Little Apple Appleton City News

Come join the first ever Rural Community Connection Network 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at 4th Street Fika in AC. When you’re from the country, you often conduct business and serve in more than one town, so let’s get to know our neighbors. If you are a business owner, civic leader, have a heart for your community in any way at all, or if you want to get to know your neighbors, join the fun. The event is free to attend. 4th Street Fika drinks will be available to purchase. Networking (aka visiting) starts at 6:30. There will be a small presentation at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting, will be in another area town. Questions or comments can be sent by direct message on social media to Rondle Dines or email

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.

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.

Ellett Memorial Hospital will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast o all veterans and spouses in appreciation for their service to our country 7:00-9:30 a.m. Friday, November 11 in the EMH dining room.

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.

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, November 13 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up. A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

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).

Larry Stites will host free talks with question and answer sessions on current events with historical perspectives 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evenings at the Lowry City Civic Center meeting room (the old gym kitchen area) next to City Hall, 406 W. 4th St, Lowry City, MO 64763. The next meeting is scheduled for November 15. (Adults only, please.) For more information, call 619-876-2703 or email at

October 27 was the 29th anniversary of “The Little Apple”, which began in 1993 by the A. C. Economic Development as way of informing residents of news and events sponsored by area businesses and organizations. Items of a clearly personal nature, such as birthdays, anniversaries, awards (not group sponsored), personal sales and the like are not accepted for publication. The Appleton City Industrial Development Committee would like to thank the citizens of the area for their support over the last 29 years. They would also like to thank the volunteers who help make this newsletter possible. Community First Bank and their employees who photocopy the issues each and every week and the many contributors who have donated the funds to purchase the paper it is printed on. We would especially like to offer special thanks to the volunteers who collate and deliver the Apple each week. The Little Apple is truly a worldwide newsletter, being sent by email to people interested in A. C. all over the world. If you would like to subscribe to the Little Apple by email, please send your email address to If you are willing to donate a few hours of your time each month to help with distributing this newsletter, please contact Dr. Don Payton at 660-476-2197.

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6. Remember to set your clocks back one hour. Fire Departments also recommend that it is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.


Nov 5 Rockville Fire Department Fundraiser in downtown Rockville, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Nov 5 Hudson R-IX chili/chicken noodle soup supper will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nov 6 Daylight Savings Time ends. Remember to set your clocks back one hour


Nov 10 Rural Community Connection Network 6:30 p.m. at 4th Street Fika Coffee Shop

Nov 11 VETERANS DAY (Government offices and banks closed)

Nov 12 Montrose High School Class of 2026 deer hunters breakfast 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria

Nov 13 Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Knights Hall in Montrose

Nov 14 GFWC-Jr Achievers 42nd annual Auction 6:00 p.m. in the Commons Area of the AC High School Building