Little Apple News from Appleton City

Unofficial election results from the St. Clair Co. Clerk:

Democrat: Biden 367, Sanders 140, Gabbard 5, Bloomberg 7, Warren 6, Klohuchar 2, Steyer 2, Booker 1, Buttigieg 1, Hewes 1, Bennet 1, Burke 1,   Yang 2,           Liberterian: Hornberger 1         Constitution:  Blankenship 1.           Republican: Trump 866, Ely 6, Weld 3, Walsh 7, Matern 1.   

Fish “Fry-Day” Dinners at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose are 5:00 – 7:30 March 13 and 27 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 monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship.  Jim Knight will have a short devotional.

The 10th annual Wee Bit O’Parade will be Tuesday, March 17, at 1:00 p.m.  Anyone can participate in this family-friendly event! Simply be at Forest Park at 12:45 for the stroll down Main Street to welcome spring and celebrate the Irish in all of us. Wee Bit O’Parade t-shirts are available in a wide range of colors, designs and sizes, including youth sizes, at Powell’s True Value and the Design Duo Salon. $10 each. Get your Green on!

Enjoy an Irish baked potato lunch on March 17 before the St. Patrick’s Day parade. A large baked potato with your choice of toppings plus drink and cake will be served at the Depot from 11:00 to 1:00.  A donation of $7.00 will be used for maintenance of Appleton City Landmarks properties; the depot, old library, Moore School, Clark House and Museum.  Come and enjoy the day. Eat in or carry outs available.

The A.C. Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 3 – 4. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall from March 16 – 31. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park which covers both days are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and are also available at City Hall on a first come, first served basis. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value & Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 476-2390.

Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual preschool & kindergarten screening on Thursday, April 2.  Please call (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment.  You will need your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization record.  If you call and the school office is closed, please leave a message and they will get back to you.

In conjunction with the Appleton City Sesquicentennial Celebration and also the congregation’s sesquicentennial, Trinity Lutheran Church will be sponsoring a quilt show at the church and inviting area quilters to participate.  The Quilt Show will be Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 during the Sesquicentennial.  Included in the show will be hand-quilted, machine-quilted, embroidered, appliquéd, and baby quilts, and wall hangings. If your quilt, either old or newer, has an interesting story with it, also plan on sharing that with the public. The show pre-registration begins now and ends April 30. At this time, 1 item can be registered per entry.  After April 30, depending on responses, the registration may be opened up again to include more available spaces at the show.  A $25 prize will be awarded in each category and a $50 “People’s Choice” Award. Call or text Kathy Rodick at 417-309-0471 with your name, address, phone number, and entry category, and a packet will be sent to be completed and brought with you to the show set-up on Thursday, June 11.

A Readers Club is up and running in the AC Library on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Readers are welcome share recent books they have enjoyed. Plans are to find books that they might want to read together and discuss. Additional information is available by contacting Cindy McEvoy 476-2464.

The annual AC Easter Egg hunt will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday April 4 at the City Park next to Casey’s. Ages newborn-11 are welcome! The ACHS FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is hosting the event with assistance from Optimist Club.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for March 2020. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Mar 12– Podiatry-Dr. Dowell, Mar 13 – Orthopedics -Dr. Gray, Mar 23 – Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, Mar 25 – Orthopedics-Dr. Gray.

Living Waters Ranch’s 2020 Spring Fundraiser Spaghetti and Mexican Dinner/Auction is scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. March 21 at the Osceola Assembly of God Church (behind Osceola Cheese).  Dinner includes spaghetti, tacos or taco salad on chips or in a baked edible tortilla bowl.  Dinner includes spaghetti and garlic bread or Mexican entrée, vegetable, drink and dessert.  A donation will be taken at the door.  A silent auction will run from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m..  The live auction will begin at 7:15 p.m. 


Mar 13      Fish Fry-Day at St. Mary’s School basement (Montrose) 5:00 -7:30 p.m.

Mar 14      Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 7:00 a.m. at the Church of God (Holiness)

Mar 17      Baked potato lunch 11:00 – 1:00 at the Depot

Mar 17      Wee Bit 1:00 p.m.  Line up at the City Park

Mar 19      Hudson R-IX Early Dismissal at 12:35 p.m.

