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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: Little poodle westie mix Black and white has Adair Vet Clinic Tag answers to ‘Buddy’ he is a very friendly dog. Please call 712-304-0306

FOUND: A calico kitten, about 3-to 4-months old. The kitty was found in the Atlantic School bus barn garage Wed. morning (9/10). It appears to be house broken. If yours, call 243-3374.

LOST: Lost keys on Wednesday in Atlantic, possibly at Dollar General or Hy-Vee. Keys are on a red clip. Call 243-1919 for REWARD.

***The Atlantic Animal Shelter has let us know they are in dire need of adoption for cats and kittens.  They have a large number of kittens and numerous adult cats that need homes ASAP.  If you are looking for a cat stop and see them at the shelter at 309 Sunnyside Lane in Atlantic. Posted 06/26/2014***

**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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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The Anita United Methodist Fall Supper will be held on September 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at the church at 501 East Main, in Anita. Menu includes: Roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad and pies for a free will offering. Carry-outs begin at 4:00 pm. Call 712-762-3869 for carry-outs.

Exira Lutheran Church’s Fall Supper will be held on September 17th from 5-7:30 pm. They will be serving Staley’s Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad, roll, and dessert. Cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Handicapped accessible, use the NE door. Delivery to shut-ins is available, call 268-2660. Carry-outs are available from 4:30-5:30 pm for a $1 extra. Please enter the WEST church door to pick up carry-out orders.

 The September meeting of Atlantic BPW will be held at Mulligan’s at the Country Club on September 17th at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Ina Ohnmeiss.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Westphalia on September 18th from noon – 6:00 pm at St. Boniface Parish Center.

Atlantic Lions Club’s Waffle Supper will be held on September 18th at the 4-H Community Center from 4:30-7:00 pm. Cost is $7 over 13, $4 for kids 4-12 and 3 and under are free. Proceeds to benefit local, national and international Lions Club projects.

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 18th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

Produce in the Park will be held on September 18th from 5-7 pm at the Atlantic City Park. Dirt Road Divide Band will be performing, children can keep time to the music in the Bounce House. Pumpkins will be added to produce including melon, winter squash, green beans, tomatoes, peppers aronia berries and more. Taste some samples from the grill and and also enjoy your evening meal. Take home fresh baked pies and other goodies. Plants and crafts will also be available.

A Brown Bag Lunch programs will be held at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on Septemeer 18th at noon. “It Takes a Village to Raise a Hausbarn.” will be presented by Freda Dammann, the director of the German Hausbarn, a 350-year-old structure moved from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to Manning, Iowa. She will be speaking about the Hausbarn and her experiences with the project. The programs begin at noon and are free and open to the public. As the name suggests, guests can bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Programs are scheduled through the end of the year and can be found at danishmuseum.org. Questions about the programs should be directed to Tova Brandt at 712.764.7001 or curator@danishmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Moped Safety Class will be held on September 20th from 7 am – 1 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building. Cost is $40. Call for registration – 243-6343.

An Alzheimer’s Memory Walk will be held on September 20th at the Atlantic City Park at noon. The walk will go down to the depot and back. The Walk to Remember is to raise funds to help those in our area. Donations checks can be made out to: ALZ Midwest Fund and can be brought to the walk or mail to: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Inc.; The Omni Center, 300 West Broadway, Suite 233, Council Bluffs, IA,  51503 – put in the memo Atlantic Memory Walk.

A Breakfast Fund-Raiser will be held on September 20th from 7-10 am at the Menlo Public Library. They will be serving scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and you can throw in the goodies to make a breakfast burrito, if you choose for a Free-Will Donation. The money raised is going towards the library expansion that the library is planning on building.

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

The 37th Annual Greenridge Steam & Gas Engine Antique Show will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm today and tomorrow near Irwin.  A flag raising ceremony will be held each morning with a parade at 4:00 pm each day.  Special attractions will include the Maytag Collectors Club and Remembering Our Fallen from Iowa exhibit.  Many working exhibits will be on display along with kid’s activities, live music, flea market, food stand, quilt & apron show, antique machinery and homemade ice cream.  A $5.00 admission is good for both days.  It’s family fun with a unique history lesson around every corner.  The Greenridge show is located, from Irwin:  1 mile south, 1 mile west and 1.5 miles south.

Exira Legion’s Steak Fry will be held on September 20th at the Exira Legion Building from 5-8 pm. They will be serving steak, windsor chop and ground sirloin with sides for $12 a plate. Proceeds go to Boy’s State and High School Scholarships.

