Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Appleton City News

 February 21, 2024


The Appleton City Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held April 26 and 27. Information regarding permits will be posted at a later date.


Hudson R-IX will be hosting Sports in Kansas, LLC for an informative assembly regarding children and social media entitled “Think Before You Post” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22. This assembly is intended for 4th – 8th grade students.  However, any parent could benefit from this information.  The public is welcome.  The assembly will be held in the multi-purpose building in the back of the school.


The AC School District is excited to host a Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. February 29, 2024 at the Appleton City High School, 408 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO 64724.  Right now, 11 schools are planning to attend to meet and network with individuals interested in becoming teachers or working in a school setting. If you have ever thought of working in education or are currently seeking a position in education, please make plans to attend. Dinner will be served by thee AC BBQ Team, so RSVP if you'd like dinner. Come visit with area schools, drop off resumes, or just gain information.  More schools are being added so they are hoping for a good turnout of candidates.


Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Rockville City Hall. A free will donation will be accepted. They are also having a 50/50 cash raffle.


Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served March 1 and March 15 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve dine-in and carry out. The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole saw, corn bread, cookies and a drink. Adults eat for $12, children under 10 for $6. They are serving the best fish around!


With the upcoming 100 year celebration of the Appleton City Fire Department Doug Snodgrass is attempting to put together a list of Fire Chiefs over the 100 year span. The names and approximate years of the Chief status would be appreciated.


The 2024 Prom is April 13.  In previous years, the AC Junior Class parents have provided an alcohol-free and drug-free all night celebration and fellowship for the junior and senior class students and their guests.  This special celebration sends a clear message to every student that we care about their safety and future.  They are asking for your sponsorship to continue this FREE after prom celebration. They not only are asking for cash donations but also sponsorships, items for prizes, etc. Your donation is tax deductible and will be recognized as such. If you would like to donate to the Prom All Nighter please leave your donation in the High School office, mail to Appleton City After-Prom Celebration, 408 W. 4th St. Appleton City, MO 64724 or arrange to be picked up at your location.  They ask that all donations are made by Wednesday, March 1, 2024.  This has been an extremely successful safe project for the ACHS prom goers.  On behalf of the students, parents, and staff of ACHS, thank you for supporting this safe, drug and alcohol free alternative. For any questions, please contact Misty Long via email at [email protected].


The Appleton City High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will be awarding seven $3,000 scholarships to the graduating seniors in May, 2024.  Students may be attending any type of post-secondary training.  The applicants' names are eliminated from the forms before being mailed to the out-of-town alumni judges.  Seniors may pick up their forms from the school counselor.  The deadline for application is March 6 at 9:00 a.m.  All ACHS seniors are encouraged to participate.  These awards are made possible by contributors interested in the youth of the Appleton City area.


Grace Christian Academy will have their 4th annual hog roast dinner with silent and live auctions fundraiser Saturday, March 9 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center, 4th & Cleveland in Lowry City.  The hog roast dinner for $10 includes meat, sides, dessert and drink. Children 4-12 years eat for $6, 3 and under are free.  Carry out is available.  Silent auction from 4:00 – 6:30 and live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.


The University of Missouri Extension, St. Clair County will hold American Lamb Consumer and Producer Workshop to connect local sheep producers with potential consumers, thereby increasing lamb meat demand. According to a recent survey, only half of the U.S. population has tried eating lamb. Ironically, many sheep producers have never tried the mouthwatering savory lamb they raise. The focus and intent of this workshop is to bridge the gap between producers that are looking for ways to boost their production and adventurous consumers seeking to diversify their home cooking cuisine. This combination will increase local sheep production and more profit margin for the producers. The topics and speakers are: Sheep Farming Profitability - Linda Coffey (Livestock Specialist, NCAT), Sheep Market Outlook - Jennifer Lutes (Ag. Specialist, MU), Why You Should Eat Lamb - David Brown (Livestock Specialist, MU) and Lamb-Cut Demo - MU Value Added Meat Team. A special guest will be Chef Lou Rice, Author of “Ozarks Cooking, the Best of Chef Lou & a Little More” with 35 Years Professional culinary & Hospitality. Registration is at The cost is $10 |Adult $5 |Student, which includes a lamb burger dinner and free lamb recipe books. Registration is limited to 40. The workshop will be 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 29 at the First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut St, Osceola, MO 64776. For more information, contact St. Clair County MU Extension at 417-646-2419 or David Brown at [email protected] American Lamb Meat Purchased with Grants Provided by Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Feb 21 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb 28 - Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb 28 – Ophthalmology-Dr. Soni.



Feb 22     Assembly at Hudson School 6:30 p.m.

Feb 29     AC School District Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Appleton City High School

Mar 1       Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinner 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose


Upcoming lane and ramp closures for sign truss installation at MO-7 South over I-49, April 22

CASS COUNTY – Crews working on the bridge replacement and intersection improvement project on MO-7 South will make the following lane and ra...