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Archive for Saturday, July 1, 2006

Offices, services to close for holiday

July 1, 2006

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Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Tuesday in observance of Independence Day.

All city, county and state offices will be closed, as will federal offices in the General Services Administration and the federal courts.

State offices including district courts will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to an extended holiday granted to state employees.

City offices in most area towns and counties also will be closed Tuesday.

Banks will be closed.

Lawrence Bus Co. buses will not run.

Lawrence Transit System fixed routes and paratransit buses will not run. Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department offices and clinic will close. The Lawrence Workforce Center will close Monday and Tuesday.

Grass and leaves will be collected Monday. No residential or solid waste will be collected Tuesday, and regular residential routes will be delayed one day for the rest of the week, moving Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, etc. Commercial collection will be Tuesday.

To report a water or sewer emergency during the holiday, call 843-2685.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Eagle Bend Golf Course will be open.

The Lawrence Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., will be open from 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the Indoor Aquatic Center will be open from 5:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The South Park Wading Pool will be closed, and there also will be no Summer Playground, Mini Munchkin Camp, Unified Day Camp or Nature Summer Camps.

All other recreation facilities in Lawrence will be closed Tuesday and reopen Wednesday. There also will be no recreational classes, special events, special population classes or adult and youth sports on the holiday.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Tuesday.

There will be no regular mail delivery Tuesday.

UPS and FedEx regular deliveries also will not be made.

Home delivery and Bus 62 senior service meals will be canceled Tuesday. All activities at the Lawrence Senior Center, including clubs, classes and the noon meal, will be canceled. Meals also will not be served at Babcock Place, Edgewood Place, Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin senior centers.

Lawrence Meals on Wheels will deliver.

The Journal-World business office will be open regular hours Monday. On Tuesday, the Journal-World business office will be open for walk-ins and phone inquiries from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

USA Today will not be delivered Tuesday.

Liquor stores will be open but may close early.

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