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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE  HOURS:

effective April 2017:

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. If the gate happens to be locked during those times, please call 243-3512 and tell them that the gate to the yard waste site is locked and a police officer will be out shortly to unlock the gate.

*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

LOST and FOUND:

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

LOST: South of Atlantic, a black, 1/2 Labrador, 1/2 Golden Retriever dog w/no collar. He went missing early this morning (12/26). His name is Slenny. He’s13 year old and hard of hearing. Very friendly. If you see him, call 712-249-0517.

FOUND:  a set of keys in the 500 block of Chestnut in Atlantic. Call 712-243-2136 between 8-4:30 M-F to identify and pick up. (11/17)

FOUND: Female Chocolate Lab, no collar. Found in eastern Shelby county.  712-304-2005

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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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

The Atlantic High School Music Department will be having their annual Swing Inn Concert at 7:30 pm on January 23rd.  The Jazz Band and two Show Choirs will be performing.  Admission is $5 for Adults and $4 for students.

Meet & Greet Coffee for Michelle Anderson, new Director at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on January 23rd from 5-7 pm. Michelle began her new position on December 18th, 2017. Refreshments will be served. This is sponsored by Atlantic Friends of the Library.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House.  They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves.  Playing starts at 1 pm.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

Roller Skating at the Agri-Hall in Audubon will be held on January 26th. Beginners 6:00-6:30 pm, all others 6:30-8:30 pm.

Fill the Feeder for the Swans. Cass County Conservation has teamed up with Atlantic’s Orscheln’s store to help feed the Trumpeter Swans. You can buy a bag of Whole Cleaned Corn at the registers and Orscheln’s staff will put it aside for the Trumpeter Swans. 4 bags fill the feeder, help fill that feeder! Going on now until January 31st.

      Southwest Iowa Beekeepers Meeting will be held on January26th at 7 pm at Weitzel’s Restaurant & Bar, 1904 E 7th Street, in Atlantic.  Dutch treat meal to include choice of chicken, fish or steak. Program will be: Andy Joseph, State Apiarist, Package Bee ordersand Business items for the group. RSVP and information: Donna or Mike (712) 778-4256 or mbrahms@netins.net

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

“Celebrate Audubon” will be held on Saturday, January 27th at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon.  Laugh off the Winter Blues Dinner / Awards / Auction / Entertainment by Weisenheimers. Social time 6:00 pm & Dinner 7:00 pm. Meal served by Jan’s Catering. Cost is $25 a ticket, limited VIP tables available. St. Patrick’s Parish Center. This is sponsored by Audubon Chamber of Commerce.

Adair County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Banquet will be held on January 27th at the Adair County Fairgrounds 4H Building in Greenfield. Social at 5 pm, dinner, awards and auction at 6 pm. Free keg of beer during social or until keg runs dry. Awarding 2018 Scholarship recipients, Heifer project and Friend of Cattlemen awards, trophy and donation auction. Ribeye steak dinner is $20 and for the dance only that is open to the public cost is $5. Following the program is the dance with Black Dirt Conspiracy. Any questions contact President, Trent Raash at 515-321-9334.

BINGO sponsored by the Griswold Legion Auxiliary will be held at the Legion Hall in Griswold on Main Street from 6:30-9:00 pm. Cost is 50 cents per card, some refreshments available. All proceeds go to support Iowa & Cass county Veteran causes

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s Dad’s Belgian Waffles will be held on January 28th from 9 am – 1 pm. All you can eat! Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10 and kids 5 and under are free. Take-outs are available.

St. John’s Catholic Men’s Club Pancake Breakfast will be held on January 28th from 7:30-10:30 am at St. John’s Catholic Church Hall in Adair. Free will offering, the public is invited to attend.

The public is invited to a Celebration of Life for Atlantic native, Phil Harris. Son of Ken and Marie Harris, family will be present Sunday, January 28 from Noon to 2 at the Armory, 2nd and Poplar, Atlantic. Please come share your stories and memories.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29

Community Conversations at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on January 29th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm on School Survival. Talk through how goverment’s decisions affect you, our neighbors, our community. Monday series sponsored by the Atlantic Public Library. Topics chosen by Cass County Fair voters. Moderated by Frank & Kim Spillers. Series will be held on: March 5th – Jobs/Entrepreneurship/Small Business, and April 2nd – Food Security.

Fill the Feeder for the Swans. Cass County Conservation has teamed up with Atlantic’s Orscheln’s store to help feed the Trumpeter Swans. You can buy a bag of Whole Cleaned Corn at the registers and Orscheln’s staff will put it aside for the Trumpeter Swans. 4 bags fill the feeder, help fill that feeder! Going on now until January 31st.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

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.

Fill the Feeder for the Swans. Cass County Conservation has teamed up with Atlantic’s Orscheln’s store to help feed the Trumpeter Swans. You can buy a bag of Whole Cleaned Corn at the registers and Orscheln’s staff will put it aside for the Trumpeter Swans. 4 bags fill the feeder, help fill that feeder! Going on now until January 31st.

