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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. ***

LOST and FOUND

FOUND: Set of Chevy keys at the gas station by Walmart. Left them with the attendant at the gas station. (9/20)

FOUND: Lost dog, brown doberman pincher,no collar, last seen on  6th & Poplar in Atlantic. (9/16)

FOUND: Set of keys – 1 key has black around the key handle, maybe for a lawn mower, the other is just a plain key maybe for a tool box? Has John Deere on them. Found in the Walmart parking lot on September 15th.  781-2337 (Marne) (9/15)

LOST: 15 year old black lab, red collar, has tag, his name is Tucker. Please let us know if you see him, he has bad hips so he may be laying down in someone’s yard.  Missing from Waddell Dr. Call 712-249-9056.

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

NOTICES: 

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.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Revelation Speaks Peace is a free Bible Seminar coming to Atlantic starting September 30th at 7:00pm.  Our world is in a state of turmoil: war, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, the threat of pandemics, escalating crime, a shaky global economy, and a volatile stock market. Our world is on the edge! Millions are asking, “What on earth will happen next?”. This powerful seminar will clearly unfold incredible Bible prophecies. Experience hope for the future as you discover that Revelation speaks peace. The seminar will be held at the Atlantic Church Christian Community Center, the building right next to the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2409 E 7th Street in Atlantic. This seminar, which has been presented all over the world, is brought to the people of Atlantic completely free of charge. Visit revpeace.com/atlantic for more details.

Griswold Class Tailgate Supper will be held on September 30th starting at 5 pm behind middle school gym, if raining inside the middle school gym. All you can eat spaghetti for $5. Includes bread, drink and dessert.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

The renowned British statesman Winston Churchill comes to life through the acting talents of Andrew Edlin in his one-person performance on October 1st at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield. Tickets for Churchill are now on sale at Ed & Eva’s store, 154 Public Square, Greenfield; phone 641-743-2566; or online at www.warrenculturalcenter.com.  For the Premier shows, adult tickets are $25, students under 18 $10. Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Season tickets for all five Premier Series shows are also available, as well as tickets for individual shows in the series. The Premier Series is made possible by the support of these sponsors:  Adair County Abstract Co., Adair County Farm Bureau & Farm Bureau Financial Services, Adair County Health Systems, FNB Bank, Greenfield Fareway, Greenfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Havens Accounting, Clint Hight PC, Jungmann Law Office, Olesen Law Firm, Pro Team Insurance, Jensen Law Office, Southwestern Community College, Stalker Chevrolet, Taylor Financial, Varley Law Office, and Union State Bank.

Audubon Fall Community Garage Sale will be held on October 1st from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Griswold City Wide garage sales will be held on October 1st. Garage sale maps will be available Friday at Tiger Mart and Casey’s General Store in Griswold. Maps can also be found on www.griswoldamerican.com
 The Lewis Public Library will be hosting a movie in Market Square Park (downtown Lewis, behind fire station) on October 1st at 7:30 pm. They will be showing Miracles From Heaven. Attendance is free,  snacks and drinks will be available to purchase. All proceeds go to the Lewis Public Library.
American Legion Memorial Building, or the Armory will be open to visit on October 1st from 1-4 pm. There is no admittance fee.

Exira Lions will be serving a free breakfast to all Veterans and their families in Audubon county and surrounding area on October 1st from 7 am – 11 am. They’ll be serving biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage and drink.  For Non Veterans it will be free will offering for the breakfast.

The Griswold Masonic Lodge will be hosting our annual pancake breakfast in conjunction with Griswold Fall Extravaganza on October 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 am at 617 Main St. Free will donations will be accepted for our high school scholarship program. Any questions call 712-789-9994.

 Fontanelle Family Fun Day will be held on October 1st.  Activities begin at 10 am with a vendor fair in the former Van Vleet Hardware building on the south side of the square. The fundraiser for an electronic message board planned for the town will feature nearly 20 vendors. More activities begin at 4 pm with the Adair County Health System Color Madness Walk & Run. Registration takes place in the park’s northwest shelter at 3:30. Those who have pre-registered will receive an event t-shirt, but last minute registration is still available. Cost is $25 for adults. Children under 12 are free with an adult registration. The coarse will travel two miles around Fontanelle, with profits divided between the Adair County Health Foundation and the Fontanelle Enterprise Club. Also at 4 pm, the Fontanelle Lions Club will open its Bounce House in the park, along with its snack trailer. The B-F Preschool and Little Lambs Preschool will provide games for the kids. Serving of the Fontanelle Family Fun Day meal will start at 5 pm in the park and run through 7:30 pm. The Fontanelle Fire Department will grill hamburgers, brat burgers, and quarter-pound hotdogs. Also on the menu are baked beans, macaroni salad, chips, iced tea and lemonade, and desserts. Cost for the meal is $7 for age 11 and older. Kids under 5 can eat for free. Donations of desserts are welcome. Headlining the evening from the Bandstand stage will be Jeffrey Michaels, back by popular demand. Michaels will entertain from 5-7:30 will his unique brand of country favorites as well as original material. Folks are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to settle in and enjoy the fun!

