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COVID-19 Cass Co. Comm. 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.

*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

LOST and FOUND:

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

LOST: White Angora cat named Snowball, blue eyes, feather like tail, 15 years old, needs daily medication. Can be ID with a chip she has. $25 reward for return can also be returned to 1013 E. 10th St., Atlantic.

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NOTICES:

The Walnut Splash Pad is OPEN! Hours will be noon – 8 pm – 7 days a week.

Atlantic’s city crews will be out with the fogger to spray from 4-until 7-a.m. every Thursday and Friday, beginning June 11th and 12th. The spraying will take place weather permitting, throughout the summer, until further notice.

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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Grow Another Row Cass County Pickup locations:

Reminder – please take only what you need, be sure to wash all produce with water before eating. Availability is subject to strong growing season and sufficient donations. Find more information on Grow Another Row at extension.iastate.edu/cass. Follow on Facebook @ HealthyCassCounty

MONDAYS – Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St.) 8 am – 4 pm; Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm. Atlantic: Cass County Community Center, 805 W 10th St. 10 AM-12 PM back entrance. Contact: Brigham Hoegh (712)249-5870

TUESDAYS – Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St.) 8 am – 4 pm;  Atlantic: New Life Church (600 Pine St.) from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Griswold: The Lord’s Cupboard (Methodist Church, 100 Cass St.) Pantry from 11 am – 2 pm and after pantry until 5:30 pm. Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm.

WEDNESDAYS – Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St.) 8 am – 4 pm; Wiota: Bonnie Williams’s home (box in front of yard, no need to go to door, 309 Allen St.) from noon – 8 pm; Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm.

THURSDAYS – Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St.) 8 am – 4 pm; Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm. Atlantic: Atlantic Food Pantry 19 W. 4th St. (pre-bagged produce requested) Contact: (712)243-1820

FRIDAYS – Lewis: 3HO (old elementary school, 201 1st Lewis St.) from 10 am – 3 pm;  Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm.

SATURDAYS – Anita:  Anita Food Pantry (208 Chestnut St.) on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 9-11 am; Atlantic: American Legion Memorial Building (201 Poplar St.) from 5-7 pm; Marne: Barb Fischer’s house (410 Washington St., box in front of yard, no need to go to door) from 8 am – 8 pm.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elk Lodge (411 Walnut St., Atlantic) Doors open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Open to the public!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Produce in the Park is Thursday, August 6th in the Atlantic City Park and will be offering free produce for children and their families throughout the month of August. Stop by to pick it up, as well as enjoy live music and crafts. Customers who don’t feel comfortable attending the market in-person are welcome to use our online drive-through and pick up service. Produce in the Park allows customers to place their orders through our website or Facebook page (@ProduceInThePark). As long as your order is placed before Tuesday at 11 PM, it will be available when the market opens. Fresh food and farm products for this week include: Corn, tomatoes, zucchini, eggs, goatmilk soaps, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, honey, radishes, turnips, lettuce, and beets.  High-risk customers are welcomed to shop between 4:00-4:30 PM. The market is open to all between 4:30-6:30 PM.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Saturday Night movie at Lake Anita for August 8th is How to Train Your Dragon 3. Movies begin at dusk and will be held in the campgrounds. Future dates and movies: August 15th – Abominable, August 22nd – A Dog’s Journey, August 29th – Dora and the Lost City of Gold, September 5th – Onward.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

The 22nd Annual Relay for Life of Cass County Tractor Drive will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 9 am. Registration is at 8:30 am at the Cass County Fairgrounds, parade at 9:15 am from the Depot to 10th St. before heading to Lewis then Griswold and back to Atlantic.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elk Lodge (411 Walnut St., Atlantic) Doors open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Open to the public!

The Cass County Democratic Party’s School Supply Drive & Food Drive will run from July 13th to August 14th. Suggested items for the school drive include everything from pencils to spiral notebooks to book bags and also should include non-traditional items such as facial tissues, hand sanitizer, plastic zip-top storage bags, and copy paper. Non-perishable items such as canned and boxed food items are needed; cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, zip-top storage bags or other food storage containers are also welcome. Drop-off sites are available around the county. Drop-off sites include: Anita: City Clerk’s Office; Library; Main Street Market; Rusty Razor; Rolling Hills Bank. Atlantic: Fareway (school supplies only); private home at 10 E. 13th St.; YMCA; Rolling Hills Bank. Cumberland: City Hall; Houghton State Bank. Griswold: Rolling Hills Bank; City Hall; Telephone Company, Houghton State Bank. Lewis: Library. Lyman: Lyman Cafe. Marne: Library outside Post Office. Massena: Library; FNB Bank; Economy Food Mart.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

