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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. ***

There will now be Atlantic Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s and Tuesday’s. (effective 6/15/15)

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.

*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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THURSDAY, JULY 2

Exira’s 150th 4th of July Celebration continues through July 5th. On Thursday, July 2nd from 5 – 10 pm is the Carnival and from 5-7 pm is the Road Run Packet Pick-up at the Rec Center. On Friday, July 3rd at 8 am is the 34th Annual Exira Road Run, 8-10 am a pancake feed at the Old Exira Hall, at 5 pm is Party in the Park at the Exira City Park – Scratch Cupcakery, Exira Community Club BBQ – serving bbq pork, coleslaw, chips & drink from 5-7 pm for a free will donation, Brad Morgan & his Nashville Band at the Gazebo from 5-8 pm (FREE), Exira Community Club Beer Garden is from 5-8:30 pm, Human Foosball Tournament at 6 pm (sign up starts at 5 pm, ages 14 & up, teams of 6) and Kiddie Parade at 6:30 pm (line up in front of the Gazebo). From 5-10 pm is the carnival and from 9 pm – 1 am is the Street Dance featuring “Lemon Fresh Day” in front of the Rec Center, $5 admission. On Saturday, July 4th at 9 am is the Foot Races in front of the old elementary school site, from 10 am – 9 pm is the Exira Community Club Beer Garden on the East side of the City Park, starting at 10 am is the carnival, at 10:30 am is the Parade (starts and ends at Legion Ball Park) and after the parade is the Mayor’s Pie Throw at the City Park. Throughout the day there is local food and craft vendors around the City Park. At 1:30 pm is the Grand River Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – Mutton Bustin’ at 12:45 (beer garden and food available), from 3-6 pm is the Roger Burger Entertainment at the Gazebo, at 5  pm is the Kid’s Tractor Pull (sign up at the Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm), at 6 pm is the Human Foosball Tournament (sign up starts at 5 pm, ages 14 & up, teams of 6) and at 9:45 pm is the Grand Fireworks Display at the Spartan Football Field – concessions available. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center and at 2 pm is the Alumni Coffee at the Lion’s Building. Rain location for most Park Events will be held at the Rec Center. Advance discount carnival tickets are available at the Exira Farm Service.

The City of Massena will be spraying for mosquitoes on July 2nd in the City Park and the ball field.

The regular weekly Kiwanis’ meeting will be located at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch on July 2nd at noon. Emily Krengel, Dietician from Cass County Health Systems, will be sharing about Metabolic Syndrome.

Produce in the Park, a farmers market will be held Thursday nights, 4:30 to 6:30 in Atlantic City Park. You will find the freshest, new from the garden produce grown by local growers. This week shop for strawberries, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and more. Homemade pies, breads, rolls and even brownies will tempt your taste buds. Other local growers and craftsmen offer plants for indoors and outside, goat milk soap, and natural personal products such as mosquito repellent. There will be special home décor to celebrate July 4th. Tasting samples prepared by James Baker, head of food service at CCHS, along with advice about keeping your picnic food safe. Enjoy your evening meal while watching Dance Atlantic performers. Peanut Johnson, a recent national dance participant will teach some steps to youngsters. Kids will also keep busy in the bounce house and make a bird feeder sponsored by the First Methodist Church. Face painting is another option. Produce in the Park is an accredited farmers market by the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Several vendors accept WIC and senior coupons.

Music in the Park will be held on July 2nd at 7 pm at the Audubon City Park on the new stage. Trixie and the Nooners will perform for a free concert. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Memorial Building.

FRIDAY, JULY 3

Exira Community Club’s Party in the Park will be held at the Exira City Park on July 3rd. At 5 is the Human Foosball Tournament, teams of 6, ages 14 and up. Registration starts at 5, games at 6 pm on July 3rd & 4th. A Community BBQ will be from 5-7 pm for a free will donation and they will be serving BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw, chips and drink. Scratch Cupcakery will also be there with cupcakes from 5 pm until they are sold out. Brad Morgan and his Nashville Band will be giving a FREE performance from 5-8 pm and a beer garden is available from 5-9 pm. There is also a carnival on July 2nd & 3rd in the evenings and all day on July 4th. From 9 pm – 1 am is the Street Dance featuring Omaha’s “Lemon Fresh Day”.

