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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: Missing dog from West of Anita. Large Copper and White colored Pit Bull. Very friendly. Was wearing a blue collar. Answers to the name Bruiser. If found please call 712-762-3996. (11/22)

*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: 

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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Baird Christmas lights will turn on December 10th at dark. Baird Christmas Lights are located outside of Red Oak at 1233 E. Ave. A collection box is placed near the display with the donations going into purchases to keep the display going each year. You can view the Baird display every night until New Year’s Day from dark until 10:30 pm.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Shelby Lutheran Church Women’s Annual Aebleskiver Supper will be held on December 7th from 4-7 pm.
Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales will be held November 25th – December 18th from Noon – 7:30 pm at the Hy-Vee Parking Lot on the East side of Atlantic. Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Trees available. Price is by height. Proceeds go back into the area.
Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Elk’s Lodge. Door open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30. This is open to the public. Please use the dining room door.
Griswold Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 1st Annual Cookie Walk will be held on December 7th  from 4-6 pm in the Assited Living Foyer. Enjoy Christmas carols by the High School Vocal Department from 4:30-5:30 pm. Free will donation. All proceeds go to High School Music Department. For more details contact Becky at 712-778-2534 or griswoldss@tutera.com.
Pieces & Dreams Car Club is sponsoring a Toy Drive for local kids. Please deposit NEW toys in the boxes located in Griswold at: Griswold Post Office, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, Griswold Library, Tiger Mart, Griswold American, Coe Creek Cafe in Elliot, Lewis Library, Houghton State Bank in Elliott. Cash donations are also accepted and Pieces & Dreams Car Club can do the shopping. They may also be sent to Roger Rhoads, PO Box 387, Griswold, IA 51535 or call 712-778-4154. Pick up date for the boxes will be December 16th.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Visit Santa’s Cabin in the Atlantic City Park and enjoy a warm hot chocolate and popcorn at Santa’s Cabin!
Santa’s Schedule:
December 8th: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
December 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
December 15th: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
December 17th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on December 8th at noon. Tony Schmidtke, Atlantic Fareway manager, will be sharing a little about himself as a new Kiwanis member and about the history of Fareway.

The Treasure Trove Gift Shop at CCMH invites you to their 25% off sale, today from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm in the gift shop.  (excluded items:  postage stamps, phone cards, gift certificates, books, umbrellas and greeting cards)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Friendship Home Christmas Brunch will be held on December 9th at 9:30 am at the Friendship Home in Audubon.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Visit Santa’s Cabin in the Atlantic City Park and enjoy a warm hot chocolate and popcorn at Santa’s Cabin! Carriage rides will also be available to ride through downtown Atlantic.
Santa’s Schedule:
December 10th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM
December 15th: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
December 17th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Zion Lutheran Church Cookie Walk December 10th from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Cookies sold by the pound. Proceeds go to Missions projects and LWML projects.

Baird Christmas lights will turn on December 10th at dark. Baird Christmas Lights are located outside of Red Oak at 1233 E. Ave. A collection box is placed near the display with the donations going into purchases to keep the display going each year. You can view the Baird display every night until New Year’s Day from dark until 10:30 pm.

Souper Saturday will be held on December 10th at the Griswold Community Center from 11 am – 1 pm. Serving soup and assorted sandwiches and drinks (while supplies lasts) for a free will donation. Proceeds go towards scholarships and community projects. Drawings will be begin at 11:15 am (must be present for all drawings), special community award at 11:30 am, turkey and hams for adults, grand prize of Griswold Betterment Bucks – 3 – $100, 2 – $50 and 5 – $20 prizes. Santa arrives at noon (will stay until 1 pm), free photos on Santa’s lap, craft area for kids to make a gift, fire truck rides at 12:30 pm (weather permitting). This is sponsored by Griswold Community Betterment.

Cass County Historical Museum Christmas Open House will be held on December 10th from 1-4 pm with refreshments. The Cass County Historical Society Museum will be selling limited number of quilt blocks for a Friendship/Memorial Quilt. Blocks will cost $100 each and will be embroidered with each family name. Forms will be available on December 10th for your quilt block. The finished quilt will be on permanent display at the museum.

Enjoy a Saturday Stroll!  Head out to Prairie Rose this Saturday, December 10 for some fresh air and exercise by coming to a hike at Prairie Rose.  We will meet at the park office at 1:00 and hike two miles around the wetland area.  This past week a large flock of ducks has stopped to rest during their migration south.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Santa is coming to the Marne Community Center on December 11th at  6:00 pm. This is his annual visit, with Community members joining the  Brighton 4-H Club for a pot luck gathering. The Community Club provides treat  bags for the kids, plus photos with Santa. The annual Christmas Light Judging will place on December 9th, with the awards for winners given out at the Santa pot luck.

