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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. ***

FOUND: Decent sized brown dog. 1.5 feet tall with a leather leash and pink camo collar. Found in the country club area. Will keep until about 6pm today and then call the shelter. Call 249-8591. 11/16/2014.

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.

**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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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

The Atlantic City Clerk’s Office will be closed on November 27th & 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

KJAN office will be closed on November 27th & 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Cottonwood Christmas will be held on November 28th & 29th during Julefest at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton from 10 am – 5 pm. Several crafters and vendors will be available and Snipers BBQ will be serving both days from 11 – 3 and will be broadcasting the  Hawkeye vs Nebraska game on tv. Some of the crafters and vendors include: True Junk – chalk paint furniture, Simply Sweet – homemade candy and crafts, Vickie Andersen – quilts and fabric crafts (Friday only), Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Afton Avenue – clothes and accessories, Thirty-One, Cards by Mandy – homemade cards and gift tags (Saturday only), Kristy Bassett – glass art (Saturday only), Transformed Treasures - Christmas decorations, Scentsy, Mother Earth Shop – garden rustic decor and homemade items, Three Sisters Jewelry – homemade jewelry. Free admission and door prizes!!

The Atlantic City Clerk’s Office will be closed on November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Avoca Holidays on Main will be from 4:00-8:00 Saturday November 28th. Starting with a Reindeer Fun Run/Jingle Jog Walk from fairgrounds to the library (1/2 mile), followed by Live Santa’s Reindeer (pictures available), Antique Fire Truck with live dalmations and free s’mores, Stick Reindeer Races for the kids 2-10, Living Nativity at the sale barn, Dancers performing, Bell Choir and Memory Tree at the Avoca Library, Make It/Take It ornament crafts, an ugly sweater contest, hay rack rides, and a free will donation soup supper at the American Legion. Also, many of the businesses will be open with snacks, give aways and drawings. See our Facebook page Avoca, Iowa Holidays on Main for details. It will be a great time for the entire family!

Julefest – the celebrations of the arrival of the Christmas Season in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn & Kimballton will be held on November 28th & 29th. Unique gift shops & craft fairs, Christmas open houses at local businesses, Danish food and traditions, historical attractions, winery, Christmas Concert are just a few of the events going on. The 2nd Annual Naughty or Nisse 5K Polar Run will be held on November 29th, a free pancakes and sausage will be held at the Elk Horn Firestation with free will donation for Tivoli Fireworks, Annual Julefest Concert will be held on November 29th at 7 pm at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Cottonwood Christmas at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton both days with unique items, variety of vendors and refreshments and Snipers BBQ.

KJAN office will be closed on November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Cottonwood Christmas continues on November 29th during Julefest at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton from 10 am – 5 pm. Several crafters and vendors will be available and Snipers BBQ will be serving both days from 11 – 3 and will be broadcasting the Hawkeye vs Nebraska game on tv. Some of the crafters and vendors include: True Junk – chalk paint furniture, Simply Sweet – homemade candy and crafts, Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Afton Avenue – clothes and accessories, Thirty-One, Cards by Mandy – homemade cards and gift tags, Kristy Bassett – glass art, Transformed Treasures – Christmas decorations, Scentsy, Mother Earth Shop – garden rustic decor and homemade items, Three Sisters Jewelry – homemade jewelry.

St. Peter’s Country Fest will be held on November 29th from 7 pm to midnight at St. Peter’s Hall in Defiance. Opening act is Brad Morgan from 7:00 – 8:30 pm then Maiden Dixie from 9:00 pm to midnight. Cover is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Special VIP Pass only $60 includes a show ticket, meet and greet with the band, photo with the band, signed CD. Performing as the band’s drummer is Defiance native, Tyler Kloewer. Tickets are available now at local banks or contact Brenda Kloewer at 712-579-6572.

Julefest – the celebrations of the arrival of the Christmas Season in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn & Kimballton will be held on November 28th & 29th. Unique gift shops & craft fairs, Christmas open houses at local businesses, Danish food and traditions, historical attractions, winery, Christmas Concert are just a few of the events going on. The 2nd Annual Naughty or Nisse 5K Polar Run will be held on November 29th, a free pancakes and sausage will be held at the Elk Horn Firestation with free will donation for Tivoli Fireworks, Annual Julefest Concert will be held on November 29th at 7 pm at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Cottonwood Christmas at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton both days with unique items, variety of vendors and refreshments and Snipers BBQ.

