LAST-MINUTE DELIVERY

December 21, 2001 11:00 pm
 (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).
(The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).

Joan Fredrickson of La Grande mails off one last Christmas gift at the La Grande post office Friday morning. Assisting with the transaction is postal clerk Mark MacDonald of La Grande. Friday was the last day that the post office, UPS and FedEx guaranteed Christmas delivery. While it is still possible to mail a package via Priority Mail at the post office on Monday, packages are not guaranteed to arrive at their destination by Dec. 25.