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April 12, 2013

Saturday delivery will continue — for now

Ada —  

People who check their mailboxes for magazines, catalogs and bills on Saturdays can continue that part of their weekend routine — at least for now.

The U.S. Postal Service backed off its plan to eliminate weekend mail service on Wednesday, two months after the financially troubled agency announced that it would adopt a five-day delivery schedule in August. Postal Service officials have said ending Saturday delivery would ease the agency’s budget woes, but Congress has not embraced the idea.

Adans had mixed reactions to Wednesday’s announcement.

“Personally, I was happy that there would still be Saturday delivery,” said Brock Harris, owner of McCortney’s Family Pharmacy and Compounding Center, “but as far as my business is concerned, it’s really negligible. It neither hurts nor helps us.”

Jennifer Greenstreet, head librarian at the Ada Public Library, said she was mildly surprised that the Postal Service had retreated from its plan to eliminate weekend mail delivery. She added that the library receives a lot of mail on Saturdays but doesn’t send much out.

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