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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 29th, 2014, 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

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

Missing/reward offered: A 3 month old purebred German Shepherd dog is missing from the vicinity of Jackson Road/Hwy 71 south of Atlantic. “Boomer” went missing late Sunday morning. He is wearing a collar but has no tags. If you have seen this dog or know where he is, call Chris or Jason Smith at 712-243-2866, or (Cell) 712-249-3096. A $750 reward is being offered for his safe return. (10/28/14)

LOST: 10 week old kitten, female, white and gray, lost 1 block away from the elementary school in Walnut, named “Kitty”. 712-579-6606.

FOUND: Dark gray cat, 1 eye, friendly, found at 7th & Chestnut St., Atlantic. Call 243-4862.

LOST: Little poodle westie mix Black and white has Adair Vet Clinic Tag answers to ‘Buddy’ he is a very friendly dog. Please call 712-304-0306

FOUND: A calico kitten, about 3-to 4-months old. The kitty was found in the Atlantic School bus barn garage Wed. morning (9/10). It appears to be house broken. If yours, call 243-3374.

LOST: Lost keys on Wednesday in Atlantic, possibly at Dollar General or Hy-Vee. Keys are on a red clip. Call 243-1919 for REWARD.

***The Atlantic Animal Shelter has let us know they are in dire need of adoption for cats and kittens.  They have a large number of kittens and numerous adult cats that need homes ASAP.  If you are looking for a cat stop and see them at the shelter at 309 Sunnyside Lane in Atlantic. Posted 06/26/2014***

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

NOTICE: 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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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Books are Fun Book Fair on October 31st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. Cook books, novels, children’s books, adult books, puzzles, card sets gifts, and many other items all at discounted pricing from 30-75% off retail! Proceeds benefit Audubon County Hospital Foundation.

The Atlantic Haunted House – The Bloody Barn at the Cass County Fairgrounds Barn #4 will be open on Halloween night – October 31st from 7-9 pm. For more information, or for large groups contact them on facebook at The Atlantic Haunted House or call 249-8222.

Downtown Trick or Treating will be held in downtown Atlantic from 4-5 pm, City wide 5-7 pm. Costume contest registration is at 3:30 pm with judging at 4 pm at the Atlantic City Park. Any questions call the Chamber at 243-4404.

The Church of the Nazarene, 500 Hazel St, Atlantic will be conducting Revival Services on October 31st & November 1st at 7 pm and on November 2nd at 10:40 am. Any questions call 712-243-3126 or 402-208-3989 or 712-355-2233. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Allen Place invites the public to Trick or Treat at Allen Place, 1406 East 19th Street, Atlantic IA 50022 on October 31st from 5 to 7 pm. Cookies and Hot Chocolate will be served along with treats from the residents.

Trick or Treat in Anita will be held on October 31st from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Costume judging will be held at the Fire Station at 7 pm. There will be groups from babies to 5th grade. The Anita Town & Country Club will be holding a Soup Supper from 5-7 pm at the Fire Station.

The Avoca Public Library is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Halloween Party on October 31st. Kids will trick or treat down Elm Street from 4-5 pm then return to the Library for hot dogs and juice. Last year there were 2 bounce houses, a ring toss game and slimy body parts in a bag and the Library is hoping to add more activities this year. Downtown business are encouraged to participate. The Library is also organizing a pre-teen dance with a haunted hall to start later in the evening at the Avoca Legion Hall.

The Massena Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Hot Dogs and Hay Ride event on October 31st. From 6-8 pm there will be hay rides for the kids along with grilled hot dogs, cookies, bars and a drink. There will not be a costume contest, but feel free to come in your costumes.

Trick or Treating in Casey will be held on October 31st from 5-7 pm. Trunk or Treat Party will be held from 5-7 pm on Casey’s Main Street. This is sponsored by the Casey Service Club. Firemen will be out on the streets.

