Appleton City Little Apple News

The City of Appleton City will hold another town hall meeting 6:00 p.m. October 26 at the Park Building, to discuss the proposed revenue bond for the combined waterworks and sewer system. On the November 202 ballot, there will be a $4,000,000 bond issue for the combined waterworks and sewer system. This entails borrowing the $4 million to clean, fix and improve the current systems, which includes cleaning fixing and maintaining the lagoon, which has not been upgraded in over 40 years and is out of compliance through DNR. If it is not brought to compliance, DNR can fine the City up to $10,000 per day until compliance is reached. The bond must pass in order to receive the loan. Funds may be available from ARPA, but the bond must be in place to facilitate the loan process.

There will be a Halloween Parade on Saturday October 29. If you want to participate in the parade, line up is at 3:45 p.m. in the Elementary School parking lot. The parade starts at 4:00 and it ends in the Park. For any questions, call or text Lyndsi at 660 464 2575.

GFWC-Achievers will host Halloween in the Park 5:00-6:30 p.m. October 31. Costume judging begins at 5:30 p.m. There will be free hot dogs.

Appleton City Church of God Trunk or Treat will be October 31 6:00 p.m. until the treats are gone.

First Christian Church will have hot dogs and fish pond treats starting at 6:00 p.m. at the shelter.

First Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00 p.m. or until the treats are gone.

Montrose Trunk or Treat will be 6:00-8:00 Monday, October 31. The Halloween parade starts at 6:00 and goes down Missouri Ave with the Trunk or Treat following the parade, lining both sides of Missouri Ave. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for individual and theme/group costume

A trophy will go to the favorite trunk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is sponsored by Montrose Booster Club & Festival Committee.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27 in the Out Patient hallway of the hospital Everyone is welcome to shop for birthday and early Christmas gifts with their big selection of books, electronics, household items, kids toys, games and keepsakes. There will be many ways to pay.

St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. Annual meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 at Top of the World Barn. The speaker will be Bruce Mershon and the DJ will be Mark Stewart. Please RSVP to Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259 by November 1, 2022.

Coy Stephan, a member of the Appleton City FFA chapter in Appleton City, MO, will be on stage and in the spotlight October 26-29 during the 2022 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Stephan, a Junior at Appleton City and the Son of Matt and Jessica Stephan, has been selected to perform in the National FFA Talent Competition. Stephan will perform on stage and bring excitement and spirit to the convention and expo. Only 30 acts from throughout the country have been chosen to perform during general sessions, meal functions and receptions of the National Convention.

The 17th Annual Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 5 in downtown Rockville, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy Kickin’ Chicken, brisket, and pulled pork from the Appleton City FFA BBQ Team, along with a variety of sides and other goodies. Raffle will be held during the meal (tickets are available now at Seider One Stop in Rockville, or from Board members; $1 per ticket or $5 or six tickets) with a number of fine prizes that is still growing. Free will donations are accepted for the Fire Department.

The Hudson R-IX chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5. They have a lot of great raffle prizes plus great silent auction items. Meal tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. You may buy tickets that night or purchase them from a Hudson R-IX student prior to the supper.

You are invited to the GFWC-Jr Achievers 42nd annual Auction 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 14 in the Commons Area in the west end of the AC High School Building. The Auction will feature gift baskets, baked goods and more. Colonel, Jack Fennewald will be the auctioneer. There will be complimentary refreshments, including “homemade pie”. Proceeds will benefit Missouri Girls Town and local projects.

Montrose High School Class of 2026 will host a deer hunters breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. November 12 in the High School Cafeteria. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, eggs and coffee juice and milk. A freewill donation will be accepted.

Appleton City Landmarks will open the M.K.T. Depot on Saturday December 3, 9:00 to 2:00 for the Christmas in the County Craft show. They have room for 10 crafters to display their handmade items. To reserve a booth, contact Patty Bartz with the type of item you will sell and contact information. You can call 660 598 4151 (leave a message) or email (craft show in subject line).

The SW MO Beef Cattle Improvement Association will hold the 100th SW MO All Breeds Performance Tested Bull Sale at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, MO 7:00 p.m. October 31. If cattle producers have questions or want to learn more about EPDs MU Extension Livestock Field Specialists will provide an educational session prior to the sale at 5:30 p.m. in the sale arena titled “Buying Bulls by the Numbers.” There are 49 bulls in the sale offering. Sale catalogs are available online at For information on the sale and online bidding, contact sale manager Phoebe Wiles at 417-293-8002 or by email at


Oct 26 City of Appleton City town hall meeting 6:00 p.m. at the Park Building.

Oct 27 Collective Goods Book Fair 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Ellett Memorial Hospital

Oct 29 Halloween Parade lineup 3:45 p.m. at the School

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