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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE  HOURS:

effective April 2017:

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. 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**

FOUND: Blue Heeler puppy, male. Found off the Elk Horn exit north of I-80. 712-249-8763. (8/31)

LOST: Missing dog. Large Black Lab/Rottweiler mix that goes by the name Macy. Wearing a big blue collar and is chipped. Lost on Sunday evening just outside of Elk Horn before the storms. Reward is being offered. Call 712-571-0381.

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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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Shelby County’s Farmer’s Coffee will be held on September 21st at 2:00 pm. ISUEO Field Agronomist Mike Witt will be presenting on several HOT TOPICS including cover crop planning, dicamba drift, and harvest expectations. In discussion of cover crop planning, Mike will cover what seed to plant, when to plant, and what method is best. Finally, Mike will discuss harvest expectations for 2017.  Discussion will include what the weather patterns over this growing season have done to the crops, what diseases and crop conditions might you see this harvest season. Shelby County Farmer’s coffee is located at the Shelby County Extension Office, 906 6th Street in Harlan. They’ll be serving hot coffee and brownie sundaes, while you catch up on the latest ag news, and visit with Mike Witt, ISUEO Field Agronomist.  There is no cost.  This informational meeting is for anyone who is involved in the agriculture industry! Please call the Shelby County Extension and Outreach Office at (712)755-3104 for more information.

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic at the YMCA on September 21st from noon – 6 pm. Contact Dan at 243-3934 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!

The Atlantic Kiwanis Club Annual Minister’s Luncheon will be held on September 21st at the Heritage House (1200 Brookridge Circle, Atlantic) on September 21, 2017 at Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Circle, in Atlantic, Iowa at noon. The speaker for the day will be Merv Krakau, a former football player with the Buffalo Bills who is now employed part time with Timber Creek Outpatient and Rehabilitation Center at Guthrie Center.  He will discuss how the center works to help in the healing of people with physical, occupational and speech problems. The Kiwanis Human Values and Spiritual Aims committee is committed to implementing projects that support spiritual development, provide human companionship and comfort, and to offer guidance and encouragement to our community.  Remember there is no charge for this luncheon for our guests so please contact a member of our committee by Monday, September 18th, to let them know if you are able to attend. Please call, text, or email to contact us as follows: Sharol Andersen 250-0582 w/texting; Clayton Bretey 254-1262 w/texting; Charlene Johnson 249-9574 w/texting; Sharol Andersen email snj@mchsi.com.

Atlantic Lions Club Pancake Supper – all you can eat – will be held on September 21st from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Atlantic Community Building. Cost is $7 per person, kids 5 and under are free. Proceeds go towards School House Renovation at Sunnyside Park.

Produce in the Park will be held on September 21st in the Atlantic City Park from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This Thursday there will a bounce house for the kids. Get updated on CPR and get some tasting samples. Get your evening meal from Hy-Vee or Knights of Columbus.  The best thing about the farmers market is the wide variety of produce available from basics such as potatoes and tomatoes to more unusual like aronia berries and Swiss Chard. Remember to get fresh eggs, order meat and choose home baked rolls and breads.

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Heritage House on September 21st at noon. They will be hosting local pastors for a pastors’ appreciation luncheon. Our speaker for the day will be Merv Krakau, a former football player with the Buffalo Bills who is now employed part time with Timber Creek Outpatient and Rehabilitation Center at Guthrie Center.  He will discuss how the center works to help in the healing of people with physical, occupational and speech problems.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Fall City Wide Garage Sales will be held September 22nd from 2-7 pm and September 23rd 8 am – 1 pm. Map locations will be available starting September 21st at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway and all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY), printable copy form atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events and printed in the Thursday or Friday Atlantic News Telegraph.

Veterans are invited to attend a free bus tour of the Freedom Rock sites in Creston, Diagonal and Blockton on Friday, September 22nd.  Attendees should meet at noon at Creston’s Freedom Rock, 636 New York Ave., Hwy. 34 West. A light lunch and beverages will be provided. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The IowaWORKS Center in Creston is sponsoring the event. Call IowaWORKS at 641-872-2119 ext. 42 to reserve a spot or for more information.

The Atlantic High School Homecoming Parade will be held September 22nd beginning at 2:30 pm.  Homecoming Parade Entry forms are available in the high school office or at the high school web site:  atlanticiaschools.org.  All parade entry forms are due by Thursday, September 21st at 3pm.  AHS encourages businesses and individuals to join the parade!  Contact the office at 243-5358 if you have any questions.

