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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

effective April 2017:

The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area 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:

FOUND:  a large pet carrier between Brayton and Exira on Friday night, November 16.  Call 712-304-5311.

FOUND: A package and card was left in the wrong mailbox on Monday, November 12th.  Package is addressed to Zoey from Great Grandma & Grandpa. If you may have any information they would like to get it returned to Zoey! Call Laurine at 712-249-6688. (11-16)

*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:

Baird’s Christmas Lights will turn on Saturday, December 15th. Baird’s Christmas Lights display is located at 1233 E Ave, Red Oak, Iowa 51566. The lights will turn on at dark every night and will turn off every night at 10pm. The lights will be on through New Years night.

Effective Nov. 26, 2018: The road in Sunnyside Park are closed for the season. The park is still open for the public, throughout the winter.

U.S. 71 south of Atlantic IS NOW OPEN!!!!! (10/30/18)

Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center is no longer be accepting glass as recyclable material. As a result, the green recycling containers located throughout Cass County, will cease to have compartments dedicated to glass recycling. All residents will need to place their glass containers in with their regular garbage. Any with questions to call the landfill at 243-1991.

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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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

CAM Sports Club 10th Annual Pink Out Night is December 11th during the varsity basketball game vs Exira-EHK. A silent auction begins at 5:30 pm and ends at the end of the 3rd quarter of the boys game.

Atlantic Public Library Magic the Gathering casual play is December 11th at 3:30 pm, ages 10 and up. Bring your own deck and supplies.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

Ladies Night will be held on December 13th at Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon from 6-8 pm. RSVP to Ashlee at 712-563-3594 or ashleegust@fbfs.com. Limited seating. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Atlantic Public Library Ornament Craft Day is December 13th for grades 1-3 at 3:30 pm.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

Baird’s Christmas Lights will turn on Saturday, December 15th. Baird’s Christmas Lights display is located at 1233 E Ave, Red Oak, Iowa 51566. The lights will turn on at dark every night and will turn off every night at 10pm. The lights will be on through New Years night.

Audubon Rec Center Grand Opening is Saturday, December 15th from 4:30-6:00 pm and will be serving free appetizers. Prior to the event, “Art on the Fly” and the Audubon Rec Center will host Season of Joy, a canvass art painting class, from 1-until 4-p.m. The cost is $35. Reserve your place by calling 712-588-1128. More information is available on the Rec Center’s Facebook page.

Atlantic Public Library Mongolia exchange student at 11 am on December 15th. Miga will share information, culture and food and her home country.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

Cass County Choral Society will present a Christmas Cantata on Friday, December 21st at 7 pm at the Atlantic High School auditorium. The Cass County Choral Society, a group of seasoned volunteers from the area, is preparing to present a Christmas cantata, “Sing Joy to All the World! A Christmas Celebration,” by Lloyd Larson. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are accepted to support the future work of the Society. If anyone is interested in participating in the cantata, rehearsals will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage House’s lower-level lounge on the following dates: October 21 and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2, 9, and 16. Please contact Ray McCalla if you are interested: (712) 250-1607; raymccalla@outlook.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

The KJAN office will be closed Monday, December 24th.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

The KJAN office will be closed Tuesday, December 25th.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

EXTRAS ….

District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program – Rotary Youth Exchange – for the academic year 2019-20. High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program. Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available. Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 15th.  For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.

Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic Community Dinner is held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. The public is welcome.

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House. They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves. Playing starts at 1 pm.

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for donations of money and/or grocery items. The funds and shelves are running low. The Atlantic Food Pantry was started in March, 1982, by the Ministerial Association and Church Women United. It has relied solely on cash and food items donated from the community. In the beginning, the Pantry helped 170 individuals/families per year. The Pantry now serves an average of 15-25 individuals/families per week with a limitation of one visit per month for senior citizens and one visit every other month for all others unless they have an emergency and a referral from someone who is aware of their problem. Since it began, the Pantry has rarely requested monetary donations due to the lack of funds, but at the current rate, the Pantry cash account will be extremely low by the end of summer. Grocery items they could use are cereal, canned meat and other canned food items, toilet tissue and soap. If you have any questions, you may contact treasurer, Florence Burrows at 243-1363 or Ken Burkhart at 243-1820. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

The American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory is open Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 pm for tours. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Visitors can see the Military Museum, Military Library and recently added photos of Atlantic’s past history.

Roland Funeral Service is running Randy Alcorn’s “HAPPINESS” VIDEO SERIES for anyone interested in gatherings Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at 1011 E 10th St. In Atlantic. Call Amy Roland at 254-1266.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to all nursing or expecting mothers. Held on the third Thursday of every month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 6 at 7 pm. Call 250-8862 with questions.

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.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share 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 are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 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.

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.

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:

The Shelby County Public Health Department has the following available services at their office location, 2712 12th Street, in Harlan:

Radon Community Educational: November 13, 2018 at 6:30PM at the C.G. Therkildsen Center at 706 Victoria Street in Harlan. Speakers include Dr. Bill Field, Dr. Brian Anderson and Lori Staiert Westergard; free radon kits; information on remediation and associated financial support for remediation and snacks will be provided. Please register by calling 712.755.4422 or online at shelbycountyclinics.com.

Immunization Clinic for Children: Immunization Clinics will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Community Health. Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade this fall are required to have immunization updates. Please plan ahead to get immunizations completed before school starts. 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.

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, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services: : This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on November 6th from 2:30-5:00 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 November 15th 3:00-4:30. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing 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: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the 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.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum uses the Parents as Teachers model, which helps parents, prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper installation of car seats for children is also available. Major funding for this program is provided by Harrison/Monona/Shelby Early Childhood Iowa.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869) for information on quitting smoking or visit them online @ www.QUITLINEIOWA.org where you can learn more about Quitline Iowa services. Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or patches) for persons receiving Medicaid or Medicare insurance. Call 1-800-784-8869 or go online to get started with the tobacco-cessation coaching staff.

Blood Pressure Screening: Public Health offers free blood pressure screenings. Appointments preferred but will walk-ins are welcome. Please call 712-755-4422 for an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maternal Health Support Group: Pregnant women are welcome to join the Mothers and Babies Support Group. The goal of the group is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Assistance with transportation and child care is available if needed. Group members also receive incentive items to prepare for the baby’s delivery. If interested, call Cara Cacy at 712.755.4406 for more information.

Care For Yourself & Check the Girls: These programs provide free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women. Regular screening is the best way to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest stages. Contact Dawn Klein for more information 712-755-4312.

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group: This informal group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse of significant other. A wide range of topics are discussed. Meeting dates are scheduled for November 1st, 15th, & 29th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Dawn Klein for more information at 712-755-4312.

For further information about any of these programs or other public health services, contact Lori Hoch, Director of Public Health, Myrtue Medical Center, at 712-755-4423.

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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