The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 17

 April 27, 2022

AC Cemetery Walk & Talk will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1.  The AC Museum will have 2 presentations by experts in their field. “Find A Grave” computer topic and a demonstration of Dowsing and Doodle Bugging of Graves.  You might wear rubber boots as it is often wet

The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for April 29 & 30. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall beginning April 11 – 26. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits & these fees cover both days. Park permits can 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 and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon and at Fika beginning Friday morning. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

In conjunction with the City Wide Garage Sales, County Wide Disposal will have trash containers at the City Barn for big item disposal May 3-5. If you need a big item picked up at your home, you must call County Wide Disposal at 660-679-0717 to request it. There will be a fee for this service.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Thrivent will be sponsoring 3 activities during the City-Wide Garage Sales April 29-30. As usual, their goal is to support community service activities. One service project chosen will benefit the Travis Sage Love Fund for medical assistance. The Free-Will Offering Garage Sale will be open both days from 8:00-2:00.  The Huge Bake Sale from 8:00-2:00 and Taco Salad Luncheon from 11:00-1:00 will be held on Saturday only.  Please make plans to attend the fundraiser and show your support.

Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 will host a carry out only “Kickin’ Chicken” Dinner 11:00 – 1:30 (or until gone) Sunday, May 1 at the Farmhouse Kitchen. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll and a cookie for $10.  Proceeds go the scholarship fund.

In an effort to better represent the needs and interests of all area residents, a representative of Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s staff, Ryan Bardot, will be available at the St. Clair County Courthouse (655 2nd St, Osceola, MO 64776) Thursday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m. to meet with you, listen to your concerns and address any problems you may have with a federal agency. For more information, contact Ryan Bardot at (816) 884-3411.

Starting May 1, the Appleton City Public Library’s new hours will be Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-noon.

Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual kindergarten screening on Monday, May 16.  Please call the school at (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment.  You will need your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization record.  If you call and the school office is closed, please leave a message and they will get back to you.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until May 19, 2022. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The ACHS Alumni Meeting and luncheon will be held Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:30. It will be a sack lunch for $12 per person. Reservations 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

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for April and May.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments April 27–Ortho-Dr. Gray, April 28-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, May 4– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, May 5–OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, May 11 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, May 12 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, May 13– Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 18 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, May 25 – Ophthalmology–Dr. Soni, May 25–Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 26-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay                             

The Appleton City Museum will open for its 19th summer season Friday, May 6 from 1:30-4:30. Visiting hours will be every Friday afternoon and the first Saturday of each month May through September. The location is 503 N. Maple, one block north of caution light.  They hope you will make the museum a place to visit this year. Encourage children, family members and friends to step back into time at the Appleton City Museum. 


April 27      Hudson R-IX students musical program 7:00 p.m. in the gym

April 28      Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s staff, Ryan Bardot, at the St. Clair County Courthouse 1:00 p.m.

April 29-30     AC Citywide Garage Sales

April 30      ACHS Prom 6:00 p.m.

May 1         AC Masonic Lodge carry out only “Kickin’ Chicken” Dinner 11:00 – 1:30 (or until gone) at the Farmhouse Kitchen.

May 1         AC Cemetery Walk & Talk 4:00 p.m.