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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. ***

There will now be Atlantic Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s and Tuesday’s. (effective 6/15/15)

Sunnyside Park gates are open! The tennis courts are open and ready to use by the public for tennis only. Please be on the alert for walkers, joggers, disc golfers and children playing. Enjoy and respect the parks and their property as they are for everyone to enjoy.

*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:  Missing adult, Male, Blue Tick Coon Hound. Last seen Tuesday night northeast of Atlantic. No collar. Answers to the name, Toby. He’s not a working hound–he’s our family. We miss him very much and are offering a reward for his return. If seen or heard, please call: 712-249-5111

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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FRIDAY, JULY 31

Audubon County Fair Figure 8 Races –  T-Bone Special Race will be held on July 31th at 7:30 pm and there will be fireworks after the race. Rain date is August 2nd. Registration is at 5 pm. General admission charged, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drinks will be available at the grandstand. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Fair Board.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Manning on July 31st from noon to 6 pm at the Sacred Heart Church, 203 Sue St.

Anita Town & Country Club’s Whaletown Celebration & Anita Fireman’s Steak Fry will be held July 31st – August 1st. On Friday, July 31st is the Anita Firemen’s Bag Tournament – TBA, at 7 pm is the Dedication of Troy Wheelock Bench by class of 1980 at Bandshell Park. On Saturday, August 1st at 9 am is the registration for the Parade at CAM High School, from 9 am – 2 pm there are Crafts & Vendors at Anita Community Center and Bandshell Park, at 10:30 am is the Parade “140 Years of Small Town Traditions” and the food stands open in the park. After the parade in the park – entertainment featuring Villa Dance, Salute Gymnastics and Kennedy Plowman, variety of games & activities by CAM sophomore class, kids’ raffle sponsored by Anita Town & County Club, Sarah Becker’s Balloon Creations and Money in the Straw sponsored by Rolling Hills Bank & Trust. The Anita Town & Country Club will be selling raffle tickets for a 40″ TV – tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and they will also be selling cookbooks at the reduced price of $10. In the afternoon the Health & Wellness Center in Anita will be holding an adult co-ed softball tournament at Dave Boldt Field. At 12:45 pm is the registration for youth tractor races sponsored by CAM FFA, races start at 1:30 pm. At 1:00 pm Iowa Methodist Life Flight will land for a public appearance in the south Catholic Church parking lot. At 5 pm is the Annual Anita Firemen’s Steak Fry then dance at the Bandshell Park.

The 65th Annual T-Bone Days will be held July 31st – August 4th. On Friday, July 31st from noon – 5 pm is the Naturally Blessed Ribbon Cutting/Open House, from 5-7:30 pm is Albert’s Fun Fest for The Nest – hmaburgers by Albert the Bull and kids activities, bring chairs/blankets, at 7:30 pm is the T-Bone Special Figure 8 Car Races at the Audubon County Fairgrounds with fireworks following then from 10 pm to midnight is a free Teen Dance at the City Park Stage. On Saturday, August 1st from 7 am – 10 am is the Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Sale at the Memorial Building for a free will donation, at 7:15 am is the T-Bone Fun Walk at the City Square, from 9 am – 4 pm it’s Junkin’, Craftin’ and Vendors, store bargains, bake sales and Flea Market, at 10 am is the Iowa National Guard Mobile Zipline by the City Park, at 10 am is the Big Latch On in Albert the Bull Park, Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition, kid pedal tractors and garden tractor lawnmowers, food stands open up and Operation T-Bone Memorabilia/Souvenir/Information Table at the City Park. From 10 am to 4 pm there’s kids games & dunk tank by Community Organizations & Churches in the City Park and inflatables for all ages, from 11 – 1 there’s clown entertainment around City Park, at 11 am is the T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed in the City Park there will be raffles for sale $5 per ticket. From 11 – 3 pm at the Cultural Center in the Library will feature works from local woodcarvers, past & present, from 11:30 12:30 pm Jo Bean & Jim Christensen take the City Park Stage then at 1 pm is the T-Bone Parade. At 2 pm the beer garden opens, there’s musical entertainment from 2-3:30 pm at the City Park Stage, at the is the Beef Cook-Off Contest and Firemen’s Water Fights, from 4 pm into the evening food will be available in the City Park for supper while supplies lasts then from 8 pm to midnight is the FREE Street Dance featuring “Haze”. On Sunday, August 2nd from 7 am to noon is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction with a FREE hamburger feed immediately after the auction.

