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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE WINTER HOURS:

effective November 20th, 2014:

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

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

FOUND: Medium size dog, brindle color, brown collar in the Cass County Courthouse. 243-2005.

FOUND: Brown & white dog, about 6-7 months old, friendly, 2 collars, no tags. Found 1/2 way between Brayton and I-80. Call 734-765-8992 (cell number). 1/29/2015

FOUND: Buff color, long haired cat in Atlantic. Please call to claim – 254-1266. 1/28/2015

FOUND: Male, large black dog, looks like a Lab but ears flop down, wearing a collar with a tag in the shape of a bone, keeps coming around scaring their dog, has jumped on roof of garage, in the Ridge Road in Atlantic. 402-547-8600.

FOUND: Male, golden retriever, a little older, has a collar. Found by the Valley. 250-0880.

**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, MARCH 4

Cooking with Kids by the Montgomery County 4-H & Extension will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building on March 4th, 11th, 25th and April 1st. Sessions will be held on Wednesday’s for 4th and 5th grade youth to learn how to cook, make healthy choices, and eat right! Each week the session will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building from 2 – 3:45 pm. Youth will learn about nutrition, basic safety & awareness in the kitchen, and we will learn to cook. Cooking with Kids is open is all youth grades 4th and 5th. Cooking with Kids sessions will be on the following dates: Wednesday, March 4th; Wednesday, March 11th; Wednesday, March 25th; and Wednesday, April 1st. There will be no session held during the week of Spring Break. The month of March sessions fee for 4-H members will be $10.00 and non-members $15.00. Registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2, Red Oak, Iowa 51566, by Monday, March 2nd! In addition, watch for sessions to follow in April. If there is anything you would like to learn more about, see a presentation on, or attend a workshop for, we are always open to ideas and would love to hear your interests! For any other questions regarding 4-H contact Hallie at the Extension Office (712) 623-2592 or email hpeck@iastate.edu.

The Nishna Valley Shrine Club will meet at Weitzel’s Restaurant in Atlantic on March 4th at 6:30 pm. Social hour, followed by the regular meeting at 7:00 pm.

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Baseball & Softball League is from May 11th and June 18th (games are Monday-Thursday). Sign up is until March 14th ($10 late fee for anything after) Cost is $30 per child, drop all sign ups off at Nishna Valley Family YMCA. Deadline is March 14th. There will be a clean-up day out at the Sports Complex April 25th at 9:00 am to get the fields & complex ready for the season. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions about the boys league, contact Dustin McLaren at 249-2567, or girls league contact Nathan DeArment at 515-229-4365. This price includes all the baseball/softball clinics also. You will get a sheet with those dates at the time of sign-up. Any cancellations or other information is available on the website: www.atlanticlittleleague.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on March 5th at noon. Linda Edelman, public nurse, will be sharing with them.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

World Day of Prayer will be held on March 6th at 2 pm. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action. Join in the prayer service written by the women of The Bahamas, which draws us into a study of Jesus’ radical love as he washes the disciples’ feet. This service is sponsored by Women’s group from the Exira Christian Church (201 E. Main) on March 6th at 2 pm.

Atlantic High School Music Department presents Willy Wonka, the musical March 6th & 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:30 pm. Come and enjoy a night of laughter, music, and great acting. This show can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feel free to get reserve ticket seating by contacting Jennifer Gaesser or Jarrod O’Donnell at 243-5358. General admission tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 students. Activity tickets will not be accepted.

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served during Lent at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday during Lent from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Lenten menu includes: Alaskan Pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $8  for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held on March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.

The Knights of Columbus is holding a Fish Fry on Friday March 6th from 5-7 pm at the St. John’s Catholic Church Hall in Adair. Free will offering. The public is invited to attend.

World Day of Prayer will be held on March 6th at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church with a salad luncheon following celebration. There will be a bible study on March 4th at the Heritage House with Rev. Diane De Smidt at 10 am. World Day of Prayer is written by the women of the Bahamas.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Moped Safety Class will be held on March 7th from 7 am – 1 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building in Atlantic. Call 712-243-6343 for registration.

Atlantic High School Music Department presents Willy Wonka, the musical on March 7th at 7:30 pm and March & 8th at 2:30 pm. Come and enjoy a night of laughter, music, and great acting. This show can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feel free to get reserve ticket seating by contacting Jennifer Gaesser or Jarrod O’Donnell at 243-5358. General admission tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 students. Activity tickets will not be accepted.

