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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:  Male Black and Tan Coonhound. Last seen southwest of Elk Horn in the vicinity of Elk Horn Creek Recreation (The Grove to the locals). He is wearing an electronic collar and is also tattooed. Please call John Schulz at 712-249-0719. (5/5)

*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, MAY 24

Breakfast with the Birds – The final installment of the Breakfast with the Birds series at Prairie Rose State Park will be Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 am meeting at the Park Office. Matt, the new park manager, is going to go get donuts from the Walnut bakery for the final session. They’ll eat a quick breakfast and head out for a birding hike.

THURSDAY, MAY 25

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! The order form and payment will be DUE May 1st, 2017 at 4 pm.  Forms can be found online http://www.atlanticiowa.com/county/county-departments/conservation-office/ Native Local Eco-type live Plants will be sold. Live plants from nursery will come as small plugs; cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top or 4.5”deep x 2” Cone. 2 Species of Native grass, and 9 Native Forbs including many that benefit Pollinators!  All orders must be picked up during designated times at our offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Thursday May 25th 8 am -6 pm or Friday May 26th 8 am-4:30 pm.  Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

The Elk Horn Library invites LEGO builders to enter their 2017 Tivoli Fest LEGO building contest. Entries can be made with LEGO bricks at the library or at home. There are two categories, either freestyle or kits. The contest is open to all ages, and prizes will be awarded to winners in a variety of areas. The Tivoli theme this year is #Æbleskiver. Entries can be brought to the library from now until Thursday, May 25th. Library hours are 12:30 until 4:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 12:30 until 6:30 Wednesday, and 9-11am on Saturday. LEGO entries will be on display at the Library from 12:00 until 3:00 on Saturday, May 27th. There is also a Tivoli coloring contest and these sheets can be picked up at the library. Also, during Tivoli Fest on Saturday, May 27th, from 12:00 until 3:00 the Elk Horn Library will be hosting children’s programming. There will also be carnival games, a bounce house, a photo booth, free popcorn and much more!

Brett Altman, DPT, MBA, FACHE, and CEO of Cass County Health System, will present at the next session of Healthy U scheduled for noon on May 25th. Healthy U is a free educational lunch series at Cass County Health System held monthly in Conference Room 2. The public is invited and welcome to attend, but reservations are required as lunch is provided for all attendees. Call 712-243-7479 to reserve your seat.

 Prairie Rose State Park Monthly Hike Night will be this Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm beginning at the beach parking lot. They’ll head out for a short hike and see what they can find.

FRIDAY, MAY 26

The Cass County Conservation Board is now taking Pre-orders for our Native Plant Sale! All orders must be picked up during designated times at our offices in Lewis unless prior arrangements made. Designated pick up times will be: Friday May 26th 8 am-4:30 pm. Plants not picked up will be donated with NO REFUND.

Summer Camp for 3rd-5th Grade: Fun & Flight – explore things that fly through crafts, game and fun! Summer camps are held on: June 8th – 10 am – 3 pm at Lake Anita (Shelter #5). June 9th – 10 am – 3 pm at Cold Springs Park. Deadline to sign up is May 26th. June 22nd – 10 am – 3 pm at Sunnyside Park – Camblin Addition Shelter, Atlantic. Deadline to sign up is June 6th for Atlantic.Cost is $10, bring a sack lunch.

The first campground program of the season at Prairie Rose State Park will be this Friday, May 26th at 7:00 pm near the playground/shower house. This program will be all about snakes and will feature approximately 8 or 10 snakes. The public is welcome to attend.

SATURDAY, MAY 27

The Anita/CAM Alumni Banquet date has been set for May 27th. More details will be announced.

