Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Appleton City Fair set for June 6th through 8th

News is Courtesy of the Appleton City Industrial Development Committee

The Appleton City R-II Preschool Program is currently enrolling for the 2019 – 2020 School Year. Applications can be turned in at the Elementary Office, during regular office hours, through the end of May. However, spots will fill up fast, so please complete and submit all needed paperwork as quickly as possible. Applications can be found on the school’s website at: www.appletoncity.k12.mo.us/academics/preschool/.  Applications are also available in the office. In addition, you will need to submit copies of the following before enrollment can be complete: child’s medical exam, immunization record, birth certificate and Social Security card.

Free private tennis lessons are offered to all current or former players and anyone who want to improve their technique or strategies or first time players. People of almost any age and skills can learn to play tennis. Lessons are held at the tennis courts at Donnohue-Dugan Park starting the week of May 26. Rackets and balls will be provided. To set up appointments for your private lessons or if you have questions, call Dennis Dunham at 476-2151 or 476-5514 or Tommy Payton at 816-863-6624. They prefer 1 -4 prospects for each session. Open tennis is every day 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tennis is exercise that is fun!

Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals that donated or volunteered to help to make the 2019 ACHS Prom a huge success. Thanks to your generosity, they were able to provide the students and their guests with entertainment and prizes to make their night special. Thank you again for your continued support of our school and our kids.

AIM and VFW of Montrose will be co-hosting Movie Under the Stars 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 in the lot behind the VFW and City Hall. Bring your blankets, chairs, snacks and coolers. Spend the evening watching “Homeward Bound” at this family night event for all to share. For questions or suggestions, please contact Kristina Klass. They are looking at possibly doing this the last Fridays of the months of June, July and August.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 17 Appleton City Museum open 1:30-4:30 p.m. at 503 N. Maple.
May 19 AC Masonic Lodge Kickin’ Chicken dinner 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
May 20 Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project at the Appleton City cemetery at 9:00 a.m.
May 20 Last day of classes at AC Schools. Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.
May 21 Hudson R-IX Graduation at 7:00 p.m.
May 22 Hudson R-IX Awards Assembly at 8:30 a.m. and Dismiss at noon – Last Day
May 24 Appleton City Museum open 1:30-4:30 p.m. at 503 N. Maple.
May 24-26 Montrose Festival
May 25 AC Alumni activities
May 26 ACHS Alumni Ball Game 4:30 p.m. at the Bill Long Memorial Ball Field
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday

Anyone is welcome to come join ACHS Alumni for a day of memories and fellowship. The ACHS Alumni Luncheon will be Saturday, May 25, 2019. The following class activities are planned: Classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1969, and 1974 will have lunch at 11:30 at the high school and meet in the HS afterwards. 1969 – 2:00 at the Depot. Other classes ending in 4 or 9 reunions are unknown at press time. Call your class President. Luncheon reservations are $12. Mail them to Patti Purvis Young x86, 101 E 3rd St., ACMO 64724. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and dinner will be $18 at door. Reservations help to have sufficient food and seating arrangements by class. Class pictures will be taken at noon time by Bartz Photography. Deaths since May, 2018 and general questions should be reported to Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857; 1704 NE County Road 14963, Montrose, MO 64770 or acmolampkin@yahoo.com. Remember contributions to the Scholarship Fund create a legacy for future generations.

As preparations for the ACHS Alumni meeting May 25, 2019 continue, they have lost current contract with the following alumni: 1940 Mary Dixon Smith, 1941 Phylis Galbreath Younts, 1942 Connie Sharp Garren, 1943 Marion Bourland Ford, 1945 Helen Garey Webb, 1946 Willa Vanwigger Allen, 1947 J.D. Bock, 1949 Dorothy Link Campbell, Clyde Lawson, Audrie Johnson Hough, 1950 Zelma Gerke Normandean, 1959 Shirley Snyder Pierce, 1968 Dawn Michelle, 1969 Mary Graves Pool. Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated. Call 660-476-5857 or email acmolampkin@yahoo.com if you can help.

