The Little Apple

June 12, 2019
Swimming lessons at the AC Pool have been set for June 24 – 28. Intermediate class will be 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Beginners class will be 11:00 – 11:45.
The cost is $25. If you have more than one child, the cost is $10 per additional child. If you have any questions, or to register, you can call the pool
during normal pool hours at (660)476-2156.
The St. Clair County Historical Society invites you to the June 13 meeting at the St. Clair County Public Library at 7:00 p.m. in Osceola. Writer and
historian, Linda Anderson, will present the program on “Pioneer Cooking.” The public is invited, free of charge. Refreshments will be served.
Come and join them.
There will be a smoked meat dinner to benefit Mike Lawson 5:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Montrose Community Building. Dinner includes
pulled pork, sides, dessert and a drink. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and live auction by auctioneer, Kevin Wade. Mike was diagnosed
with stomach cancer and is undergoing aggressive treatment. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Mike Lawson Love Fund.
Donations can be made payable to Mike Lawson Love Fund c/o Montrose Savings Bank, 401 Missouri Avenue, Montrose, MO 64770.
AC Dog Jog is a 5K walk/run on June 15 at Forest Park in Appleton City starting at 9:30 a.m. Funds raised will go to House Of Hound, a non-kill
animal shelter located in Butler, MO. More information can be found on their Facebook event page “AC Dog Jog”. Registration and donation forms
can be found on their event page or at H&E Vet Clinic.
The Appleton City FBLA will be having a Kickin’ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser on this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. The dinner will be held at the
high school commons area from 11:00-1:30. For $10 a plate, the menu is fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, roll and dessert
Proceeds from the dinner will help support Appleton City’s FBLA compete at Nationals in San Antonio, Texas this June. To- go orders are available.
The Trinity United Methodist Church will host VBS on Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. They welcome all kids, age 3 through Grade 5
(completed)! This year’s theme is “Yee Haw, Celebrating God’s Greatest Gift”. Registration will be 8:40 that morning. (Registration slips may be
picked up at Food Fair ahead of time). They look forward to seeing all the kids,
The 15th Annual Appleton City Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, July 13 at the City Park. Check-in is from 9:00 a.m. to noon
and the Car Show will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a $10 entry fee per vehicle. There will be judging for all classes with the top 70 for
cars and trucks, top 3 for motorcycles and top 3 for rat rods. There will also be 6 special pick awards. The first 150 entries will be given dash plaques.
D.J. Brandon Wallace will present music on the stage. There will also be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes, goodie bags and a live auction. Food
concessions, biscuits & gravy and cobbler & ice cream will be available. Proceeds from the Show will go toward a pair of $1000 scholarships for
local high school students. In addition, Zink Motor Co, which is one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the country, is hosting the Kansas City Antique
Car Clu8b at the dealership in Appleton City during the car show. 20-25 Model A’s and Model T’s will be on display. There will be an open house
and tours of this historic dealership. The admission is free. The location for this show is across the street from the Appleton City Car Show. For car
show information, call Bob Roos 660-492-2822, Ted McDaniel 660-492-3779, Ed Hardesty 660-464-0360 or Doug Snodgrass 660-492-2814, or
email to T-Shirts are available for sale at Powel’s Tru Value Hardware.
Appleton City is asking business owners on Main Street to please adopt a flower barrel and keep it watered. Everyone would appreciate that!
Per Ordinance #2019-2 “An Ordinance Prohibiting Smoking of any kind in Public Places.”, smoking shall be prohibited at all time in all City of
Appleton City public parks and playgrounds, including, without limitation: Forest Park, Donohue Dugan Park and Karlene May Park. Smoking is
prohibited at all parks and playground areas owned by the City and open to the public. Smoking is prohibited in a building or open-air facility owned,
leased or operated by the city of Appleton City. The Ordinance in its entirety is posted on the bulletin board outside of City Hall or you may get a
paper copy at City Hall.
Quasquacentennial 1995 Pictorial Books may be purchased at both of the AC Banks and the Museum. Make checks for $25 to AC Park-SQC. This is
the first time this book has been printed. If you haven’t purchased one in the last 2 weeks you do not have this book. A new SQC-Sesquicentennial
Historical Calendar will be offered for sale for $10 as well. The calendar is packed with historical facts and 144 pictures.
The AC Cemetery Association is raffling (2) half beefs with processing. Proceeds go to support and maintain the AC Cemetery. Winners will be
announced at the Applefest in September. Tickets are available for purchase at St. Clair Co. State Bank, Powell’s Tru Value and Noble Machine and
Manufacturing for $10 each.
June 13 St. Clair County Historical Society meeting at the St. Clair County Public Library at 7:00 p.m. in Osceola
June 14 FLAG DAY
June 15 AC Dog Jog 5K walk/run at Forest Park in Appleton City starting at 9:30 a.m.
June 15 Smoked meat dinner to benefit Mike Lawson 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Montrose Community Building
June 21 Summer begins
June 22 Trinity United Methodist Church VBS 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration 8:40 a.m.
