Lockhart Class of 1957

Class News Archives


10 Mar 2016 .. Classmates who died since last update ..
'52 Pat Kirksey .. '52 Weldon Seeliger .. '55 Jo Ann Kelly Delisle ..
'56 Jimmie Faye McMahan Kitchens .. '57 Barbara Puckett Carpenter ..
'58 Roy Castleberry .. '59 Billy Joe Reeves .. '59 Jim Fielder

Feb 2015: Wanda Jolene Owen Crozier died. Class of 57 Obituaries

October 2014: Tom Peiser died. Class of 53 Obituaries

May 2014: Carroll Dean Miears died. Class of 57 Obituaries

February 2014: Carmen Tamayo Moreno died. Class of 55 Obituaries

February 2014: Yvonne Masur Stegall died. Class of 54 Obituaries October 2013: Tommy Taylor died. Class of 59 Obituaries

October 2013: Bubba Ross died. Class of 56 Obituaries

August 2013: Adlinie Ewald Rathman died. Class of 57 Obituaries

August 2013: Dorothy Morris died. Class of 54 Obituaries


December 2012: Peggy Taylor, Class of 57, died. Class of 57 Obituaries

December 2012: Added Dr. William Hooper's obituary. Teachers' Obituaries

November 2012: Added Howard Lee Hellums' obituary. Class of 59 Obituaries

November 2012: Added Wayne Kieke's obituary. Class of 56 Obituaries

November 2012: Added Coach Red Burditt's obituary. Teachers' Obituaries

May 2012: Added David Schulze death record. Class of 56 Obituaries

April 2012: Added Class of 61 Senior Pictures. See Stiletto section.


12/20/2011: James Williams, Class of 57 died. Class of 57 Obituaries

08/11/2011: Mickey Guckian, Class of 57 died. Class of 57 Obituaries

27 April 2011: Former LHS teacher Jeanne Bowers died on April 13th. Teachers' Obituaries

09 April 2011: POWELL, Louise Mae, 74, retired dietitian, of Lockhart died Monday. Survived by husband Jimmy. Visitation 6 p.m. today, Eeds Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Faith Chapel, Lockhart. Burial Jeffrey Cemetery, McMahan. Class of 55 Obituaries

08 February 2011: Mavis Louanne Evans, LHS Class of 1960, died in Austin on February 4. Class of 60 Obituaries

18 January 2011: Otha "Buddy" DuBoise, LHS Class of 1961, died in Lockhart. Class of 61 Obituaries

13 January 2011: Wanda Fay Williams Bagwell, LHS Class of 1957, died in Lockhart. Class of 57 Obituaries


03 December 2010: David Dossey Class of 1956 died. Class of 56 Obituaries

24 Nov 2010. Harlon Roberts LHS Class of 1960 died in Aransas Pass. Class of 60 Obituaries

08 February 2010: Peggy Wren Horner Wisian, class of '54, died on Jan. 29, 2010 in the Arlington vicinity. She was laid to rest in the Live Oak cemetery in Uhland after a private family service on Feb. 6. Peggy had recently under gone triple bypass surgery. Class of 54 Obituaries


03 November 2009: Howard Lock, Class of 58, died November 3, 2009. Class of 58 Obituaries

26 September 2009: Morgan Hellums, LHS Class 0f 60, died on September 22. Class of 60 Obituaries

11 August 2009: John Flores, LHS Class of 57, died Sunday August 9th.
Rosary Wed. 7:00pm, Angel Funeral Home, 1606 S. 1st, Austin, Texas
Mass Thurs. 10:00am, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lockhart, Texas
Arrangement Deleon Funeral Home Class of 57 Obituaries


There will be an informal reunion at Kruez BBQ at 12:00 on October 24th, 2009. The reunion is the idea of the Class of 1956 but other classes are invited. Attendees from several classes are expectcd. Lunch is Dutch Treat and no RSVP is required. If you need more information, the best person to contact is Linda Guckian lindaguckian@gvtc.com