Trick or Treating in Adair will be held on October 31st from 6-8 pm. Members of the Adair Fire Department will assist in patrolling the streets during this time. The Adair Chamber will have Trick or Treat on Main Street from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Adair’s Main Stret. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt around Main Street – stop at City Hall for instructions, Costume Parade will be held at 5:45 followed by a Costume Contest, food and drinks will be provided.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Fall Turkey Supper will be held at the Exira Christian Church on November 1st from 5-8 pm. They will be serving turkey and all the trimmings served family style. Suggested donations for adults is $10; take outs – $10, children 5-12 $5 and kids under 5 are free. Place your take out orders by calling the church at 712-268-5498. Pick up meals between 4 and 4:45 pm. Proceeds from the supper will assist with the needs of individuals and families in the community through the Christian Women’s Fellowship. Cards, nuts, cookbooks and plates will also be for sale.

A Blue Tone’s Reunion Show with Phil Vandel will be held on November 1st at the Atlantic Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm and tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds go to Table Of Mercy Breakfast Club.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

The Griswold United Methodist Church’s Fall Dinner will be held on November 2nd from  11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the church located at 100 Cass Street. Carry outs are available. They will be serving Turkey dressing, Ham balls and all the trimmings.

The New Century Art Guild will sponsor their 3rd Annual Open House and Veteran Appreciation event on Novmeber 2nd from 2 – 8 :30 pm in Kimballton. The New Century Art Guild is a non-profit arts organization co-founded by veterans and artists. It will be a carnival theme that features army vehicle rides, face painting, temporary tattoos, caricature artists, carnival games, anda chili cook-off. Begining at 2:00 pm, two art galleries on Kimballton’s Main Street will be open to the public to offer a tasting of local wines and a chance to view veterans’ artwork, including that of US Army veteran Roberta “Bert” Leaverton. The carnival games begin at 2:00 pm at the Cottonwood Barn located a block off Main Street. A chili cook-off will be held at the Cottonwood Barn at 5:30 pm. Chili and games will be paid for with tickets sold at the door for $1 apiece. Chili cooks will be vying for top prizes, to be determined by the most tickets they collect. Proceeds will go to fund NCAG’s student and veteran art scholarships. Entertainment will be provided by the widely popular singing-duo the “Polka Police”. Other attractions include kegs of craft beer, an old fashioned cake walk, a bonfire (weather permitting) and barn dance. This is a family-friendly event and open to the public.

The Trumpeter Swan Contest will be held on November 11th – get your predicitions in now! The Trumpeter Swans have visited the Schildberg Quarry for, at least, sixteen out of the last Seventeen winters. Please call in your prediction (by November 11th) to the Conservation Board at 712-769-2372, leave a message and return phone number if we are not in. Duplicate dates will not be allowed. For example, if a caller predicts November 25th, no one else will be allowed to predict that arrival date. So, call anytime until November 11th to make your prediction! One prediction per family, please. The sponsors of this contest will determine the official arrival of the swans. The winner will receive a Trumpeter Swan 8×10 print from the Cass County Conservation Board. Sorry, this contest is only for residents of Cass County. Arrival and departure dates of the swans have been as follows:

1997/1998 December 18 – January 2

1998/1999 Nothing on record

1999/2000 December 25 – February 15

2000/2001 November 23 – March 6

2001/2002 December 25 – February 24

2002/2003 November 23 – March 15

2003/2004 November 26 – March 21

2004/2005 November 25 – March 18

2005/2006 November 17 – March 5

2006/2007 October 30 – March 9

2007/2008 November 22- February 14

2008/2009 November 18- March 12

2009-2010 November 19 – January 5

2010-2011 November 5 – February 10

2011/2012 November 17 – February 21

2012/2013 November 24– March 4

2013/2014 November 12- April 7

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Exira on November 3rd from noon to 6 pm at the Exira Recreational Center, 106 N. Jefferson.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Griswold on November 4th from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Griswold High School, 20 Madison.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Oakland on November 4th from 8 am – 2 pm at the Oakland Riverside High School, 501 Oakland Ave.

Massena Lions Club is having a Chili Supper on November 4th beginning at 5 pm at the Lions Hall in Massena. Free will sonations will go to upkeep of the Hall and paying utilites on the building. Everyone is welcome to attend.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Griswold on November 4th at the Griswold High School from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. Call Pat Carlson at 712-549-2204 to schedule your appointment.

VOTING CENTER LOCATIONS CASS COUNTY, IOWA:

     On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm a GENERAL ELECTION will be held for all qualified electors of Cass County.

