Woonsocket Fireman Jason Bruce talks to the Woonsocket Elementary students about fire alarms and their use.

Last week, Oct. 7-13, was observed as Fire Safety and Prevention Week and Walk/Bike to School Safety Week. Each year the local volunteer fire departments visit the schools during this week in order to help the young people of Sanborn County to understand the need for safety procedures and precautions. This year the Department of Transportation (DOT) crew located in Woonsocket joined them to promote getting to school safely, too.

…Read on and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

Woonsocket’s Department of Transportation show off their awards. Pictured are the members, left to right: Craig Smith (Mitchell region engineer), Mike Kogel (lead worker), Larry Podhradsky (maintenance worker), Jim Cross (highway maintenance worker), Jay Schriever (highway maintenance worker).

The State Department of Transportation hands out an annual Shipshape Award to reward units who keep their maintenance yards orderly and attractive to the public. The award is given to one maintenance unit in each of the four regions of the state. This year’s Shipshape Award for this region is the Woonsocket location and crew.

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Three seniors, Madi Moody (7), Tesa Jensen (11) and Erica Howard (20) show how much fun they have playing volleyball together on the court during the Howard game on Monday, Oct. 8.

Last week was a busy week for Blackhawks Volleyball. They first traveled to Howard to bring home a victory in three with set scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-12.

The Lady Blackhawks were back at it the next night with a game in Forestburg against the James Valley Vikings. SCW played well together Tuesday night and won again in three sets. Set scores were 25-16, 25-22 and 25-18.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Lady Blackhawks traveled to White Lake to take on the Kimball/White Lake Wildkats. It was a good battle back and forth, but SCW came home with their only loss for the week. The game went to four sets with scores of 26-24, 21-25, 21-25 and 13-25. The Blackhawks finished the week strong with everyone working well together.

With a record of 16-7, the Lady Blackhawks have a hectic schedule this week with games on Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights. Friday night’s game is at Sanborn Central and is the volleyball team’s annual Cancer Awareness Night. The ladies play Bridgewater-Emery with games starting at 4 p.m.

…See details about the games along with more pictures of the games in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.