It seems reports of the demise of the postal service are greatly exaggerated.
The USPS has several job openings. The next two job fairs are on Thursday and Friday at the post offices in Washington and Imperial, Missouri respectively. News of open jobs is welcome news after rumors of lay-offs dogged the agency earlier this year.
Saturday mail delivery was designated for cuts, but legislators approved a bill that would mandate Saturday delivery.
A link to the application process is here.
You can see a job description here.
Remaining job fairs this week:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Washington Post Office
1777 Washington Crossing
Washington, MO 63091-9998
Friday, May 31, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Imperial Post Office
6035 W. Outer Rd
Imperial, MO 63052-9998
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Senate Democrats are crafting concealed carry legislation that doesn't also curb local firearms laws and toughens alcohol-related prohibitions.
Senate President John Cullerton's office says the measure will leave local firearms regulations in place. A plan the House adopted last week allowing the carrying of concealed guns would invalidate city ordinances like Chicago's assault-weapons ban.
The Senate Executive Committee will hear the plan Tuesday morning.
The proposal sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul would also prohibit firearms in businesses that serve alcohol. The House plan would nix toting guns only if liquor sales are more than half of the establishment's gross revenue.
The Raoul plan would make penalties for carrying under the influence of alcohol tougher too.
A total of six deaths on Missouri roads and waterways this holiday weekend.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says five people died in the more than 270 accidents from Friday night through Monday. There were also 129 arrests for drunken driving.
On the waterways, one man died at Upper Big Lake, just east of Sikeston. Troopers say 64-year-old Oscar Shannon fell overboard and drowned while tying his boat to a tree--he was not wearing a life jacket.
The six deaths represent a decrease from the nine fatalities investigated on roadways over the holiday weekend in 2012.
Two dogs are dead after police say they were thrown from a moving SUV yesterday. Police got the call around 2:30 Monday morning saying two dogs were tossed from a Ford Expedition onto Interstate 255. It happened near Route 15 in Alorton. According to the Post-Dispatch, the trooper who handled the call said the dogs were young, not puppies, but probably adolescent dogs. The trooper said the dogs were unrecognizable and he was unable to make out the breed. One of the dogs had a collar, but neither of them had tags. Police say The crime would be cruelty to animals. Anyone with information on the case should call 618-346-3627.
Heavy rains mean more flooding is possible along the St. Louis riverfront. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi river from Alton to Chester. Weather Service officials say flood warning is the result of heavy rainfall across upstream portions of the basin over the past 48 hours. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage late thursday night and continue rising to near 32.1 feet saturday morning, additional rises are likely thereafter.
Farmers' market merchants and roadside vendors in Missouri can now sell eggs more easily directly to consumers. The state Department of Agriculture has lessened licensing requirements for such businesses. Those who sell eggs directly to consumers now only need a $5 retail license.
A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer will join the St. Louis Walk of Fame next month.
Native St. Louisan Rocco Landesman will receive a star on the Walk of Fame at the University City Loop on June 11th.
Landesman just finished a term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man described by authorities as a serial bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Timothy Shaw robbed admitted robbing five St. Louis banks between September 2010 and March 2011. He used a BB gun in the crimes and got away with a total of about $15,000.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/115ljOG ) reports that Shaw was suspected of robbing more than 20 banks. He pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action in February, and was sentenced Friday.
A family already grieving over the loss of a loved one is now grieving after his personal belongings were taken from a south city funeral home.
Leslie Granadillo had died May 21st after a five year battle with prostate cancer.
When his family went to retrieve the items from Kutis Funeral Home on Gravois, they learned that the mementos had mistakenly been given to someone else.
St. Louis police are investigating, but Granadillo's sister-in-law, Christy Roberts says the family isn't interested in filing charges. They just want the mementos back for Granadillo's two young sons.
"It means nothing to you and has no monetary value," Roberts said. "Just bring it back. Bring it here. Bring it, you know, to someplace public so we can get it back, because we just want it for them."
The missing items include a memory book, a lock of hair, medallions that said loving father, loving husband and a cross. Granadillo's family is asking everyone in the area to check dumpsters and trash cans for the items as well.