Relay for Life 3rd Annual Bingo Fundraiser by the Lewis Life Preservers will be held on March 7th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Lewis Community Building. Soups, drinks and desserts will be served. Cost is $3.50 for meal, $1 for extra soup and fifty cents for an extra dessert. There will be a 50/50 drawing and bingo cards are $1 or 6 for $5. Any questions contact Joyce at 246-6914 or Kay at 254-0247.

Author LaVina Vanorny-Barcus from Madrid, Iowa, will be reading and signing books at Ed & Eva’s, in the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield March 7th from 10 am to noon. Her appearance is part of the IOWA UNPLUGGED initiative, urging Iowans to set aside their electronic devices for a day to connect first-hand with new interests and entertainment.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Atlantic High School Music Department presents Willy Wonka, the musical on March 8th at 2:30 pm. Come and enjoy a night of laughter, music, and great acting. This show can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feel free to get reserve ticket seating by contacting Jennifer Gaesser or Jarrod O’Donnell at 243-5358. General admission tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 students. Activity tickets will not be accepted.

Exira Mason’s Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on March 8th at the Elk Horn Fire Hall from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. They will be serving biscuits & gravy, Belgian waffles, French toast, eggs – all you can eat, free will donation. Proceeds go to 2015 scholarships for graduating seniors in the Exira-EHK school. This is sponsored by Exodus Masonic Lodge #342. A second scholarship breakfast on March 22nd in Brayton.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

The Atlantic Trees Forever meeting on March 9th at 7:00 pm in the meeting room at Boulders Inn and Suites, 1702 SW 7th Street.

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Baseball & Softball League is from May 11th and June 18th (games are Monday-Thursday). Sign up is until March 14th ($10 late fee for anything after) Cost is $30 per child, drop all sign ups off at Nishna Valley Family YMCA. Deadline is March 14th. There will be a clean-up day out at the Sports Complex April 25th at 9:00 am to get the fields & complex ready for the season. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions about the boys league, contact Dustin McLaren at 249-2567, or girls league contact Nathan DeArment at 515-229-4365. This price includes all the baseball/softball clinics also. You will get a sheet with those dates at the time of sign-up. Any cancellations or other information is available on the website: www.atlanticlittleleague.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

Cooking with Kids by the Montgomery County 4-H & Extension will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building on March 11th, 25th and April 1st. Sessions will be held on Wednesday’s for 4th and 5th grade youth to learn how to cook, make healthy choices, and eat right! Each week the session will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building from 2 – 3:45 pm. Youth will learn about nutrition, basic safety & awareness in the kitchen, and we will learn to cook. Cooking with Kids is open is all youth grades 4th and 5th. Cooking with Kids sessions will be on the following dates: Wednesday, March 11th; Wednesday, March 25th; and Wednesday, April 1st. There will be no session held during the week of Spring Break. The month of March sessions fee for 4-H members will be $10.00 and non-members $15.00. Registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2, Red Oak, Iowa 51566, by Monday, March 2nd! In addition, watch for sessions to follow in April. If there is anything you would like to learn more about, see a presentation on, or attend a workshop for, we are always open to ideas and would love to hear your interests! For any other questions regarding 4-H contact Hallie at the Extension Office (712) 623-2592 or email hpeck@iastate.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served during Lent at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday during Lent from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Lenten menu includes: Alaskan Pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $8  for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held on March 13th, 20th & 27th.

 Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield Dance Party will be held on March 13th at 6 pm. Instructor Aimee Reynolds from Des Moines will be playing the tunes and providing instruction on which dance steps work best with the music. The evening will include a variety of music, good for couples and line dances, for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Cost is just $10 per person. Tickets are on sale in advance at Ed & Eva’s store in Greenfield, 154 Public Square, phone 641-743-2566, or at the Center’s website, www.warrenculturalcenter.com. Reynolds will also begin a second session of couples dance lessons at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield beginning March 27th at 7 pm. The 90-minute classes continue on April 3rd, 17th, and 24th. Beginners are welcome. Cost is $100 per couples; advance registration is required. Call 641-343-7337 or email to warrenoperahouse@hotmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

A Legislative Coffee will be held in Cumberland on March 14th at 10 am at the Fire Station, 216 Main Street. P.R.I.D.E. is the economic development organization that works on behalf of communities, businesses, and citizens for Southwest Iowa development. For additional information, please contact Clarke Gerlock at 712-774-5476, or Kenner Baxter, president, at 781-2395.

