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effective November 20th, 2014:

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

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

LOOKING FOR OWNER OF: A black short hair cat with no collar, that was well cared for was hit by a car and taken home but passed away around Gade Insurance in Atlantic. If you think this is your cat please call Sara at 712-789-9819, she would like to get it back to the owner.

LOST:   family dog in Anita. He is golden brown with black on his face and has broken his chain. Please call 712-249-7726 if found. (12/4)

FOUND: Decent sized brown dog. 1.5 feet tall with a leather leash and pink camo collar. Found in the country club area. Will keep until about 6pm today and then call the shelter. Call 249-8591. 11/16/2014.

Missing/reward offered: A 3 month old purebred German Shepherd dog is missing from the vicinity of Jackson Road/Hwy 71 south of Atlantic. “Boomer” went missing late Sunday morning. He is wearing a collar but has no tags. If you have seen this dog or know where he is, call Chris or Jason Smith at 712-243-2866, or (Cell) 712-249-3096. A $750 reward is being offered for his safe return. (10/28/14)

LOST: 10 week old kitten, female, white and gray, lost 1 block away from the elementary school in Walnut, named “Kitty”. 712-579-6606.

**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 MAHLE Mana O’Lana Marchers Relay for Life Team will be holding a bake sale at the Atlantic Fareway Store on Tuesday, December 23rd starting at 8:30am. Stop in and get a sweet treat with all proceeds going to help the Cass County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Because life without cancer would be sweet!


The Atlantic City Clerk’s office will close at noon on December 24th and reopen at 8 am on December 26th and close at noon on December 31st and reopen at 8 am on January 2nd for Christmas and New Year’s.


The Atlantic City Clerk’s office is closed on December 25th and will reopen at 8 am on December 26th and close at noon on December 31st and reopen at 8 am on January 2nd for Christmas and New Year’s.

A FREE Community Christmas Dinner will be held on December 25th from 11 am – 1 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Call 563-2625 for reservations. They will be serving Turkey and all the trimmings, everyone is welcome.

A FREE Community Christmas Dinner will be held on December 25th at noon at Exira Lutheran Church in Exira. Call 268-2660 or 268-2786 for reservations. Taxi service is provided. Easiest access is the north door of the Parish Ed Unit or use the elevator access in the main entrance in the church. Everyone is welcome.


A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Manning on December 26th from noon to 6 pm at the Sacred Heart Church, 203 Sue St.

Baird Christmas Lights are now on from 5 pm – 10:30 pm until January 1st. The lights will be on every night from 5 pm-10:30 pm. The lights are set on timers so they turn on and off automatically at that time.


A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Audubon on December 29th from 11 am – 5 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 2050 Highway 71 N.

Baird Christmas Lights are now on from 5 pm – 10:30 pm until January 1st. The lights will be on every night from 5 pm-10:30 pm. The lights are set on timers so they turn on and off automatically at that time.


The Submerse into STEM Day camp will be held on December 30th at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA in Atlantic on December 30th from 9 am – 4 pm. This event is free with lunch, snacks and resources provided, but youth must register by December 22nd. Please bring a swimming suit and towel.  Registration forms are available at the YMCA, Cass County Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/.


The Atlantic City Clerk’s office is will close at noon on December 31st and reopen at 8 am on January 2nd for Christmas and New Year’s.


The Atlantic City Clerk’s office is closed on January 1st and will reopen on January 2nd at am for the New Year’s.


Join Cass County Conservation Staff at Atlantic’s Schildberg Recreation Area on Saturday, January 3rd  2015. Staff will be giving ten-minute presentations regarding the Trumpeter Swans every half-hour beginning at 11:00 am with the last one being presented at 2:00 pm. There will also be time to view the swans through spotting scopes and witness random swan feeding sessions. Hot chocolate, cookies, grilled hotdogs, and other snacks will be provided free of charge with donations being accepted (for swan care). The Schildberg Recreation Area is located on the northwest edge of Atlantic, on the north side of Highway 83. IF THE WEATHER IS “BAD” OR THE SWANS ARE NOT AT THE PARK…the program will be held at the Atlantic Public Library from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm with a light lunch available. This event is being sponsored by the Cass County Conservation Board, Atlantic Parks and Recreation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Atlantic Public Library.


ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Creston on January 12, 2015. The cost of the course is $150 which includes 8 hours class time, a manual, and the national certification exam. There is a $50 discount for Iowa Restaurant Association members. It will be held at SWCC 103 Tech Center I in Creston. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. Starting in January, 2014, all food service operations were required to have a certified staff person. To receive more information and registration form, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, Union County 641-782-8426 or your local ISU Extension and Outreach office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by January 6.


Mobile Pantry will be at the Central Church of Christ (41 Harrison St.) in Griswold on January 24th from 10 am – noon. A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one day distribution. The goal is to provide food where there is a hign need but limited resources. This is free of chrage. Please bring boxes or bags to carry food.


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

Grief Share will be held at 4 pm on Wednesdays through the end of December. Won’t be meeting the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any questions contact Amy at 254-1266

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

A Free Community Dinner will be held every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Join the Firehouse Flames for bingo every first Monday at the Memorial Building in Audubon. Doors open at 5:30 pm with a light lunch available, early bird bingo at 6:30 and regular bingo at 6:45 pm.

 The Atlantic Medical Center is offering influenza vaccines Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.  No appointments are necessary.  They have flu vaccines in doses for all age groups, including the flu mist.  It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics 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. ***

CCMH Community Support


Immunization Clinic for Children: December 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: Five Family Planning clinics are scheduled in December. They are Thursday, December 18th from 10:30 pm – 5:00 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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