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Urgent Need Resource Guide

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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. The brush pile is offered to citizen within the city limits only.

*** 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**

FOUND: 2 dogs. A blue healer and a female blue healer cross with brown spots on top. Spotted 3 south on 620th St. outside of Atlantic.

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NOTICES:

City of Atlantic – will be spraying for mosquitos every Thursday & Friday morning from 4 am – 7 am.

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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CASS COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES:

Atlantic Food Pantry: 19 W. 4th St, Atlantic, IA (1 block South of Fareway on Poplar)
Hours: Thurs., 1-2 PM (or until line ends) Drive-through pantry – line up on 4th St. (West).
Referrals not required, visit the pantry as many times a month as needed during COVID-19.
Phone: (712) 243-5019 (9-11 AM Mon., Thurs. only) Delivery (city limits only): (712) 249-5870.

Anita Food Pantry: 208 Chestnut St, Anita, IA 50020 Drive-through pantry.
Phone: (712) 762-3645 Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 – 11am

Cumberland Care & Share Pantry: Methodist Church, 317 Monroe St, Cumberland, IA
Phone: (712) 774-5818 Hours: 1st & 3rd Wed., 4pm- 5:30pm

Lord’s Cupboard of Griswold: Methodist Church, 100 Cass St., Griswold, IA 51535
Phone: (712) 778-4178 Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11am – 2pm

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THURSDAY, MAY 19

Atlantic Public Library – Toddler Time on May 19th at 10 am Join Miss Sue for stories and activities especially for children ages 2-4. Also on May 19th from 4-5 pm -Internet of Things (OATS). This presentation provides an overview of the vast world of the internet of things and discusses best practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn about how consumer devices communicate with each other across this ecosystem and which of your devices are part of the internet of things. You’ll also find out about the technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities. This program is possible through a partnership with Connections Area Agency on Aging and OATS (Older Adult Technology Services) from AARP

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Healthy Cass County is celebrating by promoting mental health events scheduled for May 2022. All events below are free and open to the public. Following the list of events is information on the partner organizations that make these events possible, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Iowa (NAMI Southwest
Iowa), Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region, Senior Life Solutions, and Angels Care Home Health. May 2022 Cass County Mental Health Events (Free and Open to All). All month: NAMI’s “Meet Little Monster” a mental health activity and coloring book will be available as take-home packets for youth at all Cass County libraries. Provided by NAMI Southwest Iowa.  May 19: 2 PM – Connection Recovery Support Group hosted by NAMI Southwest Iowa (Location: United Church of Christ, 1607 Hazel St., Atlantic, IA 50022). May 20: Wear green to show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month! May 24: 8 AM- 1:30 PM “Mental Health First Aid” In-depth training to help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. Presented by the Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region. Pre-registration required at www.swiamhds.com/events (Location: Iowa Western Community College, 705 Walnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022). May 31: 10:30 AM – “What is NAMI?” presented by NAMI Southwest Iowa (Location: Atlantic Public Library, 507 Poplar Street, Atlantic, IA 50022) These programs are made possible by Health Cass County partners: Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region services a nine-county area. Its mission is “to provide a responsive and welcoming system of support for overall mental wellness.” www.swiamhds.com 712-328-5645 NAMI Southwest Iowa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Contact: www.namisouthwestiowa.com 712-542-7904. Senior Life Solutions is Cass Health’s intensive outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging Contact: 712-250-8100 www.casshealth.org/patients/ourservices/senior-life-solutions/Angels Care Home Health. www.angelscarehealth.com Contact Jessica Duncan for more information at 712-318-3080. Healthy Cass County is sharing a series of press releases for Mental Health Awareness Month. The next update will highlight free mental health programs and training available to businesses and organizations in Cass County on request. To see that information and access additional mental health resources now, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/ or call the Cass County ISU Extension Office at 712-243-1132.