Exira’s Fun Run/5K/10K will be held on July 3rd at 8 am at the Exira City Park. Register at getmeregistered.com under Exira Road Run, there is NO race day registration. 10K starts at 8 am, 5K at 8:10 am and the Fun Run starts at 8:20 am. Deadline for a t-shirt is June 14th with your choice of  a Dri-fit or 50/50 cotton shirt. There will also be chip timing, awards and refreshments. Any questions contact Katie at exiraroadrun@gmail.com Packet pick-up is July 2nd from 5-7 pm at the Exira Rec Center.

Exira’s 150th 4th of July Celebration continues through July 5th. On Friday, July 3rd at 8 am is the 34th Annual Exira Road Run, 8-10 am a pancake feed at the Old Exira Hall, at 5 pm is Party in the Park at the Exira City Park – Scratch Cupcakery, Exira Community Club BBQ – serving bbq pork, coleslaw, chips & drink from 5-7 pm for a free will donation, Brad Morgan & his Nashville Band at the Gazebo from 5-8 pm (FREE), Exira Community Club Beer Garden is from 5-8:30 pm, Human Foosball Tournament at 6 pm (sign up starts at 5 pm, ages 14 & up, teams of 6) and Kiddie Parade at 6:30 pm (line up in front of the Gazebo). From 5-10 pm is the carnival and from 9 pm – 1 am is the Street Dance featuring “Lemon Fresh Day” in front of the Rec Center, $5 admission. On Saturday, July 4th at 9 am is the Foot Races in front of the old elementary school site, from 10 am – 9 pm is the Exira Community Club Beer Garden on the East side of the City Park, starting at 10 am is the carnival, at 10:30 am is the Parade (starts and ends at Legion Ball Park) and after the parade is the Mayor’s Pie Throw at the City Park. Throughout the day there is local food and craft vendors around the City Park. At 1:30 pm is the Grand River Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – Mutton Bustin’ at 12:45 (beer garden and food available), from 3-6 pm is the Roger Burger Entertainment at the Gazebo, at 5  pm is the Kid’s Tractor Pull (sign up at the Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm), at 6 pm is the Human Foosball Tournament (sign up starts at 5 pm, ages 14 & up, teams of 6) and at 9:45 pm is the Grand Fireworks Display at the Spartan Football Field – concessions available. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center and at 2 pm is the Alumni Coffee at the Lion’s Building. Rain location for most Park Events will be held at the Rec Center. Advance discount carnival tickets are available at the Exira Farm Service.

Lake Icaria at Dark will be on July 3rd. From 6-8 pm is the Adams County Cattleman BBQ at the Main Shelter, at 7 pm is a kids scavenger hunt at the beach sponsored by the Adams Community Chamber, fireworks and at 7 pm DJ Randy Cooper. From 6-7 pm is a sand sculpting contest, registration at 5:30 pm sponsored by the Lake Icaria Concessions, this is for all ages. From 6-8 pm there are free pontoon rides – sponsored by Bobber’s Down Marina.

Fontanelle’s 4th of July Celebration will be held July 3rd – 5th as Fontanelle turns 160! On Friday, July 3rd from 5-7:30 pm is the Slab Supper on the square in the Big Tent along with ice cream social, bake sale. A Fontanelle history display will be at the VanVleet Hardware Building. At 7:00 pm is skating on the slab, beer garden at Fontanelle Bar & Grill and Nodaway Valley Market, 7:30 pm is the bags tournament, registration deadline at 7 pm at he beer garden and at 9 pm is karaoke. On Saturday, July 4th from 7-9 am is the tractor ride breakfast, riders leave at 8:30 am, at 8 am is the running of the bells fun run & walk, line-up at 7:30 am on the west side of the square and at 9:30 am is the parade line-up, parade at 11 am, at noon concessions open up on the Fontanelle square. At 1 pm the Bandstand Stage opens with Shamus Brown as Elvis, there’s prize drawings ever hour on the hour from 1-8 pm, must be present to win,train rides, bounce house, miniature golf, kids games, bingo, ice cream social, kiddie tractor pull on the east side of the square, adult volleyball – south of Fontanelle Drug, youth 3 on 3 basketball at the slab and bossy bingo. From 1 – 7 pm is the GameTruck on the slab, Fontanelle history display at VanVleet Hardware building, at 3 pm is the kid’s foot races on the east side of the square, 3:30 pm is Bob & Kristie Black & BANJOY on the Bandstand Stage, at 4 pm is the grocery cart races on the east side of the square, at 4:30 pm the beer garden opens at the Fontanelle Bar & Grill and Nodaway Valley Market and from 5-7 pm is the Community supper in the Big Tent. Performing at the Bandstand Stage at 5:30 pm is an Elvis reprise and at 6:30 pm is Tyler Folkerts. Then at 9 pm is Throwing Toast at the beer garden stage and 10 pm there will be fireworks. On Sunday, July 5th from 8:30 – 11:30 am is the Community breakfast in the big tent and Bloody Mary Bar at the beer garden, at 9:30 am is the Community Church Service at the Bandstand Stage, at 11:30 am is the Fontanelle Scavenger Hunt that begins in the City Park and the Fontanelle History display will be at the VanVleet Hardware building.

