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NOTICES:

Shine Like Stars is a prom-like experience where folks with intellectual or physical limitations come together for a night of celebration.  Our honored guests dress up and are treated to an evening of dinner, dancing, flowers, karaoke, photo booth pictures, and goody bags with fun swag for them to take home. Each guest also goes through a special ceremony to receive a crown or tiara so that they may be celebrated for the Kings and Queens that they are.  It truly is a special night! This event is hosted by First Church of Christ and Central Churches of Christ, and our next Shine Like Stars will be March 16, 2024 at the FCC in Atlantic.  Typically, there would be upwards of 80-90 special guests in attendance in addition to the dance buddies and volunteers needed to make the evening a success. As with all events such as this, it takes volunteers and donations to ensure that our guests have that special red-carpet experience…and we are hoping you might consider partnering with us to make that all possible. If you would consider making a monetary donation to this event or would be willing to help – we have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved. Checks can be made out to FCC/Shine Like Stars and mailed to 1310 SW 7th St, Atlantic, IA 50022.  Our Tax ID# is 42-1178870.  If you would like to sign up for a volunteer spot, watch for our sign-up opportunities on the FCC Facebook page or reach out to one of us. Should you have any questions, please contact any one of our committee members: Monica Sanny Brandt at 515-971-6270, Emily Clark at 402-980-0934, Billie Hoover at 712-250-0286 or Stephanie Kinzie at 712-249-8087

H.E.A.L ( Hope. Empathy. Acceptance. Love) meets every 2nd Wednesday each month from 6-8pm at the Exira Library Meeting room. Their mission: To support those living with incurable, chronic medical conditions that impact the quality of life. For questions call 712-304-5779.

 

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CASS COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES:

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

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner is today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the  Parish Center in Atlantic.  Offering Fried Alaskan Pollock and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta meals for $15 or Macaroni and Cheese and Alfredo Pasta meals for $10.   The maximum charge for families is $75.  Dine in or carry out.  Use west doors for dine in and carry out guests are asked to go north on Locust Street, turn east on 5th Street and stop by the north Parish Center door.  Meals will be brought to your car.  Proceeds support local charitable causes includes the Saints Peter & Paul Senior Scholarship Fund.

Fish Fry St. John’s Catholic Church Adair will take place on Friday, February 23 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Serving Fish, Shrimp, Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert.  Cost is $15.00 per meal Dine in at the parish hall or drive through for carryout using the alley north of the parish hall.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry is today from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are $12 each with seating and carry-out available.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (PG-13) on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

Author and artist Scott Becker will be signing copies of his latest printed book, Exist Ants, January 2023 – December 2024. This is the last segment of his ten year long online based series of articles, short stories and rants tracking the decline and fall of our American culture. Ascorbic and witty this volume includes a major section within that contains interviews with major personas with the artifical intelligence driven ChatGBT avatar. Currently living in Atlantic, Iowa, the author’s oeurve includes some fifty-four different printed volumes covering in part his previous award winning digital explorations, some of which have been exhibited in Europe and Australia.  Copies on sale at the event.  The event will be held Friday afternoon, February 23rd at 5:30 PM at ‘Your Forte’ located at 415 Chestnut Street in Atlantic Iowa.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Audubon Lions Club 33rd Annual Farm Toy Show takes place on Saturday, February 24 from 9am-2:30pm in the Agri-Hall at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 for adults. Children 8 and under are free. Lunch will be available and there will be door prizes. For more information call LaVerne at 712-563-2026 or Derek at 712-304-5235.

Cass County Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 24. Doors open at 5pm with dinner served at 5:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 712-249-1139 or 712-254-2149.

A Full Moon Hike will be held at Prairie Rose State Park on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Meet at the north shelter house.  The hike will be fairly easy and less than a mile. Listen for owls and coyotes and maybe do a little stargazing a long the way.  Please dress for the weather.

