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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: Red & white baseball hat, found by the McDonald’s parking lot on July 20th. Hat has a “P” on it. Call 243-2408. Will have to identify hat by giving the number on the bottom side of the bill. (7/21)

FOUND: Medium sized male short-haired dog. Found in Exira on the 4th of July around the parade. White with black markings, black around the eyes with a small white strip down the middle.  No collar, friendly. Call the City of Exira at 712-268-2187. (7/6)

*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: 

Because of the heat, and Cass County Fair, MCF Can Redemption Center in Atlantic, will be open from 9-a.m. until 2-p.m. each day, through July 30th. (posted 7/21)

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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Cass County Fair runs July 20th – 27th. Click  —–> CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 26

The Audubon Public Library will conclude its Summer Reading Program with a Pool Party on July 26th at the Audubon Swimming Pool. The event will be from 10:30-11:30 am. Prizes will be provided by Firehouse Flames. For more information contact the Audubon Public Library at 712-563-3301 or visit their Facebook page.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Live big band music with Gaylin Sudilk Quartet will be held on Wednesdays, July 27th from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Armstrong Research Farm’s Garden Field Day is “Donation Gardening, and Planting for Pollinators” will be held on July 28th at 6:30 pm. This year’s garden was planted with produce chosen through conversations with the Iowa Food Bank Association that are recognizable to people, easy to cook and eat, and weather the food pantry system well. The garden is supported throughout the summer by Master Gardener volunteers. At the conclusion of the garden tour, ice cream and strawberries will be served. The Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th St., and 1/2 a mile east on Hitchcock Ave, OR 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, 1/2 a mile south on 525th St., and 1/2 a mile east on Hitchcock Ave. The field day is open to the public at no cost.

A long list of produce is available at Produce in the Park this Thursday evening, July 28 in Atlantic City Park, 4:30 to 6:30. Tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers and potatoes are plentiful. Eggplant, edemame, leeks and turnips are more unusual. Brownie bites zucchini bread, heath brittle crunch cookies and jam are some of the sweet treats . There’s puppy poppers and pup-sicle treats for your dog. Try some citronella incense to deter mosquitos. Friends of the Library offer free books for kids and adults. BPW will have bag toss and Home Sweet Home will entertain the kids. Learn about Southwest Iowa Food and Farm Initiative at Produce in the Park, Thursday, 4:30 to 6:30.

Music in the Park by Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center will be held on July 28th at 7:00 pm at the John James Audubon City Park featuring:  Jo & Friends

Cass County Genealogical Society will be hosting Colleen Wilber on Thursday, July 28th at 1 PM at the Atlantic Public Library as she presents Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.  Portraying the youngest member of the Corps, Colleen leads listeners through the challenges the Corps faced along the way, with especially fascinating stories of animal encounters.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

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.

 FREE Outdoor Movie in the Park will be held on July 29th near the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. Pre-screening games and activities start at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm.  Movies will be shown on Friday nights for four weeks. This is hosted by the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department. The series will kick-off on July 29th with a showing of Inside Out. The remainder of the schedule is: August 5th: Big Hero 6; August 12th: Little Giants; August 19th: Despicable Me. For more information, or questions about the summer movie series, call 712-243-3542.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

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.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 31

First Lutheran Church of Wiota (70139 Memphis Rd, southwest of Wiota) Ice Cream Social will be held on July 31st from 5 -7 pm. They will also be serving sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, homemade ice cream, pies and cakes. A free will offering will be taken for missionary Carl Hansen in Hong Kong and missionary Michael Paul in Taiwan. The Missionaries lead the mission to be “Seed Planters” to work on the farms to promote a fellowship with the local people to gain their trust, to teach them to grow their own food, and eventually to spread our Gospel by helping to feed their own people.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

Live big band music with Leo Lonnie Orchestra will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

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.

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend is August 5th-7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

Audubon County Figure 8 Races will be held on August 5th at the Audubon County Fairgrounds at 7:30 pm for T-Bone Special with fireworks after. Registration is at 5 pm. General admission is $7, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drink available at the Grandstand.

