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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

effective April 2017:

The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area 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:

FOUND: In City of Exira – black lab/pitbull mix, male with a black & white walking rope. Found by the Exira Christian Church. Call the City Clerk’s office – 268-2187. (10/1)

*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:

U.S. 71 south of Atlantic closed for a bridge replacement over the Lone Tree Creek until October 1st. 0.1 miles south of Cass County Road G-35 and 3.1 miles south of Atlantic. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 92, Iowa 148, and Iowa 83. This traffic will be routed through Anita’s Main Street. Please use caution when backing out or crossing the street.

Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center is no longer be accepting glass as recyclable material. As a result, the green recycling containers located throughout Cass County, will cease to have compartments dedicated to glass recycling. All residents will need to place their glass containers in with their regular garbage. Any with questions to call the landfill at 243-1991.

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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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

The documentary film ‘The Danish Solution,’ which is narrated by Garrison Keillor, will be shown at the Museum of Danish America on October 17th at 6:30 pm with refreshments following. Filmmaker Karen Cantor will be in attendance. Free-will donation accepted. Synopsis: During World War II, Danish citizens unite to protect their Jewish neighbors when Hitler threatens to bring his Final Solution to Denmark.

Cass County Health System is hosting special walk-in clinics for people to receive their annual flu vaccination. The clinics will be on: Griswold Medical Center: Wednesday, October 17 from 5-7 pm; Anita Medical Center: Tuesday, October 23 from 5-7 pm; Massena Medical Center: Wednesday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. In addition to the flu clinics, anyone can receive their flu vaccine during the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Room’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 4 pm. They are also open on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 am. There are four strains, or types, of the flu that typically hit the Midwest during flu season: two types of Influenza A and two types of Influenza B. Atlantic Medical Center will have the Quadrivalent vaccine which protects against all four strains, to provide the greatest protection. They will also be offering the High Dose flu vaccine for people 65 years of age and older. The seasonal flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, chills, body aches, and extreme weakness. For more information, please contact the Immunization Room at 712-250-8122.

Wiota United Methodist Church Chicken & Biscuit Supper will be held on Wednesday, October 17th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Includes salads, homemade pies and desserts for a free will donation. Carry outs start at 4:00 pm. Chair lift accessible.

Atlantic Public Library – Digital Discovery Class at 2:30 pm (all ages)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Atlantic Public Library – Movie Day at 3:30 pm (all ages); Books & Brew Book Club at 7 pm at Weitzel’s.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic (10011 E. 13th St., across from high school) Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on October 18th from 8 am – 5 pm in the Fellowship area. Plants, collectibles, furniture, household items, books, toys, seasonal decor and much more. Please use the main entrance on the east side.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

The AHSTW FFA will be hosting a farmer appreciation feed Friday, October 19th at Scoular elevator in Hancock. They will be serving sack lunches from 11:30-2:00. Lunches will contain pulled pork sandwich, chips, dessert, and a bottle of water. Lunches are free of charge. Come enjoy as a token of appreciation for the many hours you put in to feed our world. Contact Jennifer Sellner at AHSTW for more information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule for October 20th & 21st: Harvest Festival – Fun and festivities – taking a hayride, tour, pick pumpkins in the patch, discover the different kinds of produce available and so much more. Learn about the growing seasons at the orchard. Apple House hours: Monday-Thursday: 10-5; Friday: 10-6; Saturday: 10-6; Sunday: 1-5. Saturday programs start at 2 pm, activities from 1-4.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Cass County Choral Society will present a Christmas Cantata on Friday, December 21st at 7 pm at the Atlantic High School auditorium. The Cass County Choral Society, a group of seasoned volunteers from the area, is preparing to present a Christmas cantata, “Sing Joy to All the World! A Christmas Celebration,” by Lloyd Larson. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are accepted to support the future work of the Society. If anyone is interested in participating in the cantata, rehearsals will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage House’s lower-level lounge on the following dates: October 21 and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2, 9, and 16. Please contact Ray McCalla if you are interested: (712) 250-1607; raymccalla@outlook.com.

