About 30 people have submitted applications for the area's new United States Postal Service Advisory Board, and about half that number turned out for an organizational meeting Thursday night at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The purpose of the advisory board is to give customers access to the postal service and can see how it does things. Members also may bring up concerns and suggestions they hear. Some who attended the 5:30 p.m. meeting were postal employees. Others were there to hear about what was going on, while still more had submitted applications or were curious. Acting Cape Girardeau postmaster JaNan M. O'Brien says applications will be accepted for another two weeks. The first meeting will likely be in February to ensure everyone who wants to—has applied. O’Brien says the council will be permanent, but the members may change.
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