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Finishing where she started....

July 25, 2012

Mary Galles stands behind the couter of the Avoca post office with her Postmasterís certificate of appointment.  She has been with the Avoca post office for 34 years and will retire at the end of the month. 
 MURRAY COUNTY NEWS/ Sean Solheim
MURRAY COUNTY NEWS/ Sean Solheim
Mary Galles stands behind the couter of the Avoca post office with her Postmasterís certificate of appointment. She has been with the Avoca post office for 34 years and will retire at the end of the month.
Avoca Postmaster to retire in her hometown
By: Sean Solheim Murray County News Staffwriter

ďGood morning. Avoca Post office, Mary Galles speaking, how may I help you?Ē Thatís the phrase usually heard by many that walk through the door at the Avoca Post Office. Tuesday, July 31st will mark Gallesí last day. After 34 years. Galles will retire her position as the long time Postmaster in Avoca.

She started her career at the Avoca Post Office in 1978 where Galles began as a clerk and learned the ropes from Bob Somers, who was the Postmaster at the time Galles was hired. After working as a clerk for six years, she was promoted to Postmaster in 1984 and has been in that position ever since.

Galles spent her childhood growing up in Avoca just a couple blocks down from where the Post Office stands today. She went through her elementary school years at the Avoca school and finished out high school at Slayton. When she had the opportunity to start working for the Post Office, Galles mentioned that Avoca was the only place she wanted to work.

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