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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping.*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

LOST and FOUND

LOST DOG: BLACK LAB:  His name is RYDER around 10 years old. Missing from 70364 Jackson Rd. Wiota, Iowa 50274. Very nice and loyal Black Lab missing for about four days. Please any information call or text 580-678-0022. Different state phone number but live at the address above. PLEASE I WANT MY BEST FRIEND. (8/22)

Found: Black lab in Atlantic running around, has a choke chain on. 243-2544

FOUND: Red & white baseball hat, found by the McDonald’s parking lot on July 20th. Hat has a “P” on it. Call 243-2408. Will have to identify hat by giving the number on the bottom side of the bill. (7/21)

FOUND: Medium sized male short-haired dog. Found in Exira on the 4th of July around the parade. White with black markings, black around the eyes with a small white strip down the middle.  No collar, friendly. Call the City of Exira at 712-268-2187. (7/6)

*Please let us know if the pet is returned to the owner to help keep this updated. Items will be listed for 2 weeks**

NOTICES: 

Because of the heat, and Cass County Fair, MCF Can Redemption Center in Atlantic, will be open from 9-a.m. until 2-p.m. each day, through August 31st. (updated 8/2)

Garbage pickup in Exira will be on Friday due to the upcoming holiday.(8/29)

Recycling Trailer in Audubon is no longer located at Shopko, it is now at Audubon Church of Christ parking lot (2050 Hwy. 71)

 The recycling bins in Cumberland have been moved north of the Community Building.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

I CARE ABOUT KIDS “Active Parenting for School Success” parenting seminar will be held on August 30th at United Church of Christ, 1607 Hazel St., in Atlantic. The 1 1/2 hr training combines video, activities, and discussion to help parents of children, ages 5 – 12. The seminar is funded by Cass County Board of Supervisors and Thrivent Financial. Childcare center staff, developmental home providers, and foster parents can earn 1.5 training hours for attendance at this seminar. Topics include 7 Smart Tips for School Success, Structuring Homework Time, How to Hold a Family Meeting, School Discipline Plan. This is a video/discussion based seminar including light supper, handouts and school supplies. Pizza and pop will be served from 6-6:30 and the seminar will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm. To register or ask questions, please call Elizabeth Tobak at 712-762-3159 or 712-250-1092.

Garbage pickup in Exira will be on Friday due to the upcoming holiday.

Drive Up Book Drop Off will be held on August 30th in the morning at the Atlantic Public Library in the alley.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

 Leo Lonnie Orchestra will be at The Center (714 S. Main St., Council Bluffs) on August 31st, 7-10 pm. Enjoy live big band music with a dance floor of more than 4,000 square feet and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. This is a BYOB event. Center members are charged $5 admission, and non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter

Atlantic Fire Department’s annual collection of pop can tabs will be held on August 31st from 6-8 pm in front of the Depot.

Garbage pickup in Exira will be on Friday due to the upcoming holiday.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

 Cass County Extension is now forming a class to take the Master Gardener training for the fall session in 2016. Master Gardener trainees attend 40 hours of classes taught by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach staff and specialists on topics including lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit crops, and houseplants, insect, disease, and weed control, soil and plant nutrition, and pesticide safety. No previous gardening experience or expertise is necessary to become a Master Gardener, just a willingness to learn and give back. In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer 40 hours of service to their local extension program. The service opportunities are wide-ranging. Master Gardeners speak to local groups, teach youth about gardening, plant/maintain community gardens, staff plant clinics or displays, provide horticulture therapy activities for the elderly, and assist with county fair horticulture activities as judges or project coordinators, to name a few. Cass County also has an active Master Gardener group that meets regularly to coordinate volunteer and educational opportunities for members. Membership in this group is optional, but open to anyone who has completed the training. Classes will be held at the Cass County Extension office, located at 805 West 10th Street in Atlantic. The first session will be Tuesday evening, September 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and classes will continue on consecutive Tuesday’s through November 15.  There will also be three Thursday evening sessions held locally, and one Saturday in October spent on the ISU campus for hands-on training in the horticulture department.  The cost for the entire program, including reference materials and all training, is $195 per person.  Classes start Tuesday, September 20 at the Cass County Extension Office, but you must have your registration form turned in by Thursday, September 1st for consideration, according to Extension Program Coordinator, Kate Olson. “We need to have all participant names turned in to campus by September 1 so course materials can be sent out prior to class starting on the 20th,” says Olson. “In addition, we do require that all of our volunteers be screened prior to starting the class, so this ensures all of our trainees can be ready to go by the first class. It is a fantastic program and I would encourage anyone to sign up if they have a love for gardening, a desire to learn more about the world of gardening, and a commitment to being a positive part of their community! Persons interested in becoming a trained Master Gardener in Cass County are encouraged to contact the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132, or stop in the office for information on signing up for the fall certification classes, or to learn more about Iowa Master Gardeners. A printable application form can also be found on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.  NEW this year, applications can also be completed online by visiting http://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php to fill out an online application that will be immediately submitted for consideration. Please remember to select Cass County as your location for reporting hours- even if you wish to change this later- or local staff will not be able to view or approve your application. For more information about the application process and classes you can also visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/mastergardener/become-master-gardener.

