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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 21st, 2015:

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

*** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

Sunnyside Park gates are open. Please use great caution as you drive through the park due to gravel and debris on the streets. 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.

MISSING: A kitten near the Elementary School in Audubon. She is 1 1/2 year old, black with a just a tiny bit of white on her tummy with green eyes. She has been missing since May 14th. Please call 712-563-4434 and ask for Melinda. (5/18)

LOST: Black & white terrier dog, male, no collar, chubby, a house dog so not use to outside. Got out around 704 W. 6th Street in Atlantic on 5/13. (5/13)

LOST: 3-year-old Maine Coon cat. Black and white in color with a brown spot on nose.  15lbs, larger than most cats.  Name is Lucy and has no collar. Lost in the 10th and Locust area of Atlantic last night. If found call 712-249-0853. (5/13)

FOUND: Corgi female dog, found walking down 22nd St. in Atlantic at Eastridge Park. Call 249-9010 if this is your missing dog. (4/30)

Lost Dog in Atlantic: A Yorkie is missing from the area of 14th and Ash Streets. Has a purple halter with 2 tags. Name is Phoebe. If found please call 243-4012. (4/18/15)

*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)

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FRIDAY, MAY 22

The 35th Annual Tivoli Fest will be held on May 22nd – 24th. The fest is packed with an assortment of activities sure to please visitors of all ages. Music can be heard all over town. There will begGreat Danish foods, Parade on Saturday at 11 am, Folk Dancing, Entertainment, VIKINGJEM (Viking Smith’s Home) Reenactments, Tours of the Danish Windmill & the Danish Immigrant Museum.  On Friday, May 22nd, to kick off the weekend, there will be pre-Tivoli Fest activities. Come to the Elk Horn Fire Station starting at 3 pm to savor the taste of an ice cold beverage, provided by the Iowa Craft Beer Tent. From 6 – 8 pm at the Elk Horn High School, you can relive the Lady Dane days by delighting in a 6 on 6 Basketball Reunion Exhibition Game. To end your Friday evening, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of tunes from Brad Myers’ Band, will perform from 7 – 10 pm at the Elk Horn Fire Station. On Saturday, May 23rd, Ron Johnson, Accordionist of Scandinavian Melodies, will be performing at Noon at the Elk Horn Town Hall, 1:30 pm at the Elk Horn Fire Station and again at 5:00 pm at the Windmill Entertainment Stage. Denmark’s Jensen & Bugge, along with Dwight “Red” Lamb, will perform from 1-2 pm and again from 6-7 pm at the Windmill Entertainment Stage. They will also perform at the Elk Horn Fire Station from 8-9 pm. Dwight will be playing traditional Danish tunes on his vintage G accordion, while Danish musicians, Mette Jensen and Kristian Bugge, play and sing along. Conclude your evening listening to “Usual Suspects”, starring Elk Horn native, Darla Hansen, at the Elk Horn Fire Station from 9 pm – Midnight. On Sunday, May 24th, Ron Johnson will perform at the Elk Horn Fire Station at 10 am. Beginning at 2 pm, patriotic songs will be performed by local talent at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Main Street Elk Horn during the Tribute to Ralph Hansen/Walk of Honor. For further information visit www.danishvillages.com. Elk Horn is located in Southwest Iowa. Take Exit 54 off Interstate 80 and go 6 miles north.

The Nishna Valley 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Run will be held on June 13th. The 10K begins at 8:30 am, 5K at 8:45 am and the 1 mile Family Walk begins at 9:45 am, awards to follow. Age divisions for male and female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up. Registration for the 10K is $30 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 5K is $20 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 1 mile Family Fun Walk is $5 per person and has a cap at $20 per family – immediate family only. Register before June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. A late fee of $10 will be added to each event after May 31st, except the Family Fun Walk. Members and guests of the YMCA can register online at nishnavalleyymca.com. Online registration closes May 31st. There will also be bounce houses, face painting and yard games for children and families to enjoy from 8 am – 11 am.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

The 114th Annual Fontanelle Alumni Banquet will be held on May 23rd at the Nodaway Valley Middle School gym in Fontanelle. The banquet is for graduates of Fontanelle High School, Bridgewater-Fontanelle High School and Nodaway Valley High School. This year’s honored guests are the 2015 graduating seniors and the 50-year Class of 1965. Social time begins at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6 pm. Tickets are $16 and need to be purchased by May 15th. Tickets are available at Nodaway Valley Market, First National Bank – Fontanelle and Greenfield, Union State Bank – Bridgewater and Greenfield, and Fontanelle Drug.

