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  •    Audubon Transfer Station will close at noon Friday (3-31) and will be closed all day Saturday (4-1)







Atlantic Food Pantry: 704 W. 7th St. Hours: Thurs., 12:30 – 3 pm (or until all food sacks are distributed) Drive-through pantry (For safety reasons, there will be no access to the Pantry from 7th Street (Highway 6) during Thursday afternoon food distributions. Pantry Client vehicles will approach the Pantry from the East on 6th Street, turning South on Palm Street, then West on the access road directly in front of the Pantry to receive food. Cars will then exit north on the alley next to the Pantry. Traffic markers will guide the cars before and during food distribution.) Food Referrals are not needed. There is a pick-up limit of 3 households per vehicle. Pantry phone: (712) 243-5019 from 9-11 AM Mon. and Thurs. only

Anita Food Pantry: 208 Chestnut St. Drive-through pantry. Phone: (712) 250-0410 Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 8-10 am

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

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



Lewis Public Library and Heritage Center Open House Coffee and Conversation will take place from 1-3pm.  At 4pm, children can explore the new Makerscape room filled with crafts and STEM items.

Knights Of Columbus Lenten Friday Meals will be served on Friday, March 31, dine-in or carry-out style from 5:30-7pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic. Serving Fried Alaskan Pollock or Shrimp Alfredo Pasta plus sides for $15 each or Macaroni & cheese or Alfredo pasta and sides for $10 each. Maximum charge per family is $75. Proceeds support local causes such as the SSPP senior scholarship fund.

St. Patrick’s Lenten Fish Fry will be served on Friday, March 31 dine-in or carry-out style from 5-7:30pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are all you can eat. $12 for adults. $6 for ages 5-10 yrs old and under 5 are free.

Friends Of the Atlantic Public Library are now accepting book donations for their upcoming book sale April 19-22nd. Donations can be dropped off at the library. PLEASE NO magazines, school text books, Bibles, encyclopedias or dictionaries. Proceeds stay in the library for programs and children’s events.


Hunter’s Ed Field Day will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Nishna Bend Recreation Area.  In order to attend this field day, you MUST complete the online portion of the class.  This can take up to 10 hours of time.  So if you would like to attend, we highly recommend that you start on the online portion soon.  For more information contact Christina Roelofs, Naturalist Shelby County Conservation/Iowa DNR at 712-744-3403

Spring Garden Seminar 2023- “Gardening for Life” will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the Cass County Community Center.  Registration and a light continental breakfast begin at 8:30AM. The program begins at 9AM and will conclude by 12:30PM. Attendees are encouraged to spend the afternoon lunching and exploring in the Atlantic area; suggestions and coupons will be provided to all who register! NEW this year is an option for attendees to sign up for an afternoon session featuring a box lunch and a bus tour to two local garden destinations: the Cass Health Healing Garden and Rolling Acres Organic Farm. Cost for the morning seminar sessions, including continental breakfast, materials and refreshments is $25. The afternoon session featuring lunch, transportation and garden stops can be added on for an additional $20 fee. Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Early registration deadline is March 25. After this date, a limited number of walk-in spaces will be available for the morning session at $30/attendee. Walk-in registration will not be allowed for the afternoon bus tour. A full schedule and registration form are available for pickup at the Cass County Extension office, or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.  For questions, call Kate Olson at 712-243-1132, or by email at keolson@iastate.edu. Mark your calendars, get registered, and plan to join the Cass County Master Gardeners for the 2023 Spring Garden Seminar on Saturday, April 1!

Lewis Public Library and Heritage Center Open House Waffle Breakfast will be held beginning at 9am. Celebrate the end of the library’s open house week with waffles on National Waffle Day.

Good Neighbor Service Council will be having Spring Benefit on Saturday, April 1 from 8:00-10:30 am. at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Serving Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, French Toast for a free will donation. There will be a Bake Sale. Proceeds benefit Audubon & Exira Congregate Meals.

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance at on Saturday, April 1 from 11-2 at Skip’s Home Decor & More, 1000 E 7th Street in Atlantic. Stop in and meet the Easter Bunny and get your picture taken with him!

Signs of Spring Hike will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Prairie Rose State Park.  Meet at the beach parking lot and hike one of the trails along the lake looking for signs of spring.  One of the things to be seen includes lots of migrating waterfowl.  The hike will be easy and is open to everybody.

