Appleton City: Little Apple

April 14, 2021

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.

Countywide disposal will have 3 dumpsters out at the city barn for large item disposal April 20, 21, and 22.

Attention Montrose Alumni.  If you class is planning on getting together to celebrate during the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Festivities, please contact David at 492-7749 and give him a heads up.  If your class is planning on getting together at the dinner after the parade for the Chicken Dinner, please contact him by May 14.  They will attempt to reserve tables so classes can sit together, as best they can.  They plan to have go orders and additional sitting outside for those still wishing to social distance or just enjoy the sunny day (THEY HOPE).  VFW Post 8820 will serve cold beverages and Old Crow Winery will be serving wine under the 40 x 60 tent.  So plan your day to eat, drink and be merry. 

April 13 was the closing ceremony for FBLA State Contest. ACHS had six students that placed at districts which participated in this State Contest.  Appleton City High School FBLA Placed 7th at State in the Community Service Project: Paws For A Cause.  Those students were:  Alivia Bray, Charli Carr, Audra Cartwright, and Hollie Lesmeister.  Congratulations to the winners.  Thanks to all those who supported them on this journey.

The ACHS Senior Class panels for special anniversary years are available for viewing at the Farm House Restaurant.  Featured classes are 50 year-1971; 60 year-1961, 65 year-1956, and 70 year-1957.  The Appleton City Museum provides these each year for viewing and the Farm House Restaurant graciously allows the panels there for their customers to enjoy. 

CDI Head Start serving West Central Missouri is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year for children ages 3-5 for facilities located in Bates, Cass, Cedar, Henry, St. Clair and Vernon Counties. They are also accepting enrollment applications for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years for facilities located in Cass, Cedar, Henry and Vernon Counties.  You can apply online at In AC, you can call to get more information or to schedule an appointment at 660-234-8767.

ACHS Alumni meeting will be May 29, 2021 at 11:30 with a COVID safe school sack lunch. RESERVATIONS ONLY.  Mail $10/person and include all names and year to Patty Purvis Young x68, 101 E. 3rd St., Appleton City, MO 64724.  DEADLINE is May 15. For questions, call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or email

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for April and May, 2021.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments:  April 15 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, April 21- Upper GI – Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin,  April 22 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay,  April 28  – Ortho-Dr. Gray, April 28 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, May 5 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, May 6 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, May 12- Upper GI – Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, May 13 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, May 14 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 19- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, May 20 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, May 26 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 27 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay                           

The AC FFA is holding their spring plant sale.  The FFA greenhouse is open for business 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Just stop by the Ag Building for assistance. Curbside delivery is available during these times as well if you would rather give them your order and they fill it for you. The FFA has garden vegetables and flowers for sale such as tomatoes, cabbage and peppers as well as potting flowers like petunias, annual vinca, impatiens and geraniums. Flowers and vegetables can be purchased as four or two packs, individuals or as hanging baskets. Photos and information about all the items available in the greenhouse are located on the school website as well as the Facebook pages.  Costs are $1/2 packs, $2/4 packs, $1/tomato plant, and $12/hanging basket or 3 hanging baskets for $30. For more information feel free to give Mrs. Leiber a call at 660-424-3668. Due to continued health concerns, only two people will be allowed in the greenhouse at a time, as well as they are requesting all payments be in check form to lower the contamination risks to all involved.  Please also follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing while in the greenhouse.

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until May 1. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a Friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special name plate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – noon.

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April 16-17     AC Citywide Garage Sales

April 17          ACHS Prom Activities

April 20-22     Countywide disposal will have 3 dumpsters out at the city barn for large item disposal