The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 11

                                                 March 17 2021

Due to inclement weather, the St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled for this year. However, some participants will be at the Depot between 12:00-1:00 p.m. to hand out candy. Grab a loaded baked potato at the Depot and see the sheriff’s car, ambulance and fire truck.

If your child will be 5 before August 1st, now is the time to begin thinking about Kindergarten enrollment requirements. The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence. Did you know that your child can receive the immunizations that are needed to attend Kindergarten anytime on or after his/her fourth birthday? You do not need to wait until age five.  Have your child fully immunized now and bring the immunization record to school on the day of Kindergarten screening.  If you have questions regarding required immunizations, please feel free to contact Nikki Piepmeier, School Nurse, at 660-476-2601, option #7.

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.  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 Wednesday, March 24, Rockville City Hall, 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, ACHS Gym, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

The last curbside/carry-out Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served 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.

Spring city wide garage sales are April 16 & 17. Permits will be available the first of April. Also, in accordance with city wide garage sales, Countywide disposal will have 3 dumpsters out at the city barn for large item disposal April 20, 21, and 22.

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.

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.

CDI Appleton City Head Start is taking applications for the remainder of the 2020/2021 school year and for next school year. CDI Appleton City Head Start is a developmentally appropriate play-to-learn preschool that has a research-based curriculum. This program is free, and the children are served breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. If you would like to fill out an application for this program, please call 660-234-8767.

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Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for March and April 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Mar 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Mar 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 24 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Mar 25 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Apr 1 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Apr 7 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Apr 8 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Apr 9 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Apr 14- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis,  Apr 15 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Apr 21- Upper GI – Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Apr 22 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Apr -28 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Apr 28 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni


Mar 17      St. Patrick’s Day baked potato lunch 11:00-1:00 at the Depot

Mar 18      Hudson R-IX dismiss at 12:15 p.m.

Mar 19      No School at Hudson R-IX Spring Break

Mar 19      Lenten Fish Fry Dinner at the Montrose Community Building (Knight’s Hall) from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.