Appleton City News sent from The Little Apple

February 22, 2023

NO Carnival in Appleton City this year.  A meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 in the Forest Park Building, regarding no carnival available for our size of the town. This is a search meeting for people who want to implement and be responsible for their replacement plan.

Ash Wednesday service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m. February 22. This is sponsored by the AC area ministry alliance. Everyone is welcome!

Ash Wednesday services are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Butler.

Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served February, 24, March 10, and March 24 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve dine-in and carry-out. The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole saw, cornbread, cookies and a drink. Adults eat for $12, and children under 10 for $6. They are serving the best fish around!

KC Wolf will be at Hudson R-IX on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. to “Edutain”. Everyone is invited.

Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Rockville City Hall. A free will donation will be accepted. They are also having a 50/50 cash raffle.

Montrose VFW Post 8820 is sponsoring their 7th Annual Montrose VFW Post 8820 Coyote Tournament March 3-5, 2023. Registration is 6:00 p.m. March 3, 2023. Check-in is March 5 at 3:00 p.m. sharp at the Montrose VFW Hall. Entry fee is $100.00 per team and there will be a $5 side pot for mangiest dog. There is a maximum of three people on a team. Coyotes may be taken by all legal methods as defined by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. There is a cash payout for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and the biggest dog.  All participants will be entered to win door prizes and a Heritage Barkeep 22LR Revolver. Sponsors include Ryan Kalwei Trucking and Rhodes Exterminating. For questions call Colby Bourland at 660-492-5206

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, March 12 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

The After Prom Committee will be taking preorders for “Rockville” Rueben sandwiches from now until March 8. Pickup will be March 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the circle drive of AC school. You can pay then. These Ruebens will be uncooked so all you have to do is take them home and cook them at your convenience! Ruebens are $6. Just text 660-464-0235 with your order, or leave a voicemail.  They will call or text a confirmation.

Grace Christian Academy will have their 3rd annual hog roast dinner with silent and live auctions fundraiser Saturday, March 11 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center, 4th & Cleveland in Lowry City.  The hog roast dinner for $10 includes meat, sides, dessert and drink. Children 4-12 years eat for $6, 3 and under are free.  Carry out is available.  Silent auction from 4:00 – 6:30 and live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.

St. Clair Co Emergency Management is hosting a series of Community Awareness seminars to assist the residents of the area to know what to do in an emergency situation. The program will present simple skills that can help you save you and your family in case of emergency. The first seminar will be 7:00 p.m. March 24 at Appleton City Forrest Park Community Building. Other seminars are being scheduled for more communities as well.

The Rockville Cemetery Association is accepting bids for the 2023 mowing season. All bids must be sent to 1485 NW HWY H Rockville, MO 64780 by March 15, 2023. All bids must provide proof of liability insurance. Thank you. For more information please contact: Craig Siegismund at (660)492-3578 or Joyce Mitchell at (660)679-1089.

The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023 with a noon meal/meeting. Class coordinators of years ending in 3 or 8 are asked to please contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or to receive a detailed letter and postcard sample. Reservations of $14 may be mailed to Patti Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St., ACMO 64724.  Alumni traveling a distances like to make plans early.

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award six $3,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school. There are no grade point requirements. A short paragraph is required.  The DEADLINE is March 8.  Please see the High School Counselor for more information.


Feb 22    Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

Feb 23    KC Wolf at Hudson R-IX 6:30 p.m. to “Edutain”

Feb 24    Immaculate Conception Church Fish Fry Dinners 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall

Feb 28    AC Fair meeting 7:00 p.m. in Forest Park Building

Mar 3-5   Montrose VFW Post 8820 is sponsoring their 7th Annual Montrose VFW Post 8820 Coyote Tournament

Mar 5     Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Rockville City Hall

Mar 11   Grace Christian Academy 3rd annual hog roast dinner with auctions 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center

Mar 12   Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Knight’s Hall in Montrose

Golden Apples Over 50 Social Club promotes the well-being of senior citizens in the cities of Appleton City, Montrose and Rockville, Missouri. Golden Apples was formed to address the issues of isolation and food security in this underserved rural area. Join them each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for dinner and bingo (with lots of prizes). Everyone is welcomed. February 22, the Golden Apples will meet at the Methodist Church. The Club will be providing the fish. Please bring a side dish. March 1 dinner will be at the Christian Church and the church will prepare and serve the meal. Election of officers. March 8 the meeting will be at the Methodist Church and will be Italian night. Please bring a side dish. March 16 the meeting will be on Thursday and NOT Wednesday as they will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Fried chicken and baked potatoes will be served. Please bring a side dish. The evening will be game night – NO BINGO. There will still be lots of prizes. March 22 will be at the Methodist Church. The meal will be a casserole dinner with side dishes provided by the members. March 29 they are going to Short Street in Montrose. Time will be determined.

