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Updates on Masqueraders, holiday hours

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The Masqueraders perform on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” last week. From left are Robert “Tex” Wrightsil, Sam Hutchins and Harold “Sundance” Thomas, a retired USPS mail handler. Image: NBC Universal

Quite a ride. The Masqueraders’ “America’s Got Talent” journey has come to an end.

Harold “Sundance” Thomas, a retired Memphis mail handler, and the other members of the soul trio spent this summer competing on NBC’s amateur talent show for the $1 million grand prize.

During a live telecast last week, the Masqueraders sang “I’m Just an Average Guy” — an original song they recorded and waited almost 50 years to perform.

The performance received a standing ovation from the judges, including Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum.

“I feel … bad we haven’t been listening to you guys all these years, but better late than never,” Klum said.

Yet it was not to be: In a close voting race between two other acts, the Masqueraders were eliminated from the competition.

The group’s performance and results segment can be viewed on NBC’s site.

Holiday hours. The Postal Service is providing general operating policy and planning guidance for the Labor Day holiday, which will be observed Monday, Sept. 4.

A new memo, available on Blue, explains guidelines for delivery, retail, processing and logistics operations.

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