 FREE Outdoor Movie in the Park will be held on August 5th near the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. The movie is Big Hero 6. Pre-screening games and activities start at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm.  Movies will be shown on Friday nights for four weeks. This is hosted by the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department. The remainder of the schedule is: August 12th: Little Giants; August 19th: Despicable Me. For more information, or questions about the summer movie series, call 712-243-3542.

66th Annual Operation T-Bone is August 5th-7th.  66th Operation T-Bone.On Friday, August 5th: 5-7:30 pm – Albert’s Old Fashioned Picnic – hambugers by Albert the Bull Fundraiser for The Children’s Nest, lots of fun activities for kids, musical entertainment, bring chairs and blankets. At 7:30 pm is the T-Bone Special Figure 8 Races at the Audubon County Fairgrounds, registration at 5 pm. At dusk is the fireworks display at the Audubon County Fairgrounds (Rain date: August 7th). From 10 pm to midnight is the Teen Dance at the City Park Stage – FREE. On Saturday, August 6th – Around the City Park: 7-10 am – Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Bake Sale – Memorial Building – free will donation; 7:15 am – Operation T-Bone Fun Run Walk 5K/10K at 7:15-7:45 am City Square Registration/Sign in & Race at 8 am GetMeRegistered.com to register. 9 am – 4 pm – Junkin’, Craftin’ & Vendors, store bargains, bake sales and Flea Market; 10 am – Det. 2 1168 Transportation Company Iowa Army National Gaurd Static Display by City Park; 10 am – noon Open House at Armory; 10 am Big Latch On at Albert the Bull Park – all welcome, goody bags, raffle prizes & refeshments – 10:30 am Latch On commences; 10 am Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition (any condition) arrival 10 – 11 am/unload at Audubon County Fairgrounds/check in at corner of Broadway & Washington St./displayed on Main Street/tractors may participate in Parade then park on Main St. until 3 pm; 10 am  Food available in City Park; 10 am – Operation T-Bone Memorabilia/Souvenir/Information Table at City Park; 10:30 am Kiddie Parade – decorate your bikes, strollers and wagons, kids of all ages welcome, prizes awarded, sign up at City Park Stage; 10 am – 4 pm – Kids Games & Dunk Tank by Community Organizations & Churches in City Park; 10 am – 4 pm Inflatables for all ages at City Park; 11 am T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed at City Park, raffle tickets for sale – Grand Prize – Traeger “Bronson” Wood Pellet Grill & 2nd Prize: Ultimate Grilling Accessories Kit, $5 per ticket; 11 am – 3 pm View Rose Theater renovation progress; 11 am – 3 pm Display TBA – Cultural Center at the Library; 11:30 – 12:30 pm Musical entertainment at City Park Stage; 1 pm – Operation T-Bone Parade, 2 pm – Beer Garden in City Park; 2-3:30 pm Musical entertainment at City Park Stage; 3 pm T-Bone Cook-Off Contest (entries due by 3 pm) at City Park; 3 pm Firemen’s Water Fights (3 pm registration & 3:30 fights at Leroy St. between South St. & Chicago St.); 4 pm through the evening Food still available in the City Park for Supper – as supplies lasts; 8 pm to midnight – Street Dance with music by “First Name Band” Free admission. On Sunday, August 7th – 7 am – noon  – Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 9th – 9 am Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction – Anita Livestock Auction, immediately after auction is a free hamburger feed. On Sunday, August 28th at 10 am is the Audubon County Saddle Club T-Bone Double Judged Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds S.I.S.C.O. approved. On Sunday, September 4th 8 am & 1 pm – T-Bone Golf Tournament at Audubon Golf & Country Club.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

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.

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.

Moped Class will be held on August 6th from 8 am – 2 pm at the Atlantic Fire House. Any questions call 712-243-6343.

