Letter to the Editor

Vandalism hurts business owners

Sunday, November 18, 2007

To the editor:Our family owns a small neighborhood business called Store Holiday, and it once again fell victim to destruction of property Nov. 8. The first incident involved a group of young men with CO2 guns who were caught. The vandalism around town is senseless and hurts owners who struggle in today's economy to stay open. Most of us are trying to provide a variety of goods and services in parts of Cape Girardeau that some have forgotten. We hope the citizens of Cape who appreciate diversity will band together by reporting any of these crimes to the local authorities.

CHRIS PENDER and ULLANDA JACKSON, Store Holiday, Cape Girardeau