Guthrie County Pheasants/Quail Forever Banquet will take place on Saturday, April 1 in the Event Center at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds in Guthrie Center . Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner is at 7:00pm. Get your tickets early and save $10 on each by calling Jeff Derry at 641-757-1223 or Dan Brubaker at 515-238-7875. Get more information at pfqf.myeventcenter.com/event/Guthrie-County_pfqf-Banquet-71880

Audubon Country Players Community Theater-Murder Mystery Dinner Theater will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Tickets are $25. Call Tracy Armentrout at 712-304-0157.


The Walnut Community Choir will perform “God So Loved the World” by Dennis & Nan Allen on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm at Peace United Church of Christ, 404 North St. in Walnut and at the First Church of Christ, 1310 SW 7th St. in Atlantic at 6:00pm. All are welcome.


Downtown Atlantic Residents are invited to a meeting on Monday, April 3 from 5:30-7pm in the meeting room at the Atlantic Public Library. Share your ideas and concerns about parking and snow removal in downtown Atlantic.

Dutch Oven Class: The spring Dutch oven class at Nishna Bend Recreation Area will be held on Monday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the nature center.  The cost of the class is $10 for ages 10 and up, $5 for ages 5 to 9 and free for those under 5 years old.  Please sign up by calling Iowa Western Community College in Harlan at 712-755-3568.  Preregistration is required.  Menu includes:  Bacon Cream Cheese Biscuits, Pepperoni Pizza Tortellini Casserole, Mexican Chicken Casserole, Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole, Philly Cheesesteak Casserole, Runza Casserole, Lemon Dump Cake, and Pecan Cobbler.


Anita Community Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, April4 beginning at 11:30am at the Anita Congregational Church. Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be serving the meal. Program presenter will be DNR employee Lora Kanning. Join the Sunset Club for cards following the meal and program.


The Walnut Community Choir will perform “God So Loved the World” by Dennis & Nan Allen on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Chestnut St. in Avoca. All are welcome


Spring Celebration Market 2023 will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 4-7pm at Cass County Community Center. Spring Celebration Market is an indoor farmers market held by Produce in the Park just a few days before Easter. Fill those Easter dinners and Easter baskets with farmers market goodies. You’ll find local produce, meats, and farm-fresh eggs, in addition to lots of delicious baked goods and sweet treats, bath and body products, seasonal candles, jewelry, art, gifts, and more!  Don’t miss Pim’s Thai Food Truck! Spring Celebration Market 2023 offers both in-person shopping and pre-ordering. Pre-ordering will be available through www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com from March 30-April 4. Pick up orders and shop in-person on Thursday, April 6 from 4-7 PM at the Cass County Community Center. Spring Celebration Market accepts SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps and Double Up Food Bucks.


2- In- 1 Drive Through Community Shred Day and Boy Scout Food Drive will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 9-11am at the Atlantic Public Library. Boy Scout Troop #54 will be unloading vehicles and collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Atlantic Food Food Pantry. Sponsored by Friends Of the Library and Boy Scout Troop #54


Southwest Valley Schools and Corning Center For the Fine Arts presents “SWV Elementary Student Art Show” beginning Monday, April 10 through Friday, May 12. Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm.


Atlantic Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-6pm at the Cass County Community Center. A mobile food pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one day distribution. People from surrounding towns and communities are welcome. Mobile food pantries are free of charge and no documentation is needed. Each car can take food for up to two households at a time.

Massena Mobile Food Pantry will take place on Wednesday April 12 at Southwest Iowa Egg Coop (74877 Clarke Ave, Massena). Boxes are limited and registration is required by Monday, April 10. To register call 712-779-3447


Elks Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, April 15 beginning at 8:30am at 411 Walnut Street in Atlantic.Support the Local Elks Lodge #445 by donating; the Elks gives back to the Atlantic community in many ways! Breakfast will be available beginning at 8:30am. Lunch begins at 11am. Call 712-243-2317 for more information.

Cass County Libraries are raising funds for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with a Pizza, Puzzles, & Pub Night on Saturday, April 15th at The Venue in Atlantic. Doors open at 5pm. The event is a race to be the first team to complete a 300-piece puzzle, eat a large pizza (from Desperados), and drink 12 bottled or canned beverages. Those who choose to drink an alcoholic beverage should come with appropriate ID. Teams of 4 can register for $100 and individuals can watch the event for $10. There will be other “puzzle up” opportunities for an extra charge during the event. Cash bar will also be open. Proceeds support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Cass County. Deadline to register is Friday, April 7. Register at the Atlantic Public Library or online at https://forms.gle/JS4hgLbHGtd3NoR88


Friends Of the Atlantic Library Book Sale begins on Wednesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 22 at the Atlantic Public Library. Saturday is the $5 bag sale. Proceeds stay in the library for programs and children’s events.


