By Frank St. John
On Friday, Aug. 24, supervisors at the Odd Fellows Road Mail Processing Facility in Lynchburg received notice that their jobs would be eliminated by March 8, effectively sending notice to all employees at that plant that the era of processing mail there has come to an end.
Some mail has already been siphoned to Roanoke and, if everything goes as planned, Roanoke processing will be moved to Greensboro, N.C., in early 2014. Again, that is the plan, according to postal management. The same thing is taking place around the country.
You, the citizens and taxpayers of this country, should be reminded that the United States Postal Service is a service to all of you, and it costs you, the taxpayers, nothing except the stamps or services you choose to purchase.
St. John lives in Bedford.