The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 09

                                                                                                            March 3, 2021

The Appleton City R-II School District will be placing Proposition KIDS on the April 6 ballot. The district is asking the patrons of the school district to authorize an increase in the operating levy by $.50 per one hundred dollars of their assessed valuation through the year 2040.  These funds would allow the district to provide funds for repair and replacement of roofs, upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; improving and upgrading handicap accessibility district-wide; remodeling of the elementary school, improving and expanding the agriculture facilities in the district, completion of other renovations and repair improvements to existing facilities, and to meet the additional operating needs of the district. The tax levy committee, comprised of committee members Katy Brownsberger, Garrett Hawkins, Jennifer Hawkins, Cindy McDaniel, Tracy Parsons, Kevin Post, Linda Schleuter, Janet Payton and Craig Siegismund have been working since early last fall to fine-tune this language, as well as prepare the capital improvement plan to be presented to the public.  This committee will be hosting four round-table community forums during the month of March for community members to learn more about this levy and its impact on the school.  These sessions will include personal Q/A sessions and a visual presentation.  Please plan to attend one of the four sessions!  The committee has also created a Facebook page which can be found by searching “Appleton City Proposition KIDS.” Information, including pictures and videos of current issues at the school, can be found online by going to  Forums are scheduled for Thursday, March 4, ACHS Gym, 6:00–7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 7, Ohio Christian Church, 3:00–4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, Rockville City Hall, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, ACHS Gym, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

COVID vaccines have arrived at the Appleton City Rural Health Clinic. If you are on the list, you will get a call from a clinic nurse to schedule your vaccine appointment. If you are not on the list but would like to get the vaccine, please call the clinic to schedule a vaccine appointment. Please call 660-476-2121.  WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE COVID VACCINE AT THIS TIME. YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

Curbside/Carry-Out Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 5 and March 19 at the Montrose Community Building (Knight’s Hall) from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. The menu will be fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole slaw and a cookie. Orders will be taken curb side. The line will loop around the building starting at the back door. You can also walk in through the front doors and get carry-out orders. Small fish dinners (single orders) will be $10, Family Fish Dinners will be $30 (approximately feeds a family of 4). All proceeds to go to Immaculate Conception Church.

Everyone is invited to Revival Services March 7-10 at the Church of God (Holiness), 401 East 1st Street, Appleton City. Chad Pollard, President Kansas Christian College, will be the Evangelist. There will be special music nightly. Service times will be: Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. as well as Monday – Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. will meet 6:30 p.m. March 9, 2021 at Landmark Restaurant, Lowry City.  The sponsor is Wheeler Livestock Auction. The speaker will be Wesley Tucker on “What Data Says About Your Cattle”.  Please RSVP to Lawanna Salmon, 660-492-7259.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17 with a large baked potato, dessert and drink for lunch. The hot steamy potato will be served with toppings of chili, cheese, broccoli, bacon and sour cream.  Homemade cakes and drinks round out the meal for $7.  Serving will be 11”00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the MK&T Railroad Depot.  Carry outs only. Proceeds will be used for maintenance of Museum, Depot and old Library.

The 11th annual Wee Bit O’Parade will be Wednesday, 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. Please contact Jennifer Hawkins at 417-359-3846 if you plan to participate, so a general idea of how many will be participating in the parade can be gained ahead of the 17th.

The Montrose Festival is a go for Memorial Weekend 2021. They will be celebrating Montrose’s deep history and traditions throughout the weekend.

Nothing highlights that more than their theme, 150 Years of Cheers, Tears & Beers!   Plans are being finalized but things are looking up and they think everyone needs some old time normal. They will have their yearly Parade, Car Show, Baby Show, Color Run, Exotic Animal Petting, Baking Contest and Chicken Dinner, etc. for your enjoyment plus much more. Some new crowd pleasers for the 150th Celebration will be Wine Tasting, Beer Garden, Pie Auction, Pony Rides, Jr Royalty King & Queen, Beard Contest, Montrose Stamp Cancelation, a visit from KC Wolfe and much more still being finalized. They are also excited to announce performing on Stage under the big tent will be the band Members Only out of Springfield, MO.  So mark your calendar to come see them for the day or the whole darn weekend.  They hope to see you there!

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 required.  DEADLINE is March 9.  See the ACHS Counselor.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for March 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Mar 4 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Mar 10 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar 11 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Mar 12 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 17- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, Mar 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Mar 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 24 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Mar 25 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay  


Mar 4     Proposition KIDS forum 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the ACHS Gym

Mar 5     Fish Dinner at Montrose Community Building 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mar 7     Proposition KIDS forum 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Ohio Christian Church

Mar 7-10     Revival Services at the Church of God (Holiness)

Mar 9     St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. meeting Landmark Restaurant, Lowry City.  6:30 p.m.