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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Appleton City area news

Appleton City’s Second Saturday event is scheduled for May 8. If you are interested in having a booth and have not yet been contacted, please contact Lyndsi Davis or Katie Hearting ASAP, or send them a message through Facebook.  Each vendor will be assigned a spot on Main St. 

There will be a $20 deposit due at time of sign up and you will receive $10 back the day of the event. The event will be in the evening this year from5:00 - 8:00 p.m. More information is available at:


ACHS JV and Varsity Volleyball Teams are teaming up with Grey and Kae Boutique for a fundraiser on May 8. During May's Second Saturday event, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., 15% of all in-store and online sales will benefit the girls' volleyball teams. Any money raised will be used to pay for summer camps and needed team equipment. Grey and Kae Boutique is located at 115 W 4th Street in Appleton City. This is on the north side of Main Street where the former Blue Inn banquet hall was located. You can also support the team by shopping online on May 8 at


The Hudson Hustler's 4-H Club will be serving a loaded baked potato during the May 8 Second Saturday's event. Serving will take place in the Depot from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Loaded baked potatoes, dessert and drink will be $7.  Only carryout will be available.  They look forward to seeing the community come out and support the local 4-H club, as this event is usually held in December but had to be postponed this year.


There will be a fish fry benefit fundraiser Friday, April 30 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Fair Haven Park near Harwood, MO (on Hwy C, 8 miles north of Walker MO.  The menu includes fried fish and hush puppies, baked beans, cole slaw with homemade bread and butter.  Dessert will be freshly cranked ice cream and homemade pies. Free will donations will benefit Stony Creek, Walnut Creek and Shady Lawn Schools.


Hudson R-IX Elementary will hold their annual kindergarten screening on Monday, May 17.  Please call (660) 476-5467 to set up an appointment if you live in the Hudson R-IX School District, your child will be attending kindergarten in the fall and they do not currently attend Hudson preschool.  You will need your child’s social security card, birth certificate, and current immunization record.  If you call and the school office is closed, please leave a message and they will get back to you. 


The Yellow Rosebud Cemetery Project at the Appleton City cemetery is scheduled for Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 a.m., or rain date Sunday, May 16, at 9:00 a.m.  Volunteers and support are needed to place 2400 large, single, silk yellow rosebuds on the graves in the oldest sections of the Appleton City Cemetery.  Dean Ellis, ACHS class of 1960 and Vietnam Veteran, started this project with his late wife, Sharon, 12 years ago.  Dean began decorating graves with his maternal grandparents, Rose and Ellzie Smith, at the age of 5 or 6.  As they decorated, he noticed many graves did not have flowers.  His grandmother told him the graves were so old, there wasno longer any family members left to decorate.  As the years passed, they wanted to make a difference.  To support, volunteer or for further information, please contact City Hall at 660-476-2631, Donald Yoss 660-492-7218 or Dean Ellis 417-844-5344.  Volunteers will again be needed Wednesday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m. or rain date of Thursday June 3, 9:00 a.m. to pick up the rosebuds.


Attention Montrose Alumni.  If you class is planning on getting together to celebrate during the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Festivities, please contact David at 492-7749 and give him a heads up.  If your class is planning on getting together at the dinner after the parade for the Chicken Dinner, please contact him by May 14.  They will attempt to reserve tables so classes can sit together, as best they can.  They plan to have go orders and additional sitting outside for those still wishing to social distance or just enjoy the sunny day (THEY HOPE).  VFW Post 8820 will serve cold beverages and Old Crow Winery will be serving wine under the 40 x 60 tent.  So plan your day to eat, drink and be merry.  


The ACHS Senior Class panels for special anniversary years are available for viewing at the Farm House Restaurant.  Featured classes are 50 year-1971; 60 year-1961, 65 year-1956, and 70 year-1957.  The Appleton City Museum provides these each year for viewing and the Farm House Restaurant graciously allows the panels there for their customers to enjoy.  


ACHS Alumni meeting will be May 29, 2021 at 11:30 with a COVID safe school sack lunch. RESERVATIONS ONLY.  Mail $10/person and include all names and year to Patty Purvis Young x68, 101 E. 3rd St., Appleton City, MO 64724. DEADLINE is May 15. For questions, call 660-476-5857 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. or email


The AC Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best SellersProgram until May 1. The program's purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a Friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you've wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the Library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you'll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special name plate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00a.m. - noon.



April 30  Fish fry benefit fundraiser 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Fair Haven Park near Harwood, MO

May 8     May second Saturday event 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 9     MOTHER’S DAY

May 9     ACHS Baccalaureate 7:00 p.m. in the East Gym