The 25th Anniversary of Coca-Cola Days Celebration will be held September 22nd & 23rd. On Friday, September 22nd: Tailgate Party 5:30 – 6:30PM * Community dinner at The Rock Island Depot at 102 Chestnut St * $6.50 for meal; Coca-Cola Collectors Sneak Peek * 6-8 PM * at the Herring Building at 2nd & Poplar Streets, Downtown Atlantic. On Saturday, September 23rd: Coca-Cola Show, Swap, & Sell * 9 AM – 2 PM * at the Herring Building; Coca-Cola “Discover Atlantic” Raffle Winner Announced 2 PM at the Herring Building – chance at winning at basket of 25 items from around Atlantic, Tickets are $5 for a chance. Available at Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce or Coca-Cola Days Committee Members Come to Downtown Atlantic Early to Shop & See “Bottles on Parade “3rd Annual “Bottles on Parade” Bottles will be on display beginning September 8th Bottles can be seen outside of the following businesses. Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum Atlantic Inn & Suites, Cappels Ace Hardware, China Buffett, Nishna Valley YMCA, The Venue. Vote on your favorite bottle by stopping into each business, September 8th – 21st.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Atlantic Business & Professional Women Fall City Wide Garage Sales continue on September 23rd 8 am – 1 pm. Map locations will be available starting September 21st at Atlantic Hy-Vee, Atlantic Fareway and all Atlantic Casey’s locations, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday ONLY), printable copy form atlanticiowa.com/upcoming events and printed in the Thursday or Friday Atlantic News Telegraph.

Audubon County Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Audubon High School.

Avondale Church, rural Fontanelle, will hold their fall supper and bazaar on Saturday, September 23. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and the auction of bazaar items, including two quilts, will follow the meal. The church is located at 3089 Fallow Ave, which is 10 miles west of Orient, or 6 miles south and 2 west of Fontanelle or 3 miles south and 3 miles east of Bridgewater. For additional information, contact Cindy Moss at 641-745-5063.

The Family Inc./Safe Kids Loess Hills Car Seat Check-up Event will be held on September 23rd at Ann Wickman Childcare Development Center in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. 4 out of 5 car seats are wrong! Appointments required, call today to schedule at 712-243-7475 or 712-243-7543. Bring your child, their seat, and a vehicle in which they ride. Bring the seat instructions and car owner’s manual, if you can. They will check your seat for defects and teach you how to correctly install them. Free car seats will be available when needed as determined by the Child Passenger Seat Technician. These seats have been made available by Safe Kids Worldwide and GRACO. All car seat technicians are NHTSA certified.

The 25th Anniversary of Coca-Cola Days Celebration continues on September 23rd. On Saturday, September 23rd: Coca-Cola Show, Swap, & Sell * 9 AM – 2 PM * at the Herring Building; Coca-Cola “Discover Atlantic” Raffle Winner Announced 2 PM at the Herring Building – chance at winning at basket of 25 items from around Atlantic, Tickets are $5 for a chance. Available at Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce or Coca-Cola Days Committee Members Come to Downtown Atlantic Early to Shop & See “Bottles on Parade “3rd Annual “Bottles on Parade” Bottles will be on display beginning September 8th Bottles can be seen outside of the following businesses. Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum Atlantic Inn & Suites, Cappels Ace Hardware, China Buffett, Nishna Valley YMCA, The Venue. Vote on your favorite bottle by stopping into each business, September 8th – 21st.

The American Legion Memorial Building is open for visits on Saturday, September 23, 1 to 4 pm. It is located at 201 Poplar in Atlantic also known as the Armory. Visit the Military Museum and the Military Library. Watch a movie.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Walnut Staley’s Chicken Dinner will be held on September 24th from 11 am – 1:30 pm at the American Legion Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 5-12 and kids 4 and under are free. Carry-out/delivery available for $1 extra, call 712-784-3774. Easy access and no stairs.

Exira Fire & Rescue Open House will be held on September 24th. Meal will be served 5-7 pm for a free will donation. Equipment demonstrations and fire truck rides.

The Kimballton Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 4th Annual Breakfast will be held on September 24th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. They’ll be serving egg bake, pancakes, sausage, waffles, potatoes, rolls & muffins, fruit & yogurt, and beverages for a Free-Will Offering. There will also be a Bake Sale sponsored by the Sunday School Children. The public is invited to attend.

Audubon County Democrats Annual County Fundraiser will be held on September 24th from 4-6 pm at the Old Park Hotel in Audubon. Speaker is Congressman John Delaney, candidate for President 2020. Meal includes maid rites and drink provided, bring a side dish to share (optional). Cost is $15 per person. Meet fellow democrats.

Defiance Fire & Rescue Pancake Breakfast will be held on September 24th from 8 am – noon at the Defiance Fire Hall. They’ll be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee & juice. Carry-outs available. Free will donation accepted.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Talk Like A Pirate Day will be held on September 26th at the Atlantic Public Library from 3:45 – 5:00 pm (from 3:30-3:45 pm a movie will be shown). This is for kids in grades K-2nd. They will be reading Dirty Joe and the Pirate: A True Story by Bill Harley. Call 712-243-5466 ext. 1 or stop in at 507 Poplar Street in Atlantic or register at www.atlantic.lib.ia.us

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Harlan First United Methodist Church Staley’s Chicken Dinner will be held on September 27th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Vet’s Auditorium in Harlan. Menu includes: chicken, potatoes & gravy, corn, homemade salads,pies, desserts and beverages, carry-outs available. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for kids 4-10 and kids under 3 are free. Get your tickets at the door, church office or call 712-755-5172. Theme baskets silent auction, winners announced at 7 pm.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Royal Neighbors of America Nation of Neighbors is presenting Something For You with a $12,000 check Friday, September 29th at 1 PM at the store 501 Chestnut Street. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the Nation of Neighbors Program. Refreshments served by Atlantic Chapter # 1373.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Iowa Aviation Museum Hall of Fame Banquet will be held at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield.  Reception at 4:30, dinner at 5:15, with the program beginning at 6 pm.  Following the program, dance to the music of Brick’n Bob starting at 8:30.  Registration by August 27 is required for the banquet: $20 covers the banquet and dance.  Admission to the dance at 8:30 is $10.  The event is open to the public.  For questions or to make reservations, call 641-343-7184.

4 Person Scramble will be held on September 30th at Griswold Golf & Country Club. 10 am shotgun start, $120 per team, rental cars $25. Prizes on every hole, silent auction items, gifts for everyone. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. If you would like to donate please contact Donna Forsyth at 712-778-4337. Call the Griswold Golf & Country Club to reserve your team: 712-778-4104. Limited teams and carts.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

St. John’s UCC (one mile south of Lyman, IA on Hwy 71) God’s Portion Supper and Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 1st. Dinner will be served 5:00-7:00 pm. Bazaar will follow at 7:30 pm. Carry Outs will start at 4:30 pm. Menu consists of Roast beef, Ham balls, Real Mashed potatoes and gravy, Green beans, corn and homemade salads and pies. Cost is $9 for adults,  Kids under 10 is $5.00 and Preschoolers eat free.

United Church of Christ is hosting their annual Fall Family Fest (formally Pumpkin Patch Family Fest) Sunday, October 1st, noon to 3 pm – Rain or Shine! Join us 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!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Greenfield on October 2, 2017.  The cost of the course is $150 and includes 8 hours class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. There is a $50 discount for Iowa Restaurant Association members.  It will be held at the Adair County ISU Extension and Outreach, 154 Public Square, in Greenfield.   Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend.  All food service operations are required to have at least one certified staff person by January 1, 2018.   To find more information and registration form, go to www.iowafoodsafety.org. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may also register. Registration is required by September 11, 2017.  For more information contact, Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach ServSafe instructor at bfuller@iastate.edu or 712-789-2449 or the Adair County Extension office at 641-743 8412.

Evening Storytime at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on October 2nd, November 6th, and December 4th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Join in for stories, songs and activities. This is for kids ages 4-6 pm. Parents my stay, run errands, or hang out at the library. Pre-registration is required. Call 712-243-5466 ext. 1, stop in at the library (507 Poplar St.) or register online at www.atlantic.lib.ia.us .

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Love Steps Up Walk: Walk to raise awareness for pregnancy and infant loss hosted by the CCHS OB Department will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am at the Atlantic High School Track. Questions? Call the CCHS OB department at 712-250-8862.

Abiding in Christ Women’s Retreat will be held on October 7th at the Bethany Farm Camp and Retreat Center (2144 310th St.) in Brayton from 8:30 am – 11:45 am. A light brunch provided for a free will offering. Guest speaker is Sarah Stevenson of Cornerstone Church from Ames, IA. RSVP requested, but not required. Pre-register at http://bethfarm.com/#ladies-fall-retreat or call 712-268-2629.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Atlantic Firemen’s Annual Donation Breakfast will be held on October 8th from 7 am- 1 pm at the Atlantic Fire Department. They’ll be serving eggs, sausage and pancakes for a free will donation.

