The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 49

                                               December 8, 2021

The AC School annual Senior Citizens Christmas dinner will be Thursday December 16, 2021. They want to keep our valued citizens safe, so they will be serving to-go meals only. Please call the central office at 660-476-2161, or the high school office at 660-476-2118 to reserve your meals. Meals may be picked up between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. at the circle drive in front of the school. The students are excited to prepare and serve our senior citizens, so please make plans to stop by and visit and enjoy some great food.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday December 11.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship.   Randy Hargis will have a short devotional. 

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, December 12 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

Darrell Pohlman will host his annual Christmas display (weather permitting) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. nightly through December 24. The display can be seen at 513 W. 7th St. in Appleton City. This will be the last year for the display.  Darrell plans to retire after this Christmas.

Santa Claus will be returning to Rockville United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for the annual Photos and Story Time with Santa. Children, young and old, are invited to visit Santa, have their pictures taken, and listen to Santa tell stories about the true meaning of Christmas! Each child and family will receive a gift from Santa. Milk and cookies will be provided. They hope to see you there!

Let’s all help keep our little ones warm this winter! Zink Motor Company is hosting a hat and glove drive for the kids in the Appleton City and surrounding areas from December 2 to December 17. If you wish to donate, the drop off location will be at the Zink Motor Company showroom Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 and Saturday, 8:00 – noon.

Christmas and New Year’s Masses at Immaculate Conception Church in Montrose and St. Patrick’s Church in Butler  are as follows: Christmas Eve – Immaculate Conception 4:00 p.m., St. Patrick 7:00 p.m. Christmas Day – Immaculate Conception 8:00 a.m.

A reminder to Appleton City residents that taxes are due December 31.  A penalty will be assessed for any late payments. Taxes are now payable to the County Collector at the courthouse in Osceola. 

AN ACT OF KINDNESS To show our appreciation to our area serviceman, please MAIL A CHRISTMAS CARD to names they have received information on. Some are stationed a long ways from Appleton City. Tell them who you are, belong to…., classmate of parents, know your grandparents, etc. Anything that might tell them about your connection in AC. Just a name leaves them wondering who is this?

  1. Daniel Parsons, Building 1900 Shay St., Room 102 B, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473  Daniel graduated ACHS 2018, son of Marcus

ACHS 1966 & Tracy AC Teacher.

  • LCpl Nold Austin R, 1/1 DET, Unit 89113 Box # 221, FPOAP 96611-1300  ACHS 2020. Parents Jeff & Amy ACHS 2002 Nold,

grandparents Chris & Karen Green.

  • McClure, Austin, D (commas in his name) PSC333 Box# 3876, APOAP 962510039 ACHS 2020. Parents Greg ACHS 1999 &

Jessica Dukes ACHS 2000 McClure.

  • Dalton Rapp, 614 Dahlia Ave., Altus, OK 73521 Attend AC Elementary till 5th Grade with ACHS 2015. Father was Danny Rapp ACHS 1977. Grandfather Duwayne Rapp,

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for December. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Dec 8– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Dec 9 –  Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Dec 10– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Dec 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 16 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Dec 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

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Dec 11         Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

Dec 12         Pancakes and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knights’ Hall in Montrose

Dec 16         AC School annual Senior Citizens Christmas carry out dinner noon – 1:00 p.m.

Dec 18         Santa Claus at Rockville United Methodist Church from 9:00-11:00 a.m.