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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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Patricia C. Hespen, age 91, of St. Ann, Missouri, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at SSM Health DePaul Medical Center in Bridgeton, MO.

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Patricia was born on May 31, 1930, in St. Louis, MO., a daughter to the late Charles and Flora Cushing. Patricia was a 1948 graduate of Rosati Kain High School in St. Louis. On September 3, 1955, she was united in marriage to Donald L. Hespen at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church in St. Louis. Donald proceeded her in death on January 5, 1990.

In addition to being a fine homemaker and a superb financial manager of everything involving the home, Patricia worked as a teacher for a period of time. Patricia was a woman of great faith and a member of All Souls Catholic Church in Overland, Missouri. For many years she supported daily preparations for Mass as Sacristan for All Souls. She was also a member of the Legion of Mary and St. Anne Sodality Church groups and the Elderberries Social Club. She and her husband Donald enjoyed breeding and raising Basset Hounds and serving in volunteer roles in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts when the family was young. Patricia also delighted in gardening, playing cards, bingo, bowling, baking and traveling to Branson to see the shows. If you ever passed by the house, you could also see she loved to decorate for any holiday or special occasion.

Patricia is survived by: two sons and three daughters, Gerard (Jerry) Hespen and his wife Janet of Defiance, MO., Richard Hespen and his wife Diane of Pevely, MO., Jeanne Bono and her husband Jim of O’Fallon, MO., Barbara Russell and her husband Dan of St. Charles, MO., Elizabeth (Liz) Mesecher of Valley Park, MO.; 12 grandchildren, Jason Hespen, Joel Hespen, Nick Farace, Lee Mesecher, Jake Bono, Jessica Farace, Joe Bono, Tony Farace, Josh Hespen, John Bono, Jordan Hespen, Liz Farace; 13 great-grandchildren, along with many friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by three children, Gerard Lewis, Geri Anne and Michael John; two brothers, Gene and Charles Jr.

Services: Visitation at Ortmann Funeral Home, 9222 Lackland Rd., Overland, Wed., April 13, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., then to All Souls Catholic Church, 9550 Tennyson Ave., Overland, for an 11:00 a.m. Mass.