The Little Apple

Vol 28 no 47

                                                                                                       November 25, 2020

City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 – 27 for Thanksgiving.

Trash pick up the week of Thanksgiving will be on Friday morning November 27. Please have your trash carts to the curb no later than 7:00 a.m.

The Appleton City Public Library will remain closed until at least December 1. When the facility does reopen, it will likely have modified hours at first. The library recommends that you call before coming in to make sure it is open. The phone number is (660) 476-5513. Also, the library encourages all patrons to wear masks while inside the building.

December 5, Appleton City Landmarks Restoration will celebrate Christmas in the County with a Craft Show in the M.K.T, Depot.  Your favorite crafters will be present 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 to open the Christmas season. Tammy Rapp & Julie Cooper will have an assortment of candies, Jina Hill with repurposed items, Christmas wreaths & arrangements plus other items, Tom Holt with his wood creations, Margie Siegismund’s handmade rugs and Mary Miller’s Sunrise Bakery pies, breads, noodles & candies. A. C. Landmarks will have the 2020 150th History book, the A.C. Journal Bits and Pieces books, plus other AC souvenir items.

There WILL be a Christmas parade. The theme is ‘A Very COVID Christmas!’ It will begin at 4:00 p.m. December 5 at Forest Park.  Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and wear Christmas themed masks.  There will be a small prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  The parade will end back at Forest Park and feature the annual lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree, to take place at approximately 4:50 p.m.

Appleton City High School will sponsor a drive through Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner December 9, 2020. With COVID precautions in place, ACHS wants to keep tradition alive for their annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner. Come through the circle drive to get a to-go traditional Christmas meal from the ACHS students. Meals will start being served at noon. Please RSVP to 660-476-2161 by November 27.

Sesquicentennial Souvenirs would make great Christmas gifts for all ages. They can be purchased from committee members or at Community First Bank. Orders may be placed for pickup at the bank. Call or text Denice at 660-492-3180 or email

FarmHouse Kitchen and Sumo’s Pub will be closed November 26 through November 30.  They will open for normal hours December 1.

The annual Knights of Columbus Germantown Turkey Shoot has been cancelled for 2020.  They are also cancelling their monthly pancake and sausage breakfasts until further notice.

ACHS FBLA would like to say that they are thankful for the opportunity to assist the VFW in their annual Turkey Dinner and their very generous donation to their organization which will be used for scholarships for the students in the future.  They had several students assist in serving with the VFW members and look forward to helping in the future to continue this community tradition.  They are grateful for the support that they receive every year from the community and would like to thank all the members of the community for supporting FBLA and students.  The organization could not thrive without the community support that they receive and it is their hope that they continue to receive such wonderful support as they provide support and education of future business leaders of tomorrow. They feel sometimes they do not have the opportunity to let members of the community know how much that they mean to the FBLA. At this time when they reflect on what they are thankful for, they want the community to know how much their support means to them.  They know that this year has presented many challenges. They appreciate everyone that came out and supported the VFW and our FBLA members. They look forward to helping to make a difference in the community in the future.

University of Missouri Extension offers a one-evening Zoom class on horse nutrition on December 3. Proper nutrition is vital to the 85,000 head of horses and ponies owned by Missouri residents.  As well as bringing enjoyment to its owners, Missouri’s horse industry contributes significantly to the economic health of the state, through activities such as trail rides, rodeos, races, show competitions, and hunting. MU Extension agronomist Pat Miller will cover establishment, grazing and management of forages. Extension livestock field specialist Elizabeth Pickering will focus on forage quality, hay needs and testing, and feeding strategies. Marci Crosby, MU Equine program coordinator will give an overview of equine nutrition and strategies for grain selection. The class begins at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3. Register at by December 1. Handouts will be e-mailed before the class. You may also contact Miller at 417-448-2560.

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Nov 26     THANKSGIVING DAY     

Nov 27     Trash pickup in Appleton City

Dec 5        Christmas in the Country activities

Dec 9        Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner at ACHS