Lawrence city commissioners are taking a premeditated break.
Instead of gathering for their usual Tuesday night business meeting, commissioners will have the night off to do as they please. Commissioners typically only meet for four business meetings each month; they've already met four times.
With Tuesday being the potential fifth, no meeting was scheduled.
The break will not be long enough for a vacation. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss transportation issues during a study session at 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts.
Their next business meeting is set for 6:35 p.m. July 7 at city hall.
McLouth to hold
A fireworks display will be held at dark, about 9:45 p.m., July 4 in McLouth. It will be west of the high school football field, behind the new baseball fields. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Do not bring personal fireworks to shoot. The event is sponsored by McLouth Recreation Commission, City of McLouth, McLouth Kiwanis Club and the McLouth Fire Department.
Big Brothers agency
seeks public support
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County is asking members of the community for help in its pursuit of funding.
The organization is requesting funds from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to be used to extend and support the Partnership With Youth Program. The program serves juvenile offenders and their siblings by matching them with volunteer mentors who spend three to four hours each week with them.
To help in the fund-raising efforts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters is asking community members to write a short letter of endorsement. The letter should be addressed to OJJDP grant review committee and may be sent to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 733 Mass., Lawrence 66044.
to hold workshop
The Peace Corps will be sponsoring an ``International Education Opportunities Workshop'' from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 1 at Wichita State University. Educators who served as volunteers in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa will be on hand.
For information or to make a reservation, call 800-424-8580, then press 1.