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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

From Miami Alumni:

From Miami Alumni:

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this year's Alumni Tournament possible: Without them and the guys and gals participating, this event wouldn't be possible. See everyone this Saturday at 2pm!!

Community First Bank
American National Insurance-Josh Nieder
Hoot Owl Heating & Air Conditioning
Heartland Hatchery
Kershner Heating & Cooling
Nieder Seed Sales/Becks Hybrids
Custom Creations by Harvest Hill
James M Binkley DDS
Bob & Lori King
Jim & Carol Platt
Mid America Live News Doug Mager/Curtis Vail II
Erik White
Class of 1951
Byrd's Pecans
Citizens Bank
Kings Kutter
Addleman Farms
AA Bus Service
Amsterdam Lodge 141
Herrell Construction
American Family Insurance-Shawn McVey
Lee Cummings Trucking
Miami Alumni
Kandy Abernathy-Financial Advisor Modern Woodmen of America
The Chris Bridges Family
Cody King Construction

Max Motors Employee Spotlight James Wilson

Ford Motor Company and Max Motors Butler are proud to recognize the accomplishments of James Wilson as a Senior Master Technician!

Technicians, who have gone to the greatest lengths to complete Ford training, are designated as “Senior Master Technicians”. Since this award’s inception in 1999, only a small percentage of Ford technicians in the United States have achieved this level of accomplishment.

This achievement represents 15 classroom courses and 57 Web courses totaling over 500 hours of training and years of commitment by both the technicians who achieved it and the dealerships that employ them.

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Obituary - Walter Earl Cundiff

Walter Earl Cundiff of Garden City, Missouri was born December 26, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Frank and Josephine (Desko) Cundiff. He departed this life on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, Missouri surrounded by family and love at the age of 82 years and 3 months.

On February 14, 1957 Walter was united in marriage to Betty Joann Stone in Kansas City, Kansas.

Walter was employed for 36 year at Allied Signal, Kansas City, Missouri as a laboratory technician until his retirement in September of 1993. He was a faithful member of Heartland Baptist Fellowship, Harrisonville and was attending Freedom Point Church,
Garden City. Walter was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed watching any type of sports and was an avid Kansas Jayhawks fan. In his earlier years he enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Walter never knew a stranger and was always willing to visit.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert; 2 sisters, Dolores King and Jolaine Cotton; a half-sister, Terri MacDonald.

Walter is survived by his wife, Betty Cundiff of the home; 3 sons, David A. Cundiff (Kathy), Harrisonville, Missouri, Michael Cundiff (Phenix) and Scott Cundiff (Nadine) all of Garden City, Missouri; his daughter, Debra Farwig, Belton, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 half-brothers, Tommy Cundiff, Kingston, Tennessee, Tim Cundiff, Holt, Missouri; a half-sister, Rita Maag, St. Joseph, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Missouri.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association.

Fatality Accident in Cass County

On 3/28/18 around 1:00pm the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with Cass County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 58 Highway at Route CC in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 1993 Mazda Protege driven by 52 year old Maria Bachtel of Sugar Creek, Missouri failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the 2006 Dodge Ram driven by 77 year old James R. Willis of Blue Springs, Missouri in the door.

Maria Bachtel was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and she was transported to the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office.

Mr. Willis along with a passenger in his vehicle 76 year old Patsy A. Willis both sustained minor injuries in this accident.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene of the accident. This is Troop A of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's 14th fatality of 2018.

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Arrest made after women delivers Bible to jail with drugs inside in Vernon County

A warrant has been issued for a Nevada resident after Detention Officers located what they believe to be marijuana hidden inside of a Bible intended for an inmate in the County Jail.

According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, Ashley A Despain has been charged with Delivery Or Possession Of a Controlled Substance in a Jail, a class D Felony, when she walked into the Sheriff’s Office Monday evening asking to give a Bible to an inmate.

According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, the Detention Officer inspected the Bible and located a substance believed to be marijuana hidden inside the binding.

