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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 21st, 2015:

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

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

Sunnyside Park gates are open. Please use great caution as you drive through the park due to gravel and debris on the streets. The tennis courts are open and ready to use by the public for tennis only. Please be on the alert for walkers, joggers, disc golfers and children playing. Enjoy and respect the parks and their property as they are for everyone to enjoy.

Lost dog in Atlantic: A Yorkie is missing from the area of 14th and Ash Streets. Has a purple halter with 2 tags. Name is Phoebe. If found please call 243-4012. (4/18/15)

FOUND: small mix bread dog on the east side of Atlantic,no collar. 249-0585.

LOST:  A chocolate brown miniature pinscher was lost at the Wings America/Flying J truck stop at Avoca.  He answers to the name “Dexter.”  A reward for his return is offered.  Please call 570-751-8001. (3/31)

**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: 

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

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25

The Golden Age of Las Vegas – that time when Frank, Dean, Tony, Sammy, Bobby and Wayne were the headliners on the Strip – comes alive at the Warren Cultural Center on April 25th at 7 pm. Singer Mitch Seekins celebrates the music and stories of that era in his show The Best of Vegas, with photos, anecdotes and tidbits, as well as the great music those performers made famous. The show is the finale of the Warren Center’s Premier Performance Series for 2014-15, which has brought nationally touring talent to SW Iowa to perform in the WCC’s Norman Lear Theater. Showtime is 7 pm; theater doors open at 6:15 pm with open seating. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Ed & Eva’s store, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, call 641-743-2566, or online at warrenculturalcenter.com. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available at the show.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE Wildflower Walk on April 25th a5 9 am. The program will be held at the Pellett Memorial Woods outside of Atlantic. Oak Strollers Nature Club for Families are welcome to join at this event. Join our staff for a walk through the early spring wildflowers. Learn the names, uses and history of these Wildflowers. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to view one of Southwest Iowa’s best locations to observe spring woodland wildflowers. Pellett Memorial Gardens is located just outside of Atlantic, ½ mile north and ¾ mile east of the KJAN radio station. CANCELLED

The Good Neighbor Spring Benefit will be held today at the Memorial Building in Audubon from 7:30 am to 10:00 am.  They will be serving french toast, sausage and scrambled eggs for a free will donation.  The Audubon Lions will prepare the french toast.  Thrivent Financial is providing matching funds.  All are welcome!

Atlantic High School Choir presents the annual Show Choir Blast Concert on April 25th featuring music that all ages will enjoy. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Activity tickets will be accepted.

Lewis First Responders Hamburger Cook-Out will be held on April 25th at the Lewis Fire Station from 5-7 pm for a free will donation.

The Little League Clean Up Day for April 25th is cancelled.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on April 27th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, 1501 E. 10th St.

CAM North Preschool/Head Start and Lollipop Preschool Screenings will be held on April 27th. This is open to children who will be 3 or 4 by September 15th, 2015. Each child will have screenings completed in the following areas: vision, hearing, health, dental, developmental screening. Screenings run from 2-5 pm and each appointment will last about 30 minutes. Appointments available, but not required. To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions, please call the school at 712-762-3343 and ask for Kay.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

The Atlantic Public Library’s Semi-Annual Book Sale will be held on April 28th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; April 29th from 9:30 am – 8:00 pm and April 30th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Lots of great bargains! Contributions of books in good condition are welcome until April 25th.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

The Atlantic Public Library’s Semi-Annual Book Sale continues on April 29th from 9:30 am – 8:00 pm and April 30th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Lots of great bargains! Contributions of books in good condition are welcome until April 25th.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

The Atlantic Public Library’s Semi-Annual Book Sale continues on April 30th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Lots of great bargains! Contributions of books in good condition are welcome until April 25th.

FRIDAY, MAY 1

The Atlantic BPO Does Rummage Sale will be held today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Elks Lodge #445 at 501 Poplar Street.  Please us the north rear door.

The Atlantic City Wide Garage Sales will be held May 1st from 2 pm to 6 pm and May 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Maps will be available at Casey’s, Fareway, and HyVee. If you would like to have a sale, the cost is $10 for one day or $15 for both days. Contact Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838 for more information.

Peace Haven’s Annual May Day Butterflies & Breakfast will be held today from 8:30 am to 10:00 am in the Peace Haven Retirement Home Dining Room in Walnut.  All are welcome.  Presented by the Peace Haven Women’s Auxiliary.

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Walnut- Plants, Garden Treasures and Bake Sale will be held Friday, May 1st from 1:00pm-6:00pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 8:00am-Noon.  Mother’s Day planters, hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, and mulch will all be available.  The church is located at 903 Antique City Drive in Walnut.

Atlantic Church (500 Hazel St., Atlantic) of the Nazarene Revival Services will be held on May 1st – 3rd with Frank Tiller and Linda & Larry Fulk. On Friday, May 1st at 7 pm; Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm and Sunday, May 3rd at 10:40 am. Any questions call 243-3126.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

The Atlantic BPO Does Rummage Sale will continue today from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Elks Lodge #445 at 501 Poplar Street.  Please us the north rear door.

Moped Safety Class will be held on May 2nd from the Farm Bureau Insurance Building. Cost is $40. Call 243-6343 to register.

