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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. ***

LOST and FOUND

LOST: Female rat terrier, named Charlie, black and white spotted, no collar. Lost around the Buck Creek Rd, Atlantic. Call 712-890-7190. (1/10)

LOST: Male Blue Heeler that answers to the name Bo. Lost north of Atlantic about 3 miles on Buck Creek Road. Wearing a camouflage collar. Call 712-250-0859 and ask for Shelly. (12/28)

LOST: Reddish brown, white pit bull, male, had on a blue collar that was loose so may not have, lost in the Anita. Reward – $1,000. 402-639-7098.

LOST: Black lab, named Sadie, 5 years old, no collar, northwest of Atlantic.  249-3197 (12/16)

FOUND: Female, possibly pit bull or mixed, white with tan spots, pink scarf around neck, found at 711 E. 10th st, Atlantic. 243-3773 (12/15)

LOST: Missing dog from West of Anita. Large Copper and White colored Pit Bull. Very friendly. Was wearing a blue collar. Answers to the name Bruiser. If found please call 712-762-3996. (11/22)

*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)

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

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

Lewis Life Preservers Community Impact Fundraising Event will be held on January 17th from5-8 pm at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch. Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of the guest check.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

Roller Skating at the Agri-Hall will be held on January 20th from 6-8:30 pm. Beginners at 6 and others from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cost is $3.50 per person. This is sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board. Other dates include: February 3rd & 17th.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

Audubon County Crime Stoppers Soup Supper will be held on January 21st form 5-7 pm at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under and preschoolers are free. They’ll be serving chili, oyster, & vegetable beef soup along with sandwiches, bars and drink.

Elliott Volunteer Fire Department Deer & Pork Roast Feed will be held on January 21st at the Elliott Community Building at 5:30 pm. They’ll be serving Deer & Roast Pork, mashed potatoes & gravy, cole slaw and baked beans.

Audubon Community Banquet & Auction will be held on January 23rd at St. Patrick’s Parish Center. Social time at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20. Main entree is chicken cordon blue by Jan’s Catering. There’s a 50/50 donation, auction and naming of the Citizen of the Year and more! Tickets are available at Audubon State Bank, Landmans Bank, Food Land, Audubon Chamber of Commerce office of from any of the Audubon Chamber of Commerce Directors. This is sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce.

The Pottawattamie County Pony Express will be hosting a benefit dance and auction at The Oakland Community Building on January 21st from 8:00 pm until midnight. The band Coal Mule will be playing your favorite country and western tunes for your dancing pleasure. During the breaks we will have our usual auction and raffle items. This year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. To commemorate this, they are selling tickets on a Polaris 900 crew cab XUV and an H&H 7′ x 16″ enclosed trailer that will be given together as a package deal to be drawn for on the night before Easter. Tickets will be available for them also that night.

The Knotty Ladies are hosting an All Day Get Away for crafting and quilting as a Relay For Life Event on January 21st, at the Exira Rec Center from  8:00 am-5:00 pm for a $30 registration.  Lunch, work stations and prizes included. Register by email at knottyladiesquilt@gmail.com or on  Facebook as Knotty Ladies.  Space is limited!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

The Western Iowa Employers’ Council of Iowa (ECI) will host Melissa Wright with the Department of Labor on January 24th from 9-11 am at Santa Maria Winery in Carroll (218 W. 6th St.). Cost is $10 per business. Space is limited reserve today! Please register by January 17th by emailing Sherri Vaughn at Sherri.Vaughn@iwd.iowa.gov . The following topics will be covered regarding Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility, Qualifying Leave Reasons and Family Members, Serious Health Conditions: Inpatient Care, Continuing Treatment, Chronic Condition, Amount of Leave, Intermittent Leave and Substitution of Paid Leave, Employer Responsibilities: Notices, Group Health Insurance, Restoration of Position and Benefits, Record Maintenance, Prohibited Employment Actions, Employee Responsibilities: Sufficient Notice and Information, Medical Certification, Re-certification.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

