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Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Businesses, services close to observe Thanksgiving holiday

November 21, 2007

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Many government offices and public services in Lawrence and area towns will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

All city, county and state offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Federal offices in the General Services Administration will be closed Thursday but open Friday.

Banks will be closed Thursday and open Friday.

The postal service won't make deliveries Thursday, and its business office will be closed. Express Mail deliveries will be made, and a regular schedule resumes Friday.

Federal Express will not make regular deliveries Thursday, and UPS will not make regular deliveries Thursday or Friday.

Lawrence Transit System buses and the T Lift will not run Thursday but will be on a normal schedule Friday. Parking meters downtown will be free Thursday only.

In Lawrence, Thursday's residential solid waste collection will be moved to Friday, and Friday and Saturday commercial collection will operate normally. To report a water-line break on a holiday or weekend, call 843-2685.

All city recreation centers will close at 5 p.m. today, and the East Lawrence and Holcom Park recreation centers and the Community Building will reopen from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. The centers will resume normal hours Saturday.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will close Thursday and reopen Friday with holiday hours. The Carl Knox Natatorium at Lawrence High School will be closed today through Sunday.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., and Eagle Bend Golf Course will be closed Thursday and reopen Friday.

Senior Services of Douglas County will not open the Lawrence Senior Center or dining centers or offer meal delivery or transportation Thursday or Friday. Lawrence Meals on Wheels will not deliver Thursday.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and meals will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen's Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Lawrence Public Library will be closed Thursday and open Friday. Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, Suite R, will close Thursday and Friday.

The customer service department of the Journal-World will be open for calls and walk-ins from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. The Journal-World will be open regular hours Friday.

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