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.
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.
James Meece passed away in Lake St. Louis, MO, on October 16, 2021, at the age of 53. He was born to Larry and Pat Meece. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, their two children, Cody and Chad, his mother and sister, Tracie Ward. He is preceded in death by his father.
Jim was the kind of man that could brighten up any room that he walked into. His “I do what I want” personality was always evident, whether he was brewing beer, drinking beer, watching a Blues game, or enjoying the lake. Jim could accomplish anything he wanted no matter how difficult or how many obstacles were in his way; this attitude, “I will win, it’s just a matter of how many bodies are left in my wake,” guided him through every aspect of his life. Yet, he was still a guiding Uncle, Coach, and coworker, an encouraging friend, and a compassionate son, husband, and father. Jim will be sorely missed, but his memory and love will never be lost or forgotten.
Visitation: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4-7 p.m., Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Memorial Mass: Friday, 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8 West Hwy. D, New Melle, MO.
Donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Jim’s honor.