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Southeast MO State sorority cleans graffiti from flood wall

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Southeast Missouri State University students are only here temporarily, but one sorority's goal is to make a permanent impact on the community.

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority are at the flood wall cleaning off some graffiti that they're calling provocative. 

The sorority says they decided to remove the graffiti so families and tourist wouldn't have to see negative images.

Members say with some of the sadness going on in the community, they felt there should be at least one place where residents could go to get away.

"Well we're trying to make our community a better place to live in, that's one of our mottos for Zeta Phi Beta: "Community, conscience, action-oriented organization," said Haley Ellison, chapter secretary.

"So anytime we feel a need to better the community we want to take that to our advantage, and help the community any way we can."

Members say they plan to be out here for about another 30 minutes and hold future events around town to bring out the best in this community.

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