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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

LOST: Young male grey cat with tiger stripe tail. Wearing a blue collar. Lost from 404 W 7th Street in Atlantic and suspected to be close to that area. If found call Natalie at 712-243-6577. (2/24)

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

NOTICES:

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

The recycling bins in Cumberland have been moved north of the Community Building.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on April 24th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at Cass County Memorial Hospital, 1501 E. 10th Street.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

 UnityPoint at Home will be hosting an event to facilitate conversations regarding Advance Care Planning on April 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The event is open to the public, free of charge, and a light meal will be provided. Bring a spouse, parent, friend, or other loved one! Prepare to laugh, contemplate, and maybe even cry. In the event of a medical emergency, what measures do you want medical professionals to take on your behalf, and who do you want to make decisions for you if you are unable to direct your care yourself? Have you documented your wishes, to protect yourself and those you love, in the event of a future medical emergency? Advanced care planning is something that must be done before an emergency arises, and because it can be a difficult topic it is often left undone.  RSVP to Lydia or Jessica at 243-8006 by 4/21 to reserve your spot.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

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.

CCMH Auxiliary Annual Soup and Salad Luncheon at Catholic  Parish Center in Atlanitc from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tickets are $6.00 and are available at the door or call Lucy Newton at 243-5222 or Lola Ehen at 243-4047.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Eucharistic Miracle of the World and Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary display will be at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center on April 27th from 4 – 8 pm, April 28th from 4-8 pm, April 29th from noon – 8 pm and April 30th from 9 am – 2 pm. Come browse and read about the numerous Eucharistic Miracles of the World that are approved by the Catholic Church. This is a great way to increase your faith in the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. Come and read about the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a must see event! All are welcome including children! A free will offering will be taken for delivery expenses for display and the Real Presence Association.

The Museum of Danish America’s Brown Bag Lunch Program series will resume on Thursday, April 27 at noon with a presentation by Jerome Thompson, retired curator for the State of Iowa. Thompson will speak about Danish-American sculptor Christian Petersen (1885-1961), his art, and the state-funded commissions that remain significant today. Petersen was often called upon to represent the indigenous people of Iowa, and he completed 12 major works of art for Iowa State University, where there is a museum named in his honor. Guests are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation – coffee and water are provided.

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking pre-orders for their Native Plant Sale. Native Local Eco-type live plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs, cells are 5″ deep x 2″ wide at top or 4.5″ deep x 2″ cone. Two species of Native grass, and 9 Native Forbs including many that benefit pollinators! All orders must be picked up during designated times at the office in Lewis unless prior arrangements are made. Pick up times are May 25th: 8 am – 6 pm or May 26th: 8 am – 4:30 pm. Plants not picked up will be donated with no refund. Forms can be found online at www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-department/conservation-office . Order form and payment are due May 1st at 4 pm.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on April 27th from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm at Conductix, 1417 Industrial Parkway.

Cass County Memorial Hospital Treasure Cove Gift Shop will be held on April 27th from 7 am – 4 pm. They will have 50% off purses, scarves and billfolds.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

A Benefit Show for Pioneer Music Museum in Anita will be held April 28th-30th. They have a ton of great entertainers coming from throughout the upper Midwest to do a 3-day weekend of old-time music fun and concerts at the Oak Tree Performance Center in Anita. Red Johnson the performer/songwriter from Minnesota who writes the background music for NCIS; Bob Duff from California will emcee; Clarence Heyden a popular country singer from Kansas will be joining all weekend; Janine Sherry a Ms. Senior winner from Minnesota; Smithsonian Institution recording artists Bob & Sheila Everhart also, plus another 20 from all over. Every little bit helps in making it possible for us to make some improvements at the museum. More information at www.music-savers.com or call us at 712-762-4363 or e-mail us at bobeverhart@yahoo.com.

Eucharistic Miracle of the World and Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary display will be at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center on April 28th from 4-8 pm, April 29th from noon – 8 pm and April 30th from 9 am – 2 pm. Come browse and read about the numerous Eucharistic Miracles of the World that are approved by the Catholic Church. This is a great way to increase your faith in the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. Come and read about the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a must see event! All are welcome including children! A free will offering will be taken for delivery expenses for display and the Real Presence Association.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Eucharistic Miracle of the World and Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary display will be at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center on April 29th from noon – 8 pm and April 30th from 9 am – 2 pm. Come browse and read about the numerous Eucharistic Miracles of the World that are approved by the Catholic Church. This is a great way to increase your faith in the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. Come and read about the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a must see event! All are welcome including children! A free will offering will be taken for delivery expenses for display and the Real Presence Association.

