Thursday, February 1, 2024

Little Apple Appleton City

 January 31, 2024


AC Public Works will be cleaning out sewer lines through February 23, 2024. The process causes a vacuum in the sewer.  This will not affect most homes but some homes that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents, the vacuum may cause P-traps to be sucked dry.  Should you notice a sewer smell, run a little water down the drains to refill the traps.  It is recommended that you shut the water valve off to your toilets, put the seats down and cover the floor drains with car mats on the days that the sewer cleaning is scheduled.  You can call Shane Robinett, 515-231-0949 if you have any questions. A work schedule map is available at City Hall and on their facebook page.


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. 


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, February 4 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


For your Valentine's Day shopping and dining pleasure, please join Main Street merchants on February 14 for the Second Wednesdays Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Jina's Junque, Rural Roots, 3 Wishes, and the AC Library with vendors, Fika, Half Baked Take & Bakery, Bluebird Lounge, and Cork & Keg look forward to seeing you!


St. Clair Co Cattlemen’s meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 at Wheeler Livestock Auction, Osceola, MO.  Speakers will be Mike Deering, MCA, Sydney Thummel, MBIC and Dr. Bailey, University of MO.  Merck will sponsor the meeting. Meal provided by 7 Point Chophouse.


The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2024, with a noon meal/meeting. Reservations to ACHS Alumni Meeting are $15/person and should be mailed to Patti Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St., ACMO 64724.  The reservation deadline is May 11.


The Appleton City High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will be awarding seven $3,000 scholarships to the graduating seniors in May, 2024.  Students may be attending any type of post-secondary training.  The applicants' names are eliminated from the forms before being mailed to the out-of-town alumni judges.  Seniors may pick up their forms from the school counselor.  The deadline for application is March 6 at 9:00 a.m.  All ACHS seniors are encouraged to participate.  These awards are made possible by contributors interested in the youth of the Appleton City area.


The St. Clair County Democrats will meet 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, upstairs in the courtroom of the courthouse on the square in Osceola.


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 6th annual Farm to Fork Summit & Expo will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2024, in Nevada, Missouri. The regional event brings farmers, businesses, and consumers together to explore the local and regional food opportunity, from on-farm conservation practices to supplying schools and grocers. Tickets and more information are available at the event web site General admission is $40 online and $45 at the door. Discounted tickets are available for beginning farmers with 10 years or less of experience (Use the code BEGIN at checkout). Exhibitor booth tickets include admission. Highlights include: Opening address, The Joyful Drought Resilient Farm, Hot lunch made with all local food and closing demonstration, The Why and How of Seed Saving. Educational sessions throughout the day cover on-farm conservation practices, connecting with customers, food and farm business development and outlets for local farm products. Farm to Fork is for farmers who want to know more about farm-to-fork practices, partners, and possibilities, people and organizations interested in making local foods an easy, everyday reality, businesses that make local food work, from supplying seeds to distributing products and communities interested in good nutrition, good soil, and more farm families on the land. Event organizers are the City of Nevada, MU Extension, Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency, rural community development corporation New Growth, and the New Growth Women’s Business Center.


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Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb 1– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Feb 7– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Feb 9 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 13 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Feb 14– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Feb 15– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 28 - Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Feb 28 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.


Feb 3       St. Mary's School (Montrose) annual dinner 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement

Feb 4       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

  Funeral services for Sherry Boyles of Archie, Missouri will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-655...