The Harlan Fire Department Mud Races will be held on October 1st at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan. Registration is from 8-10 am with races starting at 11 am. Cost is $7 for 13 and up, 12 and under are free. Truck & driver is $25, pit passes are $15. Western Iowa Mud Racing Association rules apply. For WIMRA rules join on facebook or contact JR at 712-579-5684.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 1st & 2nd: Apple Days at the Orchard – Celebrating 80 years – pick apples, hayride, family games, sample great foods made with apple and honey, fresh cider, visit the vendors, food on grounds and pony rides. October 8th & 9th: Family Fun Festival – enjoy family time with activities and games – duck races, rope maze, pick some apples, see honey bees, have a picnic, go on a hayride and visit with animals. October 15th & 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Exira Ballou Post #332 Membership Steak Fry will be held on October 1st from 5-8 pm. They will be serving your choice of sirloin steak, windsor chop or ground sirloin. Donation of $12, free to members with 2017 paid dues. The public is invited to attend. This is a fundraiser for Boys State & scholarships.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

St. John’s United Church of Christ God’s Portion Dinner & Sale will be held on October 2nd. They will be serving roast beef, ham balls, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, assorted salads and pies from 5-7 pm. Carry outs are available at 4:30 pm. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under and preschoolers are free. St. John’s United Church of Christ is located 1 mile south of Lyman.  Please note this is a change from Wednesday to Sunday.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Adair is having Oktoberfest on October 2nd at the Adair Community Centre from 11 am – 1 pm. They will be serving roast beef, bratwurst, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce and desserts including homemade pies for a free will offering to support LCMS Disaster Reponse (www.lcms.org/diaster). There will also be a LWML Silent Auction.

United Church of Christ Annual Fall Family Fest (formally Pumpkin Patch Family Fest) will be held on Sunday, October 2nd from noon to 3 pm – rain or shine! Join them for free activities including bounce houses, games, pony rides, train rides, face painting, and pumpkin decorating. They will also have 25¢ hot dogs, nacho’s, treats, and drinks.  Granny’s Kettle Korn will also available for purchase!

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 2nd: Apple Days at the Orchard – Celebrating 80 years – pick apples, hayride, family games, sample great foods made with apple and honey, fresh cider, visit the vendors, food on grounds and pony rides. October 8th & 9th: Family Fun Festival – enjoy family time with activities and games – duck races, rope maze, pick some apples, see honey bees, have a picnic, go on a hayride and visit with animals. October 15th & 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church will be hosting their annual Staley’s Chicken Supper on October 2nd from 4:30-7 pm at the Exira Rec Center.  They will be serving Staley’s chicken, mashed potatoes/gravy, salads, green beans, cole slaw, homemade desserts, rolls and a drink.  Adults $10.00, 5-12 yr olds $5.50, preschool free.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

Bingo/Firehouse Flames at the Audubon Memorial Building on October 3rd at 5:30 pm.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

A Dutch oven cooking class will be held on October 4th at 5:30 pm at Nishna Bend Recreation Area’s nature center.  They will be making and eating eight different breakfast dishes.  The cost of the class is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.  If you are interested please call Christina at 712-744-3403 to sign up.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

  Leo Lonnie Orchestra at The Center 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs from 7-10 pm. Enjoy live big band music with a dance floor of more than 4,000 square feet and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. This is a BYOB event. Center members are charged $5 admission, and non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out atwww.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

The Healthiest State Initiative Walk will be held on October 5th at Schildberg Recreation Area northwest of Atlantic. Walk on your own or in a group anytime 11:30 am – 1:30 pm for 30 mintues to be part of the event. For more information, contact Jolene Smith, Board member for Atlantic Parks and Rec.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

Nazi concentration camp survivor Steen Metz will speak to an open audience at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church on October 6th beginning at 7 pm. A question-and-answer session will follow his 45-minute presentation. There is no admission charge. Metz was a young boy living in Denmark when the Nazis conquered the country in 1940.  He and his family were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943.  Some 15,000 children passed through Theresienstadt. Metz is one of fewer than 1,500 who survived. Like many Holocaust survivors, Metz kept his war experiences private for many years. In 2011 he started sharing his story after he self-published a memoir.  As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, Metz is passionate about continuing to tell his first-hand account. He has spoken to over 250 groups, mostly students, during the last 4.5 years. This presentation is organized by the Museum of Danish America. Contact the museum with questions at (712) 764-7001.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Freedom in Christ – a woman’s retreat will be held at Bethany Farm outside of Exira on October 8th from 8:30 am – noon. Registration is at 8:30 am, 8:45 – Welcome, 9:10 am – Gracia Burnham video, 9:15 am – “Freedom in Christ” (session 1), 10:15 am – light brunch served, 11:00 am – “Freedom in Christ” (session 2) and closing at noon. A free will offering will be taken in lieu of a registration fee. Directions to Bethany Farm (2144 310th St., Brayton, IA): Take Highway 71 to Exira. Go up Washington Street in Exira to the Exchange State Bank corner and go south or turn right on Edgarton Street. Go about 2 miles south (Edgarton St. turns into Lark Ave.) to 310th St, turn right or west on 310th St. and go for a little more than a 1/2 mile to the Bethany Farm on the south side of the road. Gracia Burnham knows what it is like to have life spin out of control. While on missionaries with New Tribes Missions in the Philippines, Gracia and her husband Martin were kidnapped by terrorists and spend the next 13 months as hostages in the Philippine jungle. On June 7th, 2002 captivity ended for these two missionaries in a violent rescue that left Martin Burnham dead and Gracia wounded. Their story of faith in the midst of terror and tragedy is known to millions. Gracia Burnham is the author of the New York Times bestselling book In the Presence of My Enemies, author of the popular new book To Fly Again, and founder of the Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 8th & 9th: Family Fun Festival – enjoy family time with activities and games – duck races, rope maze, pick some apples, see honey bees, have a picnic, go on a hayride and visit with animals. October 15th & 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Lewis Life Preservers Bingo will be held on October 8th from noon-4 pm at the Lewis Community Building. Cost is $1 for 1 cad, $5 for 6 cards, 50/50 drawing. They will also be serving maidrites for $3, chips 50 cents, desserts, 50 cents, drinks for $1 with one free refill or the complete meal is $5. This is a fundraiser for Relay For Life.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Minden United Church of Christ’s Ham Dinner will be held on October 9th from 11:30 – 1 pm for a free will donation. This is a parking lot fundraiser.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 9th: Family Fun Festival – enjoy family time with activities and games – duck races, rope maze, pick some apples, see honey bees, have a picnic, go on a hayride and visit with animals. October 15th & 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Holy Cross Lutheran & United Congregational Churches of Anita will be hosting a free will donation meal On October 9th for Cecil Denney of Anita who has cancer. Serving will be from 11:30 am -1:30 pm at the Anita Community Center & will consist of maidrites, baked beans, chips, salads & desserts.

Audubon County CROP Hunger Walk to be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The Walk will begin at 2:00 pm from Albert The Bull Park in Audubon.Organized locally by the Audubon Area Ministerial Association, the Audubon County CROP Hunger Walk works to raise money to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. A portion of the funds raised here in Audubon County will divided between the Audubon County Christian Assistance Fund and the Audubon County food pantries (Caring and Sharing, New Opportunities and the Exira food pantry). This year Audubon County and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks. By participating in these Walks CROP Walkers proclaim their solidarity with the millions of neighbors around the world who have to walk to live — as well as with the millions served by local food pantries, food banks, and meal sites here in the U.S. These local ministries share in the funds raised by CROP Hunger Walks. For more information about the Audubon County CROP Hunger Walk please contact the CROP Walk recruiter at one of the participating Audubon County churches or call Pastor Gordon Buchholz at St. John’s Lutheran Church. (712) 563-3333CROP means Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Roast Beef Dinner will be held on October 9th from 11 am – 1 pm at the Adair Community Centre. They will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, salad bar, roll & butter with pie for dessert. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and kids under 5 are free. Carryouts available, call 641-742-5220.

