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New Cemetery Ordinance Now in Effect in Andrews, Petitions Circulating

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS - Some people in Andrews are still furious about a new ordinance limiting what they put on tombstones in the County cemetery.

They had until mid-April to remove any decorations or keepsakes on graves.

The only thing still allowed are flowers in a provided vase.

County Commissioners say the rules have been in place for years because a shrine around a grave is a safety hazard.

But some people are fighting back.

Petitions are circulating to change the rules at the cemetery.

For more information, go to 905 northeast 1st Street, or call 349-7452.

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