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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: Young male grey cat with tiger stripe tail. Wearing a blue collar. Lost from 404 W 7th Street in Atlantic and suspected to be close to that area. If found call Natalie at 712-243-6577. (2/24)

*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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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.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday evening during Lent. On March 24 & 31, and April 7th. Menu includes: Alaskan pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk, and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $9 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under, or $25 for a family. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to our local HS graduates. Scholarships applications are available are online at atlanticiaschools.org.

St. Patrick’s Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent – March 24th, 31st and April 7th. Serving is from 5-7:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adult (all you can eat) and kids 10 and under are $4.

St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent from 5:30 -7:00 pm at St. Michael’s Rosman Parish Center in Harlan. All you can eat fish tacos, baked or fried fish, slaw, fries or baked potato, macaroni & cheese and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-10, and kids under 5 are free, or $30 for a family. Carry-outs are available. Desserts provided by Ladies Guild. The public is invited!

Southwest Iowa Beekeepers Meeting will be held on March 24th at 7 pm at Weitzel’s Restaurant & Bar, 1904 E 7th Street. Dutch treat meal to include choice of chicken, fish or steak. Program will be: Early Spring Management, Package Delivery Information, Business items for the group. RSVP and information: Donna or Mike (712) 778-4256 or mbrahms@netins.net

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over  in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments are available in Atlantic for March 24, and 25 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The screenings will be held in CCHS Conference Room 2. You can also make an appointment for the low-cost blood screenings Anita on March 27, Griswold on March 28, and Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

The 32nd Annual Audubon County Pheasants Forever Banquet will be held on March 25th at the Agri-Hall in Audubon. Social hour and prime rib/pork loin dinner from 5-7 and raffles & auction starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available from Pheasant Forever members. Cost is $50 for single or $65 for couple. Purchase your membership by March 15th and receive $50 in raffle tickets, free! See any board member for raffle tickets on a chance of a 12 gauge Browning Silver Hunter semi-automatic shotgun or $1,000 cash. Need not be present to win! Any questions contact Pat Petersen at 712-549-2311.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s 4th Annual Exit 113 Dance will be held on March 25th at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Dance and listen to the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, blues, swing and other great music. Proceeds go toward local BPW scholarships and community projects. Food will be available starting at 6 pm – sloppy joes, hot dogs, potato salad and chips. Dance is from 7 – 11 pm. Cost is $12 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Door prizes will be given away at 9 pm to advance ticket sales only, must be present to win. Tickets are available at Choice Printing (414 Walnut St.) or by calling Debbie at 712-249-1480.

The Griswold Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring Bingo at the Legion Hall located at 515 Main St. in Griswold, on March 25th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be available at no cost. All proceeds will be used for local Veteran Charities and community activities.

Avoca’s Spring Vendor/Craft Fair will be held on March 25th from 9 am – 2 pm at the American Legion Hall (112 N. Elm St.). Food will be available along with a wide selection of vendors and crafters!

Home, Garden & Living Show will be held on March 25th from 10:30 – 5:00 pm at Vet’s Auditorium in Harlan. Free admission and prizes! For vendor space email mike@harlanonline.com or 712-755-3111.

 Griswold Alumni Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments will be held on March 24th and 25th. Basketball will start Friday at 6:30 pm and continue Saturday afternoon.
Saturday start time will vary based on how many volleyball teams there are. The volleyball tournament is on Saturday starting at 8:30 am. Tournaments are open to any person with a tie to the Griswold community, whether it be that you live in Griswold, have children in the school system or have a spouse that graduated from GHS. Cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will be donated to the Griswold Sports Boosters. Feel free to leave a message on Facebook to pre-register – Griswold Alumni Tournament, it sure makes start-up on that weekend go much smoother and give your graduation year when you pre-register.

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments are available in Atlantic for March 25 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The screenings will be held in CCHS Conference Room 2. You can also make an appointment for the low-cost blood screenings Anita on March 27, Griswold on March 28, and Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

St. John’s UCC Youth Group will be sponsoring a Soup Supper on March 26th from 5 to 7 pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ located 1 mile south of Lyman. They will be serving chili, vegetable beef, and potato soup, along with bread, desserts, and a drink for a free will offering.

