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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE  HOURS:

effective April 2017:

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. If the gate happens to be locked during those times, please call 243-3512 and tell them that the gate to the yard waste site is locked and a police officer will be out shortly to unlock the gate.

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

LOST and FOUND:

LOST:  Looking for a missing male black cat with a white patch on his chest that responds to Mr. Kitty. He was last seen on Friday, April 20th near 8th and Birch. Please contact 250-1633 or 250-1505, if you see him! Thank you! 


*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, APRIL 24

IowaWORKS Hiring Teens:  Child Labor Laws & Iowa Wage and Hour will be held on Tuesday, April 24th from 9:00 – 11:00 am in Denison, IA. Complete details on Chamber Website Calendar www.auduboniowa.org 

Cass County Master Gardeners Grant Money Available for Local Garden Projects. Local groups planning beautification, community gardening or education programs will again be eligible for assistance from the Cass County Master Gardeners. The group is offering grant money to be used in the 2018 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. The Cass County Master Gardener Memorial Grants are offered in remembrance of the many  years of service to the community provided by long-time Master Gardener volunteers who have passed. Any Cass County not-for-profit group may apply. Schools, churches, libraries, 4-H clubs, Scouts, or other organizations/individuals working to improving their communities can apply for money to begin or improve gardens or landscaping for community benefit, or to provide education for their members or the public. To ensure the money is helping a wide variety of community organizations, those who were funded by 2017 grants will not be eligible to apply in 2018. Each grant has a maximum value of $300. Applications must include plans for teamwork and sustainability. Consideration for the environment is also an important factor in selection. Applications must be received by Tuesday, April 24 for consideration. They may be submitted by mail or email. Grant recipients will be informed of their selection by May 1. For more information, or with questions, call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132, email keolson@iastate.edu, or stop by the Extension Office at 805 W. 10th St in Atlantic. You may also contact Master Gardener Donna Reimers. Application forms can be picked up at the Extension Office, or printed from the Cass County Extension website- www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

CCMH Auxiliary  Soup and Salad Luncheon will be held on April 25th at the Catholic Parish Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A presentation by author Linda McCann will be held on April 25th at 7 pm at the Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center (401 North Park Place). Linda is writing a book on the German POWs in Audubon & Iowa. Please bring any stories you have about experiences with them when they worked in the Audubon area during WWII and listen to material she has gathered on the subject.

Coffee with the Cardinals a morning birding hike series will be held on April 25th at Prairie Rose State Park.  Each hike will be on a Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Next hikes will be on May 2nd, and Wednesday, May 9th.  Each hike will begin at the park office where participants and can grab a cup of coffee.  Then head out to different areas of the park of a short hike looking for birds.  This is a great time of year for spring migrants.

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Landmands Bank Community Shred Day will be held on Thursday, April 26th from Noon – 2:00 pm at 201 S Division St. in Audubon.

Audubon County Relay For Life Kick Off will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Danish Countryside Vines & Wines.

The Cass County Genealogical Society invites you to learn more about Who’s Who in Atlantic. A presentation about four homes, when they were built and the families who lived there will be given Thursday, April 26th beginning at 1 pm. It will be held at the American Legion Memorial Building, the Armory, at 201 Poplar. The program is celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Atlantic. There is no fee and is open to the public.

The Atlantic Public Library will be closed Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th for staff training days. The library will reopen for the public on Saturday at 9 am.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

The Cass County, Iowa Master Gardeners (CCMG) are offering a $1,000 scholarship, with applications due April 27.  This scholarship is available to students who are graduating seniors or graduates of any of the following Iowa school districts, in which currently reside members of CCMG:  Atlantic, Audubon, AHSTW, Clarinda, CAM, Exira-EHK, Griswold, Harlan, Red Oak or Riverside. The goal of the Master Gardener program is to support horticulture education and community service.  CCMG members provide many hours of volunteer service in their communities.  Accordingly, this scholarship is intended to provide post-secondary funds to individuals who are studying, or intend to pursue a career in, a horticulture-related field.  The scholarship winner will be selected based upon academic success, history of community service, and career goals. Demonstration of interest and experience in horticulture will be very helpful.  The application form is available through the high school guidance departments, or on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/.  Applications should be submitted to the Cass County Extension Office, 805 W 10th St, Atlantic, Iowa 50022, or emailed to keolson@iastate.edu.

