Archive for Thursday, May 25, 2006

Many offices to close Memorial Day

May 25, 2006


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

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

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

Most banks will be closed.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department clinic and administrative offices will be closed.

The Lawrence Workforce Center will be closed.

Lawrence T buses will not run. Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free on Monday.

Kansas University offices will be closed. The Dole Institute of Politics will remain open.

No city yard waste pickups are scheduled Monday. City residents are asked to put yard waste out with their normal weekly trash pickup. No other changes are planned in sanitation route schedules. Commercial pickups on Monday will run as usual.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be open for lap swimming from 5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The water slide and diving area will be open from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the zero-depth and children's area will be open from 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., will be open from 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Eagle Bend Golf Course and Learning Center, 1250 E. 902 Road, will be open for tee times. All other Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed.

American Legion Post No. 14 of Lawrence will stage a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill Ave., and the cemetery and Maple Grove Cemetery, intersection of highways 24 and 40, will be open from dusk to dawn during the holiday weekend. The office at Oak Hill will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars plans a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday.

There will be no regular mail delivery Monday. UPS and FedEx regular deliveries also will not be made.

Home delivery and Bus 62 senior service meals will be canceled Monday.

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 be delivering.

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

USA Today will not be delivered.

Most liquor stores will be open, but may close early.


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