Fontanelle Family Fun Night will be held this evening at the Fontanelle City Park.  The event will feature a pork chop on a stick meal beginning at 5:00 pm.  A jumbo hot dog meal will also be available.  Fontanelle Methodist Church homemade ice cream social begins at 5:00 pm.  Kids games and Lions bounce house from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Skating at the slab from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A 50/50 bags tournament begins at 7:00 pm, contact Cindy Baldogo or Nodaway Valley Market to register.  Live music/street dance featuring country singer Jeffrey Michaels begins at 8:00 pm on Main street.  Bring your lawn chair, relax, eat and enjoy the evening!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The Grant United Methodist Church’s Annual Bazaar will be held on September 21st will start at 10 am. The day begins with a worship service at 10 am featuring music by Deb & Rick Boehm for the New Shoes quartet. Following the service from 11:30-1:00 pm a home-cooked meal will be served which includes ham balls, roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, Harvard beets, buttered corn, assorted salads, pies and desserts with coffe, tea or lemonade. The dinner costs $8 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. All money raised supports the Grant United Methodist Women and their work for mission projects and the Grant church. This year’s auction will include handmade crafts and rugs, fresh garden produce, baked goods and more.

The Exira Fire Department Open House will be held today.  Water fights will begin at 1:00 pm.  A meal will be served at 5:00 pm for your free will donation.  Everyone is welcome!

The 37th Annual Greenridge Steam & Gas Engine Antique Show continues from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm today near Irwin.  A flag raising ceremony will begin the morning with a parade at 4:00 pm.  Special attractions will include the Maytag Collectors Club and Remembering Our Fallen from Iowa exhibit.  Many working exhibits will be on display along with kid’s activities, live music, flea market, food stand, quilt & apron show, antique machinery and homemade ice cream.  A $5.00 admission is good for both days.  It’s family fun with a unique history lesson around every corner.  The Greenridge show is located, from Irwin:  1 mile south, 1 mile west and 1.5 miles south.

 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th.  Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 24th, 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

A Book Review of “A Case of Hearts” by Kathryn Daugherty will be held on September 24th at 1 pm at the Lewis Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The 2014 Audubon County DNR Hunter Education Classes will be held today (9/24) from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and on Saturday, September 27th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You must be 12 or older, must pre-register and must attend both sessions to pass the course!  To pre-register, log onto http://reservations1.usedirect.com/Iowaweb/.  You must be 18 years of age or older to create an account and then that person has to add dependents to their profile.  Then you can register the student for the class.  Classes will be held at the Audubon County Conservation Club Building at 2592 Highway 71, Exira.  (located 3 miles north of Exira or 6 miles south of Audubon on the east side of the highway)  There is no cost for the course, sponsored by the Audubon County Conservation Club and Pheasants Forever.  For more information, call Pet Petersen in the evenings at 712-549-2311.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on September 25th at the Atlantic Catholic Parish Center from noon to 6 pm.

The Annual Ministers Appreciation Luncheon at the Heritage House in Atlantic on September 25th at noon. They will be meeting in the recreation room for a buffet-style meal of: pork loin, fish, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, small salad, and cherry pie.Cost of the meal is $9.00 per plate. The theme will be introducing Builders Club to the ministerial group. Kyle Bartholic, youth pastor from Atlantic Evangelical Free Church, will be co-presenting with Karla Akers regarding Builders Club activities. Please RSVP so they have an idea on how much food to plan on.

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 25th & 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

A Brown Bag Lunch Program will be held on September 25th at the Museum of Danish America at noon. Tom Lundskær-Nielsen will present “Hans Christian Andersen: From the early fairy tales to the life parables.” Lundskær-Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer in Danish at University College London. He’ll discuss The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and The Fir Tree. The program begins at noon and is free and open to the public. As the name suggests, guests can bring a lunch to enjoy during the program. Programs are scheduled through the end of the year and can be found at danishmuseum.org. Questions about the programs should be directed to Tova Brandt at 712.764.7001 or curator@danishmuseum.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Coca Cola Days will be held on September 26th & 27th. This year’s theme is Thirst Knows No Season. On Friday, September 26th is the Tail Gate Party from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Rock Island Depot, cost is $6.50, Sneak Peak from 6-8 pm at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar), Show, Shop and Sell is from 9 am – 2 pm at the Herring Building – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) – one of only three in the country is open from 9-5. On Saturday, September 27th is the Collector’s Showcase from 9-2 at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar) – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) - one of only three in the country is open from 9-4, the ICCCCC Annual Meeting at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge – social hour at 6 and dinner at 6:30 pm. T- shirts are available – $16 for short sleeve and $22 for long sleeve. Order your shirts online at www.cocacoladays.org. For more information or to find lodging visit cocacoladays.org or call 1-877-283-2124.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sales will be held on September 26th from 2-6 pm and September 27th from 9-4 pm. Last day to register is September 19th. Contact: Ina Ohnmeiss – inacaholo@gmail.com or 925-963-5408 or Becky Bonney – bonney@mchsi.com or 712-254-0838. Maps will be available starting September 23rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee & Fareway and all Casey’s locations. Maps will be available at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce from Tuesday-Friday only. All signs to be returned to 711 Oak St, call if you need to have your sign picked up.

