Springville comes to Heflin on Friday for the opening round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. It will be Cleburne County’s 14th consecutive playoff appearance. Cleburne County (16-10) and Springville will play a doubleheader Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m. If a third game is necessary to decide the best-of-three series, it will be played Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, when U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson promoted a focus on being aware of and solving the nation’s environmental problems.

The event grew and is now an international day with 142 nations taking part. The theme of this year’s national celebration is “End Plastic Pollution.”