Lincoln County students wrapped up the 2003-04 school year this morning. The weekend marks the beginning of summer vacation for kids.
Workers in the region will begin their holiday celebration of Memorial Day this weekend.
City and county workers will have a three day weekend with offices remaining closed on Memorial Day, Monday.
Post offices also will be closed. Delivery will resume Tuesday.
Many area banks will be closed.
The Lincoln Times-News will close at noon.
Many people see Memorial Day as the beginning of summer. Pools open, and barbecues are lit.
Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is celebrated to honor men and women in the armed forces. It was first observed to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers.