Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Little Apple December 13th 2023


Vol 31 no 50

                                                                                             December 13, 2023


Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll on second Wednesdays, will take place December 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The following businesses will be open extended hours for your Christmas shopping: Jina’s Junque, Rural Roots, 3 Wishes, 4th St. Fika, Bluebird Lounge and the AC Library.


The ACHS FCCLA will sponsor a blood drive 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 18 in the Elementary Gym.  Appointments are preferred.  Book your appointment at  Enter Group Code: KCZ6.  For more details, contact Dallas Gutshall at 660-476-2161 or [email protected]. All presenting donors will take home a free Chiefs T-shirt.


Hudson R-IX Christmas Program, “The Littlest Christmas Tree”, presented by K-8th, along with a preschool performance as well, will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 in the gym. All are welcome.


Montrose VFW Post 8820 will sponsor visits with Santa Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m.


Our community is ringing the bell at Food Fair on Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas. This year, total collection will go to AC Area Ministerial Alliance and the Backpack Program.  These programs are for the community funded by our/your community. Thank you for your continued support.


Area residents are invited to vote for their favorites on Rural Missouri Magazine’s “Best of Rural Missouri” favorites website.  You can promote our area by voting for local businesses or attractions.  You do not need to vote for every category, just the ones you feel comfortable with. Entering your area favorites could allow you to win $500. The deadline to vote is January 15, 2024. One regional business, Landmark Restaurant in Lowry City, has won multiple times.  The site to vote is:


Appleton City Manor announces Florene French will be 100 years old on December 31. You are invited to send her birthday greetings to 600 North Ohio Street, Room 217, Appleton City, Mo 64724.


MU Extension in St. Clair County is offering a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop on Tuesday, December 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut Street in Osceola. If you are considering trying your hand at beekeeping, this class is for you. Before you invest in bees and equipment, knowledge is essential. Join MU Agronomist, Terry Halleran, as he provides important information focusing on getting started in the world of honeybees. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Call the St. Clair County Extension office at 417-646-2419 to register.


If you are looking for a novel gift for someone the Appleton City area, AC Chamber Bucks might be worth checking out.  The Bucks are issued in $10, $15 and $25 denominations and can be used like cash at most Appleton City business establishments.  Using the Bucks increases local business and “keeps the money in town”.  To purchase the Bucks, or for more information, contact Janet at St. Clair Co. Bank in Appleton City.


Nominations are being accepted for the January 14-20 public election of St. Clair County’s University of Missouri Extension Council. Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the county extension center, (417) 646-2419. Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot. Nominations for the 5 open positions must be made prior to December 20, 2023. 2 Candidates are needed from the North District (Appleton, Monegaw, Chalk Level, Butler, Jackson, Center Osage and Taber Townships). 3Candidates are needed from the South District (Osceola, Polk, Dallas, Doyal, Roscoe, Speedwell, Washington and Collins Townships). St. Clair County’s council election will be held at the same time as all other counties in Missouri, the third week of January (specifically Jan. 14-20, 2024). The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).


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Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for December and January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Dec 13– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Dec 20 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Dec 21– Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Dec 27 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 3– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Jan 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Jan 9 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Jan 10– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Jan 12 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan 18– Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Jan 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 24 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 24 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.  


Dec 13      Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll on second Wednesdays, will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Dec 13      Hudson R-IX Christmas Program at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym

Dec 14      ACHS Winter Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Dec 16      Montrose VFW Post 8820 will sponsor visits with Santa at 1:00 p.m.

Dec 18      ACHS FCCLA sponsored blood drive 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Gym

Dec 18      AC Elementary Winter Concert 6:00 p.m.

Dec 21-Jan 2    No classes at AC Schools

Country Stampede Music Festival