Tivoli Fest is May 27th & 28th in Elk Horn. Enjoy Danish foods, tour the Danish Windmill and Museum and unique gift shops. Parade, Danish folk dancers, an entertainment stage,Danish foods fireworks, activities for the kids and much more. On Saturday, May 27th: Flag raising ceremony at 8 am on the Windmill grounds, 3 mile/5K Mill to Mermaid Run at 8:15 am at the Windmill and ending at the Little Mermaid in Kimballton, Viking Encampent throughout the day on Viking Grounds and at the Viking Hjem, Tivoli Parade at 11 am, MILL ENTERTAINMENT STAGE: Danish Villages Folk Dancers at non, Omaha’s Scandinavian Folk Dancers at 1 & 4 pm, Viking Enactment Demonstrations and Rope Making at 3 pm. Inaugural Tivoli Fest World AEbleskiver Eating Championship at 2 pm at the Fire station, dance at the Fire Station at . On Sunday, May 28th: Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride, Antique Tractor Ride, Walk For the Fallen.

SUNDAY, MAY 28

The Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa will be hosting the 9th annual 26 mile Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride on Sunday, May 28th at Tivoli Fest, Elk Horn, Iowa’s Danish Celebration. Registration will be at the Mill at 8am and the official start is at 9am. This year’s Tivoli is a great one! Once again, you will enjoy our beautiful countryside and challenging, rolling hills. As you may know, RAGBRAI’s 2013 Century Loop was the exact route we have had all 9 years! Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Danish Windmill grounds, 4038 Main Street, Elk Horn. Plenty of parking is available and restrooms are available inside the Windmill. After you register and before the ride begins, you can enjoy an Æbleskiver breakfast at the Elk Horn Fire Station by using your Free Meal Voucher or take a tour or shop at the Windmill. DON’T FORGET TO USE YOUR WINDMILL COUPON! The Tour will end back in Elk Horn where the Iowa Beer Tent will be serving the best of Iowa Craft Beers and be sure to see the Car Show. The $35.00 includes a T-shirt, Refreshments, ÆBLESKIVER meal and Tivoli Fest Entertainment. We will contact you after you register online. (A $20.00 Registration Fee includes everything except the T-shirt). For more info 712-764-7472. To register online- click here.For the Tivoli Fest Program, click here.

MONDAY, MAY 29

The Grant United Methodist Church will hold its annual Memorial Day Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, with a free-will offering. The menu includes: sloppy joe 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. The dinner follows an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Grant Cemetery. 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 2 p.m., Jim & Kathy Wymore’s band, Rock N’ Country, will present live music at the Grant Park. The band includes the Wymores, Jerry Forney, Dave Reeves, Mike Jurey and Art Sellars. They will also feature talented young area musicians including: Josh Daniels, Joe Smith, Brandon Allee and Bailey Marie. Admission is $6, and GCP will offer concessions. The Grant United Methodist Church, founded in 1855, is a multigenerational church focusing on concern for its neighbors and providing a center of worship for all ages. Worship services are celebrated at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and the Pancake Man on May 29th from 7:30 – 10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center. They will be serving pancakes & sausages, juice and coffee for a free will donation.

Exira Lions Memorial Day Breakfast will be held at the Lions Community Center on Monday, May 29th from 8 am to 1 pm. Serving waffles, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, juice and coffee for a free will offering. Also, they will be serving lunch from 11 am to 1 pm of a hot sandwich with chips and a drink for $6.00.

Anita Congregational UCC Annual Memorial Day Dinner will be held on May 29th from 11 am – 1 pm. Dinner includes: ham balls, gourmet potatoes, corn, green beans, fruit salad, dinner roll, drinks and delicious homemade pies. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under. Carry-outs call Lynn Stephenson: 712-249-2392 or Tim Miller: 712-250-0307. Public is invited to attend.

Atlantic Memorial Day Service will be held on May 29th at the Atlantic Memorial Cemetery at 10 am. Atlantic High School band, local scouts and veterans will be involved in the ceremony. Featured speaker is Naval Reserve Commander Chaplain Michael Moreno of Norfolk, NE. Volunteers are need to help take down flags Monday at 5 pm. Ceremony will be broadcasted on KJAN and on KJAN TV (link can be found in the Community Hub on the KJAN home page) or click here.

Griswold Memorial Day Service will be held on May 29th at the Griswold Cemetery at 10:30 am. Speaker is Mick Gutau of Treynor State Bank, a fly over is planned, bagpipper, Jenny Tritz will perform. The legion will be serving lunch following the service.

