TRUCK STOLEN IN GREENVILLE
Jerry D. Jarvis of Greenville reported to Greenville Police Monday, that a 1993 Ford F 150 Flairside pick-up truck was stolen from Blue Street in Greenville. The vehicle theft occurred sometime Saturday afternoon, May 19th.
BOX TOP SURVIVOR CHALLENGE AT GES THIS WEEK
Students at the Greenville Elementary School have been spending the majority of the year gathering box tops. During that time, the teachers whose classes have collected the most have continued to moved up in a Box Top Challenge coordinated by the GES Parent Club. According to Julie Embry, President of the Parent Club, this week will be the final week of the Box Top Collection and will be ended with a series of Box Top Survivor Challenges. The teams starting competition today are "The Outlaws" with Mr. Dothager, Mrs. Pruitt and Mrs. Pate; "Y.B.R.D" with Mrs. Young, Mrs. Howard and Mrs. Blumer; and "The Three Musketeers" with Mr. Stoecklin, Mrs. Lurkins and Ms. Theresa.
After three days of various challenges this week, only one team will be named the winner. All of the box tops are redeemed, with $0.10 earned for each one. According to Embry, GES has earned over $2,000 so far this year. All of the money goes into the Parent Club Fund, and in turn is used to purchase a variety of items for the school.
SUMMER SAFETY REMINDERS
With the sun shining, school almost out and pools getting ready to open, the Illinois Poison Control Center encourages families to remember summer poison prevention safety tips. Sunscreen should always be applied before going out into the sun. This will protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
As West Nile season approaches, it's important to remember to apply insect repellants before going outdoors. Most repellants contain DEET. Studies have shown that even though DEET can be harmful in large concentrations, adults and children over 2 months can wear up to 30% concentration. For pool owners keep in mind that the chemicals used to clean pools can be very dangerous if digested or inhaled. These products should be stored out of the sight and reach of children. The Illinois Poison Control Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a week at 1-800-222-1222.
ICC APPROVES POWER LINE PROJECT FOR NEW POWER PLANT
The Illinois Commerce Commission gave its final approval last week to a joint proposal by AmerenIP and Ameren Transco to construct a set of high voltage transmission lines in regards to a new power plant being constructed by Prairie State Generating Company. The plant will be located near Marissa, IL in Washington County and connected to the Ameren Grid.
The cost of the project is $90 million with AmerenTransco financing the majority of the cost to construct the lines. The ICC issued a certificate of convenience and necessity after both companies proved that the facilities are needed to provide adequate, reliable and efficient service to the plant.