A deputy was called and Despain was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office. Mosher said another person who drove to the Sheriff’s Office with Despain was also arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Sheriff said they have caught people attempting to smuggle contraband and drugs into the jail before, but never in a Bible.

“If you show up at the Sheriff’s Office with drugs, you shouldn’t be surprised when you get arrested” Mosher said. Despain is now being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Obituary - Thelma Lucille Pritchett

Thelma Lucille Pritchett, 85, Nevada, MO passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. Thelma was born March 18, 1933 in Rosco, MO to George Marion “Tator” and Mildred Mae (Manley) Blagg.

Thelma grew up in the Cedar Springs area in Cedar County and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School Class of 1948. She lived most of her adult life in Vernon County working for a time at Nellie Don and Kellwood Tent Factory in Nevada and then for an additional 22 years at Nevada State Hospital until her retirement in 1991. Thelma loved gardening, had a kind heart for animals, and most of all loved being grandmother to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her three children, Ellen Smith, Nevada; Angie Modlin and her husband Paul, Moundville, MO, Dale Pritchett and his wife Lori, Holton, KS; eight grandchildren, Destiny Smith, Trey Silvola, Joshua Modlin, Brittney Modlin, Jeremy Modlin, Cody Modlin, Izaac Pritchett, Mary Pritchett; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert Blagg, Cedar Springs, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Ruth Kelley, Betty Mayben, Mary Trigg, and one brother, Kenneth Blagg.

Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Moore Cemetery in Nevada with Rev. Jerod Lamb officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Baron Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada in c/o Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Nevada Police make arrest in connection to recent business burglaries

During recent months officers of the Nevada Police have responded to several reported burglaries at local businesses occurring during the overnight and early morning hours.

Through the course of these investigations it was determined the suspect had forced entry, damaged property and stolen property and currency at multiple businesses. Detectives investigating one of the more recent burglaries were able to develop a possible suspect.

Detectives located the suspect at a house in the 1100 block of S. Main Street on March 22, 2018. The suspect was taken into custody on unrelated arrest warrants. Through the course of these investigations officers were able to link the suspect to these recent burglaries.

Detectives then obtained and executed a search warrant in the 500 block of S. Chestnut Street related to this investigation. During the search of the residence officers located additional evidence that linked the suspect in question to these burglaries.

The male suspect, identified as Dallas D Pilcher, age of 37 of Nevada was taken into custody for investigation of burglary and transported to the Vernon County Jail for holding.

On Wednesday March 28, 2018 the following charges were filed against Pilcher through the Vernon County Associate Court:

One (1) Count, Burglary 1st Degree - Class B Felony
Ten (10) Counts, Burglary 2nd Degree - Class D Felony
Three (3) Counts, Attempted Burglary - Class E Felony
Two (2) Counts, Stealing – Class D Felony
Two (2) Counts, Property Damage – Class E Felony
Nine (9) Counts, Stealing – Class A Misdemeanor
Nine (9) Counts, Property Damage – Class B Misdemeanor

Pilcher is being held in the Vernon County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.

For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at (417) 448-5100.

Butler Municipal Court News 3/23/18

Debra A. Hopkins, Judge
Trish Thomas, Court Administrator
March 23, 2018
W-Warrant Issued

City of Butler v.

Jonathan Barber Domestic Assault GP $200 + cc
Jonathan Barber Resisting Arrest GP $200 + cc
Penny Beaushaw Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Edward Becchina Speeding GP $150 ic
Derrek Bennett Driving while revoked GP $150 ic
Derrek Bennett Burning without a permit GP $75 ic
Derrek Bennett Driving while revoked GP $150 ic
Derrek Bennett Driving while revoked GP $125 ic
Derrek Bennett Fail to show proof of insurance on demand GP $100 ic
Derrek Bennett Driving while revoked GP $150 ic
Cole Bowers Failure to yield w/ accident GP $150 + cc
Jason Brumfield Seat Belt GP $10
Angela Buckner Possession of Drug Paraphernalia GP $200 + cc Angela Buckner Possession of Marijuana GP $300 + cc
Ashley Burrous Disorderly Conduct GP $150 ic
Ryan Carver Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Mildred Chenault Seat Belt GP $10
Bridgette Conn Driving while suspended W
Joseph Curtis Fail to register motor vehicle W
Joseph Curtis No proof of insurance W
Bethany Dungan Speeding GP $125 ic
Claude Edwards Driving while revoked W
Brandon Elko Domestic Assault W