The Oakland Alumni Banquet will be held on May 23rd in the new Oakland Community Building. The doors will open at 5:30 pm, with serving at 6:30 pm. Tours of Oakland High School will be available from 4:00 pm prior to the banquet. The graduating classes who have been out of school for 10, 20, 25 years etc are to be recognized. Tickets may be purchased at the Great Western Bank (former Oakland State Bank), Arbor Bank (former Citizen State Bank), and the Oakland Pharmacy, all in the Oakland area. The cost of the ticket will be $16.50 per person and must be reserved by May 18th. All other inquiries for the banquet should be directed to 712-482-3511.

The Lewis Alumni Banquet will be held on May 23rd at the Lewis Community Center.  Make reservations by calling 712-243-8384.

The 35th Annual Tivoli Fest continues on May 22nd & 23rd. The fest is packed with an assortment of activities, Danish foods and entertainment sure to please visitors of all ages. Music can be heard all over town. On Saturday morning at 8:00 am, there will be a flag raising ceremony on the Windmill grounds. Both the American and Danish flags will be presented and the national anthems played. At the conclusion of the flag raising, be sure to join in for the 5k Mill to Mermaid Fun Run beginning at 8:15 am at the Danish Windmill and ending at the Little Mermaid fountain in Kimballton. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each age group. The annual Tivoli Parade is held at 11:00 am. The parade features floats, marching bands, clowns, antique cars and trucks and a few surprises! Note that this year’s parade will go in the opposite direction this year (South down Main Street).  Ron Johnson, Accordionist of Scandinavian Melodies, will be performing at Noon at the Elk Horn Town Hall, 1:30 pm at the Elk Horn Fire Station and again at 5:00 pm at the Windmill Entertainment Stage. Denmark’s Jensen & Bugge, along with Dwight “Red” Lamb, will perform from 1-2 pm and again from 6-7 pm at the Windmill Entertainment Stage. They will also perform at the Elk Horn Fire Station from 8-9 pm. Dwight will be playing traditional Danish tunes on his vintage G accordion, while Danish musicians, Mette Jensen and Kristian Bugge, play and sing along. Conclude your evening listening to “Usual Suspects”, starring Elk Horn native, Darla Hansen, at the Elk Horn Fire Station from 9 pm – Midnight. On Sunday, May 24th, Ron Johnson will perform at the Elk Horn Fire Station at 10 am. Beginning at 2 pm, patriotic songs will be performed by local talent at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Main Street Elk Horn during the Tribute to Ralph Hansen/Walk of Honor. For further information see us at www.danishvillages.com. Elk Horn is located in Southwest Iowa. Take Exit 54 off Interstate 80 and go 6 miles north.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

The 7th Annual Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride will be held on May 24th starting in Elk Horn. Registration is at 8 am at the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn. To pre-register and for more information visit www.danishwindmill.com – click on “store” then “events”. Registration fee is $35 which includes a Tour de Tivoli t-shirt, SAG station/refreshements, Aebleskiver meal and Tivoli Fest entertainment. A $20 registration fee includes the same EXCEPT a t-shirt. Contact Debbie McClain with any questions – 712-249-7257 or dmcclain6674@gmail.com. All proceeds from this event go to the Danish Windmill Corporation in Elk Horn.

The 35th Annual Tivoli Fest continues on May 23rd. The fest is packed with an assortment of activities sure to please visitors of all ages. Music can be heard all over town. The Antique Tractor Ride begins at 9 am at the Elk Horn City Park, Ron Johnson will perform at the Elk Horn Fire Station at 10 am, a Community Church Service will be held at 10:30 am at the Elk Horn High School, Frikadeller Contest registration is at 12:30 pm at the Elk Horn Fire Station.  Beginning at 2 pm, patriotic songs will be performed by local talent at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Main Street Elk Horn during the Tribute to Ralph Hansen/Walk of Honor. For further information visit www.danishvillages.com. Elk Horn is located in Southwest Iowa. Take Exit 54 off Interstate 80 and go 6 miles north.

MONDAY, MAY 25

Memorial Day observations and ceremonies and related events are slated to take place today across the State and nation. Locally, services are scheduled to begin at 10-a.m. in the commons area at the Atlantic High School (Updated 6:45-a.m.) instead of the Atlantic Cemetery, and broadcast live on KJAN. In Anita, Memorial Day observances will be held at the CAM High School, instead of the Anita Evergreen Cemetery, beginning at 10:30. (updated Anita at 8-a.m.)

Audubon’s Memorial Day services will be held at Arlington Cemetery, beginning at 10-a.m.  In Brayton, the service will be held at the Brayton Town Hall beginning at 10-a.m.

