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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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Captain James A. Jackman passed away on Friday, February 4th, 2022, at his home in Foristell Missouri at the age of 74.

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James, known to friends as Jim, was born in Princeton, Indiana on March 3,1947, to Hester and Virgil Jackman. They moved from Orio to Mt. Caramel, Illinois around 1950. In January of 1973, he met Sharon K. Baskin of Murphysboro, Illinois. They were married the following October. Jim is survived by his wife Sharon, son Jon E. Jackman and his wife Julie of O’Fallon Missouri, two granddaughters; Mollie E. Jackman of Columbia Missouri and Maggie E. Jackman of O’Fallon Missouri. 

Jim was the youngest of five siblings; Ruby Kirkman of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Wanda Johnson of Union Grove Wisconsin, Charlene (David) Putnam of Littleton, Colorado, and the late Dale Jackman of Munster, Indiana. He was also close with his sister-in-law, Marsha Coffer, her husband Leland and the late Earl R. Baskin of Carbondale Illinois. He is also survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.  

Captain Jackman was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High school, class of 1965. He then graduated from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale in 1970 and immediately began his flying career. He was hired as a charter pilot for SIU- Carbondale, and then by Ozark Airlines in 1974. As a result of mergers, he flew commercially for three airlines: Ozark, TWA and American. He achieved advanced positions of Pilot Check Airman and Pilot Simulator Instructor and served as a captain for all three airlines.  Jim flew the FH-227, DC-9 and MD-80 on domestic flights only, because he loved his time at home tending to horses, dogs and 12 acres of property. Jim retired from American Airlines in March 2007. 

Jim enjoyed traveling with Sharon, horseback riding, golf, raising bird dogs (German Shorthairs and English Pointers) He was an avid bird dog field trailer for many years- competing with his bird dogs to showcase their hunting skills. He also loved spending the last 9 winters with Sharon at Rio Rancho Verde in Scottsdale Arizona. They made many close friends while there.   

Jim was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Foristell, Missouri, where Sharon still attends services. He served multiple times on the church council as a member and as President. He was on the building committee for their Family Life Center, which opened in 2003. He also served as chairman of the St. John’s Cemetery Committee until shortly before his death. He and Sharon also served as chairmen for the annual church picnic on several occasions.  

A memorial service will be held for Jim on Thursday, March 3, his birthday, in the Family Life Center of St. John’s United Church of Christ (address below). Visitation: March 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Paul R. Johnson will officiate, with assistance from Pastor Emeritus, Devin R. Jones.   

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Women's Circle of St. John’s UCC, 60 St. Johannes Ln., Foristell, Missouri 63348; The ALS Association, St. Louis Regional Office 1950 Craig Rd. St. Louis, Missouri 63146; or Team Gleason Foundation, Box 24493 New Orleans, Louisiana 70184. 

Jim’s family would like to thank Angels on Duty of O’Fallon, Missouri and Loving Hands Hospice of Warrenton, Missouri and a multitude of family and friends for their kind, loving care.  

Gentleman Jim” was loved and will be missed by all.