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Stories from Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vigil held in honor of general (01/20/11)
On Sunday, a large group of Hmong-Americans gathered at the Wheaton High School gymnasium to mourn the death of Gen. Vang Pao, who was the chief of a Laotian army that fought alongside the United States armed forces in the Vietnam War. "Gen. Pao was a national leader for the Hmong people," said Cheng Vang, a member of the Southwest Missouri Hmong Association who helped organize the vigil in Wheaton...
City commits $5,000 to organization (01/20/11)
Mayor breaks tie to authorize membership in regional economic development group
Wildcats named to All-State academic team (01/20/11)
Wildcats earn big conference win at Lamar (01/20/11)
The Cassville Wildcats nailed down their first Big 8 Conference victory of the season with a 68-33 win at Lamar on Friday night. The 'Cats dominated Lamar with a smothering defense and enjoyed one of their best shooting nights of the year. "Our guys are shooting it with a lot of confidence," said Cassville's Trenton Dickinson. "We shot the ball well."...
County Calendar (01/20/11)
SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more informa-tion, call 846-4044. SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone who is concerned about a friend's or loved one's drinking is invited to attend the Cassville Al-Anon Family Group, which meets at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
GREG DEPPE (01/20/11)
Greg Deppe, 63, of Shell Knob, passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in St Louis, the son of Harold Deppe and Mildred Owens Deppe. He was raised in Mt. Sterling. After his 18-year term in the U.S. Army, where he served in Vietnam, he became employed at Kennedy Contractors in Springfield, where he handled heavy equipment and bulldozers...
DOROTHY HOWETT (01/20/11)
Dorothy Howett, 89, of Wheaton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her residence in Wheaton. She was born on July 2, 1922, in Plainview, Neb., the daughter of Henry Maze and Hazel Maze Foster. She was united in marriage to David Howett on Nov. 20, 1955, in Las Vegas, Nev. She worked for Douglas Aircraft as an accounts payable clerk in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Wheaton in 1972, where she and her husband farmed. She was of the Lutheran faith...
"MAC" MCCARNEY REEDER (01/20/11)
Ferman "Mac" McCarney Reeder, 72, of Seligman, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his home. He was born on July 29, 1938, in Nowata, Okla., son of Neal McCarney Reeder and Francis Eudora Miles. He owned his own business, Boulevard 37 Auto Salvage in Seligman, and although he retired 10 years ago, he kept it as a hobby...
MARY G. TOWNSEND (01/20/11)
Mary G. Townsend, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
HELEN MARIE HENDRIX (01/20/11)
Helen Marie (Barnes) Hendrix, 82, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the home of her nephew, Ralph Hendrix. She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Leslie Lawrence and Amelia Francis (Loewen) Barnes. On Nov. 1, 1943, in Seligman, she was united in marriage to Willie Hendrix, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and infant son at birth, Jody; and a brother, Leslie Eugene Barnes...
NEOMA BELL CLOUD (01/20/11)
Neoma Bell Cloud, 86, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in her home. She was born May 27, 1924, in Powell, the daughter of Winferd and Ruth (Nodine) Camp. On March 27, 1942, in Stella, she was united in marriage to Cecil Cloud, who survives...
TERESA MILLER (01/20/11)
Teresa Miller, 54, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 5, 1956, in Merced, Calif., daughter of R.B. and Wanda Boman Smith. She and her two sisters, "The Smith Girls" owned and operated numerous restaurants in southwest Missouri, including The Wagon Wheel in Diamond, The Duck Inn and the Lindenwood Hotel in Purdy, the Donut Shop in Cassville, The Whistle Stop and the Sale Barn Café in Exeter and the Over the Hill Grill at the Cassville Golf Club. ...
JUDY COOPER (01/20/11)
Judith L. "Judy" Cooper, 70, of Wheaton, passed away at her home Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, after a lengthy illness. She was born July 11, 1940, in Cassville, the daughter of Ted and Georgia (Williams) Hopkins. On Sept. 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Don Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents...
SADIE B. HURLEY (01/20/11)
Sadie B. Hurley, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born May 14, 1932, in Fulton County, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Stella (Wrestler) Heffren. On Nov. 16, 1968, she was united in marriage to Gary Thomas, who preceded her in death. ...
ROBERT E. MULLENAX (01/20/11)
Robert E. Mullenax, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his residence in Cassville. He was born on July 18, 1929, in Flagler, Colo., son of Earnest George and Ora Fulbright Mullenax. He grew up in Colorado but lived in several places before coming to Missouri in the 1960s. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict as a firefighter. He spent 53 years as an over-the-road truck driver...
ALENE SCOTT (01/20/11)
Alene Scott, 97, of Humphreys, passed away at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Mt. Zion Christian Church, south of Humphreys. Burial will be in the Campground Cemetery, east of Osgood...
CARL L. BURNETT (01/20/11)
Carl L. Burnett, 80, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Integris Grove General Hospital, Grove, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
GINA MARIE LITTLEFIELD (01/20/11)
Gina Marie Littlefield, 37, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in University Hospital, Columbia. She was born Sept. 7, 1973, in Stella, the daughter of Carl and Carolyn (Rowe) Ellis. On Oct. 13, 1990, in Rocky Comfort, she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Lincoln Littlefield, who survives...
Remembering JFK (01/20/11)
Fifty years ago this week, a 43-year-old man from Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy, was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. As he stated in his inaugural address, his election marked a "passing of the torch" and his presidency ushered in a new era for Washington. ...