Cass County Concert Series presents Outlaw Jim & The Whiskey Benders on November 29th at the Cass County Community Center. Doors open at 7 pm, bands start at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $25 at the door (cash only) or $22 at Midwestix.com. For more information visit casscountyconcertseries.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1

The Cass, Sac and Carroll County Conservation Boards are hosting a Minnesota Avian Adventure to northeast Minnesota and the world famous Sax-Zim Bog and Duluth area.  The trip is Friday, January 16, 2015 to Monday, January 19, 2015.  The double occupancy cost is just $322.50/person and includes transportation, 3 night hotel lodging, guides, one lunch and snacks/refreshments on the bus.  Registration is limited and the deadline is December 31.  CLICK HERE for more information or call Lora Kanning at 712-769-2372 or e-mail her at lkanning@casscoia.us.  An informational meeting will be held on December 1st at 5:00 pm at the Lewis Public Library to learn more. Additional Cass County Information nights include: December 8th at the Anita Public Library at 6 pm and December 9th at the Atlantic Public Library at 5 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on December 3rd from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Corning Community Building (600 6th St.). Topics include base reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option. There is no cost to attend the meeting. To make sure there are enough handouts and seats, call Adams County Extension at 712-322-3184 to pre-register.

Shelby Lutheran Church Women’s Aebleskiver Supper will be held on December 3rd from 4-7 pm at the United Lutheran Church in Shelby. Call in orders taken by calling 712-544-2173. Everyone is welcome.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held today in Panama from noon to 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Parish Center, 204 St. Mary Ave.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on December 4th from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield (154 Public Square). Topics include reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option. There is no cost to attend the meeting. To make sure there are enough handouts and seats, call Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412 to pre-register.

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on December 4th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Cass County Community Center (805 West 10th St.). Topics include reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option. There is no cost to attend the meeting. To make sure there are enough handouts and seats, call Cass County Extension at 712-243-1132 to pre-register.

Festival of Trees will be held on December 4th-7th at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Admission is a free will donation, refreshments will be served. Come view the beautiful display of holiday decorations. Raffle items donated by area artists, writers, and crafters with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Matching Funds by Royal Neighbors of America. Festival Hours are on December 4th from 10 am – 7 pm, December 5th from 10 am – 6 pm, December 6th from 10 am – 7 pm and December 7th from 10 am – 3 pm. This is sponsored by The Cass County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Red Oak today from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Red Oak High School, 2011 N 8th St.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Festival of Trees continues December 5th-7th at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Admission is a free will donation, refreshments will be served. Come view the beautiful display of holiday decorations. Raffle items donated by area artists, writers, and crafters with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Matching Funds by Royal Neighbors of America. Festival Hours are on December 5th from 10 am – 6 pm, December 6th from 10 am – 7 pm and December 7th from 10 am – 3 pm. This is sponsored by The Cass County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held today in Shelby from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cardinal Lofts, 304 Western Ave.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

The Massena Historical Society’s Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on December 6th at the CAM Middle School from 11 am – 1 pm. Viewing of the tables begins at 10:30 am, with Christmas cookie tins for sale also. The theme this year is “The Country School Era”. If you bring a story or pictures of your time in either the Massena or Victoria Township’s country schools you will get $1 off of your meal. Any country school teacher who comes gets their meal for free.

The 3rd Annual Nic Baier Pool Tournament will be held on December 6th at the Fireside Lounge in Atlantic. There will also be dart and poker tournament. Pre-register at Fireside Lounge or sign up starts at 9 am, darts and pool start at 10 am sharp, poker starts at 1 pm. Entrance fee is $15 for darts, $25 for pool, $30 for poker. Pool tournament is limited to 32 pool players. Lunch is provided for players, $5 per plate for non players. DJ Sugar will be doing karaoke starting around 9 pm, there will be a 50/50 drawing from 10 am  9 pm. Auction for bear and t-shirt quilt at 6 pm. Toy drive starts now through December 6th, new toys can be dropped off at Fireside Lounge. All proceeds go to Atlantic Police Department Shop With A Cop Program. Any questions call Martha Baier at 712-243-6202.

Festival of Trees continues December 6th-7th at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Admission is a free will donation, refreshments will be served. Come view the beautiful display of holiday decorations. Raffle items donated by area artists, writers, and crafters with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Matching Funds by Royal Neighbors of America. Festival Hours are on December 6th from 10 am – 7 pm and December 7th from 10 am – 3 pm. This is sponsored by The Cass County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

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!

