Morehouse Mayor Pete Leija said having the local facility reopen means a lot to local residents.
"You wouldn't believe how much people missed it," said Leija.
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson called rural postal services essential to Southeast Missouri's rural communities.
"Without access to a local post office, our families and businesses must drive extremely inconvenient distances to do their postal business," she said. "Our rural post offices are more than a convenience, however, they are also a part of our local identity. They keep us connected to our community as well as others in the region and nation."
For more on this story see the Aug. 5 Standard Democrat.