Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2001

News briefing

May 9, 2001

Cancer support group to meet Monday

The Leavenworth County Breast Cancer Support Group will focus on "Making Decisions" at its meeting Monday.

The meeting runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Public Library, 305 Bury. Survivors and care givers are welcome.

Fort implementing security measures

The Department of the Army had directed that all Army installations in the U.S. initiate increased force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of those who live and work on military installations.

Fort Leavenworth will implement the new directive starting next Tuesday. All post residents and employees will be required to register their vehicles and nighttime access will be limited to only those having a valid reason for entering the fort.

Vehicle registration begins mid-May and is expected to be completed by July. Everyone who lives or works on Fort Leavenworth, to include Department of the Army civilians and contractors requiring continuing access to the fort, will be issued a Department of Defense sticker for their vehicles. Controlled access will also start in mid-May. The Hancock (west) and USDB Farm (north) entrances will be closed between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.; the only entry and exit during those hours will be via the Grant Avenue entrance.

During the restricted access hours, the Grant Avenue entrance will be manned by military police who will check ID cards until vehicle registration has been completed. Those without ID cards will be screened to determine what business they have on the installation. Valid visitors will be issued a visitor's pass. Access during the day from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. will not be restricted and all gates will remain open. Periodically vehicle and ID card checks will be conducted during normal duty and evening hours.

Recycling drop-off set Saturday morning

The next SORT Recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Fourth-grade students of Karen Stephenson will donate their time at this drop-off to collect recyclable items.

The next SORT drop-off will be May 26.

Farmers market to open in Lawrence

The Lawrence Farmers Market season begins Saturday with the 6:30 a.m. opening bell.

The market, sponsored by Downtown Lawrence Inc., is on Vermont Street, between 10th and 11th streets. It is open from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

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