Senior Alumni Scholarships are available to 3 Atlantic High School Seniors planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school with financial need, 2.5 or better gpa. Forms are available on the Atlantic Community Schools website. Application deadline is Monday, April 6th, 2015.

The Church of the Nazarene (500 Hazel St., Atlantic) will be hosting Missionaries from Bosingen, Germany on March 14th at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Baseball & Softball League is from May 11th and June 18th (games are Monday-Thursday). Sign up is until March 14th ($10 late fee for anything after) Cost is $30 per child, drop all sign ups off at Nishna Valley Family YMCA. Deadline is March 14th. There will be a clean-up day out at the Sports Complex April 25th at 9:00 am to get the fields & complex ready for the season. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions about the boys league, contact Dustin McLaren at 249-2567, or girls league contact Nathan DeArment at 515-229-4365. This price includes all the baseball/softball clinics also. You will get a sheet with those dates at the time of sign-up. Any cancellations or other information is available on the website: www.atlanticlittleleague.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Trinity Christian Church Annual Outreach Dinner will be held on March 15th from 11 – 1 pm in Bridgewater. They will be serving chicken & noodles, beef & noodles, salads, pie and drink for a free will donation. Proceeds go to the church’s Community Outreach Fund.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Atlantic on March 16, 2015. The cost of the course is $150 which includes 8 hours class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. There is a $50 discount for Iowa Restaurant Association members. It will be held at ISU Extension and Outreach, Cass County office in Atlantic. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. All food service operations are required to have at least one certified staff person. To receive more information and registration form, contact ISU Extension and Outreach,  Cass County 712-243-1132 or your local ISU Extension and Outreach office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by March 13.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Exira on March 16th from noon to 6 pm at the Exira Recreational Center, 106 N. Jefferson.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

A workshop focused on comparison of feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at the Wallace Foundation Learning Center/Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, IA on March 18TH from 9:45- 3:00 pm. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will conduct the workshops. The workshops are supported by a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant. Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the Coalition to support Iowa Farmers are cooperating partners. A revised feedlot systems manual and decision tool will be available to workshop participants. Workshop participants will work with several scenarios to make decisions regarding feedlot facility investments and learn how different facility types may work for each scenario. A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door but those interested in participating need to contact Chris Clark, ISUEO Beef Specialist to pre- register and reserve a noon meal. Clark can be reached at caclark@iastate.edu or by phone at 712-250-0070.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on March 19th from noon to 6 pm at the Atlantic Catholic Parish Center, 105 W. 5th St.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Avoca on March 19th from 8 am – 2 pm at  AHSTW High School, 768 So. Maple

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served during Lent at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday during Lent from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Lenten menu includes: Alaskan Pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $8  for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held on March 20th & 27th.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

A Living Free Seminar at the Heritage House March 22nd from 3-9 pm. Living Free is a faith based, community small groups program to help anyone facing life’s struggles and difficulties, or those wanting to help facilitate small groups. There is a 20 dollar suggested freewill donation that will include food and booklet. If you have any questions call 936-203-7032

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

Child Care Provider Training will be held on March 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Montgomery County Extension office. Child care providers working in Cass, Mills, and Montgomery Counties are invited to an upcoming professional development opportunity in Red Oak, Iowa.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry Fair on March 25th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. ALL Jewelry, Scarves, and Accessories are $5 each! Stock up on unique spring and summer accessories or stock up for year round gift giving! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Audubon County Hospital Foundation.

Cooking with Kids by the Montgomery County 4-H & Extension will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building on March 25th and April 1st. Sessions will be held on Wednesday’s for 4th and 5th grade youth to learn how to cook, make healthy choices, and eat right! Each week the session will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building from 2 – 3:45 pm. Youth will learn about nutrition, basic safety & awareness in the kitchen, and we will learn to cook. Cooking with Kids is open is all youth grades 4th and 5th. Cooking with Kids sessions will be on the following dates: Wednesday, March 25th; and Wednesday, April 1st. There will be no session held during the week of Spring Break. The month of March sessions fee for 4-H members will be $10.00 and non-members $15.00. Registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2, Red Oak, Iowa 51566, by Monday, March 2nd! In addition, watch for sessions to follow in April. If there is anything you would like to learn more about, see a presentation on, or attend a workshop for, we are always open to ideas and would love to hear your interests! For any other questions regarding 4-H contact Hallie at the Extension Office (712) 623-2592 or email hpeck@iastate.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served during Lent at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday during Lent from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Lenten menu includes: Alaskan Pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $8  for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to local high school graduates. Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held on March 27th.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Manning on March 27th from 8 am – 2 pm at IKM Manning High School, 209 10th St.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