11 July 2009: Gail Pfeiffer Grantham Spencer died unexpectantly of a blood clot to the lung this morning. No other information at this time. Class of 56 Obituaries

29 January 2009: Janice Parrish Seidel ( Neecy ) class of 1959 died Wed. 28 January 2009. Class of 59 Obituaries


12 Dec 2008: Jerry Rodriguez died on December 3rd and was buried on December 8th. Class of 57 Obituaries

5 Dec 2008: Angela Sanchez Islas died today. Family viewing Sunday 6:30 PM at Deleon's Funeral Home, Rosary Monday 7:00 PM at St Marys Church, Mass Tuesday 10:00 AM at St Mary Church with funeral following the mass. Class of 58 Obituaries

25 Nov 2008: Linda Kelley Springfield, Class of 59 died today. Class of 59 Obituaries

16 Sep 2008: Sue Powell Patterson, Class of 56 has died and is buried in Bateman Cemetery. No other information.

28 Aug 2008: Kenneth Braune, Class of 55 died last week. Kenneth lived in Kyle. A memorial service was held in Niederwald. His obituary will be posted later. Class of 55 Obituaries

LHS Class of 57 Mini-Reunion

The class of 1957 will have a mini reunion after the parade on June 14th, 2008. We will meet at Kruez (across from Cemetery) and have lunch together...We are also invited to attend the class of 1958's dance that evening at the Maxwell Social Club, Maxwell , Texas..We will celebrate the good ole 50's with the "Moods" band starting between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM...Casual dress.. BYOB... Any questions contact Dick Fox at dfox7@austin.rr.com or Susan at susanandfred@sbcglobal.net.


Join us the weekend of June 13th and 14th.

We'll decorate float at Glosserman's Chevrolet Friday night. Gather to ride in the parade at 8 AM Saturday, and big reunion and dance at Maxwell Social Club at 6 PM Saturday (iced tea and water will be provided.)

Other class-year members and all friends invited to come dance and visit at 8 PM.

Contact Sally at (512) 376-3367 or email Liz at lizvk@sbcglobal.net.

April 27, 2008: SCHREIBER, Milton Dennis, 69, retired American Airlines employee, of Denton, formerly of Lockhart, died Saturday. Survived by wife Patsy. Visitation 7 p.m. today, Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home, Denton. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Shady Shores Baptist Church, Shady Shores. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton. Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 4/27/2008. Obituary

March 10, 2008: Jena Latimer, former LHS high school teacher died. Obituary

January 15, 2008: Zorada Mae Petty Ray, 71, of Lockhart died Monday. Survived by husband Clayton `Tony.' Visitation 6 p.m. Thursday, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 2 p.m. Friday, McCurdy. Burial Pettytown Cemetery, Bastrop County. Obituary

January 13, 2008: Harold Wesley Martindale, 71, retired dairy plant manager, of Maxwell died Friday. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at the Martindale Cemetery. Arrangements by Eeds, Lockhart. Obituary


December 29, 2007: Mr. Victor Torres, 68, of Lockhart, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. Obituary

December 20, 2007: SCHULZE, A.H. `Pete,' 74, auto repair business owner, of Lockhart died Thursday. Survived by wife JoNell. Visitation 6 p.m. today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, First Lockhart Baptist Church. Burial Lockhart City Cemetery. Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 12/22/2007. Obituary

December 11, 2007: Gloria Reed Jeffrey, Class of 52 died. Obituary

October 29, 2007: Kenneth Overman, Class of 58 died of a massive heart attack on October 27 in Houston. A funeral service will be at 11 AM on Tuesday at Klein Funeral Home Chapel, 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Houston, 281-320-2674. Obituary

October 17, 2007. Oscar Riddle, Class of 54, of Lockhart died Monday. Visitation 6 p.m. Friday, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services will be private. Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 10/17/2007. Obituary

October 15, 2007. Chris Page, Class of 55, was found dead in his home. Obituary

July 29, 2007: Donald Peiser, Class of 55, died in Jones Creek, Texas. Obituary

June 9, 2007: The Class of 57 held their 50th reunion in Lockhart on June 8 and 9 with 41 classmates and about 50 guests in attendance. Coach Red Burditt was our special guest.


