From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 8, 1988:
- In the spirit of a long-standing tradition of citywide spring cleaning, the Lawrence City Commission and Douglas County Commission officially set aside this week to tidy up Lawrence. The city was offering free trash bags for anyone wanting to clean up around their business or in their neighborhood. "We're trying to put a spotlight on the negativisms of littering," said Larry Heeb, chair of the Senior Council of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, which had planned the clean-up event. "People litter without awareness in many cases and we're trying to point out the problem. Hopefully, there will be a lingering impact."
- Although they had closed their doors on the winter shelter program in April, the folks at the Salvation Army were continuing to serve local homeless people with a breakfast program on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. "We wanted to fill in some holes on the days that LINK doesn't serve," said employee Linda Christopherson.
- A total of 125 students had graduated from Haskell Indian Junior College in fall 1987 or spring 1988, according to a news release. Haskell had held its 104th commencement exercises this week at the Coffin Sports Complex.