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Goodland Post Office; Oct. 2012

See smaller Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, left, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, left, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Ed Fullmer holds up his  sign urging continued local mail service. Over 60 Goodland residents turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office.
  • Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, left, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, left, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
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ABOVE: Connie Fullmer passes plates of cookies around during the meeting. More than 60 Goodland residents turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. BELOW: Ed Fullmer holds up his  sign urging continued local mail service.
  • Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, center, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Naples Postmaster Richard Barber, left, assures residents their post office will not be closed. Over 60 Goodlanders turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Postmaster Richard Barber leaves the meeting with a load of the residents' protest signs.
  • The Goodland Post Office hosts an informal library, as well as murals of local scenes. Over 60 Goodland residents turned out Wednesday evening in pouring rain to show their support for keeping the community's post office. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Not every protest comes with sweet tea and cookies. But this was Goodland, as down-home as you can find in Southwest Florida, and they do things their own way.Over 60 residents came out in a downpour Wednesday evening to rally in support of their post office, waving homemade signs and ready to do battle to save the eccentric facility.

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