July 29, 2006: Chris Page LHS Class of 55 elected to Anglers Hall of Fame. LINK

May 6, 2006: Dean New, LHS Class of 1957 died at his home in Crosby Texas on Friday, May 5th. These are the arrangements for Dean's services. ... Viewing: Sunday 4-7 pm, Crespo-Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521, Baytown, Texas 77521, 281-839-0700. ... Services: Monday 10 am, First Baptist Church of Crosby, 615 Runneburg Road, Crosby, Texas, 77532, 281-328-2564. ... Burial: Center, Texas . Obituary

April 11, 2006: Daniel Loep, LHS Class of 1954 died in Houston on April 8th. Services April 11th. Obituary

LHS CLASS OF 1956__5Oth REUNION__June 9-10
Classes of 1955 and 1957 are also invited.
For More Information:


December 15, 2005: Marie Hellums (mother of Jimmie Hellums, class of 56) died December 9th. Obituary

September 8, 2005: Bobby Guinn (Class of '59) of Victoria died September 1, 2005. Obituary


There will be a reception honoring the football team of 1955 before the Del Valle game in the foyer of the new gym from 6:30-7:15 pm on Friday, November 4, 2005. The team will be escorted onto the field and introduced after the Lockhart band performance."

A note from Potsy Guckian
We will also have a pre-game reunion of all of our classmates regardless of whether you played football at Kreuz's on Highway 183, across from the cemetery at 5:00 pm before the game. We can eat there, but bring your own medication. We will leave for the football stadium about 6:15. Since we were very close to the graduating classes of 1955 and 1957, please inform any of those persons about the reunion. I hope all of you can attend.

Questions? Contact Potsy or Linda at lindaguckian@sbcglobal.net

LHS Goes Cruising! Check out the link below:
Cruise for LHS Alumni and Friends
Out of Galveston, October 15 to 22

July 25, 2005: Rebecca Livengood Gassenmayer (Class of '55) of Del Valle died Saturday. Rebecca was 69 and had been ill for some time. Visitation 6 p.m. today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lockhart City Cemetery. Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 7/25/2005. Obituary

July 11, 2005. Benny Voight of Lockhart died in the Austin Heart Hospital on June 30th. Obituary

April 19, 2005: Kenny Taylor (Class of 55) who attended high school in Lockhart died of a massive heart attack and passed away yesterday. He lived in Colorado. His younger sister, Barbara Taylor (Class of 58), who some of the older girls called "Apple" had passed away since January of this year along with her husband. Many from school will remember this family and these former classmates.

April 13, 2005: SANCHEZ, Alejandro Cruz, 67, of Lexington, formerly of Lockhart, died Sunday. Visitation 2 p.m. today, De Leon Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, First Lockhart Baptist Church. Burial Lockhart City Cemetery. Obituary will be posted when available. Obituary

Howard Grantham, LHS class of 1954, A&M class of 1958, passed away peacefully, with his family around him, Saturday evening, February 19, 2005, at about 7:10 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday, February 25th at the Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos... Viewing at 1:00 followed by services at 2:00. Burial at San Marcos Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Texas Heart Institute, Development Office, MC 3-117, P.O. Box 20345, Houston, Texas, 77225-0345 or the Texas A&M University Band, Adams Band Building, College Station, TX 77843-3153 or your choice. Gayle Pfeiffer Grantham LHS Class of 1956 is Howard's wife. Obituary

February 3, 2005: Ina Hill Hall 94 passed away on January 27, 2005. She was the mother of Tommy Hall, Class of 1957. Obituary


12/19/04: William Peck Westmoreland, Jr., LHS Class of 1960, passed away Saturday December 18, 2004 due to complications from surgery at Doctor's Regional Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Obituary

12/9/04: Cecilia Roberts Buckner, LHS Class of 1959 of Dale died Tuesday. Services 1 p.m. Friday, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Obituary

If you would like to make a contribution to the Pvt. Chad Johnson fund, send your check to American National Bank, 601 S. Colorado St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. Pvt. Johnson is recovering at Walter Reed Hospital and hopes to come home to Caldwell County for Christmas with your help.

