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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. ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS

• It’s time for your first half tax payments of real estate and mobile homes
•You can go online to pay your taxes at www.iowatreasurers.org
• Deadline for payments without penalty is Wednesday September 30, 2015
• Payments with a postmark will be accepted without penalty

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion will be held September 3rd-7th. Come see the largest collection of working steam power at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion (non-profit organization) September 3rd-7th. Antique Carousel, steam engines, gas tractors, engines, cars and trucks on display. Explore the Pioneer Log Village and enjoy the Wild West shows in North Village. Ride a steam train, trolley, or even learn to drive a tractor! Explore museums & aisles of crafts, enjoy great food, or sit and listen to music, from bluegrass to gospel to country, at any of five venues on the grounds every day. Over 2,000 attractions and exhibits including musical acts, Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Lee, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley. For more info visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937.

Sweet corn, concord grapes, hot pepper jam and a long list of usual veggies will be available at Produce in the Park this Thursday night, 4:30 to 6:30, in Atlantic City Park. Todd Pratt from Our Daily Bread is the guest chef. Sue Kroeker, the 2014 and 2015 Iowa State Fair accordion playing champion will be entertaining. Kids can play in the bounce house and do crafts. Get a free shopping bag; fill it with fresh locally grown produce, home baked pies, breads and rolls, and other home crafted products. You can buy your evening meal from Knights of Columbus or HyVee . There’s fun and surprises at Produce in the Park every Thursday evening, 4:30 to 6:30 in Atlantic City Park.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE “Movie in the Park” Campground Program on September 4th at 9 pm. They will be showing the movie Rio 2 at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis.  If it rains the movie WILL BE cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs on September 4th, 5th & 12th. The public programs will be held on Friday,  September 4th 4:30 pm at – Lake Anita State Park Campground loop, Saturday, September 5th 4 pm- Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter and Saturday, September 12th 2 pm – Camblins Addition Shelter Sunnyside Park Atlantic and Saturday, September 12th 4 pm- Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right. Discover the Monarch Butterflies before their journey south and they will show you how to tag monarchs.  If you would like a home tagging kit you must attend and pre-register for the Kit. Call 712-769-2372 to pre-register for your kit. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us!

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion continues through September 7th. Come see the largest collection of working steam power at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion (non-profit organization) September 3rd-7th. Antique Carousel, steam engines, gas tractors, engines, cars and trucks on display. Explore the Pioneer Log Village and enjoy the Wild West shows in North Village. Ride a steam train, trolley, or even learn to drive a tractor! Explore museums & aisles of crafts, enjoy great food, or sit and listen to music, from bluegrass to gospel to country, at any of five venues on the grounds every day. Over 2,000 attractions and exhibits including musical acts, Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Lee, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley. For more info visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs on September 5th & 12th. The public programs will be held on Saturday, September 5th 4 pm- Cold Springs Park Campground Shelter and Saturday, September 12th 2 pm – Camblins Addition Shelter Sunnyside Park Atlantic and Saturday, September 12th 4 pm- Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right. Discover the Monarch Butterflies before their journey south and they will show you how to tag monarchs.  If you would like a home tagging kit you must attend and pre-register for the Kit. Call 712-769-2372 to pre-register for your kit. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us!

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion continues through September 7th. Come see the largest collection of working steam power at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion (non-profit organization) September 3rd-7th. Antique Carousel, steam engines, gas tractors, engines, cars and trucks on display. Explore the Pioneer Log Village and enjoy the Wild West shows in North Village. Ride a steam train, trolley, or even learn to drive a tractor! Explore museums & aisles of crafts, enjoy great food, or sit and listen to music, from bluegrass to gospel to country, at any of five venues on the grounds every day. Over 2,000 attractions and exhibits including musical acts, Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Lee, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley. For more info visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937.

Wiota Card Party will be held on September 5th at 6:30 pm at the community building in Wiota. Bring a snack to share and everyone is welcome.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

A Free Will Donation Breakfast fundraiser will be held for Rod Soll to help in his fight with cancer.  The breakfast will be held at Rudolph’s Red Barn starting at 7:00 am.  A cake, pie and cookie sale will also be held at that time.  Everyone is invited!

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion continues through September 7th. Come see the largest collection of working steam power at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion (non-profit organization) September 3rd-7th. Antique Carousel, steam engines, gas tractors, engines, cars and trucks on display. Explore the Pioneer Log Village and enjoy the Wild West shows in North Village. Ride a steam train, trolley, or even learn to drive a tractor! Explore museums & aisles of crafts, enjoy great food, or sit and listen to music, from bluegrass to gospel to country, at any of five venues on the grounds every day. Over 2,000 attractions and exhibits including musical acts, Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Lee, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley. For more info visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937.