In Elk Horn, American Legion Post 322 services will be held beginning at 9:30-a.m., at the Clay Township Cemetery; There will also be a 10-a.m. service at the Monroe Methodist Cemetery, and a church service at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church at 11-a.m. will be followed by a Military service at the cemetery. In Exira, services will take place at 9:45-a.m. at the Rec Center, with a patriotic interlude by the Exira Community Band. (Updated location at 9:20-a.m.)

In Grant, services will be held in the Grant Cemetery at 11-a.m, followed by the Grant United Methodist Church’s annual Memorial Day Dinner from 11:30 am – 1 pm on May 25th for a free-will offering. The menu includes: sloppy joes or ham sandwich, baked beans, assorted salads, pies and desserts, and coffee, tea or lemonade. All money raised by the dinner supports the Grant United Methodist Women and their work for mission projects and the Grant church. Grant Community Preservationists (GCP) will hold the service to honor lost veterans with readings, song and an honor roll. Small individual flags will be available for families of veterans to place on their graves; GCP will be responsible for collecting them after the holiday. Following the dinner at 1:30 pm, the Grant Park Opry will open its season with live music by Rock N’ Country, Gypsywind and a Special Guest at the Grant Park. Admission is $6, and GCP will offer concessions. The gate fee helps maintain the park stage; concessions support GCP’s work to maintain the park.

In Kimballton, AMVETS Post 51 will hold services at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at Jacksonville, beginning at 9:30-a.m.

In Lewis, there will be a Pancake Breakfast serviced by the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and The Pancake Man. The event takes place at the Lewis Community Center from 7:30-a.m. until 10:30-a.m., with pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee all for your free will donation.

And in Walnut, Memorial Day services will be held in the Layton Township Cemetery beginning at 10-a.m.

The KJAN office will be closed on May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Grief Support, HEAVEN 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.

Senior Health Fair at Allen Place will be held on May 27th from 1 to 4 pm, admission is free. Bake sale items to raise funds for the Atlantic Senior Center. In attendance will be businesses and services for seniors such as blood pressure and oxygen checks by home health care agencies, hospice agencies, Silver Sneakers/Nishna YMCA, Knights of Columbus, Community Rehab, Veterans Affairs Officer, Hy-Vee Dietician, AMC Pharmacy, and Prizes.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

The BPW Relay for Life team invites the public to a Community Impact Fundraising Event at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on May 28th from 5-8 pm. Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of your guest check.

The Nishna Valley 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Run will be held on June 13th. The 10K begins at 8:30 am, 5K at 8:45 am and the 1 mile Family Walk begins at 9:45 am, awards to follow. Age divisions for male and female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up. Registration for the 10K is $30 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 5K is $20 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 1 mile Family Fun Walk is $5 per person and has a cap at $20 per family – immediate family only. Register before June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. A late fee of $10 will be added to each event after May 31st, except the Family Fun Walk. Members and guests of the YMCA can register online at nishnavalleyymca.com. Online registration closes May 31st. There will also be bounce houses, face painting and yard games for children and families to enjoy from 8 am – 11 am.

A Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. May 28th & 29th from 9 am – 12 pm at Lake Anita (Shelter #5), Anita; June 1st & 2nd from 9 am – 12 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis;  June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games! Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

The next Healthy U is “10 Things We Want Parents to Know” and will be presented by Dr. Angela Weppler on May 28th. The lunch program will be held at noon in Conference Room 2 at Cass County Memorial Hospital. The presentation is geared to parents of young and adolescent children. Dr. Angela Weppler has worked with Cass County Health System since 2002 and is a graduate of the University of Iowa Medical School, and she is board certified by the American Academy of Family Practice. Healthy U is a free educational series that focuses on a different health topic each month. Attendees receive a healthy sack lunch in addition to an educational program presented by medical professionals. Future topics will include dementia, joint health, and diabetes. For more information, or to make a reservation for the May 28th Healthy U, call 712-243-7479.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

A Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. May  29th from 9 am – 12 pm at Lake Anita (Shelter #5), Anita; June 1st & 2nd from 9 am – 12 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis;  June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games! Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

MONDAY, JUNE 1

A Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. June 1st & 2nd from 9 am – 12 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis;  June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games!

