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Dewayne Streater just finished his 13th term as New Lima school board president. He is a third generation graduate of New Lima High School and said he believes it's important to keep small schools because of the relationships that are made between students and their teachers in and out of the classroom. Streater is a self-employed construction worker and helped build the softball field and the baseball dugouts; he wasn't paid for the work because he was a member of the school board. Photo by Sarah Boswell, The Oklahoman.