Daily Diary

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

effective April 2017:

The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. If the gate happens to be locked during those times, please call 243-3512 and tell them that the gate to the yard waste site is locked and a police officer will be out shortly to unlock the gate.

*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

LOST and FOUND:

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

LOST:  Our Australian Shepherd, Reba, has been missing since a fire on Friday night (1/24) southeast of Wiota on Jackson Road. Please call 712-250-4754 or 712-250-0523 if you have seen her or have any information. She is medium size with Merle markings-colors gray, white, tan and black. She was wearing a collar. She is wary of strangers so please call if you see her! Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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NOTICES:

Customers of the Atlantic Post Office will need to ask the counter clerks to grab their P.O. Box mail as the lobby is being repainted and remodeled.

The City of Atlantic’s Park ad Recreation Department has closed all public restrooms until Spring (this went into effect 10/10/19).

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

Recycling Trailer in Audubon is no longer located at Shopko, it is now at Audubon Church of Christ parking lot (2050 Hwy. 71)

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

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MONDAY, APRIL 6

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be at the Schuler loading dock. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo may be closed but you can Do the Zoo at Home! Visit Do the Zoo at Home and check back each day for an interactive video and activity you can do with your family, so you can still enjoy the Zoo from your living room. Pre-K – 5th grade activity and 6th-12th grade activity.

Atlantic Easter Egg Hunt is going on now through April 12th. Take a drive or walk around town to hunt for Easter eggs. The chamber will have a list of all addresses.

The Great Egg Hunt of Griswold is going on now through April 12th. Follow the clues on the form and look for eggs around town with letters on them – all eggs can be seen from a vehicle. Record each letter found on the egg onto the form. Solve the puzzle using the letters. Submit the form to be entered for prizes! Find more information on the Facebook page –  The Great Egg Hunt, Google Form, printable form.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

ABC Mouse is offering free membership for your kids with educational games for ages 2-8. Use code: SCHOOL7771. Science, Reading, Math, Art & Colors. Visit abcmouse.com

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Scoop the Loop in Atlantic every Thursday from 7-8:30 pm until social distancing is over! Take to the streets for a nice cruise. 7th street from McDonald’s to Pizza Hut and make sure you go down Chestnut to see the lights!

Cass County Conservation Photo Treasure Hunt! Bust the boredom with their digital treasure hunt! Follow the clues and take a picture.  Two special clues involve using a GPS. Prizes will be awarded, but you will have to wait until May for the prize announcement!

Treasure Hunt Rules:

1. All photos must include at least one member of the family or person. Self-portraits are allowed as long as we can verify your location by the picture.

2. Photos shall be submitted through the following email: lkanning@casscoia.us

3. Entrant will only receive an email back if their submission was Incorrect.

4. One entry per family.

5. Deadline for submission is April 30th 2020 at 4:30 PM CST. Winners will be drawn and announced on May 20th 2020.

6. The CCCB reserves the right to display winners’ photos and other contest images.

7. Board members, staff and their families are ineligible for the drawing.

Prizes: all correct submissions will be entered into one drawing. There will be 3 additional drawings one for each of the correct GPS clues, and one for correct pictures for ALL of the picture clues.

Clues:

1. Get ready to Standup paddleboard! Take your picture where we start our standup paddleboard demonstrations.

2. Travel to this park on a “dry” day and take your picture with the park entrance sign!

3. Enjoy our “newest” Cass County park, take your picture near the “newest” wetland, try not to get too muddy.

4. Named after a pioneer town that had a saw mill and a hotel. Take your picture with the park entrance sign.

Get out your GPS unit for these special prizes:

Go to these coordinates (N 41˚ 18.200 W 095˚ 06.195) and leave your full name in the log to qualify for a special prize!

Go to these coordinates (N 41˚ 25.724 W 094˚ 58.955) and find a wildflower or tree sign. Email the correct name from the sign to the email above to qualify.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Sunnyside Park in Atlantic has been egged! On April 11th from 9 am until noon you can stay in your vehicle and travel through the road at Sunnyside Park to look for large, decorated eggs alongside the road. The route begins at the 14th St. entrance. Along the way, take note of your favorite egg, which will be voted on. There are smaller eggs hidden along the route. If you find the golden egg, remember what is on it/them, because there could be something special at the end!

Scoop the Loop in Griswold – every Saturday at 5 pm on Main Street.

Atlantic Easter Egg Hunt is March 28th-April 12th. Take a drive or walk around town to hunt for Easter eggs. The chamber will have a list of all addresses.

The Great Egg Hunt of Griswold is going on now through April 12th. Follow the clues on the form and look for eggs around town with letters on them – all eggs can be seen from a vehicle. Record each letter found on the egg onto the form. Solve the puzzle using the letters. Submit the form to be entered for prizes! Find more information on the Facebook page –  The Great Egg Hunt, Google Form, printable form.