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on Friday, July 31st at noon. Dana Kunze will be sharing about the Underground Railroad.

The Grand Opening for the Buck Creek Dog Park will be held on July 31st at 10 am. Come checkout the facility that’s filled with open space, agility toys, benches and fun. The ribbon cutting begins at 10 am and there will be an informational booth with favors all day until 6 pm. The local veterinarians will be offering a shot clinic to update vaccinations at a special price from 12-1 pm and 4-6 pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

The 6th Annual Adair County Historical Society Heritage Tractor Ride will be held on August 1st. Riders and onlookers will gather for breakfast at the Heritage Museum on the west edge of Greenfield at 7:30 am, riders will leave at 8:30 am. This year’s ride will highlight the Mormon Trail as it passes through southern Adair County. Mormon Trail history and artifacts will be on display at the museum over the breakfast hour. Riders will then explore sites along the trail, including the route and still-present trail ruts. The ride will break for lunch at Mormon Trail Lake, where grilled hamburgers will be available. Cost for the ride is $10 per tractor and includes breakfast. Riders can register in advance or the morning of the ride. Tractors must travel at least 10 mph.

Anita Town & Country Club’s Whaletown Celebration & Anita Fireman’s Steak Fry continues on August 1st. On Saturday, August 1st at 9 am is the registration for the Parade at CAM High School, from 9 am – 2 pm there are Crafts & Vendors at Anita Community Center and Bandshell Park, at 10:30 am is the Parade “140 Years of Small Town Traditions” and the food stands open in the park. After the parade in the park – entertainment featuring Villa Dance, Salute Gymnastics and Kennedy Plowman, variety of games & activities by CAM sophomore class, kids’ raffle sponsored by Anita Town & County Club, Sarah Becker’s Balloon Creations and Money in the Straw sponsored by Rolling Hills Bank & Trust. The Anita Town & Country Club will be selling raffle tickets for a 40″ TV – tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and they will also be selling cookbooks at the reduced price of $10. In the afternoon the Health & Wellness Center in Anita will be holding an adult co-ed softball tournament at Dave Boldt Field. At 12:45 pm is the registration for youth tractor races sponsored by CAM FFA, races start at 1:30 pm. At 1:00 pm Iowa Methodist Life Flight will land for a public appearance in the south Catholic Church parking lot. At 5 pm is the Annual Anita Firemen’s Steak Fry then dance at the Bandshell Park.

The 65th Annual T-Bone Days continues through August 4th. On Saturday, August 1st from 7 am – 10 am is the Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Sale at the Memorial Building for a free will donation, at 7:15 am is the T-Bone Fun Walk at the City Square, from 9 am – 4 pm it’s Junkin’, Craftin’ and Vendors, store bargains, bake sales and Flea Market, at 10 am is the Iowa National Guard Mobile Zipline by the City Park, at 10 am is the Big Latch On in Albert the Bull Park, Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition, kid pedal tractors and garden tractor lawnmowers, food stands open up and Operation T-Bone Memorabilia/Souvenir/Information Table at the City Park. From 10 am to 4 pm there’s kids games & dunk tank by Community Organizations & Churches in the City Park and inflatables for all ages, from 11 – 1 there’s clown entertainment around City Park, at 11 am is the T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed in the City Park there will be raffles for sale $5 per ticket. From 11 – 3 pm at the Cultural Center in the Library will feature works from local woodcarvers, past & present, from 11:30 12:30 pm Jo Bean & Jim Christensen take the City Park Stage then at 1 pm is the T-Bone Parade. At 2 pm the beer garden opens, there’s musical entertainment from 2-3:30 pm at the City Park Stage, at the is the Beef Cook-Off Contest and Firemen’s Water Fights, from 4 pm into the evening food will be available in the City Park for supper while supplies lasts then from 8 pm to midnight is the FREE Street Dance featuring “Haze”. On Sunday, August 2nd from 7 am to noon is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction with a FREE hamburger feed immediately after the auction.