Applications are being taken for the Richard Hellman Vocational, Industrial Technology, or Trade School Scholarship. Dick Hellman was the long-time owner and operator of the Hellman Machine Shop in Atlantic. The scholarship is available to those who have 1. been accepted for enrollment at a junior college, area college, or trade school. 2. graduated from Atlantic Community Schools, OR are residents of Atlantic and have achieved a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, materials or required supplies. There is no age limitation on the applications, however a preference will be given to those who have met the above requirements in the past 24 months. Application can be made online through the Atlantic Community School District’s website or may be picked up at the Atlantic High School Guidance office. All applications must be received by April 15, 2017.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Fontanelle Public Library Annual Soup Luncheon will be held on March 27th serving from 11 am until 1 pm. At the Fontanelle Community Center. They’ll be serving Chili soup, Potato soup, and Avondales Best Vegetable soup for a Free will donation. Funds from the 2017 fundraiser will be used for the summer reading programs and purchase of new books.

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments for the Anita is on March 27, Griswold on March 28, and Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Celebrate the coming of Spring at the Atlantic Public Library. Grades K-3rd will enjoy a craft, stories and more on March 28th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. You MUST sign up!

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments for the  Griswold on March 28, and Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Audubon Community School Kindergarten Round-up will be held on March 29th at 9:00 am at the Audubon Elementary School Building.

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Appointments for Massena on March 29. Appointments can be made by calling 712-250-8091. The cost for the blood profile is $35, and it includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. With the $35 blood profile, you can also add these screenings for an additional fee: A1c: $12, PSA: $20, Vitamin D: $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

Audubon County Relay For Life Kick Off will be held on March 30th from 6-9 pm at Danish Countryside Vines & Wines. Live music performed by Loren Christensen, wine and food available for sale. All tips will go to the 2017 Audubon County Relay for Life event. Register your team, invite a new team to come and learn more about Relay! Relay For Life of Audubon County will be held on June 16th from 4:30-8 pm at John James Audubon City Park. For more information contact Anna Elmquist – 712-773-4201 or Kelley Christensen – 712-563-2644. Register your team at www.relayforlife.org/auduboncountyia and like them on Facebook – Relay for Life – Audubon County.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday evening during Lent. On March 31, and April 7th. Menu includes: Alaskan pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk, and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $9 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under, or $25 for a family. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to our local HS graduates. Scholarships applications are available are online at atlanticiaschools.org.

St. Patrick’s Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent – March 31st and April 7th. Serving is from 5-7:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adult (all you can eat) and kids 10 and under are $4.

St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent from 5:30 -7:00 pm at St. Michael’s Rosman Parish Center in Harlan. All you can eat fish tacos, baked or fried fish, slaw, fries or baked potato, macaroni & cheese and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-10, and kids under 5 are free, or $30 for a family. Carry-outs are available. Desserts provided by Ladies Guild. The public is invited!

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

“Little Italia” Fundraiser for Peace Haven in Walnut will be held on April 1st from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Enjoy a bottomless bowl of spaghetti with your choice of red or white sauce, salad, and homemade bars. Also, featuring those famous Olive Garden breadsticks and signature dressing! Wine tasting with Iowa Wines & More of Harlan, music, and mingling. This is a free-will donation event. All proceeds go toward updating our heating/cooling system. Peace Haven is located at 900 Antique City Drive in Walnut.

Audubon County Hospital Foundation’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party & Fundraiser will be held on April 1st at the Audubon Golf & Country Club. Cocktail hour is at 6 pm, dinner at 7. Tickets are $50 per person and includes dinner. Wine Pull for $20 – purchase a cork and take home a bottle of wine. Suspects for the Murder Mystery include: Joni Madsen as Sandy Trapini, Bill Fankeell as Macon Green, Amy Madsen as Carrie Bagshot, Brad Slater as Toten Klubs, Dan Madsen as Nemo Brandt and Sara Slater as Birdie Bigelow. Proceeds from the event will go towrad the purchase of new medical equipment at ACMH.

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

A Soup Luncheon will be held on April 2nd from 11 am – 1 pm at Nathaniel Hamlin Park, 1 mile south of Audubon on Highway 71. They’ll be serving chili, chicken noodle & salmon soup along with sandwiches, bars and drinks. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for kids 10 and under. This is sponsored by Audubon County Historical Society.

