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- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)12
- Charges filed in Sunday murder; suspects in custody (2/14/18)2
- University Foundation to honor Talberts as Friends of the University (2/13/18)2
- TJ's Burgers, Wings & Pizza expands with dining area in Fruitland (2/16/18)
- Major case squad activated to investigate shooting death in Cape (2/13/18)
- Lovebirds for 80 years give advice: Trust, patience and 'Tell 'em you love 'em' (2/14/18)2
- Jackson schools to install artificial turf on football, soccer fields (2/14/18)
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)2
- Area restaurants plan for those observing Lent on Valentine's Day (2/12/18)
Jackson focuses on cleaning up
To the editor:
Since Jackson, Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area have declared war on trash, I thought it would be a good time for an update on some of the efforts in Jackson.
Jackson has placed 12 large decorative trash cans with the city logo in our uptown areas. They are being used, and we empty them on a regular basis.
The Rotary and Elks clubs recently cleaned up portions of Highway 61 North and Route D in Jackson. Dozens of Missouri Department of Transportation bags were filled. Thank you.
Park Day in Jackson is April 30 starting at 8 a.m. at Shelter No. 1 in the main City Park. With the help of dozens of interested citizens our entire park system will get a facelift.
Our recent fix-up/cleanup week was a huge success. Our sanitation crew and other city employees collected over 285 tons of unwanted refuse. This cost the city about $9,000. We feel that is money well spent in a continuing effort to keep Jackson as clean and tidy as possible.
These efforts will only be successful with the continuing cooperation and help from our citizens. I thank everyone who has helped so far and encourage all the citizens of Jackson to do their part in the battle against trash. We also look forward to being an active part of the multicity committee formed recently by Mayor Jay Knudtson. Our communities are only as clean as we make them. Let's all do our part to make it happen.
PAUL W. SANDER, Mayor, Jackson