Exira Mason’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast will be held on September 6th from 8:30-12:30 pm at the Brayton Town Hall. They will be serving sausage, eggs, pancakes, French toast, all you can eat for a free will donation. This is sponsored by Exodus Masonic Lodge No. 342.

Brayton Card Party will be held on September 6th at 6:30 pm at the community building in Brayton. Bring a snack to share and everyone is welcome.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Midwest Old Threshers Reunion continues through September 7th. Come see the largest collection of working steam power at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion (non-profit organization) September 3rd-7th. Antique Carousel, steam engines, gas tractors, engines, cars and trucks on display. Explore the Pioneer Log Village and enjoy the Wild West shows in North Village. Ride a steam train, trolley, or even learn to drive a tractor! Explore museums & aisles of crafts, enjoy great food, or sit and listen to music, from bluegrass to gospel to country, at any of five venues on the grounds every day. Over 2,000 attractions and exhibits including musical acts, Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy Fortune, Johnny Lee, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Darryl Worley. For more info visit www.oldthreshers.com or call 319-385-8937.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and the Pancake Man on September 7th for a breakfast of pancakes & sausage, juice and coffee. Serving is from 7:30 – 10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center for a free will donation.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Stanton on September 9th from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Stanton Care Center, 213 Halland Ave.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

A Master Hoof Care workshop is set for September 10th at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis. Dr. Jan Shearer from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine is the featured speaker of the one-day program which is designed for a limited number of participants.

There’s always something new at Produce in the Park every Thursday night, 4:30 to 6:30, in Atlantic City Park. Producers continue to bring veggies and fruits from all seasons. Home made pies, breads, rolls and other goodies will tempt you. Look for essential oil personal care products. Ann Wickman Child Development Center will be giving a food demonstration involving kids and their families. There will also be pumpkins for decorating. Pat McCauley and her violin students will be entertaining shoppers. Don’t miss out on fun and food at Produce in the Park Thursday night, 4:30 to 6:30 in Atlantic City Park.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Guthrie County Extension & Outreaches 4th Annual Cy-Hawk Tailgate Party will be held on September 11th from 11 am – 1 pm. Help celebrate Iowa’s biggest game and rivalry of the year. Whether you’re a Cyclone fan or Hawkeye fan, come and enjoy grilled hot dogs, chips, cookies and bottled water. Make sure to sport your favorite teams gear and register for an ISU tailgate package.

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

 A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Exira September 11th from noon to 6 pm at the Exira Recreational Center, 106 N. Jefferson.

The Splash Pad Committee will be serving Maidrites and Chips for $3.00 on September 11th beginning at 6 pm outside of TJ’s Pour House in Exira. The Splash Pad Committee will be serving Maidrites or Beer Brats, chips, and baked beans for $5.00 after the poker run at TJ’s Pour House in Exira beginning at 6 pm on September 12th.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE “Mysterious Monarchs” Programs on September 12th. The public programs will be held on Saturday, September 12th 2 pm – Camblins Addition Shelter Sunnyside Park in Atlantic and Saturday, September 12th 4 pm- Outdoor Educational Classroom Massena- Follow Hwy 148 South of Massena, turn Left onto Tucson Rd for 1 ½ mile the park will be on your right. Discover the Monarch Butterflies before their journey south and they will show you how to tag monarchs.  If you would like a home tagging kit you must attend and pre-register for the Kit. Call 712-769-2372 to pre-register for your kit. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program! We hope you will join us!

The Splash Pad Committee will be serving Maidrites or Beer Brats, chips, and baked beans for $5.00 after the poker run at TJ’s Pour House in Exira beginning at 6 pm on September 12th.

