Postmaster Vickie Shipley of Elizabethton receives award

From Staff Reports


   Vickie Shipley of Elizabethton, postmaster at Mountain Home, was recently recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for community outreach activities.
   Postmaster General Jack Potter presented Shipley "The Benjamin Award," named after the first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin.
   The "Benjamin" is the Postal Service's highest honor for Postmasters who generate positive community outreach activities.
   Shipley coordinated special events promoting public awareness of Breast Cancer Research and Diabetes; planned special programs to highlight veteran's issues; and is active with local school systems.
   A graduate of David Crockett High School and East Tennessee State University, Shipley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dale Archer of Jonesborough. Her husband, Sam, is employed at the Elizabethton Post Office.