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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 29th, 2014, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

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

LOST & FOUND:

LOST:  Blonde/White Pomeranian lost from Fayette Road East of town.  Goes by the name Ruby, brown eyes, weighs about 6 lbs, and wearing a red harness.  If found please call 712-249-8714.

FOUND: Dog found in Brayton/Exira area. Medium size black and brown with black collar. Please call 712-268-2651. (4/8)

LOST:  Black, female Maltipoo.  Answers to the name “Mattie.”  Weighs about 3 pounds, is not wearing a collar.  Lost in the 4th and Linn area of Atlantic.  Please call 249-9249 if 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**

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

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THURSDAY, APRIL 17

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be held on April 17h at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch at noon. A Western Iowa Boys Scouts Executive will be joining for lunch to share about the Boy Scouts.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Griswold on April 17th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Central Church of Christ, 1008 First St., in Griswold, Iowa.

Audubon Merchant Meeting will be held on April 17th at noon at the Audubon Chamber of Commerce office at 302 Broadway.

The Food Bank of Iowa’s Mobile Food Pantry will make a stop at the Exira Rec Center on April 17th from 4:30-5:30 pm. Residents of Audubon County, from all walks of life are invited to come to the Mobile Food Pantry. Please bring your own bags or boxes to carry your goods. Any questions contact Tonya Vetter at 712-563-4239.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Massena’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 18th at 6 pm at the Massena City Park for ages up to 10 years old.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Kiwanis Club of Red Oak’s 5th Annual TRYathlon will be held on April 19th at 9 am at the Montgomery County Family YMCA (101 E. Cherry, Red Oak). Registration begins at 8 am, registration forms are available at www.mcymca.com or pick up at the YMCA. Individual is $20 and Relay Team of is $50. T-shirts are available for $10 each. Participants may participate in any or all of the events. Events include swim – 200 meters, bike – 5 miles, walk/run – 2 miles. Relay Team of 3 choose 1 member for each. Live Healthy Montgomery County participants receive a $5 discount. Fresh fruit, water and bagels will be provided at the finish line courtesy of Fareway & Hy-Vee.

Audubon Women’s Association Easter Fun Day will be held on April 19th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Audubon Memorial Building.

Exira Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at the Exira City Park at 11 am for 4th graders and under. There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, prizes and petting zoo.

Audubon American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at 1:30 pm at John James Audubon Park.

Anita’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th. Kids ages 0-23 months will be a Caring Acres Nursing & Rehab at 10 am. Ages 2-3, preschool, kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be held at Victory Park at the CAM High School football field and the CAM North Elementary areas at 10:45 am.

Wiota’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at 10 am at the City Park. The Easter Bunny will be at the park at 9:45 am for pictures before the hunt.

Adair’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at 10 am at the Adair City Park for children ages pre-K and under to 4th grade.  Crafts and snacks after the hunt, prizes for everyone. This is sponsored by the Adair Chamber of Commerce.

Cumberland’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at 2 pm t the Cumberland City Park. This is sponsored by the Cumberland Community Club.

Griswold’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 19th at 11 am at the Griswold City Park.

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Deadline for Highway 71 Community Garage for Audubon, Exira & Brayton is on April 21st. Registration fee is $15. In Audubon contact the Audubon Chamber Commerce, in Exira & Brayton contact Judy Bitner – 268-2600 or 268-2219 or Main Street Salon – 268-2415. Descriptions will be limited to 100 words or less.  Highway 71 Community Garage Sale will be held on May 3rd.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on April 22nd from noon – 4:00 pm at MAHLE, 60428 Marne Road, in Atlantic, Iowa.

 A “Stewards of Children” workshop to help prevent child sexual abuse will be held at the Exira Library on April 22nd from 6:30-9:00 pm. The workshop created by Darkness to Light, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse, is being hosted by Family Resource Center, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa and Community Partnerships for Protecting Children. There is no cost for this training opportunity and is open to the public.  The training is approved for credit for foster parents and child care providers and is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Please register by calling 712-792-6440 or 1-800-999-5101.