Mar 19      Spring Begins

Mar 20      Hudson R-IX – No School – Spring Break

Mar 21      Living Waters Ranch’s Spaghetti and Mexican Dinner/Auction 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Osceola Assembly of God Church

The Appleton City FBLA chapter will be having a chicken dinner fundraiser on Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the High School Commons to raise money for FBLA State and National contest expenses.  Robert Perryman will be cooking his famous chicken.  They currently have 10 students competing in the State FBLA competition in Springfield, MO on April 19 – 21.  They will be staying in Springfield for the duration of the event.  The students have been working very hard on their events and are excited to move forward from Districts to State competition.  They are hopeful that they will move from the State Competition to the National Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah in June of this year.  Please come out for this event and support the students in their efforts to succeed at competition.  You may purchase tickets from any FBLA member for this event.  Tickets are: $10.00 for adults, $ 6.00 for children age 12 and under, with children under 2 eating for free.  You will also be able to purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event, but please purchase them ahead of time to allow them to prepare for attendance.  Donations are also welcome to support the students in the event you cannot come out and eat with them.  If you have any questions, please contact the school’s FBLA advisor, Trisha Freemyer, at the school.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of the students in their endeavors.  They appreciate all that you in the community do for them as they travel on our journey to excellence.

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. 

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.

Brian “Super B” Knight t-shirts are being sold as a scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the Ellett Memorial Hospital.  Shirts will have big emblem on the back and a small outline emblem on left chest.  Colors are: red, midnight and charcoal.  Sizes run from youth XS 4/6, Small 6/8, Medium 8/10, Large 2/14, and X Large 16/20.  Adult sizes small – IV large.  Cost is $20 with check made out to EMH Foundation. Call 660-476-2111 for info.

Proper management of sheep and goats is important to the profitability of this industry.  Therefore MU Extension will be conducting a sheep and goat workshop to discuss management factors that will lead to optimum profitability of the operation. The sheep and goat workshop will be held at the Cedar County Library at 717 East Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785, 6:00 – 9:00 p. m. April 9 from MU Extension agriculture specialists will conduct the workshop and the topics covered will include: Nutritional Management, Parasite Management and Making a profit. There will be a meal served at this workshop.  Cost of this workshop is $30 per person and fee payment along with registration needs to be completed by April 7 to the Cedar County MU Extension Center, 113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785.  You can also register online at  For all other questions, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.

The Vernon County Extension Center will host a free grain marketing workshop on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, starting at 10 a.m.  The workshop will be held at Vernon County Fairgrounds, located at 1488 E. Ashland Street in Nevada.  The 5-hour workshop is free to attend, but seating is limited. Participants must register at, or by calling the Vernon County Extension Center at 417-448-2560 by March 16. Lunch will be provided courtesy of First National Bank, so register to reserve your spot.  This workshop will help farmers manage commodity price risk and give strategies to obtain higher commodity prices for their corn and soybeans.

Topics Covered: Benchmarking Costs of Production, Futures Markets, Basis, Storage, Marketing Strategies and Developing a Marketing Plan.

The workshop is conducted by the Ag Business and Policy division of MU Extension in cooperation with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).  For questions about this workshop or if you need assistance with registration, please contact the Vernon County Extension Office 417-448-2560 or 

Expanding an ag business?  Starting an alternative ag enterprise?  Looking for opportunities in agriculture?  Come and find out about resources to help you be successful at the Ag Entrepreneurs:  Resources for Success on April 1 at Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds.  The Fairgrounds are located at 1488 E. Ashland in Nevada, MO.  The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will have speakers from University of Missouri Extension, Sustainable Agriculture Resource Development, Missouri Agriculture & Small Business Development Authority, Missouri Small Business Development Center, USDA Rural Development and Missouri Northern Pecans. The cost is $30 per person, with lunch included.  Call in meeting reservation by March 27 to Vernon County Extension Center at 417-448-2560 or register on-line at Let them know if you have any special needs.

Appleton City Area Ministerial Alliance will hold Community Services as follows:  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.

The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.

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