Optic to publish early for July 4

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald will publish early the week of July 4 in order for the papers to be in the mail before the Independence Day holiday.

The post office will be closed Thursday. The deadline for news and advertising will be at noon on Monday, July 1. The newspaper will be printed sometime Tuesday and placed in the stands late Tuesday afternoon. The Optic-Herald office will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 8.