In observance of Earth Day the Atlantic Royal Neighbors will be sponsoring a clean-up at Schildberg Recreation Area on April 22nd starting at 4 pm. Park in the west parking lot, wear old clothes, old shoes and being gloves. Plastic bags will be provided. Everyone is welcome to help  clean up the park.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

The CCMH Auxiliary Annual Soup and Salad Luncheon will be held on April 23rd at the Catholic Parish Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Cost is $6.00.  For tickets contact Marcella Gaines at 243-5326.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (E. 14th St., Atlantic) Spring Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on April 23rd from 4-7 pm and April 24th from 8 am – 2 pm. Plants, collectibles, households, clothes, baked goods and more. Please use the west door.

Cass County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s 28th Annual Spring Soup & Salad Luncheon will be held on April 23rd from 11 am – 1 pm at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Cost is $6 per person. For reservations call Marcella Gaines – 243-5326 or Linda Marek at 762-4560 by April 18th. Walk-ins are welcome.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Friends of the Atlantic Library Spring Used Book Sale will be held April 24th from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm, Friday, April 25th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 26th from 9:30 am to noon. Proceeds goto the Atlantic Public Library.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (E. 14th St., Atlantic) Spring Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on April 24th from 8 am – 2 pm. Plants, collectibles, households, clothes, baked goods and more. Please use the west door.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Red Oak on April 25th from 9:15 am – 3:15 pm at Red Oak High School Auditorium, 2011 N. Eighth St., in Red Oak, Iowa.

Friends of the Atlantic Library Spring Used Book Sale will be held April 25th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 26th from 9:30 am to noon. Proceeds goto the Atlantic Public Library.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Avoca on April 26th from 8:00 am -12:30 pm at American Legion, 309 1/2 Elm, in Avoca, Iowa.

Pottawattamie County Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on April 26th from 10-2 at the Council Bluff Walgreens (535 E. Broadway). Drop off your expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. Drop off on West side next to drive-through lane.

Friends of the Atlantic Library Spring Used Book Sale will be held April 26th from 9:30 am to noon. Proceeds goto the Atlantic Public Library.

An exhibit will open at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn: Nude Vases, Cubist Faces: Modernism at Rookwood Pottery featuring art pottery and paintings by Jens Jensen. A gallery talk by Rookwood Pottery collector Mark Latta will be held at 2 pm. Free admission from 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibit will be open daily until October 19th. For more information: http://danishmuseum.org or (712) 764-7001. The Museum of Danish America’s gift shop is holding its annual Spring Open House on April 26th. Refreshments will be enjoyed from 1-4 pm. Many new Scandinavian design items are on sale.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

The Iowa Bluebird Conservationists invites the public to attend their meeting at the Indian Creek Museum ( 59258 380th St.) in Hastings, Iowa (just 1/4 South of Hwy 34) on April 27th at 1:00 pm. Learn to attract and protect Iowa’s Bluebird population. For more information contact Pam Scoles, 712-778-2397.

Marne Mason’s Country Lunch will be held on April 27th at the Marne Firestation from 4-7 pm. There will be a variet of soups, sandwiches, pies and drink. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10.

A piano recital will be held at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on April 27th at 2 pm featuring winners of the Victor Borge Legacy Award competition with reception to follow. For more information: http://danishmuseum.org or (712) 764-7001.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on April 28th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at Myrtue Medical Center, 1213 Garfield Ave., in Harlan, Iowa.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Greenfield on April 30th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Nodaway Valley High School, 410 NW. Second St., in Greenfield, Iowa.