Adult Bible Study classes begin at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adair Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7pm. The class is free and open to the public. You do not have to be Catholic to attend.

Bagpipes played by Mike Barnes will entertain you as you fill your Produce in the Park free bag this Thursday, September 1, 4:30 to 6:30 in Atlantic City Park. Apples and acorn squash are added to the long list of veggies and fruits available along with home baked pies, breads and cookies. Cass County Health Systems provides crafts for kids, and James Baker, Food Service Director will be offering tasting samples. Lora Kanning, Cass County Naturalist will be there, Pizza, brats, hamburgers and other sandwiches are available for your evening meal. Enjoy being in Atlantic City Park Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30 for Produce in the Park.

Garbage pickup in Exira will be on Friday due to the upcoming holiday.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

The Cass County Conservation Board and Cass County Landfill is holding a “Movie in the Park” Campground Program! We will be showing Bag It. This movie is a documentary on the effects of plastic bags on our earth. Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away?” Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to the environment, marine life and human health? Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its affect on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now. The public program will be held at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis, IA on Friday September 2nd 2016 at 9:00 pm! FREE! If it rains the movie WILL BE cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us!

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs! The public programs will be held on Friday, September 2nd 4:30 pm- Lake Anita State Park Campground loop; Saturday, September 3rd 2 pm- Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter; Saturday, September 3rd 4 pm- Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right. Saturday, September 10th 2 pm – Camblins Addition Shelter Sunnyside Park Atlantic FREE! Discover the Monarch Butterflies before their journey south! We will tag monarchs and show you how! If you would like a home tagging kit you must attend and pre-register for the Kit. Call 712-769-2372 to pre-register for your kit. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

Hunter Safety Education Online Field Day will be held on September 3rd from 8 am – noon at the Nishna Bend Recreation Area (approx. 1 1/2 miles SE of Harlan Municipal Airport). This is for anyone born after January 1st, 1972 that must complete a hunter safety education course in order to obtain an Iowa hunting license (must be at least 12 years old to take the class). Sign up at iowadnr.gov/huntered . You MUST REGISTER for this field day online! You MUST COMPLETE online class BEFORE coming to this field day! You MUST BRING your online completion voucher to be admitted to this field day! Questions call 712-744-3403.

Bucking Bull-A-Rama will be held on September 3rd at 6 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. There will be 35 plus bull riders, drill team, mutton bustin’, beer food and fun (no carry in). Admission is $15 for adults and kids 12 and under are $5.

The 86th Annual Euken Reunion is being planned and will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Registration at noon with a Potluck dinner to be served at 12:30. Lori Rottenberg from Des Moines, is President but her sister Sheri Conn of Lewis will serve in her absence. Vice President is Davin Euken of Minneapolis MN and Jacque Wickey of Atlantic serving as Secretary and Barb Ward, from Grant as Historian.   The Emke Euken family will serve as host for this annual event. They will be celebrating the Euken Heritage coming from Germany to America 147 years ago to settle in Cass County Iowa. 2 years ago the family celebrated by each branch of the family wearing a different color of Tee shirt. Everyone is encouraged to bring out their shirts again for this celebration.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Exira Mason’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast will be held on September 4th at the Brayton Town Hall from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. They will be serving pancakes, French toast, eggs and sausage – all you can eat for a free will donation. This is sponsored by the Exodus Masonic Lodge #342.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

  Fletcher Chapel Neighborhood Party will be held on September 5th from noon – 4 pm at 64333 Oxford Road, Atlantic Iowa .  Please bring a main and side dish to share as well as your table service and chair.  Everyone is welcome. Any questions contact Jim Riggs: 712-254-2408.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and The Pancake Man on September 5th from 7:30-10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center. They’ll be serving pancakes and sausage, juice and coffee for a free will donation.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sale will be held on September 23rd from 2-7 pm and September 24th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is September 20th. Contact Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838 – bonney@mchsi.com or Marlene Jensen at 712-243-3306. Maps will be available starting September 22nd at: Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, All Atlantic Casey locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday only), printable copy from atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events, printed in the Thursday or Friday Atlantic News Telegraph.

