The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 06

                                              February 10, 2020

The Appleton City Fair/Sesquicentennial will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 12-15.  All previous events are in the planning and a tentative schedule will be released. A new carnival was able to be secured. The original carnival was cancelled due to the death of the owner.  Start making your SQC outfits and growing those whiskers.  One major change is the parade will be late Saturday afternoon. 

There will be a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale Saturday, February 13 in front of Fika on Main Street 8:00 a.m. – until sold out.  All proceeds benefit the

ACHS after prom. Several local talented bakers will be donating and providing some very tasty treats just in time for Valentine’s Day: Famous Linda Tourtillott Sugar Cookies, Lemon Pies by Barbara Donnohue, Cinnamon Rolls by Delores Bracher, Peanut Butter pie by Stephanie Donnohue, Hot Cocoa Bombs by Mary Smart, Coconut Cream pies by Tracy Parsons, Valentine Cupcakes by Lana Kyanne, Cookies by Emily Noble, Valentine Cakes by Angie Wood’s Cakes, Farm fresh eggs from Bock Farms and many more delicious treats. They will also have handmade Valentine Day cards by Paige Donnohue and single stem carnations donated by Petal’s West.

Due to weather, Appleton City Masonic Lodge has postponed their pancake breakfast and will reschedule at a later date.

Montrose High School Class of 2022 is hosting a Valentine’s Breakfast Sunday, February 14 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose VFW Hall.  Let them do the cooking for your sweetheart. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, coffee, milk or juice.  This is a free will donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Class of 2022

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13.  All the men of the community are invited to join us for a time of great food and fellowship.  Cole Heiserman will have a short devotional. 

The community Ash Wednesday Service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church.  The Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to feel welcome.

Sumo’s Pub will have a dinner for two Valentine’s Day dinner special Saturday evening February 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The special dinner includes spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips for an appetizer, 2 -12 oz. KC strip steaks or boiled shrimp with choice of potato, salad and texas toast.  Desert will feature lemon raspberry tower cake for $49.99.  Call 660-476-2300 for reservations or more information.

Immaculate Conception Church, Montrose, will serve their Lenten Fish Fry Dinners February 19, March 5 and 19. They will be doing curbside orders to go only. The meals contain fish, suzy q’s, cole slaw and a cookie. More information will be available later.

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 their Spring 2021 Grant Application cycle opens on February 1, 2021. Grant applications must be completed online at before the 5:00 p.m. February 25, 2021 deadline. (Be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2021.)  Awarded grants will be distributed in late April 2021. Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-885-6195 and asking for Ryan Cook.

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 April 2, so essays should reach them before March 31, 2021.

Appleton City City Hall will close at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12 and will be closed on Monday February 15 for Presidents Day.

Emerald Ash Borer continues to advance across Missouri, devastating ash trees as it goes.  An on-line Zoom class to learn about where it is located, how to identify, how to control and when to start controls to help prevent its infestation will be held Monday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m.  Jon Skinner, Missouri Department of Conservation Community Forester, will guide you through the answers to these questions on this free, on-line class offered through University of Missouri Extension.  Registration for the class can be found at: Please register by 4:00 p.m. March 5.  If you have questions, contact Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist, at 417-448-2560 or 

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award five $1,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school.  There is no grade point requirement. A short paragraph is all that is required.  The DEADLINE is March 9.  See the ACHS Counselor for more information.


Feb 12    ACHS Courtwarming and games against Rich Hill

Feb 13    Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God (Holiness) 7:00 a.m.

Feb 13    Valentine’s Bake Sale 8:00 a.m. in front of Fika on Main Street

Feb 14     Montrose HS Class of 2022 Valentine’s Breakfast 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose VFW Hall. 

Feb 15     President’s Day Holiday.  Banks and government offices closed

Feb 17     Ash Wednesday services 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church