Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Little Apple


April 3, 2024


Unofficial election results from the St. Clair and Bates Co. Clerks:

Mayor: Smith 99    Alderman Ward I: Ransdell 47  Alderman Ward II: James 52   AC Tax: yes 109  no 18    Fire Protection: yes 117  no 15

AC School Board: Smith 117 Strope 141  Koshko 99     Hudson School Board: Snyder 95  Rapp 88   Hudson School Levy: yes 45  no 64


April's Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main, Shop & Stroll will be April 10, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 p/m. Participating businesses this month are Jina's Junque, Bluebird Lounge, Fika, Half Baked Take & Bakery, and Cork & Keg. Thank you for supporting local businesses!


St. Clair County Cattlemen's Meeting will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 9 at Farmhouse Kitchen in AC.  It will be sponsored by Appleton City Feed.


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, April 14 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


Golden Apples will have potluck "Italian Style" 5:00 p.m. April 4 at the Park Building. You are encouraged to bring main dishes and sides that are Italian in nature. They eat at 5:00 p.m.0, followed by Bingo until about 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy the meal and stay for the fun


AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels.  Please send them with students or place them in a plastic bag or envelope and drop them off in the Elementary School Office, St. Clair County State Bank with Janet Payton or Little Apples Learning Center by April 10. This on-going fundraiser raises money for PTO to use for the children's classroom trips and supplies. Please remember to keep saving through the summer.


The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for April 26 - 27. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall beginning Monday April 8 through Tuesday April 23. Permits to set up in the AC Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for lawn permits and these fees cover both days. Park permits can also be purchased at City Hall on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved by phone. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Casey's, Fika and Powell's True Value beginning Thursday afternoon, April 25. House of Joy Ministries are scheduled to be at the City Park, Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations, but may leave earlier if full. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.


Phil and Pam Morgan, Gospel music recording artists, will be performing at River of Life Fellowship in Rockville, MO, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28 as part of their on-going “AMEN” Ministry Tour.  The multimedia presentation combines close family harmony with accomplished instrumentals for a fun, motivational experience.  The Morgan’s inspiring message has been featured on Oprah, Montel, Discovery Health Channel, and the 700 Club.  The full 15-month account of a nearly tragic accident where Pam was told she would never walk again, has been published in her book, I Stand, by Jubalee Press, and is currently in its fourth printing.  Their music is heard on Christian radio across the US, Australia, and Europe and their live appearances entertain and encourage audiences nationwide with an unforgettable blend of music, humor, and heart-to-heart honesty.  There will be a merchandise table available featuring CD’s, books, and other great gift ideas.  A love offering will also be taken to bless the Morgan’s ministry efforts.  Please contact James Damon ([email protected]), at River of Life Fellowship for more information.  Check out the Morgans online at:


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.


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].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for April 2024. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments:  Apr 3 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Apr 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg,   Apr 9 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Apr 10– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Apr 12 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Apr 17– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Apr 18– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Apr 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Apr 24 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Apr 24 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni                                      


Apr 4      Appleton City 2024-2025 Kindergarten Enrollment and Screenings

Apr 8      Solar eclipse from 12:38 - 3:11 p.m., peaking at 1:54 p.m. for about 4 minutes. Be sure to wear certified eye protection.

Apr 10    Second Wednesdays, Meet Me On Main, Shop & Stroll 4:00 to 7:00 p/m. in AC