Anita’s Walk Through A Winter Wonderland will be held on December 7th. From 3-5 pm is the recipe walk, 4-7 pm is a vendor fair at the Anita Community Center, from 4-4:30 pm is the Live Nativity Scene at Anita Livestock Auction, at 4 pm is the Anita Legion Soup Supper – served until they run out, from 4-7 pm is the Anita Child Care Silent Auction at the Anita Community Center, from 5-7 pm there’s kids crafts and Santa at teh Anita Public Library, at 5 pm CAM Music & Band department at Bandshell Park and from 5-8 pm Luminaries on Chestnut Street. The Anita Town & Country Club will be selling their cookbooks at the Anita Community Center and ticket for a 50/50 drawing. The Anita Food Pantry is collecting toys for local children in need and unwrapped toys can be droped off at the Anita Community Center anytime after 3 pm.

Festival of Trees continues December 7th at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Admission is a free will donation, refreshments will be served. Come view the beautiful display of holiday decorations. Raffle items donated by area artists, writers, and crafters with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Matching Funds by Royal Neighbors of America. Festival Hours are on December 7th from 10 am – 3 pm. This is sponsored by The Cass County Unit of the American Cancer Society.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held today in Neola from 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Neola Community Center, 110 4th St.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held today in Earling from noon to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hall, 118 Main St.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

The Cass, Sac and Carroll County Conservation Boards are hosting a Minnesota Avian Adventure to northeast Minnesota and the world famous Sax-Zim Bog and Duluth area.  The trip is Friday, January 16, 2015 to Monday, January 19, 2015.  The double occupancy cost is just $322.50/person and includes transportation, 3 night hotel lodging, guides, one lunch and snacks/refreshments on the bus.  Registration is limited and the deadline is December 31.  CLICK HERE for more information or call Lora Kanning at 712-769-2372 or e-mail her at lkanning@casscoia.us.  An informational meeting will be held on December 8th at 6:00 pm at the Anita Public Library to learn more. Additional Cass County Information nights include December 9th at the Atlantic Public Library at 5 pm.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

The Cass, Sac and Carroll County Conservation Boards are hosting a Minnesota Avian Adventure to northeast Minnesota and the world famous Sax-Zim Bog and Duluth area.  The trip is Friday, January 16, 2015 to Monday, January 19, 2015.  The double occupancy cost is just $322.50/person and includes transportation, 3 night hotel lodging, guides, one lunch and snacks/refreshments on the bus.  Registration is limited and the deadline is December 31.  CLICK HERE for more information or call Lora Kanning at 712-769-2372 or e-mail her at lkanning@casscoia.us.  An informational meeting will be held on December 9th at 5:00 pm at the Atlantic Public Library to learn more.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Anita today from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the CAM High School, 1000 Victory Park Road.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Corning today from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 907 Grove Ave.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Stanton today from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Viking Center, 501 Elliot.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on December 11th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Community Building in Malvern (415 Main St.) Topics include reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option. There is no cost to attend the meeting. To make sure there are enough handouts and seats, call Mills County Extension at 712-624-8616 to pre-register.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Avoca today from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building, 309 1/2 Elm.  To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS .

Grant Community Preservationists and The Hayloft will host a holiday event featuring Cookies and Caroling.  Today from 4:30-7:30 pm, GCP will provide music (caroling from 4:30-5:30 pm) and homemade holiday treats for sale. The event continues 5:30-7:30 pm in conjunction with The Hayloft’s Chicken & Fish Fry, which begins at 5:15 pm. To top off the meal, GCP will offer homemade desserts for sale in addition to cookies and candy.  Proceeds support GCP’s community projects, including restoring the Grant Masonic Lodge and maintaining the Grant Park.

LWML Cookie Walk will be held on December 13th from 11 – 1 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair will be held on December 13th at the Atlantic Community Center with free admission. There will be over 35 crafters/vendors to choose from. They will be accepting toy donations for the Atlantic Police Department and ther will be a raffle for a 7″ tablet with a free ticket for each toy donation. Lunch will be available from 11-2 pm.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Iowa State University Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will be hosting a Farm Bill meeting on December 16th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Oakland Community Building (614 Dr. Van Zee Rd.) Topics include reallocation, updating yields, Price Loss Coverage, County Agricultural Risk Coverage, Individual Agricultural Risk Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option. There is no cost to attend the meeting. To make sure there are enough handouts and seats, call East Pottawattamie County Extension at 712-482-6449 to pre-register.

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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 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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