The Little Apple

Vol 29 no 14

April 7, 2021

Unofficial election results from the St. Clair and Bates Co Clerks:

AC School Board: Thompson 29, Long 250, Hawkins 183, Bales 204, Morris 91, McClure 131

AC School Proposition: yes 278   no 223

The ACHS Senior Class is holding a Fried Tenderloin Sandwich sale, Sunday, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. It will be drive through only. They will be working out of the High School Commons Area. Please come to the back door and they will load you up!  Fried Tenderloin, chips and water for $8.00. Pre-orders will be accepted. You may email Joni Bollig at or leave a message at (417)309-3115.

The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10.  All the men of the community are invited to join us for a time of great food and fellowship.   Norman Black will have a short devotional. 

The BOGO Book Fair is at the AC School library through April 9 from 2:30-6:30. The back door (across from the elementary playground) will be open. Buy one get one for equal or less value for free. It is the best book fair of the year!

The AC FFA is holding their spring plant sale.  The FFA greenhouse is open for business 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Just stop by the Ag Building for assistance. Curbside delivery is available during these times as well if you would rather give them your order and they fill it for you. The FFA has garden vegetables and flowers for sale such as tomatoes, cabbage and peppers as well as potting flowers like petunias, annual vinca, impatiens and geraniums. Flowers and vegetables can be purchased as four or two packs, individuals or as hanging baskets. Photos and information about all the items available in the greenhouse are located on the school website as well as the Facebook pages.  Costs are $1/2 packs, $2/4 packs, $1/tomato plant, and $12/hanging basket or 3 hanging baskets for $30. For more information feel free to give Mrs. Leiber a call at 660-424-3668. Due to continued health concerns, only two people will be allowed in the greenhouse at a time, as well as they are requesting all payments be in check form to lower the contamination risks to all involved.  Please also follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing while in the greenhouse.

The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until May 1. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a Friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special name plate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – noon.

The A.C. Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 16 & 17. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall from March 29-April 13. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park (sold on a first come, first served basis) are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage & $10 for lawn permits. Permits cover both days & are also available at City Hall. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. For questions, please call Dianne Foster at 660-679-1125.

Countywide disposal will have 3 dumpsters out at the city barn for large item disposal April 20, 21, and 22.

Optimum cow pregnancy rate and calf crop percentage is important to profit potential of a beef cattle operation.  Cattle producers are urged to contact their veterinarian to conduct a BSE to ensure their bull is ready for the breeding season. MU Extension wants to educate cattle producers on other aspects of bull management in addition to the BSE so Davis will be working with local veterinarians and ZOETIS to conduct bull BSE clinics.  In addition to the BSE, Davis will educate cattle producers on bull body condition scoring (BCS) and foot scoring (FS), which are tools to access the energy and structural status of the bull.  “Bulls should be in a BCS of 6 as well as have an adequate FS for angle and claw set prior to the breeding season,” says Davis.  Davis will also educate cattle producers on utilization of expected progeny differences (EPDS) and genomic testing information to improve their cattle operation. “Giving booster vaccinations and treating for internal and external parasites at BSE time, ensures bulls are healthy and do not pass disease or parasite issues onto the cattle operation,” says Davis.  To that extent, the partnership with ZOETIS during the clinics may allow the veterinarian to provide these products to the bull owner at a reduced cost.  If you would like to participate in a Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinic on a date and location listed below contact the veterinary clinic listed to schedule your bull’s appointment. April 19 and 20 El Dorado Springs Veterinary Clinic, El Dorado Springs, Mo. (417) 876-5805 April and May by appointment Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic, Stockton, Mo. (417) 476-3060  “Whether you test your bulls through the BSE Clinic or with your local veterinarian, get them tested,” says Davis.  Since 2005, during southwest Mo. BSE Clinics approximately 10% of tested bulls fail the BSE.  Using bulls with poor fertility or structural problems hindering their ability to breed cows causes an excessive number of open cows, and less calves to sell which leads to reduce operation profit potential.  For more information on the Bull BSE Clinics contact myself at (417) 955-0287 or by email at     

ACHS Alumni meeting will be May 29, 2021 at 11:30 with a COVID safe school sack lunch. RESERVATIONS ONLY.  Mail $10/person and include all names and year to Patty Purvis Young x68, 101 E. 3rd St., Appleton City, MO 64724.  DEADLINE is May 15. For questions, call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or email


April 10     Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Church of God in AC 7:00 a.m.

April 11     Tenderloin sandwich sale 11:00 – 2:00 in the ACHS Commons Area back door

April 13     St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Assn. meeting 7:00 p.m. at Farmhouse Kitchen

April 16-17    AC Citywide Garage Sales