Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Little Apple News

 Appleton City Saturday Street Festivals begin June 22.  The city of AC is looking for vendors of crafts, products, arts and food for the events.  If you offer it, the city wants to help you sell it.  If you are doing a fundraiser, they want to help you raise your funds.  Booth space is $25.00 and registration forms are available at City Hall.  They will have many downtown business open, vendors and food on Main Street and entertainment later in the City Park.  The 2024 dates are June 22, July 20, Augusts 24, September 21 and October 9.  They are also looking for committee volunteers.  If you are interested in helping put together the monthly Saturday Festival or have ideas, please contact City Hall at 660-476-2631.

Saturday, June 22, Jonny Koch and the Tightwad Troubadours, with special guest, Rhonda Meyer will perform on the Park stage 5:00-8:00 p.m.


There will be a benefit chicken dinner Friday, June 21 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. at the Fair Haven Park (on HWY C, 8 miles north of Walker, MO) to benefit Stoney Creek, Fair Haven and Walnut Creek Schools.  The menu is all you can eat fried or BBQ grilled chicken, baked beans cole slaw, fried potato wedges, homemade bread and butter with freshly cranked ice cream and homemade pies for dessert.  A freewill donation will be appreciated.


LEAP (Lewis Equine Assisted Programs) will have a barn dance, dinner and silent auction fundraiser 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lowry City Community Center, 406 W. 4th St in Lowry City on June 22.  Music will be provided by Campfire Cowboy, Randy Polson.  Adult tickets are $12, Children 5-12 are $8.  All proceeds will benefit Lewis Equine Assisted Programs.  For tickets or more information, contact Kim at 816-506-6825.


AC Rural Health Clinic will provide free sports physicals June 26, 2024 for students entering grades 7th-12th in the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Appointments are REQUIRED and appointment spots are limited. Call AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 to schedule your appointment.


River of Life Fellowship in Rockville will have a Deliverance Training Seminar and meetings June 29-30 with Dr. Steve Highlander and Rev. Cody Persell.  Training sessions begin on Saturday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. followed by a light meal and then regular evening deliverance service.  Regular Sunday School and worship Sunday morning begin at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m., along with a special Sunday evening service at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome to attend any and all of the meetings. Sunday, July 7, they will welcome Wyatt Brown to share in word and song about his testimony and all that God is doing in his life.  All events ROL has are free and they welcome all those able to attend.  They hope to be able to share meetings and future meetings via webcast as well.  Please contact James Damon ([email protected]), at River of Life Fellowship for more information.


Seven local churches are teaming together to provide a week-long community Vacation Bible School Event: From the Inside Out! VBS will be each evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26. Each night will be hosted by a different church: VBS is for PK-6th grade. Children under 5 years need to be accompanied by a parent. Transportation will not be provided. Pre-register online at


The 20th Annual Appleton City Car Show will be July 13 in the City Park, right off 52 Hwy across the street from Zink Motor Company. Check in 8:00 a.m.-noon.  Car Show noon-3:00 p.m. This is a judged event. There is a $10 entry fee, with proceeds going to two scholarships for local high school students. Top 85 cars and trucks combined, top 3 motorcycles, and top 3 rat rods.

Zink Motor Co is hosting the KC Antique Car Club at their dealership. Model A’s and T’s will be on display. This event is free.

The AC Fire Department will have a free vintage fire truck and fire equipment show July 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AC Fire Station.


MU Extension is partnering with The Alzheimer’s Association and Four Fillies Mercantile to provide an opportunity for residents to learn strategies to promote brain health and decrease risk of dementia. The Living a Healthy Life for Your Brain and Body program is dedicated to offering comprehensive insights and practical advice on maintaining and enhancing cognitive and physical health as we age. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to take proactive steps toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Strategies for Aging Well include: Cognitive Activity: Discover activities and practices that can help keep your mind sharp and engaged, Physical Health and Exercise: Explore effective exercise routines and physical health tips to maintain mobility and strength, Diet and Nutrition: Gain insights into nutritional choices that support overall health and longevity and Social Engagement: Learn about the benefits of staying socially active and connected with others. Join them at the Four Fillies Mercantile, 11210 MO-13, Lowry City, MO 64763 at 11:00 a.m. July 16 for this free educational event.  Participants are welcome to purchase lunch and explore the shop. For more information and to register for the program, please contact the St. Clair County Extension Office at 417-646-2419.


The University of Missouri Extension 2nd Annual Sheep and Goats Field Day will focus on small ruminant health awareness program. The event will be held 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday July 12, 2024 at Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 Highway H, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in assessing small ruminant health, vaccination program, on-farm biosecurity, metabolic diseases, feed & forage options and many more. There will also be hands-on training on fecal egg count, five-point check and FAMACHA score.  Special feature of the event includes lamb cooking with lamb meat tasting for all participants. Registration is required to attend. Registration fee is $25 per participant and includes snacks, coffee, pizza, salad, lamb chops/meatball, and classroom materials. Deadline to register is July 10. Register at: For more information or if you have a disability that requires special materials or service, please contact St. Clair County Extension at 417-646-2419 or David Brown at [email protected]


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for June, 2024. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: June 20– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, June 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, June 24 – Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, June 26- Ortho-Dr. Gray        



June 19     Juneteenth Holiday.  Banks and government offices closed

June 22     Appleton City Saturday Street Festival 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entertainment on the Park stage 5:00-8:00 p.m.

June 26     Sports physicals at AC Rural Health Clinic. Please call AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 to schedule