Small Towns News

Across the Nation: Post Offices-Veterinarians-Plant Zones

Missouri Prepares for Reduced Post Office Hours: In south central Missouri the post office and people of rural Pomona prepared for reduced hours.

KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio reported that a similar story has played out all around America as cuts by the US Postal Service go into effect. About 4,000 offices nationwide will reduce hours. The Pomona postmaster relief, Anna Carnefix, says, “Nothing is changing as far as what they can expect out of the post office other than the hours.”

A Savory Small Business Just Down the Street

When I first started at the Center for Rural Affairs, I made sure to bring my lunch from home. I figured there wouldn’t be a lot of options in Lyons. So it was a pleasant surprise to find Soup-N-More, a natural foods grocery, just down the street.

As the name suggests, it all began with soup. A few years ago Rebecka Fleischman wanted to do something with her thanksgiving leftovers. So she started dehydrating her own vegetables, throwing in some spices and giving away these ready-made soup mixes to family and friends.

Pumpkin Party for a Better Food Future

Santee pumpkin decorating Pumpkins got a spotlight one night earlier than usual this year in Santee, Nebraska. On October 30, members of the Santee Sioux Nation and others in the community gathered for an event that celebrated pumpkins to promote growing, cooking, and eating fresh, healthy foods.


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