Ex-students bid 'goodbye' to closing Okla. school

YUBA, Okla. (AP) - Former students and teachers at Yuba
Elementary School have bid the school goodbye.
During a farewell event Saturday afternoon, photos lined the
walls and cafeteria tables were covered with old yearbooks,
scrapbooks, photo albums and school bulletins. Yuba Elementary
School T-shirts were for sale, emblazoned with the "Roadrunner"
mascot and the dates 1929-2010.
This is the final semester for the school that is closing due to
budget cuts. Eight teachers are employed at the school and
approximately 60 students are enrolled in kindergarten through
sixth grade.
Tonya Wade not only attended Yuba School, but she has also
taught there for 20 years. She said she was devastated when she
heard the school was to be closed.

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