The Little Apple

Vol 28 no 43

                                                                                                          October 28, 2020

Safe Trick or Treat has been rescheduled to Friday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. at the Park Building.

Join the Appleton City Achievers in a spooky Halloween Costume Contest ONLINE! In lieu of Halloween in the Park (and due to Covid-19), the Achievers are asking parents of li’l goblins to post a photo of their costumed children on their Facebook page – Appleton City Achievers. ‘Like’ the page and post the photo WITHOUT a name – only the applicable age group. One little goblin per photo! Photos must be posted sometime on Halloween. Your photo will be assigned a number so winners can be notified by 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 2 on the Achievers’ Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place in each age group. Age groups are as follows: birth to age 2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12 and 13 up.

Church of God Holiness, 401 East 1st, Appleton City will have Trunk-or-Treat Halloween, October 31, 5:00 p.m. until treats are gone,  

First Christian Church will have hot dogs and treats starting at 5:00 p.m. at the shelter. You are invited to bring lawn chairs and watch.

First Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. or until the treats are gone.

Ellett Memorial Hospital is hosting a Collective Goods book fair on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Outpatient hallway.  There will be great shopping for books, gifts and gadgets for birthdays, Christmas and just because you like it items.

The St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet will be 6:30 p.m. November 7, 2020 at the Assembly of God Church. The speaker will be Dr. Scott Brown from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  RSVP to Lawanna at 660-492-7259 by Monday, November 2, 2020.     

Montrose Athletic Booster Club’s Kickin’ Chicken Fundraiser Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 14 from 5:00—8:30 (or until sold out) at Montrose High School—Curbside to go service ONLY.  The $10 cost per plate includes 2 pieces Perryman fried chicken (choice of white or dark meat), mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, and chocolate sheet cake. *Sorry NO Special Orders and NO Children’s Menu*.

Sesquicentennial Poster Contest guidelines are coming soon for children living in the Appleton City or Hudson School Districts and any adult who has ever resided within 15 miles of AC. Categories will include both free hand art and computer generated art. The art must be about “Appleton City Past or Present”. Everyone may participate by encouraging artists in the AC area to create and enter a poster. You can get guidelines and entry forms from school art teachers or call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. or email

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for November. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Nov 5 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Nov 6 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni,  Nov 11- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Vardakis    Nov 12– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Nov 12 –Podiatry, Dr. Dowell ,  Nov 13– Ortho-Dr. Gray,  Nov 18 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin,  Nov 25– Ortho-Dr. Gray.       

Appleton City High School will sponsor a drive through Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner December 9, 2020. With COVID precautions in place, ACHS wants to keep tradition alive for their annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner. Come through the circle drive to get a to-go traditional Christmas meal from the ACHS students. Meals will start being served at noon. Please RSVP to 660-476-2161 by November 27.

Information about Appleton City Landmarks Restoration can be found on the Visit Missouri website at

Plan to attend the upcoming Night Of Worship at the Osceola Assembly of God Church Sunday, November 8. Youth pastor Kenny Fergerson is inviting youth groups and individuals (parents are welcome to stay) from the surrounding area to join him and speaker Brad Keller as they bring a powerful, timely message to the youth. This will be a time of worship and revival. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and a light meal will be served from 4:30 to 5:30, followed by the praise and worship team and speaker. Safely measures will be in place. Masks are optional. RSVP is not required but helpful in planning for meal preparation. You can email with an RSVP or questions, or call 417-309-0400.  The Osceola Assembly of God Church is located right off of 13 Highway, north of Osceola, just to the north of Osceola Cheese.

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Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1.  Remember to set your clocks back one hour. Fire Departments also recommend that it is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.


Oct 29    Ellett Memorial Hospital hosting a Collective Goods book fair 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Outpatient hallway

Oct 30    Safe Trick or Treat 11:00 a.m. at the Park Building

Oct 31    Halloween and activities

Nov 1     Daylight Savings Time ends.  Set clocks back 1 hour

Nov 3     Election Day

Nov 7     Montrose Athletic Booster Club’s Kickin’ Chicken Fundraiser Dinner 5:00—8:30 (or until sold out) at Montrose High School

Archie Teens arrested

Two Archie male teens have just been apprehended by the Archie Police Department and charged with 2nd degree (felonious) burglary of the FFA building of the Archie School, on or about October 3rd.

After several weeks of extensive investigation by Archie Police Detectives, the case was presented to the Cass County Juvenile Court for filing of criminal charges, according to Archie Police Chief Gary Hacker.

Story Courtesy of Mid America Live