Cass County Historical Museum in Griswold is now open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4

The weekly meeting of the Atlantic Kiwanis Club will take place at noon, Thursday May 19th at the Pizza Ranch.  Masks are optional.  If you plan to eat, arrive before noon to place your order.  The program provider is Kiwanis member Bob Essington.  The program presenter is Dennis “Leroy” Phillips, who will discuss his many experiences in the real estate business and life as an auctioneer.  Reminder, guests are always welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Healthy Cass County is celebrating by promoting mental health events scheduled for May 2022. All events below are free and open to the public. Following the list of events is information on the partner organizations that make these events possible, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Iowa (NAMI Southwest
Iowa), Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region, Senior Life Solutions, and Angels Care Home Health. May 2022 Cass County Mental Health Events (Free and Open to All). All month: NAMI’s “Meet Little Monster” a mental health activity and coloring book will be available as take-home packets for youth at all Cass County libraries. Provided by NAMI Southwest Iowa.  May 20: Wear green to show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month! May 24: 8 AM- 1:30 PM “Mental Health First Aid” In-depth training to help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. Presented by the Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region. Pre-registration required at www.swiamhds.com/events (Location: Iowa Western Community College, 705 Walnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022). May 31: 10:30 AM – “What is NAMI?” presented by NAMI Southwest Iowa (Location: Atlantic Public Library, 507 Poplar Street, Atlantic, IA 50022) These programs are made possible by Health Cass County partners: Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region services a nine-county area. Its mission is “to provide a responsive and welcoming system of support for overall mental wellness.” www.swiamhds.com 712-328-5645 NAMI Southwest Iowa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Contact: www.namisouthwestiowa.com 712-542-7904. Senior Life Solutions is Cass Health’s intensive outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging Contact: 712-250-8100 www.casshealth.org/patients/ourservices/senior-life-solutions/Angels Care Home Health. www.angelscarehealth.com Contact Jessica Duncan for more information at 712-318-3080. Healthy Cass County is sharing a series of press releases for Mental Health Awareness Month. The next update will highlight free mental health programs and training available to businesses and organizations in Cass County on request. To see that information and access additional mental health resources now, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/ or call the Cass County ISU Extension Office at 712-243-1132.

Cass County Historical Museum in Griswold is now open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4

SATURDAY, MAY 21

The 2nd Annual Semi Crazy Cornfield Round Up will be held on May 21st From 9am to 3pm at Waspy’s Truck Stop. Located On Highway 71 South Of Audubon, Ia. Address 2079 US-71. This Is A Show & Shine No Charge Event.  Farm tractors, Motorcycles, Cars, Pickups, Trucks, Semi Trucks & Trailers. Come & Enjoy & Be Sure To Bring A Lawn Chair. In Case Of Inclement Weather Round Up Will Be Canceled. Questions Call Dave 712-789-0155 or e-mail dgammell@netins.net Or Russell 402-680-6121 or e-mail kwcoefan@gmail.com.

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on May 24th at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please contact Ann White: 764-5888 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: ElkHornIA to schedule an appointment. COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Your donation may help some with COVID-19.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Healthy Cass County is celebrating by promoting mental health events scheduled for May 2022. All events below are free and open to the public. Following the list of events is information on the partner organizations that make these events possible, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Iowa (NAMI Southwest
Iowa), Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region, Senior Life Solutions, and Angels Care Home Health. May 2022 Cass County Mental Health Events (Free and Open to All). All month: NAMI’s “Meet Little Monster” a mental health activity and coloring book will be available as take-home packets for youth at all Cass County libraries. Provided by NAMI Southwest Iowa.  May 24: 8 AM- 1:30 PM “Mental Health First Aid” In-depth training to help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis. Presented by the Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region. Pre-registration required at www.swiamhds.com/events (Location: Iowa Western Community College, 705 Walnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022). May 31: 10:30 AM – “What is NAMI?” presented by NAMI Southwest Iowa (Location: Atlantic Public Library, 507 Poplar Street, Atlantic, IA 50022) These programs are made possible by Health Cass County partners: Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region services a nine-county area. Its mission is “to provide a responsive and welcoming system of support for overall mental wellness.” www.swiamhds.com 712-328-5645 NAMI Southwest Iowa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Contact: www.namisouthwestiowa.com 712-542-7904. Senior Life Solutions is Cass Health’s intensive outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging Contact: 712-250-8100 www.casshealth.org/patients/ourservices/senior-life-solutions/Angels Care Home Health. www.angelscarehealth.com Contact Jessica Duncan for more information at 712-318-3080. Healthy Cass County is sharing a series of press releases for Mental Health Awareness Month. The next update will highlight free mental health programs and training available to businesses and organizations in Cass County on request. To see that information and access additional mental health resources now, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/ or call the Cass County ISU Extension Office at 712-243-1132.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Westphalia on May 25th at St. Boniface Parish Center from 11 am – 5 pm.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Atlantic Public Library – Toddler Time on May 19th at 10 am Join Miss Sue for stories and activities especially for children ages 2-4.