Samantha Embrey Speeding GP $100 ic
Shawn P. England Flee to elude GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 

Shawn P. England C&I Driving GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 
Shawn P. England Resis Arrest GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 
Shawn P. England Leave the scene of the accident GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 
Shawn P. England Driving while revoked GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 
Shawn P. England Fail to register motor vehicle GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc 
Shawn P. England No proof of insurance upon demand GP 10 Days jail-Credit for time served; waived cc
Jacob Epperson Seat Belt GP $10
Moriah Fuller Leaving the scene of an accident GP SIS; 1 yr pb; +cc
Billy Fields Seat Belt GP $10
Christopher Foster Speeding W
Christopher Foster Driving while suspended W
Christopher Foster Driving while revoked W
Ryan Gabriel Driving while revoked W
Katelynn George Property Damage W
Katelynn George No proof of insurance W
Joshua Gillespie Assault W

Michael Gilmore Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
William Hawkins Defective Equipment GP $150 ic
Sabrina Hill Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Steven Hinkle Driving while suspended W
Colton Hobbs No drivers license on person GP $50 + cc
Donald Hubbard No proof of insurance upon demand GP $75 + cc Donald Hubbard Fail to register motor vehicle GP $50 + cc
Kaleb Hurshman Expired Drivers License W
Kaleb Hurshman Expired Drivers License W

Johnathan Hutchings Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Nickolus Judy Stealing W
Nickolus Judy Fail to register motor vehicle W
Jessie Kinney Fail to register motor vehicle W

Suzanne Lindsay Public Nuisance GP $75 + cc
James Mattingley Possession of Marijuana W
James Mattingley Obstructing an officer W

Shawn Maudlin Fail to register motor vehicle GP $100 ic
Brandy Mayfield No valid drivers license W
Marion McCrorey Expired Drivers License W

Bonnie Miller No drivers license on person GP $150 + cc
Quinton A Miller No proof of insurance upon demand GP $100 + cc
David Myers Fail to register motor vehicle W
David Myers No proof of insurance W
David Myers No valid drivers license W
Courtney Neville No valid drivers license W

Brandon Player Animal Neglect GP $125 + cc + vet bill
Jessica Polzin Speeding GP $100 ic
Taylor Price Fail to register motor vehicle GP $50 +cc
Taylor Price Expired Drivers License GP SIS; 1 yr pb; +cc
Ryan Rash Fail to register motor vehicle W
Deliverance Ratliff Disorderly Conduct GP $100 +cc
Janet Rush No drivers license on person GP $100 ic
Jesus Selfridge Disorderly Conduct W
Ashley Simms Stealing W
Samantha Smith Stealing W
David Stewart Driving while suspended W

Katherine Sutton Driving while suspended GP $175 + cc
William Thomas Fail to stop at stop sign GP $115 ic
Joshua Tervol Possession of Marijuana GP $250 + cc
Erik Tracy Driving while suspended W
Erik Tracy Fail to register motor vehicle W
Erik Tracy No proof of insurance W
Michael Wagner Driving while revoked W
Michael Wagner Seat Belt W
Alisha Ward No valid drivers license W
Dylan Warren Driving while revoked W
Dylan Warren C&I Driving W
Dylan Warren Fail to stop at stop sign W
Dylan Warren Trespassing W
Dylan Warren No proof of insurance W
Dylan Warren Flee to elude W
Dylan Warren Failure to keep right W

Ryan White Fail to register motor vehicle GP $200 ic
Kyleigh Williams/Maus Animal at large GP $75 ic
Albert Wolford Disorderly Conduct GP $200 + cc
Gary Worley Defective Equipment GP $175 ic

Obituary - Bobby “Bob” Lewis Conley

Bobby “Bob” Lewis Conley, 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Cremation, with private family memorial service planned for a later date. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Butler Senior Center. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Bob was born a twin on February 2, 1934 in Independence, Missouri to Marvin L. Conley and Mamie (Braddy) Conley. He was married to Loretta Sue Beckham on August 18, 1956. After 45 years of marriage, Sue predeceased him on January 27, 2001.