The Walnut American Legion invites the public to help honor the veterans of Walnut on May 29th at 9 am at the Legion Hall in Walnut. The Legion will be honoring 5 Legion membes with certificates for 70, 60 and 50 years of continuous membership. Following the certificate ceremony, Legion members will hold their Memorial Day services in the Layton Township Cemetery at 10 am, followed by the Catholic Cemetery at 10:30 am and finally at the city park at 10:45 am.

Shelby Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at 9:45 am at the Shelby Cemetery. The Shelby American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, AHST Junior High band students, Boy and Girl Scout troups, and others wishing to participate are asked to meet at the gate of the Shelby Cemetery at 9:45 am.

Audubon Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at Arlington Heights Cemetery at 10:30 am. In case of bad weather it will be held at the Audubon High School.

Neola Memorial Day Services will be held on May 29th at 11 am in the Neola Cemetery. The Neola American Legion will host the event. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will hold an outdoor mass prior to the service at 10 am. There will be the Avenue of the Flags, where the flags will line both sides of the road into the cemetery.

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

Atlantic BPW Relay For Life Fundraising at the Pizza Ranch in Atlantic will be held on June 1st from 5- 8 pm. They will receive 10% of all the sales for eat-in or carry-out. Please come out and help support their team.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

Oakland City-Wide Garage Sales will be held on June 2nd from 5-7 pm and June 3rd all day starting at 8 am.  Maps available at the Oakland Fire Department Building. Oakland Lions Club will be serving pancakes from 7:30 am until 10:00 am at the Oakland Fire Department Building. Please contact Tammy at 402-659-8717 to advertise your garage sale. These events are to help raise money for two scholarships. Any questions, please feel free to contact me: Kathy Applegate, 402-740-8920.

Montgomery County Extension and Outreach will be partnering with the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital to host a babysitter workshop on June 2nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the lower level conference center of the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Youth in grades 5 through 11 are welcomed to participate in the workshop to gain the proper child care skills. Join the Montgomery County Extension staff in a busy day of hands-on activities while learning to be a responsible, trustworthy, safe and fun babysitter. The objective of the babysitter workshop is to teach the skills and techniques required to be competent babysitters and develop the confidence needed to handle situations that may occur when caring for a child. Registration is required for the workshop. Registration forms can be found on the Montgomery County Extension website or at the extension office. All forms must be to the extension office by May 26th. There is a $10 charge due at time of registration for each participant. Financial assistance is available through the extension office. If you have any questions or for more information, contact Rachel Bergren, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or rbergren@iastate.edu.

The Atlantic Lions in connection with the block party at Sunnyside Park will have an Open House on June 2nd from 5-8 pm. This is the first event they will hold, celebrating 100 years of Lions. Stop by and learn to learn about the country schools and Lions. Free cake and ice cream to the first 100 visitors. Additional events will be held during the year.

Flea Bag Weekend in Anita will be held June 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Night golf will be held at Crestwood Hills on June 2nd at 8 pm – cost is $25 per person for 9 holes of best ball, which includes 1 lighted ball and drink ticket. The flea market swap meet is June 3rd & 4th. The bags tournament is June 3rd at 2 pm at Bandshell Park  – $10 per person or $20 for a team. Singles will begin at 2 pm and doubles at 4 pm. There will also be food and kids games in Bandshell Park. Anita merchants will be open for your shopping convenience. Camping is available at Lake Anita State Park and plenty of free parking on Main Street. Call Dave Passehl, 712-250-0688 for more information. Flea Bag Weekend is sponsored by Anita Masonic Obedience Lodge #380 which is observing its 140th anniversary this year. Ca