Prairie Rose State Park – Hike Night is every 4th Thursday of the month through September. Meet at 7:00 pm at the beach parking lot.  They will pick a new trail to go on each time.  All of the hikes are relatively easy.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Tivoli Fest is May 27th & 28th in Elk Horn. For list of events and more information visit the Tivoli Fest Elk Horn Iowa Facebook page. Some of the events on Friday, May 27th include: AT THE ELK HORN FIRE STATION: Iowa Craft Beer Tent – Experience Iowa, Denmark and domestic beers….. 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Danish Hot Dogs for Sale by the Tivoli Committee……6:00 pm or while supplies last. Loren Christensen Live with special guest Randy Burk- Sponsored by Danish Countryside Vines and Wines…………6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hired Guns Band (Free will donation at gate) 8:00 pm -11:00 pm. Comprised of veteran musicians-including local legend Mark Christensen of Diego Garcia. Hired Guns packs a punch, playing your favorites from classic rock to classic country. Some events on Saturday, May 28th include: AT ELK HORN FIRE STATION- Æbleskiver & Medisterpølse 7:00 am – 3:00 pm An Æbleskiver is a Danish food that is basically a pancake ball, about 1.5 times the size of a golf ball., Iowa Craft Beer Tent – Experience Iowa, Danish, and domestic beers 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Folk Music – Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa) after the parade 12:00, Folk Music -Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa 2:00 pm. Parade Winners Announced 3:00 pm, Folk Music – Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa) ……………………4:00 pm BBQ by Master Grillers…… 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, “Brad and Kate Music”…….6:00 pm – 8: 00 pm, “Third Wish” –Classic rock, country and pop ..9:00 pm – Midnight Sponsored by the Elk Horn Fire and Rescue. AT ELK HORN TOWN HALL – DANISH SANDWICHES – Danish Open-Faced Sandwiches & Desserts 12:00 Noon –4:00 pm, Photos of past Tivoli Fest Kings and Queens on view at the Town Hall 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm, “Elk Horn History Exhibit and Photographs will also be on display” ELK HORN LIBRARY – CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES 12 Noon – 3:00 pm LEGO Contest Exhibit and Giant outdoor games and crafts, NEW CENTURY ART GUILD AND CANTEEN AND GALLERIES ELK HORN AND KIMBALLTON, Veterans Art Exhibit -Across from EH Fire Station 10:30 am, Art classes and activities for all ages 1:00 pm, Polka Police band- a tribute to Jim O’Keefe…… 12:00 pm -2:00 pm. AT MILL ENTERTAINMENT STAGE –  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy folk dancing, songs, and music – all with a Danish and Scandinavian accent. In case of rain, all events will be moved to the Fire Station. Listen to 1220 AM/101.1 FM KJAN radio station. Danish Villages Folk Dancers (children and adults – following parade) 12:00 Noon Omaha’s Scandinavian Folk Dancers 1:00 pm H.C. Andersen story tales- Gavin King…..@H.C.Andersen statue 3:30 pm, Viking Enactment Demonstration and Rope Making 3:00 pm Omaha’s Scandinavian Folk Dancers 4:00 pm,. TIVOLI FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR The Waymire Brothers Fireworks display after Dark. (Donations to Fireworks Fund Appreciated). Tivoli Fest 2022

