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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Appleton City area news

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. 


Zion Lutheran School in Prairie City’s annual Chili supper will be drive through or carry out only this year.  The event will take place 4:30 -7:00 p.m. February 27.  They will serve a bowl of chili or soup, drinks and dessert.  They do ask for a free-will donation.  In addition to the meal, there will be a socially distanced country store, online auctions and raffles. You can view their auction items under their chili supper event on the Zion Lutheran-Prairie City-Rockville Facebook Page


Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) is seeking volunteer drivers to help with healthcare rides in the region. Currently drivers are needed for assistance with travel to Covid-19 vaccination sites in Bates, Benton, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, St. Clair and Vernon counties. Drivers are also needed for patient rides to and from Benton, Henry, and Morgan county locations of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare and Katy Trails Community Health. Volunteer drivers receive a generous mileage reimbursement, training as HealthTran volunteers, and select their own schedule. For more information or to apply email, call 573-616-2740 Ext: 4, or visit HealthTran is a healthcare-related transportation service operated by the MRHA in partnership with West Central Missouri Community Action and a growing set of healthcare and community partners in the region


Curbside/Carry-Out Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 5 and March 19 at the Montrose Community Building (Knight’s Hall) from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. The menu will be fried fish, Suzy Q's, cole slaw and a cookie. Orders will be taken curb side. The line will loop around the building starting at the back door. You can also walk in through the front doors and get carry-out orders. Small fish dinners (single orders) will be $10, Family Fish Dinners will be $30 (Approximately feeds a family of 4). All proceeds to go to Immaculate Conception Church


CDI Head Start serving West Central Missouri is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year for children ages 3-5 for facilities located in Bates, Cass, Cedar, Henry, St. Clair and Vernon Counties. They are also accepting enrollment applications for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years for facilities located in Cass, Cedar, Henry and Vernon Counties.  You can apply online at In AC, you can call to get more information or to schedule an appointment at 660-234-8767.


The Montrose Festival is a go for Memorial Weekend 2021They will becelebrating Montroses deep history and traditions throughout the weekend.

Nothing highlights that more than their theme150 Years of CheersTears & Beers!   Plans are being finalized but things are looking up and theythink everyone needs some old time normal. They will have their yearly Parade, Car Show, Baby Show, Color Run, Exotic Animal Petting, Baking Contest and Chicken Dinner, etc. for your enjoyment plus much more. Some new crowd pleasers for the 150th Celebration will be Wine Tasting, Beer Garden, Pie Auction, Pony Rides, Jr Royalty King & Queen, Beard Contest, Montrose Stamp Cancelation, visit from KC Wolfe and much more still being finalized. They are also excited to announce performing on Stage under the big tent will be the band Members Only out of Springfield, MO.  So mark your calendar to come see them for the day orthe whole darn weekend.  They hope to see you there!


The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award five $1,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school.  There is no grade point requirement. A short paragraph is required.  DEADLINE is March 9.  See the ACHS Counselor.


It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds. You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will accept email submissions at Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours. The drawing will be April 2, so essays should reach them before March 31, 2021.


Your local University of Missouri Extension Center offers a variety of resources for agricultural producers.  Besides the well-known soil tests, they can send off test samples of manure, compost and soil nematodes.  A West Central regional newsletter, “Ag In Focus”, is available for ag producers.  You can receive it by mail by contacting your local West Central Region Extension Center.  Pat Miller, agronomy field specialist for Vernon, Bates, St. Clair, Cass, Jackson and Cedar counties, sends out a weekly e-mail to crop and forage producers.  She also sends out occasional e-mails to commercial vegetable and fruit producers, and nursery, greenhouse and landscaping businesses.  If you would like to receive her mailings, contact her at 417-448-2560 or e-mail her at Please specify which list you are interested in.  She is also available to answer questions on these topics.  For more information, contact your local University of Missouri Extension Center.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February and March 2021. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb 25- Rheumatology, Dr. Tay Mar 3 - Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Vardakis, Mar 4 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Mar 10 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar 11 - Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Mar 12 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 17- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. VardakisMar 18 – Podiatry- Dr. Ciaramello, Mar 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar 24 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Mar 25 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay   



Feb 27     Zion Lutheran School in Prairie City’s annual Chili supper 4:30 -7:00 p.m.

Mar 1      St. Clair Co. property tax assessment due