LC Clinic will be holding its First Annual Fundraising Banquet on August 13th at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club.  Seating is limited with social distancing, and begins at 6:30 p.m.  Registration by August 9 is required to attend.  Register at www.IowaLcClinic.org or by calling 641-782-2150.  Opportunities to become a Business Sponsor, Table Sponsor, or Table Host for this event are available.  If unable to attend or uncomfortable attending due to Covid, please donate on the website, with notation ‘Atlantic banquet’.  The banquet is a fundraiser for its new pregnancy medical clinic opening in Atlantic, and to fund the first year of clinic operations.  LC Clinic is a pregnancy medical clinic, with locations in Stuart, Creston, and SOON Atlantic, and is funded solely through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors. For more information about LC Clinic, contact Dottie Krogh at dottiek1975@gmail.com, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.helpLifeCareClinic.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

A Drive-In Movie will be held at the Cass County Fair Grounds in the grandstand area on Saturday, August 15th beginning around 8:30 PM with a showing of “Grease”. Cars may begin parking at 7 PM. The screen is 60 feet long with a high definition projector. Speakers will be available next to the screen for people to utilize. A transmitter will be provided for those enjoying the movie from their car. Attendees will turn their radio to a certain station and the transmitter will play the audio through their car speakers. Entry is $15 per car. Limited parking is available, and tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlanticiowa.com. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, individuals are not allowed to leave their vehicles. Outside seating will not be allowed. Concessions and bathrooms will not be available. This is subject to change, based on updated State mandates.  Attendants that are wanting concessions are encouraged to stop by the Atlas Atlantic Cinema’s curbside Pop-up popcorn night before they come to the movie. Visit Atlas Atlantic Cinema’s Facebook Page for more information and pricing of the concessions they will be providing curbside. For more information, visit www.atlanticiowa.com, call the Chamber at 712.243.3017 or email chamber@atlanticiowa.com

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

Saturday Night movie at Lake Anita for August 15th is Abominable.. Movies begin at dusk and will be held in the campgrounds. Future dates and movies: August 22nd – A Dog’s Journey, August 29th – Dora and the Lost City of Gold, September 5th – Onward.

The Cass County Conservation Board is sponsoring a “Breakfast with the Birds” Program on August 15th at 9 am at Camblin Addition Shelter in Atlantic. This year, due to COVID-19 there will not be breakfast available, feel free to bring your own breakfast. They encourage social distancing, with marked spaces for each family, during the program. Kay Neuman, rehabilitator and Educator at S.O.A.R., Saving Our Avian Resources. Kay will show and discuss several of her permanently injured birds and will hopefully have one that is fully recovered and ready to release back into the wild! Please help support raptors and education!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

Friendship Home Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 21st! You can sign up at the Audubon Golf & Country Club​. Not a golfer but still want to contribute to the golf tournament? We have sponsorships available and are in need of silent auction items. To become a sponsor or to donate auction items, contact Amy Madsen at marketing@friendshiphome.com. Fill out the attached form and send with payment to: Friendship Home Foundation 714 N. Division St., Audubon, IA 50025.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

Saturday Night movie at Lake Anita for August 22nd is A Dog’s Journey. Movies begin at dusk and will be held in the campgrounds. Future dates and movies: August 29th – Dora and the Lost City of Gold, September 5th – Onward.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

Saturday Night movie at Lake Anita for August 29th is Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Movies begin at dusk and will be held in the campgrounds. Future dates and movies: September 5th – Onward.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Saturday Night movie at Lake Anita for September 5th is Onward. Movie begin at dusk and will be held in the campgrounds.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Pieces & Dreams Car Club’s Crusin’ 4 Toys will be held on September 12 in Griswold on Main Street from noon-4 pm. Registration is from 9 am – noon, show is noon – 4 pm. Cost is $15 per vehicle/bike. You can pre-register at Pieces & Dreams Facebook page. Money goes towards toys for kids at Christmas.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Warrior Walk for ALS will be held on September 19th at the Walnut Community Center in Walnut, IA. They will be raising awareness and funds for the ALS Association in honor of Lesley Krummel, in memory of Deb Petersen and in memory of Janice Tooley. At 10:00 AM Opening & Live Music; 10:30 AM 2 Mile Walk, 11:00 am -12:30 pm Free Will Donation Pork Loin Meal, 11:30-12:30 Lesley Krummel’s Book Launch & Signing.

