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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**

NOTICES:

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

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, MARCH 22

Atlantic Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held March 22nd, & 29th, April 5th & 12. They will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center Friday evenings during Lent. Proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus Scholarship fund and other charitable causes. Lenten menu includes: baked and fried Alaskan pollack, cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, children age 5 and under are free, or $25 for a family. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth group activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Lenton Fish Fry will be held on March 22, 29 and April 5, 12 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adults, 10 and under $4 – all you can eat.

Southwest Iowa Beekeepers Meeting will be held on Friday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Weitzel’s Restaurant & Bar, 1904 E 7th Street,(intersection of Hwy 83 or White Pole Road and Hwy 71) Atlantic, IA.  Dutch treat meal to include choice of chicken, fish or steak. Program will be: Swarms: preventing & capturing, Spring Management. RSVP and information: Donna or Mike (712) 778-4256 or mbrahms@netins.net

McCunn Specialty Firearms in Massena is a drop off location for donations for those affected by the flood through Sunday and will be taking them out next Monday. Items they are looking for – cleaning supplies, bleach, shovels, buckets, diapers and personal hygiene items. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Aaron Thomas will be speaking to both the AHS and AMS staff on Friday, March 22nd. He will be speaking in the AHS gym at 10:00 A.M. His program lasts for around 45 minutes. This is open to the public.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Local organizers in Atlantic have put together plans for a welcome home celebration for Brandon Baier this weekend.  Baier is participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  Brandon will be arriving home Saturday morning and organizers are planning a caravan and presentation.  Local supporters are asked to meet at the LDS church east of Atlantic at the intersection of Highways 6 and 71 before 10:30 am.  Brandon will be met by an Atlantic fire truck for a ride and caravan into town.  They will head to the Nishna Valley Family YMCA for a welcome home reception.  All are welcome and encouraged to turn out Saturday to show support for Brandon on his accomplishments!

Cass County Library Association’s Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 5 pm at the Griswold Community Building. Teams must consist of 8 members. Grand prize is $300 cash. Cost per team is $150. Individuals are $20 and they will assign you a team. Pizza by the Griswold Golf & Country Club can be ordered when registering. The pizza will be delivered that night. Additional refreshments will be available at your own expense. Registration forms are located on Facebook or at your local library (click here —> 2019 CCLA Trivia Night Registration). Registration ends Saturday, March 16th. Send registration form to Griswold Public Library, PO Box 190, Griswold, Iowa, 51535. All proceeds will help to purchase various online resources for the libraries.

The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 29, 2019.

Frank and Kim Spillers are collaborating with the Atlantic Public Library to hold two deliberative dialogues this spring on the latest National Issues Forum book, “A House Divided. What Would We Have to Give Up to Get the Political System We Want? The spring dialogues will be Saturdays, March 23, and April 27, 9 – 11 at the downstairs meeting room. This is what we will talk through: Many people are deeply disturbed by the state of American politics today. Trust in our national institutions and in the media has plummeted. Fewer bother to vote or participate in public life. Action on pressing issues is repeatedly kicked down the road. Perhaps most disturbing is that we find it harder and harder to even talk to each other. We often seem instead to shout at one another. There have even been recent acts of political violence. What should we do to get the political system that we want? How should we begin to work together to solve our most urgent problems? This issue guide presents three options for deliberation, along with their drawbacks. Each option offers advantages as well as risks. If we regulate what people can say online, will we end up silencing voices we need to hear? Should we push politicians to compromise more often even if it means they must bend on their principles? Should we focus more power locally, or would that result in an unmanageable patchwork of conflicting rules governing many important areas of our lives? To encourage thoughtful public conversations, A House Divided presents three options for deliberation, along with ideas for acting on them. Option 1: Reduce dangerous, toxic talk. Option 2: Make fairer rules for politics and follow them. Option 3: Take control and make decisions closer to home. If you would like to know more, please contact me, Kim, 712-250-0275. They will hold a few more in the fall. These will be excellent opportunities ahead of our 2020 caucuses for us to talk through, not just about, issues to find common ground.

McCunn Specialty Firearms in Massena is a drop off location for donations for those affected by the flood through Sunday and will be taking them out next Monday. Items they are looking for – cleaning supplies, bleach, shovels, buckets, diapers and personal hygiene items. Monetary donations are also welcome.

De Briles Memorial Fund Dance will be held on March 23rd at The Venue in Atlantic from 7-10 pm. Shadow Ridge will be performing. Doors open at 6, $10 at the door. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

Relay for Life of Audubon County Committee invites you to Sunday Funday – Canvas Painting with Maison Lebeck of The Grumpy Gnome at Vic’s Party Room from 1-4 pm. Cash bar, appetizers provided. Cost is $35 per person. RSVP by March 15th to Shelby Jensen: 712-304-2833 or shelbykjensen@gmail.com. All proceeds go towards the 2019 Relay for Life of Audubon County event.

