The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 35

                                              September 1, 2021

The Annual Labor Day Picnic at Immaculate Conception Parish (606 Kansas Ave., Montrose) will be held on Monday, September 6. For the health and safety of visitors and workers, they will not be able to offer family-style dine-in meal in the school basement, but will offer two other options for enjoying a great chicken dinner.  New this year will be a drive-thru car side delivery option in addition to the carry-out option with outdoor tent seating available.  Come join in for a great tasting fried chicken dinner served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, green beans, slaw, bread & butter pickles, and homemade pie. All this is only $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under. There is a huge country store open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will also be corn hole, dunk tank and bingo open at 11:00 a.m. A homemade pie auction will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by the cash and quilt raffles.

AC City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day. They will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday September 7, 2021

The Knights of Columbus will have a breakfast buffet with their pancake and sausage plus scrambled eggs and hash browns, coffee, juice or milk at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday September 12 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  All proceeds will go to a benefit for the Keon Engeman and Owen Westhusing families. Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated.

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 24 – 25. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall beginning September 13 through noon on Wednesday, September 22. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. 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 p.m. to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

West Central’s Senior Care Department wanted to remind everyone that August was Medic Alert Awareness month. Prompt treatment can mean the difference between life and death. When a medical emergency occurs, your aging loved one can communicate potentially life-saving medical information to first responders and other healthcare professionals. One of the most beneficial elements of today’s medical alert systems is the ease of use. When it is time to consider a Medical Phone Alert Device, West Central Senior Care Professionals can help. Call 660-476-2185.

Children ages 0-5 are invited to attend Story Hour at the AC Public Library beginning September 9.  They meet on Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m.  They have story time, a craft, and a snack.  Learning to love books is essential to learning to read plus your children learn social skills and motor skills.  Come join the fun.

The Appleton City Public Library is seeking a librarian. Hours of operation would be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Applications can be picked up at the library during normal business hours and will be accepted through September 7, 2021. For any questions about what this role entails, please contact Megan at (660) 492-0499 or Kamber at (660) 492-3502.

St. Clair Co Health Department reports 1028 positive cases and 23 deaths as of August 30, 2021 in the county with 14 current cases.  More information is available at

DbarJ Quilts etc., Rockville MO, is having a drawing for a patriotic quilt to be given to a veteran on Veteran’s Day. Any veteran can add their name, or have someone add your name to the drawing.  There is no cost to have your name in the drawing, as you have already paid the price. Just come to the quilt shop and sign your name and a phone number where you can be reached, or give the information to Marge Zink. If you know a veteran, let them know about this.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for September, 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 2 – OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Sept 8– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept – 9 Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Sept 10 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Sept 15-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 16 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Sept 22 – Ortho – Dr. Gray, Sept 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Sept 23 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay

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Sept 6       Labor Day Holiday

Sept 6       Annual Labor Day Picnic at Immaculate Conception Parish (Montrose)

Sept 9       Story Hour at the AC Public Library 11:00 a.m. 

Sept 12     Breakfast buffet at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose to benefit the Keon Engeman and Owen Westhusing families 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.