The Good Neighbor Center Benefit will be held on August 1st from 7 am – 10 am in the Memorial Building in Audubon during T-Bone Days. They will be serving biscuits & sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and drink for a free will donation.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

The 65th Annual T-Bone Days continues through August 4th.  On Sunday, August 2nd from 7 am to noon is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction with a FREE hamburger feed immediately after the auction.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

August 3rd-7th is Weeds Week, and a weeklong series of informational meetings focusing on herbicides and their effectiveness will be held. The half-day sessions will be held August 3rd-7th at five Iowa State University research farms across the state and hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists. Each session will include presentations, hands-on weed management planning, small group discussion, and plot tours presented by ISU field agronomists. In the farmer-oriented session, farmers will learn how to select herbicides from the herbicide effectiveness table, identify which herbicides to apply and develop their own four-year weed management plan. Agribusiness representatives will receive similar information, but it will be presented with a focus on how to support farmers and their operations. The schedule has been developed so that the morning sessions will conclude with lunch and the afternoon sessions will begin with lunch, which is included in the registration. The schedule is as follows: August 3rd – Southeast Research Farm, 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa,  9:30 am Farmer Session; 1 pm Agribusiness Session. On August 4th – Armstrong Research Farm, 53020 Hitchcock Avenue, Lewis, Iowa 9:30 am Agribusiness Session; 1 pm Farmer Session. On August 5th –
Northeast Research Farm, 3321 290th Street, Nashua, Iowa 9:30 am Farmer Session; 1 pm Agribusiness Session. On August 6th – Northwest Research Farm, 6320 500th Street
Sutherland, Iowa  9:30 am Farmer Session; 1 pm Agribusiness Session. On August 7th – Field Extension Education Lab, 1928 240th Street, Boone, Iowa  9:30 am Farmer Session; 1 pm Agribusiness Session. Registration is $25 for each session and includes refreshments, lunch and materials. To assist with facility and meal planning there is a registration deadline 4 days prior to each meeting. Register online with a credit card at www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds/. For more information, call 515-294-6429 or anr@isstate.edu.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

SWITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on August 4th ($10) and the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

The Exira City Council along with the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office, Exira Fire Department, Exira’s Lions and Masons, & Exira Community Club are having the 2nd Annual National Night Out on August 4th where communities and law enforcement come together to stand up and speak out against crime. You can check out the Fire Trucks and Police vehicles, there will be a smoke trailer, Kids ID Station, a Clown and Balloons, Games in the Ben Jensen Park with the Community Club. A meal available for FREE-WILL donation is being provided by the Exira Lions and Masons, in the Lions Community Building, please bring non-perishable food item for donation to the Exira Christian Church Pantry. Movie at the Rec Center will be at 7:15 pm after the meal. Homeowners are encouraged to turn on their porch lights that evening to show support against crime.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan August 4th from 8 am – 4 ppm at CDS, 3107 Shelby St.

The 65th Annual T-Bone Days continues through August 4th. On Tuesday, August 4th at 9 am is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction with a FREE hamburger feed immediately after the auction.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Macedonia on August 5th from 11 am – 5 pm at the Dewitt Community Building, 404 Potter St.

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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

A Diabetes education classes is provided free of charge to Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible beneficiaries with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Iowa. The program consists of six (6) classes, approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours long. Participants are asked to take a short survey before the first class and a post-test after the last class. These are anonymous and used only to evaluate the success of the program. You can expect to learn about: how to control your blood sugar level,  low cost healthy meals, becoming more active, how to manage medications, answers to your questions and support for your concerns. Classes will be held at Allen Place on Fridays, beginning August 7th until September 11th, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Call Crystal, 712-243-3820 to RSVP for a limited spot in the class. Refreshments will be served.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Iowans can learn how to “Preserve the Taste of Summer” during online lessons and hands-on workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The online lessons already are available and workshops are planned for July and August, 2015, including a jam and jelly workshop August 8th from 9 am to 12 noon at the Cass County Fairgrounds. The home food preserver registration fee is $35 and covers all eight online lessons and one hands-on workshop. The professional level of “Preserve the Taste of Summer” qualifies as continuing education for Iowa teachers and registered dietitians. The registration fee is $100 and covers all eight online lessons and two hands-on workshops. Other upcoming classes include a July 30th Pressure Canning workshop in Adair County, on August 13th Pickling workshop in Carson, and on August 20th Salsa workshop in Adair County. All of these workshops require completion of relevant classroom sessions prior to attending the workshop. For more information on cost and getting enrolled in the classes, visit the Preserve the Taste of Summer website at www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer. You can also call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 to learn more about the program, to inquire about the Group Viewing option for the classwork, or to pick up food preservation publications. Food Preservation publications, covering 8 different types of home food preservation, with detailed recipes, can also be downloaded at no cost from the ISU Extension Online Store (https://store.extension.iastate.edu/). For more information about “Preserve the Taste of Summer,” contact Barb Fuller at 641-202-1843, bfuller@iastate.edu or the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132.

