Appleton City Little Apple News


                                                                                                 February 19, 2020

The Parents & Friends of the Appleton City FFA would like to invite you to their Annual Labor Auction on February 22 in the high school gym. The evening will begin with a buyer’s dinner at 6:00 p.m. served by Kickin’ Chicken, with the live auction starting at 7:00 p.m.  As part of this event, they will also have a silent auction which will be setup along the south wall of the high school gym beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. that night.

Appleton City Area Ministerial Alliance will hold Community Services as follows:  Ash Wednesday Service February 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor James Damon; Holy Thursday Service April 9, 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Pastor Alan Black; Good Friday Service April 19, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor Tony Reynolds; and Sunrise Service April 12, 6:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Ryan Campos.  Everyone is welcome.

Ash Wednesday services at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose will be 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Services will be 5:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Butler.

Lenten Fish “Fry-Day” Dinners at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose are scheduled for February 28, March 13, and March 27 from 5:00 – 7:30 in St. Mary’s School Hall.  They will serve the “best fried fish around”, Suzy Q’s, green beans, cole slaw, cornbread, cookie and a beverage.  Adults eat for $10, children (under age 10) for $5. 

The Rockville Lions Club is having a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Sunday March 1, 2020 from 8:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Rockville City Hall

Free will donations will be accepted.

The Bates County Extension Council is hosting their 2nd annual Trivia Night Saturday, March 7, at the Adrian Optimist Building, Adrian, MO. Robert Perryman’s Kicken’ Chicken fundraiser will start at 5:00 p.m., and go until 6:45 p.m. The cost is $10 per plate. The Trivia Night begins at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $100 per team of up to 10 members. If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, or sponsor the concession stand or sponsor a round of questions, contact the Bates County Extension office at 660-679-4167. The Extension Council is raising funds to help pay for the 4-H Youth Program Associate position in Bates County.

The Appleton City High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to the graduating seniors in May, 2020.  Students may be attending any type of post-secondary training.  The applicants’ names are eliminated from the forms before being mailed to the out-of-town alumni judges.  Seniors may pick up their forms from the school counselor.  The deadline for application is March 3 at 9:00 a.m.  All ACHS seniors are encouraged to participate.  These awards are made possible by contributors interested in the youth of the Appleton City area.

Does your school, not-for-profit organization, church or governmental entity have a project in mind that could use some funding?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. announces that their spring 2020 Grant Application cycle opens on February 1.  Grant applications must be completed online at


before the 5:00 p.m. February 28, 2020 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in late April 2020.  Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-351-3633.

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, 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, 2020. 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.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February 2020. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Feb 19 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin,   Feb 26 – Orthopedics – Dr. Gray.                

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The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. with a noon meal/meeting. Class coordinators of years ending in 5 or 0 are asked to contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or to receive a detailed letter and postcard sample. Reservation of $12/person made to ACHS Alumni can be sent to: Patty Purvis Young x68, 101 E. 3rd St., ACMO 64724. 


Feb 22     AC FFA Annual Labor Auction 6:00 p.m. in the High School gym

Feb 26     Ash Wednesday

Feb 28     Fish Dinner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church/St. Mary’s School in Montrose 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mar 1      Rockville Lions Club Pancake & Sausage Breakfast 8:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Rockville City Hall