The Elk Horn Public Library is presenting a three-part series on the theme of the Orphan Train, January 26th, February 2nd, and 9th at 6:30 pm in partnership with the Museum of Danish America and its Genealogy Center. The January 26th program will be the viewing and discussion of the IPTV documentary “West by Orphan Train” at the Elk Horn Public Library. “It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America’s not-so-distant past when nearly a quarter of a million children from East Coast orphanages were loaded on trains and sent west, where they were presented ‘for the picking.’ “West by Orphan Train” will tell the story of these children, who were taken from a sometimes-rough existence to an unfamiliar rural setting during an era that lasted from 1854 to 1929. As some of the last of the still-living orphan train riders like to remind us, it was a different era — one that can’t be judged without understanding what lives were like then. “West by Orphan Train,” honored with a regional Emmy in 2015, offers that understanding.” The highlight of the series will be February 2, when professional storyteller Pippa White will perform “The Story of the Orphan Train” at the Museum of Danish America. (photo attached) “White, from Lincoln, Nebraska, has her own acting company, One’s Company. She presents the story of homeless children, fending for themselves on the streets of New York City. The children were given a chance for a new life in America’s heartland by riding the orphan train. In the presentation the orphans who remember the experience come to life and share a forgotten part of history.” The final presentation, on February 9, will be a discussion of the book “Orphan Train” written by Christina Baker Kline at the Genealogy Center. “Orphan Train” has two million copies in print, is published in 35 countries, 90 weeks and counting on the New York Times best seller list,  Five weeks at #1 on the NYT list, over a year in the top five, Over 100 weeks on the USA Today Top 100 list and was chosen as a ‘One Book, One Read’ by over 50 communities and campuses” All programs begin at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be served.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

FREE diabetes education classes will be held for 6 Mondays, beginning January 30th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

Atlantic Public Library Winter Science Experiments Program will be held on January 31st from 3:30-5:00 pm. Experiments will include exploring cold temperatures, ice, and snow. Most of them will be performed while warm & cozy inside! This is for kids in K-3rd grades. Registration is required by January 28th.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

The Elk Horn Public Library is presenting a three-part series on the theme of the Orphan Train continues on February 2nd, and 9th at 6:30 pm in partnership with the Museum of Danish America and its Genealogy Center.  The highlight of the series will be February 2nd, when professional storyteller Pippa White will perform “The Story of the Orphan Train” at the Museum of Danish America. (photo attached) “White, from Lincoln, Nebraska, has her own acting company, One’s Company. She presents the story of homeless children, fending for themselves on the streets of New York City. The children were given a chance for a new life in America’s heartland by riding the orphan train. In the presentation the orphans who remember the experience come to life and share a forgotten part of history.” The final presentation, on February 9th, will be a discussion of the book “Orphan Train” written by Christina Baker Kline at the Genealogy Center. “Orphan Train” has two million copies in print, is published in 35 countries, 90 weeks and counting on the New York Times best seller list,  Five weeks at #1 on the NYT list, over a year in the top five, Over 100 weeks on the USA Today Top 100 list and was chosen as a ‘One Book, One Read’ by over 50 communities and campuses” All programs begin at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Roller Skating at the Agri-Hall will be held on February 3rd from 6-8:30 pm. Beginners at 6 and others from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cost is $3.50 per person. This is sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board. Other dates include: February 17th.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

The Elk Horn Public Library is presenting a three-part series on the theme of the Orphan Train continues on February 9th at 6:30 pm in partnership with the Museum of Danish America and its Genealogy Center.  The final presentation, on February 9th, will be a discussion of the book “Orphan Train” written by Christina Baker Kline at the Genealogy Center. “Orphan Train” has two million copies in print, is published in 35 countries, 90 weeks and counting on the New York Times best seller list,  Five weeks at #1 on the NYT list, over a year in the top five, Over 100 weeks on the USA Today Top 100 list and was chosen as a ‘One Book, One Read’ by over 50 communities and campuses” All programs begin at 6:30 pm, and light refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Full Moon Owl Prowl Hike will be held on February 10th at 7 pm at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. They will hike and try to call various species of owls that may be in the park that night!

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Great Backyard Bird Count meeting will be held February 11th at 1 pm in the Atlantic Public Library Meeting Room. Get ready to be involved in a great citizen science project! They will show and explain how to participate in the project. They will also include tips on identifying birds. The Great Backyard Bird Count will be held February 17th-20th.

