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Archive for Saturday, January 16, 2010

Offices, services to close Monday

January 16, 2010

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Government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All city and state offices will be closed.

Douglas County and District Court offices will be closed. City offices in most area towns will be closed, as will county offices in Franklin, Jefferson and Leavenworth counties.

Federal offices in the General Services Administration and federal courts will be closed.

Banks will be closed.

No Kansas University classes are scheduled Monday. Anschutz and Watson libraries will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. to midnight Monday.

Lawrence Transit System and T-Lift buses will operate on regular schedules Monday. Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free.

The holiday will not affect residential solid waste collection in Lawrence. Commercial waste collection routes scheduled for Monday will be collected. To report a water-line break on the holiday or weekend, call 843-2685.

South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass., will be open for classes. East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., and Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St., and Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be open. All aquatic classes will go on as scheduled.

Aquatic division offices will be closed Monday. The Carl Knox Natatorium, 1901 La., will be open from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for lap swimming.

All Lawrence recreation classes, adult sports leagues and special population classes will go on as scheduled. The youth sports hoopsters league will not practice at school facilities, but games at the East Lawrence Recreation Center are on as scheduled.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., is closed on Mondays. Eagle Bend Golf Course is covered with snow and won’t be open.

The Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., will be open.

The Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa, will be closed.

U.S. Postal Service will not make regular mail delivery, and post offices will be closed. UPS and FedEx will make regular deliveries.

All activities at Lawrence Senior Center, including clubs, classes and the noon meal, will be canceled. Home delivery and Bus 62 senior service meals are canceled.

Meals also will not be served at Babcock Place, Edgewood Place, and the Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin City senior centers.

The Journal-World will be open regular hours.

USA Today will be published.

Liquor stores will be open.

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