Appleton City Little Apple News

January 11, 2023

Please license and register your pet at AC City Hall.  The cost is $5.00 per pet and you need proof of current rabies vaccination.

AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels January 11.  Food Fair receipts need to be from August, 2022 to the present.  If they are older, they cannot be submitted.  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 Wednesday, January 11. This on-going fundraiser raises a substantial amount of money for PTO to use for the children’s classroom trips and teacher requests for supplies. 

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship. Jerry Johannigmeier will have a short devotional. 

The AC School District is excited to host a Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. February 9, 2023 at the Appleton City High School, 408 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO 64724. (In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled to February 13.)  Right now, 11 schools are planning to attend to meet and network with individuals interested in becoming teachers or working in a school setting. More schools may be added closer to the event. Please make plans to attend this event and meet/network with area school districts. Districts across the area are looking for teachers, counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, and more. Dinner will be catered by the Appleton City BBQ Team. Please RSVP for the event by February 2 by contacting Sarah Miller, Appleton City Superintendent at 660-476-5141 or by email at

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 on April 2 so they must have your entry by March 31, 2021.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 11 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan. 13 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan. 18– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan 19 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Jan 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 25 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni                        

The Department of Economic Development (DED) encourages all Missourians to participate in the FCC’s broadband map challenge opportunity as its Office of Broadband Development works to expand access to high-speed internet statewide. The challenge opportunity will identify errors in the new FCC maps that would prevent Missouri from receiving its full share of funding through the upcoming Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Errors could relate to physical locations or types of internet service availability. To ensure coverage for homes, businesses, and communities is accurately represented, any citizen can participate. All challenges submitted prior to January 13, 2023, will be considered. Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA). The state will use BEAD funding for its Connecting All Missourians initiative, which aims to provide high-quality internet statewide. Go to and check the FCC map to see if you’re listed correctly. A direct link is: To assist individuals with challenge submissions, guidance is available from the Office of Broadband Development or at any local University of Missouri Extension office. Resources, including an instructional video, how-to document, and FAQs, are available at

Missouri ag producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted-use pesticides can attend an on-line Zoom class or attend an in-person class. Producers can attend any of the Zoom classes taught by MU specialists across the state.  These can be found at:  Below is the list of trainings that will be taught by Pat Miller, MU Extension Agronomy Specialist: January 17 at 2 p.m. First Baptist Church, 505 Walnut, Osceola. Register by 1/13 at 417-646-2419, January 18 at 10 a.m. Bates County Health Department, 501 N Orange, Butler. Register by 1/16 at 660-679-4167, January 18 at 2 p.m.  Bates County Health Department, 501 N Orange, Butler. Register by 1/16 at 660-679-4167, January 19 10 a.m. Extension Office, Courthouse Basement, 302 S. Main Street, Carthage. Register by 1/16 at 417-358-2158, January 19 2 p.m. Extension Office, Courthouse Basement, 302 S. Main Street, Carthage. Register by 1/16 at 417-358-2158.  Online registration can be found at:  In case of bad weather or illness the classes may be rescheduled so it is important to register so we can contact you if it is rescheduled.  Check e-mails and texts.  Keep in mind some offices may be closed during the holidays.  On-line Zoom classes will also be available if you don’t want to attend in-person.  Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a 2007 copy of manual (M87) with them or purchase one for $25 plus shipping at:  Allow time for shipping.  Your local Extension Center may have a few copies for sale. Producers who need to avoid public settings due to health reasons, can check with their local extension center for an in-office option.  This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for ag employees who handle pesticides.  Miller reminds producers that if their license expired in 2022 or earlier, they need to use the form for a new license instead of the one for recertification.  Please bring your license number to the class. If ag producers have questions or need more information, contact Pat Miller, agronomy specialist, at 417-448-2560 or 


Jan 9-14     41st Annual Appleton City Invitational Basketball Tournament

Jan 14        Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

Jan 16        Martin Luther King Day (Government offices, banks, etc. closed)