A Lawrence man received a special delivery Thursday morning, but the U.S. Postal Service had nothing to do with it.
The man, who lives in the 900 block of Chalk Hill Court, found six mailboxes, some of them dented, on his front lawn. Included in the jumble was his own mailbox, which was pried from its perch in front of his house sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.
"Senseless vandalism is what it looks like to me," police Sgt. George Wheeler said.
Police and the man who found the mailboxes were able to track down all but one of the owners, mostly because the boxes had addresses on them. Wheeler said one had an incomplete address.
Two of the other mailboxes came from the 2900 block of Westdale Road and the 700 block of Kasold, and another two came from Trail Road.
board plans meeting
The Douglas County Community Corrections Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The meeting, normally at the Douglas County Courthouse, will be in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, basement level meeting room A, at 111 E. 11th.
The quarterly meeting is open to the public.
Blood drive offers
Kansas Blood Services is sponsoring a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 535 Gateway Dr. All donors will receive a coupon for a pint of ice cream from Baskin-Robbins.
Kansas Blood Services supplies blood to nine hospitals in northeast Kansas. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-5383.
Group to celebrate
The Kansas African-American Affairs Commission will sponsor the Governor's Martin Luther King Day Celebration, "Come Share the Dream," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Regency Ballroom of the Ramada Inn, 420 SE Sixth St., Topeka.
The luncheon is to honor King's life and work and will feature keynote speaker James Boyer. He will speak on the legacy of social justice and nonviolence left by King.
Also, the Governor's Martin Luther King Civil Rights Award will be presented. The program also will include performances by the Haskell Dance Performers, Lawrence.
Registration is $20 and can be completed by sending a check or money order, along with the names of those who will attend with you, a contact name and phone number to the KAAC, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka 66612-1897.