Oakland’s 4th of July Celebration will be held July 3rd – 5th. On Friday, July 3rd at 7 pm is the PEO Trivia Night at the Community Building. On Saturday, July 4th from 7-10 am is the pancake feed at the fire station, 7 am is the Run for the Rock 3K/5K registration with race starting at 8 am and at 9 am is the car show registration and the tractor show. From 11 am to dusk is the beer and food tent, at 11 am is the 2 Ball Golf tournament, from noon – 3 pm is the Car Show & Band “Clean & Easy”, from 1 pm to dusk there are midway games, pig bingo, dunk tank and water truck. At 1 pm is the co-ed volleyball in the park, from 1-3 pm is the Freedom Rock Drawing, at 4 pm is the parade registration and parade at 5 pm. At 6 pm is the free will offering dinner, 6:45 pm is the hog raffle (tickets are sold throughout the day), from 6:30-8:00 pm is kids bingo, at 8 pm Glow Wands and Wristbands and at dusk are the fireworks. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Community Worship Service at Chautauqua Park Gazebo. All events are at in Chautauqua Park unless otherwise noted.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE Movie in the Park Campground Program featuring “The Lorax” on July 3rd at 9 pm. The public program will be held at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis. If it rains the movie will be cancelled. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!

The Massena Volunteer Fire Department Foundation’s Annual Street Dance will be held on July 3rd featuring eNVy. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 6 pm, band from 8 pm to midnight. Beer garden- NO COOLERS. Food Provided by Cass County Cattlemans Association. All Profits go towards upgrading equipment.

Retirement Party for Pastor Diane DeSmidt will not be held on July 3rd as printed it is and has always been scheduled for July 12th at 3 pm at 1st Baptist Church (710 Walnut St., Atlantic). The public is welcome. It was printed that it was July 3rd – it is NOT!

SATURDAY, JULY 4

The Annual Marne Community Club July 4th Celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th at the Marne Park. The flag will be raised at 6:00 pm, with the meal to follow. Fireworks begin at dusk. The Marne July 4th Celebration features delicious roast pork. The Marne Community Club provides Secret Recipe Marne beans, buns, ice tea and lemonade. Please bring a pot luck side dish, salad or dessert to share, as well as table service for your family. The Marne Fire Dept. will conduct kids’ water fights during the hog roast. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets! All who attend are asked to give a free will donation to help pay for the fireworks. The Marne Fire Department will be hosting water fights with area volunteer fire departments starting at 1:00 pm on July 4th. Registration begins at 12:00 pm at 2nd and Washington Streets (just north of the Road House Bar).

Exira’s 150th 4th of July Celebration continues through July 5th. On Saturday, July 4th at 9 am is the Foot Races in front of the old elementary school site, from 10 am – 9 pm is the Exira Community Club Beer Garden on the East side of the City Park, starting at 10 am is the carnival, at 10:30 am is the Parade (starts and ends at Legion Ball Park) and after the parade is the Mayor’s Pie Throw at the City Park. Throughout the day there is local food and craft vendors around the City Park. At 1:30 pm is the Grand River Rodeo at Kickapoo Park – Mutton Bustin’ at 12:45 (beer garden and food available), from 3-6 pm is the Roger Burger Entertainment at the Gazebo, at 5  pm is the Kid’s Tractor Pull (sign up at the Old Fire Hall at 4:30 pm), at 6 pm is the Human Foosball Tournament (sign up starts at 5 pm, ages 14 & up, teams of 6) and at 9:45 pm is the Grand Fireworks Display at the Spartan Football Field – concessions available. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center and at 2 pm is the Alumni Coffee at the Lion’s Building. Rain location for most Park Events will be held at the Rec Center. Advance discount carnival tickets are available at the Exira Farm Service.