SATURDAY, JUNE 3

Heads or Tails Flee Market/Swap Meet will be held on June 3rd in Hamburg on Main St from 8 am – 5 pm. There will be vendors selling just about anything you can think of outdoors. Antiques, Primitives, Household, Car Parts, Advertisment, Jewelry, Pictures, Tye Dye, Dvds, Clothes, Pottery, glassware, crocks, cookie jars, and just about anything else you can think of! Spaces will fill up fast considering there is NO SPACE RESTRICTIONS. Bring as much or as little as you want.  Blocks are partitioned off so everyone is all in the same area. Cost is $20.00 and can either be sent via cash/money order/check to Kevin/Kim Johnson-Heads Or Tails-207 North St-Hamburg Iowa 51640—–or Paypal). Pull in a flat bed trailer (or 2 or 3) full of things or sell from the back of your truck. For more information call/text Kim & Kevin at 402-459-0788.  Take a risk and flip a coin to see if you pay asking price or an agreed upon discounted price! Look for the brightly colored paper with their vendor number on them to see if they accept the challenge to flip for your offer! Fall Date is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th.

Moped Class will be held on June 3rd from 8 am – 2 pm at the Atlantic Fire Department. Cost is $50. 712-243-6343.

Lake Anita Kids’ Fishing Day is June 3rd. Come to Lake Anita on June 3rd for a fun morning of fishing (bring your poles) and information! Learn about the fish in Lake Anita, followed by hands on fishing! Prizes will be awarded to participants, no child will leave empty handed! This event is planned in conjunction with Iowa’s free fishing weekend so Iowa adults don’t have to have a fishing license to join their children! To register meet at the beach parking lot at 10 am.

National Trails Day – Geocache the T-Bone Trail on June 3rd at 10 am. Meet at the I-80 Trailhead Parking Lot for the T-Bone trail. Bike, walk, strollers, everyone is welcome! Come out and celebrate National Trails Day! They will be geocaching from the trail. Pre-register IF you need a GPS unit.

Oakland City-Wide Garage Sales continue on June 3rd starting at 8 am and will go all day. Maps available at the Oakland Fire Department Building. Oakland Lions Club will be serving pancakes from 7:30 am until 10:00 am at the Oakland Fire Department Building. Please contact Tammy at 402-659-8717 to advertise your garage sale. These events are to help raise money for two scholarships. Any questions, please feel free to contact me: Kathy Applegate, 402-740-8920.

Walnut Community Club Garage Sale Day is Saturday, June 3rd from 7:30 am-noon, Rain or Shine, over 13 locations, maps at each site, watch for balloons.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Audubon Flight Breakfast will be held on June 4th from 6:30 am – 10:30 am at the Audubon County Airport. They will be serving ham & cheese omelets, pancakes, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. Breakfast is free to fly-ins! Tickets are available at Audubon State Bank, Landmands Bank, Food Land, Chamber Office and at the door. Automobile parking – there will be a shuttle bus to the airport from the Audubon High School (no vehicle parking at the airport), you can walk or bike the T-Bone Trail (there is bicycle parking area at the airport). This is sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Audubon Chamber of Commerce at 712-563-3780.

Shelby County Historical Museum Annual Log Cabin Day will be held on June 4th from 10-4 pm at Potter’s Park in Harlan. Visit the Historical Museum to view original 1850’s log cabins, antique furniture and appliances, Native American artifacts, horse-drawn farming equipment, an extensive military collection, and inaugural gown worn by one of Iowa’s First Ladies, the thousands of books and historic local photographs in the research library. During the Log Cabin Day there will be demonstrations of various skills from blacksmithing to rope making and other historic crafts and demonstrations. There will be a Cival War Reenactment Camp, artillery piece, live music and great food! Ron Randall will be playing the part of Benjamin Franklin. On display – Deen Loom and a Nelson Gas Engine – both manufactured in Shelby County. For more information visit shelbycountyiamuseum.org or call 712–755-2437.