Museum of Danish America –  On May 27 and 28 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, it will be the electric hum of a tattoo machine in the hands of the award-winning “Tattoo Ortiz” of Rockstar Tattoos. To coincide with the opening of an exhibition about tattoos, the Museum of Danish America will become a (licensed!) temporary tattoo parlor. Visitors will be able to experience the sights and sounds – needles, music, and of course, buzzing – of someone being inked in real time. The exhibition, to be open May 27 – September 5, comes from Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, and explores the tattoo traditions of indigenous peoples and other tattoo communities from around the world, both past and present. Bonus: The tattoo demonstrations will occur during the Danish Villages’ annual Tivoli Fest, so admission to the museum will be entirely free of charge. Want to get inked at the museum and have an even better story to tell about your body art? Walk-ins will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Museum of Danish America at (712) 764-7001 or info@danishmuseum.org.Tivoli Fest 2022

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Tivoli Fest continues on May 28th in Elk Horn. For a list of events and more information visit the Tivoli Fest Elk Horn Iowa Facebook page. Some events on Saturday, May 28th include: AT ELK HORN FIRE STATION- Æbleskiver & Medisterpølse 7:00 am – 3:00 pm An Æbleskiver is a Danish food that is basically a pancake ball, about 1.5 times the size of a golf ball., Iowa Craft Beer Tent – Experience Iowa, Danish, and domestic beers 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Folk Music – Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa) after the parade 12:00, Folk Music -Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa 2:00 pm. Parade Winners Announced 3:00 pm, Folk Music – Dwight Lamb, Bill Peterson, & Tom Carlson (Nyckelharpa) ……………………4:00 pm BBQ by Master Grillers…… 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, “Brad and Kate Music”…….6:00 pm – 8: 00 pm, “Third Wish” –Classic rock, country and pop ..9:00 pm – Midnight Sponsored by the Elk Horn Fire and Rescue. AT ELK HORN TOWN HALL – DANISH SANDWICHES – Danish Open-Faced Sandwiches & Desserts 12:00 Noon –4:00 pm, Photos of past Tivoli Fest Kings and Queens on view at the Town Hall 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm, “Elk Horn History Exhibit and Photographs will also be on display” ELK HORN LIBRARY – CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES 12 Noon – 3:00 pm LEGO Contest Exhibit and Giant outdoor games and crafts, NEW CENTURY ART GUILD AND CANTEEN AND GALLERIES ELK HORN AND KIMBALLTON, Veterans Art Exhibit -Across from EH Fire Station 10:30 am, Art classes and activities for all ages 1:00 pm, Polka Police band- a tribute to Jim O’Keefe…… 12:00 pm -2:00 pm. AT MILL ENTERTAINMENT STAGE –  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy folk dancing, songs, and music – all with a Danish and Scandinavian accent. In case of rain, all events will be moved to the Fire Station. Listen to 1220 AM/101.1 FM KJAN radio station. Danish Villages Folk Dancers (children and adults – following parade) 12:00 Noon Omaha’s Scandinavian Folk Dancers 1:00 pm H.C. Andersen story tales- Gavin King…..@H.C.Andersen statue 3:30 pm, Viking Enactment Demonstration and Rope Making 3:00 pm Omaha’s Scandinavian Folk Dancers 4:00 pm,. TIVOLI FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR The Waymire Brothers Fireworks display after Dark. (Donations to Fireworks Fund Appreciated). Tivoli Fest 2022

M & M Fun Run – 5K Mill to Mermaid will be held on May 28th. Registration is at the parking lot north of the Mill from 7:30-8:00 am. Cost is $5 per person ages 12 and older. Race starts at 8:15 am. The 5K run will end in Kimballton at the Little Mermaid fountain. T-shirts will be given to the winners in each age division.  Water and M & M’s will also be available for all participants.  All ages are welcome, so come and join in the fun whether you are walking, running, or pushing a stroller!  Salem Lutheran Homes will provide the transportation back to Elk Horn after the M & M Run.

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

MONDAY, MAY 30

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on May 30th and Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

Brayton Legion Post #350 Memorial Day Services will be held on Monday, May 30th at 10 am at the Brayton Town Hall.

