- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
If you have children who have been staying indoors during the recent heat wave, there's a good chance cabin fever has set in. It's still hot, but the young ones are begging to go outside and play. One of the few safe outdoor activities these days is swimming or wading in the backyard pool.
With that in mind, we want to caution safety.
The city of Cape Girardeau requires 4-foot fences around swimming pools that hold at least 2 feet of water.
Jackson has similar restrictions.
But even for smaller baby pools that don't meet those depth requirements, please remember to keep an eye on the children in the water.
And when you're finished with swimming, for the sake of other children's safety, don't forget to take down the pool or empty it.
This summer's heat has already taken the lives of 16 people around Missouri. Let's not let swimming pools claim more victims.