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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE  HOURS:

effective April 2017:

The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area 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:

FOUND:  on North Olive Street about 3-4 weeks ago, a lid for a pick-up box.  Call 712-254-0358. (7/9)

*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:

The City of Atlantic is spraying for mosquitoes between 4:00 am and 7:00 am, weather permitting. Spraying will continue every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer until further notice.

U.S. 71 south of Atlantic closed for a bridge replacement over the Lone Tree Creek until October 1st. 0.1 miles south of Cass County Road G-35 and 3.1 miles south of Atlantic. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 92, Iowa 148, and Iowa 83. This traffic will be routed through Anita’s Main Street. Please use caution when backing out or crossing the street.

 Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center is no longer be accepting glass as recyclable material. As a result, the green recycling containers located throughout Cass County, will cease to have compartments dedicated to glass recycling. All residents will need to place their glass containers in with their regular garbage. Any with questions to call the landfill at 243-1991.

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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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

Avoca is kicking off its 150th birthday celebration to be held in July 2019 with a Fun Night at the Avoca Park to be held this Friday, August 17th.  A kids Fun Run will begin at 8 p.m. followed by a 5K Glow Run at 8:15 p.m.5 K participants will receive a T-shirt for early registration, bounce house jumping, and glow sticks. If you just wish to do bounce houses, they will be open earlier from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for a $10.00 admission fee, which includes popsicle and fun run entry.  Registration forms are available on Avoca 150th Celebration Facebook page or the Avoca Library.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

The Cass County Conservation Board is sponsoring a “Breakfast with the Birds” Program! The program will be held at Sunnyside Park, Camblin’s Addition Shelter in Atlantic, IA on August 18th 2018 at 9 am. Free will donations accepted! Kay Neuman, rehabilitator and Educator at S.O.A.R., Saving Our Avian Resources. Kay will show and discuss several of her permanently injured birds and will hopefully have one that is fully recovered and ready to release back into the wild!! Please help us support raptors and education! We hope you will join us!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

 On August 19th, David Connon , a Humanities Iowa speaker, will present a program entitled “Iowans who Fought Against the Union” at the Hitchcock House in Lewis from 2-4 p.m.  Watch for further details. Hitchcock House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been accepted by the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom .  In addition to those honors the house was designated a National Historic Landmark in February of 2006.  Only 2,500 historic properties have this designation in the United States. The Hitchcock House will be open for guided tours from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and after the concert.  A fee for the tour is $5 per person for those entering 9th grade next September and older.  During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays May 1st through September 30th.  The same fee schedule listed above applies.  The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m.   Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

Atlantic Sesquicentennial Block Party will be held on Sunday, August 19th at the Atlantic Middle School from 11 am – 3 pm. There will be a $1.50 meal of pulled pork, baked beans, chips and a cupcake and drink in the middle school cafeteria. Who’s Who in Atlantic: 1868-1968 presentation at 11:30. There will be churches/groups/organizations providing family fun and activities. A few include: Nishna Valley Family YMCA – bounce houses and train rides, Atlantic BPW – kids bag toss, Atlantic Lions – corn hole games, Atlantic Elks – fire trailer, Atlantic PEO – a depot cutout out for photos, Atlantic FFA –  kids activities and demonstrations, Atlantic Police Department – kids fingerprints, Atlantic Fire Department – fire truck rides, Atlantic Rising – face painting. Ed Podolak will be available for autographs at 12:30 pm. Also at 12:30 Rock Island Railroad: Atlantic beginnings presentation. Old fashioned hymn sing a long in the auditorium at 1 pm. A street dedication for Super Bowl Champion Atlantic native Ed Podolak will take place at 2 pm and Herky will there too. An aerial photo in the shape of 150 will take place at the Trojan Bowl. The movie “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown in the Atlantic Middle School Auditorium at 3 pm at no cost.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

The Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at the District Office.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