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 30th at 4PM.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/. Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 1 Species of Native grass, and 11 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at their offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 21st 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 22nd 8AM-7PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Atlantic Easter Egg Hunt is going on now through April 12th. Take a drive or walk around town to hunt for Easter eggs. The chamber will have a list of all addresses.

The Great Egg Hunt of Griswold is going on now through April 12th. Follow the clues on the form and look for eggs around town with letters on them – all eggs can be seen from a vehicle. Record each letter found on the egg onto the form. Solve the puzzle using the letters. Submit the form to be entered for prizes! Find more information on the Facebook page –  The Great Egg Hunt, Google Form, printable form.

MONDAY, APRIL 13

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Scoop the Loop in Atlantic every Thursday from 7-8:30 pm until social distancing is over! Take to the streets for a nice cruise. 7th street from McDonald’s to Pizza Hut and make sure you go down Chestnut to see the lights!

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 30th at 4PM.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/. Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 1 Species of Native grass, and 11 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at their offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 21st 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 22nd 8AM-7PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Scoop the Loop in Griswold – every Saturday at 5 pm on Main Street.

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 30th at 4PM.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/. Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 1 Species of Native grass, and 11 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at their offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 21st 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 22nd 8AM-7PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

MONDAY, APRIL 20

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Scoop the Loop in Atlantic every Thursday from7-9 pm until social distancing is over! Take to the streets for a nice cruise. 7th street from McDonald’s to Pizza Hut and make sure you go down Chestnut to see the lights!

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 30th at 4PM.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/. Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 1 Species of Native grass, and 11 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at their offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 21st 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 22nd 8AM-7PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Scoop the Loop in Griswold – every Saturday at 5 pm on Main Street.

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 30th at 4PM.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/. Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 1 Species of Native grass, and 11 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at their offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 21st 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 22nd 8AM-7PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Joseph Hall America’s Got Talent winner and Elvis Presley impersonator will be performing once again in Atlantic on Friday, May 22nd, at 7:30 pm, at the Cass County Community Building.  Atlantic Business and Professional Women will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, salad and dessert as a fundraiser for scholarships and community projects.  For more information, call Debbie at 249-1480.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Wiota All-School Reunion to be held July 10-11, 2020. The Friday evening festivities on July 10 will include a meal and reminiscing at the Wiota Fire House, Wiota Park, and Wiota Community Center, where composite pictures of graduates from 1907 to 1961 are displayed. On Saturday, July 11, attendees will gather at the Atlantic Community Center for a social hour, buffet banquet, and program. There will be exhibits of sports and school memorabilia including photos as well as copies of the Wiota Reflector Newspaper, and the Wiota Owl, the school newspaper published entirely by students. Class photos, picture place mats of the old brick school, name tags, decorations, favors and door prizes will all contribute to making the reunion memorable. Recognition will be given to the oldest graduate attending, as well as those coming the longest distance, and all former teachers. Participants in various sports and activities will be acknowledged, with nearly every person standing several times because most students were heavily involved in multiple activities. Even if you graduated elsewhere, if you ever attended the Wiota school you are urged to attend, reminisce, and rejoice in being a “Wiota kid” once more. The cost is $25 per person which covers both evenings. Reservations are due May 1, by contacting Karen Berger, 204 East 22nd Street, Unit #6, Atlantic, IA 50022.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Wiota All-School Reunion continues on July 11th. On Saturday, July 11, attendees will gather at the Atlantic Community Center for a social hour, buffet banquet, and program. There will be exhibits of sports and school memorabilia including photos as well as copies of the Wiota Reflector Newspaper, and the Wiota Owl, the school newspaper published entirely by students. Class photos, picture place mats of the old brick school, name tags, decorations, favors and door prizes will all contribute to making the reunion memorable. Recognition will be given to the oldest graduate attending, as well as those coming the longest distance, and all former teachers. Participants in various sports and activities will be acknowledged, with nearly every person standing several times because most students were heavily involved in multiple activities. Even if you graduated elsewhere, if you ever attended the Wiota school you are urged to attend, reminisce, and rejoice in being a “Wiota kid” once more. The cost is $25 per person which covers both evenings. Reservations are due May 1, by contacting Karen Berger, 204 East 22nd Street, Unit #6, Atlantic, IA 50022.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE…..  have one to share? email kjandesk@metc.net

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be under the catwalk. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. If you can not get yourself to this event they will have a delivery service for people in need of it. Please contact Justin Williams: jwilliams@atlatniciaschools.org or Pastor Ben Winford: 712-254-3928. Please contact prior to 9 am. They will keep delivering to people who have already contacted them.

SCOOP THE LOOP!  Atlantic – every Thursday from 7- 8:30 pm. Take to the streets for a nice cruise. 7th street from McDonald’s to Pizza Hut and make sure you go down Chestnut to see the lights! Griswold – every Saturday at 5 pm on Main Street.

Atlantic Easter Egg Hunt is March 28th-April 12th. Take a drive or walk around town to hunt for Easter eggs. The chamber will have a list of all addresses.

