Mailing deadline Monday for overseas care packages

The U.S. Postal Service has announced holiday mailing deadlines to ensure that packages arrive before Christmas.

For international mail, the deadlines are Dec. 3 for Priority or Dec. 11 for Express and Dec. 17 for Global Express guaranteed. For domestic mail, the deadlines are Dec. 21 for Priority and Dec. 22 for Express.

The “adopted” military personnel in the Hood County News troops program are very appreciative of the acts of kindness coming from our community. Many of the “adopted” troops routinely share their Hood County care packages with their peers.

The Post Office offers a military flat-rate box at a lower cost than regular flat-rate packages.To add someone’s name to the list, or to become a sponsor, call Nancy Pricer at 817-573-7066.


Service personnel and their “adoptive” sponsors enrolled in the Hood County News program include:

David A. Bentley (Army) in Afghanistan

–Melinda Glenn and Heather Vaughn

–Jimmy and Donna Williams

–Nelda Cockerham

–Shan and Kim English

–Women on Mission, Acton Baptist Church

–First Presbyterian Church

–La Paloma

–Charterhouse/Community Care

Tim Collins (Marines) Afghanistan

–First Presbyterian Church

–Black’s Pawn Shop

–7th Day Adventist Church

–Teresa McCoy and Hood County Tax Assessor’s Office

John Copeland (Army) Afghanistan

–First Presbyterian Church

–Judith Messenger

–Mambrino Extended School

–Donna Taylor

–Sheila Blackburn

–Colleen Zeiler

Lisa Hodges (Army) Afghanistan

–First Presbyterian Church

–General Granbury United Daughters of the Confederate

Johnathan Nisbett (Army) Afghanistan

–First Presbyterian Church

–Hood County News

Shannon Kincaid (Marines) location varies

–Builders Class at Acton Baptist Church

–Amanda Brown

–Chris James

–The Way Church

Michael McGowen (Army) Afghanistan

–L5 Ace Program, Lipan ISD

–Century 21 Real Estate

–Dynell Robinson

–Acton Baptist Builder’s Class

–First Presbyterian Church

Shawn Settles (Army) Afghanistan

–First Presbyterian Church

–Pamela Whitson

–Black’s Pawn Shop