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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

LOST DOG: Male, white, British Terrier named Champ, red collar with Champ and phone number on it, missing since 7/20 around 10 pm 7 miles north of Atlantic, about 1 mile north of the interstate. 712-249-5870.

LOST DOG: in the Cumberland area: Bertha Crawley’s little MinPin got out of his pen. He’s red with white/gray face. He’s an older dog and has been missing for over a week. If you see the dog, call 712-250-1084, or her sister Bonnie in Atlantic, at 712 249 4086. (6/29/17)

LOST:  From the Kimballton area a nine month old fawn boxer with a collar- answers to the name of Nika.  If found or know the whereabouts please call of text 712-579-4769. (6/28)

FOUND: 2 dogs both with collars, no tags. One is a German Shepherd mix and the other is small rottewieler mix. Showed up last night on the Elk Horn road outside of Atlantic. Call 249-9760. (6/22/17)

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

NOTICES:

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

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

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm: 4-H Static Exhibit Judging, 9:00 am – 11:00 am: Clover Kids Showcase; 10:00 am: Food Sale, Community Center; 6:00 pm: Preparation Day.

THURSDAY, JULY 27TH – 7:30 am – 9:30 am: Swine Weigh-in; 8:00 am – 9:30 am Rabbit Check-in; 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Poultry Check-in; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Meat Goat Weigh-in, Dairy Check-in; 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Horse Check-in; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Sheep Weigh-in; 5:00 pm: 4-H Exhibits Open; 7:00 pm: Little Miss & Little Mister Contest; 7:30 pm King & Queen Contest; 8:00 pm Recognition; 8:45 pm: Outdoor Movie.

FRIDAY, JULY 28TH – 8:00 am – 10:00 am Beef Weigh-in; 9:00 am: Rabbit Show, Horse Show; 10:00 am: 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm: Dog Show; 3:30 pm: Clover Kids Animal Shows; 5:30 pm: Share-the-Fun; 6:30 pm: Mutton Busting; 8:00 pm: Bull Ride. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH – 8:00 am: Sheep Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 10:00 am: Pet Show; 12:00 pm: Working exhibits, Ed. Pres., Extemp. Speaking; 2:00 pm: Meat Goat/Dairy Goat Show; 4:00 pm: Youth Water Fights; 6:00 pm: Tractor Pull. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 30TH – 7:30 am: Swine Show; 10:00 am: Poultry Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Decorator’s Showcase; 2:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull; 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Feeder Calf Weigh-in; 4:30 pm: County Fair Church Service; 5:30 pm: Cow/Calf Show; 6:00 pm: Feeder Calf Show; 6:30 pm: Horse Fun Show; 7:00 pm: Dance/Gymnastics/Comedian. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 27

The Adair County ISU Extension final camp of the summer is the Healthy Living Camp 2, (for 5th-12th graders) on July 27th, from 9:30 am-3:30 pm at the Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. This camp is aimed at helping youth find balance in life and learn life skills that will enhance their way of living now and in their future. Stacey Jones will lead the youth in yoga, Melissa Ford will present on the positive benefits of massage therapy, and Dr. David Brown, from ISU Extension Human Sciences Specialist, will explain how to balance life in a healthy way. To keep the energies high, there will be activities and exercises throughout the day. The lessons learned in this camp can benefit youth for the rest of their lives. The cost of this camp is $10. For complete details on summer youth camp programs offered through Adair County ISU Extension, pick up a booklets at the Extension Office (located at 154 Public Square, Greenfield) or download at www.extension.iastate.edu/adair. Early sign-up is encouraged as space is limited and camps can fill very quickly. Pre-registration, including medical form, is required for ALL programs. There is a fee for some camps, but many opportunities are offered at no cost and need-based financial assistance is available. For more information, contact the Adair County Extension Office by calling 641-743-8412 or by e-mailing Deena Wells at dwells@iastate.edu.

The Audubon Public Library Summer Reading Programs: July 27th (Tuesday) 10:30 – 11:30 am – Summer Reading Pool Party at Audubon Swimming Pool prizes donated by Firehouse Flames.

