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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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Gertrude “Trudy” Rose (Ellerbrock) Demien passed away at her home on October 16, 2021, at the age of 95.

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Born on a farm outside Ursa, Illinois, Gertrude—as she was always called by her Illinois relatives—was a tomboy from the start. But that spunk gave her the drive to attend Elmhurst College in the Chicago area and then nursing school in St. Louis where she earned her Registered Nursing degree from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. Over the next decade, she worked in a variety of hospitals in the St. Louis, St. Charles and Troy, MO area.

During that time she met and married Ralph Demien—a man whose outgoing personality changed her into an outgoing person herself. Together they had four children—Nancy Bryant, Portland, OR; David Demien and Russ Demien, Wentzville, MO; and Mark Demien (deceased). She left behind 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, who she loved dearly and kept well supplied with chocolate chip cookies.

An independent woman ahead of her time in many ways and always a leader, she was one of the first registered nurses in the Wentzville community and by then was known as Trudy. Through the years she helped set up the drive to get Wentzville area residents vaccinated for polio. She organized and worked Red Cross Blood Mobile drives, gave tuberculosis screening tests to public and private school children, taught first aid courses, and worked to help bring the first senior housing to Wentzville. She also worked when needed in the offices of Wentzville Construction Company and later Demien Construction Company as a secretary and bookkeeper.

Her faith and church—Immanuel Lutheran Church--were central to her life. Through the years she held a variety of leadership positions in the Voters’ Assembly, Women in Mission (formerly Ladies Aid) and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was also active in the church elementary school, including volunteering as the school nurse.

Trudy was known for her sense of humor, love of snow, basketball, Cardinal baseball, Mizzou football, and playing cards, and for her generous spirit and great food—particularly chocolate chip cookies and caramel rolls.

What she leaves behind is woven into the lives of so many—in her family, her church, and her community.

Visitation: Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, from 1:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, P.O Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385. Funeral: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wentzville, MO, with burial in South Linn Cemetery, Wentzville, MO.

Memorials may be made payable to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Parkinson Disease Association in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385