Dennis Preister Benefit will be held on April 29th at the Roadhouse Bar in Marne. Lunch will be served form 11:30 am – 1:00 pm for a free will donation. 85 mile benefit ride, all motorcycles/vehicles, led by Windbags, leaving at 1 pm rain or shine. Euchre Tournament starting at 1 pm, supper free will donation 5 pm until it’s gone, live auction at  6 pm, bake sale all day long, any and all donations are appreciated. Call or text Angie REdler at 249-1630 or drop off at Steffens Cycle Shop – 243-3076. Follow them on facebook – Dennis Preister Benefit.

Cass County Conservation Board Wildflower Walk will be held on April 29th at the Pellett Memorial Woods outside of Atlantic at 9 am. Oak Strollers Nature Club for Families are welcome to join this event. Learn the names, uses and history of the wildflowers. This event is FREE. Pellett Memorial Woods is located just outside of Atlantic, 1/2 mile north and 3/4 mile east of the KJAN radio station.

Exira Lions Club Garage Sale will be held on April 29th from 7 am to 1:30 pm. They will also be serving lunch of Maid Rite, baked beans, chips, cookie and a drink for $6 a plate. Baked goods also available for a free will donation.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Windsor Chop Lunch will be held on April 30th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm for a free will donation at Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church (401 First St., Lewis). Menu includes: windsor chop, corn/green beans, chessy potatoes, rolls and jello cake. Proceeds to benefit: Griswold’s Lord Cupboard and other local charities.

Eucharistic Miracle of the World and Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary display will be at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center on April 30th from 9 am – 2 pm. Come browse and read about the numerous Eucharistic Miracles of the World that are approved by the Catholic Church. This is a great way to increase your faith in the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. Come and read about the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a must see event! All are welcome including children! A free will offering will be taken for delivery expenses for display and the Real Presence Association.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on April 30th from 12 pm – 5 pm at Merrill Field, 1001 Elm Street.

Gray Fish Fry will be held on April 30th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at the Gray School.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University lessons will be held on April 30th from 3-5 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Class will meet for 9 weeks every Sunday. In nine easy-to-follow lessons, you’ll learn how to get out of debt, create a budget, make wise spending decisions, save for the future, and so much more. Child care is not provided. Please RSVP by April 24th at 243-3678.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 5th from 2-7 pm and May 6th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 2nd. Register at Something For You (501 Chestnut St,. Atlantic) or contact: Becky Bonney – 712-254-0838, bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen – 712-243-3306 or Cindy Koll – 712-243-4157. Map locations available starting May 4th at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY) and the chamber website.

Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), an Ames based non-profit, is seeking host homes across Iowa for 2017-2018 foreign exchange students. IRIS needs homes for approximately 25 students from Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Tanzania, Jordan, Israel, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Kenya. All students are fluent in English, and often several other languages. All students are between 15 and 18 years old, but will technically be high school juniors. The students, which typically hail from Southeast Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries, are all in Iowa on scholarship. Former host parent Alexis Vosburg said, “I was intrigued by the fact that most of these students could come here on scholarship. This isn’t your typical exchange program that just takes the students that have the funds to do this trip. These students had to work hard for this opportunity. IRIS focuses on community service and promoting international relations, including strengthening Christian/Muslim relations.” IRIS is a consortium partner of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, which was founded following 9/11 to help promote understanding between American citizens and the citizens of predominantly Muslim countries. The YES program is funded by the U.S. State Department as a form of diplomacy. For bios on particular students, or for more information on hosting in general, visit our website at http://www.iris-center.org/yes-program/17-18students/ or email John Jordan at yessupport@iris-center.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 6th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 2nd. Register at Something For You (501 Chestnut St,. Atlantic) or contact: Becky Bonney – 712-254-0838, bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen – 712-243-3306 or Cindy Koll – 712-243-4157. Map locations available starting May 4th at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY) and the chamber website.

Hometown Spring Junk Market will be held in Griswold on May 6th from 8 am – noon. Market is located off Main Street between Cass County Museum & Rush International Musuem. “Like” Hometown Junk Market on Facebook for a list of vendors and additional information. Email peckhallie@gmail.com for more information.

Griswold City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 6th.  An insert of map listings will be available in the Griswold American May 3rd issue. Griswold Community Betterment will also be giving you a chance to win Betterment Bucks. Details for free Bucks will be included in the garage sale insert.