A Surprise Open House will be held for Delbert Andersen who is retiring after 60 years of trucking.  It will be held at his home at 405 East Washington Street in Exira on July 4th from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  It’s Delbert’s Independence Day!  Bring your memories to share with him as everyone is invited.

Adams Community Chamber’s 56th Annual Flight Breakfast will be held on July 4th from 7 – 10 am. Complimentary breakfast to all fly-ins, $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice.

Friends of the Lake Celebration will be held on July 4th at Lake Icaria. At 9 am is the sand volleyball tournament – contact Lindsay Wetzel for more information – 641-322-3749. From 10:30 – 11:30 am is a youth fishing contest – registration at 10 am – 4H Youth Council will be serving hot dogs, chips and a drink. Must be 12 years or under, contest is located at the marina. Prizes donated by AC Chamber and the AC Conservation Board. From 11 am – 1 pm Beach Concessions is open for lunch.

Fontanelle’s 4th of July Celebration continues July 4th – 5th as Fontanelle turns 160! On Saturday, July 4th from 7-9 am is the tractor ride breakfast, riders leave at 8:30 am, at 8 am is the running of the bells fun run & walk, line-up at 7:30 am on the west side of the square and at 9:30 am is the parade line-up, parade at 11 am, at noon concessions open up on the Fontanelle square. At 1 pm the Bandstand Stage opens with Shamus Brown as Elvis, there’s prize drawings ever hour on the hour from 1-8 pm, must be present to win,train rides, bounce house, miniature golf, kids games, bingo, ice cream social, kiddie tractor pull on the east side of the square, adult volleyball – south of Fontanelle Drug, youth 3 on 3 basketball at the slab and bossy bingo. From 1 – 7 pm is the GameTruck on the slab, Fontanelle history display at VanVleet Hardware building, at 3 pm is the kid’s foot races on the east side of the square, 3:30 pm is Bob & Kristie Black & BANJOY on the Bandstand Stage, at 4 pm is the grocery cart races on the east side of the square, at 4:30 pm the beer garden opens at the Fontanelle Bar & Grill and Nodaway Valley Market and from 5-7 pm is the Community supper in the Big Tent. Performing at the Bandstand Stage at 5:30 pm is an Elvis reprise and at 6:30 pm is Tyler Folkerts. Then at 9 pm is Throwing Toast at the beer garden stage and 10 pm there will be fireworks. On Sunday, July 5th from 8:30 – 11:30 am is the Community breakfast in the big tent and Bloody Mary Bar at the beer garden, at 9:30 am is the Community Church Service at the Bandstand Stage, at 11:30 am is the Fontanelle Scavenger Hunt that begins in the City Park and the Fontanelle History display will be at the VanVleet Hardware building.

Oakland’s 4th of July Celebration continues through July 5th. On Saturday, July 4th from 7-10 am is the pancake feed at the fire station, 7 am is the Run for the Rock 3K/5K registration with race starting at 8 am and at 9 am is the car show registration and the tractor show. From 11 am to dusk is the beer and food tent, at 11 am is the 2 Ball Golf tournament, from noon – 3 pm is the Car Show & Band “Clean & Easy”, from 1 pm to dusk there are midway games, pig bingo, dunk tank and water truck. At 1 pm is the co-ed volleyball in the park, from 1-3 pm is the Freedom Rock Drawing, at 4 pm is the parade registration and parade at 5 pm. At 6 pm is the free will offering dinner, 6:45 pm is the hog raffle (tickets are sold throughout the day), from 6:30-8:00 pm is kids bingo, at 8 pm Glow Wands and Wristbands and at dusk are the fireworks. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Community Worship Service at Chautauqua Park Gazebo. All events are at in Chautauqua Park unless otherwise noted.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a FREE Dutch Oven Cooking-Dinner Campground Program on July 4th at 5 pm. The public program will be held 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 settings for samples. You DO NOT have to be a registered camper to attend the program!