This year’s honored ACHS 50 year class is the class of 1969. Their class picture is now hanging in the Farm House Restaurant. Other photos are the honored classes of 1964, 1959 and 1954. These class composites, which hung in the old high school hallways, are now stored at the Appleton City Museum. Appreciation is extended to Farm House for displaying the pictures.

Myers Cemetery meeting in the Pleasant Ridge Community will be Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. Please pickup faded arrangements and use non-breakable containers. Contributions may be mailed to Gina Raybourn, 708 N. Poplar, Appleton City, MO 64724.

The 27th annual Montrose Festival, the “Die-Hard Fans For Decades”, is May 24 – 26. Friday evening will be the Old Timers baseball game at the park as well as the Kids Run at 8:15 p.m., Glow Run 5K at 9:00 p.m. and Montrose Mile at 10:00 p.m.. Saturday will start with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the VFW and lunch at 10:00. The 15h annual car show begins at 9:00 a.m., bake sale at 9:00 a.m., vendors, concession stands (walking tacos, ice cream, and snow cones) and more. The diaper derby and toddler swimsuit shows start at 9:00 ($2 entry fee). For the kids, Sprinkles the clown will be back, as well as bounce houses, inflatables, petting zoo, train rides, Ted E. Bears Toy Factory and kids games. 

The announcement of this year’s Home Town Hero is at 12:50. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m. with registration at the Montrose High School. Following the parade will the annual Fried Chicken Dinner 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. a kids scavenger hunt, chicken drop and Museum open after the parade. The Scavenger Hunt starts at 2:30 p.m. and Corn Hole 3:30 p.m. For your evening pleasure, DJ Garrett Hilte will be rocking the night away starting at 9:00 p.m. The gutter party breakfast starts at 11:00 p.m. On Sunday, softball starts at noon. There will be beer olympics and music at 5:00 p.m. and DJ Garrett Hilte in the evening. If you have general questions, call Misty at 660-492-2975, Baby Show, call Connie at 492-9439 (text), Glow Run, Montrose Mile and softball, call Amber at 660-492-0523, Old Timer’s Baseball, call Andy at 660-492-0205, Car Show, call Kaleb at 660-693-4580 and Baking Contest, call Mary 816-674-1931. For updates for events, go their facebook page at “Montrose Missouri Festival”.

The AC Fair will be June 6-8 in the evenings. The theme is “A Salute to Volunteers”. To be listed in the newspaper as a Proud Sponsor and for booth listings, forms should be submitted before May 20. News print copies will be submitted that week. Proud Sponsor and booth forms are available at City Hall. You can keep up on Facebook at Appleton City MO Fair 2019. If you have questions, contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or acmolampkin@yahoo.com 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

AC Dog Jog is a 5K walk/run on June 15 at Forest Park in Appleton City. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. This event is being organized by “Caringby7”, Olivia Engeman, Natalie Nitchals, Kaylee O’Farrell, Olivia Dowell, Hallie Harkrader, Kinley Helwig and Kaylee Mott, a group of local 5th/6th grade friends just wanting to make a difference. Funds raised will go to House Of Hound, a non-kill animal shelter located in Butler, MO. House of Hound is a small rural shelter, yet they have saved over 1000 dogs since starting 2014. More information can be found on their Facebook event page “AC Dog Jog”. They are currently looking for both runners and sponsors. Registration and donation forms can be found on their event page or at H&E Vet Clinic.

OATS BUS schedule for the week of May 20: St Clair County to Bolivar May 21, St Clair County to Clinton May 23. For those that live in St Clair County wishing to ride the OATS Bus please call John at 417-309-3464, Julia at 417-309-3463, in the Lowry City area call Heidi Carden at 417-309-0146. Need a ride, call on OATS. Available to everyone (not “just” Seniors/Disabled) 24 hour reservations advance reservation required. Donation per stop is suggested. OATS is a door to door, shared ride service; all vans are equipped with ramps and helpful drivers!

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for May, 2019. Call 660-476-2111, ext. 5257 for appointments: May 16 – Urology – Dr. Boullier, May 20 – Rheumatology–Dr. Latinis, May 24 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, May 28 – Ortho – Dr. Gray.

The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital. The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project. The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project. They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies. Recognition will be given for all contributions. For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.