Fire fighters need a younger generation

Erik Gilbreath has completed a program on the simulator. Corey Robins stands to the right.

WINSTON COUNTY - When there is a fire, the fire department is called, and they respond. But what happens when no one answers? There is a current need for fire departments across the nation, to which the younger generation is not responding to as in times past.

Accountant says finances are “in great shape”

Rick McCabe discusses finances with the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board and explains the board is in great shape financially. Clockwise from left are Mayor Ken Sunseri, Bobby Taylor, Blue Russell, Ralph Trallo, Glen Roberts, Lane Bates and McCabe.

HALEYVILLE - A good fiscal year with sound accounting gave the Haleyville Water Works and Sewer Board a satisfying review of their finances by Rick McCabe, CPA, of McCabe and Associates of Fayette. The review was given at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25. The finances were in great shape, according to McCabe, allowing the board to adopt a resolution for a clean water state revolving fund revenue bond.

Magnolia School at Camp McDowell is Alabama’s first

The Magnolia School at Camp McDowell: back row, from left are Jess Lingle, child care assistant; Chase; Isaac and Julie Camp, director. Front row, Ashtin; Alex; Jami; Annie Emerson, Magnolia Nature School teacher and Betsy.

NAUVOO - One of Winston County’s secluded spots is at Camp McDowell, on Clear Creek near the Walker County line. It was purchased by the Alabama Diocese in 1946 and made into the camp it is today. A multi-faceted facility brimming with stunning architecture, one of the highlights has become known as Alabama’s first nature pre-school: Magnolia Nature School at Camp McDowell.

James Spann visits Haleyville Elementary for program

Second grade students are intensley watching the screen as James Spann shows the weather balloons sent into the atmosphere daily for weather reports.

HALEYVILLE - The Weather Man himself showed up at Haleyville Elementary School Thursday, Jan. 16, while the second graders were studying weather. Meteorologist James Spann from the ABC network in Birmingham gave a program on the state of weather in Alabama and in general.

Three Eagle Scouts and three schools

Second graders sit in the outdoor classroom with students of Julie Dodson’s second grace class up front. From left are, Kyra Elliott, Lily Williams and Christopher Moore, Logan Lewis, Heather Tucker, Elise Beach, Jadyn Gravitt and Cashen Aderholt. Moore has just cut the ribbon declaring the outdoor classroom open.

DOUBLE SPRINGS - Three separate schools have benefited this year with three Boy Scouts earning their right to be called Eagle Scouts. The Winston Career Academy had the flag pole and the surrounding area updated by Mitchell Taylor, Winston County High School had an outdoor classroom built beside Double Springs Middle School by Hunter Fields and now Logan Lewis has completed an outdoor classroom at Double Springs Elementary School. Work on the project began in November.

4-H introduces students to fishing education

Kyler Jordan has been fishing before and likes it. “My aunt has a house by the lake and my other grandmother used to have a lake house at Smith Lake,” Jordan said. He had caught a catfish before while out fishing.

LYNN - One of the favorite pastimes of youth and grownups alike is the relaxation and excitement of fishing, especially when you hook and reel in a big one. Many youth today have never been fishing however. Kerri Roberts, the county 4-H Extension agent, sought a way to remedy this.

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A roll of fiber optic cable is placed outside the Lynn Fire Department

LYNN - Week before last, many noticed the large roll of fiber optic wire placed at the Lynn Volunteer Fire Department station located on County Road 59 north of Lynn. A crew from Star Construction, LLC, based out of Knoxville, Tenn., were digging a ditch on the east side of the road burying the fiber optic cable.