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 21st at the church in Atlantic (105 W. 5th St.). Dinner is served 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, doors open at 9:00 am. Menu includes: Beef Roast, Real Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Glazed Carrots, Dinner Rolls and homemade Salads, Pies & Desserts. Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 for Children age 6-11 and Children age 5 & under are Free. There is also a Bake Sale, Sewing Circle Sales, Quilt Chances, General Store.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule for October 21st: Harvest Festival – Fun and festivities – taking a hayride, tour, pick pumpkins in the patch, discover the different kinds of produce available and so much more. Learn about the growing seasons at the orchard. Apple House hours: Monday-Thursday: 10-5; Friday: 10-6; Saturday: 10-6; Sunday: 1-5.

2nd Annual Southwest Iowa Car Cruise will be held on October 21st. Cruise will start on Main Street in Corning, leaving at 9 am. They will be driving through the Fall foliage of The Loess Hills. Cruise will total 269 miles. Lunch stop will be at Norma Jeans restaurant in Panama. Only the cruisers will be dining at Norma Jeans. They will be parking on the Square in Harlan & Main Street in Woodbine for the public to view the rides. Members from The Car Clubs of Classy Chassis, Pieces & Dreams, and Southwest Cruisers will be cruising. Any unit with tires and licensed for the street are welcome. Cruisers may join in at any time along the route. For more information call Dave: 712-789-0155 or dgammell@netins.net

Meet Abigail this Sunday, October 21, 2 pm at the American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory located at 201 Poplar Street  in Atlantic. Steve Livengood will tell how he created Abigail, a one-half scale canon. It is a muzzle loading weapon and is a copy of the real thing. Steve shoots it at special events. The Military Museum and Library and Atlantic History Center will be open for viewing. There is no fee. The event is sponsored by Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise, ARISE. More information is available on the web. Search for Arise Atlantic.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Cass County Health System is hosting special walk-in clinics for people to receive their annual flu vaccination. The clinics will be on: Anita Medical Center: Tuesday, October 23 from 5-7 pm; Massena Medical Center: Wednesday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. On Wednesday, October 10th, Atlantic Medical Center will host the “Ayzlee’s Family Flu Clinic” from 5 to 7 pm, which includes additional flu information and children’s activities. In addition to the flu clinics, anyone can receive their flu vaccine during the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Room’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 4 pm. They are also open on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 am. There are four strains, or types, of the flu that typically hit the Midwest during flu season: two types of Influenza A and two types of Influenza B. Atlantic Medical Center will have the Quadrivalent vaccine which protects against all four strains, to provide the greatest protection. They will also be offering the High Dose flu vaccine for people 65 years of age and older. The seasonal flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, chills, body aches, and extreme weakness. For more information, please contact the Immunization Room at 712-250-8122.

Exira Public Library host’s author, lecturer, filmmaker and owner of Iowa’s Haunted Malvern Manor – Josh Heard on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 pm at the Exira Public Meeting Room. Join them as he tells about the history and claims of activity at the Manor. Watch the video evidence if you are brave enough! The Malvern Manor appeared on TLC’s “Paranormal Lockdown”.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Faith Lutheran Church in Griswold Fall Supper & Bazaar will be held on Wednesday, October 24th from 5-7 pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 4-12 and kids 3 and under are free. They will be serving creamed chicken & biscuits, ham balls, mashed potatoes & vegetables, salads & pies. Take outs available.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Atlantic Public Library – adult and teen coloring on October 11th & 25th at 10 am.

Audubon Public Library – “In the Shadow of the Raven” Edgar Allen Poe as portrayed by actor, Duffy Hudson will be held on October 25th at 7 pm at the Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center (401 North Park). Poe’s life, and The Raven, Annabel Lee, and The Tell-Tale Heart.

Nishna Valley Shrine & Auxiliary Chicken Noodle Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Catholic Parish Center (105 W. 5th St., Atlantic). Chicken & Noodles, potatoes, cole slaw, vegetables, rolls, pie and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 4-10 and kids 4 and under are free. Carry-outs available, call: 249-6961 or 249-3248. They will have home-made dry noodles, cooked chicken and noodles and mincemeat in pints and quarts for sale. Proceeds go to Shrine Hospitals for children.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Pheasant Hunter’s Breakfast by the Firehouse Flames will be held on Saturday, October 27th 6:00 – 10:00 am at the Fire Hall in Audubon (311 Market St.). They will be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, cinnamon rolls, OJ, hot chocolate and coffee. Everyone welcome! You don’t have to be a hunter to come!

