Appleton City Little Apple News

May 10, 2023

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday May 13.  All the men of the community are invited to join for a time of great food and fellowship.   Jeff Dunlap will have a short devotional. 

Appleton City Worship Center invites everyone to Family Day In the Park, 2:00-6:00 p.m. May 13.  They will have a bouncy hose for the kids as well as hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, music and fellowship with a special Mother’s Day raffle for all Moms (must be present to win).

The Knights of Columbus will have a breakfast buffet with their pancake and sausage plus eggs and potatoes, coffee, juice or milk at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Sunday May 14 (Mother’s Day).  Treat your mother and other important ladies in your life to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated.

The Appleton City Museum is open every Friday 1:30-4:30 through September 29. The Museum will also be open on the first Saturday of each month from 1:30-3:30. If these times are not convenient, an appointment may be made by calling Patty at 660-598-4151 or Susan 660-476-5579.

It is time to renew annual memberships to the Appleton City Museum.  The Museum operates solely on donations, memberships, fundraising lunches and interest from an endowment.  Please consider a new membership or renewal at $15 individual, $25 family or $500 lifetime membership.

The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023 with a noon meal/meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend.  Reservations of $14 may be mailed to Patti Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St, ACMO 64724. It will be $20 at the door.  Lunch reservation deadline is May 13.   If you are aware of any alumni deaths since last May, please call 660-476-5857 or

ACHS Class reunion schedules at this time: May 27 – 11:30 lunch at High School 1953, 1958, 1963, 1972, afterward 1958 will gather at Farmhouse and 1973 at Dennis Ray’s, 1993 -11:30 AC Park building,  2008 – City Lake,  2018 – May 20 at Olivia Heiman’s.

Golden Apples Over 50 Social Club will meet 5:00 p.m. at the Park Building Thursday, May 11 for a chicken dinner to celebrate Mothers Day.  There is no charge for your meal or bingo, as they are working with grants and donations.  If you have questions, call Rose at 660-476-2157 or Patty at 660-207-9026.

A fish fry benefit fundraiser will be held 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. May 12 at the Fair Haven Park on Hwy C, 8 miles north of Walker, MO. The menu includes fried fish and hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw and homemade bread and butter.  Freshly cranked ice cream and homemade pies (baked by the community ladies) will be served for dessert. A freewill donation will benefit Stoney Creek, Walnut Creek and Shady Lawn Schools. 

The Yellow Rose Day is coming so residents of the Appleton City area your support is needed in placing the over 2000 yellow silk rosebuds on the oldest graves in the Appleton City Cemetery in time for Memorial Day.  Roses will be placed on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 8:30 a.m., with a rain date of Tuesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m.  All individuals, families, clubs or groups are welcome. For information contact: Kathy Gengler, 660-492-7065, Pam Bartz, 417-321-4177, Donald Yoss, 660-492-7218 or City Hall, 476-2631.

The Rivers Crossing Life Center, the senior center that serves St. Clair County, recently received a capacity-building grant as part of the Ozarks Food Harvest’s $1 million investment in agency infrastructure in southwest Missouri.  The center that serves people 60 and older in Osceola and St. Clair County, will receive $450 for the purchase of new thermal food transportation bags and $2,000 to purchase foods through the Ozarks Food Harvest.

This grant will be a blessing as they serve adults 60 and older in St. Clair County with hot meals served in the dining room four days a week and meals delivered to the homes of qualified seniors.

As we come out of the drought of 2022, we begin to look at what forages survived, as well as which did not and what we might be looking at for the reestablishment of grazing systems in the near future. Join the MU Extension Office as they look at the most common forages adapted to southwest Missouri, the advantages of each, and how they might be established as the year moves forward.  The facilitator for this program is Terry Halleran, MU Extension Agronomist. This free program, provide by your local MU Extension office, will be 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at the First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut Street in Osceola.  Contact the MU Extension office in Osceola to register at 417-646-2419. For more information e-mail or call 417 745 6767 (Hickory County Extension).

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for May, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. May. 12 -Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 15 -Rheumatology-Dr. John, May 17 –Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, May 18 – Podiatry-Dr. Pace, May 24 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 24–Ophthalmology–Dr. Soni.


May 10    Ellett Memorial Hospital and AC Rural Health Clinic Community Appreciation Day, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

May 11    AC Schools Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

May 11    Hudson R-IX 8th Grade Graduation at 7:00 p.m.

May 12    Hudson R-IX Awards Assembly at 9:00 a.m./Last Day

May 13    Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God 7:00 a.m.

May 14    MOTHER’S DAY

May 14    Knights of Columbus breakfast buffet at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

May 14    ACHS Graduation 2:00 p.m.

May 16    AC Elementary Fine Arts Festival 6:00 p.m.