The Great Egg Hunt of Griswold is going on now through April 12th. Follow the clues on the form and look for eggs around town with letters on them – all eggs can be seen from a vehicle. Record each letter found on the egg onto the form. Solve the puzzle using the letters. Submit the form to be entered for prizes! Find more information on the Facebook page –  The Great Egg Hunt, Google Form, printable form.

Cass County Conservation Photo Treasure Hunt! Bust the boredom with their digital treasure hunt! Follow the clues and take a picture.  Two special clues involve using a GPS. Prizes will be awarded, but you will have to wait until May for the prize announcement!

Treasure Hunt Rules:

1. All photos must include at least one member of the family or person. Self-portraits are allowed as long as we can verify your location by the picture.

2. Photos shall be submitted through the following email: lkanning@casscoia.us

3. Entrant will only receive an email back if their submission was Incorrect.

4. One entry per family.

5. Deadline for submission is April 30th 2020 at 4:30 PM CST. Winners will be drawn and announced on May 20th 2020.

6. The CCCB reserves the right to display winners’ photos and other contest images.

7. Board members, staff and their families are ineligible for the drawing.

Prizes: all correct submissions will be entered into one drawing. There will be 3 additional drawings one for each of the correct GPS clues, and one for correct pictures for ALL of the picture clues.

Clues:

1. Get ready to Standup paddleboard! Take your picture where we start our standup paddleboard demonstrations.

2. Travel to this park on a “dry” day and take your picture with the park entrance sign!

3. Enjoy our “newest” Cass County park, take your picture near the “newest” wetland, try not to get too muddy.

4. Named after a pioneer town that had a saw mill and a hotel. Take your picture with the park entrance sign.

Get out your GPS unit for these special prizes:

Go to these coordinates (N 41˚ 18.200 W 095˚ 06.195) and leave your full name in the log to qualify for a special prize!

Go to these coordinates (N 41˚ 25.724 W 094˚ 58.955) and find a wildflower or tree sign. Email the correct name from the sign to the email above to qualify.

ABC Mouse is offering free membership for your kids with educational games for ages 2-8. Use code: SCHOOL7771. Science, Reading, Math, Art & Colors. Visit abcmouse.com

Animal Cameras! There are a lot of zoos and aquariums that have live cams! A few include: San Diego Zoo – also has a website just for kids with videos, activities and games, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta , Houston Zoo, Georgia Aquarium.

Travel to Paris, France and take a tour of The Louvre

View the stars and planets! Download SkyView for android or Star Walk 2 for iphone for some great night time fun! (There are many other apps to choose from!)

Science Class – Visit Science Mom on YouTube for some fun science experiments for the kids!

1,000 Disney Coloring Pages are available and also link for adult pages! Get coloring by clicking the link! Disney Coloring Pages

Do the Zoo at Home! Visit Do the Zoo at Home and check back each day for an interactive video and activity you can do with your family, so you can still enjoy the Zoo from your living room. Pre-K – 5th grade activity and 6th-12th grade activity.

Take a trip to Disney World & Disneyland in the comfort of your home! Take a virtual ride by clicking on the link! Disney World & Disneyland Virtual Rides

Take a Virtual Tour of National Parks! A few include Arches National Park, Death Valley, Glacier Point and more. Click on link! Virtual Tour of National Parks

Stream Broadway Shows & more! Click link – Filmed on Stage

Have a celebrity read to your child! Click link –  Storyline Online

Remember School House Rock? Watch episodes here – School House Rock!

Art Class! Step by step video instructions on how to draw – your kids will love it! Click link – Art for Kids Hub

Don’t forget about your local libraries! There are digital access to thousands of books! Many may have curbside pick up – just call! Visit your local library on their website and Facebook pages! Here are a few: Atlantic Public Library, Griswold Public Library, Cumberland Public Library, Anita Public Library, Massena Public Library, Elk Horn Public Library, Kimballton Public Library, Exira Public Library, Audubon Public Library, Corning Public Library

EXTRAS ….

2nd Hand Rose is open Monday’s 1:30-3:00 and Friday’s 9:30-11:00 at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Health Needs Assessment: Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center is conducting a community health needs assessment survey. Input from all stakeholders and residents of Shelby County is essential to address population health needs in Shelby County. The deadline to complete the survey is March 16th. The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JFVB8N or you can pick up a paper copy at Public Health, the Harlan Library, The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Therkildsen Center or at West Central Community Action Agency-WIC office.

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 to schedule an appointment there.

The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center offers immunizations to infants and children through age 18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of these immunizations or children of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule an appointment there.

Immunizations offered are: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services:  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 19th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment for family planning services. Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing is also available at the October 17th Family Planning Nurse Clinic. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison and Onawa.

Lead Screening: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group.

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

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

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

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

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

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group: This informal support group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse or significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for March 12th & 26th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Public Health 712-755-4312 for more information.

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

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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