Bob grew up in foster care from the age of five. Although he was separated from his family of five siblings as a child, he enjoyed a close relationship with them in later years. He graduated from Butler High School in 1952. After high school, Bob served two years in the US Army, then spent the remainder of his adult life in Butler working at the Osage Valley Electric Coop. He retired after 44 years of employment.

After retirement, Bob became active in various community service activities. Among those were Habitat for Humanity, City Council, Butler Planning Commission and others. He was the first Chairman of the Neighborhood Pride Committee. He donated many hours of labor, alongside friend, Bud Armstrong, refurbishing the old high school gymnasium. For most of his life, Bob was a member of the RLDS church, then attended the Butler Christian Church after Sue's death, where he sang in the choir.

Bob was a talented man. He had a beautiful singing voice and in his early years brought tears to the eyes of those who heard him sing The Lord's Prayer in church. He enjoyed painting pictures to share with family, built beautiful furniture, had a picture framing business, and the stained glass pieces he made were amazing. His main love was his home and yard, for which he is quite famous around Butler.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Kathy Bledsoe Curry and Barb (Mike) Webb, both of Butler; two sons, Greg (Virginia) Conley of Gladewater, Texas, Jimmy Conley of Overland Park, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Larry Bledsoe, Ben Bledsoe, Mandy Martinez, Brad Courson, Jamie Webb, Jenifer Conley, Bryan Conley and Sherri Conley; and twelve great grandchildren; brothers, Gene Conley and Jim Cable; sisters, Eva May Dye and Peggy Peterson. He also leaves special friend, Linda Smith. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bill Conley.

Appleton City news

AIM Easter Egg Hunt is 1:00 p.m. at the Montrose Park Saturday, March 31 (rain or shine) for children ages 0 to 4th Grade.  Bring your own basket.

FCCLA will be cooperating with the Optimist Club on the Easter Egg Hunt at the City Park on 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 31 after the baseball clinic.

The Church of God (Holiness) invites the children of the community to an Easter egg hunt, hosted by Pat Shockey, on Easter Sunday (April 1) at the Church on the corner of Beech and First Streets at 2:00 p.m. until the eggs are gone.  They will reschedule if there is inclement weather. 

The Appleton City PTO will have a Bake Sale Saturday March 31 in front of Food Fair Supermarket starting at 7:30.  Baked good donations can be left at Brown Chiropractic starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday March 30. All proceeds help support the AC PTO.  The AC PTO supports the elementary teachers and staff and provides funds for class field trips. Come out and support your local PTO and let them help you with your Easter baking. 

The Appleton City Cemetery will start spring clean-up soon. Please pick up flowers and decorations.

Hudson R-IX will not be in session Friday, March 30 or Monday, April 2 for Easter break.

The Montrose Festival Committee is hosting their Easter Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale March 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall.  Photos with the Easter bunny are available from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 - 10 years old and under 5 years are free.  The Bake Sale is a freewill donation.

FarmHouse Kitchen will serve its annual Easter dinner Sunday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This year’s menu is roasted turkey, spiral sliced ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, deviled eggs, hot roll, homemade dessert and tea, coffee or water.  Children 5 and under dine for $4.99, 6-10 years old for 6.99 and adults for 13.99.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins welcome.  Sumo's Pub will be closed April 1and will re-open at 5:00 p.m. Monday April 2.