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

A Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. June 2nd from 9 am – 12 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis;  June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games! Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Montgomery County 4-H and Extension is holding an Animal Science Feed & Nutrition Workshop at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Gold Building on June 3rd from 1-4:30 pm. This is open to all  youth who have completed grades 4-12. During this workshop they will learn about feed, animal nutrition, the digestive system and more with many hands on activities. Cost is $5 per youth and registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office by Friday, May 22nd.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

A Water Wonders Camp will be held for 3rd – 5th grade youth to explore many things related to water, including how it moves, what lives in our water and why it is important to Iowa. This camp will be held at three different locations on three different days. June 4th from 10 am – 3 pm at Lake Anita (Shelter #5), Anita; June 5th from 10 am – 3 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis; June 12th from 10 am to 3 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic. Water Wonders campers will need to bring their own sack lunch. Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

An Overnight 4H Horse Camp will be held at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Red Oak, IA. June 5-6th. $50 includes T-shirt and 4H equine rule book as well as dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday. This workshop is open to 4-H members from Southwest Iowa who have completed grades 4-8. During this camp youth will learn about safety, showmanship, moving their feet, improving their seat and trail. This is Sponsored by the Southwest Iowa Trailblazers Saddle Club. For more information see the April Montgomery Co Green Gazette, or call Montgomery Co. Extension at (712)623-2592. Registrations are due by Friday, May 22nd.

A Water Wonders Camp will be held for 3rd – 5th grade youth to explore many things related to water, including how it moves, what lives in our water and why it is important to Iowa. This camp will be held at three different locations on three different days. June 5th from 10 am – 3 pm at Cold Springs Park, Lewis; June 12th from 10 am to 3 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic. Water Wonders campers will need to bring their own sack lunch. Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Ride the Rails with the Menlo & Casey Fire Departments on June 6th. An excursion train will take passengers between Menlo and Casey in vintage open-window coaches. There will be food and activities going on in both Menlo and Casey. Round trip departures: Menlo at 9 am, 11 am and 1:30 pm. Casey: 10 am, 12:15 pm and 2:25 pm. Cost is $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. There is a limited number of tickets available and are non-refundable. Tickets are available in Menlo at Coon Valley Coop Telephone Office and in Casey at Linda’s Hair Hut, Casey Mutual Telephone Office, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust and from any Menlo or Casey firefighter. For tickets in Menlo: 515-669-9859 and Casey: 641-746-2202 and you can leave a message. They can mail tickets after receiving money but add $1 for shipping and handling. Send money for Menlo:  Train Ride, 517 7th St., Menlo, IA, 50164 or for Casey: Train Ride, 517 7th St., Casey, IA 50048. The open-window coach cars were built in Canada in 1953 and used in the 2009 movie “Public Enemies” starring Johnny Depp.

Walnut Community Club Garage Sale Day will be held on Saturday, June 6th from 7:30 am until noon – rain or shine. There are 15 locations, maps are available at each site – just watch for the balloons.

The 1st Annual Flea Market Alley will be held on June 6th & 7th in Anita (3 miles from I-80 at exit 70). There will also be car parts and tool swap. Food will be available by Cass County vendors (no outside food allowed). There will be free entertainment in the park. This is also the same weekend as White Pole Road Garage Sales which runs through Anita. For vendor space the cost is $20 for both days. To register contact Jackie Sander at 712-254-0395 or email jackiersander@gmail.com

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

An Outdoor Day Camp will be held at Viking Lake in Stanton on June 9th from 9 am – 3 pm that is open to all youth who have completed grades 4-8. Throughout the day, youth will learn about fishing, canoeing, leaves and trees, nature, then environment, outdoor cooking, and much more. The day camp is $20 per youth and registrations are due to the Montgomery County Extension Office by Friday, June 1st.

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

A Water Wonders Camp will be held for 3rd – 5th grade youth to explore many things related to water, including how it moves, what lives in our water and why it is important to Iowa. This camp will be held at three different locations on three different days. June 12th from 10 am to 3 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic. Water Wonders campers will need to bring their own sack lunch. Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

The Nishna Valley 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Run will be held on June 13th. The 10K begins at 8:30 am, 5K at 8:45 am and the 1 mile Family Walk begins at 9:45 am, awards to follow. Age divisions for male and female: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up. Registration for the 10K is $30 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 5K is $20 per participant and includes a t-shirt; 1 mile Family Fun Walk is $5 per person and has a cap at $20 per family – immediate family only. Register before June 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. A late fee of $10 will be added to each event after May 31st, except the Family Fun Walk. Members and guests of the YMCA can register online at nishnavalleyymca.com. Online registration closes May 31st. There will also be bounce houses, face painting and yard games for children and families to enjoy from 8 am – 11 am.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Cruising the Islands in Griswold will be held on June 14th starting at 2 pm on Main Street. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, everything is welcome! No fee and there will be food, music and fun! This is hosted by Pieces & Dreams Car Club. Any questions contact Roger Rhoads at 712-778-4154.

