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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:

*Please let us know if the pet is returned to the owner to help keep this updated. Items will be listed for 2 weeks**

LOST:  Our Australian Shepherd, Reba, has been missing since a fire on Friday night (1/24) southeast of Wiota on Jackson Road. Please call 712-250-4754 or 712-250-0523 if you have seen her or have any information. She is medium size with Merle markings-colors gray, white, tan and black. She was wearing a collar. She is wary of strangers so please call if you see her! Thanks!

LOST: Black and white Australian Shepherd dog named Jake. He was last seen Saturday, January 4th around 1:45pm, 1 mile north of Cumberland. Jake is super friendly and very easy going. He is greatly missed by his family. If seen call Mike at 712-254-3885 or Kristi at 712-254-3930.

FOUND: Black and white cat found at the Shildberg Recreation Area Dog Park in Atlantic. Neutered male that is front declawed. No collar or chip. Looks like it has been out a while. Friendly. Going to be kept at home for a few days and will be taken to humane society if not claimed. Call 760-670-8758.

LOST: A couple of crescent wrenches fell off the back of a trailer on Great River Road just east of KJAN on Thursday evening. If found please call 712-249-9853.

LOST: Yorkie-shih tzu, about 9 pounds, male named Jasper, whitish/tan apricot color, has collar & tags digi collar is a faded brown. Lost around 11th & Elm St., Atlantic. 712-249-7990.

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NOTICES:

Customers of the Atlantic Post Office will need to ask the counter clerks to grab their P.O. Box mail as the lobby is being repainted and remodeled.

Sunnyside Park gates are CLOSED for the winter. They will reopen again in the spring. As a reminder, the park is still open for sledding and other activities. You will just not be able to drive through the park. We hope you have a fun and safe winter in our parks!

The City of Atlantic’s Park ad Recreation Department will close all public restrooms until next Spring,and will be winterized. Closing takes effect October 10th.

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)

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

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Penguin Day Camp will be held on February 20th for youth in Kindergarten through 2nd grade at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. There are 2 times to choose from – 9 am – noon or 1 pm – 4 pm. Learn about the life of a penguin at this day camp, while having fun with hands-on activities. Camp is free of charge, with pre-registration required. Snack will be provided. Forms can be found on the Cass County Extension website – www.extension.iastate.edu/cass . Register early, space is limited. Please register by February 14th. Contact the Cass County Extension office with any questions, 243-1132. Additional camps will be held on February 21st from 9 am to noon and on March 20th from 1-4 pm.

The 30th Annual BPW Craft Show will be held on April 4th in the Cass County Community Building from 9 am – 3 pm. They are currently looking for vendors! Call Becky Bonney: 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey: 250-0801.

Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic is having a Pancake Supper on February 20th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. There will be a free will donation for the seminary students support.

The Kiwanis Club of Atlantic will have their regular noon meeting Thursday, February 20th at the Pizza Ranch. Ethan Anderson from Atlas Atlantic Cinema (our local movie theater) will discuss the operation of the theater and plans for the future.  Visitors are welcome.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Penguin Day Camp will be held on February 21st for youth in Kindergarten through 2nd grade at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. from 9 am – noon. Learn about the life of a penguin at this day camp, while having fun with hands-on activities. Camp is free of charge, with pre-registration required. Snack will be provided. Forms can be found on the Cass County Extension website – www.extension.iastate.edu/cass . Register early, space is limited. Please register by February 14th. Contact the Cass County Extension office with any questions, 243-1132. Additional camp will be held March 20th from 1-4 pm.

The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 30, 2020.

Audubon Fire and Rescue Fish Fry at St. Pat’s Parish Center from 5-7:30 pm on Friday, February 21st. All proceeds will go to the new Fire Hall (Adults $10/Kids$5)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Pony Express Dance will be held on February 22nd at the Cumberland Community Building from 8 pm – midnight. Featuring Shadow Ridge Band. Cost is $8 per person or $15 per couple. There will also be a raffle and auction. This is open to the public, everyone is welcome. Supporting Easter Seal’s Camp Sunnyside, a camp for adults and children with disabilities.