The Exira Masonic Lodge will sponsor a food stand at the Exira Masonic Lodge south of the City Park on July 4th from 10 am – 2 pm and again from 4 pm – 6 pm. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs topped off with their famous sauted onions along with tea and lemonade.

A Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held on July 4th at 7 am July at Bower Welding  located West of Massena on Highway #92. Cost is $5.00. Everyone welcome.  This is sponsored by Massena Lions Club.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

Exira’s 150th 4th of July Celebration continues on July 5th. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Ecumenical Church Service at the Rec Center and at 2 pm is the Alumni Coffee at the Lion’s Building. Rain location for most Park Events will be held at the Rec Center. Advance discount carnival tickets are available at the Exira Farm Service.

Fontanelle’s 4th of July Celebration continues on July 5th as Fontanelle turns 160! On Sunday, July 5th from 8:30 – 11:30 am is the Community breakfast in the big tent and Bloody Mary Bar at the beer garden, at 9:30 am is the Community Church Service at the Bandstand Stage, at 11:30 am is the Fontanelle Scavenger Hunt that begins in the City Park and the Fontanelle History display will be at the VanVleet Hardware building.

Oakland’s 4th of July Celebration continues on July 5th. On Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am is the Community Worship Service at Chautauqua Park Gazebo. All events are at in Chautauqua Park unless otherwise noted.

TUESDAY, JULY 7

Atlantic Lion’s Club Board Meeting will be held on July 7th at 6:30pm at the Family Table in Atlantic.

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on July 7th from 11:30 – 5:30 pm at the Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. For an appointment contact Ann White at 764-5888. Walk ins are welcome!

THURSDAY, JULY 9

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Atlantic on  July 9th from noon to 6 pm at the Atlantic Catholic Parish Fellowship Hall.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Audubon County Fair Figure 8 Races –  will be held on July 10th at 7:30 pm. Registration is at 5 pm. General admission charged, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drinks will be available at the grandstand. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Fair Board.

SWITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Swimming Pool in Avoca on July 10th ($5), the Splash Pad in Walnut on July 24th ($5), the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on August 4th ($10) and the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

The 133rd Annual Griswold Old Soldiers Reunion July 10th-12th. On Friday, July 10th at 8 am is the 40 mile Tractor Ride to Atlantic & Marne (start at Bierbaum AC Museum), from 10-4 is the Traveling War Memorial Wall at the Griswold Library, from 1-4 pm is the Cass County Museum is open, at 5:30 pm is the Sloppy Joe/Hot Dog Feed by the Friends of the Library at the City Park, at 6 pm is the parade from the high school to the City Park, also at 6 pm is the Faith Lutheran Church Pie/Ice Cream in the City Park. After the parade there will be the American Legion Post #508 Rifle Drawing at the City Park and American Legion Post #508 bingo (8-10:30 pm). After 8 pm is the Griswold Class of 1965 Reunion at Creighton Retreat Center. On Saturday, July 11th from 7-10:30 am is the Griswold Rescue Pancake Feed at the Community Building, 8 am is the 10th Annual Fun Run and Walk at the City  Park, from 8:30 am – 2 pm is the Pieces & Dreams Car & Antique Tractor Show on Main Street (all projects & restorations are welcome, entry from 8:30-10:30 am), at 9 am the Cass County Museum opens, at 10 am is the Antique Tractor Pulls on Union Street (Matt Leighton, 712-789-1196), from 10 am – noon you can visit the Rush Fords & More, Rush IH Farm Display and A.C. Museum and from 10 – 12:30 pm and at 10:30 am is the Mud Volleyball behind 712 Fitness. From 1- 3 pm are the kids water fights near the City Park, from 1:30 – 5 pm is the Travel War Memorial Wall at the library, 2-4 pm is the Griswold Community Betterments’s kids water games at the City Park (wear swimwear), at 2:30 pm is the All Veterans 4 Mile Road March starting at the High School (Landon Preston – 712-789-9432), from 2:30-4:30 pm is the Going Away Gathering for Gary & Kathy Bergstrom at Our Daily Bread and from 3-4 is the Fire Truck Rides at the City Park. In the City Park at  6 pm is the Optimist Food Stand and  Faith Lutheran Church Pie/Ice Cream and the parade at 6 pm from High School to Main Street. After the parade in the City Park there will be Griswold Optimist Sno Cones, little kids pedal pull (ages 12 and under), Griswold Soliders Reunion Queen Contest (in case of rain in the school auditorium), Griswold Fire Station Open House – Fundraising Kick-Off and  bounce house by the Junior Class. From 8 – 10:30 pm there is American Legion Post #508 Bingo in the City Park and at 8 pm the gates open for the street dance featuring Avaricious on stage at 9 pm. On Sunday, July 12th at 10:30 am is Church in the Park hosted by Central Church of Christ, from 11 am – 1 pm is Brunch at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and from 1-3 pm you can view the Traveling War Memorial Wall at the Griswold Library.

