Search news

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Appleton City area news

December 5, Appleton City Landmarks Restoration will celebrateChristmas in the County with a Craft Show in the M.K.T, Depot.  Your favorite crafters will be present 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 to open the Christmas season. Tammy Rapp & Julie Cooper will have an assortment of candies, Jina Hill with repurposed items, Christmas wreaths & arrangements plus other items, Tom Holt with his wood creations, Margie Siegismund's handmade rugs and Mary Miller's Sunrise Bakery pies, breads, noodles & candies. A. C. Landmarks will have the 2020 150th History book, the A.C. Journal Bits and Pieces books, plus other AC souvenir items. 


Mayor Preston reports that according to the St. Clair County Health Department, COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise across the county as well as within our community. As of December 1, there are 79 positive cases inside Appleton City and 388 countywide. Because of this, and in keeping with the County Health Department’s guidelines, it was recommended that the Christmas in the Country festivities (including the parade, visit with Santa, and the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony) all be canceled for this year. 


If you have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus or if you have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of Coronavirus, as well as experiencing fever, cough, or trouble breathing and need medical attention, please call Ellett Memorial Hospital at 660-476-5219, OR AC Rural Health Clinic at 660-476-2121 TO ALERT STAFF PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL!   Ellett Memorial Hospital recommends washing your hands often, wearing a mask as much as possible, stay home if you don’t feel well and practice social distancing!


Darrell Pohlman will host his annual Christmas display (weather permitting) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from December 2 through December 23. The display can be seen at 513 W. 7th St. in Appleton City.


Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to READ. Appleton City School Library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair December 4, 3:30-6:30, December 5, 9:00-12:00, and December 8-11 from 3:30-6:30. Come out and support the school library and find a special book to wrap up for Christmas. Extra measures have been taken to provide the safest book fair possible and they ask that you please wear a mask and social distance as necessary. The back door of the Library (across from the playground) will be open for you to come in and shop.


AC Rural Health Clinic now has flu shots: FLUZONE Quadrivalent High Dose is an inactivated influenza vaccine recommended for 65 and older and is indicated for active immunization against influenza disease dose caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B (H1N1) (H3N2) contained in the vaccine. FLUZONE Quadrivalent is for patients ages 4 month-65 yrs., and is an inactivated influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus sub types A & B, (H1N1)(H3N2). Contraindication is for persons allergic to egg proteins. These are the recommendations for the 2020- 21 season. Flu shots can be given without an appointment or provider visit from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the clinic at 660-475-2121 with any questions. The cost for FLUZONE 4mo-65 yrs. is $52.75 and Fluzone for 65+ is $128.25. Please bring your Medicare or insurance card with you and they will file for insurance benefits. 


The Appleton City R-2 School District will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the School Board in the April 6, 2021 election.  Persons interested may file at the Superintendent’s office located at 408 W. 4th St., Appleton City, MO  64724.

Filing will begin on December 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather.  Filing will also not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed:  December 23, 2020 through January 4, 2021 for Christmas Break.  Filing will resume on January 5, 2021, 8:00 a.m. and end on January 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. There are 2 positions available with three-year terms.


It has been suggested to mail Christmas greetings as a community to our local military while they serve our country. To do this, a list of names andmailing addresses are neededPlease call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. or with the information.  Please list the subject of the email as AC Military.


Sesquicentennial Souvenirs would make great Christmas gifts for all ages. They can be purchased from committee members or at Community First Bank. Orders may be placed for pickup at the bank. Call or text Denice at 660-492-3180 or email


In 1817 Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Income tax time is just around the corner and farmers need to start getting prepared.  A good resource that can help is the free Farmer’s Tax Guides available at your local University of Missouri Extension center. This is a free publication and is very helpful in explaining tax related issues.  Whether you file your own taxes or hire a professional tax preparer, you still need to understand the basic farm income tax principals.  To request one of these free publications, stop by your local MU Extension Center and for farm tax questions, contact your local Agricultural Business Specialist, Raysha Tate, by calling the Extension Center at (417) 646-2419, or coming by the center on the first floor of the courthouse in Osceola. 



Dec 4-11    Scholastic Book Fair at Appleton City School Library

Dec 5        Christmas in the Country craft show at the Depot

Dec 9        Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner at ACHS