12/03/04: Richard Fielder, LHS Class of 1959 passed away yesterday after a long illness. There will be a memorial service for Richard at Grace Lutheran in Lockhart at 1:30 on Monday. Obituary

Class of 1960's 45th Reunion will be June 11th, 2005. For additional information, contact Peggy Nolte Allen at pjna60@hotmail.com, or call 512-398-6058. Peggy needs updates on e-mail addresses, especially.

November 14, 2004: Kent Cardwell, Class of 1959, died in Austin on November 12. Services Monday November 15 at McCurdy's. Obituary

August 3, 2004: Lanny Sledge, Class of 1958, died Sunday night. Services will be Sat. Aug. 7, at 10:00 a.m. at The First Baptist Church in Ranger Texas. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home, in Ranger. Obituary

July 30, 2004: Howard Hellums 92 passed away on July 21. He was the father of Jimmy Hellums, Class of 1956. Obituary

July 30, 2004: Lois (Hutcheson) Seitz passed away on July 23. Lois was in the Class of 1953. . Obituary

May 13, 2004: Former LHS Football Coach Travis Raven passed away on May 11.Obituary

May 5, 2004: James E. Crozier died May 4, 2004. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2004 in the Weed- Corley-Fish Chapel followed by burial at Austin Memorial Park. Obituary

May 4, 2004: Former LHS Principal Monroe Bicknell, Jr., 86, died Monday, May 3, 2004 in Fort Worth. Graveside service: 2PM Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation 6-7 PM, Tuesday at Rosser Funeral Home. Obituary

April 18, 2004: Jolene Owen Crozier's mother passed away in the Golden Age Home. She was 89. Visitation Monday night from 6:00-8:00 at McCurdy Funeral Home. Service 4:00 Tuesday at McCurdy with burial at Jeffrey Cemetery in McMahan. Obituary

April 7, 2004: Edward Lane Bowden Jr. LHS Class of 1948 died on March 28, 2004. Obituary

April 4, 2004: Dorothea "Dora" Andrews, 86 of Lockhart died Friday. Visitation 6 pm Monday, Eeds Funeral Home, Lockhart, Services 1130 am Tuesday, Eeds, Burial Lockhart Cemetery.

Dora was the mother of Dorene (Andrews) Cavness, LHS Class of 1957, P.O. Box 22, Cherokee, Texas 78632 Obituary

March 26, 2004: There will be a barbecue dinner, dance, raffle and auction on Saturday May 1 at the Maxwell Social Club to help Billy Don with his medical expenses. Tickets available at Logos, Wilson-Riggin, Mas Macetas or by calling 289-2558 or 738-0762.

Billy Don is recovering from a stroke. He spent weeks in intensive care and has been out of work for months. Billy Don graduated from Lockhart High School in 1969 or thereabouts.

Please send this on if you have a email list of friends.

March 8, 2004: Peggy J. (Hilburn) Griffith, Lockhart Class of 1958, died this morning about 11 am. Visitation Wednesday 6:30 pm, services 10 am Thursday, First United Methodist Church in Lockhart, burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1:45 pm Thursday. (There will be a reserved section at services for the Class of 58.) Peggy's Obituary

February 12, 2004. Betty Sue (Fowler) Schroeder, 66, of Lockhart died Wednesday (February 11). Visitation 5:30 p.m. today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, Lockhart. Burial Lockhart City Cemetery. Betty was in the Lockhart Class of 1955. Link: Obituary