June 24-28 Swimming lessons at AC Pool
SQC – The acronym will appear many times over the course of the next year in articles. SQC is short for Sesquicentennial, which will be the 150th year celebration June 10-14, 2020 in Appleton City. Preparation has already begun. It will take the entire community to make it happen like in the
past town celebrations. The core committee hopes everyone will become involved, which includes the simplest things, like being in the audiences,
attending the events and wearing period dress or tee shirts that have Appleton City on them. But, there is so much work, that volunteers are needed to
come forward. They have asked people whose talent may be recognized from past service but there are so many others that have talents we do not
know about. Please let the committee know your abilities. 57 areas have been identified that need committee members. They will entertain
suggestions, but they need to know ideas now to see if will work into the schedule. They know some people are last minute to everything, but that
really doesn’t make it easy for those trying to get everything in place. This SQC is a celebration of what has happen in the past to the Appleton City
area, so think historical for this celebration…generic activities can take place any year. Step forward with what you’d like to be involved doing during
the event. Contact maybe made by us mail to Linda Lampkin, 1704 NE County Road 14963, Montrose, MO 64770, 9-9pm 660-476-5857,
More weeds are invading our pastures and reducing available acres for cattle to graze. This can lead to reduced pasture utilization and reduced profit
potential of the cattle operation. Reducing weeds in pastures increases grazable acres for cattle which should improve pasture utilization and profit
potential for the cattle operation. Profit potential can be improved by better cattle grazing management and incorporation of forages to extend
pasture grazing through the fall and winter. University of Missouri Extension will be providing a pasture and forage management workshop in
Stockton, Mo. on June 18. The workshop will be held at the Cedar County Library at 717 East St., Stockton, Mo. 65785 at 6:00 p. m. MU Extension
speakers and topics covered are as follows: Pat Miller, MU Extension Regional Agronomy Field Specialist, will be discussing pasture weed control
and improvement and Patrick Davis, MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist, discussing forage alternatives to extend the cattle grazing
season. The cost of the workshop is $10 per person. Registration along with payment for the workshop needs to be done by June 17 to the Cedar
County MU Extension Center (113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785). For questions or more information contact the Cedar County MU Extension
Center at 417-276-3313 or Patrick Davis by email at You may also find more information on how to improve your
grasslands at Many Missouri field crops face fallout from flooding and excessive rain. Survival of flooded corn and soybean seedlings depends on how long the
flood lasts, floodwater temperatures and how fast fields dry. Flooded plants deplete oxygen in 24 to 48 hours. Moving water, which allows some
oxygen to get to plants, results in less damage than still water. Young plants can survive about two days when temperatures exceed 70 F. When
temperatures fall to the mid-60s or below, they can survive as long as four days. Survival also depends on how much of the plant is submerged.
Plants should show new leaf development three to five days after water recedes. Examine seedlings for disease. Look for rotted or discolored
seedlings, roots and damping-off symptoms. (See the recent MU Integrated Pest & Crop Management newsletter article “Stand loss due to seedling
disease” at Generally, soybean tolerate flooding longer than corn—up to 48 hours. After 48 hours,
expect stand reduction, loss of vigor and lower yield. Root damage also occurs. This impairs the plant’s ability to take up water and tolerate drought
stress. Abnormally high temperatures reduce survivability by 50% or more. Plants survive better in lower temperatures because metabolic processes
slow. Flooded plants also can face disease pressure. Cool, wet fields create favorable conditions for soil pathogens. They also delay plant
development and growth. This puts some plants at greater risk of soil-borne diseases that attack seeds and seedlings. Seed treatments can help prevent
diseases, but they typically only provide protection for a couple of weeks under cool, wet conditions. If these conditions persist longer than that, crop
stands are at risk from Pythium, a parasitic disease that damages seedlings of soybean and corn. Phytophthora also can damage soybean seedlings or
start infections in the early summer that may develop and kill soybean plants later in the summer.
High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Frequent rains this
year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. Even if damp bales don’t go up in flames, nutrient quality cooks out of hay. Heat destroys
carbohydrates and makes proteins indigestible to livestock. It’s been hard to find more than a two-day time with sunshine to cure hay. May is
normally the rainiest month on average. This year breaks rain records. Some places, particularly in southwestern Missouri, got more than 25 inches of
rain in May. More rain remains in forecasts. Missouri farmers need hay after two drought years depleted their stored feed. With short drying periods,
farmers who cut hay shouldn’t rush to bale it while it’s still moist. Just accept the rain and then let the hay dry. Rain removes some soluble
carbohydrates, but proteins remain intact when moist. Poor hay feeds better than moldy hay resulting from damp baled hay. All hay carries bacteria.
Some thermophilic, or heat-loving, bacteria cause fires in confinement. Hay should not be baled above 20% moisture. Baling at 25-30% moisture
asks for trouble. Haymaking varies widely across Missouri. If producers were lucky enough to harvest first-cutting hay, that removed low-quality
seed stems. Second-cutting hay should be higher quality without stems. Mold and fire are not the only problems. Reports from field specialists told of
farmers losing fields of forage to armyworms or alfalfa weevils. Rains didn’t slow pests.
Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for June, 2019. Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: June 12
– Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Namin, June 17 – Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, June 20 – Urology – Dr. Boullier and June 25 – Ortho – Dr. Gray. OATS BUS schedule for the week of June 17: St Clair County to Bolivar June 18, St Clair County to OATS Meeting June 20. For those that live in
St Clair County wishing to ride the OATS Bus please call John at 417-309-3464, Julia at 417-309-3463, in the Lowry City area call Heidi Carden at
417-309-0146. Need a ride, call on OATS. Available to everyone (not “just” Seniors/Disabled) 24 hour reservations advance reservation required.
Donation per stop is suggested. OATS is a door to door, shared ride service; all vans are equipped with ramps and helpful drivers!
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