Legislative Coffee with Brian Best at the Memorial Building at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 22nd.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Persia Fire & Rescue Annual Breakfast Buffet will be held Sunday, February 23rd at the Persia Fire Station fro 7:30-11:00 am. Wide selection of breakfast items. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and kids 2 and under are free. Presented by Persia Fire & Rescue Inc. Proceeds for equipment.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Grant United Methodist Church, in cooperation with the Griswold Community Schools, friends and neighbors, will hold a fundraiser at The Hayloft in Grant, Iowa to benefit the Zac Morrison family on February 24th at the Hayloft in Grant. On Sun., Feb. 2, the Morrison family lost everything in a house fire. Come show your support for this family by enjoying a meal of:  Sloppy Joes, chips, Zelda’s Coleslaw & Macaroni Salad, homemade desserts, iced tea, lemonade & water, all for a free-will donation. Your donation will help give the family a fresh start. For those unable to attend, an account for donations has been set at Rolling Hills Bank in Griswold. Additional information about the event and other efforts to help can be found on the Grant United Methodist Church’s Facebook page.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Community Dinner will be held on February 25th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive through February 29, for its future (opening Fall 2020) pregnancy medical clinic in Atlantic, and for its existing clinics in Stuart and Creston. They are in need of the following brands & sizes:   Huggies & Pampers—Sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Diapers can be dropped off or please contact us to arrange pick-up. Drop-off sites and times in Atlantic – for Clinic Opening Fall 2020 (or call 712-254-0223):  Evangelical Free Church (Monday-Friday 9-1), New Life Church (Monday-Thursday 9-11, 1-4), SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Mon.-Fri. 8-5; southwest door), and Villa Dance Studio (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-8).  Stuart and Creston clinics are drop-off sites for those clinics. Please contact us if you would like to set up an additional drop-off site in another community in the area. Through our Earn While You Learn Program, Moms and Dads are able to “purchase” diapers and other baby necessities in our Baby Boutique. You can help bless our clients through participating in the Diaper Drive! LC Clinic is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  They are currently raising funds to open the Atlantic clinic in Fall 2020. For more info about this event or about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

Iowa Farm Bureau and Cass County Farm Bureau are offering scholarships for Cass County High School Seniors whose parents are Farm Bureau members. If you plan to major in Agriculture, Nursing, or Education please consider applying for a Farm Bureau Scholarship. The online application can be found at www.iowafarmbureau.com under the Member Benefits tab. Deadline to submit the application to the Cass Co Farm Bureau office is Friday, February 28th.

Washington Elementary has been selected as a beneficiary for the month of February in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program. Washington Elementary will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag is purchased at the Atlantic Hy-Vee throughout the month of February.  The Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program is a program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities customers live and work.  Washington Elementary staff and students thank you for your support!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Fish Fry at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 5:00-7:30 PM on Friday, February 28th.

Cass County Extension Offers Free Soil Fertility Workshop February 28th at Cass County Community Center at from 10 am – noon, doors open at 9:30 am. Local producers are invited to join Aaron Saeugling, ISU Extension Field Agronomist for Southwest Iowa, for the workshop on Friday morning February 28. Topics include: Learn how soil tests are done and what they mean, Calculate crop removal rates of phosphate and potash, Understand how field and forage crops respond to different soil nutrient levels, Discover what research shows about crop response to different soil test levels, Understand the chances of getting a return on your fertilizer investment when you know your soil test results, Understand soil management decisions to be a better fertilizer consumer. The workshop will be offered at no cost, but pre-registration is requested for materials. It will be held at the Cass County Community Center on the fair grounds in Atlantic, with doors opening at 9:30 AM and the program running from 10 AM to Noon. For more information or to pre-register, or call the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 or email Lori Anderson at lander@iastate.edu. You can also visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for information on the program.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

The Warren Cultural Center is hosting a Triva Night on Saturday, February 29th, at 7:00.  Participant/Spectator fee is $5.00.  Players can enter a team with a maximum of 4 members or join others to make up a team that night. Prizes will be offered for the winning team from each category:  “M.A.S.H.”, “Friends”, Super Bowl, and Potpourri.  There will also be a grand prize for the team with the most points at the end of the tournament. Cash bar will be available. This event is supported in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Audubon Lion Club’s 30th Annual Farm Toy Show will be held on February 29th from 9:00am-2:30pm. Admission is $3 for adults, children 8 and under are free.

