Little Apple Appleton City News

St. Mary’s School PTO is having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School basement in Montrose.  The dinner will consist of spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert, and a drink of tea, coffee, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free-will donation.  They will also have a silent auction, 2 basket raffles, Fishing Trip Basket and Blackstone Grill Basket and a 50-50 raffle (the winner will receive 50% of total 50-50 raffle sales).  The drawings will be held at the dinner on February 4.  If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, please contact St. Mary’s School at 660-693-4502.  The basket raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20, and the 50-50 raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. 

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, February 5 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

“Shopping in the City” will be Wednesday February 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Businesses participating in the event are Fika, 3 Wishes, Rural Roots, Jina’s Junque, Cork & Keg and Sandi Snyder 603 W 3rd St. (West of the High School). If anyone else wants to join in feel free to do so.

The AC School District is excited to host a Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. February 9, 2023 at the Appleton City High School, 408 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO 64724. (In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled to February 13.)  Right now, 11 schools are planning to attend to meet and network with individuals interested in becoming teachers or working in a school setting. More schools may be added closer to the event. Please make plans to attend this event and meet/network with area school districts. Districts across the area are looking for teachers, counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, and more. Dinner will be catered by the Appleton City BBQ Team. Please RSVP for the event by February 2 by contacting Sarah Miller, Appleton City Superintendent at 660-476-5141 or by email at

Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 will have their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, February 12 from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hall, 219 E. 3rd St.  Meals are $8 for all you can eat. Children 5 and under eat free. Eat inside or carry out is available.  There will also be raffles for cash prizes.

The Parents & Friends of the Appleton City FFA would like to invite you to their Annual Labor Auction on February 19 in the high school gym.  The evening will begin with a buyers dinner at 5:00 p.m. served by Kickin’ Chicken. The live auction starts at 6:00 p.m.  They will also have a Savage 17HMR Rifle for raffle and a silent auction which will be setup along the south wall of the high school gym from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. that night.

Golden Apples is an over 50 social club that 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. You are invited to join them each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for dinner and bingo (with lots of prizes). February 1 they will meet at the Methodist Church (not Hickory Court as announced last week). Fried chicken will be served at dinner.

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

St. Clair Co Emergency Management Agency has a Facebook page. Follow it for information about things that can affect your daily activities such as weather news, water issues and areas to avoid in an emergency.

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

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.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb. 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Feb. 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb. 10 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb. 13 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Feb. 15 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb.16 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb. 20 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Feb. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Feb. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray   


Feb 4      St. Mary’s School (Montrose) PTO Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School basement

Feb 5      The Knights of Columbus monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Feb 8      Shopping in the City 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Feb 9      Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Appleton City High School

Feb 12     AC Masonic Lodge #412 pancake breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at their Hall