The Allen Place will be showing the movie Swing Time, outside in the backyard on July 10th at dusk. Come and enjoy the movie, popcorn and refreshments and socializing. Can RSVP to Crystal 712-243-3820.

Casey Fun Days will be held July 10th & 11th. On Friday, July 10th at 6:30 pm is a Bag-o tournament sponsored by the Casey Fire Department at the Fire Station and at 7 pm is a family movie at the library- “Guardians of the Galaxay” sponsored by Casey Library. On Saturday, July 1th at 7 am the Casey Cafe opens, at 8:30 am is the Flag raising ceremony on Main Street, at 9 am is the Kid’s Parade (line up at Methodist Church by 8:30 am, *prizes for most original & best decorated, ***Gold dollars presented to participants by Rolling Hills Bank. Also at 9 am is the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Bake Sale on Main Street, from 9:15-10 am there’s kids activities on Main Street – frog jump – bring your own frog, at 10:30 am is the Big Parade “Memories of the Past, Memories in the Making” (line up at ball field by 9:45 am). At Rutt Park from 11 – 1 pm is the Methodist Church Lunch in the Shelter House, 11 – 1 pm there’s homemade ice cream, at noon is the Sand Volleyball Tournament (contact Robb Sneller 641-740-0116), from noon – 3 pm is the Jr Class Food Stand, at 12:30 pm is the kid’s pedal pull sponsored by Wedemeyer Realty/Fagen Fencing, also at 12:30 pm is the Ag Olympics games and stick pony rodeo and kids water fights that is sponsored by the Casey Fire Department. At the Vistor Center from 9 am – 3 pm is the Photo Contest (place your vote for best photo of Casey area), at 11:30 am is the Cake Walk, at noon is the Scavenger Hunt (following parade, pick up clue sheets), at 1 pm is Bingo and at 2 p m is a Book Walk sponsored by the Casey Library. The street dance will be held at 9 pm at the Fire Station featuring “Zach Stone Band” sponsored by the Casey Fire Department.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

The 133rd Annual Griswold Old Soldiers Reunion continues through July 12th. On Saturday, July 11th from 7-10:30 am is the Griswold Rescue Pancake Feed at the Community Building, 8 am is the 10th Annual Fun Run and Walk at the City  Park, from 8:30 am – 2 pm is the Pieces & Dreams Car & Antique Tractor Show on Main Street (all projects & restorations are welcome, entry from 8:30-10:30 am), at 9 am the Cass County Museum opens, at 10 am is the Antique Tractor Pulls on Union Street (Matt Leighton, 712-789-1196), from 10 am – noon you can visit the Rush Fords & More, Rush IH Farm Display and A.C. Museum and from 10 – 12:30 pm and at 10:30 am is the Mud Volleyball behind 712 Fitness. From 1- 3 pm are the kids water fights near the City Park, from 1:30 – 5 pm is the Travel War Memorial Wall at the library, 2-4 pm is the Griswold Community Betterments’s kids water games at the City Park (wear swimwear), at 2:30 pm is the All Veterans 4 Mile Road March starting at the High School (Landon Preston – 712-789-9432), from 2:30-4:30 pm is the Going Away Gathering for Gary & Kathy Bergstrom at Our Daily Bread and from 3-4 is the Fire Truck Rides at the City Park. In the City Park at  6 pm is the Optimist Food Stand and  Faith Lutheran Church Pie/Ice Cream and the parade at 6 pm from High School to Main Street. After the parade in the City Park there will be Griswold Optimist Sno Cones, little kids pedal pull (ages 12 and under), Griswold Soliders Reunion Queen Contest (in case of rain in the school auditorium), Griswold Fire Station Open House – Fundraising Kick-Off and  bounce house by the Junior Class. From 8 – 10:30 pm there is American Legion Post #508 Bingo in the City Park and at 8 pm the gates open for the street dance featuring Avaricious on stage at 9 pm. On Sunday, July 12th at 10:30 am is Church in the Park hosted by Central Church of Christ, from 11 am – 1 pm is Brunch at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and from 1-3 pm you can view the Traveling War Memorial Wall at the Griswold Library.

