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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

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 & FOUND:

LOST: A gray, male tabby cat. Lost from the 4th and Chestnut area of downtown Atlantic on Monday (7/21). No collar. About 4-to 5-months old. If found, call 712-326-5660.

LOST: A female kitten named “Riley” escaped from her owner’s home in Atlantic Sunday evening (7/20). She is grey with white between her rear legs and white on her chest. She is not wearing a collar. Lost in the area of 307 W. 6th Street. If you see this cat or have her, please call 402-203-4345.

***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***

LOST AT THE CASS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: A Pandora bracelet with charms. It was lost in the FFA Food Stand over the Independence Holiday weekend. The bracelet was a Mother’s Day gift. A reward is being offered. Call 243-2585 if you have information about the location of the bracelet.

LOST:  Medium adult size, HJC motorcycle helmet, blue with pink graphics, stolen off a moped on July 3rd at the middle school during the game. REWARD 249-0866

**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)

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Farm Leasing Arrangements meetings will be held that will give landowners, tenants, and agri-business professionals information and materials they need to make decisions regarding farmland ownership, management, and leasing practices as they plan for the future. Meeting is from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square in Greenfield. Call Adair County Extension at 641-743-8412 for more information.

Guthrie County 4-H will host a silent auction starting August 29th, in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Guthrie County Fair. Proceeds will help more than 200 4-H members participate in the local 4-H program. Items on the auction range from blankets to a leaf blower, and everything in between. The silent auction will end on Monday, September 1st, at 3:00 pm.

The Griswold Optimist Club’s Annual Kickoff Supper will be held on August 29th preceding the Griswold vs Bedford football game. They will be serving hamburgers or hot dogs with chips, cookies or bars and drinks beginning at 5:30 pm between the parking lot and football stadium at the high school.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE “Mysterious Monarchs” Program on August 30th at 2 pm at the Main Campground at Lake Anita State Park in Anita. Discover the Monarch Butterflies before their journey south. They will tag monarchs and show you how. If you would like a home tagging kit you must attend and pre-register for the Kit. Call 712-769-2372 to pre-register for your kit.You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE “Dutch Oven Cooking- Dinner” Campground Program on August 30th at 5 pm at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. Learn how to make dinner and dessert in a dutch oven. Please bring your own place setting for samples. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the programs.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE “Movie in the Park” Campground Program on August 30th at 9 pm at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. They will be showing The Lego Movie.  If it rains the movie WILL BE cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

The 4th Annual Guthrie County 4-H Foundation’s Pie Auction will be held on August 31st in the Show Arena during the lunch break of the 4-H Cattle Show. They will be auctioning off homemade fruit pies to help raise money for scholarships and other 4-H youth projects. All of the money raised at the auction stays in Guthrie County.

Exira Mason’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast will be held on August 31st from 8:30 – 12:30 pm at the Brayton Town Hall. They will be serving sausage, eggs, pancakes and French toast – all you can eat, free will donation. This is sponsored by Exodus Masonic Lodge No. 342.

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 Annual Euken Reunion will be held on August 31st at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. The Charles Euken family will host this year as they celebrate 145 years that the Euken family came to the United States from Germany. A pot luck dinner will be hosted by President – Eric Euken, Vice-President – Michelle Euken at noon. Table service will be provided for the family members.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

No boys and girls Traveling Soccer practice today, but practice will resume tomorrow (9/2), at 5:30-p.m. (Atlantic YMCA)

Fletcher Chapel neighborhood Party will be held on September 1st (Labor Day) at noon at Riggs Seed shed at 64333 Oxford Rd, Atlantic. Meal will be a pot luck. For anyone who lived near or remembers the old Fletcher Chapel church or Fletcher Store. Bring a folding chair and food to share and your beverage, table service if you can. They have some plastic forks and knives, paper plates and we have some tables and chairs. Call Jim with questions. 712-254-2408.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters and the Pancake Man for breakfast on September 1st from 7:30 – 10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for a free will donation.

The Atlantic City Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day.

The KJAN office will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Master Garderner Classes deadline is September 3rd. Classes will be held at the Cass County Extension office, located at 805 W. 10th Street in Atlantic. The first session will be Tuesday evening, September 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and will continue on consecutive Tuesday’s through November 4th. There will also be three Thursday evening sessions held locally, and one Saturday in October spent on the ISU campus for hands-on training in the horticulture department. The cost for the entire program, including reference materials and all training, is $195 per person. You must have your registration form turned in by Wednesday, September 3rd to avoid a late fee. Persons interested in becoming a trained Master Gardener in Cass County are encouraged to contact the Cass County Extension office at 712-243-1132 for information on signing up for the fall certification classes, or to learn more about Iowa Master Gardeners. An application form and informational brochure can also be found on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

The Alley Cats will be singing hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s at the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield on September 5th. This talented a capella quartet has performed across the country, including an appearance at the White House and opening for Jay Leno in Las Vegas. The Cats apply their harmonies to Top-40 favorites from the Beach Boys, Beatles and a long list of 45-rpm rock ‘n’ roll artists, with a lot of fun and a dash of audience participation added. Tickets are on sale now at Ed & Eva’s store, 154 Public Square in Greenfield, and online at www.warrenculturalcenter.com. All seats are general admission, just $25 each. The group’s first appearance at the WCC two years ago was a sell-out; advance tickets are recommended.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

The Exira Public Library is having an Author Event on September 6th at 10 am in the Exira Public Library Meeting Room. A fun presentation by Joy Johnson creator of the comedy mystery series, “The Boob Girls” (The Burned Out Old Broads) will be held. Books will be available for check-out and for sale. Light refreshments and lots of laughs.

