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.
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.