Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The Little Apple 12/28

The Montrose Booster Club will be serving a Chili & Soup Supper on Saturday, January 7. The menu will include chili or soup (St. Mary's recipes), hot dog, dessert, and drink. It will be served from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Montrose High School. A freewill donation will be accepted to support the athletic programs. All support is very much appreciated!

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, January 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

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.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for December 2022 and January, 2023. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Dec 28 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Dec 28 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Jan. 4– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Jan 5 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Jan 9 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 11 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan. 13 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan. 18– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan 19 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Jan 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 25 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni

The Department of Economic Development (DED) encourages all Missourians to participate in the FCC’s broadband map challenge opportunity as its Office of Broadband Development works to expand access to high-speed internet statewide. The challenge opportunity will identify errors in the new FCC maps that would prevent Missouri from receiving its full share of funding through the upcoming Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Errors could relate to physical locations or types of internet service availability. To ensure coverage for homes, businesses, and communities is accurately represented, any citizen can participate. All challenges submitted prior to January 13, 2023, will be considered. Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA).


The state will use BEAD funding for its Connecting All Missourians initiative, which aims to provide high-quality internet statewide. Go to ded.mo.gov/get connected and check the FCC map to see if you’re listed correctly. 

A direct link is: https://broadbandmap.fcc.gov/location-summary/fixed?zoom=6.22&vlon=-93.116540&vlat=38.366122&br=r&speed=100_20&tech=1_2_3_7 

To assist individuals with challenge submissions, guidance is available from the Office of Broadband Development or at any local University of Missouri Extension office. Resources, including an instructional video, how-to document, and FAQs, are available at ded.mo.gov/get connected.

Missouri ag producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted-use pesticides can attend an on-line Zoom class or attend an in-person class, according to Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension agronomist. Producers can attend any of the Zoom classes taught by MU specialists across the state. These can be found at: https://extension.missouri.edu. Below is the list of trainings that will be taught by Pat Miller, MU Extension Agronomy Specialist: January 5 at 2 p.m. Cedar Co. Library, 717 East Street, Stockton. Register by 1/3 at 417-276-3313, January 6 at 10 a.m. First Baptist Church, 1301 E 6th St, Lamar. Register by 1/3 at 417-682-3579, January 9 at 10 a.m. Cass Co. Extension Center, 201 W Wall, Harrisonville. Register by 1/6 at 816-380-8460, January 9 at 2 p.m. Cass Co. Extension Center, 201 W Wall, Harrisonville. Register by 1/6 at 816-380-8460, January 10 at 6 p.m. Home Ec Bldg., VC Fairgrounds, 1488 E Ashland, Nevada. Register by 1/6 at 417-448-2560, January 17 at 2 p.m. First Baptist Church, 505 Walnut, Osceola. Register by 1/13 at 417-646-2419, January 18 at 10 a.m. Bates County Health Department, 501 N Orange, Butler. Register by 1/16 at 660-679-4167, January 18 at 2 p.m. Bates County Health Department, 501 N Orange, Butler. Register by 1/16 at 660-679-4167, January 19 10 a.m. Extension Office, Courthouse Basement, 302 S. Main Street, Carthage. Register by 1/16 at 417-358-2158, January 19 2 p.m. Extension Office, Courthouse Basement, 302 S. Main Street, Carthage. Register by 1/16 at 417-358-2158. Online registration can be found at: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/?programs=Pesticide+Applicator+Training&lpurl=%2fevents In case of bad weather or illness the classes may be rescheduled so it is important to register so we can contact you if it is rescheduled. Check e-mails and texts. Keep in mind some offices may be closed during the holidays. On-line Zoom classes will also be available if you don’t want to attend in-person. Let us know at registration if you need any special accommodations. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a 2007 copy of manual (M87) with them or purchase one for $25 plus shipping at: https://extension.missouri.edu/m87. Allow time for shipping. Your local Extension Center may have a few copies for sale. Producers who need to avoid public settings due to health reasons, can check with their local extension center for an in-office option. This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for ag employees who handle pesticides. Miller reminds producers that if their license expired in 2022 or earlier, they need to use the form for a new license instead of the one for recertification. Please bring your license number to the class. If ag producers have questions or need more information, contact Pat Miller, agronomy specialist, at 417-448-2560 or millerpd@missouri.edu.

New Year's helpful hint: Go ahead and write 2023 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 2023.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec 31 Taxes due. Taxes are now payable to the County Collector at the courthouse in Osceola.

Jan 1. New Years Day

Jan 2 New Years Day holiday (observed). Government offices, banks and some businesses closed

Jan 7 Montrose Booster Club Chili & Soup Supper 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Montrose High School

Jan 8 Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knights Hall in Montrose


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