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend continues through August 7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

66th Annual Operation T-Bone is August 5th-7th.  66th Operation T-Bone.On Saturday, August 6th – Around the City Park: 7-10 am – Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Bake Sale – Memorial Building – free will donation; 7:15 am – Operation T-Bone Fun Run Walk 5K/10K at 7:15-7:45 am City Square Registration/Sign in & Race at 8 am GetMeRegistered.com to register. 9 am – 4 pm – Junkin’, Craftin’ & Vendors, store bargains, bake sales and Flea Market; 10 am – Det. 2 1168 Transportation Company Iowa Army National Gaurd Static Display by City Park; 10 am – noon Open House at Armory; 10 am Big Latch On at Albert the Bull Park – all welcome, goody bags, raffle prizes & refeshments – 10:30 am Latch On commences; 10 am Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition (any condition) arrival 10 – 11 am/unload at Audubon County Fairgrounds/check in at corner of Broadway & Washington St./displayed on Main Street/tractors may participate in Parade then park on Main St. until 3 pm; 10 am  Food available in City Park; 10 am – Operation T-Bone Memorabilia/Souvenir/Information Table at City Park; 10:30 am Kiddie Parade – decorate your bikes, strollers and wagons, kids of all ages welcome, prizes awarded, sign up at City Park Stage; 10 am – 4 pm – Kids Games & Dunk Tank by Community Organizations & Churches in City Park; 10 am – 4 pm Inflatables for all ages at City Park; 11 am T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed at City Park, raffle tickets for sale – Grand Prize – Traeger “Bronson” Wood Pellet Grill & 2nd Prize: Ultimate Grilling Accessories Kit, $5 per ticket; 11 am – 3 pm View Rose Theater renovation progress; 11 am – 3 pm Display TBA – Cultural Center at the Library; 11:30 – 12:30 pm Musical entertainment at City Park Stage; 1 pm – Operation T-Bone Parade, 2 pm – Beer Garden in City Park; 2-3:30 pm Musical entertainment at City Park Stage; 3 pm T-Bone Cook-Off Contest (entries due by 3 pm) at City Park; 3 pm Firemen’s Water Fights (3 pm registration & 3:30 fights at Leroy St. between South St. & Chicago St.); 4 pm through the evening Food still available in the City Park for Supper – as supplies lasts; 8 pm to midnight – Street Dance with music by “First Name Band” Free admission. On Sunday, August 7th – 7 am – noon  – Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 9th – 9 am Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction – Anita Livestock Auction, immediately after auction is a free hamburger feed. On Sunday, August 28th at 10 am is the Audubon County Saddle Club T-Bone Double Judged Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds S.I.S.C.O. approved. On Sunday, September 4th 8 am & 1 pm – T-Bone Golf Tournament at Audubon Golf & Country Club.

Tearin’ Up the Town 5K Run & Walk will be held in Anita on August 6th at 8 am. Entry fee is $25 after 7/22/16 (t-shirt available while supplies lasts). May register & pick up packets from 6:30 -7:45 am at Victory Park (north of football field) day of race. Race begins and ends at Victory Park, located on McIntyre Road on the northeast side of Anita. Age race divisions: 11 & Under, 12-14 yrs, 15-18 years, 19-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50 and over. Medals will be awarded to 1st & 2nd place male and female finishers in each age divisions. This is open to all CAM, Anita, or C-M Alumni. The winning team’s cash award will be used toward a “healthy” initiative at one of the two CAM elementary schools. Participants must indicate their graduating class year on their entry form in order to be considered in either alumni division. Participants may be entered in both the age & alumni divisions. Top Class by Finish: cash award to alumni class whose top 5 finishers, male or female, finish with the lowest score (scored like a Cross Country race). Class teams must have at least 5 members, but more allowed. Top Class by Registrants: Cash award to the alumni class with the most paid race registrants by the day of the race. Registrants may be present or absent to be officially counted in the class tally.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Avoca City Wide Garage Sale Weekend continues on August 7th. Maps will be available at Super Foods, Gas Stations, and can be emailed.

66th Annual Operation T-Bone is August 5th-7th.  66th Operation T-Bone.On Sunday, August 7th – 7 am – noon  – Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at Fire Station. On Tuesday, August 9th – 9 am Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction – Anita Livestock Auction, immediately after auction is a free hamburger feed. On Sunday, August 28th at 10 am is the Audubon County Saddle Club T-Bone Double Judged Open Horse Show at the Fairgrounds S.I.S.C.O. approved. On Sunday, September 4th 8 am & 1 pm – T-Bone Golf Tournament at Audubon Golf & Country Club.

