Myrtue Medical Center offers additional COVID Vaccine clinics for 12 years and up - Booster or Primary Series - 11-5-21 Myrtue Medical Center’s Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics for 12 years and up – Boost or Primary Series for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson on November 19th from 1 PM to 4 PM at Myrtue’s Community Health, 2712 12th St, Harlan. Please review eligibility closely to determine if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine boost dose. Eligibility Criteria for Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Boost Dose Vaccine
People 65 years of age and older
People 18 years of age and older who reside in long-term care settings
People age 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions
People aged 18 years of age and older who work or live in high-risk settings
MUST be at least 6 months from second dose of their primary series.
Defining Eligibility Criteria for Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Boost Dose Vaccine
Underlying Medical Conditions: Examples include cancer, chronic kidney, liver, or lung conditions, overweight, history of smoking, HIV infection, dementia or other neurological conditions, diabetes, Down’s syndrome, heart conditions, sickle cell, solid organ or stem cell transplant, pregnancy, mental health conditions, tuberculosis, or substance abuse disorders.
High Risk Settings-Healthcare workers, first responders, firefighters, police, congregate care staff, education staff, childcare staff, food and agricultural workers, manufacturing, corrections workers, United States Postal Service workers, public transit, and grocery store workers.
Long term care settings—examples include: Nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities, senior housing, housing for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, group homes, congregate day programs, and/or inpatient substance abuse settings.
Eligibility Criteria for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Boost Dose Vaccine
Age 18 years of age and older
Must be at least 2 months from the initial single dose primary series.
Mix and Match Authorization The FDA amended Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of each of the available COVID-19 vaccines as a mix-and match booster dose in eligible individuals following completion of a primary vaccination with a different available COVID-19 vaccine. A mix and match approach is only allowable for the booster dose only—not as part of a primary series. This means that you will be able to choose the vaccine you want as your boost dose or may do so in consultation with your healthcare provider prior to the clinic. Preparing for Myrtue Medical Center’s Boost Dose Clinic
You will need to sign up on Myrtue Medical Center’s website at myrtuemedical.org to schedule your appointment. If you need assistance, please call Public Health at 712.755.4422. Many people will be eligible to receive the boost dose. If there is a need for an additional clinic, we will provide public notice through newspaper, radio, and social media messaging.
Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to the clinic so we can verify that there is an appropriate interval between doses.
You may print consents for the vaccine of your choice on Myrtue’s website, pick up a consent at Public Health, or complete your consent at the clinic. Emergency Use Authorization Sheets are available on the Myrtue Medical Center webpage and will be available at the clinic.
Appropriate monitoring post-vaccination will still apply; this is 15 minutes for most individuals.
If you have been recently diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, please wait until you have met isolation and quarantine criteria before receiving a boost dose.
Please wait 90 days if you have had a monoclonal antibody treatment before receiving a boost dose.
If you are ill, please wait to receive a boost dose.
Public Health follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to ensure you receive vaccine that meets standards for storage, handling, preparing, administering, and monitoring to ensure a safe and effective vaccine for all you. If you have questions regarding the clinic or your specific eligibility, you may call Public Health at 712.755.4422 for further information.
Atl-Atls will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, November 20th, at Prairie Rose State Park east of Harlan. Meet just south of the main park entrance. Atl Atls is a spear thrower that has been around for a long time. It is used to throw spears further and with more accuracy.
A Drive-thru Spaghetti Supper will be held 4 to 7 pm, Saturday, November 20th, at St. Michael's Church in Harlan. The cost is a free-will donation with all proceeds supporting Concerned, Inc.
Newtown-Avoca Historical Society will present a Military Uniform Display and Flag Folding Ceremony by American Legion Members at 1:30 pm, Sunday, November 21st. The event will be held at Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum at 504 N Elm Street in Avoca. Free will donations will be accepted to support the museum.
The Earling Fire Department will host their 54th Annual Firemen's Supper, Sunday, November 21st, from 4:30 to 8 pm at St. Joseph's Hall in Earling. They will be serving broasted chicken with all the trimmings. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. There will also be a drawing for a 2021 Model 420 Honda Rancher 4x4 and a 43 inch LED TV. Dinner tickets are not valid for the drawing.