The 33rd Annual Carstens Farm Days will be held September 12th & 13th.  From threshing to the saw mill, from the food to the crafters and vendors to the quilt show, from the tractors and equipment to the historic memorabilia of the Farm there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come see steam engines powering antique threshing machines, antique machinery, a parade, crafts, and entertainment. Over two hundred restored antique tractors will be on display. The original Carstens farm buildings will be open for tours. The buildings will be alive with demonstrations that will bring back memories for older visitors and teach valuable history lessons to young people. A pancake breakfast is planned at 6:30 am both Saturday and Sunday. The proceeds from the pancake breakfast go to the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department volunteers will also serve lunch both days. Various non-profit local groups will be offering refreshments and delicious desserts all weekend. A pork supper will be held on Friday evening from 5 – 7 pm. Proceeds from the pork supper will benefit the Friends of the Trail Committee in Shelby in support of the Old Stone Arch Nature Trail. On Saturday beginning at 5:30 pm enjoy Staley’s Chicken for a delicious dinner. Proceeds from the chicken dinner will go toward on-going maintenance at Carstens 1880 Farmstead. Beginning at 6 pm Tamie Hall and Band will entertain visitors on the front lawn of the farmhouse. Farmall tractors and equipment and related brands will be the featured line this year. All Farmall tractors & equipment owners are invited to bring their exhibits to display throughout the weekend. Horsepower-testing, sawmill operations and field demonstrations will occupy tractor exhibitors all day. Nearly 250 pieces of vintage equipment were on display during the 2014 Farm Days show. Visitors will enjoy watching most of the restored tractors as they go through the parade each afternoon at 2 pm. All vintage and classic car owners are encouraged to show and shine their vehicles during Farm Days. Bring classic cars, pick-ups or works in progress. A car display area will be available to showcase the many fine vehicles from the area. This is not a judged show, so come out and have some fun! A colorful display of quilts, wall hangings, wearable art and other types of quilting projects will be featured in the special event building at the farm. Many talented quilters from around the area will allow their works of art to be displayed for all to enjoy. Exhibitors are asked to deliver their quilts on Friday, September 11th. For details about the quilt show or to inquire about adding your quilt to the collection, please call Jan Hursey at 712-544-2662 or Marilyn Evans at 712-544-2266. A quilt made especially for the 2015 Carstens Farm Days show will be raffled on Sunday evening. Raffle tickets can be purchased at area businesses. The quilt is now on display at the Shelby County State Bank in Shelby. Foggy Mountain Cloggers will perform on Saturday at 12:30 pm on the farm’s main stage. On Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm, the River City Shakers will entertain young and old farmstead visitors alike. Various music acts will add to the fun and folksy atmosphere of Farm Days. There will be over fifty crafters and vendors on hand. A special display of vintage seed corn sacks will be in the corn crib. A wide array of crafts will be available. From unique wooden creations to homemade jams and jellies, there will be something for everyone. A very healthy crop of farm-grown potatoes will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of potatoes will help make improvements to the farmstead. On Sunday morning a non-denominational worship service will take place at 9:00 am on the lawn in front of the Carstens home. Worship will be led by Kirk Parsons of the Community of Christ Church in Persia. Everyone is welcome to join in the worship service. Admission is $5 per day for everyone nine years and older. Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc., a non-profit group of local volunteers, oversees an 80-acre working farm museum exhibit located between Minden and Shelby, Iowa in Pottawattamie County. The farmstead is the home of Carstens Farm Days, which is held the first weekend after Labor Day each September. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information visit the web site: www.carstensfarm.com

Brayton Legion Post #350 Membership Steak Fry will be held on September 12th at the Brayton Community Center from 5-7:30 pm. Your choice of steak or chop dinner, cost is $12 per person – free dinner to Post #350 members with paid 2016 dues. Dinner is open to the community, new members always welcome.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anita Chicken Dinner will be held on September 13th from 11 am – 1 pm. They will be serving Staley’s chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, homemade salads and desserts. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and kids 4 and under are free. Carry-outs are available from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, delivery to shut-ins only call 712-762-3773.