The 2018 Appleton City Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 6-7. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on April 4. A permit for the city pole shelter is $25, a stage permit is $15 and a lawn permit is $10. These can also be purchased on a first come, first served basis beginning March 26 at City Hall. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell's True Value and Casey’s. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday to pick up donations. Call Dianne Foster at 660-476-2390 if you have questions.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, April 8 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

Kindergarten Round up Screening and Enrollment Day at Appleton City Elementary for the 2018 – 2019 school year will be held Tuesday, April 10.  If your child will be 5 before August 1, please call Malia Mount in the Elementary Office at 660-476-2108 for an appointment.  The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records, state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence.  Your child can receive the immunizations that are needed to attend Kindergarten anytime on or after his/her fourth birthday.  You do not need to wait until age five. They encourage you to have your child fully immunized now and bring the immunization record to school on the day of Kindergarten screening. If you have questions regarding required immunizations, please feel free to contact Nikki Piepmeier, School Nurse, at 660-476-2601, option #7.

Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual preschool & kindergarten screening on Thursday, April 5.  Please call Ladonna Green at (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment.  You will need your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization record.  If you call and the school office is closed, please leave a message and they will get back to you.

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, the AIM club of Montrose and other friends and family will host a fund raiser for Maria Goth Fennewald, currently of Appleton City.  Maria recently suffered from a severe stroke and continues to battle her daily recovery and the extensive therapy that is required.
A dinner of pulled pork and smoked chicken and all the fixings will be served at the Montrose Community Building from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  There will be a silent and live auction along with a gun raffle, bake sale, etc. AIM members will be taking orders for “Team Maria” t-shirts and there will be some for sale the day of the event but early sales are preferred.  A “Love Fund” account has been set up at the Montrose Saving Bank if you would like to just make a charitable donation.  If you would like to help, donate, etc. please call Kristina at 660-492-3436 or David at 660-492-7749.  If you are donating a large item for the auction, please contact them soon so they can get some of the larger item posted on the website.

Mar 30–April 2 Spring Break at Hudson School
Mar 31    AC PTO Bake Sale 7:30 a.m. in front of Food Fair
Mar 31    AIM Easter Egg Hunt at Montrose Ball Park 1:00 p.m.
Mar 31    AC Easter Egg Hunt 2:00 p.m. at the City Park
Mar 31    Montrose Festival Committee Easter Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall
April 1     Easter Sunday
April 1     Easter Egg Hunt at AC Church of God (Holiness) 2:00 p.m.
April 3     Election Day
Immaculate Conception (Montrose) and St. Patrick (Butler) Catholic Churches will have the following Holy Week schedule: Holy Thursday – St. Patrick 5:30 p.m. and Immaculate Conception 8:00 p.m., Good Friday – Immaculate Conception 3:00 p.m. and St. Patrick 7:00 p.m., Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) 8:00 p.m. at St. Patrick and Easter Sunday – 8:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception and 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick. 

The Wayside Inn Museum, Preserve Our Past Society of El Dorado Springs, is proud to present cowboy poet and singer/songwriter Johnny Kendrick for their annual meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the museum in downtown, El Dorado Springs, Missouri.  Come see the beautiful museum and enjoy snacks on Monday, April 9, and welcome their very talented special guest, Johnny Kendrick.  They are working on projects to preserve our past, including our annex to house the senior composites that were removed from the high school and military tribute and would like to share that information with you.  Please come out for a fun filled evening. Admission is free!

Market Farming Workshop Series will be held every 3rd Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. April-September 2018, at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency Central Office, 106 West 4th Street, Appleton City, Missouri.  Classes include: April 18 Production Planning and Spring Crops:  Preparing for spring; picking the right crops; soil preparation; irrigation options; May 16 Getting ready for summer: Planning for summer production; Pest management-weeds, bugs, and diseases; June 20 Harvest and Post-Harvest Operations: Food Safety on the farm; proper harvest techniques; washing and storage; July 18 Fall Crop Production: How to plan for fall production; keeping up with fertility and ahead of pests; beating the heat; August 15 Pop-up farmers market: Learn  tips and techniques on farmers market display and selling.  This will be followed by a pop-up farmers market open to the public where you will have the opportunity to sell your farm produce; September 19 Season extension and winter production: Learn how to keep your production going through the winter; best winter varieties; and options for protecting your crops.  For More Information, contact: Katie Nixon, Food Systems Specialist at 660-476-2185 ex. 1303 or

