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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:

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

LOST: Black and white Australian Shepherd dog named Jake. He was last seen Saturday, January 4th around 1:45pm, 1 mile north of Cumberland. Jake is super friendly and very easy going. He is greatly missed by his family. If seen call Mike at 712-254-3885 or Kristi at 712-254-3930.

FOUND: Black and white cat found at the Shildberg Recreation Area Dog Park in Atlantic. Neutered male that is front declawed. No collar or chip. Looks like it has been out a while. Friendly. Going to be kept at home for a few days and will be taken to humane society if not claimed. Call 760-670-8758.

LOST: A couple of crescent wrenches fell off the back of a trailer on Great River Road just east of KJAN on Thursday evening. If found please call 712-249-9853.

LOST: Yorkie-shih tzu, about 9 pounds, male named Jasper, whitish/tan apricot color, has collar & tags digi collar is a faded brown. Lost around 11th & Elm St., Atlantic. 712-249-7990.

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NOTICES:

Sunnyside Park gates are CLOSED for the winter. They will reopen again in the spring. As a reminder, the park is still open for sledding and other activities. You will just not be able to drive through the park. We hope you have a fun and safe winter in our parks!

The City of Atlantic’s Park ad Recreation Department will close all public restrooms until next Spring,and will be winterized. Closing takes effect October 10th.

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)

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

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Southwest Iowa Beekeepers Meeting will be held on January 24th at 7 pm at Weitzel’s Restaurant & Bar in Atlantic. Dutch treat meal includes choice of chicken, fish or steak. Program will be State Apiarist, Andy Joseph will talk on making splits. Other business: packages/nucs. RSVP and information: Donna or Mike: 712-778-4256 or mbrahms@netins.net

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

LC Clinic is holding a meeting regarding Fundraising plans for its life-affirming pregnancy medical clinic planned to open in Fall 2020, Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9-10:30 am at Heritage House Hall, Assisted Living entrance, 1200 Brookridge Circle in Atlantic.  Please attend if you would like to become part of the fundraising team or have ideas to share. At this meeting we will discuss current and upcoming events as well as brainstorm on what to do for additional fundraising events.  For more information contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or call 243-3636.  Please visit our websites IowaLcClinic.org and HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Retired NYFD Mike Connolly (a Red Oak resident and part time fireman with Red Oak Fire), will give a presentation on the terrible chain of events surrounding him and his firehouse on 9/11. Please come to the Wilson Performing Arts Center on January 26th at 3 pm for this unique perspective from an actual living member of our Nation’s history. No charge, but donation of canned food item for the Food Bank will be taken. Sponsored by the Montgomery County First Responders. A reception will be hosted by the Red Oak Rotary Club following the presentation. Call 712-623-3135 for more information.

Exira Mason’s Mid Winter Breakfast will be held on January 26th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Elk Horn Fire Station. They will be serving Pancakes, eggs, sausage, French toast, bacon, waffles, juice and coffee. All you can eat for a free will donation. Sponsored by the Exodus Lodge #342.

Irwin’s Community Building Fundraiser Breakfast & Bake Sale will be held on January 26th from 8 am – noon. They will be serving biscuits & gravy, eggs and ham for a free will donation. Bake sale items are appreciated. Proceeds will help pay for maintenance expenses.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Community Dinner will be held on January 28th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

Guthrie County Extension and Outreach is starting a Women in Agriculture group, Women Advancing Agriculture, for women in & around Guthrie County. The group will meet quarterly throughout the year with various topics & speakers each time. The first meeting will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm at the Guthrie County ISU Extension office. Erika Lundy, ISU Beef Specialist will be speaking on Cow/Calf Operations. This is a new group so the future of the group will be discussed at this first meeting as well as future topics and speakers so be sure to come with ideas! Contact Krista at kristad@iastate.edu or 641-747-2276 with questions or to sign up for this meeting.

Elk Horn Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on January 28th at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. Please contact Ann White to make an appointment: 764-5888 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter ElkHornIA

CCHS Auxiliary Annual Meeting will be held on January 28th at noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Call Carole Schuler at 243 7545 for reservations.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

AHSTW Youth Basketball programs Taco Night will be held on January 31st from 5-7 pm during the High School basketball games vs Logan at the AHSTW HS Cafeteria. They will be serving taco/nacho bar, drink and dessert. Cost is $5 per person. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Shelby County Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet will be held on February 1st at St. Mary’s Hall in Panama. Social starts at 5 pm with New York Strip Dinner at 6 pm. Annual meeting plus the Trophy and Scholarship Fund Auction to follow. Tickets are $15 and are available from any Board member or at the door.

