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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Teri Calhoun retires as Colfax Postmaster

 

August 6, 2020

Retiring postmaster Teri Calhoun, at right, holding the hand of her granddaughter, gathers with the 14-member staff of the Colfax Post Office July 29. Behind her is Barbara Puckett, Manager of Post Office Operations, Area Five, based in Clarkston, who presented Calhoun a certificate of appreciation. "How well-respected and thought of Teri was, and what an integral part she played in the Postal Service," Puckett said. "I hate to lose her. She makes the job look easier than it really is."

COLFAX - She started as a carrier and a clerk.

A month short of 31 years later, Teri Calhoun has retired from the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster in Colfax.

"I loved to carry the mail," said Calhoun, who worked locally for the past eight years, finishing July 31. "I was just cold."

It was truly the reason she got into administration, her Post Office career spent in Toppenish, Moscow, Lewiston, Troy and Colfax.

"You make people happy," she said. "Generally, they are glad to see you. Christmastime is amazing. We bring people presents. And now with Covid, we're bringing supplies because we'...



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