Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Little Apple


Remember that March 1 is the deadline to submit your St. Clair County Property Tax Assessment forms without a penalty.  The County Assessor’s office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Congratulations to the ACHS Lady Bulldogs who defeated Pilot Grove in sectional basketball 50-48.  They will play Liberal here at ACHS in the quarter-finals 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 1.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at


The AC School District will host a Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. February 29, 2024 at the Appleton City High School, 408 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO 64724.  Right now, 11 schools are planning to attend to meet and network with individuals interested in becoming teachers or working in a school setting. If you have ever thought of working in education or are currently seeking a position in education, please attend. Dinner will be served by the AC BBQ Team, so RSVP if you'd like dinner. Come visit with area schools, drop off resumes, or just gain information.


Everyone is invited to the Appleton City Church of God (401 East 1st Street), March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and March 4, 5, 6 at 7:00 p.m. for Spring services. Ron Dunlap and family will bring the music and good news regarding the sacred journey found in Christ by living a holy life. Enjoy food and fellowship after services.


Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Rockville City Hall. A free will donation will be accepted. They are also having a 50/50 cash raffle.


Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 1 and March 15 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve dine-in and carry out. The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole saw, corn bread, cookies and a drink. Adults eat for $12, children under 10 for $6. They are serving the best fish around!


Mark your calendars! March's Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll will be March 13, 2024, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Watch this space for participating businesses.


The Appleton City Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held April 26 and 27. Information regarding permits will be posted at a later date.


Grace Christian Academy will have their 4th annual hog roast dinner with silent and live auctions fundraiser Saturday, March 9 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center, 4th & Cleveland in Lowry City.  The hog roast dinner for $10 includes meat, sides, dessert and drink. Children 4-12 years eat for $6, 3 and under are free.  Carry out is available.  Silent auction from 4:00 – 6:30 and live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, March 10 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


St Clair Co Quilt Guild will sponsor a Quilters and Crafters Day Out 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. March 23 at the Lowry City Community Center, 406 W. 4th St.  There will be a quilt exhibit, trunk show, vendors, quilter’s cake walk, food and more.  Admission is free.


A “Backyard Laying Hen Workshop” will be held 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. March 23 at the Forest Park Building, 206 East 5th St, Appleton City. This is a cooperative effort between ag specialist with MU Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension to educate the public on aspects of backyard poultry production.  The fee for the event is $15 per person and $5 per additional family member.  For more information on the class and to register, go to the registration link at or contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at (417) 646-2419.


What better gift for your children or loved ones at Easter than a Local Easter Basket? Rustic Duck has partnered with several local businesses to put together a local unique Easter Basket. The complete Easter Basket wrapped and ready is $45. They will take orders for these baskets until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14.  Baskets will be made and ready for pick up on Good Friday, March 29 at Rustic Duck Lake Art Gallery and Restaurant from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Check out the Rustic Duck Facebook page to order or stop by the Rustic Duck. Show your local businesses you appreciate them and place your order soon while supply lasts


The Appleton City High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. scholarship deadline for application is March 6 at 9:00 a.m. 


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Mar 6  Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin,  Mar 7 OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Mar 8 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 12  Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar 13 Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar 19  Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar 20 Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar 21 Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Mar 27 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 27 Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni


Feb 29     AC School District Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Appleton City High School

Mar 1       Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinner 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose

Mar 1       ACHS Lady Bulldogs in quarter finals vs. Liberal 6:00 p.m. at ACHS

Mar 3       Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rockville City Hall

Mar 5       Informational meeting to discuss AC sales tax and fire protection tax 6:00 p.m. at the Park Building

Upcoming lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation at MO-7 South over I-49, April 22

CASS COUNTY – Crews working on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South will make the following lane and ra...