Cemetery workers will be removing decorations during a formal cemetery pickup in October.

In compliance with the Rolla Cemetery rules and regulations, cemetery workers will be removing all solar lights, funeral designs, artificial floral pieces and any other decorations which are on the ground, as well as any others deemed unsightly, during a formal cemetery pickup beginning Monday, Oct. 26. Family members may remove items themselves prior.

This procedure enables cemetery personnel to rid the cemetery of old and unsightly arrangements and maintain the cemetery within the posted rules and regulations to enhance the appearance and longevity of the Rolla Cemetery. 

After Oct. 23, all solar lights, decorations, and structural additions of any kind not approved in the rules or with a required permit on file with the city, that are placed on the ground and not on the grave markers are subject to immediate removal. A complete set of the Rolla Cemetery rules and regulations may be obtained from the cemetery office, located at 901 N. Elm and can be found at www.rollamoparks.org/rollacemetery

Formal cemetery pickup occurs four times per year:

— The last full week of February.

— The last full week of April.

— The last full week of July.

— The last full week of October.

Additional information about the Rolla Cemetery is available by calling the cemetery office at (573) 426-6901.