The Appleton City “Little Apple”

Please license and register your pet at AC City Hall.  The cost is $5.00 per pet and you need proof of current rabies vaccination.

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

AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels January 11.  Food Fair receipts need to be from August, 2022 to the present.  If they are older, they cannot be submitted.  Please send them with students or place them in a plastic bag or envelope and drop them off in the Elementary School Office, St. Clair County State Bank with Janet Payton or Little Apples Learning Center by Wednesday, January 11. This on-going fundraiser raises a substantial amount of money for PTO to use for the children’s classroom trips and teacher requests for supplies. 

The monthly community Bible Discussion will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7 at Fika. The format is simple. This month they will discuss the topic “Why do people not view the church as important, but value religion.” They will talk about it from their own experiences and take a look at a variety of Holy Scriptures to help guide their discussion. The Bible Discussion is open to anyone.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: 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 and check the FCC map to see if you’re listed correctly. A direct link is: 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

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:  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:  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:  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

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.


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

Jan 9-14     41st Annual Appleton City Invitational Basketball Tournament

Openings With the Linn County Sheriff’s Office

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is now recruiting sheriff’s deputies, dispatchers, and detention officers.  These are careers that can give you a lot of pride and benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term disability, life insurance, and more. 

For a full job listing and to apply online, go to  For information about these positions you can call 913-795-2668 or email

Studio M Salon and Boutique Final Sip and Shop Event

Studio M Salon and Boutique will have a final sip and shop on Thursday, January 12th from 5-8 pm.  As you may know, the Studio M Boutique will be closing its doors on February 1st.  This will be their final event that you don’t want to miss.  Studio M final Sip and Shop, Thursday, January 12th from 5-8 pm.