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The Hesston Record
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Hesston, KS 67062
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This Week's Issue:August 18, 2016 August 18, 2016


Holiday Card, Package Deadline Swiftly Approaching

Posted 12/3/2013

By Jackie Nelson

Domestic Mail Class    Deadline

Standard Post…………..Dec. 14

First Class………….......Dec. 20

Priority Mail……………Dec. 21

Priority Mail Express….Dec. 23


International Mailing Deadlines

International Mail                        GXG*                        PMEI**            PMI***            First Class

Asia/pacific Rim                        Dec. 16            Dec. 14            Dec. 9                        Dec. 9

Australia                                    Dec. 16            Dec. 14            Dec. 9                        Dec. 9

Canada                                     Dec. 19            Dec. 16            Dec. 12            Dec. 9

Caribbean                                    Dec. 18            Dec. 14            Dec. 12            Dec. 9

Central/South America            Dec. 18            Dec. 10            Dec. 2                        Dec. 2

Mexico                                    Dec. 18            Dec. 14            Dec. 11            Dec. 9

Europe                                     Dec. 18            Dec. 14            Dec. 12            Dec. 9

Middle East                                     Dec. 16            Dec. 14            Dec. 12            Dec. 9

*global express guaranteed           

**priority mail express international

*** Priority Mail International


 Christmas is right around the corner.  To ensure delivery in time for the Holidays, parcels, care packages and presents must be mailed post-haste.

Hesston Postmaster Pam Kerschen, says the best advice she can give busy customers is to mail early and ship from home for the holidays.

 “Customers can save up to 11 percent off Post Office retail prices by printing a shipping label online at, and they can also request a free package pickup,” said Kerschen “Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes make shipping easy – ‘if it fits it ships for one low price,’ and the boxes are free. It not only saves you money, but time and gas as well.”

The Postal Service projects to deliver 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season, including 420 million packages – a 12 percent increase over last year. Encouraging customers to mail early, the Hesston Post Office has released its suggested mail-by dates and tips to help customers mail and ship conveniently for the holidays.

The mail-by date for all military addresses, except Afghanistan, which passed Dec. 3, is Dec. 10. To help the families and friends of U.S. military personnel, the Postal Service offers a $2 discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes.

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