THINGS TO DO AT HOME DURING QUARANTINE…..  have one to share? email kjandesk@metc.net

Atlantic Community School District back pack lunches are served between 9-11 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school shut down. They will be at the Schuler loading dock. Volunteers will be serving lunches. Please pull up to the table, 1 person get out of the vehicle and grab the needed amount of food. Each back pack is two lunches and two breakfasts. Meals through July.

Griswold School District Backpack Program pick ups are on Mondays from 10-11 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Griswold. For more information call: 712-778-2154 or visit griswoldschools.org. Children in the Friday Food Backpack Program can pick up weekend meals at school meal pickup. If times create hardship contact: Katie Elwood at kelwood@griswolschools.org or Nigel Horton at nhorton@griswoldschools.org.

CAM School District Backpack Program pick ups are on Mondays and Thursdays  from 11 am – noon at the CAM High School in Anita, Middle School in Massena and Methodist Church in Cumberland. For more information call: 712-762-3231 or visit camcougars.org. If times or locations create hardship contact Tami Williams: 712-762-3231, twilliamson@cam.k12.ia.us

Grow Another Row, Cass County is a campaign to encourage gardeners to grow a little extra food. Plan to plant now to share at harvest time. The food availability challenges of COVID-19 will continue as people find themselves needing a little extra help to put food on the table. Now is the time to plant cold hardy veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, onions and potatoes. Sign up for a weekly newsletter to get timely information for experienced and new gardeners at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.

National Geographic has a new online hub, NatGeo@Home, which pulls together all of National Geographic’s family-friendly educational content into a one-stop shop for parents and teachers alike. The free digital resource combines the educational content from the National Geographic Society with those from National Geographic Kids and other tools and services. This includes access to the National Geographic Society’s Learn at Home portal, where you’ll find educational content like articles, lessons, videos, other online activities and more. The content on the site, aimed at K-12 students, is organized by grade and tagged as either “read,” “watch” or “play,” depending on whether it’s an article, video or activity. There are also lesson plans available, which parents and teachers can favorite to save to their library, if signed in. The new site is also home to the Explorer Classroom, which offers live video talks from conservationists, scientists, filmmakers, explorers and other experts, that will air weekdays at 2 PM EDT. The talks will cover topics like wildlife, ocean conversation, photography, space exploration and more.

ABC Mouse is offering free membership for your kids with educational games for ages 2-8. Use code: SCHOOL7771. Science, Reading, Math, Art & Colors. Visit abcmouse.com

Animal Cameras! There are a lot of zoos and aquariums that have live cams! A few include: San Diego Zoo – also has a website just for kids with videos, activities and games, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta , Houston Zoo, Georgia Aquarium.

Travel to Paris, France and take a tour of The Louvre

View the stars and planets! Download SkyView for android or Star Walk 2 for iphone for some great night time fun! (There are many other apps to choose from!)

Science Class – Visit Science Mom on YouTube for some fun science experiments for the kids!

1,000 Disney Coloring Pages are available and also link for adult pages! Get coloring by clicking the link! Disney Coloring Pages

Do the Zoo at Home! Visit Do the Zoo at Home and check back each day for an interactive video and activity you can do with your family, so you can still enjoy the Zoo from your living room. Pre-K – 5th grade activity and 6th-12th grade activity.

Take a trip to Disney World & Disneyland in the comfort of your home! Take a virtual ride by clicking on the link! Disney World & Disneyland Virtual Rides

Take a Virtual Tour of National Parks! A few include Arches National Park, Death Valley, Glacier Point and more. Click on link! Virtual Tour of National Parks

Stream Broadway Shows & more! Click link – Filmed on Stage

Have a celebrity read to your child! Click link –  Storyline Online

Remember School House Rock? Watch episodes here – School House Rock!

Art Class! Step by step video instructions on how to draw – your kids will love it! Click link – Art for Kids Hub

Don’t forget about your local libraries! There are digital access to thousands of books! Many may have curbside pick up – just call! Visit your local library on their website and Facebook pages! Here are a few: Atlantic Public Library, Griswold Public Library, Cumberland Public Library, Anita Public Library, Massena Public Library, Elk Horn Public Library, Kimballton Public Library, Exira Public Library, Audubon Public Library, Corning Public Library

EXTRAS ….

