The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 9

March 2, 2022

The Ministerial Alliance welcomes you to attend Ash Wednesday Service, 7:00 p.m. March 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Everyone is welcome.

Appleton City Elementary PTO will be hosting the 4th Annual Little Ladies Dance 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the elementary gym.  This dance is for all little lady’s pre-K through 5th grade in our community and their special guy in their life (dad, grandpa, uncle, family friend, etc.) to come out for a night of dancing, snacks, pictures and overall good fun.  Tickets are $20 for a couple (add $5 per additional sibling attending).  No RSVP needed and tickets will be purchased at the door the night of the dance. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Each couple will receive a complimentary 4×6 photograph to remember the night’s events. Check out the AC Elementary PTO page with more information.

Come and grab a drink and join in the discussion 9:00 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Fika Coffee Shop. “Holy Grounds” will provide a safe and open space for anyone who would like to participate in a discussion of the Holy Scripture and how it applies to our life.  “Holy Grounds” is a time for group discussion (or listening) as they explore faith and grow closer to Christ.  See you 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, March 5

Worried? Afraid? How should we live in light of Christ’s return? Everyone is invited to the Appleton City Church of God, 401 East 1st Street, Sunday March 6 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and March 7, 8, and 9 at 7:00 p.m. for “Biblical Truths in the End Times”.  Enjoy food and fellowship after services.  Services will be provided by Brent and Jennifer Bland.

The Rockville Lions Club will have a pancake & sausage breakfast 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday March 6, 2022, at the Rockville City Hall. A free will donation will be accepted.

Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 4, March 18, and April 1 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve carry out and dine-in currently. (They will adjust as needed for the current conditions.) The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, Coleslaw, corn bread, cookies, and a drink. Adults eat for $12, children under 10 for $6

AC Landmarks will host a Baked Potato Bar Lunch 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. March 17 at the MK&T Railroad Depot. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, with a large baked potato, dessert, and drink for lunch (carry outs only). 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. Proceeds will be used for maintenance of Museum, Depot, and old Library.

The Carousel that will be installed on Main Street came to AC with the Fair Carnival in 2009-2019. They are looking for pictures of children on that carousel during that time frame. Call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or email

The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates have been set for April 29 and 30. Details will be posted at a later date.

Grace Christian Academy will have their 2nd annual hog roast dinner with silent and live auctions fundraiser Saturday, March 12 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center, 4th & Cleveland in Lowry City.  The hog roast dinner for $10 includes meat, sides, dessert, and drink. Children 4-12 years eat for $6, 3 and under are free.  Carry out is available.  Silent auction from 4:00 – 6:30 and live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for March.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Mar 2– Upper GI, Colonoscopy -Dr. Namin, Mar 3 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Mar 9 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar 10 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Mar 11– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 17 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Mar 23 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Mar 23 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 24 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay                         

The ACHS Alumni Meeting and luncheon will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 11:30. It will be a sack lunch for $11 per person. Reservation’s deadline is May 14. Make your check to ACHS Alumni and mail to Patty Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St., Appleton City, MO 64724. For more information, call 660-476-5857 or

Applications for the ACHS Alumni Scholarships for $3,000 are due to School Counselor at 9:00 a.m. March 9.


March 2     Ash Wednesday services 7:00 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church

March 4     Immaculate Conception Church Fish Fry Dinners 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall

March 5     Little Ladies Dance 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Appleton City elementary gym

March 6     Rockville Lions Club pancake & sausage breakfast 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Rockville City Hall

Mar 6-9    “Biblical Truths in the End Times” at Church of God

Mar 12      Grace Christian Academy hog roast dinner 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center,

St. Clair Co Cattlemen’s Association will meet 7:00 p.m. March 8, 2022, at the Landmark Restaurant, Lowry City. Lone Oak Cattle Company, Dalton Dull and Elliott Smalley will be the sponsor/presenter.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, March 13 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

Mar 13      Daylight Savings Time begins.  Set clocks ahead 1 hour

Mar 13      Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose