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effective March 29th, 2014, 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

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


LOST: Little poodle westie mix Black and white has Adair Vet Clinic Tag answers to ‘Buddy’ he is a very friendly dog. Please call 712-304-0306

FOUND: A calico kitten, about 3-to 4-months old. The kitty was found in the Atlantic School bus barn garage Wed. morning (9/10). It appears to be house broken. If yours, call 243-3374.

LOST: Lost keys on Wednesday in Atlantic, possibly at Dollar General or Hy-Vee. Keys are on a red clip. Call 243-1919 for REWARD.

***The Atlantic Animal Shelter has let us know they are in dire need of adoption for cats and kittens.  They have a large number of kittens and numerous adult cats that need homes ASAP.  If you are looking for a cat stop and see them at the shelter at 309 Sunnyside Lane in Atlantic. Posted 06/26/2014***

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

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



The Cass County Farm Bureau is holding a coat drive from October 1st through Oct 31st. CCFB is collecting gently used children and adults’ coats. They can be dropped off at the Cass County Farm Bureau office at 1501 E 7th St. in Atlantic. The coats will then be donated the first week in November.

St. John’s United Church of Christ God’s Portion Sale & Supper will be held on October 1st. They will be serving ham balls & roast beef, real mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, green beans, roll, assorted salads and homemade pie from 5-7:30 pm, carry-outs available starting at 4:30 pm. Cost is $9.00 for adults, $5 for kids under 10 and kids 5 and under eat free. Auction starts at 8 pm with baked goods, quilts, rugs and much more. St. John’s United Church of Christ is located 1 mile south of Lyman on Highway 71.

The Nishna Valley Shrine Club will meet at Weitzel’s restaurant in Atlantic on October 1st. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting, at 7:00 pm.


The LAST Produce in the Park is on October 2nd at the Atlantic City Park from 5 to 6:30 pm. Buy fall produce including squash, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and more. Fresh baked pies, rolls and breads will be available.


Avondale Church, rural Fontanelle, will hold their fall supper and bazaar on October 4th with serving beginning at 5:00 pm. The supper will feature ham balls and minute steaks. Carry-out meals are available. Auction of bazaar items will follow the meal.

Cass Lodge #412 Pancake Feed will be held on October 4th from 7-10 am at the Griswold Fire Station. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and drink for a free will offering. Proceeds go towards scholarships.

3 Bee Farms Harvest Fest will be held on October 4th & 5th. Come explore the beautiful surroundings, pick apples, enjoy the hayride, play some family games, sample great foods made with apples and honey, drink some fresh cider, visit the pumpkin patch make some purchases and visit the vendors that are set up. Families can enjoy the playground, picinic area and animals. Saturday programs start at 2 pm. The Apple House is open 10-5 on Saturday and activities are from 1-4 pm and 1-5 on Sunday. There will also be food on grounds, music and fun!

Griswold City Wide Garage Sales will be held on October 4th. Garage sale maps will be available at Casey’s General Store or Main Lil’ Market in Griswold. Maps will also be available at www.griswoldamerican.com


Pumpkin Patch Family Fest will be held at United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel Street) on October 5th from noon – 3 pm rain or shine. Free activities including bounce house, train rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and games. They will be serving 25¢ food including hot dogs, nacho’s, treats, and drinks.

Atlantic Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fire Prevention Breakfast will be held on October 5th from 7 am – noon. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk & juice for a free will donation.

Exira Holy Trinity Catholic Church Staley’s Chicken supper on October 5th at the Exira Rec Center. Serving from 4:30 to 7:00. We will be serving Staley’s Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, vegetable, dessert, roll and beverages. Tickets can be purchased from church members ahead of time or at the door. Prices: Adults $10.00, 5-12 year olds $5.50 and pre-school free. Carry outs are .50 extra.

Adair Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Oktoberfest will be held on October 5th at the Adair Community Centre from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Menu includes:  roast beef, bratwurst, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce & desserts, including homemade pie.  A free will offering for the meal will support the building of a ramp at the church.  The LWML silent auction will be held.

3 Bee Farms Harvest Fest continues October 5th. Come explore the beautiful surroundings, pick apples, enjoy the hayride, play some family games, sample great foods made with apples and honey, drink some fresh cider, visit the pumpkin patch make some purchases and visit the vendors that are set up. Families can enjoy the playground, picinic area and animals. The Apple House is open 1-5 on Sunday. There will also be food on grounds, music and fun!


Iowa Healthiest State Walk will be held on October 8th at the west parking lot at Schildberg Recreation Area in Atlantic. Come walk with all of Iowa from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Walk with them to continue taking strides toward becoming the county’s leader in well-being. Any questions contact Jolene Smith 243- 4989.


