The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 50

                                              December 15, 2021

Santa will be at the Montrose VFW building 1:00 p.m. Saturday December 18. All kids are welcome.

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 through 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.

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.

Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to the “Longest Night Service” – Blue Christmas Fellowship on Tuesday, December 21, 7:30 p.m. or Rockville UMC at 6:00 p.m.  The holiday season is hard for those whose hearts are hurting.  You are not alone.  A gentle, meditative, worship and fellowship service for those who are carrying pain, loss or loneliness during this season of celebration.

Rockville United Methodist Church will hold their Family Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 p.m. Dec 24.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to a Christmas Service on Sunday, December 26, 10:00 am.  There will be no Sunday School and no Rockville service that day.  Everyone is invited to join them for a special service of Worship and Song.

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.

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., St. Patrick 10:00 a.m. Also, Christmas Day 7:00 p.m. Immaculate Conception for Sunday obligation. No St. Patrick’s Mass.  Sunday, December 26 – normal Sunday Masses.

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.

  • L.Cpl. 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 15– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Dec 16 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Dec 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray

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

Dec 16         Hudson R-IX Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym

Dec 17         Hudson R-IX Last Day of the Semester/Classes Resume 1/3/2022

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

Dec 18         Santa will be at the Montrose VFW building 1:00 p.m.