City officials in Grove and Ottawa County announced Friday that Tuesday's meetings have been canceled per an executive order issued in respect of the passing of former president Gerald Ford.

However, the Delaware County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse, the county clerk confirmed.

On Dec. 28, President George Bush issued an executive order declaring Tuesday, Jan.2, as a national day of mourning, closing certain federal offices in honor of Ford's passing.

Gov. Brad Henry issued the state order on Friday, directing authorities who are responsible for facilities or programs that require 24-hour operation to arrange appropriate staffing consistent with policies and procedures used for other state holidays.

“All official business in the state of Oklahoma, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, shall be suspended while our state and nation mourn the death of President Gerald R. Ford, the governor wrote.

Carol Fortner, county clerk said she'd spoken twice with Dave Kendrick, newly appointed chairman of the Delaware County Commission and he'd confirmed that entity would be conducting business as usual on Tuesday.

The office of the district court and that of its clerk would be closed, Fortner confirmed.

Kenny Crowder, newly elected commissioner for district one, is slated to be sworn into office on Tuesday.

The Grove City Council meeting will be rescheduled for a later date, according to the press release issued on Friday.