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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**

FOUND: All black dog has been on Fairview Rd. south of Marne the last few days, has no collar. (8/16)

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NOTICES:

Atlantic’s Washington Elementary School parking lot and drop off is closed until further notice.

Atlantic’s Street Department will be spraying for mosquitos Thursday and Friday mornings 4-7 am through the summer beginning June 13th.

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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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

There will be a sunset/full moon paddle on Friday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m at Prairie Rose State Park.  Please meet on the east side of County Road M47.  Ten canoes, life jackets, paddles, and lights for the canoes will be provided.  This is a great time to paddle when it is a little cooler and experience paddling at a different time of day.  Participants are allowed to bring their own kayaks/canoes, but please be sure to have the law required white light for the back.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Missing Link. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

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

Breakfast with the Birds will be held on August 17th at 9 am at the Camblin’s Addition Shelter. Kay Neuman, 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. Please help support raptors and education. Free will donations accepted.

Red Oak 43rd Annual Car Show will be held on August 17th in the Fountain Square Park. This is sponsored by the Classy Chassis Car Club, member of the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

At the Hitchcock House in Lewis on August 18th David Connon will share his wealth of knowledge about Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, who was labeled a “negro stealer” because of his participation in the Underground Railroad. David is a well researched speaker with the Iowa Humanities Speakers Bureau and also a write, researcher and historical interpreter at the Living History Farms. Bring your lawn chair, this will be held in the barn.

Exira Mason’s Breakfast Benefit for Exira Public Library will be held on August 18th from 8:30 am-12:30 pm at the Exira Lions Community Building. They will be serving biscuits & gravy, eggs, French toast and bacon. All you can eat for a free will donation.

Tractor Pulls at the Cass County Fairgrounds will be held on Sunday, August 18th starting at 9 am. Free admission!

The Sweet Vale of Avoca Musuem 1969 Time Capsule Program will be held on August 18th at 1:30 pm. Share the excitement, see the contents and hear the stories. Items will be reburied with 2019 time capsule. Free will donations to support the Museum. Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum, 504 Elm St.

The front entrance of Cass County Health System will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, August 18th.   Patients and visitors are asked to please use the Emergency Department entrance on the west side of the building for the duration of the day.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for local individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. The Cass County Extension office will hold training sessions starting on Tuesday, September 3 at the Extension Office and other locations around Cass County to allow for hands-on learning. Classes will be held each Tuesday evening in September and October from 6-8 PM, with an additional extended class scheduled for Saturday morning September 28. The Class on Campus training session will be held in Ames on October 19th. Lectures that were previously given during classroom sessions are now available to be watched at home, freeing up class time for hands-on activities and tours of local gardens. Those interested in the course can apply online at https://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. A link to the application form is also available on the Cass County Extension Website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass or you can call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 for assistance with registration. Training fees of $195 are due in the fall once participants are accepted into the class.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

VFW Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 PM at the Memorial Building in Audubon.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

The second annual Water, Women, and Wine will be held August 23, 24, and 25 between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park.  On Friday evening we will have a time at Prairie Rose to practice up on your kayaking skills.  Then, we will head to Nishna Bend to make bee houses.  Saturday we will spend the day kayaking on the Nishnabotna River from Nishna Bend to Botna Bend.  That evening we will have a wine tasting with Iowa Wines and more followed by a bonfire.  Sunday morning we will head to Prairie Rose to learn about wild edibles.  We will conclude with Dutch oven cooking for lunch.  The cost of the entire weekend is $75, other rates are available for individual days.  You can sign up at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg4800thcbf906b3&llr=dep4qyuab.  Or google Iowa BOW and click on Water, Women, and Wine.  If you have questions, contact Christina at 712-744-3403.