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Connections Agency on Aging to host a Secret Santa program - 11-18-21 - Officials with Connections Area Agency on Aging have announced that they will host their 3rd Annual Secret Santa for Seniors, holiday gift program. According to Aubury Krueger-Kutchara, Connections’ Director of Community Engagement, the agency is looking for nominations for older community members aged 60 or older that have little or no family near, that would benefit from some holiday cheer. The organization is also looking for community members that would like to “adopt” an older community member and purchase gift cards from their wish list. They are focusing on gift cards again this year to ensure health and safety of older community members and donors. Three years ago, Connections staff came together, and thought it would be great if there was a holiday giving program specifically for seniors. There were many programs throughout their service area for children and families, but no programs just for older community members. In the previous 2 years, Connections has been able to bring holiday joy to 139 seniors across its service area. To find out how you can nominate an older community member for the program, or how you can donate contact Tasha Jones at email@example.com
Upcoming blood donation opportunities - Monday, November 22nd - Exira Elk Horn Kimballton Schools, Elk Horn - 8 am-1:30 pm Tuesday, November 23rd - Veteran's Memorial Building, Harlan - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm For an appointment, call Sue at 755-5725. Friday, November 26th - Templeton Center in Templeton - 12:30-6 pm Monday, November 29th - Exira REC Center - Noon to 6 pm
Exira-EHK School Board to meet Monday evening – 11-19-21 - The Exira-EHK School District Board of Directors will meet at 5 pm, Monday, November 22nd in the Conference Room at the Elk Horn Building. Among items on the agenda will be the new board organizational meeting with the oath of office given to new members and election of the Board President and Board Vice-President. Discussion items will include adopting Robert’s Rules of Order for Conducting board meetings, establish monthly meetings, approve banking institutions and limits, approve Ahlers and Cooney Law Firm for School, approve Joe Rasmussen as Secondary Lawyer for property and local and approve Atlantic News Telegraph as the Official School Paper. In New Business, the will approve SBRC application allowable growth request for open enrollment out in the amount of $6,343, approve modified supplemental amount for increased enrollment in the amount of $42,229, approve the snow removal bid, approve second read of board policy 212.1 and approve early graduation request for Justice Doherty.
Cass County Sheriff’s report – 11-19-21 - 25 year old Taylor Rourick of Wiota was arrested November 14th, by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office on assault and other charges. Rourick was arrested on charges that include Domestic Assault with Intent, Child Endangerment and Reckless Use of a Firearm. Rourick was transported to the Cass County Jail where she was later released after posting bond. And Shaun Parks of Minneapolis, MN was arrested Tuesday, following an investigation into an accident that happened on I-80 west bound. Deputies located on a single vehicle sitting in the median which had struck the cable barrier. Parks did not recall what had taken place. Subsequent investigation led deputies to believe that Parks was operating his vehicle while under the influence. Parks was arrested on the charge of OWI 1st offense. Parks was transported to the Cass County Jail where he was later released after posting bond. The vehicle sustained approximately $3,500 of damage, but the cable barrier was not damaged.
Bluffs woman and man’s death ruled murder-suicide - 11-19-21 - Authorities in Pottawattamie County said in an update to a death investigation in Council Bluffs, the incident was a murder-suicide, and the case is closed. As previously reported, Sheriff’s Deputies and Police were called to a home on the far east side of Council Bluffs at around 7:45-a.m. November 7th., on a report of a domestic disturbance. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found the body of 83-year-old Bonnie Rankin, dead from a gunshot wound. Her husband, 86-year-old Harvey Rankin was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, but died Nov. 16th.
Villisca man killed in crash near Fremont, NE – 11-19-21 - (Omaha World Herald) - 32 year old Anthony Branam of Villisca was killed in a crash north of Fremont, Ne, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The crash happened around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon on US Highway 77 when a van rear-ended a semitrailer near the intersection of the highway and a county road. The Omaha World Herald reports that Branam died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the semi was not injured. The crash closed a section of the highway for about three hours.
