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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. ***

LOST and FOUND

LOST: Female rat terrier, named Charlie, black and white spotted, no collar. Lost around the Buck Creek Rd, Atlantic. Call 712-890-7190. (1/10)

LOST: Male Blue Heeler that answers to the name Bo. Lost north of Atlantic about 3 miles on Buck Creek Road. Wearing a camouflage collar. Call 712-250-0859 and ask for Shelly. (12/28)

LOST: Reddish brown, white pit bull, male, had on a blue collar that was loose so may not have, lost in the Anita. Reward – $1,000. 402-639-7098.

LOST: Black lab, named Sadie, 5 years old, no collar, northwest of Atlantic. 249-3197 (12/16)

FOUND: Female, possibly pit bull or mixed, white with tan spots, pink scarf around neck, found at 711 E. 10th st, Atlantic. 243-3773 (12/15)

LOST: Missing dog from West of Anita. Large Copper and White colored Pit Bull. Very friendly. Was wearing a blue collar. Answers to the name Bruiser. If found please call 712-762-3996. (11/22)

*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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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 20, February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

Abraham Lincoln visits the Atlantic Public Library on February 20th at 6 pm. Learn more about the 16th president, Honest Abe, from Lee Williams, member of the Association of Abe Lincoln Presenters. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Whimsical Winter Play Day at Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn. Area families are invited to the Museum of Danish America on February 20th for a special winter “play day.” From 9 am – 4 pm admission will be waived for everyone. Planned indoor activities include crafts, activity centers, Danish animated children’s films, and a popcorn bar for snacking. A special story time at the bottom of the big wooden staircase will be held at 10, 1, and 3. And, as always, there is a LEGO area and lots of room outdoors to go exploring. Children under age 12 must have adult supervision. For more information, call (712) 764-7001.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Lewis Life Preservers Pizza Ranch Fundraising Event will be held on February 21st from 5-8 pm in Atlantic. Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of the guest check to the Lewis Life Preservers.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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.

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Zion Lutheran Men’s Club will sponsor a Pancake Supper on February 23rd from 5-7 pm at the church, 811 Oak St. All you can eat pancakes and sausage. Free will offering. Funds go to the support of ministerial students.

The Cass County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, February 23, 2016, at 1 pm in the meeting room at the Atlantic Public Library. The program “Genealogy 101”, will be given by Beth Johnson. Everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

An Open House to honor Deb Wheatley Field will be held on February 24th from 2:30-4:30 pm in the City Hall Chambers (23 E. 4th St., Atlantic). Deb will be retiring after serving as Atlantic’s City Clerk for 35 years!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

The Cass County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold their 27th annual banquet on Saturday February 25th. Early bird registrations qualify in an early bird drawing for a Henry Silver Pheasant .22 Rifle! All registrations post marked before February Tenth will get in the drawing! The Cass County Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet will be held at the Cass County Community Building on Saturday February Twenty-Fifth. Tickets for members are fifty dollars and include membership renewal and dinner. Spouse and non-member tickets are twenty dollars. Children under 18 yrs old are fifteen dollars. We promise an enjoyable evening of fun and games for the whole family along with outstanding food, plus excellent prizes for men, women, and children. Get your registration in early, So you don’t miss the large assortment of raffles and prizes, Cass County Pheasants Forever Twenty-Seventh Annual Banquet on Saturday February Twenty-Fifth at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. For more information call Rick Kanning at 712-249-2517.

Audubon Lions Club Toy Show will be held on February 25th at the Audubon County Fairgrounds Agri-Hall (400 N. Division ST. W.) from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Door prizes and lunch available. For more information call LaVerne Deist at 712-563-2026 or Darrell Whitehead at 712-563-2466

Pony Express Dance & Auction will be held on February 25th from 8 pm to midnight at the Cumberland Community Building. Coal Mule Band will be performing. Dance and Auction items. Cost is $6 per person. All proceeds go to Camp Sunnyside. Any questions call Mick Fay at 789-9980.

Adair-Casey Conservation Club’s 72nd Annual Supper will be held on February 25th at the Adair Community Centre starting at 5 pm. Dinner tickets are $5, kids 12 and under are $2.50. They’ll be serving chili and oyster soup, ham sandwiches, relish, drink and dessert. There will be drawings for many prizes, prints and other items auctioned. See members for tickets.

