Haymarket's rural postman Robert Kilby was among eight postal employes chosen to be honored by the Northern Virginia Postal Management Sectional Center when the Vietnam veterans stamp was issued last month. The center represents 3,400 employes. Kilby and the others were chosen for outstanding postal service and for "service with distinction" in the armed forces, according to Pete Jacobius, administrative coordinator for the center's manager. Kilby served in Army intelligence and received numerous citations, Jacobius said. According to Haymarket Postmaster Ellen Wilson, Kilby performs personal services for his elderly and handicapped customers and everyone on his route "thinks the world of him." Carrying on the postal tradition, Kilby's son is a mail carrier in Haymarket and a daughter delivers mail in Vienna.

A town amendment, approved in the Nov. 6 election, will allow the City Council to elect a new mayor next month. According to town Treasurer Dorothy Keller, Acting Mayor Gertrude Bean is unopposed for the post. She would serve until the next town general election in May 1986. Bean, who was vice mayor at the time of the recent death of Mayor Hugh Orndoff, stepped down from her seat on the Town Council to take the position of acting mayor last month.