Produce in the Park Farmers Market will be held on July 27th in the Atlantic City Park from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Take a quick break from the Cass County Fair to walk in the shade while you shop for some fresh locally grown foods for quick meals or snacks. Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini or carrots require no cooking. Get some eggs to scramble up for breakfast or a sandwich. There are also lots of baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth.  Take time to taste tomato salsa provided by the Presbyterian Church. Jeremie Faga will be singing. Learn about Zion Recovery. The kids will enjoy bags by BPW and a bounce house from Modern Woodman. Visit Produce in the Park Thursday evening 4:30 to 6:30 in Atlantic City Park.

 The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on July 27th at noon. Ned Brown, Sr. VP for the Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling Co, will be sharing.

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, JULY 27TH – 7:30 am – 9:30 am: Swine Weigh-in; 8:00 am – 9:30 am Rabbit Check-in; 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Poultry Check-in; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Meat Goat Weigh-in, Dairy Check-in; 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Horse Check-in; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Sheep Weigh-in; 5:00 pm: 4-H Exhibits Open; 7:00 pm: Little Miss & Little Mister Contest; 7:30 pm King & Queen Contest; 8:00 pm Recognition; 8:45 pm: Outdoor Movie.

FRIDAY, JULY 28TH – 8:00 am – 10:00 am Beef Weigh-in; 9:00 am: Rabbit Show, Horse Show; 10:00 am: 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm: Dog Show; 3:30 pm: Clover Kids Animal Shows; 5:30 pm: Share-the-Fun; 6:30 pm: Mutton Busting; 8:00 pm: Bull Ride. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH – 8:00 am: Sheep Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 10:00 am: Pet Show; 12:00 pm: Working exhibits, Ed. Pres., Extemp. Speaking; 2:00 pm: Meat Goat/Dairy Goat Show; 4:00 pm: Youth Water Fights; 6:00 pm: Tractor Pull. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 30TH – 7:30 am: Swine Show; 10:00 am: Poultry Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Decorator’s Showcase; 2:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull; 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Feeder Calf Weigh-in; 4:30 pm: County Fair Church Service; 5:30 pm: Cow/Calf Show; 6:00 pm: Feeder Calf Show; 6:30 pm: Horse Fun Show; 7:00 pm: Dance/Gymnastics/Comedian. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm. 

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

FRIDAY, JULY 28

 Cass County Democratic Party’s 6th Annual School Supply Drive will be held at the Cass County Democratic Party’s Fair booth from July 28th-31st and then again at their booth at AtlanticFest on August 12th or you can drop off at Toelle’s home at 10 East 13th Street in Atlantic. School supplies will be divided among the three county school districts to serve those children who are in the most need.  Needed supplies include everything from backpacks to pencils and pens to notebooks to personal supplies such as facial tissue.

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, JULY 28TH – 8:00 am – 10:00 am Beef Weigh-in; 9:00 am: Rabbit Show, Horse Show; 10:00 am: 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm: Dog Show; 3:30 pm: Clover Kids Animal Shows; 5:30 pm: Share-the-Fun; 6:30 pm: Mutton Busting; 8:00 pm: Bull Ride. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH – 8:00 am: Sheep Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 10:00 am: Pet Show; 12:00 pm: Working exhibits, Ed. Pres., Extemp. Speaking; 2:00 pm: Meat Goat/Dairy Goat Show; 4:00 pm: Youth Water Fights; 6:00 pm: Tractor Pull. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 30TH – 7:30 am: Swine Show; 10:00 am: Poultry Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Decorator’s Showcase; 2:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull; 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Feeder Calf Weigh-in; 4:30 pm: County Fair Church Service; 5:30 pm: Cow/Calf Show; 6:00 pm: Feeder Calf Show; 6:30 pm: Horse Fun Show; 7:00 pm: Dance/Gymnastics/Comedian. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up.