MONDAY, JUNE 5

Cass County Extension Staff and Vo-Ag Teachers from Atlantic, CAM and Griswold schools will be teaching a 24-hour tractor and machinery safety certification course for local youth June 5-16 at the Cass County Fairgrounds. This training is required by law for any 14 or 15 year olds who want to safely operate a tractor over 20 HP and other machinery on a farm, acreage or any other business. Any youth who want to work in an operation that requires equipment operation must have this certificate. Youth aged 13 must be turning 14 during the summer of 2014 in order to be eligible for the certificate. 24 hours of training, including both a written and driving test, are required for participants to be certified. While the certificate is required for 14 and 15-year olds to be eligible for employment, anyone age 13 or older, including adults, is welcome to register for the class, as a wide variety of tractor, machinery and general farm safety topics will be taught. Participants will get some time “hands-on” driving farm machinery, as well as class time with Extension/Vo-Ag instructors and representatives from other local businesses and organizations. The class dates are June 5, 7, 9, 12, 15 and 16 from 9 AM to 1 PM. A $40 registration fee covers all class materials, including a light lunch for all 6 days of the course. A $40 registration fee covers all class materials, including lunch for all 4 days of the course. Registration forms can be picked up from the Cass County Extension office or any Cass County Vo-Ag instructor. Forms are also available online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass to print and return. Pre-registration is requested by Friday June 2 to ensure enough materials and food are available for course participants. For more information, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email keolson@iastate.edu.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Summer Camp for 3rd-5th Grade: Fun & Flight – explore things that fly through crafts, game and fun! Summer camps are held on: June 22nd – 10 am – 3 pm at Sunnyside Park – Camblin Addition Shelter, Atlantic. Deadline to sign up is June 6th. Cost is $10, bring a sack lunch.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

Atlantic City-Wide Clean-Up will be held June 7th-9th. Anything recyclable will be recycled. Crews with the City of Atlantic, civic groups and others will be out and about for three days next month, picking up junk you set by your curb and taking it to the landfill, at no charge. Items that will NOT be accepted include televisions and computer monitors, and tires. Home appliances and furniture are accepted, you just need to get them to your curb. After this event, the Ordinance will be enforced. If the City has to come clean-up your property, there will be a $100 surcharge plus $75 per hour for crews to take care of your trash. Contact Nick Harris to volunteer to help transfer items from the curb to the trucks.

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

Atlantic City-Wide Clean-Up continues through June 9th. Anything recyclable will be recycled. Crews with the City of Atlantic, civic groups and others will be out and about for three days next month, picking up junk you set by your curb and taking it to the landfill, at no charge. Items that will NOT be accepted include televisions and computer monitors, and tires. Home appliances and furniture are accepted, you just need to get them to your curb. After this event, the Ordinance will be enforced. If the City has to come clean-up your property, there will be a $100 surcharge plus $75 per hour for crews to take care of your trash. Contact Nick Harris to volunteer to help transfer items from the curb to the trucks.

Connections Area Agency Farmers Market is continuing the voucher program for older Iowans. Cass County Farmer’s Market Voucher Distribution will be held on June 8th from noon – 2 pm at the Atlantic Senior Center, 411 Walnut St., Atlantic. With this program, seniors meeting income requirements can obtain vouchers that they can use at participating area Farmers Markets to buy $30.00 worth of fresh, locally grown produce. If you have questions about eligibility, please call 800-432-9209 ext. 8110. If you are interested in obtaining a
booklet of vouchers, please plan to be at the distribution. There are a limited number of booklets, so distribution will be on a first come, first served basis. Program Criteria: Must be at least 60 years of age or older,  Annual income must be less than $22,331 Single, $30,044 Married.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Atlantic Junior Sports Association 4th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held on June 9th. Four man best shot, games and prizes on select holes, meal included. Registration is from 9 am – 10 am. Tee off at 10 am at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club. Hole Sponsor is $400 – carts included, your company advertising on the hole, name the game on your sponsored hole, your own 4 man entry in the tournament, and your business will also be advertised on their facebook page as a weekly sponsor. Team Sponsor $200 – your 4 man golf entry in the tournament, responsible for own carts (if needed, please notify by 5/20/17). Entries need to be received 5/19/2017. All proceeds go to the Atlantic Junior Sports Association! Any questions please contact: Cody James – 712-370-1742 or Travis Meyer – 712-249-2941. Atlantic Junior Sports Association has been formed to provide a padded football program for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders from Atlantic and surrounding communities. The objective of the program is to introduce the fundamentals of tackle football to our youth, and to coordinate skills, terminology, philosophy, (sportsmanship, teamwork), with the Atlantic High School Football program. They’ve joined the Western Iowa Conference of the West Des Moines Little Pro Football League and in order to provide this opportunity to all our youth to be involved they need your help!