Casey Fun Days continues on July 11th. On Saturday, July 1th at 7 am the Casey Cafe opens, at 8:30 am is the Flag raising ceremony on Main Street, at 9 am is the Kid’s Parade (line up at Methodist Church by 8:30 am, *prizes for most original & best decorated, ***Gold dollars presented to participants by Rolling Hills Bank. Also at 9 am is the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Bake Sale on Main Street, from 9:15-10 am there’s kids activities on Main Street – frog jump – bring your own frog, at 10:30 am is the Big Parade “Memories of the Past, Memories in the Making” (line up at ball field by 9:45 am). At Rutt Park from 11 – 1 pm is the Methodist Church Lunch in the Shelter House, 11 – 1 pm there’s homemade ice cream, at noon is the Sand Volleyball Tournament (contact Robb Sneller 641-740-0116), from noon – 3 pm is the Jr Class Food Stand, at 12:30 pm is the kid’s pedal pull sponsored by Wedemeyer Realty/Fagen Fencing, also at 12:30 pm is the Ag Olympics games and stick pony rodeo and kids water fights that is sponsored by the Casey Fire Department. At the Vistor Center from 9 am – 3 pm is the Photo Contest (place your vote for best photo of Casey area), at 11:30 am is the Cake Walk, at noon is the Scavenger Hunt (following parade, pick up clue sheets), at 1 pm is Bingo and at 2 p m is a Book Walk sponsored by the Casey Library. The street dance will be held at 9 pm at the Fire Station featuring “Zach Stone Band” sponsored by the Casey Fire Department.

The 1st Annual Battle at the Boldt will be held on July 11th at Dave Boldt Little League Field in Anita. Come down to the ball field and cheer on CAM’s future stars in a battle of CAM vs. CAM. They will be honoring Dave Boldt between the 5th, 6th & 7th grade. From 10-11 am is the 1st & 2nd grade boys, 11-noon is the 1st & 2nd grade girls, from 12-1:30 pm is the 3rd & 4th grade girls, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm is the 3rd & 4th grade boys, from 3:45 – 5:45 pm is the 5th, 6th & 7th grade girls, from 5:45-6:45 pm is a presentation and line-ups then from 6:45 to dark is the 5th, 6th & 7th grade boys. A family movie on the field will follow the last game. Call 712-590-0286 with questions.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

The 133rd Annual Griswold Old Soldiers Reunion continues through July 12th. On Sunday, July 12th at 10:30 am is Church in the Park hosted by Central Church of Christ, from 11 am – 1 pm is Brunch at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and from 1-3 pm you can view the Traveling War Memorial Wall at the Griswold Library.

First Church of Christ VBS will be held July 12th-16th.  “Everest, Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” runs July 12-16th, from 5:45-8:00 pm, and is for children age 3 through those who will be in 6th grade this Fall. Registration is free, and forms are available at FCC, 1310 SW 7th St., or on our Facebook page. Every child who attends will receive a free T-shirt! For questions please contact office@fccatlantic.com, or 243-2509.

Exira Lions MAPA Garden Tractor Pull will be held on July 12th at the Exira Legion Park (rain date July 26th). Registration is from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Pulls starts at noon. Food & drink will be available.

Retirement Party for Pastor Diane DeSmidt on July 12th at 3 pm at 1st Baptist Church (710 Walnut St., Atlantic). The public is welcome. It was printed that it was July 3rd – it is NOT!

TUESDAY, JULY 14

  A book discussion of the book, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin at the Henry A Wallace Country Life, rural Orient will be held on July 14th at 6:30 pm. You should read the book before the event. Copies of the book are available for loan and for sale at the Adair Public Library, Fontanelle Public Library, Greenfield Public Library, Orient Public Library and Stuart Public Library. Cost is $8.00 and refreshments will be served. Reservations are appreciated, call 641.337.5019. The Wallace Center is located at 2773 290th Street, Orient. Orient Public library contact information is at www.orient.lib.ia.us.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

An Audubon Public Library Summer Reading Program will be held on July 16th at 1:30 pm – Country Player’s Summer Workshop Play.