Atlantic Firemen’s Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on October 9th from 7 – noon serving eggs, sausage and pancakes at the Atlantic Fire Department.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Anita Community Blood Drive will be held on October 11th from noon – 6 pm at the Community Center. For an appointment contact Donnis: 712-762-3816 or Mary Lou at 712-762-4471. Walk-ins are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

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 Speciality 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.

Gaylin Sudik Quartet at The Center 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs from 7-10 pm. Enjoy live big band music with a dance floor of more than 4,000 square feet and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. This is a BYOB event. Center members are charged $5 admission, and non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out atwww.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

 Omaha’s own GREASE BAND will be performing on October 14th from 7-10 pm at the Center (714 S. Main St., Council Bluffs, 712-323-5995). Advance tickets $10 per person, $12 at the door. This is a BYOB event. Costume and Dance Contest! Please call in case of inclement weather.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Four campsites are still up for grabs for Trick or Treating that will take place the weekend of October 15th at Nishna Bend Recreation Area.  This is the only time that campsites will be reservable.  The public will be invited out to go trick or treating at the campsites at Nishna Bend.  We will also be providing hot dogs, chips, and S’mores for a free will donation. All campsites are now reserved for the trick or treating event at Nishna Bend Recreation Area on the weekend of Oct 15.  Anybody that has tents and would like to participate, we can find a place for you.  Contact Christina at 712-744-3403 if interested.

Atlantic Firemen’s Picnic & Parade will be held on October 15th. Parade starts at 6 pm starting at 2nd & Walnut, lineup up starts at 4 pm at 3rd & Olive St. From 4-6 is the Firemen’s Picnic – bbq sandwich, baked beans, chips and a drink for $7, treats provided by Atlantic B.P.O Does. There’s kids entertainment – clowns, face painters, bounce house, photo booth, storefront scavenger hunt, yard games, helicopter landing. Sheltered Reality will be performing at 4 pm and Pleasant Green Baptist Church Marching Saints at 5 pm.

The Anita Health & Wellness Center is having a fundraising event – Zombie 5k Run/Walk on October 15th. Race starts at 5 pm at Lake Anita Beach Shelter.
Be prepared to run for your life as zombies of all walks of like or death will be there to chase runner and walkers. Open to all ages. Cost is $15 students and $20 for adults. Medals awarded to those who survive. Iowa National Guard will also have their rock climbing wall. This event will be fun for the whole family. Contact Angie Baylor Anita Health and Wellness Center 712-762-5000.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Knotty Ladies Quilt Retreat for Relay for Life will be held on October 15th from 9 am – 5 pm at the Exira Rec Center. This is an all day quilting/sewing/crafting retreat as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. Bring your favorite project and spend the day feeding your passion. Snacks, drinks and lunch provided. There will be several pressing and cutting stations set up, feel free to bring your own. This would be a great time to work on projects for holidays! Registration fee is $30, early registration is encouraged as space is limited. To register call 712-764-8132, or email knottyladiesquilt@gmail.com or on Facebook – Knotty Ladies All Day Quilt Get Away.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 15th & 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Operation Barnabas Conference “Partrering to Bring Christ to Our Military” will be held on October 15th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll, Iowa from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Schedule: 9 am – Registration, coffee & rolls; 9:30 am – Welcome and Matins led by Rev. Ben Dose; 10 am – Ms. Lisa Naslund, Operation Engage America; 10:30 am – Lutheran Family Service; 11 am – Break; 11:15 am – Mr. Tom Eakin, Brotherhood Trust & Love Siouxland; 12:15 pm – Lunch; 1:00 pm – RSP – Rev. Kevin Johnson & Chaplain Skip Manus; 1:30 pm – National Operation Barnabas issues – Captain, CHC, USN (Ret.) Craig Muehler; 2:30 pm – Time for sharing/round tables; 3:15 pm – Closing Devotions – Rev. Mike Moreno

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 16th: Harvest Festival – fun and festivities such as hayride, tour, pick pumpkins, discover the different kinds of produce available, learn about the growing seasons at the orchard and see what farmers grow for us to eat and use. October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Duffy Belorad Orchestra at The Center 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs from 7-10 pm. Enjoy live big band music with a dance floor of more than 4,000 square feet and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. This is a BYOB event. Center members are charged $5 admission, and non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out atwww.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 22nd & 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

