The Little Apple

Vol 30 no 35

August 31, 2022

The Annual Labor Day Picnic at Immaculate Conception Parish (606 Kansas Ave., Montrose) will be held on Monday, September 5. They will offer family-style dine-in meal in the school basement, along with an outdoor dining and carry out tent.  Come join them for a tasty 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, homemade pie and drink. All this is only $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Children under 5 eat free. The huge country store is open from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There will also be cakewalk, dunk tank and bingo open at 11:00 a.m. Corn hole starts at 10:30. A homemade pie auction will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by the cash and quilt raffles.

Come worship with River of Life Fellowship on Sunday, September 4, as they welcome Steve Reed, pastor and director of The Brook at Bethpage.  They will have regular morning worship at 10:15 a.m., followed by a fellowship dinner, and then a special evening service at 6:00 p.m. with snacks following.  They will take a love offering for Brother Reed at both meetings, as he shares God’s heart with God’s people.  All are welcome to come to either or both services, at River of Life Fellowship, at the corner of 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville.

AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels September 9.  Food Fair receipts need to be from May 1 – August 31, 2022.  If they are older, they cannot be submitted.  Please send them with students or place them in a plastic bag or envelope and drop them off in the Elementary School Office, St. Clair County State Bank with Janet Payton or Little Apples Learning Center by Friday, September 9. This on-going fundraiser raises a substantial amount of money for PTO to use for the children’s classroom trips and teacher requests for supplies. 

AC PTO will meet in the school cafeteria 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14.  Parents and anyone interested in the AC Schools and its students are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Is your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity seeking funds for a project?  Truman Lake Community Foundation, Inc. can help. The Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022 Application cycle opens August 1, 2022.  Grant applications must be completed online at (be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Fall 2022) before the 5:00 p.m. August 31, 2022 deadline.  Awarded grants will be distributed in October 2022.  Any questions will be answered by emailing or calling 660-890-4150 and asking for Randy Shipman.

September 3-5 will be the last weekend of the season for the AC Pool.

The AC Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates will be September 23 and 24. Details will be posted at a later date.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, September 11 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

AC Second Saturday will be September 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There have been comments from somebody claiming to be accepting vendor forms for Second Saturdays. Please do not send payment/forms to anybody besides Katie Hearting or Lyndsi Rivera! If you are interested in having a booth for September Second Saturdays please go to and follow the link.

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for September. Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Sept 1 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Sept 7 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 8 – Rheumatology – Dr. Tay,  Sept 9– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Sept 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 15 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Sept 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Sept 28– Ortho-Dr. Gray      

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Aug 31     AC Cross Country Midway XC 2 mile

Sept 1       AC Softball against Hermitage

Sept 1       AC Volleyball at Windsor

Sept 1       AC Football at Archie 7:00 p.m. 

Sept 2       AC Softball against Walnut Grove    

Sept 3       AC Cross Country at Bolivar

Sept 4       Steve Reed at River of Life services 10:15 and 6:00 p.m.

Sept 5       Labor Day Picnic at Immaculate Conception Parish (606 Kansas Ave., Montrose)

Sept 6       AC JH/JV Football at Archie 5:00 p.m.

Sept 6       AC Volleyball against Sherwood

Sept 6       AC Softball against Climax Springs

Sept 10     Second Saturday event in Appleton City 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sept 11     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose