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- Seeking new history: Centurion Development buys former Woolworth building at 1 N. Main St. (7/28/16)5
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Cape resident gets seven years in prison for shooting at man (7/26/16)1
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Burglary of trailer leaves its residents homeless (7/27/16)4
- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Police: Child's video revealed stepfather's abuse of sibling (7/28/16)3
- Foot plots provide habitats and nutrition to attract wildlife, grow populations (7/18/16)
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
Fireworks usersleft unpatriotic litter everywhere
To the editor:
I was very disheartened to see the amount of litter left by residents shooting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. The remnants of used fireworks could be seen everywhere on sidewalks and streets in Cape Girardeau. I believe it is disrespectful and careless to litter, particularly after a patriotic celebration. Like any privilege, shooting fireworks also carries a responsibility. Part of that responsibility is to clean up after the party. While it is patriotic to shoot off fireworks, it is not patriotic to litter the streets.
The celebration of another American pastime also resulted in a common area being littered and strewn with trash. Throughout the holiday weekend, baseball games were played at Capaha Park. The area under the bleachers was filled with trash, bottles, cans and fireworks remnants. Trashing an area shows only disrespect for the community and country, not pride and appreciation.
I hope Cape Girardeau residents will demonstrate respect for our neighbors and community by keeping the community clean every day -- and certainly on the Fourth of July next year.
Keep Cape Beautiful Council
Cape Girardeau Chamber