The Cass County Conservation Board is sponsoring a “Breakfast with the Birds” Program. The program will be held at Sunnyside Park, Kiddie Corale Shelter in Atlantic, IA on August 8th at 9 am. Free will donations accepted. Terri Hoefer, rehabilitator and Educator at S.O.A.R., Saving Our Avian Resources will show and discuss several of her permanently injured birds and will hopefully have one that is fully recovered and ready to release back into the wild! Breakfast with the birds is made possible by the Dick McCauley Memorial Fund. Please help us support raptors and education!

AtlanticFest will be held on August 8th. At 7 am is the Road Race registration, races starts at 8 am, at 7 am s the Tractor Ride Breakfast, at 8 am is the Pancake Breakfast and Tractor Ride at Cass County Fairgrounds. From 8 am to noon is the Motorcycle Show registration, 8 am – 11:30 am is the Car Show registration, from 10-4 is the Craft Show and Activity Booths, from 11 am – 11 pm there’s live entertainment and food vendors, at 11 am are the pony rides, at 1 pm is the Pedal Tractor Pull and Atlantic BPW Bingo, from 2-11:30 pm is the beer garden, at 2:30 pm is the Motorcycle Awards, 3:30 pm Bags Tournament begins, 3:45 pm 50/50 Raffle announcement, at 4 pm is the Car Show Awards, from 5-8:30 pm is Glass House Prophet and from 8:30-11 pm is Dirt Road Divide.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Red Oak on August 10th. 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 Montgomery County Office in Red Oak . 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, Montgomery County at 712-623-2592 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 August 3rd.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Audubon on August 12th from noon to 6 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 2050 Highway 71 N.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Griswold on August 13th from 11 am – 5 pm at Central Church of Christ, 1008 First St.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

WITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

A Kim Foresman Benefit will be held on August 15th in Atlantic. A Fun Run will be held from 1-5 pm for bikes, cars, trucks rain or shine leaving the Atlantic City Park. All vehicles are welcome and the cost is $15 per vehicle. A Supper & Live Music for a free will donation with the meal being served from 5-7 pm then Old Time Rock-N-Roll music by Trigger Hippy will be from 7-10 pm at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge. A live auction will be held from 6-7 pm and a silent auction from 7-10 pm. Help Kim beat cancer for the 2nd time!

The Audubon Fire Department 7th Annual Poker Run will be held with registration from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Last bike out at 11:00 am and last bike in at 5:00 pm.  Cost is $20/hand which includes door prizes and a meal.  Cash prizes for first, second and third.  All proceeds go to technical resources equipment for the Audubon Fire Department.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Shelby on August 15th from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Shelby Community Building, 500 E. St.

The New Life Church in Atlantic (600 Pine St.) is hosting a Back to School Bash on August 15th from 11 am-1 pm. They will be giving away 100 school supply kits to the first one hundred kids to come out. They will also have bounce houses, free food, and carnival games.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

Boots & BBQ Bash will be held on August 17th at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 and program at 6:30 pm. Special guests include Republican Presidential Candidates and other office holders. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50. For tickets contact Peggy Toft, 712-249-2070.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Minden United Church of Christ Ice Cream Social will be held on August 23rdd from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. They will also be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drink, home made pies, bars along with ice cream.

EXTRAS ….

 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.

Grief Support, Eternity 101, by Randy Alcorn will be held through August 19th on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Roland Home Place in Atlantic (1011 E. 5th St.) This is sponsored by Roland Funeral Service. The public is welcome to attend. Any questions call Amy Roland at 712-254-1266.

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. 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 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 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: August 5th 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:  Tuesday, July 7th 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m and Tuesday, July 21st  1:00 – 4:30 pm.  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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