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Lora Lavalais and Willie Taylor receive 25-year service certificates

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It’s all smiles for two North Houston P&DC employees, who received their 25-year service certificates. Accepting their certificates are Mail Processor Lora Lavalais and Mailhandler Willie Taylor as Manager Distribution Operations Sherrell Smith made the presentation.

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Transportation Clerk Rita Hawkins accepts 30-year service certificate

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For more than 30 years, North Houston P&DC Highway Transportation Clerk Rita Hawkins has kept a number of drivers, both contractual and postal on the right road, picking up and delivering mail at facilities throughout the Houston District. In the photo to the left, Hawkins accepts her 30-year service certificate from Acting Manager of Transportation Richard Ridley.

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Roberta McClain receives a 45-year service award

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In 1971, if you drove a Ford Mustang, or Cougar, a Chevrolet Chevelle, a Buick 442 Cutlass or a Dodge Challenger/Barracuda, you had one of the coolest cars of the year. It was the same year that Roberta McClain, a North Houston P&DC Tour 3 Mail Processor joined the Postal Service. In the photo, McClain accepts her 45-year service award from Manager of Distribution Operations Victor Almendarez, left, and (A) Manager Distribution Operations Michael Phillips.

 

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Ronald Silhan recognized with his 40-year service certificate

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Electronic Technician Ronald Silhan has seen a major transformation in mail-processing equipment at the North Houston P&DC. When he began working for the Postal Service in 1976, the Letter Sorting Machine was on its way out and the Optical Character Readers were arriving by the truckloads. Fast-forward to 40 years later, he is now maintaining Delivery Bar Code Sorters. In the photo, Silhan accepts his 40-year service certificate from Maintenance Manager William Gilbert.

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Lee Morris receives her 30-year service award

 

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The table of contents of TIME’s 1986 “What America Does Best” special issue starts with a list of a few of those things. First on that list, naturally, is a sandwich. It was that same year that Lee Morris joined the U.S. Postal Service as a Mail Handler. Thirty years later, she accepted a 30-year service certificate from Manager of Distribution Operations Victor Almendarez, left, and (A) Manager Distribution Operations Michael Phillips.

 

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Eddie Mayes earns 40-year milestone

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In 1976, the Bee Gees had a hit song called, “You Should Be Dancing,” and that’s what most people were doing at the disco. In that same year, Eddie Mayes joined the Postal Service as a Mail Handler. Recently, at a small ceremony, Senior Manager Distribution Operations Cedric Houston, left, presented Mayes with a 40-year service certificate.

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Doan Dong accepts his 25-year service certificate

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Doan Dong, center, accepts his 25-year service certificate from Manager of Distribution Operations Victor Almendarez, left, and (A) Manager Distribution Operations Michael Phillips.

 

 

 

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30 years and counting…recognition

 

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In 1986, we all enjoyed the hit song, “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick, Elton John and Gladys Knight. It was the same year that Isabelo Vivar (second from left) and Carolyn McFarland (second from right) entered the U.S. Postal Service. Recently, they received 30-year service awards from North Houston P&DC Supervisor of Distribution Alisa Thomas, left, and Manager of Distribution Operations Sherrell Smith.

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Mary Jones receives 25-year service award

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North Houston P&DC General Clerk Mary Jones, (center), accepts her 25-year service certificate, from Manager of Distribution Operations Victor Almendarez, left, and (A) Manager Distribution Operations Michael Phillips.

 

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