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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Appleton City area news

A reminder to Appleton City residents that taxes are due December 31.  A penalty will be assessed for any late payments. Taxes are now payable to the County Collector at the courthouse in Osceola.  


St. Clair Co. Health Department reports there have now been over 550COVID cases with 12 deaths in the county. AC had 17 new cases last week for a total of 126 cases. This count does not include the nursing homes. According to the Health Department, due to people in the community spreading this disease, it has now come into the elderly care facilities. Hospitalizations are happening more frequently. They ask people to please stop running around, having parties, get togethers and visiting family and friends. One visit is all it takesYou should wear masks, social distance, wash your hands often and stay home! Don't go to work sick. Stop the spread!


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!   


Appleton City City Hall will be open from 8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day.


FarmHouse Kitchen and Sumo's Pub will be closed until January 5. 


St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!  St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association will be auctioning off a Gallagher TW-3 Weigh Scale Set and Alleyway Load Bar Set at Wheeler's Livestock Auction on January 22021 at 6:00 p.m.  All Proceeds will go to support the St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Scholarship Fund.


The Sesquicentennial Poster Contest is open to anyone age from 3rd grade to beyond retirement age. The deadline is January 31, 2021. Categories will include both free hand art and computer generated art. The art must be about “Appleton City Past or Present”. Everyone may participate by encouraging artists in the AC area to create and enter a poster. You can get guidelines and entry forms from school art teachers or call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. or email


The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation was established in 2000 by a local couple to benefit and carry out the purposes of Ellett Memorial Hospital.  The Foundation has played a major role in the Hospital’s recent renovation/expansion project.  The Foundation is a 501c3 organization and plays an important role in ensuring the future of the Hospital by providing an avenue for individuals, groups and corporations to lend their financial support through tax-deductible contributions. The Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to extend an invitation to the community to assist with this project.  They would like to welcome all current and past members of the community and service area to make a donation to the Ellett Memorial Hospital Foundation. Donations can be restricted or non-restricted for use as the donor identifies.  Recognition will be given for all contributions.  For further information, contact Julee Snyder, Ellett Memorial Hospital, 660-476-211.


Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January 2021 2020.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 6- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. NaminJan 7 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Jan 8 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Jan 13 -Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. VardakisJan 14 - Rheumatology, Dr. TayJan 20- Upper GI, Colonoscopy- Dr. Namin Jan 27 – Ortho-Dr. GrayJan 27 –Ophthalmology, Dr. SoniJan 28 -Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.


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New Year's helpful hint: Go ahead and write 2021 on the next several checks in your checkbook.  That way, you won't write the wrong year on them during the first few days of 2021.



Jan 5            Classes resume at AC Schools

Jan 11-16  ACHS Invitational Varsity Basketball Tournament