Sandhill Crane Bus Trip will be held March 30th & 31st. Join Cass, Crawford & Shelby County Conservation Boards for a bus trip to view the migration of the Sandhill Cranes central Nebraska. There will stops at The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, ROWE Sanctuary, and Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center. Cost is $220 plus food. The cost covers transportation; admission to the Hastings Museum, Archway Monument, and ROWE; hotel room, blind rental; one meal, and handling fees. You will be responsible for the purchase of the other meals. Sign up is a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by contacting one of the county Naturalists leading the trip: Cass: Lora Kanning – 712-769-2372; Crawford: Kelly Sonnichsen – 712-263-2748; Shelby: Christina Roelofs – 712-744-3403. Cass County information program will be held on February 1st at 1 pm at the Atlantic Chamber Meeting Room.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Audubon County Republican Precinct Caucuses will be held on February 3rd. Meetings open at 6 pm, meetings start at 7 pm. Precinct #1 meets at the Audubon High School. Precinct #2 meets at Exira School.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Community Dinner will be held on February 3rd at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Farmers Coffee is back! Mark your calendars to join us on February 7th for a Crop Update, and March 6th to discuss Farm Property Theft! All meetings will be held at the Guthrie County Extension office from 9:30-11:00! If you have questions, contact Krista at the Extension office at 641-747-2276.

LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive through February 29, for its future (opening Fall 2020) pregnancy medical clinic in Atlantic, and for its existing clinics in Stuart and Creston. They are in need of the following brands & sizes:   Huggies & Pampers—Sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Diapers can be dropped off or please contact us to arrange pick-up. Drop-off sites and times in Atlantic – for Clinic Opening Fall 2020 (or call 712-254-0223):  Evangelical Free Church (Monday-Friday 9-1), New Life Church (Monday-Thursday 9-11, 1-4), SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Mon.-Fri. 8-5; southwest door), and Villa Dance Studio (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-8).  Stuart and Creston clinics are drop-off sites for those clinics. Please contact us if you would like to set up an additional drop-off site in another community in the area. Through our Earn While You Learn Program, Moms and Dads are able to “purchase” diapers and other baby necessities in our Baby Boutique. You can help bless our clients through participating in the Diaper Drive! LC Clinic is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  They are currently raising funds to open the Atlantic clinic in Fall 2020. For more info about this event or about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Community Dinner will be held on February 11th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

The 8th Annual  Anita “Redneck” Tractor BRRR Ride will be held on February 16th. The ride will be 100% in and around Anita. The day will begin with breakfast at the American Legion Building at 6:30 am and ride begins at 9 am with stops at various businesses. At noon, there will be a free will donation lunch at the Weathervane Cafe, where prizes will be presented. Prizes awarded include: True Redneck, Low Rider, Wimpy/City Slicker, Longest Distance, Shortest Distance and the Traveling Trophy award. Everyone is welcome, no entry fee or pre-registration required. For more information or questions: Bill Russell: 712-249-2183, Maynard Hansen: 712-249-0099 or Ralph Wickey: 712-779-0176. A list of stops will be printed at a later date.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Community Dinner will be held on February 18th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Community Dinner will be held on February 25th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive through February 29, for its future (opening Fall 2020) pregnancy medical clinic in Atlantic, and for its existing clinics in Stuart and Creston. They are in need of the following brands & sizes:   Huggies & Pampers—Sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Diapers can be dropped off or please contact us to arrange pick-up. Drop-off sites and times in Atlantic – for Clinic Opening Fall 2020 (or call 712-254-0223):  Evangelical Free Church (Monday-Friday 9-1), New Life Church (Monday-Thursday 9-11, 1-4), SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Mon.-Fri. 8-5; southwest door), and Villa Dance Studio (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-8).  Stuart and Creston clinics are drop-off sites for those clinics. Please contact us if you would like to set up an additional drop-off site in another community in the area. Through our Earn While You Learn Program, Moms and Dads are able to “purchase” diapers and other baby necessities in our Baby Boutique. You can help bless our clients through participating in the Diaper Drive! LC Clinic is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  They are currently raising funds to open the Atlantic clinic in Fall 2020. For more info about this event or about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Community Dinner will be held on March 3rd at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Farmers Coffee is back! Mark your calendars to join us March 6th to discuss Farm Property Theft! All meetings will be held at the Guthrie County Extension office from 9:30-11:00! If you have questions, contact Krista at the Extension office at 641-747-2276.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