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH

A book signing will be held at Sweet Joy Shoppe on July 29th at 2 pm with Pastors Dennis & Salley Meyer – former pastors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. An open discussion will be held on Sunday, July  30th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 10 am. “Ordinarily Sarah” – a book about Pastors Dennis & Sally Meyer’s journey through 20 years of trials and tribulations while their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren were involved in a CULT. Books are $15.50 each with $5 going to “The Lullabye Foundation”.

The American Legion Memorial Building, also known as The Armory, is open every Saturday afternoon, 1 to 4, for tours. See a Military Museum and Military Library. The new Atlantic History Center is in progress. There is no fee but donations are welcome.

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH – 8:00 am: Sheep Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 10:00 am: Pet Show; 12:00 pm: Working exhibits, Ed. Pres., Extemp. Speaking; 2:00 pm: Meat Goat/Dairy Goat Show; 4:00 pm: Youth Water Fights; 6:00 pm: Tractor Pull. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 30TH – 7:30 am: Swine Show; 10:00 am: Poultry Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Decorator’s Showcase; 2:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull; 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Feeder Calf Weigh-in; 4:30 pm: County Fair Church Service; 5:30 pm: Cow/Calf Show; 6:00 pm: Feeder Calf Show; 6:30 pm: Horse Fun Show; 7:00 pm: Dance/Gymnastics/Comedian. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

SUNDAY, JULY 30

First Baptist Church will be honoring Rev. Brenda Stalbaum-Martin and Rev. Ken Wallace who have been coming from Des Moines for a year to serve as interim pastors at worship with a potluck following on July 30th at 11 am. The service will consist of an old fashioned hymn sing-a-long, accordion, bells, choir, whistlers and music by Highfills and Becky Wallace.

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

SUNDAY, JULY 30TH – 7:30 am: Swine Show; 10:00 am: Poultry Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Decorator’s Showcase; 2:30 pm: Pedal Tractor Pull; 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Feeder Calf Weigh-in; 4:30 pm: County Fair Church Service; 5:30 pm: Cow/Calf Show; 6:00 pm: Feeder Calf Show; 6:30 pm: Horse Fun Show; 7:00 pm: Dance/Gymnastics/Comedian. Doyle Chainsaw Artistry 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm.

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

MONDAY, JULY 31

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

MONDAY, JULY 31ST – 8:00 am: Beef Show, 4-H Exhibits Open; 9:00 am: Best of Iowa; 11:00 am: Rotary Watermelon Feed; 2:00 pm: Dairy Cattle Show, Livestock Judging Contest; 4:00 pm: Style Show/Building Awards; 5:45 pm Parade of Champions, Woodcarving & Bucket of  Junk Auction; 6:30 pm: Grand Champion Beef Selection; 7:45 pm: Livestock Released; 8:00 pm: Mud Volleyball.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

The Wallace Foundation and ISU Garden Field Day will begin at 6:30 pm on August 1st.  The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Donation Gardening, and Edible Flowers.”  This is the second year ISU Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program has collected produce grown in the demonstration garden and donated it to local food pantries.  Last year demonstration garden donations topped 10,000 pounds of fresh produce.  Iowa Master Gardeners volunteered over 860 hours to support food security in their communities in 2016.  Also, how to set up a garden in a small space will be discussed.  Examples of vertical gardening, raised beds and compact vegetables will be on display.  Edible flowers that can be used in salads, cookies or cakes such as pansies, nasturtiums and marigolds will also be discussed.  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 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.

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST – 8:00 am: Livestock Sale; 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Static Exhibits Released

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

The Audubon Church of Christ will be hosting “Burgers in the Park” at Albert the Bull Park on August 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Everyone Welcome! Free burgers and hotdogs for the whole family! Everyone is invited!

CASS COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND – 6:00 pm: Clean-up

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

Figure 8 Races will be held on Friday, August 4th – the T-Bone Special r at 7:30 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. Fireworks after races. Registration at 5:00 pm & races at 7:30 pm. General admission $7 – Kids under 12 FREE.

