                                                                               January 17, 2024


Community Spotlight Night, featuring ACHS FCCLA Department will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. January 18 in the Commons Area. Come listen to District updates, get a campus tour, and listen to presentations from the talented group of FCCLA students. Refreshments and snack will be provided. 


Due to the inclement weather last weekend, River of Life Fellowship, 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville, has rescheduled the Deliverance Seminar to the weekend of January 27 - 28.  They will have a meeting at 3:00 p.m. with Dr. Steve Highlander and Pastor Cody Persell, both sharing about deliverance, followed by a light snack meal.  They will then have an evening worship meeting followed by teaching and a time of individual prayer for healing and deliverance, to begin near 6:00 p.m. Regular Sunday morning includes Sunday School and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service with Cody ministering and praying over needs, beginning around 10:15 a.m.  The weekend concludes with an evening service Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. that will have a time of worship and teaching, as well as a mass deliverance meeting.  There is no cost associated with any of these meetings and all are welcome to attend any or all of them.


St. Mary's School will have their annual dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement.  The dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert, tea, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free will donation.  They will also be having a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and 2 basket raffles.  Names will be drawn for everything at 8:30 p.m.  You do not need to be present to win. 


It is once again time for any non-profits to determine if they could use a quilt to help with their fund raising needs.  All you have to do is write an essay and send it in.  Best essay wins.  Your essay should tell who your non-profit is, what it does and how you would use the quit to raise money for the non-profit.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. Send the essay to Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest c/o DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780. This year, they will accept email submissions at [email protected]. All essays need to arrive before March 31, 2024 as they will be read April 2. Any question may be asked at 660-679-1809.


Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference.  This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will update the public on recent research from the 4 universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management.  These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors.  In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health.  In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. Agriculture businesses that support the event will also have booths set up.  Attendees can visit the booths and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation. To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to February 8.  Fee for the event is $20 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registrations allowed.  Register online at  For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].


The 40th SW MO Spring Forage Conference will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri. Keynote presenter Jim Gerrish, independent grazing lands consultant, will address the conference on “Why we can’t continue business as usual” from his numerous years of research and outreach experience in grazing and ranch management.  Besides Gerrish’s keynote presentation, he will also have a presentation following lunch titled “Does Cow Size Really Matter?” For further education, conference participants can attend several breakout sessions.  Breakout session topics include pasture recovery following drought, benefits of annual forages, native warm season grass establishment & management, enterprise options for $5000/acre pasture, extending the grazing season, managing nitrates in your forage system, understanding beef quality & yield, geo fencing, benefits & economics of liming, black vultures, and stretching your forage through efficient hay feeding.  This conference also provides educational sessions specific to sheep and goat producers. These session topics include myths around parasite control, breed selection or crossbreeding, and a multi-species grazing Q&A that includes a key small ruminant industry producer as well as being moderated by an MU Extension Specialist.  There will also be a producer panel discussing guard animals that includes local sheep and goat producers.  A trade show is held in conjunction with the conference.  Agricultural businesses and organizations will have exhibits and representatives available to discuss their products and services. If interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, contact Jody Wade at the Webster County MO SWCD office at (417) 468-4176 ext. 3 or by email at [email protected]. Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., with sessions running from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A banquet luncheon is included with the registration. The cost is $55 per person.  To attend, register by February 9 online at  No walk-in registration allowed.  For additional questions contact Jody Wade at the Webster County MO SWCD office at (417) 468-4176 ext. 3 or by email at [email protected].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: 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,  Feb 1– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Feb 7– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Feb 9 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 13 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Feb 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Feb 15– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 28 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 28 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.


Jan 18    Community Spotlight Night, featuring ACHS FCCLA Department 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Commons Area


Cheryl "Sherry" Renee Boyles, 59, Archie

  Funeral services for Sherry Boyles of Archie, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-655...