Jim Wymore and Grant Community Preservationists (GCP) will host a Labor Day country music festival in the Grant Park.   The festival honors the memory of Teddy and Donna Weston, both founding members and former presidents of GCP as well as regular country music players. In addition to the music, GCP will open the concession stand and serve Sloppy Joes & hot dogs, chips, desserts, floats, coffee, soda and tea. Concession sales benefit Grant Community Preservationists and their work. Admission to the event is a $7 Gate Fee that benefits the Grant Park Opry. Area musicians are encouraged to come play music on the park’s unique stage on the banks of the Nodaway River. Fans of live music are welcome to listen and dance. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an afternoon of great performances. The Grant Community Preservationists was formed to help maintain Grant and its unique historic character. Designated in October 2003, the Grant Commercial Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

The Warren Cultural Center will be filled with bargains on used books, dvds, and cds on September 9th and 10th.  Donations of items are now being accepted at the Warren Cultural Center. Proceeds from the sale will help the Center provide enriching arts and cultural programming for SW Iowa. Paperback and hardcover books of all kinds are included, as well as dvds and cds. Please no adult or X-rated materials or VHS tapes. Items may be dropped off at the WCC lobby reception desk, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, or at Ed & Eva’s store on Saturdays. The sale will be held Friday, September 9th, noon to 7 pm; and Saturday, September 10th, 9 am to 5 pm in the Norman Lear Theater of the WCC.  That’s Swap Meet and city-wide garage sale weekend in Greenfield. The event will also include book readings throughout the day, a reading corner for kids, and refreshments will be available. Volunteer help is needed to prepare and during the sale. Please contact the Center at 641-343-7337 or warrenoperahouse@hotmail.com for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Ozark Dutch Oven Society will hold the 3rd Annual Missouri State Dutch Oven Championship on Sept 10th 2016 at 7C’s Winery in Walnut Grove. Cooking starts at 10am and judging at 2pm. Live music from noon- 4pm by Rusty Rose. Public tasting will be available after the judging at 2pm. Proceeds of the event go to support the Walnut Grove Food Backpack Program. This is an IDOS Sanctioned event and is open to All Dutch oven cooks. Adult Division entry is $25 and is a 3 pot cook, entrée, dessert and bread. The Youth Division is Free and is a 2 pot cook, entrée and dessert. Come see the best cooks create some amazing dishes in Dutch Ovens. Admission is Free, Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Ash Grove Food Pantry. Entry forms and details available at www.modutchovencookoff.org

Mysterious Monarchs program will be held on September 10th at 2 pm at Camblin’s Shelter in Sunnyside Park. Learn about Monarchs and where they are headed for the winter. Watch as Monarchs are tagged, and learn why this process is done. If you would like your own tagging kit, please pre-register by calling Lora at 712-769-2372. This event is free and all ages are welcome!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

ReBorn Ministries will perform at United Church of Christ in Atlantic on September 11th at 9 am. This trio, known for their harmony-drenched vocals, is coming for an exciting musical event on Sunday, September 11th. To acquire additional information regarding this exciting musical event, call 712-243-4846.  Make plans now to join ReBorn at the United Church of Christ, 1607 Hazel Street, Atlantic, on Sunday, September 11th for an awesome event filled with a life changing message.