Audubon Lion’s Club Tailgate is Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Chis Jones Stadium.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Incredibles 2. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

Anita Mud Races will be held on August 24th at the Anita Municipal Airport at 11 am. Racer registration at 8:30 am, gates open at 9:30 am. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free, $15 for pit passe. Proceeds go to Anita Volunteer Fire Department. Concessions available, coolers and lawn chairs encouraged!

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Adams County 4H Endowment Tractor Ride is Saturday, August 24th at Precision Pulley Parking Lot (1 mile west of 148/34 Jct and South Ave. of Industries). Registration is $15 with lunch included. Registration is from 7:30-8:15 am and ride begins at 8:30 am. Any questions: Joyce James – 641-335-2505 or 712-542-7609.

Moped Class will be held on August 24th at the Atlantic Fire Department from 8 am – 2 pm. Bring a sack lunch & drink, Cost is $50. Questions: 712-243-6343.

5th Annual Red Oak Craft Festival will be held on August 24th from 9-3 pm at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the air conditioned yellow and white buildings and in the open gold fair building. Over 17 new vendors this year! Breakfast and lunch items will be available Admission is $1 with proceeds going to First Covenant Church of Red Oak. Local and Midwest craftors and artisans including stone cut clocks and jewelry, locally raised Alpaca wool item, Danish Kringles, original handmade quilts and well as local photography creations and much more. For more information contact Lori Johnson: 712-623-9079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

The Iowa Aviation Museum, Greenfield, Iowa, is hosting the 27th Annual Wings Fly-in/Drive-in on Sunday August 25 from 7:30 to 11 am.  An omelet breakfast will be served.  The cost is $7.50 per person.  Pilot in control eats free.  Price of breakfast includes admission to the museum until noon.  For more information contact the museum at 641-343-7184.

Minden United Church of Christ Ice Cream Social is August 25th from 11:30-1:00 pm. They will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drinks, homemade pies, bars and ice cream for a free will donation.

OSLC Praise in the Park will be held on Sunday, August 25th at 10:00 AM followed by a Potluck in the Church at John James Audubon Park.

Panama’s Historic One-Room School Museum Summer Evening Social & Fundraiser will be held on August 25th. Open House from 4:30-7:30 pm.

Zion Lutheran Church’s Men’s Club Annual Ice Cream Social will be held onAugust 25th from 5:00  to 7:00 PM. Homemade Ice Cream, Maid rites and Bars. Free will offering to support Seminarians.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs on Friday, August 30th at 4:30 PM- at Lake Anita State Park Campground loop; Saturday, August 31st at 1 PM at the Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter and Saturday, August 31st at 4 PM at the Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a “Movie in the Park” Campground Program on August 30th at 9 pm at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. The movie is Wonder Park. This event is FREE! Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. Come out for a great movie under the stars! Bring a blanket or chair, Dress for the weather and if it RAINS it will be Rescheduled to Saturday August 31st  2019 9PM. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Lego Movie 2. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for local individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. The Cass County Extension office will hold training sessions starting on Tuesday, September 3 at the Extension Office and other locations around Cass County to allow for hands-on learning. Classes will be held each Tuesday evening in September and October from 6-8 PM, with an additional extended class scheduled for Saturday morning September 28. The Class on Campus training session will be held in Ames on October 19th. Lectures that were previously given during classroom sessions are now available to be watched at home, freeing up class time for hands-on activities and tours of local gardens. Those interested in the course can apply online at https://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. A link to the application form is also available on the Cass County Extension Website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass or you can call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 for assistance with registration. Training fees of $195 are due in the fall once participants are accepted into the class.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs on Saturday, August 31st at 1 PM at the Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter and Saturday, August 31st at 4 PM at the Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Celebrating its 40th year in Iowa, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for local individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers. The Master Gardener program in Cass County is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required. The program equips participants to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices. After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as giving vegetables to food pantries and maintaining demonstration gardens at Iowa’s county fairgrounds. The Cass County Extension office will hold training sessions starting on Tuesday, September 3 at the Extension Office and other locations around Cass County to allow for hands-on learning. Classes will be held each Tuesday evening in September and October from 6-8 PM, with an additional extended class scheduled for Saturday morning September 28. The Class on Campus training session will be held in Ames on October 19, bringing all Master Gardener trainees across the state together for hands-on workshops with ISU Extension and Outreach instructors. Lectures that were previously given during classroom sessions are now available to be watched at home, freeing up class time for hands-on activities and tours of local gardens. This is the first time this format has been offered for training in Cass County. Those interested in the course can apply online at  https://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. A link to the application form is also available on the Cass County Extension Website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass or you can call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 for assistance with registration. Training fees of $195 are due in the fall once participants are accepted into the class. Because Master Gardener volunteers work with many community partners, applicants will also be required to successfully pass a background screen before being accepted into the program. After completing the course, Master Gardener trainees volunteer within the community, volunteering 40 hours. To maintain Master Gardener volunteer status, they volunteer 20 hours per year and build their gardening know-how by participating in ten hours of continuing education. Cass County has an active Master Gardener group that participates in many projects throughout the year, so opportunities to learn and volunteer are plentiful! Individuals not interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer can still receive training. The ProHort program allows individuals to gain knowledge while earning a certificate of completion. Cost for the ProHort program is $550 and does not include any volunteer requirements. For more information about the Master Gardener training, or Master Gardener activities in Cass county, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email Cass County Extension Director and Master Gardener Coordinator Kate Olson at keolson@iastate.edu.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

