Little Apple News from Appleton City

Volunteers are needed for the Yellow Rose Day at the Appleton City Cemetery. After numerous years of service founder, Dean Ellis, is passing the torch of the Yellow Rose Day to the residents of the Appleton City area so 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 23, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., with a rain date of Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 9:00 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.

In order for the people in this area to meet with each other and establish a social club, “The Appleton City Over 50 Social Club” will meet at noon Wednesday, May 18 the Social Hall of United Trinity Methodist Church at 214 E. 3rd St. An organizational meeting will follow with a focus on promoting community, friendship and outside activities. For questions, call Stephanie at 660-207-2423 or Rose at 660-476-2157.

The Appleton City Museum, 503 N. Maple, one block north of caution light, is open for its 19th summer season. Visiting hours are from 1:30-4:30 every Friday afternoon and the first Saturday of each month May through September. They hope you will make the museum a place to visit this year. Encourage children, family members and friends to step back into time at the Appleton City Museum. 

As growing season begins, University of Missouri Extension’s weekly Garden Hour returns to its noon slot on Wednesdays. MU Extension specialists address lawn, garden, disease and insect questions during the free hour long virtual sessions. Listeners receive a weather report from MU Extension climatologist Pat Guinan and hear brief sessions on timely gardening topics. Horticulturists answer submitted and live questions from participants. They also cover timely topics for the season. Pictures are always welcome and can help them in identifying problems. To register for the virtual event and/or ask a gardening question, go to halls. Sessions are held via Zoom, as well as live streamed at, where recordings of past sessions are also available. You can sign up for the Garden Spade, a free monthly gardening e-newsletter, at                     

The ACHS Senior class panels are at Farm House Restaurant to honor this year’s special anniversary years.  Included are the classes 1972, 1962, 1957 and 1952.  Stop by to see who you recognize and who you may have forgotten. 

The Appleton City Class of ’82 will be celebrating their 40th reunion at noon June 4, 2022, at the Chris Green home, 1464 SE County Road 15305, Appleton City.  Bring a side to share at lunch. Meat, tableware and water will be provided. 

Applications are currently being accepted for an Elementary Personal Aide/Paraprofessional and for a RootEd Advisor position. Please fill out a support staff application on the district website at or contact Karen in Central Office. For information, contact Sarah Miller at 660-476-2161 or email

Ellett Memorial Hospital offers outpatient specialist services for May and June.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments May 25 – Ophthalmology–Dr. Soni, May 25–Ortho-Dr. Gray, May 26-Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, June 1– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, June 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, June 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,     June 9 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, June 10– Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 16 – Podiatry- Pending, June 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, June 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, June 23 – Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.                         

Ag producers who need to obtain or renew a private pesticide applicator license can attend one of the following on-line training sessions provided through University of Missouri Extension.  This class also completes the EPA worker protection training program for ag employees who handle pesticides.  Pre-registration is required.  If you have questions or need more information, contact Pat Miller, agronomy specialist, at 417-448-2560.  Classes are currently scheduled as follows: On-line private pesticide applicator trainings: May 20, May 25, May 31  Private Pesticide Applicator Training – Online – Hosted by Patricia Miller | MU Extension (, June 17  Private Pesticide Applicator Training – Online – Hosted by Anthony Ohmes | MU Extension (

University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all. 

Historical Hysteria Days in El Dorado Springs will be Saturday, June 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They plan for a day of fun and educational filled entertainment for the entire family. There will be antique tractors on Spring Street and roaming characters in costume from various historical years. Animals will also be available for children to see.  Clintonville Masonic Lodge will serve breakfast and lunch and Preserve Our Past Society will have homemade pies and cobblers available.  Old time fiddlers, cowboy poetry and old time music and dancing exhibitions will be offered for entertainment. Vendors and booths will be set up for your shopping experience. If you are interested in being a participant in the fiddler’s contest, being a vendor, or bringing your tractor; please contact Paula Newman at 417-296-5990.  This event is sponsored by the Wayside Inn Museum, Preserve Our Past Society. 

ACHS Alumni are invited to the Rockville Bar May 27 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight to hear Overload Band, featuring Mike Longhofer, Kelly Neiman, Aaron Neiman and Larry Swisher.


May 18   “The Appleton City Over 50 Social Club” meeting noon in the Social Hall of United Trinity Methodist Church at 214 E. 3rd St.

May 23   Yellow Rose Day at the Appleton City Cemetery 9:00 a.m.