Cass County Pheasants Forever 30th Anniversary Banquet will be held on February 29th at 5 pm at the Cass County Community Building. Catering by Lidderdale Country Store, games, auction and socializing. Doors open at 5, dinner at 6 pm, auction at 7 pm. For additional information contact: Becky Dreager – 712-249-5130 or Erik Rhoderick: 712-249-6720. Lots of fun to be had by all. Drawings and raffles, guns and more!

Anita Fire Department’s Bag Tournament will be held on February 29th at the Anita Fire Station. Registration is from 5-5:45 pm and will start at 6 pm. 50% payouts for top 3 teams, 50% to support the volunteer fire department. Cost is $40 per team, double elimination. Food will be available for purchase provided by Grant Guys & Gals 4-H Club – proceeds go towards project playground. Any questions call Derek Kinney:  515-490-2149.

The 30th Annual BPW Craft Show will be held on April 4th in the Cass County Community Building from 9 am – 3 pm. They are currently looking for vendors! Call Becky Bonney: 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey: 250-0801.

The Atlantic Parks & Recreation challenges you to a game of chess/checkers on February 29th at 10 am at the Parks & Rec office in Sunnyside Park. Whether you are an expert or wanting to learn how to play, come join in on the fun! Refreshments will be available.

Audubon Co. Cattlemen’s/Pork Producers Joint Banquet at St. Pat’s Parish Center on Saturday, February 29th. Social Hour begins at 6:00/7:00 Prime Rib and Pork Loin Dinner—Entertainment by “Outlaw Creek”

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Minden United Church’s Broasted Chicken Dinner will be held on March 1st from 11 am – 1:30 pm. They will be serving broasted chicken, potatoes, green beans, corn, dinner roll, salad, pie and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under and kids 2 and under are free. Carry-outs available: 712-483-2903.

The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 30, 2020

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Community Dinner will be held on March 3rd at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

An Atlantic Farmers Market meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in Atlantic at the Family Table party room.  Looking for new vendors to join as well as decide any changes, dates of 2020 and other topics.   You can follow us on facebook.  If you are unable to attend or need further information feel free to contact Donna Brahms at 712-778-4256 business/home or cell phone 402-677-2460.  You can email mbrahms@netins.net

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Lenten Supper Series is a meal & service at local churches observing the Lenten season together through a rotating dinner and worship service. Each congregation will host a meal for everyone, followed by a worship service that reflects their own tradition. Everyone is welcome to join in. The meals start at 6:00 p.m., and the services start at 7:00 p.m. March 4 at First United Presbyterian Church, 616 Chestnut St., Sharon Worthington presenting. March 11 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1011 E. 13th St., Dean McPherson presenting. March 18th at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 106 W. 6th St., Ray McCalla presenting. March 25 First United Methodist Church, 800 Poplar St., Father Trevor Chicoine presenting. April 1 First Baptist Church, 710 Walnut St., Rachelle McCalla presenting. All are welcome!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Farmers Coffee is back! Mark your calendars to join us March 6th to discuss Farm Property Theft! All meetings will be held at the Guthrie County Extension office from 9:30-11:00! If you have questions, contact Krista at the Extension office at 641-747-2276.

The 30th Annual BPW Craft Show will be held on April 4th in the Cass County Community Building from 9 am – 3 pm. They are currently looking for vendors! Call Becky Bonney: 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey: 250-0801.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

The Cass County Library Association’s Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Griswold Community Building. Doors open at 4:30 pm with start time of 5 pm with a grand prize of $300. Each team will need to consist of 8 team members with registration for the team of $150 due at the time of Registration. Individuals are welcome to register with a fee of $20 and will be assigned a team. Registration forms are available at your local library as well as on Facebook. All registration forms need to be sent to Griswold Public Library, PO Box 190, Griswold, IA, 51535 with payment made to Friends of the Griswold Public Library. Deadline is Saturday, March 1st. All proceeds will be split among the Cass county libraries (Atlantic, Anita, Cumberland, Griswold, Lewis and Massena) to help purchase various online resources for each library such as Brainfuse HelpNOW, Bridges/Overdrive, Gale Pages and many more.

