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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. ***

There will now be Atlantic Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s and Tuesday’s. (effective 6/15/15)

Sunnyside Park gates are open! The tennis courts are open and ready to use by the public for tennis only. Please be on the alert for walkers, joggers, disc golfers and children playing. Enjoy and respect the parks and their property as they are for everyone to enjoy.

*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:  Monday morning September 14th…our little dog Charlie disappeared from our yard.. She is black with brown on her face and paws. 12-15 lbs. we live SE of Elk Horn on Zinnia Rd. She has a red collar but no tags. We are heart broken. She is loved very much. $100 reward.. Please call 253-230-8453.

FOUND: Male, black & tan German shepherd, has a collar. Found at 61959 Jasper Rd., 1/4 mile out of Atlantic.

LOST: Out of the back of car, 1 small rebosprint overhead luggage, newly purchased, tags still attaged. Call 243-1817 or cell 254-6332 – REWARD!!

LOST: From north of Atlantic off of Buck Creek Road, 18 month old Blue Healer, named “Bo”. He was last seen about 4 days ago. Bo has a black/gray and brown coat. No collar. If you see him, call 712-250-0859.

LOST:  Missing adult, Male, Blue Tick Coon Hound. Last seen Tuesday night northeast of Atlantic. No collar. Answers to the name, Toby. He’s not a working hound–he’s our family. We miss him very much and are offering a reward for his return. If seen or heard, please call: 712-249-5111


Recycling Trailer in Audubon is no longer located at Shopko, it is now at Audubon Church of Christ parking lot (2050 Hwy. 71)

 The recycling bins in Cumberland have been moved north of the Community Building.



Salem Lutheran Homes and Rehabilitation Center’s Sunshine Mission Bazaar will be held on October 13th at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Meal from 5:30-7 pm and auction at 6:30 pm. Donations of Theme baskets, baked goods or hand craft items would be greatly appreciated All proceeds to assist with the Therapy Expansion project, Dining Room remodel and new flooring.

The City of Exira will be flushing the cities water mains on October 13th. Contact the city if you are having problems while this is being done.

BPO Does meeting at Elks Lodge on October 13th. Dinner at 6:30 pm, business meeting at 7:30 pm.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Anita Community Center today from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.  To st an appointment call Donnis at 712-762-3816 or Mary Lou at 712-762-4471.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic is having their annual Rummage/Bake Sale on October 15th, 8am-5pm. Come find treasures of every kind!!! Please use the East side Main Entrance.


Operation ReLeaf applications are now available! The city of Atlantic is partnering with the Iowa DNR and the US Forest Service to inventory all public trees, and create programs to increase tree canopy in Atlantic. This is a great opportunity for area residents to purchase trees that retail between $65-$125 for only $25 to plant around their homes. Even if you do not live in Atlantic, you are eligible to purchase trees from this program as long as you are an Alliant Energy customer. Distribution is at the Cass County Fairgrounds on October 17th from 9-11 am and a tree planting and care workshop is at 10 am. The workshop takes about 30 minutes and to register email laura.wagner@dnr.iowa.gov.

Trees Forever and Alliant Energy are very excited to support the Massena Hillside Harvest on their project in the Community Garden. A Grant for $1,000 has been awarded to the Massena Hillside Harvest Market from Alliant Energy and Trees Forever. The City of Massena is matching that amount with the agreement that up to $2,000 or 50 trees/shrubs will be planted in the Community Garden. We are looking for volunteers to spend a few hours helping to plant all of these trees. Trees Forever will be providing education on the importance of trees and the care to insure their survival for years to come. Come join us on October 17th starting at 10 a.m. (weather permitting – Backup day Oct 18th). Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Fall Festival Carnival Fund Raiser to benefit St John’s Christian Preschool (815 E Division St., Audubon) will be held on October 17th 4-6 pm. They will sell tickets for carnival type games, have a bake sale and a meal will be provided for free will offering. Fun for families and all ages.

Canby Friends Church Supper & Bazaar will be held at the Adair Community Centre.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm for your free will offering featuring chicken, ham balls, salads and pie.  Carry out and delivery are available by calling the community centre.  The auction begins at 6:30 pm.  Canby Friends Cookbooks are available for $7.00 each.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic is hosting Keepers of Faith & Table of Mercy on October 18th, at 9 am- Keepers of Faith, a Hawaiian acappella Quartet who usually preform in large auditoriums will sharing their ministries with our community for a love offering at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Afterwards, Table of Mercy will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast. Come enjoy a wonderful Morning sharing God’s Love!!!