The 2023 Prom is April 15.  In previous years, the AC Junior Class parents have provided an alcohol-free and drug-free all night celebration and fellowship for the junior and senior class students and their guests.  This special celebration sends a clear message to every student that we care about their safety and future.  They are asking for your sponsorship to continue this FREE after prom celebration. They not only are asking for cash donations but also sponsorships, items for prizes, etc. Your donation is tax deductible and will be recognized as such. If you would like to donate to the Prom All Nighter please leave your donation in the High School office, mail to Appleton City After-Prom Celebration, 408 W. 4th St. Appleton City, MO 64724 or arrange to be picked up at your location.  They ask that all donations are made by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  This has been an extremely successful safe project for the ACHS prom goers.  On behalf of the students, parents, and staff of ACHS, thank you for supporting this safe, drug and alcohol free alternative. For any questions, please contact the school at 660-476-2118.

Three of the ACHS cheerleaders were chosen for a Cheer USA camp in Hawaii. This camp is open to all 50 states and each cheerleader must be nominated by their coach. Cheerleaders are then selected by a committee according to their leadership qualities, cheer skills, positive attitudes, ability to work well with others, academics and coach’s recommendations. Congratulations to Kaydance Litton, Peyton Long, and Damara Hood. If you would like to assist in helping with costs of this camp, please reach out to Hanna Heiserman at

The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 28 and 29. Information regarding permits will be posted at a later date.

Funds are needed for the “Backpack Program”.  The backpacks have kid friendly food that goes home with 25 needy school kids weekly.  Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City houses this project, which is funded by community donations.  At this time, with the increase in cost of groceries, they are reaching out for your help. Donations are accepted at the church. For more information, call 660-492-7591

The Truman Lake Community Foundation (TLCF) will distribute more than $70,000 in grants this year, $35,000 this spring, and your organization has an opportunity to receive some of the funds. If your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity is seeking money for a project, then the TLCF might be able to help. The 2023 TLCF grant making cycle will run until 5:00 pm March 10, 2023. Grant applications must be completed online at There are various foundations on the website, so be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2023. Awarded grants will be distributed in April 2023. From the generosity of various organizations and community members, the Truman Lake Community Foundation has ballooned to manage more than twelve million dollars in assets. Generally, TLCF uses interest earnings on some of their funds to facilitate the grants and give back to the community. For any questions, contact Bryan Himes at or call 660-499-2239.

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should

tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds.  You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will accept email submissions at Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours.  The drawing will be on April 2 so they must have your entry by March 31, 2021.

Drought has affected the forage base and cattle operations in Southwest Missouri and cattle producers will benefit from management strategies as they rebuild their farming operations.  Therefore, the SW MO MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference will be held 4:00 p. m. March 14 at the SW MU Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 Highway H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will have MU Extension state and field specialist in the forage and beef cattle area discussing management strategies to rebuild the forage base and beef cattle herd following a drought. the list of presenters and topics include: Dr. Harley Naumann, MU Associate Teaching Professor in Plant Science and Technology, will be discussing warm season grasses, Dr. Sarah Kenyon, MU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist will be discussing what cattle producers can do in the short term to deal with thin pasture stands, Dr. Jordan Thomas, Assistant Professor/State Cow-Calf Extension Specialist, will be discussing rebuilding the cow herd after a drought. Agriculture businesses that sponsor the event will have booths set up.  Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation.  For more info or to register to be a booth sponsor, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.  Deadline to register to be a booth sponsor and pay fee is March 1. The evening will include a catered meal with your registration. To attend the event, registration and $25 payment is required by March 7.  Registration can be done online at or you may mail your registration and payment to the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 113 South Street, Stockton, MO 65785, by the deadline. No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registration allowed. For all other questions related to the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or Davis by email at    

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February and March, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Feb. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Feb. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar. 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar. 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Mar. 6 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar. 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar. 10 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar. 15 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar.16 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Mar. 20 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Mar. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray    

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