Celebrate Star Wars Reading Day at the Atlantic Public Library on October 10th. You MUST sign up – 50 seating limit. Stop in to 507 Poplar Street, cal 243-5466 ext. 1 or email jtjepkes@atlantic.lib.ia.us. This is for children K-3rd grades.


Atlantic Fire & Rescue’s Annual Fireman’s Parade will be held on October 11th at 6 pm. Line up starts at 4:30 pm at 3rd & Olive St. This year’s theme is: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives Test Yours Every Month. Awards will be giving for: Farthest Away Department, Most Members From 1 Department and many others.

Wags 4 Mags Event will be held before the Firemen’s Parade at Orschlen’s parking lot on October 11th from 4 pm -6:30 pm.  There will be food provided by HyVee available for free will donation, Pony Rides, Cotton Candy, Face painting & Tattoos, Bouncy House, and much more including a Raffle with prizes from local businesses from hair products and services to a custom built dog house made by a local builder. Public welcome to attend so tell all your friends. With the help of an Allergy Alert dog from Angel Service Dogs, Inc. (ASDI) named Wags, Maggie will be able to engage in youth activities without fear of anaphylactis. Wags requires intense training that can cost thousands of dollars on top of the usual pet care expenses. Please help with fundraising options and donations to reach the goal of $20,000 to bring Wags home in June.

Hancock Methodist Women’s Annual Bazaar Salad Luncheon will be held on October 11th from 11 am – 1:30 pm. They guys are welcome to come dressed in their work clothes and enjoy lunch also!


Cass County outdoor Classroom’s 2nd Annual Open House will be held on October 12th.  There will be demos,tours, and light refreshments. Southeast of Massena at the corner of Tuscon and 770th. See the changes and the new goals for this County Park. Rain or shine.


Cass County Conservation is looking for volunteers for the Lighted Halloween Campground event. They are looking for people, groups, organizations to sign up for a site in the campground to decorate (non-scary) with Halloween decorations. Prizes will be for the top 3 voted sites, and for some special categories. Deadline for decorting site sign up is October 17th and the groups will have October 25th from noon on to decorate. This event is non-scary, family friendly and FREE! Help make this a success by calling the Cass County Conservation Office at 712-769-2372. The event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. The 3rd Biennial Lighted Halloween Campground will be held on October 25th at Cold Springs Park in Lewis from 7-9 pm.


The 2nd Annual Fall Flea Market in Elk Horn will be held on October 18th. They are looking for outdoor street vendors, antique dealers, junkers, DIY creators, crafts and homemade items. Cost is $25. Call 712-764-2200 for more information.


The Audubon County Hospital Foundation will host a Big Band Harvest Dance from 5 – 9 pm at the Agri-Hall at the Audubon County Fairgrounds on October 19th. Tickets are $15 each. Admission includes dinner, dessert and live music from the Wailing Big Band. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the dance or in advance at Audubon Medicap and Shopko pharmacies, the Elk Horn Pharmacy, Exira Medical Clinic and Audubon Co. Memorial Hospital. Doors will open at 5:00 pm with supper and music starting immediately. Please contact Alayna at 712-563-5295 for more information.

Annual Patty Hannon Concert Featuring the singing quartet “Reconciled” will be held on October 19th at 2 pm at United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel Street, Atlantic). This is open to the public. Free will offering with light refreshments to follow.

 The Montgomery County Family YMCA Mystery Drop will be held on October 19th at 12:30 pm at the  Montgomery County Main Grandstand Arena on the Montgomery County Fair Grounds at the Legion Park (4th Street) in Red Oak. Food and activities will start at 12:30 pm and the “The Big Drop” will be at 1 pm. Light refreshments provided by the YMCA Auxiliary Club and music with DJ Greg Brower. Major sponsor and helicopter provided by Johnson Helicopter Services of Red Oak. This is a great way to support the Y’s scholarship programs, program activities, as well as additional facility enhancements and funding for the Y’s “Our Future Is In Your Hands” program, all while enjoying fun, fellowship, and a chance to win up to $5,500. In case of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled. Please listen to local area radio broadcasting, watch our Facebook page, or call us to find out when. For more information on the Mystery Drop, or how you can become a member, volunteer, and/or a donor please call Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director at 712-623-2161, stop in at the Montgomery County Family YMCA located at the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak, Iowa, or email Nick at execdir@mcymca.com.


The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Books are Fun Book Fair on October 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. Cook books, novels, children’s books, gifts, and many other items all at discounted pricing!


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 to be held in Harlan at the Community Health building at 2712 12th Street.  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.

Sharing the Bounty - A free meal for the needy will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at SS Peter & Paul Parish Center in Atlantic all ages are welcome.

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.



effective March 29th, 2014, 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. ***


Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

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

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

CCMH Community Support


Immunization Clinic for Children: 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: Five Family Planning clinics are scheduled in August. They are Thursday, September 18th from 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm. To schedule an appointment please call Rachel Birks at (712) 755-4312.

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.



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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