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections on May 31st at 10 am. This is a social club for seniors. Marie from NAMI will come to tell us about local resources and support for those dealing with mental illness.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Healthy Cass County is celebrating by promoting mental health events scheduled for May 2022. All events below are free and open to the public. Following the list of events is information on the partner organizations that make these events possible, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Iowa (NAMI Southwest
Iowa), Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region, Senior Life Solutions, and Angels Care Home Health. May 2022 Cass County Mental Health Events (Free and Open to All). All month: NAMI’s “Meet Little Monster” a mental health activity and coloring book will be available as take-home packets for youth at all Cass County libraries. Provided by NAMI Southwest Iowa.  May 31: 10:30 AM – “What is NAMI?” presented by NAMI Southwest Iowa (Location: Atlantic Public Library, 507 Poplar Street, Atlantic, IA 50022) These programs are made possible by Health Cass County partners: Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region services a nine-county area. Its mission is “to provide a responsive and welcoming system of support for overall mental wellness.” www.swiamhds.com 712-328-5645 NAMI Southwest Iowa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Contact: www.namisouthwestiowa.com 712-542-7904. Senior Life Solutions is Cass Health’s intensive outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging Contact: 712-250-8100 www.casshealth.org/patients/ourservices/senior-life-solutions/Angels Care Home Health. www.angelscarehealth.com Contact Jessica Duncan for more information at 712-318-3080. Healthy Cass County is sharing a series of press releases for Mental Health Awareness Month. The next update will highlight free mental health programs and training available to businesses and organizations in Cass County on request. To see that information and access additional mental health resources now, visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/ or call the Cass County ISU Extension Office at 712-243-1132.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Atlantic Public Library – Knitting group at 10 am.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

McCoy Rodeo will be held June 3rd-4th at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Atlantic. Rodeo starts at 7:30 pm, gates open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids 4 and under are free. Purchase tickets

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

McCoy Rodeo will be held June 3rd-4th at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Atlantic. Rodeo starts at 7:30 pm, gates open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids 4 and under are free. Purchase tickets

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Inaugural Yard Olympics will be held on June 4th at 1 pm at the Recreation Area at Sunnyside Park. Variety of yard games and friendly competition.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

MONDAY, JUNE 6

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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Audubon on June 7th at St. Patrick’s Parish Center from noon – 6 pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Oakland on June 8th at the Oakland Community Center from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

A Moped Class will be held on June 11th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Atlantic Fire Dept. Bring a sack lunch and drink, cost is $50. 712-243-6343.

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Anita on June 14th at the Anita Community Center from noon – 6 pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

Learn to spot fraud and prevent scams! On Tuesday, June 14, the Iowa Insurance Division is hosting a free informative luncheon and Fraud Fighters program at the Cass County Community Building.  The Cass County RSVP is looking for 2 or 3 folks age 55 or better, who are willing to help serve the catered lunch during the event. To volunteer, please contact Ingrid at 515-975-3063.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Prairie Rose State Park – Hike Night is every 4th Thursday of the month through September. Meet at 7:00 pm at the beach parking lot.  They will pick a new trail to go on each time.  All of the hikes are relatively easy.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon at the Farm Bureau parking lot located at 1501 7th Street East from May 21st – June 25th.  They will have plants, vegetables, baked goods, soaps, honey and much more each Saturday.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

The Hitchcock House in Lewis will host David Connon an Iowa Humanities speaker, on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.  Mr. Connon is a Humanities Iowa speaker and will continue his stories of Confederates Who Served in the Civil War – Not to condemn but to understand.  He stumbled upon these stories while researching the Civil War and they are now published in his book of the same name.  He will have copies of the book for sale after the program if anyone is interested.  The program will be sponsored by Humanities Iowa.  Refreshments will be available.  There is no charge for the event. Location: 63788 – 567th Lane, Lewis, IA 51544

Vintage wedding dresses of local brides will be on display at the Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1-4 pm. No charge, but free will donations accepted! Sweet Vale Avoca Museum, 504 N. Elm St., Avoca.

