Arkansas and Its Post Offices

[imgbelt img=6264068775_1578ae9943_z.jpeg]Arkansas could lose more than a third of its post offices under a plan proposed by the U.S. Postal Service. A photo essay looks at the towns and people these offices serve.


full slide show here. 

The Postal Service is considering closing 3,653 post offices; 179 of these are in Arkansas. If the Postal Service has its way, 35 percent of the post offices in the state would be closed.

Equal Voice writes:

“In rural areas – where cell phone connections are unreliable and Internet service painfully slow –the post office is a community’s connection to the outside world, and residents are fighting with all they have to keep that connection.”