Rain dates announced for HCHS graduation

MAY 14 – With a significant possibility of wet weather moving into the Midsouth in coming days, Hardin County Schools announced backup plans for the high school graduation ceremony and baccalaureate service.

The baccalaureate service is set for Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Carroll Stadium. If it rains, the service will be moved to the Hardin County High School gymnasium.

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the stadium.

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Leave nonperishable food by mailbox Saturday to help feed needy local residents

MAY 9 – The National Association of Letter Carriers, or NALC, is conducting its 26th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 12.

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides Hardin County residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community.

Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail Saturday. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

Locally, the donated food will be distributed to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its network of Partner Agencies throughout 46-counties in Middle and West Tennessee, ensuring that all donated food remains in the county in which it is donated, NALC said.

 “Stamp Out Hunger is like no other food drive as it allows every community across the country to collectively come together on one day to do their part to fight hunger. We are so grateful to the individuals who donate non-perishable items and for the letter carriers who take the time to collect each bag to help fight hunger in our 46-county service area,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest.

 According to Feeding America’s recently released Map the Meal Gap 2018 study, more than 362,020 people across Second Harvest’s 46-country service area are food insecure, which is defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Other key findings include:

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Low-cost spay/neuter available for dogs, cats

MAY 8 – The Hardin Animal Relocation and Transition Team, also known by its acronym HARTT, has received a grant allowing it to offer a low-cost spay/neuter program for pets.

Those interested should either message them on Facebook at “HARTT Low-Cost Spay and Neuter” or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

•Their name, address and phone number

•Their pet’s name, age, sex (gender), and breed (for cats, just put “Cat” unless you know the breed)

Fees for cats and dogs range between $25 and $45, plus cost of vaccinations required by the veterinarian.

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