Doodling Class with Artist Sandy Maxa will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Corning Center For the Fine Arts. Doodling is drawing without a final project in mind. It has many benefits. It helps with concentration and understanding a speaker better when you are listening. Doodling can relieve stress, improve your mood and give your creativity a boost. Come join us and give your inner child a chance to play. You may doodle whatever you want or follow a few prompts to get started. Class and material fee $5.00. Class size limited to 8. Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Call 641-322-4549 today to hold your spot in this really fun class!


Audubon Hobbies is hosting a Scale Model Building Contest on Saturday, May 13 from 11:30am- 3:00pm at 321 Broadway Street in Audubon. All varities of scale models can be entered (Kit, kit bashed, scratch built). Aircrafts, boats, cars, railroads, dioramas, Gundam, etc. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Enjoy a day of fun and interaction with other builders and show off your favorite models and building skills. For more information and details call 609-284-0600 or visit audubonhobbies@gmail.com





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. ***


Cass County Farmers Markets 2022

Anita Farmers Market:
Location: Bandshell Park on Main Street in Anita
Time/Dates: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM, June – August
Highlights: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, honey, farm-fresh eggs, Lion’s club nuts, fresh baked
goodies, popcorn, jellies, sauces, salsa, hand-crafted items, and metal yard art.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Some vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as “food stamps”).
Contact: (402)677-2460

Atlantic Farmers Market:
Location: Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022)
Time/Dates: Saturdays 9:00 AM- Noon, May 21 – End of August
Highlights: Fresh produce, honey, pollen, popcorn, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, dressings, BBQ sauces, salsa,
baked goods, soaps, lotions & more.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Some vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as “food stamps”).
Contact: (402)677-2460

Lewis Farmers Market:
Location: 3HO (201 1st St., Lewis, IA 51544)
Time/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:30 PM, May 31– October 13
Highlights: Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Contact: (712)789)-9455

Produce in the Park:
Location: Atlantic City Park (10 W 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022)
Time/Dates: Thursdays 4:30-6:30, June 2– October 13
Website: www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com
Highlights: Fresh, local produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, honey, local meat, soaps, candles,
additional crafts and art, and weekly food truck. Live music, Guest Chef, free Samples, and activities for
young and old.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. All
qualifying food vendors at Produce in the Park accept SNAP/EBT (“food stamps”). All produce vendors at
the market both accept and distribute Double Up Food Bucks ($1 coupons for fresh produce provided
for every dollar spent on fresh produce with SNAP/EBT up to $10 per transaction). Contact: (712) 249-5870

The Cass County Local Food Policy Council encourages low-income adults age 60 and older and WIC recipients to apply for Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) produce vouchers. Adults age 60 and older with annual incomes less than $25,142 (single) and $33,874 (married) are eligible to apply for the Senior FMNP. The Senior FMNP provides $30 in farmers market produce
vouchers to qualifying seniors first come, first served. To apply for the Senior FMNP vouchers, individuals over age 60 should call the Connections Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-9209 (extension 8888) and leave a message with their name and phone number. The agency may take up to five days to respond to messages. FMNP produce vouchers are also provided to WIC (Women, Infants, Children) recipients first come, first served. For more information on the WIC program and the WIC FMNP vouchers, people in Cass County should call 800-338-4129.FMNP is a congressionally authorized program with the goals of providing fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce to nutritionally at-risk women, infants, children, and low-income seniors; increasing the
domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding farmers markets; and aiding in the development of farmers markets. More information on the program can be found at
https://iowaagriculture.gov/agricultural-diversification-market-development-bureau/farmers-marketnutrition- program. All four Cass County farmers markets accept both Senior and WIC FMNP vouchers.



Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Thursday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 5:45 pm bingo starts at 6:30 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.

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.

Irwin Bingo is every Thursday at the Irwin Community Building (404 Front St) beginning at 7pm. Food will be served beginning at 5:30pm and Early Bird Bingo starts at 6:30pm with a progressive jackpot.

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/


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.

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

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.



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. ***


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.


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