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Oktoberfest will be held on October 8th from 11 am – 1 pm at the Adair Community Center. Menu includes: roast beef, bratwurst, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce and desserts including homemade pie. Free will offering to support LCMS Hurrican Disaster Response www.lcms.org/disaster. LWML Silent Auction will also be held.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Anita United Methodist Church Fall Supper will be held on October 11th from 5-7 pm. They will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, salads, pies, and desserts at the church from for a free will offering.  Carryouts start at 4 pm; call 712-762-3869.

The Atlantic 150 Committee will meet October 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

Annual Firemen’s Parade will be held on October 14th. Helicopter landing by Midwest Medical Transport will be at 4:30 pm at the Rock Island Depot. Parade line up begins at 4 pm at 2nd & Walnut St. Enjoy performances by the Omaha Marching Knights, Iconic Marching Elite, Pleasant Green Marching Saints and Salem Stepping Saints. End the night at The Venue, 307 Walnut Street, for steak sandwiches & burgers, grilled by the Cass County Beef Producers from 4-9 pm. DJ Burt Roads will perform from 7 – 11 PM. All proceeds go to the Atlantic Volunteer Fire Department.

Lewis Life Preservers Relay for Life Fall Festival will be held on October 14th from 10 am – 4 pm in Lewis. There will be pony rides, dart balloons, rings on bottles, throw ball in hole, character drawings, milk bottles with balls, cotton candy, hot dogs/polish, chips, pies and popcorn. Craft vendor fair will also be held. If you would like to be a vendor contact Joyce for more information: 712-249-6914. There’s a Show & Shine. 1st place trophy for best motorcycle & car. You vote, put # on vehicle you like best and drop it in the donation cans. Vote on 1 car and 1 motorcycle. For more information on the Show & Shine call Joyce at 712-249-6914.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Guthrie Center First United Methodist Church Annual Harvest Dinner will be held on October 18th from 5-7 pm, Bazaar & Bake Sale from noon-7 pm. Menu includes roast pork & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salads, rolls, pies, desserts and beverages. Carry outs available from 4:45 – 6:30 pm – enter through South door. Delivery available to shut-ins call 641-332-2408 after 3 pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

Storytime Thursdays at the Atlantic Public Library will be held every Thursday in September & October from 10:00 – 10:45 am. Stories, songs, activities for kids 3-5. Parents may run errands or hang out at the library!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

Mike Gettler Benefit will be held on October 28th at the Walnut Legion Hall (227 Antique City Dr.). 5K Zombie Run/Walk at 3 pm – registration at the Walnut Fire Department. Dinner from 5-7 pm with auction at 7:30 pm. The Walnut Fire Department is hosting a benefit for Mike Gettler, who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in December 2015. Mike joined the Walnut Fire Department in 2002, is a certified Firefighter II and an EMT. Mike is currently a member of the Iowa Region 4 Saw Strike Team and a Fire Lieutenant and President of the Walnut Fire Department. He graduated from the Adair High School in 1992, after high school he joined the Marines and was enlisted from 1992-1996. Upon his return from the Marines, he moved to Anita and lived there until moving to Walnut in 2001. Mike has 3 children, Garrison (14), Grayson (11), and Gatlin (10). All donations will be used for ongoing medical care and making his home handicapped accessible.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Evening Storytime at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on November 6th, and December 4th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Join in for stories, songs and activities. This is for kids ages 4-6 pm. Parents my stay, run errands, or hang out at the library. Pre-registration is required. Call 712-243-5466 ext. 1, stop in at the library (507 Poplar St.) or register online at www.atlantic.lib.ia.us

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

Evening Storytime at the Atlantic Public Library will be held on December 4th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Join in for stories, songs and activities. This is for kids ages 4-6 pm. Parents my stay, run errands, or hang out at the library. Pre-registration is required. Call 712-243-5466 ext. 1, stop in at the library (507 Poplar St.) or register online at www.atlantic.lib.ia.us

EXTRAS ….

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.

The American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory is open Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 pm for tours. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Visitors can see the Military Museum, Military Library and recently added photos of Atlantic’s past history.

Audubon High School is starting a Work-Based Learning Program this coming school year.  This program is similar to the old MO/OE program many so fondly remember.  Enrolled students will be released from part of their school day to work with various businesses in the community.  Additionally, students will take a concurrent enrollment course called “Career Development Skills.” Participating students will receive both high school and DMACC credit for completing both the work placement and the course.  This program will provide students with the opportunity to develop employment skills and build relationships with community partners.  The opportunity to learn in a real-world setting deepens understanding and maximizes the potential of each individual who participates in the program.  To date, fourteen students have enrolled in the Work-Based Learning Program;  four of these students are still looking for employment, which would begin in August.  Questions should be directed to Anne Bomstad Miller at Audubon High School.  She can be reached at abomstadmiller@audubon.k12.ia.us.