SATURDAY, MAY 13

The Heritage-Hausbarn Park will host a 100th birthday party for the Leet/Hassler Farmstead Saturday, May 13th. Admission to the grounds will be free from 9 am – noon. Breakfast will be served from 9 – 10:30 am, with a free will offering. Old-time games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and other activities for the entire family will begin at 10 am. When completed, the hay loft at the Leet/Hassler Farmstead will be available for barn dances, weddings, receptions, meetings, and as a unique photo site.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

National Police Week is May 15th-20th and the Atlantic Kiwanis will honor the Atlantic Police Department and Cass County Sheriff Department at the Atlantic City Park on May 20th at noon. Everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

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

THURSDAY, MAY 25

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE May 1st, 2017 at 4 pm.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/ Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 2 Species of Native grass, and 9 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at our offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 25th 8 am -6 pm or Friday May 26th 8 am-4:30 pm.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

FRIDAY, MAY 26

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE May 1st, 2017 at 4 pm. Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/ Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 2 Species of Native grass, and 9 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators! All orders must be picked up during designated times at our offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Friday May 26th 8 am-4:30 pm. Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

SATURDAY, MAY 27

The Anita/CAM Alumni Banquet date has been set for May 27th. More details will be announced.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

Heads or Tails Flee Market/Swap Meet will be held on June 3rd in Hamburg on Main St from 8 am – 5 pm. There will be vendors selling just about anything you can think of outdoors. Antiques, Primitives, Household, Car Parts, Advertisment, Jewelry, Pictures, Tye Dye, Dvds, Clothes, Pottery, glassware, crocks, cookie jars, and just about anything else you can think of! Spaces will fill up fast considering there is NO SPACE RESTRICTIONS. Bring as much or as little as you want.  Blocks are partitioned off so everyone is all in the same area. Cost is $20.00 and can either be sent via cash/money order/check to Kevin/Kim Johnson-Heads Or Tails-207 North St-Hamburg Iowa 51640—–or Paypal). Pull in a flat bed trailer (or 2 or 3) full of things or sell from the back of your truck. For more information call/text Kim & Kevin at 402-459-0788.  Take a risk and flip a coin to see if you pay asking price or an agreed upon discounted price! Look for the brightly colored paper with their vendor number on them to see if they accept the challenge to flip for your offer! Fall Date is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th.

Moped Class will be held on June 3rd from 8 am – 2 pm at the Atlantic Fire Department. Cost is $50. 712-243-6343.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

6th Annual Atlantic Cruise Night will be held on June 17th at R/T Motors in Atlantic from 6-9 pm. Get out your Hot Rods New or Old and take a cruise down to the Atlantic strip then stop at R/T Motors. Rain date is June 18th.

EXTRAS ….

Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), an Ames based non-profit, is seeking host homes across Iowa for 2017-2018 foreign exchange students. IRIS needs homes for approximately 25 students from Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Tanzania, Jordan, Israel, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Kenya. All students are fluent in English, and often several other languages. All students are between 15 and 18 years old, but will technically be high school juniors. The students, which typically hail from Southeast Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries, are all in Iowa on scholarship. Former host parent Alexis Vosburg said, “I was intrigued by the fact that most of these students could come here on scholarship. This isn’t your typical exchange program that just takes the students that have the funds to do this trip. These students had to work hard for this opportunity. IRIS focuses on community service and promoting international relations, including strengthening Christian/Muslim relations.” IRIS is a consortium partner of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, which was founded following 9/11 to help promote understanding between American citizens and the citizens of predominantly Muslim countries. The YES program is funded by the U.S. State Department as a form of diplomacy. For bios on particular students, or for more information on hosting in general, visit our website at http://www.iris-center.org/yes-program/17-18students/ or email John Jordan at yessupport@iris-center.org.

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

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

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

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

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

Operation Barnabas meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Atlantic Iowa Western Community College campus.

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

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, February 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from noon – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St. Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn. Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a child with many medical problems.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. *** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, April 5th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended to save time but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Make appointments by calling 755-4422 or at www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Please call Dawn Klein if you have questions or need to make an appointment for a different day or time. 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, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).  We now offer Meningitis B vaccine for adolescents who are 16-18 years of age. This vaccine protects older teens from invasive Neisseria meninigitidis serogroup B, which is a particularly virulent bacteria that causes meningitis. The vaccine is completed following a series of two vaccines at least one month apart. High school seniors who have not yet received this vaccine are highly encouraged to become vaccinated before college.

Family Planning Services: This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on February 7th from 10:00a.m. – 5:30 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 February 22nd, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison, and Onawa.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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