     THE VOTING CENTERS FOR THIS ELECTION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

            1 Atlantic 1st Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zion Lutheran Church (811 Oak St)

            2 Atlantic 2nd Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Public Library (507 Poplar)

            3 Atlantic 3rd Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cass County Community Center (805 W 10th)

            4 Atlantic 4th Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel)

            5 Atlantic 5th Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heritage House (1200 Brookridge Circle)

            6 Bear Grove, Cass Twp/City of Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lewis Public Library (412 W. Main St, Lewis)

            7 Benton, Franklin Twp/City of Wiota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wiota City Hall (311 Center St)

            8 Brighton,Grove,Pymosa,Washington Twp/City of Marne .Cass County Community Center (805 W 10th)

9 Edna, Victoria Twp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massena Public Library (122 Main St, Massena)

10 Grant, Lincoln Twp /City of Anita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anita Community Center (805 Main St)

            11 Noble, Pleasant Twp/City of Griswold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griswold Community Bldg. (601 2nd St)

12 Massena Twp/City of Massena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massena Public Library (122 Main St, Massena)

                        13 Union Twp/City of Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cumberland Community Bldg. (200 W 2nd)

 NOTICE: Curbside Voting: Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. Please contact the county auditor’s office for details (Phone: 243-4570; Email:auditor@casscoia.us). Persons attempting to vote in the wrong precinct will be directed to the correct precinct. Persons must register in Cass County to be eligible to vote in Cass County. Persons who have changed their name and/or address within Cass Co. will be required to re-register at the voting center before being permitted to vote. Same day registration and voting is permitted after the ‘moved’ voter presents proof of identity and residency.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on November 5th from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at the  Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1104 Morningview.

A Used Book Sale will be held at the Atlantic Public Library on November 5th from 5-8 pm, November 6th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and November 7th from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. There’s something for everyone, adults, preschool through teens. Brought to you by the Friends of the Library.

The Anita Child Care Center is currently accepting donations for their 6th annual silent auction that will be held during the Anita Christmas Walk on Sunday, December 7th. If you would like to donate, please contact Kristi Burg at 641-745-7341 prior to November 21st to be included in the advertising. Auction items will be accepted up until the day of the auction. The Anita Child Care Center has obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which means that your donation is fully tax-deductible!

THURSDAY, NOVEMEBER 6

Iowa Western Community College Atlantic Campus is having a Wal-Mart Meet & Greet on November 6th at 2:30 pm. Positions are available for cashiers, automotive associate, asset protection associate, over night stockers and are permanant part-time positions. Space is limited so register today by calling 712-352-3480 to sign up. Registration is requested by Tuesday, November 4th.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

A Malvern Country Music Gathering will be held on November 7th & 8th at the Liberty Memorial building. On Friday, November 7th the doors open at 5 pm with potluck at 5:30 pm (bring 1 main dish and 1 dessert or salad), and from 7-11 pm is Open Stage Jam Show. There will be all kinds of music – Old Time, Traditional, Country, Bluegrass, Hillbilly, Mountain, Civil War, Irish and more. There’s plenty of room for dancing, visiting, socializing and making music, all in the tradition of former hosts, Earl & Ruth Smith. Donation of $3 for Friday and $4 for all day Saturday, childern under 6 are free. All proceeds go to the Liberty Building Fund. Any questions contact Fred Larson: 402-672-8340. Both days there will be 2 extra rooms for acoustic jamming (no electric) – 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. On Saturday, November 8th doors open at 10 am, from 10:00 am – 5:45 pm is Open Stage Jam Show, 6:00 pm Veteran’s Tribute, 6:15 – 11:00 pm Open Stage Jam Show. Food concessions on Saturday and local talent Buddy Stogdill. No alcohol, drugs or egos allowed, not repsonsible for accident or lost items.

The Griswold Community High School music department will be performing the musical comdey, Vaudeville Follies on November 7th, 8th & 9th. Performances on November 7th & 8th are at 7 pm and on Sunday, November 9th at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale and available at the Griswold High School office. Reserved seating tickets are suggested and there will also be tickets sold at the door for any remaining seats.

SATURDAY, NOVMEBER 8

The 3rd Annual Griswold Holiday Expo will be held on November 8th at the Griswold Community Building from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Numerous crafters & vendors, door prizes, FREE admission. Email griswoldcommunitybetterment@gmail.com for vendor booth availability.