Des Moines Man Charged In Carroll County District Court For Alleged Indecent Contact With A Child – 11-19-21 - (Carroll Broadcasting) - A Des Moines man accused of indecent contact with a child made his initial appearance in Carroll County District Court earlier this week. Carroll Broadcasting reports court records show 36-year-old Paul Matthew Synowiecki, formerly of Carroll, was taken into custody by the Carroll Police Department on Nov. 13 on an outstanding arrest warrant. That warrant stems from a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a reported incident on or about Aug. 18, 2014. Law enforcement alleges Synowiecki was staying overnight at a home in Ralston and touched the juvenile female victim’s inner thigh area while she was sleeping. Authorities say the girl was nine years old at the time the incident occurred. Synowiecki pled not guilty to the aggravated misdemeanor charge during an initial appearance before a magistrate on Sunday and was released on his own recognizance. His preliminary hearing is slated for Thursday, Dec. 2. An aggravated misdemeanor in Iowa carries a maximum penalty of up to two years imprisonment and $6,250 in fines.
Montgomery County News – 11-19-21 – At 4:15 pm on Thursday, November 18th, Nathan Aldrich of Red Oak was taken into custody on an active Montgomery County warrant. Aldrich was charged with Contempt – Resist Court Order. Aldrich posted the required $300 bond.
Des Moines area may receive up to 1,300 Afghans for resettlement – 11-19-21 – (Radio Iowa) Officials say as many as 13-hundred Afghans who were evacuated from their Asian homeland this summer could be relocated to central Iowa by June of 2022. Three weeks ago, the Pentagon announced nearly 6700 Afghans had been resettled throughout the country, but more than 53,000 remained at U.S. military facilities in six different states. “I know that the military bases are wanting these folks off military bases ASAP,” Polk County Supervisor Robert Brownell said earlier today, “and so time frame keeps getting compressed a little bit because they want these folks resettled.” Brownell indicated the coalition working on the resettlement project has secured warehouse space for beds and other furniture. “My understanding is Catholic Charities is about out of beds, if not out,” he said, “so we’re in the process of going through our procurement folks to see what it would cost to get a lot of beds in here for our future Afghans.” Pashto and Dari are the two official languages of Afghanistan and Brownell said they’re also working on a contract with a call-in translation service so Afghans can communicate with English-speaking Iowans as soon as they arrive.
4 Iowans face up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud – 11-19-21 (Radio Iowa) – Four Iowans have pleaded guilty to a scheme that prosecutors say led the U.S. Small Business Administration to lose more than four-and-a-half million dollars on bank loans. Three of the people who pleaded guilty worked for Valley Bank, based in the Quad Cities and shut down by regulators in 2014. Seventy-year-old Larry Henson of Davenport, the bank’s president, and two other bank employees have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution. The president of a company that provided lending services to Valley Bank has pleaded guilty to the same charge. According to a news release from the U.S. Justice Department, the group altered loan payment histories, renamed businesses and hid the fact that borrowers had previously defaulted on loans. Court records indicate the scheme involved getting the Small Business Administration to guarantee the failed loans. Each of the four defendants face a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Valley Bank had six Quad Cities locations, plus banks or loan offices in Altoona, Ames, Clive, Ankeny, Pleasant Hill, Knoxville, Oskaloosa and Cedar Falls when regulators declared it “unsound” in 2014. Great Southern acquired the banks assets, but not its losses, estimated to be in the range of 81 million dollars.