MONDAY, JUNE 27

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on June 14th at Myrtue Medical Center from 8 am – 2 pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on July 7th at the Atlantic YMCA from noon – 6 pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

The Hitchcock House – Missives of the Civil War provided by Kevin and Patricia Kimle from Ames, Iowa.  They are the authors of the book The Last Free Road, an historical fiction novel about the Underground Railroad. The Hitchcock House is included in the story about escaping freedom seekers.  Mr. and Mrs. Kimle will appear in period dress and read letters that might have been written by wives and husbands during the Civil War. The program will be from 2-4 p.m., July 10.  Refreshments will be available.  There will be no charge for this program.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Lewis on July 12th at the Lewis Community Center from 12-5:30 pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Avoca on July 16th at the Avoca American Legion building from 8 am – 2 pm.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

MONDAY, JULY 18

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Exira on July 18th at the Exira Rec Center from noon – 6 pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Harlan on July 19th at Veteran’s Memorial Building from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Westphalia on July 20th at St. Boniface Parish Center from 11 am – 5 pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on July 26th at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Prairie Rose State Park – Hike Night is every 4th Thursday of the month through September. Meet at 7:00 pm at the beach parking lot.  They will pick a new trail to go on each time.  All of the hikes are relatively easy.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Hitchcock House – A Griswold singing group, Sweet Harmony, who specialize in Gospel and Country music will be the last special program on Saturday, August 20th from 2-4 p.m.  The Friends of Hitchcock House will also provide a free-will offering meal. Location: 63788 – 567th Lane, Lewis, IA 51544

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

Prairie Rose State Park – Hike Night is every 4th Thursday of the month through September. Meet at 7:00 pm at the beach parking lot.  They will pick a new trail to go on each time.  All of the hikes are relatively easy.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Prairie Rose State Park – Hike Night is every 4th Thursday of the month through September. Meet at 7:00 pm at the beach parking lot.  They will pick a new trail to go on each time.  All of the hikes are relatively easy.

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BINGO:

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm. NO BINGO UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO REMODELING.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

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.

Shenandoah Eagles Bingo will be held on Sunday, December 12th from 2:30-5:00 pm at Shenandoah FOE Club Located at 709  West Thomas St Shenandoah, IA 51601. Shenandoah FOE Auxiliary #3849 has restarted their Sunday Bingo. Currently Bingo will be held bi-weekly starting November 14th, 2021. Holiday weekends are TBD. Early Bird starts at 2:30pm. Bingo starts at 3:00 pm. CASH PRIZES! Family Friendly event. Check the event page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/eagles3849/

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Cass County Historical Museum in Griswold is now open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4

Audubon County Historical Society Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10 am (alternating meetings in Audubon and Exira). This is open to the public, the Historical Society is looking for volunteers!

Hitchcock House – During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays May 1st through September 4th.  The same fee schedule listed above applies.  The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m.   Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

Underwood Music Booster is having a Craft fair on October 22nd are are looking for Vendors. All reservations must be paid in full by check or money order or Venmo (@Underwoodmb). All applications are first come, first serve. To guarantee your space, return as soon as possible. If the space size and area you request is full, the next closest size will be given. They also will try to allow returning vendors priority, such as scentsy and norwex, but cannot hold spots indefinitely, so if you would like to retain your spot from last year, submit quickly. Reservations: There are two areas for space. The “commons” is the area through the front door and in the halls on each side of the lunch area. The “gym” will be accessible through the commons and from the south parking lot. Spaces measure 10’ by 10’ and can be rented with or without tables. You can bring your own table(s). Booths cannot be allowed to extend into aisles or adjoining spaces. No flames under any circumstances (i.e., candles, or lamps are to be lit). No smoking on school property. These are fire code regulations. If you violate any of the safety rules, you may not be permitted to participate in the event. Please return completed reservation forms and payment to Underwood Music Boosters, PO Box 133, Underwood IA 51576. SET-UP: Friday, October 21, 2022 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm – NO entry before 5:30 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2022 7:00 am to 8:45 am – NO entry before 7:00 am. HOURS: All booths are to remain open between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you do not show up,
or if you leave early, you may not be permitted to register the next year. TAXES: The State of Iowa requires you to collect and pay sales taxes. We will be required to submit your name to the state within 10 days after the event. If you do not have an Iowa Sales Tax Number, you can obtain a permanent tax permit at https://tax.iowa.gov. REFUNDS: The registration fee will be refunded to anyone who cancels 30 days prior to craft fair date. After that date, no money will be refunded under any circumstances. If you need to cancel at any time, please call and let us know so that we can fill your spot. If you do not call, you may not be permitted to register next year. Please email underwoodmusicboosters@gmail.com. Refunds will be sent after the event. Refunds will be at
the discretion of the Underwood Music Boosters. The Committee reserves the right to deny any registration request for any reason. Your reservation is not complete until your payment is received and you have a completed receipt with table/booth confirmation OR you will receive an email telling you we have no more spaces and your request is denied. PLEASE KEEP THIS FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS OR IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US. Email: underwoodmusicboosters@gmail.com Event will be held at the Underwood High School, 629 North Street, Underwood, IA. 2022 Underwood Craft Fair Registration Form

