Appleton City News

October 19, 2022

A delicious hot baked potato lunch will be served Wednesday, October 19 at the Appleton City M.K.&T Railroad Depot from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The large baked potatoes will be served with your choice of toppings of chili, broccoli, cheese, bacon and sour cream.  Drink and a serving of homemade cake are included for only $8.  Come and visit as you enjoy your meal in the Depot or carryout will be available.  All profits will be used by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration for maintenance of the 1870 M.K.&T Depot, Old 1870 Library and Museum Complex.

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. 

Everyone is invited to the Appleton City Church of God, 401 East 1st Street, Appleton City, Missouri for their revival services.  Steve Elsey will speak on: “What does a life pleasing to God look like?” and “Marks of a Mature Christian”. Special Music will be provided by The Dunlap Family. Services will be 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday October 23 and 7:00 p.m. October 24- 26.  Enjoy food and fellowship after services.

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 Club 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

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.

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. 

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.

CHS Head Start Appleton City is now enrolling for pregnant women and children aged birth to 5 years for home based and center based services in St. Clair County.  For more information please call 660-620-0639, email or apply online at

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.

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).

Ellett Memorial Hospital outpatient specialist services for October. Call 660-476-2111 for appointment: Oct. 19– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Oct.20 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Oct. 26 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Oct. 26 – Ortho-Dr. Gray       

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 and the breed makeup is as follows: 39 Angus, 2 Red Angus, 2 Hereford, and 6 Simmental/Sim-Angus. Buyers can purchase at this sale knowing each bull has some EPD strengths. In addition, the bulls have been genomic tested so that improves the accuracy or reliability of the EPDs. The sale requirements state that to qualify for the sale, bulls must have EPDs that are above average for their breed in three of six EPDs. Those EPDs are: calving ease direct, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling and ribeye area. Sale catalogs are available online at For more information on the sale and online bidding contact sale manager Phoebe Wiles at 417-293-8002 or by email at


Oct 19         ACLR Baked Potato Luncheon 11:00 – 1:00 at the Depot

Oct 23-26     Revival at AC Church of God

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