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

Brayton Legion Post #350 Membership Supper will be held on September 7th from 5-8 pm at the Brayton Town Hall. New York strip steak or Windsor chop. Free supper with paid memeberships. $12 per plate for non-members. This is open to the public!

Drive-In Movie Night will be held on September 7th at the Cass County Fairgrounds. The movie will be Grease. Cost is $5 for vehicle, $2 non-vehicle. Admission includes 1 bag of popcorn and 1 drink.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

Audubon County DNR Hunter Education Class will be held on Wednesday, September 11th from 6-9:30 pm and Saturday, September 14th from 8 am – 4 pm. Must pre-register and must attend both sessions to pass the course! Must register online at: www.register-ed.com/events/view/146878 . Click Register Now in the top right corner. For more information, call Pat Petersen at 712-549-2311 in the evenings. Location: Audubon County Conservation Club Building – 2592 Hwy. 71, Exira. 3 miles North of Exira (or 6 miles South of Audubon) on the East side of HIghway 71. No cost for the course. Sponsored by the Audubon County Conservation Club & Pheasants Forever.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Atlantic Lions Club Pancake Supper is September 17th at the Cass County Community Building from 4:30-7:00 pm. Tickets are $7, kids 5 and under are free.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

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

EXTRAS ….

Produce in the Park is held in the Atlantic City Park on Thursday evenings from 4:30-6:30 PM through September 26th. For more information contact ProduceInTheParkAtlanticIowa@gmail.com or follow Produce in the Park on Facebook.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM starting June 1st and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM starting June 4th. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

The Anita Farmers Market is held in the Anita Bandshell Park on Main Street on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 PM June 3rd through August 26th. For more information on the Atlantic and Anita markets, contact Donna Brahms at (402) 677-2460.

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

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.

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:

Community Child Abuse Prevention Training: Save the Date: April 9, 2019. This event will be held at the Harlan Movie Theater from 6PM-8:30 PM. This training is a result of collaboration between Myrtue Medical Center’s Public Health Department and the Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council. More details to come.

KidsFest-–Save the Date: April 27, 2019. This tri-annual health fair focuses on health and safety education for children birth to 11 years of age. You will have many opportunities to talk to safety and health experts, have fun, and receive incentives that promote the health of children.

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on Wednesday, August 7th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and August 14th from 9 am – noon 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: : This month our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on July 25th from 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 July 25th Family Planning 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 March 7th & 21st 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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