Mound Township asking for your Vote April 6th

Mound Township is asking for your “yes” vote on April

6th. Right now they are at $.35 maximum. Vote yes to

continue this tax levy that is now in place. This will

not affect your taxes at all, but failure to pass this

levy could hurt the township tremendously by having

Only $.19 in place for the next 4 years. For information

contact Dean Diehl at 660-464-2474. This ad paid for by

Mound township board. Vote yes mound township tax Levy April 6th.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeking Applicants For 113th Recruit Class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 113th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on January 18, 2022. The application deadline is September 18, 2021.

To be eligible, candidates must possess a minimum of 30 college credit hours from an accredited college/university or served in any component of the United States Armed Forces, including National Guard,for a minimum of two years, with an honorable discharge if separated, or a minimum of two years’ experience as a full-time, POST-certified peace officer when recruit training begins.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has updated its uniform guidelines to allow troopers to have tattoos or brands as long as they meet two requirements: 1) The tattoos or brands cannot depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc. 2) Tattoos/brands cannot be located on the head, neck, hands, wrists, or any part of the body which would be visible during movements in the performance of their duties while wearing an official uniform or civilian attire. Troopers with tattoos on the arms that would be visible in the class B uniform (short sleeves) will wear the class A uniform (long sleeves).

The starting annual salary for trooper is $49,536, and following three years of service, the trooper first class’ salary is increased to $52,200. Other benefits include group health insurance, contributory retirement, career advancement, and more.

The selection process is a multi-phase testing procedure including written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board. Written and physical examinations take place in each troop area across the state. After a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete a medical examination (to include vision and hearing), psychological examination, a psychological interview, drug screening, and final applicant review.

Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at

The number of successful candidates being extended an offer of employment is contingent upon factors such as budget constraints and the number of vacant positions statewide.


Easter Egg hunt in Appleton City

The Appleton City Church of God invites the children of the community to an Easter egg hunt, hosted by Pat Shockey, on Saturday April 3 at the church on the corner of Beech and First Streets in Appleton City at 4:00 p.m. until the eggs are gone. Bring your Easter basket! Appleton City Church of God will reschedule to the following Saturday (April 10) if there is inclement weather. 

The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 12

March 24, 2021

Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is having a Collective Goods Book Fair on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in the Out Patient Hallway from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There will be a wide selection of books, gifts and gadgets and “must haves”.  The great inventory is just in time for Easter shopping.

The Appleton City Church of God invites the children of the community to an Easter egg hunt, hosted by Pat Shockey, on Saturday April 3 at the church on the corner of Beech and First Streets at 4:00 p.m. until the eggs are gone. Bring your Easter basket! They will reschedule to the following Saturday (April 10) if there is inclement weather. 

The AIM Annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0 – 4th grade will be Saturday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m. at the Montrose Ball Park rain or shine.  Bring your own basket and join them for fun at the park.

If your child will be 5 before August 1st, now is the time to begin thinking about Kindergarten enrollment requirements. The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence. Did you know that 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.  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. The 2021 – 2022 Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings will be held on April 6.  Call the Elementary Office for an appointment.

The AC R-II School District is placing Proposition KIDS on the April 6 ballot. The district is asking the patrons of the school district to authorize an increase in the operating levy by $.50 per one hundred dollars of their assessed valuation through the year 2040.  These funds would allow the district to provide funds for repair and replacement of roofs, upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; improving and upgrading handicap accessibility district-wide; remodeling of the elementary school, improving and expanding the agriculture facilities in the district, completion of other renovations and repair improvements to existing facilities, and to meet the additional operating needs of the district. They will host round-table forums during March for the community to learn more about this levy and its impact on the school.  These sessions will include personal Q/A sessions and a visual presentation. The committee has also created a Facebook page which can be found by searching “Appleton City Proposition KIDS.” Information, including pictures and videos of current issues at the school, can be found online at  Forums are scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, Rockville City Hall, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, ACHS Gym, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

The A.C. Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 16 & 17. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall from March 29-April 13. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park (sold on a first come, first served basis) are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage & $10 for lawn permits. Permits cover both days & are also available at City Hall. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

University of Missouri Extension and Care Connection for Aging Services has scheduled 3 virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Diabetes Self-Management workshop in two different formats to help participants achieve their personal health care goals in 2021.  Both of these free courses – Chronic Disease Self-Management (in both phone and ZOOM delivery) and Diabetes Self-Management – are part of the “Living a Healthy Life” series developed by Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center.  This course series is based on the assumption that people with chronic diseases have similar concerns and challenges and can find common ways to achieve personal goals through a review of materials in a discussion based format.  These once-a-week six week interactive workshops will discuss with participants problems caused by chronic disease and introduce principles and, potentially, new approaches to chronic disease self-management. These free 6-week courses will allow workshop participants to discuss strategies to take care of their chronic health condition, communicate better with health care providers and incorporate healthful tools into their lives. Over the course of six weeks, MU Extension and Care Connection for Aging Services instructors will help class participants learn more about healthy eating, physical activity, decision-making, understanding emotions and stress management, problem-solving, action-planning, and communicating and working with healthcare professionals. Although these courses are not taught from a medical standpoint and instructors will not be able to provide information on medical care, course participants will learn more about ways to discuss medications and care options with their health care providers.  Each course registrant will be provided a free copy of a self-study Living a Healthy Life workbook as a reference for additional study and healthcare planning. The course offerings include: Living a Healthy Life TOOLKIT – A telephone-based self-study/self-paced course.  The course will be from April 9 to May 14 and a certified instructor will call each participant on Friday between 9:30-10:30 a.m. and discuss materials reviewed the previous week. Living a Healthy Life ZOOM course – A traditional discussion-based course delivered virtually by ZOOM from April 29 – June 3 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Diabetes Self-Management ZOOM course – A traditional discussion-based course focused specifically on diabetes with persons and caregivers addressing the unique challenges of achieving goals while managing diabetes.  The course addresses issues related to nutrition, exercise and improving communication with friends, family and healthcare providers. This course will be delivered virtually by ZOOM on Tuesdays from April 20 – May 25 between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required in order to get the free workbook and ZOOM links required to participate in these courses. Participants can register for each of these courses by calling 1-800-748-7826 or at  When you call, please make sure to define which course(s) you want to register for, so they reserve your space. For questions, do not hesitate to contact MU Extension instructor Susan Jones-Hard at or calling 660-885-5556.


April 1     Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Collective Goods Book Fair in the Out Patient Hallway from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

April 3     AIM Annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0 – 4th grade 1:00 p.m. at the Montrose Ball Park

April 3     AC Church of God (Holiness) Easter egg hunt, at the church on the corner of Beech and First Streets 4:00 p.m.

April 3     Sumo’s Pub will be closed to enjoy Easter weekend.