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  • Gravois Mills, Laurie post offices to close retail lobbies early Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

  • Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours.
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  • Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.
    Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office, however the Gravois Mills Post Office and the Laurie CPU located at Bryant's Osage Outdoors will close at noon on Christmas Eve and 2 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Commercial customers are asked to check with their business mail entry units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.
    Blue collection boxes having final collection times before 12 p.m. will not be affected by these changes. However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into these mailboxes by 12 p.m. for early pickup on Dec. 24 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 31. Customers also may call 1.800.ASK.USPS for additional information.
    Post Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
    For the most up-to-date holiday information, go to usps.com/holidaynews. There you'll find holiday mailing and shipping deadlines, packing tips and information about Letters to Santa. Information is also included about all of the Postal Service's holiday forever stamps, including Christmas: Holy Family Stamp, Christmas: Virgin and Child by Jan Gossaert, Eid Stamp, Gingerbread Houses, Global Evergreen Wreath International Stamp, Hanukkah Stamp, Kwanzaa Stamp and Poinsettia Stamps.
    The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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