Marne Elk Horn accepts $4.5M award to expand fiber internet further in western Iowa 11-18-21 - In the next several years, underserved Internet customers in western Iowa will be served with Marne Elk Horn fiber Internet after the company completes fiber projects in the region. The company announced today that they have accepted the $4.5 million grant award from the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant program, which was announced in September, as well as the locations of the fiber projects they will be doing. According to Rachel Hamilton, CEO of Marne Elk Horn, in 2022 the company will complete the fiber project in the City of Neola, which it started in 2021 as part of the company’s vision to serve all customers in their services areas with fiber. Also next year, they will begin work in the community of Exira and the Iowa grant awarded area near Underwood. The company already has fiber to the community and rural areas of Brayton, Elk Horn, Marne, McClelland,Kimballton, and Walnut. Additionally, in the communities, and some rural areas, of Avoca, Underwood & Neola. Today, broadband (fiber Internet) is as important as electricity was in the 1930s. The disparity of available broadband Internet offerings across the state has left many rural residents and businesses without the reliable, ultra-fast fiber Internet that most Marne Elk Horn customers already have. This fact was exacerbated and exposed further by the pandemic when people needed to work and attend school from home. This project was supported by funds made available through the State of Iowa, acting by and through the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
Shelby County Sheriff's Report - 11-18-21 - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office released their October report. On Sunday, October 31st, 22 year old Brandon Paul Hinners of Arcadia was arrested following a traffic stop on Hwy 59. Hinners was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating while under the influence 1st offense and speeding. On October 24th, 41 year old Anthony Sherman Davis of Persia was arrested following a traffic stop on East St in Shelby. Davis was transported to the Shelby County Jail and charged with driving while suspended, failure to provide insurance, and failure to obey a stop sign. October 23. 26 year old Stanley Jean of Kansas City, MO, was arrested following a traffic stop on Hwy 59. Stanley was arrested on active warrants out of the State of Missouri. Stanley was transported to the Shelby County Jail. Also on the 23rd, 27 year old Morlie Sesay, of Gladstone, MO, was arrested following a traffic stop on Hwy 59. Sesay was transported to the Shelby County Jail where he was charged with operating while under the influence 1st offense, reckless driving, speeding, and driving on the wrong side of a two lane highway. And on October 15th, 33 year old Rebecca Lee Guzman of Irwin, was arrested following a traffic stop. Guzman was transported to the Shelby County Jail where she was charged with driving while suspended, no insurance, expired registration and failure to maintain seatbelt.
Carson City Council looking for community members to serve on committees – 11-10-21 – The Carson City Council is looking for individuals interested in serving their community as a member of a number of Boards/Commissions including the Planning Commission or Board of Adjustment. You may qualify if you’re a US citizen, a resident of the City of Carson, at least 21 years old and are available to attend evening meetings. Meetings are scheduled on an irregular as needed basis. Additional information and applications are available on the City website carsongov.com. Please submit applications to City Hall by December 8, 2021. Contact Brianne at City Hall if you have any question or need additional information.
Applications now being accepted for health care educational grants – 11-4-21 – Applications for healthcare educational grants from the Endowment for Education are now being accepted. The grants are made available through the Lucille Petersen Endowment Fund, which was established in 1988. The funds will be distributed to selected applicants seeking short or long-range educational assistance to pursue healthcare occupations. A November 30th deadline has been set for applications to be submitted for the spring 2022 semester. Application forms and more information are available by contacting Ruth Pitkin, Myrtue Medical Center – 1213 Garfield Ave – Harlan, IA 51537, phone 712-755-4316, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The grants can be for new, entry-level or advanced training or certifications.
Safe Driving is as Simple as ABC – 11-3-21 - Thanksgiving weekend, millions of Americans will hit the roads, eager to spend time with family and friends. It is one of the busiest travel times of the year and unfortunately, that may mean more crashes. It is important to remember the ABC’s of safe driving! ALWAYS means every time. Every driver should, without fail, buckle up, drive sober and follow all the rules of the road – every trip, every time! Using your seat belt and driving sober are two simple tasks drivers can do to save time, lives and money. BE means to take place. Safe driving should take place as our first and only priority when behind the wheel. Driving is a full time job which requires every driver’s complete attention. Driving distracted can lead to deadly consequences. CAREFUL means watchful. Drivers should consistently be watchful of unsafe drivers and their surroundings. Being a defensive driver will allow you to react to avoid crashes, dangerous situations and can save you money and more importantly your life. Last year in Iowa, between November 15th and 28th, thirteen people lost their lives on Iowa’s roadways and during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday, three people were killed on Iowa’s roadways. Even one life is too many! Law enforcement across Iowa will be enforcing the traffic laws and reminding drivers that save driving is a simple as ABC!