CCMH Community Blood Draws will be held from 7 am – 9 am in the CCMH Atrium on September 26th. Screenings are offered, blood profile is $35. To schedule an appointment for a blood draw go to casscountyclinics.com, call 249-0667, or call the Health Coach at 243-2850.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Coca Cola Days continues on September 27th. This year’s theme is Thirst Knows No Season. On Saturday, September 27th is the Collector’s Showcase from 9-2 at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar) – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) – one of only three in the country is open from 9-4, the ICCCCC Annual Meeting at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge – social hour at 6 and dinner at 6:30 pm. T- shirts are available – $16 for short sleeve and $22 for long sleeve. Order your shirts online at www.cocacoladays.org. For more information or to find lodging visit cocacoladays.org or call 1-877-283-2124.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sales continue on September 27th from 9-4 pm. Last day to register is September 19th. Contact: Ina Ohnmeiss – inacaholo@gmail.com or 925-963-5408 or Becky Bonney – bonney@mchsi.com or 712-254-0838. Maps will be available starting September 23rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee & Fareway and all Casey’s locations. Maps will be available at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce from Tuesday-Friday only. All signs to be returned to 711 Oak St, call if you need to have your sign picked up.

The 2014 Audubon County DNR Hunter Education Classes will continue today (9/27) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You must be 12 or older, must pre-register and must attend both sessions to pass the course!  To pre-register, log onto http://reservations1.usedirect.com/Iowaweb/.  You must be 18 years of age or older to create an account and then that person has to add dependents to their profile.  Then you can register the student for the class.  Classes will be held at the Audubon County Conservation Club Building at 2592 Highway 71, Exira.  (located 3 miles north of Exira or 6 miles south of Audubon on the east side of the highway)  There is no cost for the course, sponsored by the Audubon County Conservation Club and Pheasants Forever.  For more information, call Pet Petersen in the evenings at 712-549-2311.

Hunter Safety Education Online Field Day will be held on September 27th from 8 am – noon at the Nishna Bend Recreating Area ( approx. 1 1/2 mile SE of Harlan Municipal Airport). Anyone born after January 1st, 1972 must complete a hunter safety education course in order to obtain an Iowa hunting license (must be at least 12 years old to take the class). Go to iowadnr.gov/huntered and get signed up. You MUST REGISTER for this field day online. You MUST COMPLETE online class before coming to the field day. You MUST BRING your online completion voucher to be admitted to this field day. Any questions call 712-744-3403.

Avoca Rotary International 5K will be held on September 27th at Edgington Memorial Park at 9 am. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Registration fee is $25 due by September 10th if you would like a t-shirt. Registration includes refreshments, t-shirt and a drink token provided by The Exchange. Visit Avoca Rotary’s Facebook page for the registration form. All proceeds will help to support Carter Symanowicz and his exchange to Japan.

Exira Community Club’s Exira’s Fall Festival will be held on September 27th from 9 am-3 pm. Activities in the City Park include:Kids Inflatables, Children’s train, balloon creations, petty zoo, hay rack rides, carnival games, bake sales, kettle corn, caramel apples, farmers market, craft vendors, quilt show and a scavenger hunt. A Bike Ride from Exira to Brayton and Back on the Trail at 8:30 am. Delicious desserts, gourmet coffee and chicken salad croissants served from 9-3 in the Rec Center. New this year is the “Tailgate Zone” including BBQ Contest (with public judging at 2), Cornhole tournament and beer garden from 11-3 on the SE side of the park. You can also get your personalized School Brick ordered to go in the new Rec Center entrance.

The 4th Annual Lake ANita State Park Dutch Oven-Cast Iron Pan Cook Off will be held on September 27th from noon – 4 pm at the Lake Anita campgrounds. There will be 3 pot competition of bread, a main dish or dessert. You may enter in 1 category or all three. For registration or more details, contact Molly Deney at 515-577-4242, moljon6@gmail.com or Josh Peach at 712-762-3564, Joshua.Peach@dnr.iowa.gov. Winners will be chosen by popular vote of the public. Join them for their 1st Annual Glow in the Park Run/Walk later that night!

