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Yuma School Building

 

This two story school building was located
at the current location of the Yuma Baptist Church






 

   The first school was damaged by storm by 1916 a second time and the county agreed to build a new one.  Workman framed the two story building and ran out of money. The local Woodman of the World Lodge pledged to finish the building, but after completing the second floor, their money ran out, also. Yuma Improvement Club organized and swung into action.  They organized a brass band, bought a new piano and ordered play books entitled “Kentucky Bell” and staged plays in the Methodist Church to earn money to build the school stage and stairway. Citizens signed a note at the bank for $1,650.00 for band instruments and piano, which they repaid by having plays. Mr. Connie Blow of McLemoresville instructed band two nights a week for two years. This club backed the school for any money the County could not afford.
 




Photograph provided by Sue Ann Lewis




 

           

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