St. John’s UCC Youth Group Soup Supper will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ located 1 mile south of Lyman.  They will be serving chili, vegetable beef, and potato soup, along with bread, desserts, and a drink for a free will offering.

McCunn Specialty Firearms in Massena is a drop off location for donations for those affected by the flood through Sunday and will be taking them out next Monday. Items they are looking for – cleaning supplies, bleach, shovels, buckets, diapers and personal hygiene items. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Mid America Cage Bird Society Feather Fair will be held on March 24th at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines from 10 am – 3 pm. Event will be held next to Rue 21 and across from the Ross Store. Cost is $4 for adults and $1 for children. Raffle table and bake sale. For more information contact Lisa: 515-276-3805.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

Audubon Public Library – Old Red Truck Painting Canvas Painting (16″x20″ canvas) will be held on March 25th at the Audubon Public Library at 6:30 pm with Kendra. This is a fundraising event for the Audubon Public Library.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

The Cass County 4-H Endowment committee is hosting the annual 4-H Endowment Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic.  The Pancake Man will be dishing up fresh pancakes; 4-H members serve juice, coffee and more.  Supporters can enjoy all you can eat pancakes for $6. Proceeds from the 4-H Pancake Supper directly benefit Cass County.  The money raised goes to the Cass County 4-H Endowment, a fund to defray the 4-H Program Development Fee, support scholarships, and start up dollars for youth programs including Clover Kids and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The 4-H Program Development Fee is $30, instead of having individual 4-H’ers and families take on that expense, the Cass County Extension Council, and the 4-H Endowment Committee pick up this expense. The Cass County 4-H Endowment also offers opportunities for youth to get involved in the 4-H program by attending camps and conferences and offering scholarships to graduating seniors. There is also a silent auction during the supper. For more information on the Pancake Supper, Endowment or 4-H contact Shelby Van Horn, Cass County Youth Coordinator, at 243-1132 or xcass@iastate.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Audubon Public Library – Human Trafficking with Sister Shirley Fineran from Briar Cliff University presents a free informational session on Sex Trafficking on March 27th at 6:30 pm at the Audubon Public Library. Learn what it is, how to prevent it, what o look for and how we can protect each other. All ages welcome.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Atlantic Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held March 29th, April 5th & 12. They will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center Friday evenings during Lent. Proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus Scholarship fund and other charitable causes. Lenten menu includes: baked and fried Alaskan pollack, cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, children age 5 and under are free, or $25 for a family. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth group activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Lenton Fish Fry will be held on March 29 and April 5, 12 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adults, 10 and under $4 – all you can eat.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

The Audubon County Pheasant Forever’s 34th Annual Banquet will be held on March 30th at the Agri-Hall in Audubon. From 5-7 – social hour and prime rib or pork loin dinner, at 7 pm there will be raffles and auction. Get your tickets from any Pheasant Forever members. Cost is $55 for single, $75 for couple. Purchase your membership by March 215th and receive $50 in raffle tickets free. See any board member for raffle tickets on a chance of a custom made Volquartsen 22 Mag Stainless or $1,000 cash. Need not be present to win!

Guthrie County Extension’s STEM Fest 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 30th from 1-4 pm at the Panorama High School. STEM Fest is geared towards youth in K-6th grade but open to everyone. It is a free, family fun event where kids and parents can learn about the STEM used everyday in different occupations both locally and statewide. Families have 30 different booths to see with hands-on activities at each booth. If you have any questions, contact the Guthrie County Extension Office at 641-747-2276.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

The congregation of First Baptist Church in Atlantic will celebrate their 150th birthday on Sunday, March 31. There will be a special worship service at 10:30 (their house of worship is at 710 Walnut Street in Atlantic), including visitors from the American Baptist Region, followed by a reception, complete with birthday cake. The community is invited, including former members, and friends from the community. There is no need to RSVP.

Jeff Arrandale Music Ministry will be held on March 31st at the First Presbyterian Church in Adair during 10:30 am worship service. Finger foods and fellowship after the service. Everyone is welcome.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

The Flour Mill will be opening up for the Elk Horn Library staff and board to wait tables and help out in the kitchen in order to raise funds for the library on April 2nd from 5-8 pm. All tips and 10% of sales will be donated to the Elk Horn Library – even on to go orders!