5 Feb 2004: Dorothy Barth Schulle, Most Worthy Citizen for 2003 and Frank Schulle, Most Worthy Citizen for 2004. Both were in Lockhart High School Class of 1952. Picture and Story from the Lockhart Post Register. Lockhart Post Register

Dorothy Schulle presents her husband, Frank with the award as Lockhart's Most Worthy Citizen. It was "An Evening in Paris" Saturday night at the Lockhart Junior High School as nearly 400 people turned out for the 69th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Frank Schulle was named Lockhart's Most Worthy Citizen during the banquet and was presented with the award by his wife, Dorothy, who won the honor last year. Jesse Lujan of Performance Collision Specialist, Inc. accepted the award ad business of the year from Brad Westmoreland. Last year's Agribusinessman of the Year winner, Buddy Hawkins, presented Morris White with the title for 2003. Spirit Awards were presented by Maters of ceremonies Kenneth Sneed and Stephanie Riggin to Mathew Sturn, Ray Sanders, Janet and J.J. Grigar, Jim Sells, Jeannie Fox, Javamotion-Vince, Leslie and Dorothy Harper and Aviator Theatres-James Sterling.

Gene and Doris New and Pasco's family are very appreciative of the Top Ten Scholarship donations that have been made in memory of Pasco Martin. They feel that Pasco would be very proud of this tribute.

Top 10 Scholarship donations in memory of or in honor of individuals can be made by sending a check in any amount to Lockhart High School, #1 Lion Country Drive, Lockhart, Texas 78644.

January 11, 2004. Marvin Schaarschmidt 67, of Lockhart died Wednesday. No services planned. Arrangements by All Faiths, south location. Marvin was in LHS Class of 1955. Link: Obituary


December 31, 2003: Herman Castleberry, 79, of Lockhart passed away Dec. 23, 2003. He was the father of Franklin Castleberry, Class of 1958. Link: Obituary

December 11, 2003: Pasco Martin, LHS Class of 1956, died today. Visitation at McCurdy Funeral Home on Sunday. The family will be at visitation from 6:00 to 8:00. Graveside services at Lockhart City Cemetery 2:00 on Monday.

Doris and I know so very well how much Pasco would have been pleased for the love, concern and respect that was showed to him and us during his illness and passing. Words do not seem to be enough to express our appreciation, love and respect for all of you.

Although God is our strength you were our crutch during this time of grief which allowed us to continue with our heads raised. We love you.

Time nor distance have not separated or diminished the bond, friendship and respect for LHS Classmates and I think it can be attributed to our teachers, coaches and parents. God Bless them.

Doris and I are now ok and we want to ask you to pray with us for our other classmates and love ones that are ill or have special needs.

Merry Christmas and God Bless all of you.

Sincerely, Gene and Doris

December 1, 2003: Irma Moore Campbell, 90, of Lockhart died Friday. Visitation 6 pm today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart. Services 10 am Tuesday, Lockhart City Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell is the mother of Doris New ('58) and Pasco Martin ('56). Link: Obituary

November 6, 2003: Clarence Edward Cheatham, 70, LHS Class of 1952, died Wednesday, November 5. Visitation 6 pm today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart, Services 2 pm Friday, McCurdy, Burial Memory Lawn Memorial Park, Martindale, Texas. Link: Picture

October 14, 2003: Clara Mae Lackey Buckner, 70, of Lockhart died Saturday. Visitation 6 pm today, McCurdy Funeral Home, Lockhart, Services 10 am Wednesday, McCurdy, Burial Bateman Cemetery. Clara Mae Lackey was in Lockhart High School Class of 1951. Her husband was Shirley Buckner, Lockhart High School Class of 1945. Link: Obituary

October 11, 2003: Zeke Sanchez's mother, Brigida G. Sanchez, 84, of Lockhart died Thursday. Rosary 8 pm Sunday, De Leon Funeral Home, Lockhart, Services 10 am Monday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lockhart. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery. Link: Obituary

September 21, 2003: Texas House Resolution passed honoring Lt. Col. Rodney Griffith. Link: Resolution (9/26/03)

September 21, 2003: There will be a gathering of the LHS Classes of 1955-1959 on Friday October 24 at 6:00 at the Plum Creek Inn in Lockhart. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Everyone is invited that wants to come.