The Atlantic Food Pantry is expanding operations and seeking additional volunteers. The Atlantic Food Pantry plans to expand operations to start delivering food to people in Atlantic identified by Cass County COVID-19 Mobile Food For All as not having transportation or living within walking distance or the pantry. However, in order to provide this important service to the community, the Atlantic Food Pantry need volunteers who can commit to delivering food. The Atlantic Food Pantry seeks committed volunteers to assist with sacking and food delivery every Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM – noon. Volunteers will help prepare bags of food, and then deliver food to households in the Atlantic area. Volunteers will be asked to use their own vehicles to deliver food. For more information on local food, farmers markets, and food access, follow the Cass County Local Food Policy Council’s Facebook page @CassCountyLocalFood.

Atlantic Public Library Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 7 pm, Wednesday-Friday: 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm. The first hour of each day (9-10 am) is designated for patrons who are especially vulnerable to illness. No in-person programs. Look for announcements about online programs. No in-library activities (puzzles, coloring pages, games, ect.), no meeting room reservations. Stay home if you are sick, wear a mask or something that covers your nose and mouth when you are in the building. Staff will wear masks while interacting with the public. The library will not be a gathering place for groups to have seating available for more than 1 person at at able. All materials must be returned in a book drop or in the lobby. Returned materials will be quarantined 3 days before available on the shelf. Only half of the public computers will be available in order to accommodate social distancing.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

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.

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

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House. They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves. Playing starts at 1 pm.

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for donations of money and/or grocery items. The funds and shelves are running low. The Atlantic Food Pantry was started in March, 1982, by the Ministerial Association and Church Women United. It has relied solely on cash and food items donated from the community. In the beginning, the Pantry helped 170 individuals/families per year. The Pantry now serves an average of 15-25 individuals/families per week with a limitation of one visit per month for senior citizens and one visit every other month for all others unless they have an emergency and a referral from someone who is aware of their problem. Since it began, the Pantry has rarely requested monetary donations due to the lack of funds, but at the current rate, the Pantry cash account will be extremely low by the end of summer. Grocery items they could use are cereal, canned meat and other canned food items, toilet tissue and soap. If you have any questions, you may contact treasurer, Florence Burrows at 243-1363 or Ken Burkhart at 243-1820. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

Roland Funeral Service is running Randy Alcorn’s “HAPPINESS” VIDEO SERIES for anyone interested in gatherings Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at 1011 E 10th St. In Atlantic. Call Amy Roland at 254-1266.

A support group helping those touched by dementia and Alzheimer’s for family members and caregivers – “People Helping People” – will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Atlantic Specialty Care/Care Initiatives – in the chapel, 1300 E. 19th St., Atlantic. Call 249-4193 or 243-3952 for more information. Everyone is welcome – you are not alone.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share are welcomed. Call Amy Jo Roland at 712-243-5492. This is sponsored by the Roland Funeral Home.

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

Operation Barnabas meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Atlantic Iowa Western Community College campus.

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St. Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn. Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. *** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

The Shelby County Public Health Department has the following available services at their office location, 2712 12th Street, in Harlan:

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 Wednesday, April 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 to schedule an appointment there.

The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center offers immunizations to infants and children through age 18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of these immunizations or children of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule an appointment there.

Immunizations offered are: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services:  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 19th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment for family planning services. Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing is also available at the October 17th Family Planning Nurse Clinic. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison and Onawa.

Lead Screening: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum uses the Parents as Teachers model, which helps parents, prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper installation of car seats for children is also available. Major funding for this program is provided by Harrison/Monona/Shelby Early Childhood Iowa.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869) for information on quitting smoking or visit them online @ www.QUITLINEIOWA.org where you can learn more about Quitline Iowa services. Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or patches) for persons receiving Medicaid or Medicare insurance. Call 1-800-784-8869 or go online to get started with the tobacco-cessation coaching staff.

Blood Pressure Screening: Public Health offers free blood pressure screenings. Appointments preferred but will walk-ins are welcome. Please call 712-755-4422 for an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maternal Health Support Group: Pregnant women are welcome to join the Mothers and Babies Support Group. The goal of the group is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Assistance with transportation and child care is available if needed. Group members also receive incentive items to prepare for the baby’s delivery. If interested, call Cara Cacy at 712.755.4406 for more information.

Care For Yourself & Check the Girls: These programs provide free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women. Regular screening is the best way to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest stages. Contact Dawn Klein for more information 712-755-4312.

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group: This informal support group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse or significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for March 12th & 26th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Public Health 712-755-4312 for more information.

For further information about any of these programs or other public health services, contact Lori Hoch, Director of Public Health, Myrtue Medical Center, at 712-755-4423.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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