usps http://kbia.org en Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia http://kbia.org/post/study-could-reroute-mail-processing-out-columbia <p>The U.S. Postal service is considering a plan that would send all of the first class mail sent from Mid-Missouri through Kansas City or St. Louis, instead of Columbia. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:50:13 +0000 James Parham 30745 at http://kbia.org Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia As rural post offices close, Hartsburg residents highlight the PO's role http://kbia.org/post/rural-post-offices-close-hartsburg-residents-highlight-pos-role <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Hartsburg is home to one of the 13,000 rural post offices across the country that are reducing business hours in response to a major drop in revenue for the United States Postal Service.</p><p> Thirty Hartsburg residents met Wednesday to review the decision to keep the town’s post office open for only four hours on weekdays.</p><p> To the Hartsburg residents who gathered to discuss the future of the town’s postal service, the post office provides more than their mail—it gives the town an identity.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:26:47 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 25289 at http://kbia.org As rural post offices close, Hartsburg residents highlight the PO's role Drought kills Christmas trees while some post offices kill morning hours http://kbia.org/post/drought-kills-christmas-trees-while-some-post-offices-kill-morning-hours <p></p><p></p><p>Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many people have begun to deck the halls, gorge on delectable dishes, and send out greeting cards. Well, that last one might become trickier for some rural residents soon. That’s because the United States Postal Service is moving ahead to reduce the hours of thousands of post offices across the country.&nbsp; Jennifer Davidson has this report from a rural Ozarks community.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:53:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25175 at http://kbia.org Drought kills Christmas trees while some post offices kill morning hours Rural post offices prepare for reduction of hours http://kbia.org/post/rural-post-offices-prepare-reduction-hours <p></p><p>A tiny post office sits in Pomona, Mo. It’s a very small, white plaster concrete building with a flagpole to the side.</p><p>Pomona is in a rural area in south central Missouri.&nbsp; This is one of the many post offices across the United States in an effort to save money by the US Postal Service.</p><p>“I think all of the smaller offices in this area—they’re all going to that, because, you know, there’s a lot of lag time,” says Anna Carnefix,&nbsp;the postmaster relief for the Pomona office.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:44:24 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 25174 at http://kbia.org Rural post offices prepare for reduction of hours Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/supporters-usps-rally-columbia <p>About 20 supporters of the post office rallied in downtown Columbia Thursday.&nbsp; Gathering outside Senator Claire McCaskill&#39;s office, supporters held banners and flyers opposing Senate bill 1789, which would cut funding to the U.S. Postal Service. They say a cut from 6 days to 5 days in service will slow down many deliveries. Eale Breedlove, a 30 year veteran of the postal service, says it could also put many veterans out of a job.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:03:16 +0000 Joyu Wang 12390 at http://kbia.org Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia