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Augusta Harvest Festival September 16 & 17

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New Melle Country Market Music Festival Sept. 10

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St. Paul’s Free Kidz Carnival – What a Great Day!

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NMSR is One of Four Awarded “Sharing Success” Grants From CREC and CoBank

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Festival in the Ville with Car & Bike Show Sept. 10

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New Melle Chamber of Commerce 2022 Scholarship Winners

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    • NMSR is One of Four Awarded "Sharing Success" Grants From CREC and CoBank

      August 09, 2022

       

      TROY, MO, August 8, 2022 – Four charitable organizations were each awarded a $5,000 “Sharing Success” grant by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) and CoBank. The recipients of the 2022 grants are Anne’s Anchor, New Melle Sports & Recreation (NMSR), The Sparrow’s Nest, and Warren County Literacy.

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    • Festival in the Ville with Car & Bike Show Sept. 10

      August 09, 2022 St. Paul’s UCC in Marthasville is hosting the Festival in the Ville at Marthasville City Park Pavilion, which coincides with a huge car and bike show on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    • New Melle Country Market Music Festival Sept. 10

      August 09, 2022 New Melle Country Market is hosting the 2nd Annual New Melle Music Festival on September 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year the Festival had over 1000 visitors, and a bigger crowd is expected this year. The music will play in two sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then 2 to 6 p.m. and will feature Chris Lozano and the Coyote Band.

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    • Augusta Harvest Festival September 16 & 17

      August 08, 2022
      Save the date for the 2022 Augusta Harvest Festival, September 16 & 17. The event kicks off Friday night the 16th with “Swinging in the Vines," a gourmet picnic at Honey Bee Vineyards, a private vineyard in Augusta.

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    • St. Paul’s Free Kidz Carnival – What a Great Day!

      July 18, 2022

      By Kathy Miller

      St. Paul’s Lutheran in New Melle held the second annual St. Paul’s Kidz Carnival on July 16, it was a hot day; fortunately, there was shade, a breeze and a misting station to stay cool.
      The Kidz Carnival was free; the only request was for donations to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

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    • New Melle Chamber of Commerce 2022 Scholarship Winners

      July 13, 2022 The New Melle Chamber of Commerce presented $2000 scholarships to four well-deserving recipients on June 2 at The Quarry Wine Garden. This year's winners were Jacquelyn Oetterer, Luke Bequette, Lindsey Molitor and Kyra Blondin.

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Mary Ann Behr (nee Sander), 90, Defiance, was called home by her Lord on September 12, 2021.

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Mary Ann was born March 21, 1931, in Defiance MO to Erich and Lillian Sander (nee Becker). She graduated from Francis Howell High School. She was united in marriage to Duane Behr in June 1950 at St. Paul’s E&R Church of Defiance. The couple made their home in St. Charles and later Defiance. They were blessed with nine children, 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. 

Mary Ann was a homemaker for many years and was later employed by the University of Missouri Extension Center as a Youth Educational Assistant. She was a life-long member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Defiance and a dedicated 4-H adult leader. Mary Ann loved to quilt. She hand-made quilts for every child and grandchild when they were married and made baby quilts for the birth of every grandchild and great-grandchild. 

She is survived by five sons, Mike (Debbie Roberts) of Niceville FL, Vance (Pam Patefield) of Albuquerque NM, John (Marcia Cork) of Augusta MO, Carl (Jil Stammers) of Stover MO, and Allan (Michelle Herbst) of Washington MO, and three daughters, Doris (Paul Braddock) of St. Charles IL, Carol (Ken Rolwes) of Washington MO, and Gayle (Doug Reece) of Platte City MO, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Erich and Lil, her husband Duane, their infant daughter Nancy, and their infant granddaughter Jennifer Braddock. 

Visitation: Friday, October 22, 2021, 2 to 8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Missouri 63385. Funeral: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10 a.m. at St. Paul UCC Church, Defiance, with interment in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to be made payable to St. Paul UCC-Defiance in care of Pitman Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.