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.

The City of Atlantic annual spraying for mosquitoes will be done between 4 am – 7 am weather permitting every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer until further notice.

The Atlantic Farmer’s Market will be held at Orsheln’s parking lot every Tuesday 5-7 & Saturday 9-noon through September 30th. Each week vendors will have a variety of fresh, locally grown produce; handmade soaps and lotions; baked goodies; jams & jelly; homemade craft items; and fresh, hot smoked sandwiches from A-Town Smokeshack. Produce will change according to what is in season and ready to sell. Senior and WIC checks along with Snap benefit cards are accepted by most produce vendors.

Exira Farmer’s Market is every Friday on the east side of the City Park through September. No vendor’s fee.

The Elk Horn Farmers Market will open Saturday, June 3rd, 9am-11am and will run every Saturday through the end of September from 9-11 am on the lawn of the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn. The market will open on Saturday, June 3rd and will run through the end of September. Vendors will have eggs, produce, and baked goods for sale every Saturday and the first Saturday of each month will include kids activities and entertainment. Vendors at this years market will include Pace Poultry & Produce, Harrisdale Farmstead, Brun Ko Farm, Cali Kids Farm, Barb Goos, & Morris Family Farm. Everything sold at the Elk Horn Farmers Market is grown, raised, and/or created by the vendors and their families. Opening day of market, Saturday, June 3rd, will include a kids market scavenger hunt and entertainment will be provided by piano students of Melissa Morris. If you have questions about the market or are interested in vending, contact Emily Paulsen at 712-249-3187 [2] or brunkofarm@gmail.com [3].

Preschool, at no charge, for families who qualify using the income guidelines; also, serve over income families, everyone is encouraged to apply for three and four year olds.
Preschool is five days a week, nutritious breakfast and lunch include. They are currently taking applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Call the Head Start Center, 243-4001, or cell phone (712)579-5835 to schedule an appointment; or complete an on line application by going to the West Central Community Action website.

Love Steps Up – Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group. Held every other month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 7 at 7 pm. Upcoming dates: July 6th, Sept 7th, Nov 2nd. Call 250-8862 with questions.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to all nursing or expecting mothers. Held on the third Thursday of every month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 6 at 7 pm. Call 250-8862 with questions.

Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS), an Ames based non-profit, is seeking host homes across Iowa for 2017-2018 foreign exchange students. IRIS needs homes for approximately 25 students from Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Tanzania, Jordan, Israel, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Kenya. All students are fluent in English, and often several other languages. All students are between 15 and 18 years old, but will technically be high school juniors. The students, which typically hail from Southeast Asian, Middle-Eastern and African countries, are all in Iowa on scholarship. Former host parent Alexis Vosburg said, “I was intrigued by the fact that most of these students could come here on scholarship. This isn’t your typical exchange program that just takes the students that have the funds to do this trip. These students had to work hard for this opportunity. IRIS focuses on community service and promoting international relations, including strengthening Christian/Muslim relations.” IRIS is a consortium partner of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program, which was founded following 9/11 to help promote understanding between American citizens and the citizens of predominantly Muslim countries. The YES program is funded by the U.S. State Department as a form of diplomacy. For bios on particular students, or for more information on hosting in general, visit our website at http://www.iris-center.org/yes-program/17-18students/ or email John Jordan at yessupport@iris-center.org.

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Elk’s Lodge. Door open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30. This is open to the public. Please use the dining room door.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, October 4th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended to save time but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Make appointments by calling 755-4422 or at www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Please call Dawn Klein if you have questions or need to make an appointment for a different day or time. 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, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).  We now offer Meningitis B vaccine for adolescents who are 16-18 years of age. This vaccine protects older teens from invasive Neisseria meninigitidis serogroup B, which is a particularly virulent bacteria that causes meningitis. The vaccine is completed following a series of two vaccines at least one month apart. High school seniors who have not yet received this vaccine are highly encouraged to become vaccinated before college.

Family Planning Services:This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on August 1st from 2:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Provider clinics are necessary for those who need annual/Initial exams or long term contraceptive care.  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on August 10th, 3:00p.m. -4:30 p.m., August 17th, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. August 24th, 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. & August 31st 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment.  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: 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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