The 13th Annual Eve of Remembrance will be held on December 11th at 4:30 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (1011 E. 13th St., Atlantic). Join them for an evening of music, celebrating legacies and hope. Featuring: Dick & Cindy Nichols, Reese DeArment, Heidi Jo Hinman, Pat McCauley and Jan Highfill. This is hosted by Warren & Amy Jo Roland, Heidi (Roland) Hinman and the Roland Funeral service staff.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Corning, December 12th.  The cost of the course is $150 and includes 8 hours class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. There is a $50 discount for Iowa Restaurant Association members.  It will be held at the Corning Public Library.  Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend.  All food service operations are required to have at least one certified staff person by January 1, 2018.   To receive more information and registration form, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, 1-800-262-0015.  Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may also register. Registration is required by November 21.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

Visit Santa’s Cabin in the Atlantic City Park and enjoy a warm hot chocolate and popcorn at Santa’s Cabin!
Santa’s Schedule:
December 15th: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
December 17th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales will be held November 25th – December 18th from Noon – 7:30 pm at the Hy-Vee Parking Lot on the East side of Atlantic. Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Trees available. Price is by height. Proceeds go back into the area.

The Cass County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Baked Goods & White Elephant Sale is today from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (or until all baked goods are sold out).  Please enter the north atrium entrance at 1501 East 10th Street.  All profits are donated to the Cass County Memorial Hospital.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Greenfield on December 16th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Nodaway Valley High School, 410 NW 2nd Street.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Visit Santa’s Cabin in the Atlantic City Park and enjoy a warm hot chocolate and popcorn at Santa’s Cabin!
Santa’s Schedule:
December 17th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales will be held November 25th – December 18th from Noon – 7:30 pm at the Hy-Vee Parking Lot on the East side of Atlantic. Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Trees available. Price is by height. Proceeds go back into the area.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales will be held November 25th – December 18th from Noon – 7:30 pm at the Hy-Vee Parking Lot on the East side of Atlantic. Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Trees available. Price is by height. Proceeds go back into the area.

Table of Mercy Breakfast Club will host a Jam Session on December 18th (and every 3rd Sunday) from 6 – 9 pm at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge. Potluck meal half way through the night at 7:30. The cost of feeding the homeless every week has grown very high as they take 4 vans each week full of supplies and volunteers to Open Door Mission to serve hot breakfast and then to the camps by the river and rail road tracks. All proceeds go to help the homeless in Southwest Iowa and the cities of Council Bluffs and Omaha.

Iowa Bluebird Conservationists and Cass County Conservation are teaming up to host a Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, December 18th.  Those that want to participate in the count will be meeting at Cold Springs State Park in Lewis at 8:00am to divide into groups that will cover different sections of the count circle. Birders are encouraged to dress for the conditions and bring along binoculars and bird books. It is also suggested to either wear or bring along an article of blaze orange clothing for any birding that may occur in parks that allow public hunting, as it will be deer season. The count will run until 4:30pm that day as we cover a 15 mile diameter circle as thorough as we can. We will meet for lunch at Noon at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch to compare lists and reboot for counting in the afternoon. You are welcome to join for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon sessions. All abilities are welcome whether you are comfortable just birding from a vehicle and roadside or if you would like to walk through areas as well.

Home birders may also contribute to the Cass County Count by watching their home feeder. Feeder counters will need to keep track of the time spent observing and will count the maximum number of a species seen at one time, not a cumulative for the day. Contact Chris Parks at KJAN or Lora Kanning at Cass County Conservation if you would like to contribute.

The Christmas Bird Count is a valuable research tool for the Audubon Society and is the nation’s longest running citizen-science bird project.  This year is the 117th year of the count and the Cass County area is excited to join the count. Find more information on the Christmas Bird Count at www.christmasbirdcount.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

Lewis Life Preservers Pizza Ranch Fundraising Event will be held on December 21st from 5-8 pm. Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of your guest check to the Lewis Life Preservers.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on December 22nd from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, 1501 E. 10th Street.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Free Community Christmas Dinner will be held on December 25th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Avoca on December 27th from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at the American Legion, 309 1/2 Elm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Audubon on December 28th from 11 am – 5 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 2050 Hwy 71 N.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

An Open House will be held at the Anita Public Library for Vicki Christensen’s retirement as Librarian/Director on December 11th from 1-3 pm. Refreshments provided.

 

EXTRAS ….

Table of Mercy Breakfast Club will host a Jam Session (and every 3rd Sunday) from 6 – 9 pm at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge. Potluck meal half way through the night at 7:30. The cost of feeding the homeless every week has grown very high as they take 4 vans each week full of supplies and volunteers to Open Door Mission to serve hot breakfast and then to the camps by the river and rail road tracks. All proceeds go to help the homeless in Southwest Iowa and the cities of Council Bluffs and Omaha.

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Elk’s Lodge. Door open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30. This is open to the public. Please use the dining room door.

A support group helping those touched by dementia and alzheimer’s for family members and caregivers – “People Helping People” – will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Atlantic Specialty Care/Care Initiatives – in the chapel, 1300 E. 19th St., Atlantic. Call 249-4193 or 243-3952 for more information. Everyone is welcome – you are not alone.

GriefShare meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. Grief Support Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Support are welcomed. Call Amy Jo Roland at 712-243-5492. This is sponsored by the Roland Funeral Home.

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.

 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.

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, December 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are 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, December 7th from 3 – 6 pm 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 November 8th from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These clinics are necessary for those who need annual/Initial exams or long term contraceptive care.  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinics will be held on November 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills and depo injections.  Please call to schedule an appointment.  For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 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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