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July 16, 2012 by Melinda Nickel Wainwright (Register to contact)

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Class of 1977 35th Class Reunion
June 7, 2012 by Melinda Nickel (Send Melinda Nickel a message)

OHS CLASS of 1977...SAVE THE DATES of Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th for our 35th OHS Reunion!!! We are finalizing the details and will get the Invitation and Reservation Form out next week! Please continue to send email addresses for yourself and for our classmates to ***** We are sending out the Invitation via email so please let us know if you prefer a hard copy mailed invitation and include your mailing address! Hope to see you there!

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