Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Little Apple News

 March 13, 2024


A hot baked potato lunch will be served Wednesday, March 13 at the AC M.K.&T. Railroad Depot from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The large baked potatoes will be served dine in or carryout with your choice of toppings of chili, broccoli, cheese, bacon and sour cream.  Drink and a serving of homemade cake are included for $10. 


March's Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll will be March 13, 2024, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Let Jina's Junque, Rural Roots, 3 Wishes (with live Irish music), Cork & Keg, and Bluebird Lounge help get you in the mood for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, spring and more.


With the daylight hours getting longer in the evening, Golden Apples Senior Club is now meeting 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Park Building at Forest Park in Appleton City, MO.  They will have corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots March 14. After the meal, they will play bingo,


Immaculate Conception Church’s last Lenten Fish Fry Dinner will be 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. March 15 in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They 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.


The City of Appleton City is placing a Use Tax Question for online purchases on the ballot.  This tax is based on online out of state purchases.  The tax you already pay for the online purchases goes to the State of Missouri.  With a Use Tax in place, the State is then directed to return what is the current city sales tax to Appleton City. The Use Tax will not increase the sales tax, affect businesses and it is not a loan or a bond. It is the money that citizens already pay, that can be utilized by Appleton City for the community. There will be a meeting 6:00 p.m. March 19 at the Park Building to further explain the Use Tax and answer any questions. The City Council will meet after the March 19 meeting.


The voters of Appleton City are being asked to consider a Fire Protection Association Sales Tax to be on the April 2, 20224 ballot.  This tax is a sales tax of ½ of 1% that will allow the Appleton City Fire Department to replace aging and obsolete equipment.  The monies received will be designated ONLY for the replacement and maintenance of all equipment.  This could include anything pertaining to the trucks, hoses, individual protective equipment, etc. as is needed by the Appleton City Fire Department to effectively and safely serve the citizens of Appleton City.  Several of the Fire Department trucks are over 25 years of age, with maintenance becoming more intensive and costlier every year and they all need replacing.


The Appleton City 2024-2025 Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings will be held April 4. Call the Elementary Office, 660-476-2161, for an appointment. If your child will be 5 before August 1, now is the time to begin thinking about Kindergarten enrollment requirements. The following items are required for enrollment: immunization records, state issued birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence. Your child can receive the immunizations that are needed to attend Kindergarten anytime on or after his/her fourth birthday. You do not need to wait until age five. They encourage you to have your child fully immunized now and bring the immunization record to school on the day of Kindergarten screening.

If you have questions regarding required immunizations, please feel free to contact Nikki Piepmeier, School Nurse, at 660-476-2161, option #7.


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.


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, 15+ vendor booths, fabric cake walk, demonstrations, food court and more.  Admission is free.


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


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A “Backyard Laying Hen Workshop” to educate the public on aspects of backyard poultry production will be held 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. March 23 at the Forest Park Building in AC. 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.


Mar 13   Hot baked potato lunch at the Appleton City M.K.&T. Railroad Depot 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mar 13   Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mar 14   Immaculate Conception Church’s Lenten Fish Fry Dinner 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose.

Mar 14:  Hudson R-IX will dismiss at 12:15 p.m.

Mar 15:  Hudson R-IX - No School - Spring Break

Mar 17   St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 19   Tax information meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Park Building

Mar 23   St Clair Co Quilt Guild Quilters and Crafters Day Out 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Lowry City Community Center

Mar 23   “Backyard Laying Hen Workshop” 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Forest Park Building, 206 East 5th St, Appleton City