Tbone Days in Audubon Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 4, 5 & 6.  Friday: Old Fashioned picnic, Figure 8 Races, Fireworks.  Saturday: Breakfast, Fun Run/Walk 5K/10K, Junkin’ Craft Vendor Fair & Flea Market, Kids Inflatable rides and games, Store Sales, Latch On, Tractor Show, Kiddie Parade & Regular T-BONE parade, Steak Sandwich Feed Lunch, Music & Entertainment, Firemen’s Water Fights, Helicopter Ball Drop, Street Dance,  Sunday: Audubon Fire Dept. Breakfast at AFD; Church at Albert the Bull Park.  Aug. 8 Cattle Auction; Aug. 12 Saddle Club Trail Challenge; Sunday, Aug. 10 Golf Tournament.f you would like to be involved as a volunteer or help participate with a booth, please feel free to contact the Chamber of Commerce Office! Phone: 563-3780. Help be a part of this celebration! Also, at this time we are looking for donations once again for the Fireworks Display on Friday night – a large display is planned! Any donation would be greatly appreciated! You may drop off your check at the Chamber Office or you may mail it to the Audubon Chamber of Commerce, 302 Broadway, Audubon, IA 50025. (Checks would be made out to the Audubon T-Bone Festival.)

2017 Finding Joy Ladies Night Out will be held on August 4th at Jasper Winery (2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50321) fom 6 – 8:30 pm.
Tickets are $25 and includes a ladies night full of food and fun. Dinner catered from Get Fit Grill, Prizes, Shopping opportunities, Bonfire and most Importantly -the night is focused around finding joy and inspiration in oneself no matter the circumstances. This year’s theme is “Shine Bright” This event was put together by Lauren Gaskill, who run’s the “Finding Joy” podcast
There will be 3 amazing guest speakers One speaker will be Heather Von St. James, who is an 11 year survivor of mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos, readers can find out more about Heather’s Story and mesothelioma at: https://www.mesothelioma.com/

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Operation T-Bone continues on August 5th & 6th. Details are starting to be worked on. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer or help participate with a booth, please feel free to contact the Chamber of Commerce Office! Phone: 563-3780. Help be a part of this celebration! Also, at this time we are looking for donations once again for the Fireworks Display on Friday night – a large display is planned! Any donation would be greatly appreciated! You may drop off your check at the Chamber Office or you may mail it to the Audubon Chamber of Commerce, 302 Broadway, Audubon, IA 50025. (Checks would be made out to the Audubon T-Bone Festival.)

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.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

Operation T-Bone continues on August 5th & 6th. Details are starting to be worked on. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer or help participate with a booth, please feel free to contact the Chamber of Commerce Office! Phone: 563-3780. Help be a part of this celebration! Also, at this time we are looking for donations once again for the Fireworks Display on Friday night – a large display is planned! Any donation would be greatly appreciated! You may drop off your check at the Chamber Office or you may mail it to the Audubon Chamber of Commerce, 302 Broadway, Audubon, IA 50025. (Checks would be made out to the Audubon T-Bone Festival.)

First Lutheran Church (70139 Memphis Rd) southwest of Wiota Annual Ice Cream Social will be held on August 6th from 5-7 pm. They will be serving sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, home made 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.

First United Methodist Church Block Party will be held on August 6th at Cedar Park from 5 to 7 pm. Free Food, Games, Inflatables. Contact 712-243-3156 for more info.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Minden United Church of Christ Ice Cream Social will be held on August 27th from 11:30-1:00 pm at the Minden United Church of Christ for a free will donation. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drinks, homemade pies, bars and ice cream will be served.

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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.

Cooling Stations in Cass County: Nishna Valley Family YMCA: at 1100 Maple St. is open from 4:30 am – 8:30 pm, Monday-Thursday and 4:30- am – 6:30 pm on Friday. The Atlantic Public Library: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Wednesday-Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Griswold Public Library: Monday-Thursday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Anita Public Library: Monday-Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Libraries in Cumberland, Lewis and Massena will also be available as cooling stations during their regular operating hours. *With excessive heat expected to persist throughout the workweek, facilities in Cass County have opened their doors to people who need a break from the extreme heat. Drink plenty of fluids, avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the heat of the day, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives, neighbors, the elderly and pets. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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, August  2nd  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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