Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Little Apple News

 November 22, 2023


Due to Thanksgiving, all Thursday Countywide Disposal trash routes will be run on Friday. Please be sure to have your trash out by 5:00 a.m.


Montrose will light up Main Street and have their Christmas parade Saturday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m. The theme this year is "Miracle on Main Street” After the parade, please bring the kids over to the community building to watch a short Christmas movie, eat and decorate a cookie.


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.


AC’s 27th Annual Christmas in the Country will be Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Depot Craft Show, sponsored by AC Museum, will be 9:00-2:00 featuring: Tom Holt’s Custom Woodwork, The Candy Stop, Margie’s Hand Woven Rugs, Mary Miller’s Sunrise Bakery, The Woodcutter, Warren Rauscher, Michelle Berry’s Afghans etc., Laura’s Jewelry, Backwoods Creations, Gary Woodward, Kitty Likes, Jewelry Plus, Wayne Jones, Wood Crafts, Sandi Greufe, Home Made Aprons & Towel Scarves and AC Museum Historical Books and Souvenirs. Home tours will be 1:00-4:00 p.m. featuring the homes of David and Alex Hill and Micah and Emily Noble.  Tickets are $10 and available at the Depot from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Business open houses: 8-2 4th Street Fika, 8:00 Blue Bird Lounge- breakfast, drinks & snacks, 9-2 3 Wishes- live music, unique handcrafts, 9-5 Jina’s Junque-1 year anniversary featuring Pure Romance and Red Letter Craftworks, 9-2  Rural Roots- apparel & stocking stuffers, 9-2 Half Baked & Take- breads, candy popcorn, desserts, 10:30-9 Cork & Keg- adult cider and gift baskets and 4-7 Blue Bird Lounge- Christmas karaoke. Other events: Appleton City Library 9-2, Hudson Hustler’s 4-H Loaded Baked Potato Lunch 11-? Forest Park Building ($10 with dessert and drink pre-orders and carry-outs available), Live Nativity 12-5 First Baptist Church, 305 W. 5th St. (bring the kids, pet the animals weather permitting), Visits and photos with Santa 1:30 p.m. Forest Park Building, Candy Cane Hunt 2:00 p.m. Forest Park with special host, the Grinch, sponsored by Ellett Memorial Hospital


The AC Library will have a bake sale during Christmas in the Country December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until sold out.


The annual Senior Citizen’s dinner at AC Schools will be 12:00 p.m. December 7 in the AC Elementary Gym.  The doors will open at 11:30.  The menu will be a traditional turkey and ham dinner with sides and desserts.  Please RSVP by December 1 to 660-476-2118.


The AC/Montrose band is doing a pancake breakfast/open mic 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. December 9 in the AC elementary gym. They are trying to raise money to go to St. Louis. There is a contest at Six Flags they are going to perform at but they need money for hotel rooms, food, etc. If you would like to perform at the open mic or help with the pancake breakfast, please contact Dr. Yancey at [email protected]


Trinity United Methodist Church will have a dinner theater and Vesper Service with Communion at the manger with the animals December 10 at the Rustic Duck Restaurant.  The play, “The Christmas Story Upon Grandma’s Feather Bed”, will be offered with dinner furnished by Rustic Duck at 5:00 p.m. or the play only at 6:00 p.m. with balcony seating.  Tickets for the dinner theater are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 years old and under can be purchased at Rustic Duck Restaurant and TUMC.  The Christmas Vespers Service will follow the performance.


The ACHS FCCLA will sponsor a blood drive 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 18 in the Elementary Gym.  Appointments are preferred.  Book your appointment at  Enter Group Code: KCZ6.  For more details, contact Dallas Gutshall at 660-476-2161 or [email protected]


If you are looking for a novel gift for someone the Appleton City area, AC Chamber Bucks might be worth checking out.  The Bucks are issued in $10, $15 and $25 denominations and can be used like cash at most Appleton City business establishments.  Using the Bucks increases local business and “keeps the money in town”.  To purchase the Bucks, or for more information, contact Janet at St. Clair Co. Bank in Appleton City.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City, offers outpatient specialist services for November, 2023. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Nov 16– Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Nov 22 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Nov 29 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni.


Nominations are being accepted for the January 14-20 public election of St. Clair County’s University of Missouri Extension Council. Candidate recommendations may be made by contacting the county extension center, (417) 646-2419. Nominees will then be contacted to secure their permission before being placed on the ballot. Nominations for the 5 open positions must be made prior to December 20, 2023. 2 Candidates are needed from the North District (Appleton, Monegaw, Chalk Level, Butler, Jackson, Center Osage and Taber Townships). 3Candidates are needed from the South District (Osceola, Polk, Dallas, Doyal, Roscoe, Speedwell, Washington and Collins Townships). St. Clair County’s council election will be held at the same time as all other counties in Missouri, the third week of January (specifically Jan. 14-20, 2024). The election is being held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).



Nov 23     Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 25     Montrose Christmas Lighting and Parade 5:00 p.m.

Nov 26     Knights of Columbus Germantown Turkey Shoot 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown Ball Field

Dec 2        Christmas in the Country activities

Dec 7        Senior Citizen’s Dinner noon in the Appleton City School Elementary Gym


Country Stampede Music Festival