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A healthy turnout

Two nurses promote heart health, the spotlight shines on a retail associate and a postmaster preserves local history

Amy Cheng, left, and Sherry Wyatt wear their red T-shirts at the recent Texas 2 District health fair.
Amy Cheng, left, and Sherry Wyatt wear their red T-shirts at the recent Texas 2 District health fair.

Everything’s bigger in Texas — even USPS employee wellness fairs.

Sherry Wyatt, an occupational health nurse in Texas 2 District, recently helped organize the district’s annual spring wellness event with the theme “You Can’t Stop the Beat: Promoting Employee Heart Health Through Awareness and Education.”

Eleven vendors — including the Memorial Hermann Health System and the USPS Employee Assistance Program — took part in the fair, held at the Houston Processing and Distribution Center. The event drew nearly 300 employees.

“There was a lot of positive feedback,” Wyatt said, noting that fairgoers “liked having a theme” — and especially liked how the theme was reflected on the sharp red T-shirts worn by Wyatt and Amy Cheng, a fellow occupational health nurse who helped with the fair.

“How can we get the red shirt?” was a common refrain. Alas for the fairgoers, those were reserved for the organizers.

The Wellness at USPS page on the MyHR website has more information on health initiatives.

Pearl of wisdom

Delivering good customer service recently earned a Florida 2 District retail associate a turn in the local TV news spotlight.

Pearl Carr, who works at the Monteverde, FL, Post Office, was interviewed by Steve Montiero, a WKMG reporter whose “Trooper Steve” segments highlight people who make a difference in their community.

Carr, a 12-year USPS employee, told Montiero she strives to offer a “personal touch” when serving customers, most of whom she knows by name.

“I work for and with wonderful people and my customers are amazing,” she said.

The envelopes, please

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Lorain County, OH, a local stamp club challenged area high school students to design commemorative envelopes to be used for a celebratory bicentennial postmark.

Three winners were chosen out of 15 submissions, and Edward Trusnik, the Elyria, OH, postmaster, presented them with plaques displaying their artwork.

Approximately 300 envelopes were sold.

“The county also put together a time capsule that will be opened in 50 years,” Trusnik said. “It included objects from the event as well as the envelopes with the students’ designs.”

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