McAlester city employees are getting a special treat this holiday: Most will be getting off at noon Thursday, something they’ve not had before, according to Pat Freeman, head of the city’s utilities division.

That means McAlester City Hall will be closed from noon Thursday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, when city offices reopen for regular business.

The city landfill will be open Friday, but will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, officials said.

There will be no garbage pickup in McAlester Saturday or Sunday.

In other areas, city halls in Wilburton, Hartshorne and Quinton will be closed Monday. Kiowa City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, while city halls in Eufaula and Haileyville will be closed Friday and Monday.

The Latimer County Courthouse will close at noon Friday and will remain closed all day Monday. In Haskell County, the courthouse will also be closed all day Monday, with a possibility of closing at noon Friday, officials said.

The Pittsburg and McIntosh county courthouses will be closed Friday and Monday.

The McAlester Public Library will be closed Friday, Saturday and Monday, reopening for business Tuesday. Eufaula Memorial Library will be closed Saturday to Tuesday.

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