Applications are being taken for the Richard Hellman Vocational, Industrial Technology, or Trade School Scholarship. Dick Hellman was the long-time owner and operator of the Hellman Machine Shop in Atlantic. The scholarship is available to those who have 1. been accepted for enrollment at a junior college, area college, or trade school. 2. graduated from Atlantic Community Schools, OR are residents of Atlantic and have achieved a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, materials or required supplies. There is no age limitation on the applications, however a preference will be given to those who have met the above requirements in the past 24 months. Application can be made online through the Atlantic Community School District’s website or may be picked up at the Atlantic High School Guidance office. All applications must be received by April 15, 2017.

Lewis Community Improvement Committee Spring Luncheon will be held on April 2nd at the Lewis Community Center from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. They will be serving egg salad, ham salad and chicken salad sandwiches on croissants along with assorted salads and desserts with coffee or tea for a free will donation. This is a fundraiser for replacing the planter across from the Lewis Elementary School.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Walking School Buses and Afterschool Programs will kick off on Wednesday, April 5th for youth in Red Oak. The Walking School Bus program is available to youth enrolled in 4th – 8th grades. This program is coordinated and organized Live Well Montgomery County in partnership with SWCC, ISU Extension and Outreach, Red Oak Library and Questers-Calendar Girls 1254 with the goal to educate and encourage youth to move. A walking school bus is a group of children walking from school with adult volunteers to an afterschool program. Walking School Buses are fun for youth of all ages and provide the exercise they need to develop healthy habits and engage in afterschool enrichment. Walking School Buses will start at both Washington Intermediate School and the Red Oak Middle School. Youth will be walked to an afterschool program of their choice for duration of the 6-week program on Wednesday early outs from April 5th through May 10th. Three afterschool programs include Literacy at the Red Oak Library (hosted by Red Oak Library and Questers-Calendar Girls 1254), Wellness at the YMCA (hosted by MCMH and the YMCA) and Career Exploration at the Gold Fair Building (hosted by SWCC and ISU Extension and Outreach). The program is free for participants. Afterschool programs will be capped at twenty participants per program. Activities will be cancelled if inclement weather occurs. Volunteers will meet the students’ afterschool at 1:00 PM and walk students to the afterschool program. Parents are required to pick up youth at the afterschool program location no later than 3:15 PM. Registration forms have been sent home through the school with youth in 4-8th grades. Registration forms are due to the school secretary no later than March 15 at 1:00 PM. Registration forms are also available at the Montgomery County Extension office at 400 Bridge Street, Ste. 2 in Red Oak, Iowa and online at www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery. For questions, please contact Ashley Peterson at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital at 712-623-6462, Kattie Lewis at SWCC at 712-623-2541 or Chelsea Cousins at ISU Extension and Outreach at 712-623-2592.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Knights of Columbus Baked & Fried Fish Supper will be served from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic every Friday evening during Lent. On April 7th. Menu includes: Alaskan pollack, baby red potatoes, home made coleslaw, green beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea, milk, and orange drink. Desserts are available for a free will offering to support Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Youth Group activities. Cost for the supper is $9 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under, or $25 for a family. All proceeds go to support the Knights of Columbus scholarships to be awarded to our local HS graduates. Scholarships applications are available are online at atlanticiaschools.org.

St. Patrick’s Lenten Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent –  April 7th. Serving is from 5-7:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Cost is $8 for adult (all you can eat) and kids 10 and under are $4.

St. Michael’s Knights of Columbus Annual Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent from 5:30 -7:00 pm at St. Michael’s Rosman Parish Center in Harlan. All you can eat fish tacos, baked or fried fish, slaw, fries or baked potato, macaroni & cheese and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-10, and kids under 5 are free, or $30 for a family. Carry-outs are available. Desserts provided by Ladies Guild. The public is invited!

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

April 12th the Nishna Valley ECI will be hosting and Lunch and Learn with the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce in Atlantic, Iowa discussing Hiring Teens: Child Labor Law and Iowa Wage and Hour.

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.

