BY MELANIE BUCK –
After twenty-seven years with the U.S. Postal Service, Penny Craig is making Mena’s post office her home where she will serve as the new Postmaster. Craig began working in the Wickes office as the relief-Postmaster on a part-time basis, where she remained for 13 ½ years. “I like working with the smaller post offices where you know everyone,” Craig smiled.
Her first Postmaster job came when she transferred to Alleen, Arkansas. Over the next thirteen years, she served in two more small rural communities in Little River County. Texarkana was Craig’s next stop where she served as a Supervisor, the same position she would later hire in at Mena for.
Craig was welcomed by the staff at Mena U.S.P.S. with a reception and a new office chair on Friday, February 5 and admits her excitement in her new venture. “I have always loved my job. I’m a people person. I wouldn’t know life any other way. I love helping take care of people,” Craig said.