Zink Motor Company and Hudson R-9 PTO are hosting a Ford Drive 4UR School event from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. April 21 at Hudson School.  For every test drive (1 per household) completed Ford will donate $20 to the new playground at Hudson.  Ford will donate $6,000 if 300 test drives are completed!  There is no sales pressure and these are truly designed for Ford to give back to local schools in communities.  During the event the 6-8 grade students will be hosting a bake sale with all sales going to the playground.  To make an appointment, please visit the PTO's webpage

OATS BUS schedule for the week of April 2: St Clair County to Versailles Apr 3, St Clair County to Bolivar April 5.  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, or in the Lowry City area, call Heidi Carden at 417-309-0146.  Need a ride, call on OATS.  Rides are available to everyone (not just Seniors/Disabled). 24 hour advance reservation is required. Donation per stop is suggested. OATS is a door to door, shared ride service. All vans are equipped with ramps and helpful drivers!

University of Missouri Extension along with Lincoln University are working together to have a Sheep and Goat Workshop that focuses on internal parasite management on the afternoon of April 19 beginning at 4:00 p. m. at the Osceola First Baptist Church at 555 Walnut Street, Osceola.  Susan Jaster with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program as well as MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialists Gene Schmitz and Patrick Davis will lead this workshop.  This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on activity related to body condition scoring, FAMACHA© Scoring, Fecal Egg Count in sheep and goats.  Linda Heryford will provide the sheep and goats used in the demonstrations.  In addition, participants will become certified in FAMACHA eye anemia system and along with the Five Point Check System, is used to determine when sheep and goats need to be dewormed. The workshop cost is $35 per person.  Preregistration, along with fee payment needs to be submitted by April 16 to the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at the St. Clair County Courthouse, P.O. Box 523, Osceola, Mo. 64776.  The fee covers supper, refreshments, and handouts.  No refunds on fee after the registration deadline.  For registration or questions, contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at 417 – 646 – 2419 or by email at

The mission of the Appleton City Landmarks Restoration and Museum Photo Exhibit at the AC Fair is to preserve history and memories. This year, the focus of the exhibit will be the 1970 AC Centennial and the 1995 Quasquacentennial in preparation of the 2020 AC Sesquicentennial. Share with the community what memories you have that will assist in the preparation of another great Appleton City event.  Entry forms will soon be available for pickup at City Hall and at the Museum on Fridays starting in May or email for a form. See the example display in the former Yoss Window-southwest corner of Main Street. Participation is what makes the Fair.

Appleton City will soon be organizing a committee of citizens to assist in the planning and implementation of the Sesquicentennial (150th) Celebration of our city, which will be celebrated in 2020 during the fair.  Any citizens interested in coming to the inaugural meeting, please feel free to come out on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Park Building at 7:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact Rondle Dines at 417-296-3390. 

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for April Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: Apr 2– Rheumatology – Dr. Latinis, Apr 4 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy–Dr. Vardakis, Apr 10 - Ortho – Dr. Whitaker, Apr 11- Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Namin, Apr 16 - Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis,   Apr 17 - Ortho – Dr. Whitaker, Apr 18- Upper GI, Colonoscopy– Dr. Vardakis, Apr 19 - Urology – Dr. Boullier, Apr 20 - Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni 

Once again DbarJ Quilts Etc will be sponsoring the Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest for non-profit groups. Any non-profit group can write an
essay about their group, their good works and how they would use the quilt to help them raise money for their cause. It is best if you keep it to no more than 2 pages. Due date for the essays is March 31, 2018.  They will be read and the quilt will be given out on April 2, which is Elva's birthday. If you wish more information, you can call 660-598-2222 during business hours, M,W,TH,F 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Tuesday 12:00-7:00 p.m.

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