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Atlantic Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held April 5th & 12. They will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center Friday evenings during Lent. Proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus Scholarship fund and other charitable causes. Lenten menu includes: baked and fried Alaskan pollack, cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, children age 5 and under are free, or $25 for a family. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth group activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Lenton Fish Fry will be held on April 5, 12 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adults, 10 and under $4 – all you can eat.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s 29th Annual Spring Craft Show will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. For more information contact Becky Bonny: 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey: 243-4671 (leave message). Concession stand open. Proceeds go towards community projects and scholarships.

The Iowa Aviation Museum will be holding its 22nd annual Chili Fly-In/Drive-In on Saturday, April 6th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Iowa Aviation Museum, 2251 Airport Road, Greenfield, Iowa. The event, hosted by the museum’s Board of Directors, will be serving Buffalo Chili and/or Chicken Chili, homemade bars, hot cider and coffee. The cost of $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12 includes admission to the museum. Also available is chili-to-go. For more information call the museum at 641-343-7184.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Prayer Power for Lori Stuetelberg Schroder Benefit will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 4-7 pm at Atlantic Golf & Country Club. Free will donation meal served from 4-6, silent auction – bidding from 4-6, winners announced at 6:15 pm. For donations or questions: Jean Wilcox: 712-250-1727; Terry Osby: 712-243-6223. In December 2018, Lori was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She has been receiving periodic chemotherapy and daily radiation at Mayo Clinic. Lori has been staying in Rochester, MN for the duration of her treatments. Fay has been working and traveling back and forth. Please consider helping the Schroder family during this difficult journey.

Exira Mason’s Breakfast Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on April 7th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Brayton Town Hall. They will be serving Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Belgian Waffles, French Toast. All you can eat-Freewill Donation. Proceeds Scholarships Class 2019. Sponsored by Exodus Masonic Lodge 342.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Atlantic Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be held April 12th. They will be serving from 5:30-7:00 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center Friday evenings during Lent. Proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus Scholarship fund and other charitable causes. Lenten menu includes: baked and fried Alaskan pollack, cheesy potatoes, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk and lemonade. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, children age 5 and under are free, or $25 for a family. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Youth group activities. Everyone is welcome to attend.

St. Patrick’s Lenton Fish Fry will be held on April 12 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adults, 10 and under $4 – all you can eat.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Guthrie County Extension Earth Day Engineering Day Camp will be held April 18th at Springbrook State Visitor Center. If you like a challenge, this is the camp for you! Celebrate Earth Day early with some challenges using common materials and upcycling them to find a new purpose. Open to 3-8th grades. Snacks and supplies will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. Registration due April 11th. Cost is $5. Register at https://bit.ly/2FdePLu.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

The Audubon Women’s Association is getting ready for another Easter Fun Day on Saturday, April 20th they will be hosting games, crafts, lunch and prizes for kids up to the age of 11. They are hoping some area businesses will help purchase items for the games, crafts and food this year as well as the bikes and helmets, a 16″ girl bike and a 20″ boy bike, as well as monetary donations for the crafts and game prizes. If you are able to donate, please call/text: Jenny Gust: 712-304-0700 or Ashley Hartl: 712-304-2173 for pick up.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Guthrie County Extension’s Camp Wild will be held June 8th-10th at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa. Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2019. Experience adventure and excitement during three days filled with 4-H camp traditions and favorite activities, including nature hikes, challenge course, creek walk, rock wall, archery, swimming, camp songs, crafts, and campfires. Bring a friend with you and make new ones while you are there too! Camp will run from Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. until our closing ceremony, starting at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Registration will open online soon. Registration Deadline will be May 15, 2019. Register before May 1, 2019 to secure your spot and receive our $200 registration early bird price, $230 for non-4-H youth. Registration costs $220 after May 1 and before May 15, $250 for non-4-H youth.

EXTRAS ….

Cass County Farm Bureau scholarship applications due March 1, 2019
Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarship and Cass County Scholarship application is due by March 1 for consideration. Scholarship eligibility details and the scholarship application are available at iowafarmbureau.com under member benefits or give Sherri a call at 712-243-2263 for more information

The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 29, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Elk’s Lodge. Door open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30. This is open to the public. Please use the dining room door.

A support group helping those touched by dementia and alzheimer’s for family members and caregivers – “People Helping People” – will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Atlantic Specialty Care/Care Initiatives – in the chapel, 1300 E. 19th St., Atlantic. Call 249-4193 or 243-3952 for more information. Everyone is welcome – you are not alone.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share are welcomed. Call Amy Jo Roland at 712-243-5492. This is sponsored by the Roland Funeral Home.

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

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

A Free Community Dinner will be held every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St. Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn. Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

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, April 3rd 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: : This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on March 5th from 2:30-5:00 P.M. Provider clinics are necessary for those who need annual/initial exams or long term contraceptive care. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on March 20th, 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 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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