The Cass County Library Association’s Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Griswold Community Building. Doors open at 4:30 pm with start time of 5 pm with a grand prize of $300. Each team will need to consist of 8 team members with registration for the team of $150 due at the time of Registration. Individuals are welcome to register with a fee of $20 and will be assigned a team. Registration forms are available at your local library as well as on Facebook. All registration forms need to be sent to Griswold Public Library, PO Box 190, Griswold, IA, 51535 with payment made to Friends of the Griswold Public Library. Deadline is Saturday, March 1st. All proceeds will be split among the Cass county libraries (Atlantic, Anita, Cumberland, Griswold, Lewis and Massena) to help purchase various online resources for each library such as Brainfuse HelpNOW, Bridges/Overdrive, Gale Pages and many more.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Community Dinner will be held on February 310th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

MONDAY, MARCH 30

Sandhill Crane Bus Trip will be held March 30th & 31st. Join Cass, Crawford & Shelby County Conservation Boards for a bus trip to view the migration of the Sandhill Cranes central Nebraska. There will stops at The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, ROWE Sanctuary, and Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center. Cost is $220 plus food. The cost covers transportation; admission to the Hastings Museum, Archway Monument, and ROWE; hotel room, blind rental; one meal, and handling fees. You will be responsible for the purchase of the other meals. Sign up is a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by contacting one of the county Naturalists leading the trip: Cass: Lora Kanning – 712-769-2372; Crawford: Kelly Sonnichsen – 712-263-2748; Shelby: Christina Roelofs – 712-744-3403. Cass County information program will be held on February 1st at 1 pm at the Atlantic Chamber Meeting Room.

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LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive through February 29, for its future (opening Fall 2020) pregnancy medical clinic in Atlantic, and for its existing clinics in Stuart and Creston. They are in need of the following brands & sizes:   Huggies & Pampers—Sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Diapers can be dropped off or please contact us to arrange pick-up. Drop-off sites and times in Atlantic – for Clinic Opening Fall 2020 (or call 712-254-0223):  Evangelical Free Church (Monday-Friday 9-1), New Life Church (Monday-Thursday 9-11, 1-4), SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Mon.-Fri. 8-5; southwest door), and Villa Dance Studio (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-8).  Stuart and Creston clinics are drop-off sites for those clinics. Please contact us if you would like to set up an additional drop-off site in another community in the area. Through our Earn While You Learn Program, Moms and Dads are able to “purchase” diapers and other baby necessities in our Baby Boutique. You can help bless our clients through participating in the Diaper Drive! LC Clinic is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  They are currently raising funds to open the Atlantic clinic in Fall 2020. For more info about this event or about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

Community Dinners will be held at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

Southwest Iowa Pilgrimage is May 18-29th, 2020. Pastor Ray McCalla, a Clarinda native currently of Atlantic, is leading another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2020. McCalla led 27 pilgrims to Israel to walk where Jesus walked in March of 2019, and he is ready to return. The pilgrimage is designed not along denominational lines, but along geographical lines. They are traveling to the Holy Land as neighbors, as southwest Iowa residents, and as sisters and brothers in Christ. The trip is May 18-29, 2020, approximate cost: $3,700. For more information or to register, visit: www.shepherdfieldtours.com/tour/raymccalla . Questions can be directed to: (712) 250-1607 or raydemccalla@gmail.com.

Community Dinners will begin on Tuesday, September 10th at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center, from 5:30-6:30. Dinners will run through December and the there is no cost.

Coke Museum open Saturdays, 1:00-4:00, 207 Chestnut St., Atlantic.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 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:  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 19th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment for family planning services. Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing is also available at the October 17th Family Planning Nurse Clinic. 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 support group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse or significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for January 2nd, 16th, and 30th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Public Health 712-755-4312 for more information.

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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