Annual Pony Express Benefit Dance and Auction will be held on Saturday February 24th at The Cumberland Community Building from 7 to 11pm.  The Shadow Ridge Band will be playing your favorite country and western and classic rock and roll to dance to. There is a large dance floor for line dancing. During the band breaks, there will be raffles, auction items to bid on, a 50/50 cash raffle and and tickets for sale for a chance to win a 2023 Kawasaki 4010 Mule to be given away on March 30th. If you can’t make it that night and would like to purchase these tickets, contact Mick Fay at 712-789-9980. All proceeds go to benefit Camp Sunnyside in Ankeny, Iowa. Admission is $10.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

“Heart and Hands for Haiti” Soup Supper at the St. John’s United Church of Christ near Lyman will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the church.  Serving soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks for a free will offering.  All proceeds will go toward the shipping costs of diapers, dresses and other items.

Persia Fire and Rescue Annual Breakfast Buffet will be held on Sunday, February 25 at the Persia Fire Hall from 7:30-11am. Serving a wide variety of breakfast items. Adults $10, Children 2-12- $5 under 2 are free. Carry out available. Hosted by Persia Fire & Rescue Inc. Proceeds will be used for equipment.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Atlantic Lions Club will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Farmers Walnut Street Diner, 319 Walnut Street in Atlantic from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.   Dr. Michael Egertsen, DPM, FACPM, AACFAS, with Cass Health, will present a program.   Guests are always welcome!  Please call Deb Marcellus Schuler if questions…249-4321.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop and relay intercropping workshop on Thursday, February 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Farmers and Landowners are welcome to attend these free workshops and complimentary meal. The workshop will be hosted by Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa Nutrient Research Center director, Dr. Mark Licht, associate professor and extension cropping systems specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Dr. Jon Dahlem, Iowa State University postdoctoral research associate. Reservations are required to ensure adequate space and food. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary meal and be entered in a drawing for ISU Prairie Strips honey. For reasonable accommodations and to RSVP, please contact Alena Whitaker at 515-294-2473 or ilf@iastate.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner is today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Parish Center in Atlantic.  Offering Fried Alaskan Pollock and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta meals for $15 or Macaroni and Cheese and Alfredo Pasta meals for $10.   The maximum charge for families is $75.  Dine in or carry out.  Use west doors for dine in and carry out guests are asked to go north on Locust Street, turn east on 5th Street and stop by the north Parish Center door.  Meals will be brought to your car.  Proceeds support local charitable causes includes the Saints Peter & Paul Senior Scholarship Fund.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry is today from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are $12 each with seating and carry-out available.

Fish Fry St. John’s Catholic Church Adair will take place on Friday, February 23 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Serving Fish, Shrimp, Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert.  Cost is $15.00 per meal Dine in at the parish hall or drive through for carryout using the alley north of the parish hall.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing Argylle (PG-13) on Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Animal Antifreeze will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m. Join for a program about animals surviving the winter. Meet at the Prairie Rose Park office. Make “animals” (out of liquid Jell-o) and then finding a place outside for your animals to take shelter for the winter.  After a while check the containers and if your Jell-o is still liquid, your animal survived.  If it gelled, then you animal didn’t make it.  All supplies will be provided.

Pottery Trimming Demo will take place take place on Saturday, March 2 from 10-noon at Corning Center For Fine Arts in Corning. See a demonstration on trimming, texture and carving stoneware pottery. You’ll see a few ways to enhance glaze movement and create visual appeal. For beginners and experienced potters…or if you are interested in taking a pottery class, this demonstra tion is for you. Freewill donation! Sign up online at www.corningfinearts.org.

Anton Clausen Benefit will take place on March 2 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Anita Community Center in Anita. Anton Clausen lost his home and belongings in a devastating fire. Free will donation meal and a silent auction will be held. There are accounts set up in Anton’s name at Rolling Hills and First National Banks in Anita. If you would like to make a monetary donation , please make checks to Anton Clausen. All proceeds will go directly to Anton. Any questions can be directed to Jodi Irlmeier712-762-4234. If you would like to donate a silent auction item you may contact Vicki Murphy at 712-254-0301 or Sara Sisler at 722-249-6769.