Cass County Extension will be offering an opportunity for youth ages 11-15 to participate in a Babysitting Basics Workshop. This session will take place on August 22 with the class being held at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. This workshop is encouraged for any youth who are interested in becoming a safe and successful babysitter. The course date is August 22. A $10 registration fee covers all class materials, snacks and lunch. Registration forms can be picked up from the Cass County Extension office. Registration forms are also available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass to print and return. Pre-registration is requested by August 20. Space is limited, so don’t delay in registering. For more information, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email shelbyvh@iastate.edu.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE “Movie in the Park” Campground Program! on August 31st at 9 pm at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. They will be showing Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that’s replaced their beloved home. Come out for a great movie under the stars! Bring a blanket or chair, Dress for the weather and if it RAINS it will be Rescheduled to Sunday September 2nd  2018 9PM. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!

Cass County Extension will be offering an opportunity for youth ages 11-15 to participate in a Babysitting Basics Workshop. This session will take place on August 22nd with the class being held at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. This workshop is encouraged for any youth who are interested in becoming a safe and successful babysitter. A $10 registration fee covers all class materials, snacks and lunch. Registration forms can be picked up from the Cass County Extension office. Registration forms are also available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass to print and return. Pre-registration is requested by August 20th. Space is limited, so don’t delay in registering. For more information, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email shelbyvh@iastate.edu.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Farmland Leasing Arrangements meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23rd in the Carson Community Center at 9 am (319 S. Commerical St.) and in Shenandoah at 1:30 pm at the Shenandoah Public Library (201 S. Elm St.). The three hour program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist, will focus on various methods to determine a fair 2019 cash rental rate; the importance of good tenant/landlord communications; strategies for writing and terminating a farm lease and the current cash rental rate. Participants will receive a 100-page booklet and meeting handouts designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements. Pre-registration is requested. The registration fee is $20/person, $30/couples payable at the door. To register, call Pottawattamie County Extension Office: 712-482-6449 or the Page County Extension Office: 712-542-5171.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Wine, Women & Water event will be held on August 24, 25, and 26 held just for women between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park.  Friday evening we will meet at Nishna Bend Recreation Area for wine tasting by Iowa Wines and more, henna tattoos, and recycled wine bottle or stained glass windchimes.  Saturday we will kayak from Nishna Bend Recreation Area to Botna Bend Recreation Area along the Nishnabotna River.  Sunday they will head to Prairie Rose State Park for kayak fishing and Dutch oven cooking.  If you would like to register, please go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event.  If you have any question, please contact Christina at 744-3403 or croelofs@shco.org. You can register for the whole weekend or just individual days.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Adams County 4H Endowment Tractor Ride will be held on August 25th at the Precision Pulley Parking Lot (1 mile west of 148/34 Jct and South Ave. of Industries). Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Registration is from 7:30-8:15 am, ride begins at 8:30 am. Any questions contact Joyce James at: 641-335-2505 or 712-542-7609.

Strand Lutheran Church Annual Bazaar and Lunch (1127 160th Street Villisca, IA) will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Serving lunch from 11- 1 and auction of quilts and homemade goods to follow. Menu: Fried chicken, Ham balls, Cheesy potatoes, Green beans, Salads, dinner rolls and Homemade pies. Large Quilts, Rugs, Pillow cases, Baby and youth quilts, Tea towels, other misc. items. Bring your lawn chairs. Steve Bergren Auctioneer.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE “Stand Up Paddleboard” Demonstration! The public demonstration will be held on Saturday, August 25th 9AM-12PM- Cold Springs Park- Beach. Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing sport in the paddling community not only across the country, but especially right here in land-locked areas like Iowa. It’s fun, healthy as a total body work-out and offers a unique perspective when it comes to being on the water. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you. Children must be 16 years or older, and participant must weigh less than 250 lbs. August 25th 9am- 3 Spots available; 10:30am- 4 Spots available; September 1st 1pm-  4 Spots available; 2:30PM- 4 Spots available. You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372. Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

Griswold Sports Booster’s Annual Golf Tournament & Auction will be held on August 25th at 10 am at the Griswold Golf & Country Club. Entry free is $120 per team (carts extra). Four person best shot, 4 hole-in-one contests (up to $5,000 cash prize). Auction starts promptly at 4:30 pm. Due in large part to the tournament and auction, the Griswold Sports Boosters has been able to donate over $250,000 to the Griswold Athletic Department in the last 5 years! Call the Griswold Golf & Country Club to sign up: 712-778-4104.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Minden United Church of Christ Ice Cream Social will be held on August 26th from 11:30-1:00 pm at the church. Menu includes: hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drinks, homemade pies, bars and ice cream for a free will donation.

