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Christmas comes early for Yukon principal

Thursday was like Christmas Day for Carla Smith. She couldn’t wait to see what the day offered. Smith is the principal at Yukon’s Skyview Elementary School. Thursday was the first day of classes for the 2018-19 school year. “The first day is better than Christmas Day in some ways. It is a new start, a…

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Welcome Back

For more than 11,000 Mustang students, Thursday is the first day of the new school year. Officials with the Mustang School District said they expect last year’s enrollment of 11,434 students to be eclipsed by about 400 for the new year. According to early enrollment numbers, Mustang has 11,960 students. However, that number is expected…

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Hundreds attend area backpack events

Four Yukon-area churches came to the rescue of more than 1,000 children over the weekend. Trinity Baptist Church’s efforts to provide back-to-school supplies proved to be a huge success, with more than 400 backpacks given away in about 3 ½ hours Saturday. Scott Kinney, the associate pastor, said more than 100 people were lined up…

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School supply event draws hundreds

The event was scheduled to start at 5 p.m., but an hour earlier there was a line already around the corner of the building at The Good Fight Church. Hundreds of people turned out Sunday to participate in a backpack and school supply giveaway sponsored by the church located at 500 E. Main St. in…

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