THURSDAY, MAY 1

Peace Haven’s Annual May Day Breakfast will be held on May 1st from 8:30-10:00 am in the Peace Haven Retirment Home Dining Room. This is presented by the Peace Haven Women’s Auxiliary.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

Audubon-Exira-Brayton Highway 71 Community Garage Sale is on May 3rd from 7 am – 1 pm. Retail sidewalk bargains weather permitting (check indvidual business hours). Free maps will be available May 1st at Audubon-Exira-Brayton local business or you can look for the orange flags. This is sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce, Exira Community Club and Brayton Community Club. Watch for early bird sales Friday evening.

Elliott City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 3rd from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will also be a Flea Market from the Freinds of the Library at the Community building during the garage sales. Elliott City Wide Garage Sales are sponsored by the Elliott Community Club.

Griswold United Methodist Women’s May Breakfast will be held on May 3rd at 9:30 am. “Angels Within Us” will be presented by Lila Hoogaveen, Shiona Putnam and Marcia Anderson. Griswold United Methodist Church is located at 100 Cass Street in Griswold.

Griswold City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 3rd.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

A Moped Safety Class will be held on June 7th from 7 am – 1 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building in Atlantic. Cost is $40, call for reservations – 243-6343.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

NOCC Iowa Chapter’s 7th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will be held on June 14th at 10 am at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines. The event celebrates survivors, remembers those lost to ovarian cancer and raises awareness about the disease. The day will include multiple events for the whole family, including a survivors tent, kids tent, team tent, refreshments, a game truck and shopping in the teal marketplace. For further information please contact us at iowa@ovarian.org or 515-289-0871. For more information visit: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Join the ”Wind Bags” & UCC “Relay for Life” Motorcyle team for a 100 mile run on June 20th at 1 pm at the Atlantic City Park. Cost is $25 per bike or vehicle. Stops include Lake Anita and Pilot Grove. Refreshments will be at the parks dontated by the United Church of Christ Riders. Regroup by 4:30 pm at the Lewis CIty Park, ride to the Atlantic High School and present the donations. Raffles for an Ipod and $100 gift certificate at Nishna Valley Cycle. All donations are appreciated. Any questions call 243-6350.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

The 6th Annual Women’s Motorcycle Fun Run will be held on July 19th at noon at the Atlantic City Park. Cost is $25 per bike or vehicle, proceeds go to the American Red Cross, Central Iowa Chapters to use in Cass County. It’s 130 plus miles – dinner at the Ice House in Clarinda (dutch treat), Bricker’s Botanical in Shenandoah, Spanky’s in Emerson adn the Station in Hancock. There will be drawings for cash, bags, dining out and more with the option to sell – all proceeds go to the Red Cross. Everyone is welcome. Any questions call 243-6350.

 EXTRAS ….

A Free Community Dinner will be held on April 8th and every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Roland Funeral Home will be presenting the Grief Share 13 weeks series January 30th – April 24th on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm at the Roland Home, 1011 E. 10th St. Call 243-5492 or 877-243-5492 for further information.

Roller Skating at the Agri-Hall Fairgrounds will be held on January 3rd, 17th & 31st, February 14th, March 14th & 28th. Beginners at 6:00 pm and others from 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost is $4 per person.

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 to be held in Harlan at the Community Health building at 2712 12th Street.  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 Amory 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.

The Eagles in Atlantic serve breakfast every day to help raise money for charities from 7am-noon that is open to the public. The have officers meeting every Monday at 7:00 pm and regular meeting at 7:30 pm.

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 4 year old 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.

Sharing the Bounty - A free meal for the needy will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at SS Peter & Paul Parish Center in Atlantic all ages are welcome.

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 DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 29th, 2014, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE WINTER HOURS:

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

CCMH Community Support

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND FROM 3-6 PMNOW MUST PRE-REGISTER!! 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 at755-4422 for an appointment.

Family Planning: Five Family Planning clinics are scheduled in August. They are Friday, April 4th from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm; Tuesday, April 8th from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, April 22nd from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment please call Rachel Birks at (712) 755-4312.

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 FUTHER 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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NOTE:  WCCA office will be closed for the holidays on November 11, 28, 29.

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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