Anita St. Mary’s Annual Chicken Dinner featuring Staley’s famous chicken will be held on September 11th from 11 – 1 pm. They’ll also be serving mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, homemade salads and desserts. Cost for adults is $10, children 5-12 are $5.00 and children 4 and under are free. Carry outs 10:30-12:30 call 712-762-3773. Will deliver to shut ins that are in Anita.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Tina Williams and Richard McConnell, of Hand ‘n Hand Livestock Solutions, are teaching two schools for livestock producers, one on marketing and the other on stockmanship, on September 12th-15th, from 8 am to 5 pm, near Exira. The schools will take place at Bethany Farm Camp & Retreat Center (2144 310th St., about 2.5 miles south of town). The marketing school will run from 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 to noon on Sept. 13. The stockmanship school will start at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and run until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Guests may register for one or both schools. The cost is $700 per person for both, or $400 per person for the marketing school and $500 per person for the stockmanship school. Pairs from the same farm pay half-price for the second person. Children ages 18 and under may attend for free, if accompanying a parent. Registration is required by Wednesday, August 31st. Register online at handnhandlivestocksolutions.com/calendar/marketing-stockmanship-exira-ia.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sale will be held on September 23rd from 2-7 pm and September 24th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is September 20th. Contact Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838 – bonney@mchsi.com or Marlene Jensen at 712-243-3306. Maps will be available starting September 22nd at: Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, All Atlantic Casey locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday only), printable copy from atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events, printed in the Thursday or Friday Atlantic News Telegraph.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The 2016 Montgomery County Family YMCA 18 Hole Four Person Best Ball Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at the Red Oak Country Club in Red Oak, Iowa with a 9 a.m. shot-gun start. Be the first golfer to get a Hole-In-One on hole #4 and win a 2016 Jeep Cherokee from major sponsor Red Oak Chrysler! Join the fun of great golf that will include wonderful flag prizes, betting holes, door prizes, luncheon, and even prize money for the top teams in their respective golf flights. The event also has wonderful sponsorship golf hole opportunities and area businesses can donate prizes as well for flag and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign “The Y. For a better us.” program. This program assists youth, adults, older adults, single parent families, and families in need of YMCA program and/or membership services that are experiencing financial limitations. Also, proceeds subsidize many youth YMCA programs. The 2016 campaign goal is $55,000 and the campaign has presently raised $40,000. To enter your team in this fun-filled event, please contact Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director  at the Montgomery County Family  YMCA at 712-623-2161 or stop in at the YMCA, which is located at 101 East Cherry Street in the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, Red Oak, Iowa. One can also visit the YMCA on the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com .

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sale will be held on September 23rd from 2-7 pm and September 24th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is September 20th. Contact Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838 – bonney@mchsi.com or Marlene Jensen at 712-243-3306. Maps will be available starting September 22nd at: Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, All Atlantic Casey locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday only), printable copy from atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events, printed in the Thursday or Friday Atlantic News Telegraph.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Dutch Oven Cook-Off and Fall Festival will be held on September 24th at Lake Anita State Park – Primitive Campground at 10 am with judging at 3 pm. Categories for appetizers, main dish, bread, dessert, and a 3 course meal. Prizes will be given, for details contact Becky Peach at bpeach@cam.k12.ia.us.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

St. John’s United Church of Christ God’s Portion Dinner & Sale will be held on October 2nd. They will be serving roast beef, ham balls, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, assorted salads and pies from 5-7 pm. Carry outs are available at 4:30 pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under and preschoolers are free. St. John’s United Church of Christ is located 1 mile south of Lyman.  Please note this is a change from Wednesday to Sunday.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Four campsites are still up for grabs for Trick or Treating that will take place the weekend of October 15th at Nishna Bend Recreation Area.  This is the only time that campsites will be reservable.  The public will be invited out to go trick or treating at the campsites at Nishna Bend.  We will also be providing hot dogs, chips, and S’mores for a free will donation.  If you would like to reserve a campsite please contact Christina at 712-744-3403.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

4th Biennial Lighted Halloween Campground will be held on October 29th at Cold Springs Campground in Lewis. Call to volunteer or for more information. Please call Lora to sign up: 712-769-2372.

EXTRAS ….

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

The City of Atlantic will begin their annual spraying for mosquitoes is done between 4 am – 7 am weather permitting. Spraying will continue every Thursday & Friday throughout the summer until further notice.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

 New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

Operation Barnabas meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Atlantic Iowa Western Community College campus.

A Free Community Dinner will be held every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

 The Atlantic Medical Center is offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  No appointments are necessary.  They have flu vaccines in doses for all age groups, including the flu mist.  It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics.

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, June 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments will be available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St.  Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com.  Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn.  Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a child with many medical problems.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. *** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children:

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, August 3rd is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at 755-4422 for an appointment.

 Family Planning Services:  This month, our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on July 26th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on July 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcomed during the nurse clinic. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-755-4422 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison, and Onawa.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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