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East Texans react to post office eliminating Saturday deliveries

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Some East Texans have already started planning to change their habits to get their much-needed mail. Cutting Saturdays from mail delivery will not have a big effect on most East Texans we talked with.

"Maybe paying a bill for your parents every now and again, but other than that not really," says Rusk county resident Sarah Richmond.

"It might be a problem for some people. The good thing is I won't have to come up here Saturday; what I usually get on Saturday I can get on Monday," says New London resident John Davidson.

In an age of email and online bill paying, this generation may view the post office as being somewhat antiquated, but for another generation, regular mail delivery can be crucial. Its not just paper that some are worried about.

"If I'm going to receive medication that didn't come through the week, I have it mailed in and try to order in advance," says Joann Clinkscales.

However, the postal service says mail order prescriptions will still be delivered on Saturday. Still, some see this move as a first step to no postal service at all.

"Its putting one more nail in the coffin of the postal service. It's forcing people to go to computers to pay their bills and not use the postal service," Clinkscales says.

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