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

Atlantic BPW Fall Craft Show is October 27th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic.

Audubon Public Library – Ghost Hunt with Deb Gaul Rush, psychic on Sunday, October 27th at the Nathaniel Hamlin House Museum in Audubon (1 mile south of Audubon on Hwy 71). 1st session 6:30-9:30 pm and 2nd session 10 pm – 1 am. $25 per person, reserved space and paid in advance. This is sponsored by the Audubon Public Library.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule for October 27th & 28th: Pumpkin Festival – Halloween costume parade hayride around the orchard at 2 pm, pick your favorite pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard. Enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Apple House hours: Monday-Thursday: 10-5; Friday: 10-6; Saturday: 10-6; Sunday: 1-5. Saturday programs start at 2 pm, activities from 1-4.

Atlantic BPW Fall Craft Show will be held on October 27th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Concession stand open. Proceeds go toward community projects & scholarships. For more information call or text: Becky Bonny: 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey: 250-0801.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule for October 28th: Pumpkin Festival – Halloween costume parade hayride around the orchard at 2 pm, pick your favorite pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard. Enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Apple House hours: Monday-Thursday: 10-5; Friday: 10-6; Saturday: 10-6; Sunday: 1-5.

Scholarship Fundraiser for Order of Eastern Star will be held on October 28th at the Exira Lions Club Building from 11 am – 1 pm. They will be serving a ham ball dinner with all the trimmings. Ham balls, baked potato, green beans, salad and pie. Cost is $10 for  adults, $5 for kids age 5-12 and kids 5 and under free.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Cass County Health System is hosting special walk-in clinics for people to receive their annual flu vaccination. The clinics will be on: Anita Medical Center:  Wednesday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. On Wednesday, October 10th, Atlantic Medical Center will host the “Ayzlee’s Family Flu Clinic” from 5 to 7 pm, which includes additional flu information and children’s activities. In addition to the flu clinics, anyone can receive their flu vaccine during the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Room’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8 to 4 pm. They are also open on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 am. There are four strains, or types, of the flu that typically hit the Midwest during flu season: two types of Influenza A and two types of Influenza B. Atlantic Medical Center will have the Quadrivalent vaccine which protects against all four strains, to provide the greatest protection. They will also be offering the High Dose flu vaccine for people 65 years of age and older. The seasonal flu (influenza) is a serious disease caused by the influenza virus. Some common symptoms of the flu are fever, cough, chills, body aches, and extreme weakness. For more information, please contact the Immunization Room at 712-250-8122.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on October 30th at the Atlantic High School Gym from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. Please contact Alyssa Ginther – NHS President or call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “AtlanticHS” to schedule an appointment. As a thank you for coming to give this October, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants.

Trick or Treat Night for Audubon is Tuesday, October 30th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Trick or Treat Night for Cumberland is Wednesday, October 31st from 5-7 pm.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Fontanelle United Methodist Church in Fontanelle Fall Supper and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 5-7 pm. Menu includes: Minute Steaks, Mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed peas, green beans, homemade rolls, variety of delicious salads, and desserts including pie for a free will offering. Auction of homemade items following.

Cumberland’s 5th Annual Halloween Party is November 3rd from 11 am – 1 pm at the Cumberland Community Building. There will be hot dogs, cookies, candy, drinks, games, goodies, and friends. This event is open to people of all ages. Free to all the little ghouls, ghosts, vampires and goblins! Free will donations accepted. Trick or Treating is October 31st from 5-7 pm.

