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OCHS Class of 1958 holds reunion

Here are the members who attended the OCHS Class of 1958 60th reunion. In the front row, left to right, are: Nelda (Pauls) Johnson, Beverly (Hepfer) Kearns, Phyllis (Naber) Melenas, Ann (Thomas) Orner, Karen (Paul) Scholl, Julie (Gilbert) Langhoff, Beverly (Harvath) Houston, and Shirley (Anderson) Battin. Back Row: Dave Myers, Mart Nurmet, Chuck Kearns, Richard Miller, Carl Black, Colleen Hepfer, Ron Colson, and Brian Doyle. Photo supplied
Here are the members who attended the OCHS Class of 1958 60th reunion. In the front row, left to right, are: Nelda (Pauls) Johnson, Beverly (Hepfer) Kearns, Phyllis (Naber) Melenas, Ann (Thomas) Orner, Karen (Paul) Scholl, Julie (Gilbert) Langhoff, Beverly (Harvath) Houston, and Shirley (Anderson) Battin. Back Row: Dave Myers, Mart Nurmet, Chuck Kearns, Richard Miller, Carl Black, Colleen Hepfer, Ron Colson, and Brian Doyle. Photo supplied

Plans for the Oregon Community High School Class of 1958 to share their 60th class reunion with the Autumn on Parade weekend looked like a sure winner.

Starting on Friday night (Oct. 5)several members of the ’58 team joined classmate and musical host Ron Colson at the Mt. Morris Moose for First Fridays Open Stage and a celebration of the funding victory for Black Hawk Statue.

A major problem was brewing for Saturday, Oct. 6 when Leonard Bruns of the classes’ catering provider, Powerhouse Bar-B-Q, was knocked out of commission with a serious (is there any other kind?) stroke.

When the class gathered at Oregon’s Cork & Tap at noon on Saturday a barbecue feast awaited them

Joyce Bruns and son James, who flew in from Oklahoma, kept up their schedule of visits to the hospital and still prepared the anticipated feast for the class reunion.

The reunion was a roaring success and the Class of ’58 expresses their appreciation to the Powerhouse Bar-B-Q Team for service above and beyond the call of duty.

Best of all Leonard is making a speedy recovery and should be home by the time this story “hits the street.”

In observing that after 60 years, the five-year interval between reunions might be a bit much, it was decided to pick a month each year to join the Depot’s last-Saturday-morning-of-the-month historic presentation followed by a class reunion.

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