Fire prevention is one of the most important topics people can learn about and students at Moundville Elementary School learned about it from their local superheroes, firefighters.11 local fire departments and the Hale County Emergency Management Agency came out to teach kids fire safety tips while showing them how cool it is to be a firefighter. Since the weather is cooling down, firefighters touched on how to prevent fires caused by space heaters and fireplaces. They also stressed how important it is to have a smoke detector.Principal Jonathan Posey said he hoped this will create a good relationship between the kids and their local firefighters.“We are wanting our students to see those community partnerships,” said Posey. “Today is superhero day, it’s part of our homecoming festivities at Moundville this week and we want our students to see that we’ve got superheroes right here in our own community as well.”Russell Weeden, the Hale County EMA director, said that he hopes that they can inspire kids to want to be firefighters themselves when they grow up.
Western Bureau: Forward Michael Kerr sparkled for St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) yesterday scoring four goals in their 8-1 rout of The Manning’s School to breeze into the semi-finals of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup and a set date against Dinthill. The other semi-final will see Manchester take aim at Lennon. Kerr, who has been sizzling all season, took his goal-scoring feat for the season to 27 goals with his hat-trick plus one, while Demar James and Shawn Genus struck a brace each to condemn Manning’s to a most lopsided defeat. “This victory is a very pleasing one to me. It made a statement of intent that we want to return to the winners’ circle,” said Omar Wedderburn, the STETHS coach. “We continue to show class and work hard every day, which, as I always say, is how we approach every game,” he added. Wedderburn told The Gleaner that being in the semi-finals is reason to be happy but noted that the work is only half done. He said getting back to the final and erasing last year’s defeat to Clarendon College was firmly in their thoughts. “Not that we care too much about the past, but that was a lesson we learnt, and now we have a chance from here on to change that,” Wedderburn said, adding that his players continued to amaze him as they play to instructions and take nothing for granted. STETHS advance with maximum nine points from three quarter-final matches, while Vere Technical finished their season on a good note by edging Marcus Garvey High 1-0. They ended with six points and showed signs along the way that they could be in the running come next year, all things being equal.