Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Little Apple

 March 27, 2024

The AC area Ministerial Alliance invites you to Holy Week services.  Maundy Thursday at Rockville UMC 6:30 p.m., Pastor James Damon;  Good Friday at Trinity UMC  6:30 p.m., Pastor Aaron Johnson;  Holy Saturday at Trinity UMC  4:00 p.m., Pastor David Hill;  Easter Sunrise Services 7:00 a.m. at River of Life, Pastor John Yates and First Christian Church, Pastor Ryan Campos. Ministerial Alliance invites you to join them in services. 


Holy Week services at Immaculate Conception (Montrose) Catholic Church are as follows: Wednesday March 27 – St. Mary’s Living Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m., Holy Thursday –7:00 p.m., Good Friday – 3:00 p.m., Holy Saturday – 8:00 p.m., Easter Sunday – 8:00 a.m.


AIM Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0 through 4th grade will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Montrose Ball Park.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures with the kids starting at 12:45 p.m.  Bring your own basket.


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 City of Appleton City is placing a Use Tax Question for online purchases on the ballot April 2.  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.


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.


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 MU Extension office in St. Clair County is offering a Barn Quilt class at the library in Osceola, 115 Chestnut Street on April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Jocelyn Wheeler from Hickory County will be the instructor for the class. Participants will have the opportunity to construct either a 2’ x 2’ design for $45.00 or a 1’ x 1’ design for $25.00. The 1’ x 1’ board is intended for those who would like to hang their barn quilt indoors. It is not durable enough for outdoor hanging.  Register for the class at the Extension office located inside the west door of the courthouse, 655 Second Street, in Osceola by April 16. For more information or for ADA accommodations, please call the St. Clair County Extension office at 417-646-2419.


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].



Mar 28     Golden Apples meeting 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Park Building for fried chicken and fun

Mar 29 -Apr 1    No School at Hudson R-IX or Appleton City Schools - Easter Break

Mar 29     Easter Egg Hunt at Rustic Duck 6:30 p.m.

Mar 30     AIM Easter Egg Hunt 1:00 p.m. at the Montrose Ball Park

Apr 2       General municipal election day

Apr 4       Appleton City 2024-2025 Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings