School razedDown the road, officials with Ardmore Adventist Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist private school, lost their school building. School treasurer Darvin Hartzo said the school of 17 students was gone, but school officials wasted no time getting their flagpole back in place to fly the American flag as a symbol of hope. "Our school is gone, but we’re not going to let the small stuff bother us,” he said. "We’ll use the church hall until we find a better solution, but we will prevail. Our kids are ready to start over and most importantly, no one was hurt. We’ll come out of this.” The school’s pecan orchard isn’t salvageable, though. "We lost all of our pecan trees, and that’s hard because we made a nice profit from those pecans every year for the school,” he said. "Now we don’t have anything except firewood.”
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