September 13, 2003. Tom Vann, class of 1953, died from complications after surgery and a long illness with diabetes. Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral Home, Big Springs, Texas. Phone: 915-267-8288. Link: Obituary

September 13, 2003. Congratulations to Dorothy (Barth) and Frank Schulle, both Class of 1952, on their 50th wedding anniversary.

August 28, 2003. Former Lockhart High School football coach Red Burditt to be inducted into Texas A&M Hall of Fame. Link: Story

August 27, 2003. Edith Ruth Tiner Hemphill 90, mother of Janell Hemphill New, died August 25th. Link: Obituary

August 23, 2003. Rodney Griffith died in South Austin Hospital approximately 9 pm on August 21. Viewing will be at McCurdy Funeral home, Sunday 2-4 pm. Services at the Lockhart United Methodist Church, Monday 10 am. Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Monday 1:30 pm. Link: Obituary

July 25, 2003: The second blood drive for Rodney will be this Sunday, July 27 from 10:30 til 4:30 at the First United Methodist Church in Lockhart. Call 398-4421 to make a reservation. Walk-ins will also be accepted. If you're not in Lockhart, you can go to your local blood and tissue center and donate in Rodney's name.

July 19, 2003. Ruth Anglin, wife of Gerald Anglin, class of 1956 was killed in an automobile accident near Livingston, Texas on Thursday July 17. Link: Obituary

July 10, 2003. Mildred Cooper 89 died on July 3. She was the mother of Deborah Cooper class of 53 and Melba Cooper class of 55. Link: Obituary

July 5, 2003. Billy Hutcheson, age 61 of Lockhart died Friday, July 4. Link: Picture and Obituary

June 26, 2003. A second blood drive is planned for Rodney. The first drive collected over 50 units of blood and several donors had to be turned away because of time constraints. Rodney has used over 150 units. Link: Story

June 20, 2003. Blood Drive for Rodney, Sunday, June 22 at the United Methodist Church. Link: Details

June 19, 2003. Our classmate, Armando Castillo passed away this week. Link: Obituary

June 19, 2003 Troy Belver 92, father of Troy Belver class of 56 and Donald Belver class of 58 passed away this week. Link: Obituary

May 15, 2003 Lockhart Post Register: Jerry Rodriguez nominated for teacher's award. (Jerry was with the Class of 57 until 1954). Link: Picture and Story

March 28, 2003: Caldwell County Rally to Support America Link: Picture (James Powell)

March 11, 2003: Jack Hale, class of 57, died of cancer about February 5, 2003. He was living in Houston. No other record.

Jan. 10, 2003: Roden Carruthers ('56) of Lockhart died Jan. 8. Link: Obituary


December 9, 2002: Three Lockhart boys, Norbert Ohlendorf ('50), Bill Schroeder ('52) and Dee Powell ('53) will be featured on "The Junction Boys" on ESPN on December 14th. Link: Story

November 5, 2002: Lt.Col. Rodney Griffith USAF Ret. reviewed his
experiences as a Vietnam helicopter pilot at the Lockhart American Legion Post. Link: Story

October 26, 2002: The Class of 56 hosted a dinner for Pasco Martin at the Chisholm Trail Restaurant. Link: Pictures

October 24, 2002 Post Register: David Ohlendorf Class of 60 survives massive heart attack. Link: Picture and Story

September 18, 2002: Tige reports that the Class of 57 commemorative brick has been installed at the Court House (south side).

September 15, 2002: Jane and Janet Loep's mother died today. She was 91. Link: Obituary

July 18, 2002: Bobby Tamayo's mother died today. She was 90. Link: Obituary


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