Tag Archives: USPS

Memphis Called On To Help Stamp Out Hunger

Memphis residents will have the chance to donate food by leaving it for the mail carrier on Saturday, May 11, as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger event. In cooperation with The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, mail carriers in Memphis will be collecting donations as they make […]

Decades-Long Battle Over State-Line Mailing Addresses Finally Resolved

For decades, a small number of Scotland County residents in the northern most part of the state have been battling with the United States Postal Service regarding their state of residency. Despite the fact their property was legally located south of the state line, the USPS insisted on maintaining Iowa mailing addresses for the Missouri […]

New 911 Addresses Going Into Effect in Scotland County

Memphis postal customers in rural Scotland County received official notice this week of new 911 addresses that are now officially in effect. The Scotland County Commission with the assistance of Mapping Solutions and the United States Postal Service is near completion of the Scotland County 911 addressing project. Over the past month the new addresses […]

Petition Drive Reveals Plans to Reopen Gorin Post Office

Less than a week after the Gorin Post office was closed due to concerns about the building’s safety, a local petition drive was started in an attempt to ensure the facility would not be closed permanently. Those efforts appear to have paid off. Recent correspondence from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s office has revealed plans to […]

Postal Carrier Injured by Falling Tree Limb

It was even during the calm before the storm, but a Memphis postal carrier suffered a freak injury Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a falling tree limb while delivering the mail on Madison Street, west of the library. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s office, David Beckley, age 67, of Memphis was transported […]

Letter Carriers to Help Stamp Out Hunger With 23rd Annual Food Drive

Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the National Association Letter Carrier (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Saturday, May 9 marks the 23rd […]

Newspaper Subscribers May Be the Unseen Victims in USPS Plant Closings

The U.S. Postal Service should evaluate the impact of slower service to newspaper subscribers before proceeding with 2015 closings of mail processing plants, National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., said this week. Edgecombe is the publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE. NNA seconded the concern expressed by the USPS Office of the […]

Kirkpatrick Nominated for Missouri Rural Postal Carrier of the Year

With nearly 30 years of service as a rural postal carrier, David Kirkpatrick of Memphis was recently recognized by the Missouri Rural Letter Carriers Association (MORLCA) as the Third District nominee for the 2014 Missouri Rural Carrier of the Year Award. Kirkpatrick was featured in the July issue of the Missouri Rural Carrier Magazine. He […]

Mail Carriers Hope to Help Stamp Out Hunger With Food Drive

Saturday, May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving – the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. “Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger,” said Memphis Post Master Monica March. “So, […]

McCaskill Scores Victory for Rural Missouri in Fight to Save Post Offices

As the U.S. Senate considers legislation reforming the Postal Service, Senator Claire McCaskill today won a victory for rural Missouri post offices after the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved her proposals to increase protections for rural post offices and postal delivery standards. The February 6th, 9-1 committee vote to strengthen the finances of […]