The Little Apple


November 8, 2023
The St. Clair County Democrats will offer baked goodies and more 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or until sold out Saturday, November 18 at Food Fair.
The Montrose Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Germantown Turkey Shoot on Sunday November 26, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Germantown ball field. Tickets are $3.00 each and advance sale tickets will enter the purchaser into a drawing for prizes. There will be a youth shoot every hour. Tickets are available in Appleton City at Dr. Payton’s office, Fennewald Plumbing or any Knights members.
December 2, the MKT Depot will be open for the Christmas in the County Craft Show. Celebrate the start of the Christmas season by picking up hand crafted items from local artists, candy makers and bakers. Several booth spaces are available. They would be glad to have you join them. Contact Patty Bartz by email at with Depot craft show in subject line. She will reply back or mail you an application. To coordinate all events including open houses, food events, activities please contact Susan at no later than November 15. The Depot craft show is sponsored by Appleton City Landmarks Restoration, Inc.
Many factors have led to a limited expensive forage supply for cattle producers to carry their cattle through the winter. Supplementation strategies may be expensive, so efficient use of hay and supplements to meet cattle nutrient needs is important to profitability of a cattle operation. Pastures have really been stressed the last two years and it is likely that renovation may be taking place in the future to build a better forage base for cattle in the coming years. There may be management strategies that can be implemented this winter to begin renovation or build back the forage base that has been lost the last two years. MU Extension wants to provide two educational sessions to cattle producers and farmers to help them to manage their cattle and pastures through the winter months to be successful in the coming years. MU Extension Field Specialists Patrick Davis and Hunter Lovewell will hold meetings to address these topics: November 28 6:00 p. m. at Centennial Hall at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada, MO and November 30 6:00 p. m. at Stockton High School Ag Classroom. There will be a meal at each of these meetings, paid for by donations from FCS Financial and Mid-MO Bank. The same information will be covered at each of the meetings, so sign up for the one that best fits your schedule. Sign up for the meeting online at Also, you can sign up for the Nevada meeting at the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560 or the Stockton meeting at the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313. To attend and to get a proper head count for these free meetings register by November 24. For all other questions contact Davis at (417) 276-3313 or email at