3-18-2011

 




FARM FATALITY IN DONNELSON

Greenville Firefighters responded to a call for mutual aid from Shoal Creek Firefighters at approximately 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  The request for assistance was cancelled enroute.  A Bond County Deputy on the scene on 3rd Street in Donnellson, informed WGEL the incident was a farm fatality.  The Montgomery County Coroner was on scene and names have not been released. 


GHS PRODUCTION OF “ANNIE”

Greenville High School will present the musical “Annie” this Friday and Saturday, March 18-19 and Friday and Saturday, March 25-26.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at Watson’s Drug Store or the Greenville High School office.  Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, ages 4 to 12.  Children 3 years old and younger will be admitted free.  Tickets purchased at the door will cost $1.00 more. All four performances begin at 7:00 p.m.


TOURISM COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 24

The Greenville Tourism Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.  Items on the agenda include discussion of the 2011 National Guernsey Convention sale, a marketing plan, and the 2011 budget proposal.  The public is invited to attend. 


KINDERGARTEN SCREENING AND PRE-REGISTRATION AT POCAHONTAS

Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2011 are eligible for kindergarten enrollment.  Kindergarten screening and pre-registration at Pocahontas School is Wednesday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To schedule a screening or for more information, call Kim at 669-2296.

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EPA PROPOSAL ON MERCURY POLLUTION

In response to a court deadline, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic, and other toxic air pollution from power plants.  The new standards will require many power plants to install widely available proven pollution control technologies and would provide a level playing field for power plants across the country as all would be subject to the same emission limits. Power plants are the largest source of several toxic air pollutants and are responsible for half of the U.S. mercury and acid gas emissions. Toxic air pollutants, like mercury, have been shown to cause neurological damage, including lower IQ, in children exposed in the womb and during early development.  Emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel, and acid gases are also linked to heart attacks, childhood asthma, acute bronchitis, and premature death.


KASKASKIA COLLEGE TO HOST FAFSA WORKSHOP

The Kaskaskia College Financial Aid office is hosting a FAFSA workshop Friday, April 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in room L-102 on the KC Main Campus.  College-bound students and parents may receive help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 2011-2012 forms.  The workshop will be available the first Friday of every month beginning in April.  For more information and a list of financial documents to bring to the workshop, call 545-3080.


OBITUARIES

CLARENCE H. “DUTCH” ZOBRIST

Clarence H. “Dutch” Zobrist, age 80, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 16 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in the Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation or Highland Home.


WEATHER

SATURDAY - mostly sunny, high 58, low 45

SUNDAY - mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high 66, low 54


PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Listen for the Public Affairs Program this Sunday following the noon Bond County News on WGEL 101.7FM.   Tom Kennedy will interview Mike Mark from the American Lung Association.  Topics will include tips on how to quit tobacco use.


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