GROW ANOTHER ROW CASS COUNTY:
Grow Another Row Cass County has released its pick-up and drop-off schedule for 2021, and is now accepting local fresh produce donations across the county through October 1. Grow Another Row Cass County is a Healthy Cass County campaign started by a group of local growers to encourage residents to grow and share more fresh local produce. Grow Another Row Cass County invites local farmers and gardeners to plant a few more rows of produce to share again this year. Anyone interested in the program is invited to sign up for the Grow Another Row newsletter to keep up with the latest program news, gardening tips, recipes, and more at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/content/grow-another-row-cass-county. Anyone is welcome to donate fresh produce, and anyone is welcome to take fresh produce they need. You are also welcome to drop off extras and pick up something you need in the same trip. There is no requirement to sign up to either donate or take the produce. Donations of any size are appreciated! Each location has set hours during which people can pick-up or drop-off fresh produce. If you plan on just donating, it’s best if you can drop produce off closer to the beginning of the location’s open hours. If you just want to pick up produce, try visiting closer to the end. All pantries in Cass County also accept donations during specified hours prior to their distribution hours.

Monday: Griswold: Griswold United Methodist Church (100 Cass St. Griswold) Time: 8 AM – 12 PM.

Tuesday: Atlantic: New Life Church (600 Pine St. Atlantic) Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM. Marne: Masonic Lodge (Washington St. Marne) Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM. Massena: Southwest Iowa Egg (74877 Clarke Ave. Massena) Hours: 8 AM – 2 PM. Griswold: The Lord’s Cupboard (Griswold United Methodist Church, 100 Cass St. Griswold) Special note: this location only accepts donations on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Donation hours: 10 AM – Noon Food pantry hours: 11 AM – 2 PM Contact: 712-778-4178

Wednesday: Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St. Cumberland) Hours: 8 AM – Noon. Lewis: Lewis Public Library and Heritage Center (412 W. Main St. Lewis) Hours: 1 – 6 PM. Cumberland: Cumberland Care & Share (Cumberland Methodist Church, 317 Monroe St. Cumberland) Special note: This location only accepts donations on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month Donation hours: 3-4 PM Food pantry hours: 4 – 5:30 PM Contact: 712-774-5818.

Thursday: Atlantic: New Life Church (600 Pine St. Atlantic) Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St. Cumberland) Hours: 1-4 PM Atlantic: Atlantic Food Pantry (19 W. 4th St. Atlantic) Donation hours: 9-10 AM Food pantry hours: 1-2 PM Contact: 712-243-5019

Friday: Massena: Southwest Iowa Egg (74877 Clarke Ave. Massena) Hours: 8 – 11 AM. Marne: Masonic Lodge (Washington St. Marne)
Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM

Saturday: Anita: Anita Food Pantry (208 Chestnut St. Anita) Special note: This location only accepts donations on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Donation hours: 8-9 AM Food pantry hours: 9-11 AM Contact: 712-762-3645

The Cass County Historical Museum , located on Main Street in Griswold IA, will open for the 2020 season in conjunction with the Griswold Old Soldiers Reunion. Museum hours are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Opening this year on Friday, July 10th and operating through Saturday, December 5th, the Cass County Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the past for the future.

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

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.

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 2nd 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:

Community Health Needs Assessment: Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center is conducting a community health needs assessment survey. Input from all stakeholders and residents of Shelby County is essential to address population health needs in Shelby County. The deadline to complete the survey is March 16th. The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JFVB8N or you can pick up a paper copy at Public Health, the Harlan Library, The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Therkildsen Center or at West Central Community Action Agency-WIC office.

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on.  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 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.  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