1st Annual Glow In The Park Fun Run will be held on September 27th at Lake Anita, following the Dutch Oven Cook Off. Entry Fee is $25 day of the race, registration begins at 6:30 pm at the campground popcorn shed. For more information, call the Lake Anita Park Office at 712-762-3564.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Atlantic Fire & Rescue’s Water Fights will be held on September 28th at 2 pm at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Registration is at 1 pm, women first, men to follow. Entry fee is $5 with 100% payback for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

“Map of My Kingdom” - a play tackling the critical issue of farmland ownership will be performed on September 28th at 2 pm at Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak.Refreshments and a discussion with the author will follow the performance. Wilson Performing Arts Center is located at 300 Commerce Drive, on the north side of Red Oak just off of U.S. 34. From U.S. 34 turn south on N 4th Street and take the first right. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

The Cass County Assessors Office will be closed today through Wednesday, October 1 for yearly training.  The office will re-open on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 am.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

The Cass County Farm Bureau is holding a coat drive from October 1st through Oct 31st. CCFB is collecting gently used children and adults’ coats. They can be dropped off at the Cass County Farm Bureau office at 1501 E 7th St. in Atlantic. The coats will then be donated the first week in November.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Avondale Church, rural Fontanelle, will hold their fall supper and bazaar on October 4th with serving beginning at 5:00 pm. The supper will feature ham balls and minute steaks. Carry-out meals are available. Auction of bazaar items will follow the meal.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Pumpkin Patch Family Fest will be held at United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel Street) on October 5th from noon – 3 pm rain or shine. Free activities including bounce house, train rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and games. They will be serving 25¢ food including hot dogs, nacho’s, treats, and drinks.

Atlantic Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fire Prevention Breakfast will be held on October 5th from 7 am – noon. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffe, milk & juice for a free will donation.

Exira Holy Trinity Catholic Church Staley’s Chicken supper on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at the Exira Rec Center. Serving from 4:30 to 7:00. We will be serving Staley’s Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, vegetable, dessert, roll and beverages. Tickets can be purchased from church members ahead of time or at the door. Prices: Adults $10.00, 5-12 year olds $5.50 and pre-school free. Carry outs are .50 extra.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Atlantic Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fireman’s Parade will be held on October 11th at 6 pm. Line up starts at 4:30 pm at 3rd & Olive St. This year’s theme is: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives Test Yours Every Month. Awards will be giving for: Farthest Away Department, Most Members From 1 Department and many others.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

The 2nd Annual Fall Flea Market in Elk Horn will be held on October 18th. They are looking for outdoor street vendors, antique dealers, junkers, DIY creators, crafts and homemade items. Cost is $25. Call 712-764-2200 for more information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation will host a Big Band Harvest Dance from 5 – 9 pm at the Agri-Hall at the Audubon County Fairgrounds on October 19th. Tickets are $15 each. Admission includes dinner, dessert and live music from the Wailing Big Band. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the dance or in advance at Audubon Medicap and Shopko pharmacies, the Elk Horn Pharmacy, Exira Medical Clinic and Audubon Co. Memorial Hospital. Doors will open at 5:00 pm with supper and music starting immediately. Please contact Alayna at 712-563-5295 for more information.

Annual Patty Hannon Concert Featuring the singing quartet “Reconciled” will be held on October 19th at 2 pm at United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel Street, Atlantic). This is open to the public. Free will offering with light refreshments to follow.

 The Montgomery County Family YMCA Mystery Drop will be held on October 19th at 12:30 pm at the  Montgomery County Main Grandstand Arena on the Montgomery County Fair Grounds at the Legion Park (4th Street) in Red Oak. Food and activities will start at 12:30 pm and the “The Big Drop” will be at 1 pm. Light refreshments provided by the YMCA Auxiliary Club and music with DJ Greg Brower. Major sponsor and helicopter provided by Johnson Helicopter Services of Red Oak. This is a great way to support the Y’s scholarship programs, program activities, as well as additional facility enhancements and funding for the Y’s “Our Future Is In Your Hands” program, all while enjoying fun, fellowship, and a chance to win up to $5,500. In case of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled. Please listen to local area radio broadcasting, watch our Facebook page, or call us to find out when. For more information on the Mystery Drop, or how you can become a member, volunteer, and/or a donor please call Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director at 712-623-2161, stop in at the Montgomery County Family YMCA located at the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak, Iowa, or email Nick at execdir@mcymca.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Books are Fun Book Fair on October 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. Cook books, novels, children’s books, gifts, and many other items all at discounted pricing!

 EXTRAS ….

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

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

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics 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 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 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: NOW 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 Thursday, September 18th from 3:00 pm – 6:30 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

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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