SIKESTON -- Sikeston's mayor called on residents and law enforcement to join in the fight against litterbugs.
Mayor Mike Marshall said during the regular City Council meeting Monday that he has received comments from residents about litter in the city.
Marshall encouraged residents to lend a hand and asked Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden to vigorously enforce the city's littering ordinance.
"Be conscious of littering," he said. "Let's clean our town up. Let's not litter. This is our town and let's be proud of it."
Marshall suggested churches, Boy Scout troops and school classes could lend a hand by picking up litter along roadsides.
"Let's get our town cleaned up," he said. "The city can't afford to do it -- it's going to have to be a volunteer type thing. ... It would be a good project."
The Rev. Ron Tate, senior pastor the First Assembly of God Church and president of the Sikeston Area Ministerial Alliance, said the Ministerial Alliance would participate in the fight against litter.
"We'll be happy to take a leading role in this," Tate said.
"Let's catch these litterbugs," Marshall said.