The EHK Optimist Annual Exira-EHK Scholarship Fundraiser Soup Supper will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Elk Horn Town Hall from 5-7 pm for a freewill offering. Take outs available.

Legislative Coffee will be held on March 7th from 1-2 pm at the Marne Community Center, 4th & Washington, Marne. This is the opportunity during our Iowa legislative session to meet with Senator Tom Shipley and Rep. Tom Moore in our county. All are welcome to participate and bring what’s on your mind for county and Iowa issues. The next Legislative Coffee will be held on April 11th from 1-2 pm at the Lewis Library.

Cass County Master Gardeners to Host Spring Garden Seminar on March 7th Half-Day Event Features “Garden Inspiration Old & New”. Get ready to welcome spring by attending the Cass County Master Gardeners’ 2020 Spring Garden Seminar, scheduled for Saturday, March 7.  This year’s event, focused on “Garden Inspiration Old & New,” is a half day seminar designed to provide inspiration for discovering what’s new in the garden and appreciation for the heirlooms that continue to delight gardeners. Master Gardeners are encouraging attendees to register early as space is limited and the deadline for registration is March 1. The event will feature two main guest speakers. Kathy Johnson, owner of local business “Flowers For You” will kick off the morning with a presentation on growing your own cut flowers. Kathy will share her knowledge of floral design and tips for selecting and growing flowers for your own bouquets.  The second speaker is Cody Egan from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. Cody will teach attendees about heirloom plants and how to preserve them.  Cody believes heirloom seeds have the ability to reconnect us to a specific time and place, a certain soil and season during which that seed, and the memories associated with it, were grown. In addition to the guest speakers, the seminar will feature 60 minutes of “lightning learning” where attendees will have the opportunity to rotate between short presentations on topics such as Hostas, Small Space Gardening, Soil Testing, Propagating Succulents, and What’s New at the Garden Center, with more topics still to be added. “Garden Inspiration Old and New” will be held at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Registration and a light continental breakfast begins at 8:30AM.  The program begins at 9AM and will conclude by 12:30PM. Attendees will be provided ideas and coupons to spend the afternoon lunching and exploring in the Atlantic area. Cost for the seminar, including continental breakfast, materials and refreshments is $20. A schedule and registration form are available at the Cass County Extension office, or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.  Previous Garden Seminar, attendees with a current address on record will also receive a brochure with registration form in the mail. Questions can be directed to Kate Olson at 712-243-1132, or by email at keolson@iastate.edu.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding Full Moon Owl Prowl Hike at the Cold Springs Park in Lewis, IA on Monday March 9th at 7 PM. Come out for a great night hike, who knows what nature has waiting for us then! The Full Moon will light our way! We will hike and try to call in various species of Owls that may be in the park that night! All ages welcome, dress for the weather, and if there is snow we will have snowshoes available!

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

Community Dinner will be held on February 310th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM. Meals will be held every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Moped Class will be held on March 21st at the Atlantic Fire Department from 8 am – 2 pm. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $50. Any questions: 712-243-6343.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Griswold All Sports Banquet will be held on March 28th at 5 pm. Coaches and parents are free, all others free will donation. Guest speaker is Carson King. To sign up call the Griswold Community School at 778-2154. This is open to the public. Deadline to sign up is March 10th.

The Cass County Health System (CCHS) Foundation is hosting their annual gala on Saturday, March 28th at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club. The gala is a fundraiser for the CCHS Foundation’s 2020 campaign to purchase a C-arm, which is used to provide real-time x-ray images. The theme of this year’s gala is “Wild, Wild West.” Attendees are encouraged to wear western wear like boots, hats, jeans, etc. The evening includes dinner, dessert auction, and entertainment. Entertainment this year is ‘The Family Feud’ with four fun families, and we will have DJ services from Chaos Productions. Tickets to the event are limited and available through table sponsorships. For more information, please call Dawn Marnin at 712-243-7409 or visit casshealth.org/donors/2020-gala to view the details or pay online