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for the Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE April 27th 2018 at 4PM. Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/ . Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 2 Species of Native grass, and 9 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at our offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 24th 8 AM-6 PM OR Friday May 25th 8AM-4:30PM.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

The Atlantic Public Library will be closed Friday, April 27th for staff training days. The library will reopen for the public on Saturday at 9 am.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Griswold United Methodist Women invite you to a breakfast at 9:30 am on April 28th at the church. “Remembering Grandma”. Bring a friend!

Atlantic Royal Neighbors Chapter #1373 and Atlantic Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a clean-up at Schildberg’s Recreation Area in observance of Labor Day. They will be cleaning up the ditches, campground, and Dog Park on Saturday, April 28th. They’ve invited the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Builders Club, and anyone that has used the recreation area to help us keep it clean. They will start in the west parking lot at 11 am and serve lunch at noon for all the helpers. Plastic trash bags are provided. It will be canceled if raining or snowing.

Adair County 4-H and FFA Lamb and Meat Goat Weigh-in Set for Saturday, April 28th. All Adair County 4-H and FFA market lamb and market goat exhibitors must weigh and tag their animals at a countywide weigh-in event on Saturday, April 28th, from 8:30–10:30am,  at the Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. Official ear tags are $1.50 each and must be purchased at weigh-in. For further information, contact Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412.

The Annual Spring Health Fling will take place at Complementary Care Health & Wellness, 201 Linn Street in Atlantic on April 28th from 10-4. During this day of learning and fun to help you feel better, education sessions include digestion, the importance of water, great supplements for chronic disease, all about hemp, how a health coach can help you heal, and tapping away stress! Plus door prizes, fabulous organic foods, product specials and mini spa treatments! Admission is free to this come-and-go day. There is a tiny fee for the spa sessions.

Treynor City Wide Garage Sales will be held on April 28th. Maps will be placed at Casey’s and Post Office marking garage sale locations.

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts will be out on Saturday morning, April 28th, from 10:00 to Noon in Atlantic Scouting for Food, collecting non-perishable food items for the Atlantic Food Pantry.  If you’re accidentally missed and would like to make a donation, please contact Melissa Ihnen at 254-2689. This event was postponed from April 14th.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

Community STEM Festival will be held on April 30th from 5-7 pm at the Griswold High School. The purpose of the festival is to bring the world of education and work closer together to show children career paths they may have never seen or considered in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. It will expose the children and adults to over 40 careers and opportunities in STEM-related fields through hands-on activities, exhibits, and demonstrations. The Optimists will be grilling hot dogs for all who attend and the Schwan’s truck will have ice cream for all children. This is a join effort between the Griswold Community School District, the Griswold Public Library, the Southwest Iowa STEM Region and local businesses, manufacturers, organizations and educators.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

Coffee with the Cardinals a morning birding hike series will be held on May 2nd at Prairie Rose State Park.  Each hike will be on a Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Next hikes will be on Wednesday, May 9th.  Each hike will begin at the park office where participants and can grab a cup of coffee.  Then head out to different areas of the park of a short hike looking for birds.  This is a great time of year for spring migrants.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

Atlantic BPW Spring City Wide Garage Sale will be held on May 4th from 2-7 pm and May 5th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 1st. Contact Becky Bonney: 712-254-0838 or bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen at 712-243-3306, at Something For You – 501 Chestnut St. from 9 am – 5 pm or call 712-243-4517. Map locations will be available starting May 3rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Fareway, Atlantic BP, all Atlantic Casey locations, and at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday & Friday only. Printable copy from atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events and printed in the Atlantic News Telegraph on Thursday or Friday.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

Audubon-Exira-Brayton Community Garage Sale will be held on  Saturday, May 5th from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Watch for Early Bird Sales Friday Evening! (Maps available, May 3rd)