Open Enrollment Begins for Iowans Seeking Coverage Through the Affordable Care Act - 11-1-21 Monday, November 1st was the first day for open enrollment for Iowans seeking health coverage through the federal Affordable Care Act. Plans are offered in all 99 counties in the state through Wellmark and Medica. The insurance company Oscar offers plans in 25 counties. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen says people should start the enrollment process early. That gives them more time to find the plan that fits their needs best and to discover what tax credits they may be eligible to access. Open enrollments run’s through January 15th.
Sign up underway for low income heating assistance - 11-1-21 - (Radio Iowa) - The application period for the state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began on Monday, November 1st. Iowa Utilities Board spokesman, Donald Tormey, says the program provides a payment to help you with part of your heating bills. “It’s not a free ride, so customers are encouraged to pay something toward their utility bill in addition to any LIHEAP assistance they would receive,” he explains. Tormey says if you are behind on your bill, you should always reach out to the utility company. “We encourage customers to contact the utility company first. Talk to them about their specific financial situation,” Tormey says. “They may be able to set up a payment agreement or some other type of assistance. So, the utility company is always a great first contact for customers,” Tormey says. He says you can sign up anywhere in Iowa go through your local community action agency to sign up for LIHEAP. There is also a weatherization program available. Iowa law protects those in the LIHEAP program who are the head of a household from being disconnected from natural gas or electric service from November 1st through April 1st. Upcoming events -
Myrtue Medical Center is offering Flu Vaccine Clinics for ages 6 months and older. Appointment are required at all Myrtue Community Health clinics and the Ayzlee Clinic in Elk Horn. Call 755-4422 or visit the Myrtue website. Appointments are not needed at other locations. Please wear a mask and wear clothing that will allow a shot, such as a short sleeved shirt.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is Hosting 3 holiday events and is looking for sponsors. The first event is the Holiday Tree Lighting on the Shelby County Courthouse Square on Saturday, November 27th at 5 pm. Next is Santa in the Cabins on Thursday, December 9th from 5 to 7 pm, held at the Shelby County Historical Museum and 3rd is Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Saturday, December 11th, at participating Shelby County Communities. Their goal for all 3 events is $2,500. As a sponsor, you will be included on all advertising and flyers. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please email Carol or call the Chamber office at 755-2114.
HARVEST MARKET 2021 WILL BE HELD THE MONDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, SO YOU CAN STOCK UP FOR YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS. THE MARKET WILL BE HELD 3 TO 7 PM, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, AT THE CASS COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER AT 805 W. 10TH STREET IN ATLANTIC. PICK UP PREMIUM LOCAL PRODUCE, LOCAL MEATS, DELICIOUS DESSERTS, FRESH BAKED GOODS, SEASONAL CANDLES AND DECORATIONS, HOLIDAY GIFTS AND MORE. HARVEST MARKET 2021 OFFERS BOTH IN-PERSON SHOPPING AND PRE-ORDERING. PRE-ORDERING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PRODUCE IN THE PARK ATLANTIC IOWA DOT COM THROUGH MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH. SOME VENDORS, SUCH AS MISS NINI’S FINE DESSERTS AND CLAIRE’S CINNAMON ROLLS WILL ONLY BE OFFERING PRE-ORDERED PRODUCTS. REMEMBER HARVEST MARKET ACCEPTS NAP/EBT/FOOD STAMPS AND DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS. HARVEST MARKET 2021 IN ATLANTIC, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND 3 TO 7 PM AT THE CASS COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER….BOUNTIFUL, WARM, FRESH, LOCAL.
The Iowa Community Kitchen will be closed Tuesday, November 23rd at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. They will be open again on Tuesday, November 30th.
Harlan Community Wrestling Club Youth Wrestling Registration will be held Tuesday, November 23rd, 6-6:30 pm in the Harlan Community High School Wrestling Room. This is for kindergarten through 6th grade students.
Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Office will be closed November 25th and 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Iowa Community Kitchen in Earling will be closed Wednesday, November 24th at St. Joseph's Hall in Earling. They will be open again on Wednesday, December 1st.
Celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season November 26th and 27th in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa. Enjoy our retail businesses, craft fairs, winery, restaurants, bake sales, tavern, a concert and a 5k fun run.
Your local Girl Scouts invite you to "Wobble 'til you Gobble Turkey Trot" Thursday, November 25th from 7:30 to 10 am on the south side of Pioneer Park in Harlan. Please bring canned items or a donation to support West Central and Iowa Community Kitchen. Donuts, coffee and juice will be provided thanks to donations from Hy-Vee and Fareway.
A Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, November 25th, at the Carson Community Center. Whether you have a large family, small family or no family - everyone near and far is invited to come share and enjoy the day. Doors open at 10 am.
Weihnachtsfest Parade to be held in Manning on November 26th - 11-1-21 - Plans are underway for the holiday celebration of Weihnachtsfest in Manning. Businesses will be decorating their windows and the arrival of Santa Claus is scheduled to take place at 5:45 pm on Friday, November 26th. Santa will lead a lighted parade down the brick Main Street of Manning at 6 pm. The parade will start in the back parking lot at the sacred Heart Catholic Church. Organizers are looking for more entries. If you're interested contact the Manning Promotions Committee. There are a number of things planned for the evening besides the parade including photos with Santa, hayrack and horse drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating and more.
The Holiday Tree Lighting in Harlan will be held Saturday, November 27th, starting at 5 pm on the Shelby County Courthouse Square. Santa will be there to greet the area children. Hot chocolate and sugar cookies will also be available.
Avoca Holidays on Main presents Holiday Hoedown, Saturday, November 27th. Boots hit the ground at 3 with the Ugly Sweater Fun Run and end with a Live Nativity at 5:30 and Chuckwagon Barbeque ending at 7. There will be fun for the entire family with kid's reindeer races, inflatable axe throw, hayrack rides, family sing along, Santa and much more!
Carson's 28th annual Community Christmas "Silver Bells" is set for Wednesday, December 1st, from 5 to 7:30 pm. There's a number of activities including a Concert at the Theatre, soup supper, craft and vendor fair, kids activities, the Reindeer Run, Bake Sale, quilt raffle, business open houses and Santa arriving at the theatre at 7 pm!
Christmas at the Museum at the Shelby County Historical Society and Museum will be held on Sunday, December 5th. Put your singing practice to good use from 2 to 4 pm. The Shelby County Historical Museum is bringing in the holiday season with some Christmas Carols. They will also have holiday trivia and take-home goodies for you. Masks are encouraged.
The Manning Manilla Knights of Columbus are having a benefit breakfast for Dave Rohe ***Roy*** on Sunday, December 5th, from 8 am to 1 pm at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Manning. A free offering will be accepted for pancakes, sausage and eggs. Monetary donations can also be dropped off at the First National Bank and the Templeton Savings in Manning.
The Harlan Lion's Club will be sponsoring a Mobile Drive-Thru Food Pantry, Monday, December 6th, from 5 - 6:30 pm at Veteran's Memorial Building in Harlan. Enter from Chatburn Avenue or 12th Street and you will be directed where to line up. There will be a limit of 2 boxes until the food is gone, serving 245 households. There will be one box of non-perishable foods, 1 box of produce, 1 loaf of bread plus frozen meat. A special generous donation from Chad, Jen, Lucas and Liberty Plumb. The food pantry is open to all, no paperwork is required.
Santa will be at the Cabins, hosted by the Shelby county Historical Museum, 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, December 9th. Join Santa and his helpers for free Christmas Carnival games, pictures with Santa, snacks and crafts.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Santa and "his elves" will be stop in several communities on Saturday, December 11th. They will be in Kirkman at 10 am, 11 am in Irwin, 12 Noon in Defiance, 1:30 in Earling, 2:30 in Panama and 4 pm in Tennant.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Holiday Open House starting at 5 pm, Thursday, December 23rd. This event will be held in their atrium. Come celebrate the holidays with the Chamber staff.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Office will be closed December 24th through January 2nd for the Christmas/ New Years break.
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