 All Cass County Farm Bureau members are invited to the Cass County Customer/Member Appreciation Event on July 16th at the Griswold Community Center in Griswold. This is a “Come and Go” family event from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The meal is being catered by Dusty’s place. There will be activities and door prizes. Please RSVP to The Cass County Farm Bureau office at 712-243-2263.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Audubon County Fair Figure 8 Races –  will be held on July 17th at 7:30 pm. Registration is at 5 pm. General admission charged, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drinks will be available at the grandstand. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Fair Board.

A Farm Bureau sponsored Car Seat Safety Day will be held on July 17th St. (across the street from Pines) in Atlantic. This is FREE to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

 The 2nd Annual Audubon Mud Run on July 18th. The race track at the Audubon County Fair Grounds will be transformed into a 1-mile fun mud run/walk obstacle course. Participants will have the chance to run through mud pits, climb over and crawl under obstacles, and tackle a handful of other surprise obstacles before reaching the finish line. The run accommodates runners of any skill level and emphasizes the fun of the event over speed or agility. All obstacles are optional and there is no time limit on completing the track.  When you register you will choose a starting time to eliminate the crowded check-in and starting line. The first set of individual runners will begin at 4:00 pm. Then a set of teams will begin at 4:10 pm, followed by another group of individuals and so on. Each starting time has a limited capacity so please register early as they are first come, first serve. If you absolutely need to be a time frame that is full please contact the Foundation office (712.563.5295). Check-in will be at the grandstand ticket booth. Please check-in 30 minutes prior to your starting time. Runners will access the starting line through the gate in front of the grandstand. Runners will be allowed through the gate once the group before them has started. The fair board will have cold beverages and food available for purchase starting at 3:30 pm. The fair board will give the first 25 registered runners a free beverage ticket. The ticket can be used after the runner completes the race on the 18th and is good for one free beverage (water, pop, Gatorade, or adult beverage-if of age). Farm Rocks, a young country/rock cover band, will be performing from 4:00-8:00 pm in the grandstand. Spectators are encouraged to fill the grandstand to cheer on the participants and listen to the band. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Hospital Foundation, in conjunction with the Audubon County Fair Board.

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.

SWITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Splash Pad in Walnut on July 24th ($5), the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on August 4th ($10) and the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

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.

A Moped Safety Class will be held on July 25th from 7 am – 1 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building in Atlantic. Cost is $40. Call for registration – 712-243-6343.

FRIDAY, JULY 31

Audubon County Fair Figure 8 Races –  T-Bone Special Race will be held on July 31th at 7:30 pm and there will be fireworks after the race. Rain date is August 2nd. Registration is at 5 pm. General admission charged, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drinks will be available at the grandstand. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Fair Board.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

SWITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha on August 4th ($10) and the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

WITA Summer Bus Trips will be heading to the Swimming Pool in Avoca on August 14th ($5). Cost covers round trip transportation only. Gate admission and meals are not included, and are the responsibility of each individual who rides. Trips begin and end in Atlantic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Your unlimited Summer Fun Bus Pass allows you to ride for free. This is open to the public. For more information or to sign up call SWITA:  712-243-2518.

EXTRAS ….

 Connections Area Agency is pleased to announce that the state is continuing the Farmers Market voucher program for older Iowans. 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 check with your local senior center. Applications for the vouchers are available at your local senior center. Your completed application guarantees you a booklet, but there is a limited number, so contact your local senior center if you are interested in this program. Once you have a completed application, you can return to your local Senior Center to pick up your vouchers. Applications for Council Bluffs residents are now available at The Center, located at 714 S. Main Street. The distribution date for Council Bluffs vouchers will be once again held at The Center on Monday, June 8th from 9am – noon. Again, your completed application guarantees you a booklet, so you may come at any time on June 8th to the Center to present your completed application and obtain your vouchers. Seniors (age 60 and older) in all other communities in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties will receive their vouchers through their local senior center. Program Criteria: Must be at least 60 years of age or older, Annual income must be less than $21,775  for single and $29,471 for married. Only one original application allowed per individual. No photocopies or duplicate applications allowed.

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.

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 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: 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, June 2nd 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m and Tuesday, June 16th 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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