MONDAY, MARCH 30

Sandhill Crane Bus Trip will be held March 30th & 31st. Join Cass, Crawford & Shelby County Conservation Boards for a bus trip to view the migration of the Sandhill Cranes central Nebraska. There will stops at The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, ROWE Sanctuary, and Nebraska Nature and Visitor Center. Cost is $220 plus food. The cost covers transportation; admission to the Hastings Museum, Archway Monument, and ROWE; hotel room, blind rental; one meal, and handling fees. You will be responsible for the purchase of the other meals. Sign up is a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by contacting one of the county Naturalists leading the trip: Cass: Lora Kanning – 712-769-2372; Crawford: Kelly Sonnichsen – 712-263-2748; Shelby: Christina Roelofs – 712-744-3403. Cass County information program will be held on February 1st at 1 pm at the Atlantic Chamber Meeting Room.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Legislative Coffee will be held on April 11th from 1-2 pm at the Lewis Library, 506 West Main Street. This is the opportunity during our Iowa legislative session to meet with Senator Tom Shipley and Rep. Tom Moore in our county. All are welcome to participate and bring what’s on your mind for county and Iowa issues.

EXTRAS ….

The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 30, 2020

2nd Hand Rose is open Monday’s 1:30-3:00 and Friday’s 9:30-11:00 at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Washington Elementary has been selected as a beneficiary for the month of February in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program. Washington Elementary will receive a $1 donation every time a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag is purchased at the Atlantic Hy-Vee throughout the month of February.  The Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program is a program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities customers live and work.  Washington Elementary staff and students thank you for your support!

Iowa Farm Bureau and Cass County Farm Bureau are offering scholarships for Cass County High School Seniors whose parents are Farm Bureau members. If you plan to major in Agriculture, Nursing, or Education please consider applying for a Farm Bureau Scholarship. The online application can be found at www.iowafarmbureau.com under the Member Benefits tab. Deadline to submit the application to the Cass Co Farm Bureau office is Friday, February 28th.

LC Clinic is holding its annual Diaper Drive through February 29, for its future (opening Fall 2020) pregnancy medical clinic in Atlantic, and for its existing clinics in Stuart and Creston. They are in need of the following brands & sizes:   Huggies & Pampers—Sizes Newborn,1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Diapers can be dropped off or please contact us to arrange pick-up. Drop-off sites and times in Atlantic – for Clinic Opening Fall 2020 (or call 712-254-0223):  Evangelical Free Church (Monday-Friday 9-1), New Life Church (Monday-Thursday 9-11, 1-4), SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Mon.-Fri. 8-5; southwest door), and Villa Dance Studio (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-8).  Stuart and Creston clinics are drop-off sites for those clinics. Please contact us if you would like to set up an additional drop-off site in another community in the area. Through our Earn While You Learn Program, Moms and Dads are able to “purchase” diapers and other baby necessities in our Baby Boutique. You can help bless our clients through participating in the Diaper Drive! LC Clinic is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  They are currently raising funds to open the Atlantic clinic in Fall 2020. For more info about this event or about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.

Community Dinners will be held at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center starting at 5:30 PM every Tuesday through May 19th. Meals are free and open to the community.

Southwest Iowa Pilgrimage is May 18-29th, 2020. Pastor Ray McCalla, a Clarinda native currently of Atlantic, is leading another pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2020. McCalla led 27 pilgrims to Israel to walk where Jesus walked in March of 2019, and he is ready to return. The pilgrimage is designed not along denominational lines, but along geographical lines. They are traveling to the Holy Land as neighbors, as southwest Iowa residents, and as sisters and brothers in Christ. The trip is May 18-29, 2020, approximate cost: $3,700. For more information or to register, visit: www.shepherdfieldtours.com/tour/raymccalla . Questions can be directed to: (712) 250-1607 or raydemccalla@gmail.com.

Community Dinners will begin on Tuesday, September 10th at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Parish Center, from 5:30-6:30. Dinners will run through December and the there is no cost.

Coke Museum open Saturdays, 1:00-4:00, 207 Chestnut St., Atlantic.

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.

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.

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.

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 Clinic will be held on Wednesday, February 5th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 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:  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 19th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment for family planning services. Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing is also available at the October 17th Family Planning Nurse Clinic. 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 support group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse or significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for January 2nd, 16th, and 30th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Public Health 712-755-4312 for more information.

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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