The 33rd Annual Carstens Farm Days continues on September 13th.  From threshing to the saw mill, from the food to the crafters and vendors to the quilt show, from the tractors and equipment to the historic memorabilia of the Farm there is something for everyone to enjoy. Come see steam engines powering antique threshing machines, antique machinery, crafts, and entertainment. Over two hundred restored antique tractors will be on display. The original Carstens farm buildings will be open for tours. The buildings will be alive with demonstrations that will bring back memories for older visitors and teach valuable history lessons to young people. A pancake breakfast is at 6:30 am. The proceeds from the pancake breakfast go to the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department. The fire department volunteers will also serve lunch. On Sunday morning a non-denominational worship service will take place at 9:00 am on the lawn in front of the Carstens home. Worship will be led by Kirk Parsons of the Community of Christ Church in Persia. Various non-profit local groups will be offering refreshments and delicious desserts. All Farmall tractors & equipment owners are invited to bring their exhibits to display. Horsepower-testing, sawmill operations and field demonstrations will occupy tractor exhibitors all day. On Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm, the River City Shakers will entertain young and old farmstead visitors alike. Various music acts will add to the fun and folksy atmosphere of Farm Days. There will be over fifty crafters and vendors on hand. A special display of vintage seed corn sacks will be in the corn crib. A wide array of crafts will be available. From unique wooden creations to homemade jams and jellies, there will be something for everyone. A very healthy crop of farm-grown potatoes will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of potatoes will help make improvements to the farmstead. Everyone is welcome to join in the worship service. Admission is $5 for everyone nine years and older. Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc., a non-profit group of local volunteers, oversees an 80-acre working farm museum exhibit located between Minden and Shelby, Iowa in Pottawattamie County. The farmstead is the home of Carstens Farm Days, which is held the first weekend after Labor Day each September. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information visit the web site: www.carstensfarm.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Wednesday, September 16th
• Thursday, September 17th
• Friday, September 18th
• Saturday, September 19th
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Thursday, September 17th
• Friday, September 18th
• Saturday, September 19th
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Friday, September 18th
• Saturday, September 19th
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Saturday, September 19th
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Nathaniel Hamlin Park Fall Festival will be held on September 20th from 10 am – 4 pm. Visit the historical museums, one room country school and blacksmith shop. There’s a Show & Shine Classic Car Show – limited space – pre-register your call by calling Mike Kuchel at 712-563-4708. Tour the 125 year old county home, there’s live music, feed the elk from the gazebo, Farmer’s Market, flea market and crafts. Apple cider will be available for sale and you can watch it being made. A grilled pork dinner will be served along with scalloped potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, pie or dessert and beverage for $10. Kid’s meal is hot dog, drink, dessert and chips for $4. Serving begins at 11 am. Admission to the public is $1 per person, vendors welcome, $5 to sell. Nathaniel Hamlin Park is located 1 mile south of Audubon. This is sponsored by Audubon County Historical Society.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Wallace Foundation and ISU to host Garden Field Day on September 21st at 6:30 pm. The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Gardens of North and South America.” Food tastings will feature heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, corn, beans and squash. Homeowners looking for new and heirloom plants to try in their yards and gardens will have a nice variety of vegetables and flowers to view at the annual field day. The 25th anniversary of the Wallace Foundation will be highlighted during the event. Displays and memorabilia will be available for garden field day visitors to view. Bernie Havlovic, superintendent at the Armstrong Farm since 1993, will be honored during the event as he prepares to retire on October 2. At the conclusion of the garden tour, homemade ice cream prepared and contributed by long-time Wallace Foundation board member, Kevin Barker from Lenox, Iowa, will be served along with strawberries. The Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and a half mile east on Hitchcock Avenue, or 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and half a mile east on Hitchcock Avenue. The field day is open to the public at no cost.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Atlantic City Wide Garage Sales will be held on September 25th. For more information contact, Becky Bonney at 712-254-0838.

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Avondale Church, rural Fontanelle, Fall Supper &  Bazaar will be held on September 26th. Serving begins at 5:00 pm and the meal features ham balls & minute steaks for a free will donation. An Auction of bazaar items will follow the meal.

Medication Drop off Day will be held on September 26th at the Audubon Police Deptment from 10 am to Noon. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. No questions asked about what is brought for disposed. Prescription labels can be taken off/blackened out or contents can be emptied into collection bin. Liquids and illegal narcotics will be accepted at this event. All collections will be disposed of by the Audubon Police Department at 410 N Park Place. For more information, please visit www.dea.gov. In cooperation with New Opportunities www.newopp.org.

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am
• Saturday, September 26th

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Anita, Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:

Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am
• Monday, September 28th

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Griswold, and Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:

Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Tuesday, September 29th

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Massena.
The screenings will be held as follows:

Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am
• Wednesday, September 30th

Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening. The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30. Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.

NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS

• It’s time for your first half tax payments of real estate and mobile homes
•You can go online to pay your taxes at www.iowatreasurers.org
• Deadline for payments without penalty is Wednesday September 30, 2015
• Payments with a postmark will be accepted without penalty

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Eat Smart, Live Strong program for Older Adults in Montgomery County begins on October 1st. Each session in Eat Smart, Live Strong focuses on changing behavior by guiding participants in learning and practicing new skills. Changing habits is hard, and Eat Smart, Live Strong will help you focus your efforts on just two behaviors. If participants adopt and maintain just these two simple behaviors, they can make a difference in their lives. This program is sponsored by the Montgomery County Extension Council and will be held for four consecutive Thursday evenings in October, starting on the 1st. It will be from 6 to 7 PM at the extension office in Red Oak and is open to anyone age 50 and older. There is no cost but pre-registration is recommended to prepare materials and food samples. Call Jodie or Stephanie at 712-623-2592 for more information. The sessions will be led by Barb Fuller, MA, RD, LD ISU Extension and Outreach, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist for SW Iowa.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

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

EXTRAS ….

 New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

Operation Barnabas meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Atlantic Iowa Western Community College campus.

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

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

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St.  Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com.  Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn.  Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

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

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

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

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

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

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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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: August 5th from 3 – 6 pm. NOW MUST PRE-REGISTER!! Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome.
The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at755-4422 for an appointment.

Family Planning:  Tuesday, July 7th 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m and Tuesday, July 21st  1:00 – 4:30 pm.  To schedule an appointment for family planning or women’s health services please call Rachel Birks at 712-755-4312. Family Planning services are also available without appointment every Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

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

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

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

FOR FUTHER 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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