24th Annual Walnut Optimist Club’s Antique City Car Show will be held on August 7th rain or shine on Main Street. There’s 29 classes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies and special awards. Registration is 8 am – noon, pre-register is $12, day of show is $15. Dash plaques to the first 150 cars, trophy presentation at 4 pm.  Optimist food stand available. Show committee: Ed Ranson: 712-784-3892 and Max Petersen: 712-784-2320.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

Live big band music with Gaylin Sudik Big Bandm will be held on Wednesday, August 10th from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

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.

 FREE Outdoor Movie in the Park will be held on August 12th near the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. The movie is Little Giants. Pre-screening games and activities start at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm.  Movies will be shown on Friday nights for four weeks. This is hosted by the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department. The remainder of the schedule is: August 19th: Despicable Me. For more information, or questions about the summer movie series, call 712-243-3542.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

 Live big band music with Duffy Belorad Orchestra will be held on Wednesday, August 17th from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

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.

 FREE Outdoor Movie in the Park will be held on August 19th near the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. The movie is Despicable Me. Pre-screening games and activities start at 6:30 pm and movies begin at 8 pm.  Movies will be shown on Friday nights for four weeks. This is hosted by the Atlantic Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, or questions about the summer movie series, call 712-243-3542.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

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.

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.

Some “Best of Iowa” bluegrass music takes the stage at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield on August 20 when Lori King and Junction 63 arrives.  The band recently garnered several awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America, including the 2016 Midwest Band of the Year. Lori was named Midwest Female Vocalist of the Year and their latest CD, “Grandpa’s Old Guitar,” was named 2016 Midwest Album of the Year.  The show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now at Ed & Eva’s, 154 Public Square, call 641-743-2566, or go online to www.warrenculturalcenter.com.  All seats are $15, in the great acoustics of the restored opera house’s Norman Lear Theater.  Opening act is The Bluegrass Blondies. The show is sponsored by Long’s Market and Hotel Greenfield.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

Harlan Community High School Student Council is hosting a homecoming dress outlet. Any used or new dresses can be donated now until August 26th. There will be a box in front of the high school office during these times. Please bring all dresses on hangers. A large donation day will be held on August 22 from noon until 6pm in the hallway in front of the high school office. Dresses will be sorted through and organized for any high school girl to come shopping. We are opening up the whole event to any Hawkeye 10 school and surrounding schools. Shopping days will be August 28th from 3-6pm, September 17th from 10am-2pm, and September 25th from 3-6pm. All dresses will be sold for $15 dollars. If you bring a friend, you will receive $5 off on your purchase. Half of the profits will go to the State Student Council project of the year, the Native Fund. Thank you for your support in advance! If you have any questions contact Laura Kaufmann at lakaufmann@hcsdcyclones.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

Live big band music with Greg Spevak Sextet will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 7-10 pm at THE CENTER 714 S. Main St. Council Bluffs. BYOB. Over 4000 sq ft beautiful wood dance floor and wonderful atmosphere. Anyone 21 and older welcome. Center members $5, non-members $10 per person. In case of inclement weather call The Center at 712/323-5995. Check us out at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

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.

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.

Red Oak Craft Festival will be held on August 27th in the white fair building from 9 am – 3 pm. A collaboration of local crafters. Admissions is $1 with proceeds going tot he Red Oak Faith Community Youth Group. Food will be provided by the Red Oak Mennonite Youth Group. To be a vendor, or for more information contact Lori Johnson at 712-370-2907.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

 Leo Lonnie Orchestra will be at The Center (714 S. Main St., Council Bluffs) on August 31st, 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 at www.bluffscenter.org or Facebook/bluffscenter

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

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.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

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.

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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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.

EXTRAS ….

Sunnyside Activity Hour is held every Tuesday & Thursday through August 18th from 9:30 – 11 am. It’s a time to socialize, enjoy some coffee and take part in the many available activities featured. In the Sunnyside Activity Area, games such as horseshoes, bocce ball, ladder toss, croquet, and other lawn games will be available. Also there are plenty of tables to socials, enjoy coffee, maybe some checkers. It will be a fun time to socialize and be outdoors.

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.

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. 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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