Audubon County Cattlemen’s/Pork Producers Joint Banquet will be held on February 25th at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Evening will begin at 6 pm with social hour then prime rib and pork loin dinner at 7 pm. Advance tickets are $20 and at the door are $25. Entertainment by Blake & Luke – 1st Name Band. Tickets are available at Landmans Bank, Audubon County Cattle Producers or Audubon County Pork Producers. For questions call Shane Lange at 304-0237, Andy VanAernam at 304-4425 or Scott Alt at 304-0110.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Persia Fire & Rescue Annual Breakfast Buffet will be held on February 26th at the PIC Hall on Main Street in Persia from 7:30 -11:00 am. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-5 and 2 and under are free. Presented by Persia Fire & Rescue Inc.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles will be held on February 26th from 8 am – noon at the Elk Horn Fire Station. They’ll be serving waffles, sausage, toppings and drinks. All you can eat! Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and kids under 5 and under are free. Advanced tickets available at METC and Shelby County State Bank. Carry-out plates are available. All proceeds go towards the 1st Annual Tivoli Fest World Aebleskiver Eating Championship.

Macedonia Fire & Rescue Winter Pancake Feed will be held on February 27th from 8 am – 11 am.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on February 27th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Cass County Health Systems.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

EHK Optimist Soup Supper will be held on February 28th. The soup supper will be preceding the Spring Pop’s Concert at the Exira-EHK School in Elk Horn on February 28th from 5-7 pm in the Multipurpose room (cafeteria) for a free will offering. Profits will to go Senior Scholarship.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

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.

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 Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Oakland on March 1st from 8 am – 2 pm at the Oakland Riverside High School.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Treynor on March 1st from 8 am – 2 pm at the Treynor High School.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Irwin on March 6th from 11 am – 5 pm at the Community Building.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Griswold on March 7th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Griswold High School.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on March 7th from 8 am – 2 pm at the Exira EHK School.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

A moped class will be held on March 11th from 8 am – 2 pm. Cost is $50 and bring a sack lunch. Atlantic Fire Department, 243-6343.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on March 14th from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Veteran’s Memorial Building.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Leprechaun Geocache Hunt will be held on March 18th from 1-4 pm at Sunnyside Park – Kiddie Corral in Atlantic. Meet at 1 pm to obtain your leprechaun locations, find all of the hidden locations (geocaches) and return to the shelter for your “pot o’ gold!”. This hunt will require driving, all locations are within the Atlantic zip code but not within walking distance. A limited number of GPS units will be available to checkout for the event. All ages/abilities welcome, please call to reserve a GPS unit if needed. This event is free!

Cass County Legislative Coffee’s will be held on Saturday, March 18th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Griswold Public Library, 505 Main St. Griswold. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Massena Public Library, 122 Main St. Massena.

The Knotty Ladies are hosting an All Day Get Away for crafting and quilting as a Relay For Life Event Saturday, March18, at the Exira Rec Center. 8:00a.m.-5:00 p.m. for a $30 registration. Lunch, work stations and prizes included. Register by email at knottyladiesquilt@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook as Knotty Ladies. Space is limited.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

The CCMH Auxiliary Board Meeting will be held on March 31st in the Hospital Conference Room 1 at 1:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

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.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over this fall in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments are available in Atlantic for March 23, 24, and 25 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The screenings will be held in CCHS Conference Room 2. You can also make an appointment for the low-cost blood screenings Anita on March 27, Griswold on March 28, and Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Penguin Winter Day Camp will be held on March 24th from 9 am – noon and 1-4 pm – Atlantic School District and on April 17th from 9 am – noon – CAM & Griswold School Districts at the Atlantic Community Building. Please register by March 17th for the Atlantic camp and by April 10th for the CAM & Griswold camp. Students will learn about all the Penguins.

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Penguin Winter Day Camp will be held on April 10th from 9 am – noon for CAM & Griswold School Districts at the Atlantic Community Building. Please register by April 10th for the CAM & Griswold camp. Students will learn about all the Penguins.

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Cass County Legislative Coffee’s will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Massena Public Library, 122 Main St. Massena.

EXTRAS ….

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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