Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Appleton City Notifications

 January 3, 2024


Due to the New Year Holiday, trash pickup in Appleton City will be Friday, January 5, (not on Thursday).


AC PTO is collecting Food Fair receipts and Best Choice UPC labels January 10.  Food Fair receipts need to be from August, 2023 to the present.  If they are older, they cannot be submitted.  Please send them with students or place them in a plastic bag or envelope and drop them off in the Elementary School Office, St. Clair County State Bank with Janet Payton or Little Apples Learning Center by Wednesday, January 10. This on-going fundraiser raises a substantial amount of money for PTO to use for the children's classroom trips and teacher requests for supplies. 


River of Life Fellowship, 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville, will host a free movie on Sunday night, January 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  They will watch the ministry movie, “Come Out in Jesus’ Name”, enjoying snacks and fellowship as well.  There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.


River of Life Fellowship, 2nd and Vernon Streets in Rockville, will host a Deliverance Seminar the weekend of January 13 - 14.  They will have a meeting at 3:00 p.m. with Steve Highlander and Cody Persell both sharing about deliverance, followed by a light snack meal.  They will then have an evening worship meeting followed by teaching and a time of individual prayer for healing and deliverance.  Regular Sunday morning includes Sunday School and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship service with Cody ministering and praying over needs, beginning around 10:15 a.m.  The weekend concludes with an evening service 6:00 p.m. that will have a time of worship and teaching, as well as a mass deliverance meeting.  There is no cost associated with any of these meetings and all are welcome to attend any or all of them. 


The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, January 14 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


St. Mary's School will have their annual dinner on Saturday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. in St. Mary's School basement.  The dinner consists of spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert, tea, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free will donation.  They will also be having a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and 2 basket raffles.  Names will be drawn for everything at 8:30 p.m.  You do not need to be present to win.  Please come and enjoy a delicious meal while supporting St. Mary's School.


The St Clair County State Bank has limited services on Saturdays as of January 1, 2024. The Appleton City and Lowry City locations will be Drive Thru only on Saturdays.  Access to safety deposit boxes will be available. They encourage all St Clair County State Bank customers to call ahead (660-476-5453) and make arrangements for other services, such as new accounts.


Area residents are invited to vote for their favorites on Rural Missouri Magazine’s “Best of Rural Missouri” favorites website.  You can promote our area by voting for local businesses or attractions.  REA customers who received their magazine this week can refer to page 33 for details, but remember anyone, anywhere can vote. You do not need to vote for every category, just the ones you feel comfortable with. Possible local ideas are available in the December 22 issue of “The Appleton City Journal” and on the AC City Hall webpage, On the webpage, select “Home” on the white bar on top.  The drawing shows a Christmas tree being decorated with forest animals.  The second picture (click the right arrow or the second circle at the bottom of the picture) will bring up some suggestions and a link to the Rural Missouri survey.  Entering your area favorites could allow you to win $500. The deadline to vote is January 15, 2024. The site to website to vote is: By voting, it can bring attention to our area to others who may not be aware of what this area has to offer.


Extension services from universities of Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Arkansas are providing a joint conference titled the KOMA Beef Cattle Conference.  This year’s Missouri portion of the conference will be held on February 12, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the MU Southwest Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 State Rd H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will update the public on recent research from the 4 universities in cattle feeding, supplementation, reproduction, and grazing management.  These presentations will be given by university agricultural graduate students and professors.  In addition, there will be a keynote presentation given by James Mitchell who is an extension livestock economist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. A catered lunch will be provided by MERCK Animal Health.  In addition, snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day. Agriculture businesses that support the event will also have booths set up.  Attendees can visit the booths and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation. To attend the event, register and pay the fee prior to February 8.  Fee for the event is $20 per person.  No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registrations allowed.  Register online at  For questions related to registration or the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313, ext. 4, or by email at [email protected].


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 4– OB/GYN, Dr. Kallberg, Jan 9 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Jan 10– Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis,  Jan 12 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 17 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Jan 18– Podiatry- Dr. Pace,  Jan 23 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Jan 24 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 24 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.  



Jan 3         Classes resume at AC Schools

Jan 5         Trash pickup in Appleton City

Jan 7         River of Life Fellowship in Rockville free movie at 6:00 p.m.

Jan 8-13    ACHS Invitational Basketball Tournament

Jan 10       Food Fair and Best Choice labels due for AC School

Jan 13-14     River of Life Fellowship in Rockville Deliverance Seminar

Jay's Shack Food Truck New Management/ New Menu

 Now Under new management ( 4/22/2024)  New Menu Selection  see them on Facebook under their New Page  Jay's Shack Food Truck