Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Little Apple


March 20, 2024


Golden Apples Senior Club has recently changed back to meeting from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with longer daylight hours in the evening.  They continue to encourage "Seniors" to bring their favorite dish to share and join in for the meal at 5:00 p.m. then stay for the fun. You might be surprised at the fun these over 50-year-olds can have. Golden Apples Senior Club meets every Thursday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the park building on the north side of Forest Park.  Bring a dish for their potluck dinner March 21, 2024 and join them for fun and bingo after the meal. Next week’s menu is a favorite of the Club, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.  Bring a side to go with it and join them.


Little Reading Hour happens 11:00 a.m. Mondays through May at the Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Children are invited to join them for a story and a craft. This is sponsored by Trinity Methodist Church and presented to the community by volunteers.  For more information, contact Karidi at 417-309-3076 or Lindy at 660-525-1304.


Rustic Duck Lake Art Gallery and Restaurant’s 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Friday, March 29 (weather permitting). Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Easter egg hunt for all ages of children starts at 6.30 p.m.  There will be prizes of golden duck eggs with monetary surprises inside. For more information call 660-424-9969


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.


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.


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


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Mar 20 Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar 21 Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Mar 27 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 27 Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni


Efficient forage management and utilization is important to the profitability of a livestock operation. The best way to promote efficient forage management and utilization in a livestock operation is by incorporating management intensive grazing practices.  To educate livestock producers on these practices MU Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and the MO Forage and Grasslands Council are cooperating to provide a Management Intensive Grazing School on May 7-9 at the Forest Park Building, 206 East 5th Street, Appleton City, MO 64724.  Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. daily. This school is applicable and will provide education in livestock and forage management for all grazing species, though cattle will be emphasized.  Educational topics will include: The “Art and Science” of Grazing, Soils Management and Fertility, Plant Growth, Forage Quality and Persistence, Fencing and Water Systems, Matching Livestock and Forage Resources,     Meeting Nutritional Needs of Livestock from Pasture, Layout and Design of Grazing Systems, Economics of Management-intensive Grazing and     Outdoor Field Exercises and Tour of Producers’ Farms. Furthermore, this program is required to receive MO SWCD cost share funding and may help in receiving NRCS cost share funding for grazing system development. Registration and payment are required to attend this event by May 2.  Register online at  Cost to attend the event is $200 per person and $100 per additional person from the same farm not needing materials. Fee includes materials, lunches, and refreshments during the event. For all questions related to the event contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at (417) 646-2419 or Patrick Davis MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist by email at [email protected].


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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