SE Missouri post office reopens after floods

MOREHOUSE, Mo. (AP) — Officials in the southeast Missouri town of Morehouse recently marked the reopening of the local post office that had been closed because of spring floods.

Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija said having the local facility open means a lot to the town, which has about 1000 residents. He told The Southeast Missourian that after flooding in the region residents worried that the U.S. Postal Service wouldn't reopen the facility.

To ensure its return, they enlisted the help of Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who said rural postal services are essential to southeast Missouri's rural communities and much more than a convenience.

The community also gave Emerson a certificate of appreciation during the reopening ceremony Thursday.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,


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