Exira Park Board Committee will be having a Spaghetti Dinner on October 18th. Serving is from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for a free will donation. They will be serving spaghetti, (with Bart’s Barnburner Sauce), breadsticks/garlic bread, coleslaw, dessert & drink.  All proceeds go to the Christmas Light Display, Activity sign, Programs & Activities, Maintenance, & Improvements to Exira Parks. Provided with the support of Exira’s Lions, Leos, & Masons


The Casey Public Library is sponsoring a forum for Casey candidates for mayor and town council on October 19th at 7:00 pm at the Casey Public Library.
Please contact Charlsie Dougherty for an informative invitation. Charlsie Dougherty, Director, Casey Public Library, cdougherty250@gmail.com.


CCMH Auxiliary Board Meeting at 1:30 pm in Conference Room 2.


The Wiota Methodist Church Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be held on October 21st from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Menu also includes salad, pie, coffee and ice tea for a free will offering.

First United Methodist Church’s (405 Prairie St., Guthrie Center) Harvest Dinner will be held on October 21st from 5-7 pm. They will be serving roast pork & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salads, pies, rolls and beverage for a free will offering. Carry outs are available from 4:45 – 6:30 pm, enter the south (main) door. Delivery available to shut-ins, call 332-2408 after 3 pm. This is sponsored by UMW.


There will be a Brown Bag Lunch program at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on October 22nd from noon to 1 pm. Speaker is Dr. Lyle Feisel, founding dean of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at the State University of New York. Dr. Feisel will speak about Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish discoverer of electromagnetism. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.


Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 25th. 105 W 5th St, Atlantic. Doors Open @ 9 AM. Roast Beef Dinner Served 11:00 am – 1:30 PM. Take Outs Available.  Full Menu: Roast Beef, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Rolls, Salads, Pies and Desserts.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall Craft Show will be held on October 24th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Cass County Community Building. For more information contact Becky Bonney at 254-0838 or Jacque Wickey at 243-4671 (leave a message). Concession stand will be open. Proceeds go towards Community Projects and Scholarships.

The Cass County Conservation Board is hosting 23rd biannual Halloween Hike “Hunt in the Wild” at the Camblin Addition in Sunnyside Park in Atlantic.  Pre-registration is required for the event by calling 712-769-2372 or by e-mailing lkanning@casscoia.us.  When calling, please leave name, phone number, how many in your group and what time you wish to depart.  Starting at 7:00 pm and ending at 8:10 pm, groups of children will depart every 10 minutes.  Face painting, free tasty treats and warm drinks will be available.


The Civil Air Patrol Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron is hosting an e-waste disposal event at the American Legion Building at 201 Poplar St. in Atlantic from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Computers, hard drives, monitors, home-office type printers and fax machines may be loaded on the trailer for free disposal.  There is no cost, with the exception of older CRT monitors, which is $5.00 each.

Join us as we celebrate Veterans Day. Please join us for a free breakfast to honor Veterans for their service to our Country. Steve Livengood, Atlantic Retired Army Soldier, will bring military memorabilia for display.  RSVP to Crystal 712-243-3820 Tuesday October 27th 9 to 10:30 at Allen Place.


The BPO D.O.E.S. Quilt Show and Bake Sale will be held on November 7th 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Elks Lodge 501 Poplar Street, Atlantic, Iowa. They will be showing locally owned quilts, raffling a bed-sized one made by Sonya Clausen, quilted at Something for You. If you have a quilt that you would like to display drop off with Cindy or Katie at Something for You at 421 Chestnut Street, Atlantic or call for more details 712-243-4157. A bake sale will be conducted at the same time with all funds going to various DOES Charities. They will also be taking orders for poinsettias for the holiday season. This event is open to the public, and is being held at the Elks Lodge, 501 Poplar Street, Atlantic, Ia. The front door will be open as well as the handicap entrance in the back.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Fall Dinner and Bake Sale in Avoca will be held on November 8th from 11 am – 1:30 pm. They will be serving Staley’s Chicken, sweet corn, mashed potatoes, salads, and desserts. Call ahead carry out dinners also available – call 712.343.6948


 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.

Grief Support, Eternity 101, by Randy Alcorn will be held through August 19th on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Roland Home Place in Atlantic (1011 E. 5th St.) This is sponsored by Roland Funeral Service. The public is welcome to attend. Any questions call Amy Roland at 712-254-1266.

A Free Community Dinner will be held every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

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.

 The Atlantic Medical Center is offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  No appointments are necessary.  They have flu vaccines in doses for all age groups, including the flu mist.  It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. 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.

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

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.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

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.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a 4 year old with many medical problems.

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. ***



Immunization Clinic for Children: October 7th from 3 – 6 pm. NOW MUST PRE-REGISTER!! Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome.
The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at755-4422 for an appointment.

Family Planning:  Tuesday, October 20th 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  To schedule an appointment for family planning or women’s health services please call Rachel Birks at 712-755-4312. Family Planning services are also available without appointment every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at 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. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.



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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