Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Little Apple News

 January 10, 2024


The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship. Aaron Johnson will have a short devotional. 


River of Life Fellowship, 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville, will host a Deliverance Seminar the weekend of January 13 - 14.  They will have a meeting at 3:00 p.m. with Steve Highlander and Cody Persell both sharing about deliverance, followed by a light snack meal.  They will then have an evening worship meeting followed by teaching and a time of individual prayer for healing and deliverance.  Regular Sunday morning includes Sunday School and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship service with Cody ministering and praying over needs, beginning around 10:15 a.m.  The weekend concludes with an evening service 6:00 p.m. that will have a time of worship and teaching, as well as a mass deliverance meeting.  There is no cost associated with any of these meetings and all are welcome to attend any or all of them. 


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, January 14 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


It is once again time for any non-profits to determine if they could use a quilt to help with their fund raising needs.  All you have to do is write an essay and send it in.  Best essay wins.  Your essay should tell who your non-profit is, what it does and how you would use the quit to raise money for the non-profit.  Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. Send the essay to Elva Gwinn Huffman Essay Contest c/o DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780. This year, they will accept email submissions at [email protected]. All essays need to arrive before March 31, 2024 as they will be read April 2. Any question may be asked at 660-679-1809.


The City of Appleton City requires you to license your pet yearly.  The cost is $5.00 and you must have proof of current rabies vaccination.  This year they also have a form to fill out for the new Animal Control Division.  It can be found at


Please remember the deadline to vote on Rural Missouri Magazine’s “Best of Rural Missouri” favorites website is January 15, 2024. Everyone can promote our area by voting for local businesses or attractions. REA customers who received their magazine can refer to page 33 for details, but anyone, anywhere can vote. You do not need to vote for every category, just the ones you feel comfortable with. Possible local ideas are available in the December 22 issue of “The Appleton City Journal” and on the AC City Hall webpage, On the webpage, select “Home” on the white bar on top.  The second picture (click the right arrow or the second circle at the bottom of the picture) will bring up some suggestions and a link to the Rural Missouri survey.  Entering your area favorites could allow you to win $500. The website to vote is: By voting, it can bring attention to our area to others who may not be aware of what this area has to offer. The AC Carousel seems to be gaining some following on the site.


St. Mary's School will have their annual dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement.  The dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert, tea, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free will donation.  They will also be having a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and 2 basket raffles.  Names will be drawn for everything at 8:30 p.m.  You do not need to be present to win. 


Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference.  This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will update the public on recent research from the 4 universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management.  These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors.  In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health.  In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. Agriculture businesses that support the event will also have booths set up.  Attendees can visit the booths and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation. To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to February 8.  Fee for the event is $20 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registrations allowed.  Register online at  For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: 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.  



Jan 8-13    ACHS Invitational Basketball Tournament

Jan 10       Food Fair and Best Choice labels due for AC School

Jan 10       Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll. Several businesses in AC will be open 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

Jan 13       Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

Jan 13-14     River of Life Fellowship in Rockville Deliverance Seminar

Jan 14       Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Cheryl "Sherry" Renee Boyles, 59, Archie

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