Atlantic BPW Spring City Wide Garage Sale continues on May 5th from 8 am – 1 pm. Last day to register is May 1st. Contact Becky Bonney: 712-254-0838 or bonney@mchsi.com; Marlene Jensen at 712-243-3306, at Something For You – 501 Chestnut St. from 9 am – 5 pm or call 712-243-4517. Map locations will be available starting May 3rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Fareway, Atlantic BP, all Atlantic Casey locations, and at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday & Friday only. Printable copy from atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events and printed in the Atlantic News Telegraph on Thursday or Friday.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Coffee with the Cardinals a morning birding hike series will be held on May 9th at Prairie Rose State Park at 7:30 am. The hike will begin at the park office where participants and can grab a cup of coffee.  Then head out to different areas of the park of a short hike looking for birds.  This is a great time of year for spring migrants.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16th

Wind Bags Motorcycle Team Relay for Life Fun Run will be held Saturday, June 16th beginning at 12:00pm. Meet at the Atlantic City Park to begin the ride which will be approximately 155 miles. $25 per bike/vehicle. This will be a rain or shine event. Stops will include The Back Forty in Macedonia where they will eat a prepared meal for $7 a plate, Main Street Bar and Grill in Massena, and Short’s Place in Menlo, and back to Atlantic. A raffle will also be held.

EXTRAS ….

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House.  They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves.  Playing starts at 1 pm.

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for donations of money and/or grocery items. The funds and shelves are running low. The Atlantic Food Pantry was started in March, 1982, by the Ministerial Association and Church Women United. It has relied solely on cash and food items donated from the community. In the beginning, the Pantry helped 170 individuals/families per year. The Pantry now serves an average of 15-25 individuals/families per week with a limitation of one visit per month for senior citizens and one visit every other month for all others unless they have an emergency and a referral from someone who is aware of their problem. Since it began, the Pantry has rarely requested monetary donations due to the lack of funds, but at the current rate, the Pantry cash account will be extremely low by the end of summer. Grocery items they could use are cereal, canned meat and other canned food items, toilet tissue and soap. If you have any questions, you may contact treasurer, Florence Burrows at 243-1363 or Ken Burkhart at 243-1820. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

The American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory is open Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 pm for tours. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Visitors can see the Military Museum, Military Library and recently added photos of Atlantic’s past history.

Roland Funeral Service is running Randy Alcorn’s “HAPPINESS” VIDEO SERIES for anyone interested in gatherings Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at 1011 E 10th St. In Atlantic. Call Amy Roland at 254-1266.

Love Steps Up – Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group. Held every other month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 7 at 7 pm. Upcoming dates: July 6th, Sept 7th, Nov 2nd. Call 250-8862 with questions.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to all nursing or expecting mothers. Held on the third Thursday of every month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 6 at 7 pm. Call 250-8862 with questions.

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.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share 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 are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June  7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 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.

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.

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:

The Shelby County Public Health Department has the following available services at their office location, 2712 12th Street, in Harlan:

Immunization Clinic for Children: :  Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2018. Wednesday, June 6th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade this fall are required to have immunization updates. Please plan ahead to get immunizations completed before school starts.

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, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services: This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on May 1st from 2:30-5:00 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 May 17th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. and May 31st, 3:00-4:30. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing 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: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the 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.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum uses the Parents as Teachers model, which helps parents, prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper installation of car seats for children is also available. Major funding for this program is provided by Harrison/Monona/Shelby Early Childhood Iowa.

Tobacco Cessation:   Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869) for information on quitting smoking or visit them online @ www.QUITLINEIOWA.org where you can learn more about Quitline Iowa services. Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or patches) for persons receiving Medicaid or Medicare insurance. Call 1-800-784-8869 or go online to get started with the tobacco-cessation coaching staff.

Blood Pressure Screening:  Public Health offers free blood pressure screenings.  Appointments preferred but will walk-ins are welcome. Please call 712-755-4422 for an appointment.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maternal Health Support Group: Pregnant women are welcome to join the Mothers and Babies Support Group. The goal of the group is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Assistance with transportation and child care is available if needed. Group members also receive incentive items to prepare for the baby’s delivery. If interested, call Cara Cacy at 712.755.4406 for more information.

Care For Yourself & Check the Girls: These programs provide free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women.  Regular screening is the best way to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest stages.  Contact Dawn Klein for more information 712-755-4312.

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group:  This informal group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse of significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for May 3rd, 17th & 31st and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Dawn Klein for more information at 712-755-4312.

For further information about any of these programs or other public health services, contact Lori Hoch, Director of Public Health, Myrtue Medical Center, at 712-755-4423.

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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