Appleton City News

May 3, 2023

AC Masonic Lodge will hold a fried chicken dinner 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday May 7 at the FarmHouse Kitchen.  Dine in or carry out.  Adult meals are $15, children 10 and under $8.  The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, hot roll and cookie, served with water, tea and coffee.

Treat yourself to a magical evening for live music and dinner 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Rustic Duck Art Gallery & Restaurant next to Lakeview by Sue barn venue. Enjoy juicy prime rib sandwiches and sides while Keith Ladd & Emmy Long serenade you with their acoustic duo. You can soak in the stunning view of the lake from the deck all while sipping on ice-cold beer, wine, or root beer. They will have carriage rides that night too. See for more details.

Ellett Memorial Hospital and AC Rural Health Clinic Community Appreciation Day, will be 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2023 or until they run out. They will have free pulled pork sandwiches, chips and water for curbside pickup at the front doors of the hospital.

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).

May is Beef Month. St. Clair County Cattlemen will have information and hold free drawings 9:00 a.m. – noon Saturday, May 6 at AC Food Fair, Carneys Supermarket of Osceola, and Buzz’s Market in Collins for: 2- $125 Beef Bundles, 2-Beef Logo Lawn Chairs and 1-Grill Set at each location.

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.

Golden Apples Over 50 Social Club will meet 5:00 p.m. at the Park Building Thursday, May 4 for a roast beef, potatoes and carrot dinner.  Bingo for prizes follows.  There is no charge for your meal or bingo, as they are working with grants and donations.  If you have questions, call Rose at 660-492-7610 or Patty at 660-207-9026.

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 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.   See the ad in the Journal this week.  Lunch reservation deadline is May 13.   If you are aware of any alumni deaths since last May, please call 660-476-5857 or

Summer Reading sign up is here. Every Monday in July, the Appleton City Public Library will hold two summer reading groups. Kids 10 and under will be welcome at 11:00 a.m., while those 10 and up can come at 2:00 p.m. that same day for a little more in-depth learning. Parents and guardians can sign up any time during normal business hours between now and June 20, or call the Library at (660) 476-5513 for more information.

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 our 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 us at or call us at 417 745 6767 (Hickory County Extension).

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. 

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for May, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. May 4–OB/GYN -Dr. Kallberg, May 10 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, 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 7      Masonic Lodge fried chicken dinner 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the FarmHouse Kitchen

May 7      Baccalaureate Service for the ACHS graduating class of 2023, 7:00 p.m. in the Appleton City School East Gym.

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

May 11    St. Clair Co Historical program, “Return to Vietnam” by Omar Hadsall, 7:00 p.m. 1 at the St. Clair Co Museum