The Atlantic BPO Does Quilt Show & Bake Sale will be held on November 8th from 10 am – 4 pm at the Atlantic Elk Lodge (501 Poplar St.) - use the front door. A quilt raffle will be held, only 500 tickets will be sold. Quilt made and donated by Sonya Clausen and Quilted by Tina Lords from “Something For You”. Bring your quilts to Something For You at 421 Chestnut Street in Atlantic by Thursday, November 6th. Handicapped accessible in the back. For more information call: Sonya Clausen: 243-3576; Jan Bramer: 243-2453 and Ellie Rutherford: 243-3899. Order for Canoyer’s Poinsettias will also be taken that day.

A Malvern Country Music Gathering continues on November 8th at the Liberty Memorial building. On Saturday, November 8th doors open at 10 am, from 10:00 am – 5:45 pm is Open Stage Jam Show, 6:00 pm Veteran’s Tribute, 6:15 – 11:00 pm Open Stage Jam Show. Food concessions on Saturday and local talent Buddy Stogdill. There will be all kinds of music – Old Time, Traditional, Country, Bluegrass, Hillbilly, Mountain, Civil War, Irish and more. There’s plenty of room for dancing, visiting, socializing and making music, all in the tradition of former hosts, Earl & Ruth Smith. Donation of $3 for Friday and $4 for all day Saturday, childern under 6 are free. All proceeds go to the Liberty Building Fund. There will be 2 extra rooms for acoustic jamming (no electric) – 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs.  No alcohol, drugs or egos allowed, not repsonsible for accident or lost items. Any questions contact Fred Larson: 402-672-8340.

Menlo Public Library’s Fall Harvest Soup Supper will be held on November 8th from 5 – 8 pm for a free will offering. They will have To-Go containers so the farmers in the field can enjoy this supper also. There will be Chili, possibly 2 kinds, Beef/Barley Soup, Creamy Cheesy Broccolli Soup, and Loaded Baked Potato Soup with all the fixin’s. They will also have Bread Bowls for those who like their soups in their bread. Delivery available within town limits to those not able to get to the community building. Just give us a call and let us know what you would like. Money raised will go towards our Building Expansion Fund.

The Griswold Community High School music department will be performing the musical comdey, Vaudeville Follies on November 8th & 9th. Performances on November 8th at 7 pm and on Sunday, November 9th at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale and available at the Griswold High School office. Reserved seating tickets are suggested and there will also be tickets sold at the door for any remaining seats.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avoca’s Fall Dinner & Bake Sale on November 9th from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. They will be serving Staley’s Chicken and mashed potatoes, home grown sweet corn, homemade salads and desserts.

The Trumpeter Swan Contest will be held on November 11th – get your predicitions in now! The Trumpeter Swans have visited the Schildberg Quarry for, at least, sixteen out of the last Seventeen winters. Please call in your prediction (by November 11th) to the Conservation Board at 712-769-2372, leave a message and return phone number if we are not in. Duplicate dates will not be allowed. For example, if a caller predicts November 25th, no one else will be allowed to predict that arrival date. So, call anytime until November 11th to make your prediction! One prediction per family, please. The sponsors of this contest will determine the official arrival of the swans. The winner will receive a Trumpeter Swan 8×10 print from the Cass County Conservation Board. Sorry, this contest is only for residents of Cass County. Arrival and departure dates of the swans have been as follows:

1997/1998 December 18 – January 2

1998/1999 Nothing on record

1999/2000 December 25 – February 15

2000/2001 November 23 – March 6

2001/2002 December 25 – February 24

2002/2003 November 23 – March 15

2003/2004 November 26 – March 21

2004/2005 November 25 – March 18

2005/2006 November 17 – March 5

2006/2007 October 30 – March 9

2007/2008 November 22- February 14

2008/2009 November 18- March 12

2009-2010 November 19 – January 5

2010-2011 November 5 – February 10

2011/2012 November 17 – February 21

2012/2013 November 24– March 4

2013/2014 November 12- April 7

The Knights of Columbus will be holding a pancake breakfast on November 9th from 7:30 – 10:30 am at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adair. A free will offering will be taken. The public is invited to attend.