Audubon County Cattlman’s/Pork Producers Annual Banquet and Trophy Auction is Saturday, March 2 at the Event Center in Exira.  Social hour at 6:00 pm. Prime Rib and Pork Loin Dinner is at 7:00 pm.  Door prizes…trophy and silent auction and more.  Live band entertainment by Tyler Anthony.  Tickets are $25 at the door. Call Dan Madsen 712-790-0940, Clara Lauritsen 712-304-4451 or Scott Alt 712-304-0110.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Red Cross Blood Drive takes place on Thursday, March 7 at the Atlantic Family YMCA from 12-6pm.  Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.com to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner is today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Parish Center in Atlantic.  Offering Fried Alaskan Pollock and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta meals for $15 or Macaroni and Cheese and Alfredo Pasta meals for $10.   The maximum charge for families is $75.  Dine in or carry out.  Use west doors for dine in and carry out guests are asked to go north on Locust Street, turn east on 5th Street and stop by the north Parish Center door.  Meals will be brought to your car.  Proceeds support local charitable causes includes the Saints Peter & Paul Senior Scholarship Fund.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry is today from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are $12 each with seating and carry-out available.

Fish Fry St. John’s Catholic Church Adair will take place on Friday, February 23 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Serving Fish, Shrimp, Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert.  Cost is $15.00 per meal Dine in at the parish hall or drive through for carryout using the alley north of the parish hall.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing Bob Marley’s One Love (PG-13) on Friday, March 8 and Saturday March 9 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner is today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Parish Center in Atlantic.  Offering Fried Alaskan Pollock and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta meals for $15 or Macaroni and Cheese and Alfredo Pasta meals for $10.   The maximum charge for families is $75.  Dine in or carry out.  Use west doors for dine in and carry out guests are asked to go north on Locust Street, turn east on 5th Street and stop by the north Parish Center door.  Meals will be brought to your car.  Proceeds support local charitable causes includes the Saints Peter & Paul Senior Scholarship Fund.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry is today from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are $12 each with seating and carry-out available.

Fish Fry St. John’s Catholic Church Adair will take place on Friday, February 23 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Serving Fish, Shrimp, Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert.  Cost is $15.00 per meal Dine in at the parish hall or drive through for carryout using the alley north of the parish hall.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing Ordinary Angels (PG) on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

FRIDAY MARCH 22

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Dinner is today from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the Parish Center in Atlantic.  Offering Fried Alaskan Pollock and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta meals for $15 or Macaroni and Cheese and Alfredo Pasta meals for $10.   The maximum charge for families is $75.  Dine in or carry out.  Use west doors for dine in and carry out guests are asked to go north on Locust Street, turn east on 5th Street and stop by the north Parish Center door.  Meals will be brought to your car.  Proceeds support local charitable causes includes the Saints Peter & Paul Senior Scholarship Fund.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Lenten Fish Fry is today from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center in Audubon. Meals are $12 each with seating and carry-out available.

Fish Fry St. John’s Catholic Church Adair will take place on Friday, February 23 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Serving Fish, Shrimp, Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert.  Cost is $15.00 per meal Dine in at the parish hall or drive through for carryout using the alley north of the parish hall.

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing Madam Web (PG-13) on Friday, March 22 and Saturday March 23 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Hunter Safety Education Online Field Day takes place on Saturday, March 23 from 8am-noon at Nishna Bend Recreation Area ( 1 1/2 miles SE of Harlan Municipal Airport). Anyone born after January 1, 1972 must complete a hunter safety ed course in order to obtain an Iowa hunting license. Must be 12 years old to take class. Register online at http://license.gooutdoorsiowa.com/Event/ViewEvent. Complete the class before attending the field day event! Then go to iowadnr.gov/huntered to sign up and get started. You must bring your online completion voucher to be admitted to the field day event on March 23. Call with questions…712-744-3403.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

The Rose Theater in Audubon will be showing Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG) on Friday, March 29 and Saturday March 30 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. All seats are $4 cash only.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

Moped Class takes place on Sunday, March 30 from 8am-2pm at the Atlantic Fire Department. Cost is $50. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Call 712-243-3643 for more information.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

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. ***

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BINGO:

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/

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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.

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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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