MONDAY, JUNE 15

A Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. June June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games! Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

The Clover Kids Day Camp will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Gold Building on June 16th from 9 am – 3 pm and is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten – 3rd grades. Youth will learn about insects, bugs, nature, the environment and much more. The camp costs $15 per youth and registration is due to the Montgomery County Extension Office by June 5th.

Dig Those Dinosaurs Camp will be held for youth completing kindergarten through 2nd grade. Youth have the opportunity to attend camp at three different locations on different days. June June 15th & 16th from 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm at Sunnyside Park (Camblin Shelter), Atlantic . At the Dig Those Dinosaurs camp, youth will learn about dinosaurs, become a paleontologist, make crafts and play games! Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Motorcyclists and supports join the “Wind Bags” and UCC Relay for Life Motorcycle team on June 19th at 1 pm at the Atlantic City Park. It will be an 80 mile run, $25 per bike or vehicle. They will stop at Exira City Park, Kimballton Park and the Prairie Rose State Park. Regroup at 4:30 pm at the Ross Camblin Addition at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. Refreshments, donated by the United Church of Christ will be served. They will then ride to the Atlantic High School to present their donations. There will be drawings for a barn quilt and gift certificates and surprises donated by: Boes Trucking, Cycles Plus, Baxter Cycle, Marne Roadhouse, Nelson Machine & Forge, Cook Hauling & Tree Service, Nishna Valley Cycles, Olsen’s Outdoor Power, SWI Sandblasting and Templeman’s Used Cars. All donations are appreciated, call 243-6350.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

An Adventure Camp is open to youth completing grades 6th-8th grade. Youth will learn outdoor skills related to wildlife, fishing, hiking and Dutch Oven cooking (lunch) over a campfire! This camp is offered onJune 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. Registration Deadline June 19th. Busing is available from Cass County Community Center. The bus will depart at 8 am, and return by 5 pm. Registration forms are available at the Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. There is a $10 registration fee for the camp which includes all camp supplies, and a snack. A medical information form will be required for all youth. Please contact Beth Irlbeck, Cass County Extension, at 243-1132, or Lora Canning, Cass County Naturalist, at 712-769-2372 with questions, or visit the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

The 7th Annual Women’s Motorcycle Fun Run will be held on July 18th at noon at the Atlantic City Park. Cost is $20 per bike or vehicle, proceeds go to the Atlantic Animal Shelter, for special medical supplies and housing needs for the animals. Dinner will be at Lost Wages in Buck Grove, dutch treat and they will be stopping at the West Side in Harlan and closing out at Irves Elbow Room in Atlantic. There will be drawings for dining out, certificates and much more. Everyone is welcome to attend. Any questions call the Wind Bags – 243-6350. This is sponsored by Baxter Cycle, Boes Trucking, Cook Hauling & Tree Service, Cycles Plus, Marne Roadhouse, Nelson Machine & Forge, Nishna Valley Cycles, Olsen Outdoor Power, SWI Sandblasting and Templeman’s Used Cars.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

Elk Horn & Kimballton City Wide Garage Sales will be held on July 24th & July 25th along with Crazy Dane Days. Maps will be available at the Danish Windmill, Elk Horn Country Store and The Egg Krate.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

Elk Horn & Kimballton City Wide Garage Sales will be held on July 24th & July 25th along with Crazy Dane Days. Maps will be available at the Danish Windmill, Elk Horn Country Store and The Egg Krate.

EXTRAS ….

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

Grief Support, HEAVEN 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.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to keep Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program going strong. VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that certifies community volunteers to prepare and e-file basic tax returns at no cost for low to moderate income individuals and families. Volunteers are need in Cass County to prepare 2014 taxes and should have a basic understanding of income tax laws, an interest in helping others and basic computer skills. Volunteers are provided free training, self study materials, and software necessary to prepare basic income tax returns including Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Taxpayers schedule appointments and taxes are prepared by the volunteers at a central location with equipment provided. Volunteers must complete a certification exam and the IRS waives liability for volunteers if they prepare returns within the scope of their certification. The host site is the Cass County Extension. For more information contact Kate Olsen at the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or keolson@iastate.edu. Interested persons will need to complete a one page application and background screening. The VITA program provides free tax preparation to low and moderate income families so they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Tax Credits. In Cass County, the program is coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with funding and support from the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Human Services, and Iowans for Social and Economic Development (ISED).

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 DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 21st, 2015, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: June 3rd 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, May 5th 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m and Tuesday, May 19th 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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