Exira Mason’s Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on November 9th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Brayton Town Hall. They will be serving all you can eat menu of pancakes, eggs, sausage, French toast, juice and coffee for a free will donation. Proceeds go to Brayton, Exira and Elk Horn Legion Posts.

The Griswold Community High School music department will be performing the musical comdey, Vaudeville Follies on November 9th at 2 pm. Tickets are on sale and available at the Griswold High School office. Reserved seating tickets are suggested and there will also be tickets sold at the door for any remaining seats.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on November 12th from 8 am – 2 pm at the Exira EHK Schools, 4114 Madison. Call Cindy Boysen at 712-764-4606 to schedule your appointment or search online for sponsor code: 9846.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on November 5th from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1104 Morningview.

The Anita Child Care Center is currently accepting donations for their 6th annual silent auction that will be held during the Anita Christmas Walk on Sunday, December 7th. If you would like to donate, please contact Kristi Burg at 641-745-7341 prior to November 21st to be included in the advertising. Auction items will be accepted up until the day of the auction. The Anita Child Care Center has obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which means that your donation is fully tax-deductible!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Audubon Recreation Center presents Dueling Pianos by 176 Keys Fun Pianos on November 14th from 7-10:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center. Hors d’ oeuvres will be from 7-8:30 pm and the dueling pianos from 8:30-10:30 pm. Enjoy an evening of fun to help the ARC raise the needed funds for the Audubon Recreation Center. Tickets cost $35 per individual or $60 per couple. Tickets are available at AMVC, Landmands, Audubon Family Chiropractic, or through any ARC board member. Seating is limited and tickets are sold to the first 250 people. All tips generated during the show by 176 Keys Dueling Pianos will be donated to Audubon Recreation Foundation.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Exira Community Club’s Lunch & Learn will be held on Novemeber 18th at noon at the Exira Rec Center. Michael Wagler of the Main Street Iowa program will be presenting the benefits of the designation as well as how many hours and dollars the community will need to dedicate to the program. The investment of time and money will result in direction, structure, and insights from a proven organization. Main Street Iowa has been active in our state for more than 25 years and many communities have revitalized their main street, created entrepereneurial cultures and improved economic growth. Several communities, including Bonaparte, IA, population 443, have been involved with MSI for years.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on November 20th from noon – 6:00 pm at the Atlantic Catholic Parish Center. Call Diane Eblen at 712-249-8832 to schedule your appointment or search online for sponsor code: 9370.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic at MAHLE on November 20th from noon – 4:00 pm. Call Jerry Hultgren at 712-243-5060 to schedule your appointment or search onine for sponsor code: 91233.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

The EHK Optimist Fun Night will be held on November 21st from 6:30-8:00 pm at the EHK School. There will be games for the kids, fishing, basketball shoot, merchant mania, cake walk, bounce house and more.

The Anita Child Care Center is currently accepting donations for their 6th annual silent auction that will be held during the Anita Christmas Walk on Sunday, December 7th. If you would like to donate, please contact Kristi Burg at 641-745-7341 prior to November 21st to be included in the advertising. Auction items will be accepted up until the day of the auction. The Anita Child Care Center has obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which means that your donation is fully tax-deductible!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

The Anita Child Care Center will be holding their sixth annual silent auction during the Anita Christmas Walk on December 7th from 4:00-7:00 pm. The silent auction is to help raise money for our early childhood and after school care programs. The Anita Child Care Center is currently accepting donations for their 6th annual silent auction that will be held during the Anita Christmas Walk on Sunday, December 7th. If you would like to donate, please contact Kristi Burg at 641-745-7341 prior to November 21st to be included in the advertising. Auction items will be accepted up until the day of the auction. The Anita Child Care Center has obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which means that your donation is fully tax-deductible!

 EXTRAS ….

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 aer 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 suport from the Interanl 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.

Sharing the Bounty - A free meal for the needy will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at SS Peter & Paul Parish Center in Atlantic all ages are welcome.

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 29th, 2014, 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. ***

CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE WINTER HOURS:

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

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

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

CCMH Community Support

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: 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: Five Family Planning clinics are scheduled in August. They are Thursday, September 18th from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm. To schedule an appointment please call Rachel Birks at (712) 755-4312.

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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