Applications are being taken for the Richard Hellman Vocational, Industrial Technology, or Trade School Scholarship. Dick Hellman was the long-time owner and operator of the Hellman Machine Shop in Atlantic. The scholarship is available to those who have 1. been accepted for enrollment at a junior college, area college, or trade school. 2. graduated from Atlantic Community Schools, OR are residents of Atlantic and have achieved a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, materials or required supplies. There is no age limitation on the applications, however a preference will be given to those who have met the above requirements in the past 24 months. Application can be made online through the Atlantic Community School District’s website or may be picked up at the Atlantic High School Guidance office. All applications must be received by April 15, 2017.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

 UnityPoint at Home will be hosting an event to facilitate conversations regarding Advance Care Planning on April 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The event is open to the public, free of charge, and a light meal will be provided. Bring a spouse, parent, friend, or other loved one! Prepare to laugh, contemplate, and maybe even cry. In the event of a medical emergency, what measures do you want medical professionals to take on your behalf, and who do you want to make decisions for you if you are unable to direct your care yourself? Have you documented your wishes, to protect yourself and those you love, in the event of a future medical emergency? Advanced care planning is something that must be done before an emergency arises, and because it can be a difficult topic it is often left undone.  RSVP to Lydia or Jessica at 243-8006 by 4/21 to reserve your spot.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 5th from 2-7 pm and May 6th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 2nd. Register at Something For You (501 Chestnut St,. Atlantic) or contact: Becky Bonney – 712-254-0838, bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen – 712-243-3306 or Cindy Koll – 712-243-4157. Map locations available starting May 4th at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY) and the chamber website.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Spring City Wide Garage Sales will be held on May 6th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 2nd. Register at Something For You (501 Chestnut St,. Atlantic) or contact: Becky Bonney – 712-254-0838, bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen – 712-243-3306 or Cindy Koll – 712-243-4157. Map locations available starting May 4th at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway, all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY) and the chamber website.

EXTRAS ….

There are three scholarships available through the Atlantic Business and Professional Women of Iowa this year.
1.   A $500 Collen Scholarship which is available to any female resident of Cass, Shelby, or Audubon County Iowa, who is pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Systems Management, Chemistry, or Engineering.  The student may attend school full or part time and may be of any age.  Applications must be submitted by April 1.

2.   Two $1000.00 scholarship to a non-traditional (not a recent high school graduate) male or female student who is a United States citizen, has been out of the work force and wants or needs to go back to work but needs additional education, has completed high school five or more years ago and wanting to start or resume their college education and demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals for one or more of the following:  (1)  To gain additional education to enhance their career or re-enter the work force; (2) To continue education that was interrupted for family or other reasons.

3.   A $1000  Bev Mendenhall Nursing Scholarship honoring the memory of a long-time active member.  Applicant must be a resident of Cass County, Iowa and a non-traditional student who (1) Is a United States citizen; (2) Has been out of the workforce and wants/needs to go back to work but needs additional education; (3) Completed high school five or more years ago and now wants to start or resume their college education; (4) Demonstrates financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills and career goals.

For the above-mentioned scholarships, you may contact Jolene Roecker at 712-249-7700 for an application or email jolene.roecker@greatwesternbank.com . Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

Applications are being taken for the Richard Hellman Vocational, Industrial Technology, or Trade School Scholarship. Dick Hellman was the long-time owner and operator of the Hellman Machine Shop in Atlantic. The scholarship is available to those who have 1. been accepted for enrollment at a junior college, area college, or trade school. 2. graduated from Atlantic Community Schools, OR are residents of Atlantic and have achieved a high school diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, materials or required supplies. There is no age limitation on the applications, however a preference will be given to those who have met the above requirements in the past 24 months. Application can be made online through the Atlantic Community School District’s website or may be picked up at the Atlantic High School Guidance office. All applications must be received by April 15, 2017.

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 2017. Wednesday, February 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from noon – 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 are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, April 5th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended to save time but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Make appointments by calling 755-4422 or at www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Please call Dawn Klein if you have questions or need to make an appointment for a different day or time. The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center offers immunizations to infants and children through age 18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of these immunizations or children of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program.   An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule an appointment there. Immunizations offered are: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).  We now offer Meningitis B vaccine for adolescents who are 16-18 years of age. This vaccine protects older teens from invasive Neisseria meninigitidis serogroup B, which is a particularly virulent bacteria that causes meningitis. The vaccine is completed following a series of two vaccines at least one month apart. High school seniors who have not yet received this vaccine are highly encouraged to become vaccinated before college.

Family Planning Services: This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on February 7th from 10:00a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Provider clinics are necessary for those who need annual/Initial exams or long term contraceptive care. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on February 22nd, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 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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