7th Annual Plow Day will be held on October 22nd from 10 am – 4 pm at Howard Rush Farms (1.8 miles north of Griswold on Hwy 48, 66859 550th St.) Draft horses and antique tractors will be plowing. There will be a covered wagon with seats for observers to ride in. The tractor and wagon will go out into the field to be next to the horses and tractors plowing. Howard’s “Fords & More” Museum will be open to the public during the plow day event. This event is FREE to the public. For more information about the event and tractors contact Alan at 712-789-0634. For information about the horses contact Jeff at 712-542-2174 Southwest Iowa Draft Horse Association. Food will be available on grounds. Rain date October 29th.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 23rd: Country Fun Festival – experience county fun at its best – hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, rope maze, apple picking, playground and much more. October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

Come out to the Montgomery County Family YMCA Mystery Drop will be held on October 23d. Come out to the Show Arena on the Montgomery County Fair Grounds at the Legion Park (4th Street) Red Oak, IA on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 12:30PM for the 2016 Mystery Drop! There will be light refreshments and music that will start at 12:30PM and the “The Big Drop” will be at 1PM. Light refreshments will be provided by the YMCA Auxiliary Club and music from DJ Greg Brower. Major sponsor and helicopter provided by Johnson Helicopter Services of Red Oak, IA—THANK YOU JHS!! This is a great way to support the Y’s scholarship programs, program activities, as well as additional facility enhancements and funding for “The Y. For a better us.” program, all while enjoying fun, fellowship, and a chance to win up to $5,500! It doesn’t take much to win—just purchase a ticket and wait for the MYSTERY SURPRISE FROM THE SKY to come down from the helicopter above and “drop” on your square. So get your friends and family together to split a ticket or two and come down for your chance to win! Win an extra $500 if present at the time of the big drop! Also, new this year is that two additional money balls will be dropped. A blue colored ball wins $5,000, a red colored ball wins $1,500 and the white colored ball wins $500. In case of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled. Please listen to KCSI/KOAK Radio 95.3 FM or 1080 AM in Red Oak, IA, watch our Facebook page, or call us to find out when! For more information on the Mystery Drop, or how you can become a member, volunteer, and/or a donor please call Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director at 712-623-2161, stop in at the Montgomery County Family YMCA located at the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak, Iowa, or email Nick at nickz@mcymca.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Greg Spevak Sextet at The Center 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs from 7-10 pm. Enjoy live big band music with a dance floor of more than 4,000 square feet and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older is welcome. This is a BYOB event. Center members are charged $5 admission, and non-members $10 per person. Bring a snack for the GHOULISH Buffet. There will be a costume Contest and Prizes! In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out atwww.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

4th Biennial Lighted Halloween Campground will be held on October 29th at Cold Springs Campground in Lewis. Call to volunteer or for more information. Please call Lora to sign up: 712-769-2372.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 29th & 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

3 Bee Farms Fall Activity Schedule: October 30th: Pumpkin Festival – join them for a Halloween Costume Parade hayride around the orhard at 2 pm, pick out the perfect pumpkin, carve it or paint it at the orchard, enter the pumpkin decorating contest, make the best pumpkin dessert or enter the costume contest. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

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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.

GriefShare meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. Grief Support Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Support 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.

The City of Atlantic will begin their annual spraying for mosquitoes is done between 4 am – 7 am weather permitting. Spraying will continue every Thursday & Friday throughout the summer until further notice.

Atlantic Farmer’s Market begins June and runs through October 29th at the Orscheln’s parking lot. Atlantic Farmers’s Market is every Saturday from 9 am – noon and Tuesday from 5-7 pm.

Exira Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 4-6 pm on the East side of the City Park through September 24th. No vendor’s fee. For more information call Sandy Bauer at 268-2875.

Elk Horn Farmers Market is every Saturday from June – September from 9 am – 11 am at the Danish Windmill. Food, family & fun! Vendors include: Pace Poultry & Produce, Cali-Kids Farm, Harrisdale Farmstead, Morris Family Farm, DezaRae Farm Soaps, Brun Ko Farm.

 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.

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.

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, June 1st is the next clinic date. Appointments will be available from 3:00 – 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.

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 child 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.

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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:

Immunization Clinic for Children:

Immunization Clinics will be held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, August 3rd is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. 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 at 755-4422 for an appointment.

 Family Planning Services:  This month, our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on July 26th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on July 19th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment; walk-ins are welcomed during the nurse clinic. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-755-4422 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison, and Onawa.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

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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