Marne Mason’s Harvest Breakfast is Saturday, November 3rd at the Marne Fire Station from 8 am – noon. Pancakes, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns with juices, milk and coffee. Featuring famous home-made Mississippi biscuits and home-made jams. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Peace United Church of Christ’s Annual Church Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 4th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut (404 North St.). Cost is  $10 for adult; $5 age 6-10; Age 5 & under free. Carry Outs $12, 712-784-3546. They’ll be serving: Pork loin, stuffing, potatoes, corn, green beans, salads, rolls, and pie.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena Harvest Dinner is Sunday, November 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. They will be serving: Ham Balls, Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Roll & Dessert for a free will donation.

Griswold United Methodist Church in Griswold (100 Cass St.) Fall Dinner is Sunday, November 4th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Menu includes: ham balls, roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans, rolls, assorted salads and pies. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for kids 5-10 and kids under 5 are free. Carry outs available, call the church – 778-4178 anytime the week of October 29th or on Sunday morning, November 4th.

Exira Public Library – Our Neighbors, The Amish. Presented by Don & Deanne Kramer of Dyersville, IA will be held on November 4th at 1 pm at the Exira Public Library Meeting Room. Come learn about the beliefs and lifestyles of a community of people whose religious practices are often mystifying and whose way of life is much different than our own. Topics include: Amish population, Amish beliefs, The Ordnung, language, Rumspringa, “Believers Baptism”, marriage, homes, children, schools, social gatherings, occupations, church, clothing, health & healing, funerals & burials. All ages are welcome. Amish refreshments provided!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

St. Patrick’s Catholic Women will be holding their second annual Feather Party (Turkey Bingo), November 11th.

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fall Dinner and Bake Sale Sunday, November 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring Staley’s Chicken and mashed potatoes and serving home grown sweet corn, homemade salads, pies and desserts.  St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 109 N. Maple St., Avoca, IA.  Adults $10.00 and Children ages 10 and under $5.00.  Carry- Out available.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Minden United Church of Christ Dinner will be held on November 18th from 11 am – 1 pm at the church. Auction at 12:30 pm. To go orders call: 712-483-2903 or 712-483-2109.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

Cass County Choral Society will present a Christmas Cantata on Friday, December 21st at 7 pm at the Atlantic High School auditorium. The Cass County Choral Society, a group of seasoned volunteers from the area, is preparing to present a Christmas cantata, “Sing Joy to All the World! A Christmas Celebration,” by Lloyd Larson. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are accepted to support the future work of the Society. If anyone is interested in participating in the cantata, rehearsals will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage House’s lower-level lounge on the following dates: October 21 and 28; November 4, 11, and 18; and December 2, 9, and 16. Please contact Ray McCalla if you are interested: (712) 250-1607; raymccalla@outlook.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Southwest Iowa’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – March 12th-21st 2019. You have a chance to walk where Jesus walked! Ray McCalla, pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlantic, is organizing an ecumenical pilgrimage to Israel, March 12-21, 2019. Christians of all stripes from southwest Iowa—from Clarinda, Corning, and Atlantic, so far—have already signed up to tour the Holy Land and see the places where Jesus taught, walked, died, and was resurrected. Pilgrims will visit sites in Galilee, Jerusalem and Judea, and near the Dead Sea. The total cost of the trip will be about $3,300, all-inclusive. There is still room for everyone! The deadline for registration is December 28. Potential pilgrims are encouraged to contact Ray McCalla (raydemccalla@gmail.com; (712) 250-1607) for more information. There is a fair amount of walking, but people of all ages and abilities are welcome. “If you’re concerned about safety in Israel, don’t be,” McCalla stated. “Statistically speaking, the most dangerous part of our trip will be driving to the airport in Omaha. Flying is very safe. In addition, it’s much more dangerous to visit St. Louis—or even Kansas City—than it is to go to Jerusalem.”

EXTRAS ….

District 6000 of Rotary International is now accepting applications for their study abroad program – Rotary Youth Exchange – for the academic year 2019-20. High school students ages 15-18 are eligible to participate in this year-long program. Opportunities to study abroad in Europe, Asia, and South America are available. Students interested in learning other cultures and languages are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is November 15th.  For questions and/or more information on the application process, please contact your local Rotary Club or Doug Peterson, District Chairman, at louanndoug@mchsi.com.

Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic Community Dinner is held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. The public is welcome.

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.

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 will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 9th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Community Health. 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. 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.

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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