Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Little Apple: News from Appleton City

 The GFWC-Achievers 43rd Auction will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday November 13 in the ACHS West Building commons area in Appleton City.  You will find gift baskets, baked goods, great gift ideas, door prizes and a chance to win the jackpot in the 50/50 drawing.  Col. Jack Fennewald will be the auctioneer/entertainer. If you are looking for an evening of fun, come join them. Homemade pie will be served.  Everyone is welcome.


Meet Me On Main Shop and Stroll on second Wednesdays, will take place November 8 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The following businesses will be open extended hours for your convenience: Jina’s Junque, Rural Roots, 3 Wishes, Cork & Keg, Bluebird Lounge and the Appleton City Library.


Ellett Memorial Hospital and Appleton City Rural Health Clinic will honor our Veterans and their spouses for Veteran's Day on Friday, November 10. The EMH staff will serve a biscuit and gravy breakfast in the dining room from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.  


The monthly Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at the Appleton City Church of God will be 7:00 a.m. on Saturday November 11.  All the men of the community are invited to join them for a time of great food and fellowship. Steve Elsey will have a short devotional. 


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, November 12 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


The Montrose VFW Post 8820 Annual Fry will be held 6:00 p.m. November 10 at the Montrose VFW Hall. The menu includes fried fish, mountain oysters, cole slaw, baked beans, homestyle fries, hush puppies and dessert.  Drinks will be extra.  Adults are $15, children 6-12 $10, children 5 and under are free with an adult. Takeout is available. There will also be gun and crossbow raffles this year. Everyone is welcome.


On November 11, the Montrose Class of 2026 will host a Deer Hunters Breakfast from 5:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Montrose School cafeteria.  The menu is biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, homemade cinnamon rolls and drinks.  Free will donation will be accepted.  Also, the Montrose Class of 2024 will be hosting a Holiday Mart that will be held in the Montrose School gym beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m.  Come and see all the creative vendors.  If you are interested in having a booth, the cost is $40.  Contact Jenny Rohaus at 660-351-2465.  It's a great time to get some early Christmas shopping done.  The Montrose class of 2024 will also have a bake sale. While you're shopping, you can enjoy some lunch 11:00-2:00 p.m.  sponsored by the Montrose Class of 2025.  The menu is soup/chili, grilled cheese, apple slices/caramel.  A freewill donation will be appreciated. The Montrose Class of 2026 is selling raffle tickets for a set of handmade cornhole boards and bags through November 11.  Tickets cost $10 ea. or 3 for $25.  Drawing will be held at 2:00 p.m. during the Holiday Mart at Montrose School.  No need to be present to win. 


The St. Clair County Democrats will offer baked goodies and more 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or until sold out Saturday, November 18 at Food Fair.


The Montrose Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Germantown Turkey Shoot on Sunday November 26, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field. Tickets are $3.00 each and advance sale tickets will enter the purchaser into a drawing for prizes. There will be a youth shoot every hour. Tickets are available in Appleton City at Dr. Payton’s office, Fennewald Plumbing or any Knights members.


December 2, the MKT Depot will be open for the Christmas in the County Craft Show. Celebrate the start of the Christmas season by picking up hand crafted items from local artists, candy makers and bakers.  Several booth spaces are available. They would be glad to have you join them.  Contact Patty Bartz by email at [email protected] with Depot craft show in subject line.  She will reply back or mail you an application. To coordinate all events including open houses, food events, activities please contact Susan at [email protected] no later than November 15. The Depot craft show is sponsored by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration, Inc.


Many factors have led to a limited expensive forage supply for cattle producers to carry their cattle through the winter.  Supplementation strategies may be expensive, so efficient use of hay and supplements to meet cattle nutrient needs is important to profitability of a cattle operation.  Pastures have really been stressed the last two years and it is likely that renovation may be taking place in the future to build a better forage base for cattle in the coming years. There may be management strategies that can be implemented this winter to begin renovation or build back the forage base that has been lost the last two years. MU Extension wants to provide two educational sessions to cattle producers and farmers to help them to manage their cattle and pastures through the winter months to be successful in the coming years. MU Extension Field Specialists Patrick Davis and Hunter Lovewell will hold meetings to address these topics: November 28 6:00 p. m. at Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada, MO and November 30 6:00 p. m. at Stockton High School Ag Classroom.  There will be a meal at each of these meetings, paid for by donations from FCS Financial and Mid-MO Bank.  The same information will be covered at each of the meetings, so sign up for the one that best fits your schedule. Sign up for the meeting online at  Also, you can sign up for the Nevada meeting at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560 or the Stockton meeting at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.  To attend and to get a proper head count for these free meetings register by November 24.  For all other questions contact Davis at (417) 276-3313 or email at [email protected].



Nov 8     Meet Me On Main Street shopping 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Nov 10   Veterans Day and activities (Banks and government offices closed)

Nov 10   Montrose VFW Fry 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Montrose

Nov 11   Breakfast, holiday mart, bake sale, raffle and lunch at Montrose High School

Nov 12   Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knights Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Nov 13   GFWC-Achievers 43rd Auction 6:30 p.m. in the ACHS West Building commons area

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