Atlantic City-Wide Clean-Up continues through June 9th. Anything recyclable will be recycled. Crews with the City of Atlantic, civic groups and others will be out and about for three days next month, picking up junk you set by your curb and taking it to the landfill, at no charge. Items that will NOT be accepted include televisions and computer monitors, and tires. Home appliances and furniture are accepted, you just need to get them to your curb. After this event, the Ordinance will be enforced. If the City has to come clean-up your property, there will be a $100 surcharge plus $75 per hour for crews to take care of your trash. Contact Nick Harris to volunteer to help transfer items from the curb to the trucks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Cass County Fishing Derby will be held on June 10th from 8 am – noon at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. Check-in starts at 7:30 am, reviewing rules right before 8 am. Please pre-register, derby is limited to 50 participants, 15 years old and younger. Pre-register by calling: 712-769-2372.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

Scoop The Loop Car Show -A Tribute To Roger Rhoads & Howard Rush will be held on June 11th in Griswold on Main Street from 4-8 pm. Free registration, door prizes, and food will be available. All and any kind of vehicle is welcome. This is sponsored by Pieces & Dreams Car Show.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17

6th Annual Atlantic Cruise Night will be held on June 17th at R/T Motors in Atlantic from 6-9 pm. Get out your Hot Rods New or Old and take a cruise down to the Atlantic strip then stop at R/T Motors. Rain date is June 18th.

Dan Grover “Deacon” Benefit will be held on June 17th at 1000 East 7th Street (formerly Custom Body & Sound). Dan needs some help with medical expenses. Lunch will be served from 11 am – 12:30 pm for a free will donation. Silent auction from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Benefit Ride by Windbags – bikes, cars, trucks, trains, buses, all vehicles welcome, 112 miles rain or shine, kickstands up at 1 pm. Any and all donations are appreciated. Drop off at Steffens Cycle Shop or call Renea at 43-3076. Follow them on facebook at Dan Grover Benefit.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

Summer Camp for 6th-8th Grade: Woodlands Adventure Camp – learn outdoor skills such as forestry, geocaching, wood carving, hiking and dutch oven cooking (lunch) over a campfire! Busing is available from CAss County Community Center in Atlantic – depart at 8 am and return at 5 pm. Camp is Friday, June 30th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. Registration deadline is June 21st. Cost is $10. *This is for students who just completed these grades!

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

The 2017 Relay for Life of Cass County will be held at the Atlantic High School Track. Survivor meal open to all area survivors and a caregiver at 5:00pm with registration at 4:45pm. Opening Ceremony will take place at 6:00pm followed by a Pennant Ceremony and the Survivor’s Lap. More entertainment and activities will continue through the night until 10:00pm.  Come out to Celebrate Survivors, Remember those we’ve lost, and Fight Back against Cancer!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Lewis Celebration Parade will be held on June 24th at 4:30 pm. Line up at 3:30 pm on the south side of the Lewis School. For more information, contact Betty Auten at 712-769-2569.

EXTRAS ….

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.

Table of Mercy Breakfast Club will host a Jam Session (and every 3rd Sunday) from 6 – 9 pm at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge. Potluck meal half way through the night at 7:30. The cost of feeding the homeless every week has grown very high as they take 4 vans each week full of supplies and volunteers to Open Door Mission to serve hot breakfast and then to the camps by the river and rail road tracks. All proceeds go to help the homeless in Southwest Iowa and the cities of Council Bluffs and Omaha.

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.

GriefShare meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. Grief Support Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Support 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE SUMMER HOURS:

effective July 1st, 2015:

The site is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. *** City of Atlantic officials remind citizens to bring ONLY trees, branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2016. Wednesday, April 5th 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 February 7th from 10:00a.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 February 22nd, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills 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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