Cooking with Kids by the Montgomery County 4-H & Extension will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building on April 1st. Sessions will be held on Wednesday’s for 4th and 5th grade youth to learn how to cook, make healthy choices, and eat right! Each week the session will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds white building from 2 – 3:45 pm. Youth will learn about nutrition, basic safety & awareness in the kitchen, and we will learn to cook. Cooking with Kids is open is all youth grades 4th and 5th. Cooking with Kids sessions will be on the following dates: Wednesday, April 1st. There will be no session held during the week of Spring Break. The month of March sessions fee for 4-H members will be $10.00 and non-members $15.00. Registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office, 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2, Red Oak, Iowa 51566, by Monday, March 2nd! In addition, watch for sessions to follow in April. If there is anything you would like to learn more about, see a presentation on, or attend a workshop for, we are always open to ideas and would love to hear your interests! For any other questions regarding 4-H contact Hallie at the Extension Office (712) 623-2592 or email hpeck@iastate.edu.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

The Montgomery County Family YMCA in partnership with the Montgomery County Family YMCA Men’s Thursday Bible Study Group and the Montgomery County Ministerial Fellowship would like to invite you and your family to the 4th Annual Good Friday Breakfast on April 3rd from 6:30 am – 7:45 am in the YMCA’s multi-purpose room. Rev. David MacDonald from Faith Community Church, Red Oak, Iowa will be the featured speaker with an uplifting message. Kari Edie will be performing outstanding musical numbers with a breakfast buffet to enjoy.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 5 pm. Reservations can be made in person at the YMCA with event payment or over the phone.  Contact us at 712-623-2161, or stop in at the Montgomery County Family YMCA located at the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak, Iowa, visit the YMCA on Facebook, or the Y’s website at www.mcymca.com for more information.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Scrubs Show & Sale on  April 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. Merchandise includes Barco, Cherokee, Dickies & Grey’s Anatomy. Great chance to purchase uniforms & fun comfort wear while supporting quality health care services! Special Orders are welcome! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Audubon County Hospital Foundation.

MONDAY, MAY 11

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Baseball & Softball League is from May 11th and June 18th (games are Monday-Thursday). Sign up is until March 14th ($10 late fee for anything after) Cost is $30 per child, drop all sign ups off at Nishna Valley Family YMCA. Deadline is March 14th. There will be a clean-up day out at the Sports Complex April 25th at 9:00 am to get the fields & complex ready for the season. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions about the boys league, contact Dustin McLaren at 249-2567, or girls league contact Nathan DeArment at 515-229-4365. This price includes all the baseball/softball clinics also. You will get a sheet with those dates at the time of sign-up. Any cancellations or other information is available on the website: www.atlanticlittleleague.org.

EXTRAS ….

Senior Alumni Scholarships are available to 3 Atlantic High School Seniors planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school with financial need, 2.5 or better gpa. Forms are available on the Atlantic Community Schools website. Application deadline is Monday, April 6th, 2015.

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

Grief Share will be held at 4 pm on Wednesdays through the end of December. Won’t be meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any questions contact Amy at 254-1266

Organizers are looking for volunteers to keep Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program going strong. VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that certifies community volunteers to prepare and e-file basic tax returns at no cost for low to moderate income individuals and families. Volunteers are need in Cass County to prepare 2014 taxes and should have a basic understanding of income tax laws, an interest in helping others and basic computer skills. Volunteers are provided free training, self study materials, and software necessary to prepare basic income tax returns including Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Taxpayers schedule appointments and taxes are prepared by the volunteers at a central location with equipment provided. Volunteers must complete a certification exam and the IRS waives liability for volunteers if they prepare returns within the scope of their certification. The host site is the Cass County Extension. For more information contact Kate Olsen at the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or keolson@iastate.edu. Interested persons will need to complete a one page application and background screening. The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income families so they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credits. In Cass County, the program is coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with funding and support from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Human Services, and Iowans for Social and Economic Development (ISED).

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.

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. ***

CCMH Community Support

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: April 1st  from 3 – 6 pm. 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:  To schedule an appointment for family planning or women’s health services please call Rachel Birks at 712-755-4312. Family Planning services are also available without appointment every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m.

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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