CAM Shooting Sports informational meeting for any student in 4th-12th grade and their parents will be held on January 31st at the CAM High School at 6:30 pm. Anyone who is interested in shooting sports is invited to attend. All students from the surrounding districts are invited to attend. If you are not able to attend the meeting and would like information about joining the team, please send an email to: clayteams@yahoo.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Audubon County Saddle Club Soup Supper will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Memorial Building in Audubon.

Shelby County Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet will be held on February 3rd at St. Mary’s Hall in Panama. Social at 5, prime rib dinner at 6. Annual meeting plus the trophy and scholarship fund auction to follow.  Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or from any board member.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

The Griswold Junior Class Post Prom committee is sponsoring a Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 10th at the Griswold High School from 6:30-8:30pm. Treat your daughter to a night out with her Daddy!  Dance the night away and treat her like a princess!  Have your picture taken together and enjoy cake and punch.  There will be a craft for your daughter to do also.  Open to all ages and communities.  $10/couple and $5 for each additional child.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut Soup Dinner will be held on February 18th from 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Potato, chicken noodle, and chili soups will be served with homemade bread and desserts for $7/adult and $3/age 10 and under.

EXTRAS ….

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House.  They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves.  Playing starts at 1 pm.

Community Conversations at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on November 6th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm on Healthcare/Wellness. Talk through how goverment’s decisions affect you, our neighbors, our community. Monday series sponsored by the Atlantic Public Library. Topics chosen by Cass County Fair voters. Moderated by Frank & Kim Spillers. Series will be held on: January 29th -School Survival, March 5th – Jobs/Entrepreneurship/Small Business, and April 2nd – Food Security.

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for donations of money and/or grocery items. The funds and shelves are running low. The Atlantic Food Pantry was started in March, 1982, by the Ministerial Association and Church Women United. It has relied solely on cash and food items donated from the community. In the beginning, the Pantry helped 170 individuals/families per year. The Pantry now serves an average of 15-25 individuals/families per week with a limitation of one visit per month for senior citizens and one visit every other month for all others unless they have an emergency and a referral from someone who is aware of their problem. Since it began, the Pantry has rarely requested monetary donations due to the lack of funds, but at the current rate, the Pantry cash account will be extremely low by the end of summer. Grocery items they could use are cereal, canned meat and other canned food items, toilet tissue and soap. If you have any questions, you may contact treasurer, Florence Burrows at 243-1363 or Ken Burkhart at 243-1820. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

The American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory is open Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 pm for tours. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Visitors can see the Military Museum, Military Library and recently added photos of Atlantic’s past history.

Roland Funeral Service is running Randy Alcorn’s “HAPPINESS” VIDEO SERIES for anyone interested in gatherings Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at 1011 E 10th St. In Atlantic. Call Amy Roland at 254-1266.

Love Steps Up – Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group. Held every other month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 7 at 7 pm. Upcoming dates: July 6th, Sept 7th, Nov 2nd. Call 250-8862 with questions.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to all nursing or expecting mothers. Held on the third Thursday of every month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 6 at 7 pm. Call 250-8862 with questions.

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.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share 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 are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June  7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 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.

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.

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:

The Shelby County Public Health Department has the following available services at their office location, 2712 12th Street, in Harlan:

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2018. Wednesday, February 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center offers immunizations to infants and children through age 18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of these immunizations or children of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program.   An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule an appointment there.

Immunizations offered are: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services: This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on December 19th from 8:30-11:00 A.M. Provider clinics are necessary for those who need annual/initial exams or long term contraceptive care. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 7th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., December 14th, 3:00-4:30 P.M. and December 28th from 3:00-4:30 P.M. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing 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: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the 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.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum uses the Parents as Teachers model, which helps parents, prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper installation of car seats for children is also available. Major funding for this program is provided by Harrison/Monona/Shelby Early Childhood Iowa.

Tobacco Cessation:   Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869) for information on quitting smoking or visit them online @ www.QUITLINEIOWA.org where you can learn more about Quitline Iowa services. Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or patches) for persons receiving Medicaid or Medicare insurance. Call 1-800-784-8869 or go online to get started with the tobacco-cessation coaching staff.

Blood Pressure Screening:  Public Health offers free blood pressure screenings.  Appointments preferred but will walk-ins are welcome. Please call 712-755-4422 for an appointment.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maternal Health Support Group: Pregnant women are welcome to join the Mothers and Babies Support Group. The goal of the group is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Assistance with transportation and child care is available if needed. Group members also receive incentive items to prepare for the baby’s delivery. If interested, call Cara Cacy at 712.755.4406 for more information.

Care For Yourself & Check the Girls: These programs provide free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women.  Regular screening is the best way to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest stages.  Contact Dawn Klein for more information 712-755-4312.

For further information about any of these programs or other public health services, contact Lori Hoch, Director of Public Health, Myrtue Medical Center, at 712-755-4423.

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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