Sweetheart Snowshoe Hike will be held on February 11th at Pellett Memorial Woods at 7 pm. They will bring snowshoes for you to try on. If the sky is clear, the moonlight will light the way! Hike will be canceled if there is not enough snow.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Roller Skating at the Agri-Hall will be held on February 17th from 6-8:30 pm. Beginners at 6 and others from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cost is $3.50 per person. This is sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Cass County Legislative Coffee’s will be held in the following locations during February, March and April. Saturday, February 18th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Farmers Walnut St. Diner, 319 Walnut St. in Atlantic. On Saturday, March 18th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Griswold Public Library, 505 Main St. Griswold. On Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Massena Public Library, 122 Main St. Massena.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 20, February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

The Cass County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold their 27th annual banquet on Saturday February 25th.   Early bird registrations qualify in an early bird drawing for a Henry Silver Pheasant .22 Rifle! All registrations post marked before February Tenth will get in the drawing! The Cass County Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet will be held at the Cass County Community Building on Saturday February Twenty-Fifth. Tickets for members are fifty dollars and include membership renewal and dinner. Spouse and non-member tickets are twenty dollars. Children under 18 yrs old are fifteen dollars. We promise an enjoyable evening of fun and games for the whole family along with outstanding food, plus excellent prizes for men, women, and children. Get your registration in early, So you don’t miss the large assortment of raffles and prizes, Cass County Pheasants Forever Twenty-Seventh Annual Banquet on Saturday February Twenty-Fifth at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. For more information call Rick Kanning at 712-249-2517

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: February 27, March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

FREE diabetes education classes will be held every Mondays through March 6th. You will learn about:
• Ways to control your blood sugar levels.
• Low-cost healthy meals.
• How to become more physically active.
• Managing your diabetes medications.
Throughout the program, we will answer your questions and provide support for your concerns. Classes are held: March 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Fellowship Hall (1011 E. 13th Street, Atlantic, across from Atlantic High School). To Sign up: Call Frann at Telligen at 515-273-8807.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Leprechaun Geocache Hunt will be held on March 18th from 1-4 pm at Sunnyside Park – Kiddie Corral in Atlantic. Meet at 1 pm to obtain your leprechaun locations, find all of the hidden locations (geocaches) and return to the shelter for your “pot o’ gold!”. This hunt will require driving, all locations are within the Atlantic zip code but not within walking distance. A limited number of GPS units will be available to checkout for the event. All ages/abilities welcome, please call to reserve a GPS unit if needed. This event is free!

Cass County Legislative Coffee’s will be held on Saturday, March 18th, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Griswold Public Library, 505 Main St. Griswold. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Massena Public Library, 122 Main St. Massena.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Penguin Winter Day Camp will be held on March 24th from 9 am – noon and 1-4 pm – Atlantic School District and on April 17th from 9 am – noon – CAM & Griswold School Districts at the Atlantic Community Building. Please register by March 17th for the Atlantic camp and by April 10th for the CAM & Griswold camp. Students will learn about all the Penguins.

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Penguin Winter Day Camp will be held on April 10th from 9 am – noon for CAM & Griswold School Districts at the Atlantic Community Building. Please register by April 10th for the CAM & Griswold camp. Students will learn about all the Penguins.

Pull for Ronald McDonald House. Farm Bureau Financial Services in Audubon is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling the pop tabs helps provide a “home away from home” for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment. Drop off your pop tabs through October at 202 N. Market St., in Audubon. Any questions contact Ashlee Gust at 712-563-3594 or ashlee.gust@fbfs.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Cass County Legislative Coffee’s will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Massena Public Library, 122 Main St. Massena.

EXTRAS ….

Table of Mercy Breakfast Club will host a Jam Session (and every 3rd Sunday) from 6 – 9 pm at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge. Potluck meal half way through the night at 7:30. The cost of feeding the homeless every week has grown very high as they take 4 vans each week full of supplies and volunteers to Open Door Mission to serve hot breakfast and then to the camps by the river and rail road tracks. All proceeds go to help the homeless in Southwest Iowa and the cities of Council Bluffs and Omaha.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, December 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 3:00 – 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.

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 child 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 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:

Immunization Clinic for Children:

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, December 7th from 3 – 6 pm is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 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 at 755-4422 for an appointment.

 Family Planning Services: This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on November 8th from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These clinics are necessary for those who need annual/Initial exams or long term contraceptive care.  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinics will be held on November 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills and depo injections.  Please call to schedule an appointment.  For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison, and Onawa.

Lead Screening: 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 FURTHER 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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