Nacho/Taco Dinner Benefit for the family of Jackson Pilgreen will be held on September 6th at 5:30 pm at Griswold Community Building. There will also be an auction. Jackson was fighting Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and passed away August 3rd from the disease.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anita’s Chicken Dinner will be held on September 7th from 11-1 pm. They will be serving Staley’s Chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade salads and desserts. Cost for Adults is $9, kids 5-12 is $4 and kids under 5 are free. Carry outs are available from 10:30 am -12:30 pm call 712-762-3773. Will deliver to shut ins in Anita.

Higher Power – a southern gospel quartet will be in concert on September 7th at 1 pm at the Atlantic United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel St., Atlantic). Fellowship to follow the concert. Free will offering. Call 243-4846 with any questions.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Brayton American Legion #350 Annual Membership Steak Fry will be held at the Brayton Town Hall from 5:30pm-8:00pm.  The will have steak or smoked chops with all the trimmings and a choice of desserts for $12 per plate. The public is welcome to attend.

Massena Mud Races will be held on September 13th at Thunder Valley in Massena. Street Stock, Pro Stock, Modified and Outlaw classes. Cost is $5 and $15 for pit passes. Concessions will be available. Check in is from 2-4 pm and races start at 4 pm. For more information contact Mike at 779-0990.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

First Church of Christ will have Church at the Park on September 14th at 10:30 am at Sunnyside Park in Atlantic. There will be live music, worship, food, bounce house and a pie contest.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

The Audubon County Hospital Foundation is hosting a Masquerade Jewelry Fair on September 15th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital. ALL Jewelry, Scarves, and Accessories are $5 each! Stock up on unique holiday gifts or year round gift giving!

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

An Employer and Educator Summit will be held on September 17th at the Carrollton Inn in Carroll from 8 am – 1 pm. This is the first time our area is offering a chance for the employers and the educators from our region to work together to develop citizens who possess the right skills for our changing society. The event will have guest speakers, discussion sessions along with a lunch being served. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Be sure to RSVP to Sara Gomez at 515-523-1262 or email sgomez@midewstpartnership.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Moped Safety Class will be held on September 20th from 7 am – 1 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building. Cost is $40. Call for registration – 243-6343.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Coca Cola Days will be held on September 26th & 27th. This year’s theme is Thirst Knows No Season. On Friday, September 26th is the Tail Gate Party from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Rock Island Depot, cost is $6.50, Sneak Peak from 6-8 pm at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar), Show, Shop and Sell is from 9 am – 2 pm at the Herring Building – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) – one of only three in the country is open from 9-5. On Saturday, September 27th is the Collector’s Showcase from 9-2 at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar) – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) - one of only three in the country is open from 9-4, the ICCCCC Annual Meeting at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge – social hour at 6 and dinner at 6:30 pm. T- shirts are available – $16 for short sleeve and $22 for long sleeve. Order your shirts online at www.cocacoladays.org. For more information or to find lodging visit cocacoladays.org or call 1-877-283-2124.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sales will be held on September 26th from 2-6 pm and September 27th from 9-4 pm. Last day to register is September 19th. Contact: Ina Ohnmeiss – inacaholo@gmail.com or 925-963-5408 or Becky Bonney – bonney@mchsi.com or 712-254-0838. Maps will be available starting September 23rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee & Fareway and all Casey’s locations. Maps will be available at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce from Tuesday-Friday only. All signs to be returned to 711 Oak St, call if you need to have your sign picked up.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Coca Cola Days continues on September 27th. This year’s theme is Thirst Knows No Season. On Saturday, September 27th is the Collector’s Showcase from 9-2 at the Herring Building (2nd & Poplar) – FREE, Atlantic Coca-Cola Center & Museum (207 Chestnut) – one of only three in the country is open from 9-4, the ICCCCC Annual Meeting at the Atlantic Elk’s Lodge – social hour at 6 and dinner at 6:30 pm. T- shirts are available – $16 for short sleeve and $22 for long sleeve. Order your shirts online at www.cocacoladays.org. For more information or to find lodging visit cocacoladays.org or call 1-877-283-2124.

Atlantic Business & Professional Women’s Fall City Wide Garage Sales continue on September 27th from 9-4 pm. Last day to register is September 19th. Contact: Ina Ohnmeiss – inacaholo@gmail.com or 925-963-5408 or Becky Bonney – bonney@mchsi.com or 712-254-0838. Maps will be available starting September 23rd at Atlantic Hy-Vee & Fareway and all Casey’s locations. Maps will be available at the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce from Tuesday-Friday only. All signs to be returned to 711 Oak St, call if you need to have your sign picked up.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

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!

 EXTRAS ….

A Free Community Dinner will be held on April 8th and 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.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

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. ***

CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE WINTER HOURS:

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. ***

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SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th FROM 3-6 PMNOW 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, August 14th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday, August 21st from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and. 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.

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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