- If Ola closes, the nearest full service post office would be-33 miles to Emmett or 32 miles to Horseshoe Bend.
- Internet access is limited to our residents for printing on-line labels for flat rate boxes, buying stamps, etc. Our Internet access, for some is unreliable, for others not within their fixed income budget and for others, age hinders their desire or ability to learn the computer world.
- Our community relys heavily on our full service post office for certified letters, money orders, package mailing and receiving.
- A "Village" post office wouldn't work, with only one business in Ola, the hours and service wouldn't "service" the community needs.
- Community boxes (the big, multi-mail boxes you see at the entrance of some subdivisions) wouldn't work because certified letters and large packages would still have to be picked up 32 or 33 miles away.
- The Ola Post Office is the gateway for the residents of High Valley. HV residents rely on Ola for mail because they don't have winter access to their mail in Smith's Ferry.
- By closing rural post offices, the United States Postal Service is taking the "service" part out.
- We would lose our identity, we are and want to stay from Ola-83657!
Thursday, August 18
Linda Pickett, U.S. Postal Service, Salt Lake City District Office-1-801-974-2547. She is the Consumer Affairs person. She needs to hear that for the community of Ola, it is imperative that our full service post office stay open for just a few of the following reasons:
Posted by OLA COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER at 3:21 PM