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You can't always get what you want,
But if you try sometimes
You just might find
You get what you need......

as we get older....we become CLASSIC PATRIOTS!

May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
And may you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
And may you stay forever young.

.......'Forever Young', Bob Dylan

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After graduation and spending time together at school, some classmates decided to spend their lives together.

Debbie Harmon(1950-2011) and Bob Cole, Married August 12, 1972
Debbie Kesner and Bob Hedges, Married July 5, 1969
Deyanne Hale and Tom Wright, Married January 1, 1972
Nancy Cascairo and Pete Bradford Zarrillo, Married June 1987
Marsha Rice and Anthony Kirksey, Married Jan. 17, 1969

There's a new world somewhere They call The Promised Land
And I'll be there some day If you will hold my hand
I still need you there beside me No matter what I do
For I know I'll never find another you
There is always someone For each of us they say
And you'll be my someone For ever and a day
I could search the whole world over Until my life is through
But I know I'll never find another you
It's a long, long journey So stay by my side
. When I walk through the storm You'll be my guide
If they gave me a fortune My treasure would be small
I could lose it all tomorrow And never mind at all
But if I should lose your love, dear I don't know what I'll do
For I know I'll never find another you

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Today's Featured Biography


Hague Howey

Hague Howey Biography

Hague E. Howey is President of Hague Howey Custom Builders Inc., a company he founded 24 years ago. Its primary operation is general contracting residential new construction and remodeling. Architects are generally involved in the company�s high end specialty work. From time to time commercial construction work is undertaken and has included the building of a new Church, the renovation of the old Salvation Army complex at 19th and California for Epsen Hillmer Graphics, National and International Offices and other wide ranging projects. His company is viewed as innovators in the field for both employment of new cutting edge building products and the employment of technology in operating a residential general contracting company.

Prior to his start in construction, which was initiated by the building of his own personal residence as a side venture, he spent 13 years in corporate finance with a wide range of experience from general manager of a prestigious investment banking house in Kansas City, bank lending officer, to Director of Corporate Finance for Richman Gordman Stores. With each challenging opportunity his insight has left behind new direction for others ranging from a system of �Fully Disclosed Clearing � branch offices at the investment house to the most sophisticated electronic cash management and over night investment systems of any retail company.

Even before Hague finished high school, he got acquainted with residential construction by working summers as a framing carpenter. While in college he founded a building materials brokerage company and brokered steel and pre-cast concrete for two companies in Independence, Missouri�probably setting the direction for his later entry into the construction business but assuredly helping pay a good portion of his college expenses.

Hague is a doer and spends little time on reflecting on where he has been but more time on where he wants to be going. The past three years have been both challenging and frustrating with high aspirations for seeing the success of his Fuel Cell project cut short by economic woes in the technology sector and the fallout effect of 9-11, the Enron scandal, Level 3, and World Com, all of which have hit at the heart of his high-end clients. Comfort and life�s right perspective is maintained by his involvement as a mentor in the �All our Kids� mentoring program.

Business is a contact sport and Hague follows that both for the marketing of his construction services and because he likes to interact with people and have positive influence on outcomes. As a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce he is active in their Tips program, Annual Membership Drive, Thank-a-thon and serves on the Labor Availability Council plus its �Think Tank� with such notables as Dr. Dennis Smith (president of the University of Nebraska) and Dr. Harvey Pearlman (Chancellor of the University of Nebraska) and has been a contributor to many of its �Youngest and Brightest� retention program initiatives and structure of labor availability in the skilled trades. In 2001 he received appointment to the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as a director at large. He holds a life directorship in the Metro Omaha Home Builders Association (MOBA) and has been active on its board. Over the years he has received numerous awards and honors for community service work including the prestigious �Service To Man Kind Award� from the South West Sertoma Club in 1994. Received 10 years of appointments to the Millard North scholarship review board and served the Millard School District several years as advisor on vocational trade studies. His service to the Boy Scouts as Scout Master of the Harvey Oaks troop, on the district council, and the Frontier District�s creator of its, Swimming and Life Saving program at Montclair Community Center ranks high in his heart of community contributions�this possibly because of being an Eagle Scout himself and being introduced to flying thru its merit badge program that spurred him on to become the youngest licensed private pilot in Kansas City (1968).

University of Missouri at Columbia, B.S. Business 1972, major in Accounting, minor in Corporate Finance


The Truman High School Class of 1968

remembers our Classmates and friends
who are no longer with us.

Douglas R. Phillips ..... Jimmy Huffman ..... Steve Izzard ..... Paula Behee

Marsha VanKirk ..... Mick Rupe ..... Glenn Fickel ..... Terry Bass .... Andy West

Lon Balch.....Ranae King ..... John Young.... Nick Binninger ..... Janet Hyder

John Tucker ..... Phil 'Kerry' Mitchell .....Bryan Martin ..... David Warner

Marty Talcott ..... Raleigh Woods ..... Rick Harbison ..... Charlie Hobbs*

Larry Latimer ..... Connie Robinette .....Mark Jordison ..... Kristine Beasley

Sandi Novak .... Dale Allen ..... Paul Miller ..... Sue King ..... Lee Reichardt

Gregg Rodekopf .... Sue Huffman .... Barbara Reiff ... David Shakespeare

Debbie Harmon .... Steve Sword....Terry Colston .... Linda Roberts

Mike Gillespie .... Linda Dutcher .... Don Cain ... Mike Gray ... Dennis Allen

Cyndi Berndt .....Greg Perry ..... Pat Dignan .....Larry Findley

Mr. Leroy Brown 1929 - 2017

Marilyn Benedict

Was it only yesterday we said "hi" in the hallway or shared the same class?

Was it only yesterday we talked on the phone or crammed for a test?

Was it only yesterday we held our diplomas and said our good byes?

Was it only yesterday we heard of your passing?

And we cried.

(*You may visit Charles Michael Hobbs' memorial page on The Virtual Wall® )

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