Postmaster praise

Carl Junction, MO, Postmaster Sharon Clark displays Breast Cancer Research stamp sheet outside the Post Office last year.

Carl Junction, MO, Postmaster Sharon Clark received widespread praise in the press upon her retirement this month.

“I just love this community,” Clark said in a segment aired by the local Fox station.

Carl Junction leaders proclaimed June 1 Sharon Clark Day and honored her at a ceremony where customers spoke on her behalf.

“She’s been amazing,” said Gary Stubblefield, president of the local chamber of commerce. “Everything she’s tackled, she’s done well — and not just within the Post Office. … She’s involved in every component of our community.”

Clark, a two-time cancer survivor, also was honored for her efforts to fight breast cancer. For several years, the Carl Junction Post Office has been a top seller of the Breast Cancer Research stamp.

Although Clark has ended her three-decade tenure with USPS, she plans to remain involved with local community groups.

“I just want to make a difference,” she said.