Help Ron Shipley in his fight against lung cancer. All donations will go to Ron to help defray the cost of his treatment. Donation canisters have been placed at Hy-Vee, Fareway, Deter’s, Cappel’s and all 3 Casey’s and other fine Atlantic businesses. You can also give directly to the “Ron Shipley Medical Fund” at Great Western Bank in Atlantic. For more information, contact Sherry Toelle at 243-4861 or Kathy Kerns at 243-1109. This is sponsored by Friends of Ron Shipley.

The Atlantic City Wide Garage Sales will continue on May 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Maps will be available at Casey’s, Fareway, and HyVee. If you would like to have a sale, the cost is $10 for one day or $15 for both days. Contact Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838 for more information.

Lewis City Wide Garage Sales, Saturday, May 2, 7:00 – 1:00. Some early bird Friday sales.

Griswold United Methodist Women Annual May Breakfast will be held on May 2nd at 100 Cass St. in Griswold at 9:30 am. “Hats” will be presented by Robin Drake.

Audubon-Exira-Brayton Highway 71 Community Garage Sale will be held on May 2nd from 7 am – 1 pm. Free maps will be available on April 30th at Audubon-Exira-Brayton local businesses and you can look for the orange flags. Retail sidewalk sales will also be held during the garage sale weather permitting, check individual businesses. Watch for early bird sales Friday evening. There will be crafts, small appliances, toys, adult and children clothing, furniture, bake sale items and much more. This is sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce, Exira Community Club & Brayton Community Club.

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Walnut- Plants, Garden Treasures and Bake Sale will be held Friday, May 1st from 1:00pm-6:00pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 8:00am-Noon.  Mother’s Day planters, hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, and mulch will all be available.  The church is located at 903 Antique City Drive in Walnut.

Atlantic Church (500 Hazel St., Atlantic) of the Nazarene Revival Services continues on May 2nd – 3rd with Frank Tiller and Linda & Larry Fulk. On Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm and Sunday, May 3rd at 10:40 am. Any questions call 243-3126.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

Adair County Historical Society Chicken & Biscuit Dinner will be held on May 3rd from 11 am – 1 pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and kids under 5 are free. They will also be serving a vegetable, slaw, cranberry sauce, bars, pie and beverage. This will be held at the Adair County Historical Museum in Greenfield.

Atlantic Church (500 Hazel St., Atlantic) of the Nazarene Revival Services continues on May 3rd with Frank Tiller and Linda & Larry Fulk. On Sunday, May 3rd at 10:40 am. Any questions call 243-3126.

MONDAY, MAY 11

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Baseball & Softball League is from May 11th and June 18th (games are Monday-Thursday). Sign up is until March 14th ($10 late fee for anything after) Cost is $30 per child, drop all sign ups off at Nishna Valley Family YMCA. Deadline is March 14th. There will be a clean-up day out at the Sports Complex April 25th at 9:00 am to get the fields & complex ready for the season. All help is appreciated. If you have any questions about the boys league, contact Dustin McLaren at 249-2567, or girls league contact Nathan DeArment at 515-229-4365. This price includes all the baseball/softball clinics also. You will get a sheet with those dates at the time of sign-up. Any cancellations or other information is available on the website: www.atlanticlittleleague.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

A 4H Horse Camp will be held at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Red Oak, IA. June 5-6, 2015. $50 includes T-shirt and 4H equine rule book as well as dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday. Sponsored by the Southwest Iowa Trailblazers Saddle Club. For more information see the April Montgomery Co Green Gazette, or call Montgomery Co. Extension at (712)623-2592.

EXTRAS ….

Senior Alumni Scholarships are available to 3 Atlantic High School Seniors planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school with financial need, 2.5 or better gpa. Forms are available on the Atlantic Community Schools website. Application deadline is Monday, April 6th, 2015.

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

Grief Share will be held at 4 pm on Wednesdays through the end of December. Won’t be meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any questions contact Amy at 254-1266

Organizers are looking for volunteers to keep Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program going strong. VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that certifies community volunteers to prepare and e-file basic tax returns at no cost for low to moderate income individuals and families. Volunteers are need in Cass County to prepare 2014 taxes and should have a basic understanding of income tax laws, an interest in helping others and basic computer skills. Volunteers are provided free training, self study materials, and software necessary to prepare basic income tax returns including Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Taxpayers schedule appointments and taxes are prepared by the volunteers at a central location with equipment provided. Volunteers must complete a certification exam and the IRS waives liability for volunteers if they prepare returns within the scope of their certification. The host site is the Cass County Extension. For more information contact Kate Olsen at the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or keolson@iastate.edu. Interested persons will need to complete a one page application and background screening. The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income families so they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credits. In Cass County, the program is coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with funding and support from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Human Services, and Iowans for Social and Economic Development (ISED).

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

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

 The Atlantic Medical Center is offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  No appointments are necessary.  They have flu vaccines in doses for all age groups, including the flu mist.  It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics to be held in Harlan at the Community Health building at 2712 12th Street.  Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com.  Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn.  Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

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

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a 4 year old with many medical problems.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 21st, 2015, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: April 1st  from 3 – 6 pm. NOW MUST PRE-REGISTER!! Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome.
The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at755-4422 for an appointment.

Family Planning:  One HCCMS Family Planning Clinic will be held in April. It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  To schedule an appointment for family planning or women’s health services please call Rachel Birks at 712-755-4312. Family Planning services are also available without appointment every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

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

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

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

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