Iowa Aviation Museum’s 26th Annual Wings Fly-In/Drive-In at the Greenfield Airport (2251 Airport Rd) will be held on August 26th from 7:30-11:00 am. An omelet breakfast will be served for $7.50 per person, PIC eat free. Price of the breakfast includes admission to the Iowa Aviation Museum until noon. Visit flyingmuseum.com.

Zion Lutheran Church’s Men’s Club Ice Cream Social will be held on August 26th from 5-7 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Free will offering to support Seminarians. Menu includes: Homemade ice cream, Maidrites and Cake. Everyone is welcome.

West Central Iowa Pullers Mid-America Pulling Association Tractor Pull will be held on August 26th at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Southwest Iowa Antique Tractor Pullers begin at 9 am, West Central Iowa Pullers and Mid-American Pullers about 1 pm. 4WD pickups and pull what you bring from the farm. Free admission for the whole day. Lunch on grounds by Cass County Beef Producers.

“You’re a Classic!!!”  Peace Haven celebrates our 90’s Club! Come help celebrate Peace Haven’s residents that have graced our world for more than 90 years!  Ceremonies begin at 2 pm on Sunday, August 26th.  Entertainment by the wonderful “Happiness Express Barbershop Chorus”, cake and fellowship. Come one, come all, and see what Peace Haven is all about! 900 Antique City Dr., Walnut IA.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

Audubon County Republican Committee is hosting a Meet your Republican Candidates on August 27th at 6 pm at the Albert the Bull Shelter. Supper begins at 6 pm for a free will donation. Speakers include: Mary Mosiman, State Auditor; Donna Barry, on behalf of Chuck Grassley; State Rep., Brian Best, State Senator, Mark Segabart and Audubon County Supervisor, Gary Van Aernam. Lincoln Club Memberships available for $60 per member.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs! The public programs will be held on Friday, August 31st 4:30 pm at Lake Anita State Park Campground loop; Saturday, September 1st 4:30 pm at Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter; Saturday, September 8th 2 pm at Camblins Addition Shelter Sunnyside Park Atlantic and Saturday, September 8th 4 pm at 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. 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!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Hands to Provide Hope Benefit will be held on September 1st at the Greenfield United Methodist Church (108 SW 5th St). Menu includes: pulled pork sandwiches, calico beans, pasta salad, chips, dessert and drink for a free will donation from 5-7 pm. Live & Silent Auctions – live auction starts at 7 pm – contact Darla Baudler: 641-745-7274 and silent auction throughout the event. If you would like to donate an item, please drop them off at Greenfield United Methodist Church. All proceeds go to help Christina, Ryan & Mason Wilson in their new home with John & Ami Christensen.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Exira meet the congressional candidates night is September 15th at the Exira Rec Center. Community questions from 6-7 and a meet and greet after. J.D. Scholten and Peter Leo have accepted and Hubbell and Rita Hart have been invited.

2nd Annual Heads Up Drag Race will be held at the Atlantic Municipal Airport on September 15th from 10-6. Tech inspection starts t 8 am, $20 entry fee for drivers, all vehicles welcome. Spectators $5, 12 and under are free. Food vendors on site. All proceeds will be donated to the Shrine Hospitals. Call or text 712-249-6896 or 249-4552 with questions.

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.

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.

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 will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 9th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Community Health. Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade this fall are required to have immunization updates. Please plan ahead to get immunizations completed before school starts. 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.

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 May 1st from 2:30-5:00 P.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 May 17th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. and May 31st, 3:00-4:30. 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.

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group:  This informal group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse of significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for May 3rd, 17th & 31st and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Dawn Klein for more information at 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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