Saturday, April 27, 2013

Deaf Postmaster

There's a new man in charge of the Greenwood, Nebraska post office. New postmaster Jonathan Arteaga-Arceo is deaf. Arteaga-Arceo takes over the part-time position for the retiring postmaster. A strobe light lets Arteaga-Arceo that someone has entered and there's a keyboard for hearing visitors though some prefer using paper and pencil. Arteaga-Arceo attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs along with his two brothers and then he went to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Arteaga-Arceo holds another job as well--he's an assistant to his brother, who is the lead pastor of Lincoln's Spring of Life Deaf Christian Church. Their father, who is hearing serves as pastor of a Hispanic church in the same town.