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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

effective April 2017:

(Temporarily closed until further notice) The compost near the Schildberg Recreation Area is open seven days per week from 7:30-a.m. until dusk. The site is monitored by camera to catch illegal dumping. If the gate happens to be locked during those times, please call 243-3512 and tell them that the gate to the yard waste site is locked and a police officer will be out shortly to unlock the gate.

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

LOST and FOUND:

FOUND:  friendly female adult dog black with white on her chest came to our home on 660th St. south of HWY 92 west of Cumberland.  She had been running but is now very calm.  Call 712-249-2489 if this is your dog. (4/15)

*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:

Effective Nov. 26, 2018: The road in Sunnyside Park are closed for the season. The park is still open for the public, throughout the winter.

Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center is no longer be accepting glass as recyclable material. As a result, the green recycling containers located throughout Cass County, will cease to have compartments dedicated to glass recycling. All residents will need to place their glass containers in with their regular garbage. Any with questions to call the landfill at 243-1991.

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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TUESDAY, MAY 21

Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District Regular Meeting will be held on May 21st at 7 am at the District office.

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

Atlantic Public Library – Magic the Gathering Casual Play at 3:30 pm; Writing Group for adults at 4 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Atlantic Public Library – Movie Day at 3 pm on May 22nd. Movie is Hotel Transylvania 3

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on May 23rd from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Please call Ann White at 764-5888 to schedule an appointment. Or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: ElkHornIA.

Atlantic Public Library – Computer Basics Class at 11 am on May 23rd.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Audubon Farm Bureau Financial Services Third Annual Grill Out is on Friday, May 24th from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Farm Bureau,  202 N Market ST, Audubon. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks provided.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding a “Movie in the Park” Campground Program on Friday, May 24th at 9 pm. They will be showing Aquaman. The public program will be held at the Campground Shelter at Cold Springs Park in Lewis, IA. This event is FREE!

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Incredibles 2. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

Lewis Alumni Community Banquet will be held on May 25th at 6 pm at the Lewis Community Building. Buffet meal for $10. Reservations by May 20th. Call Mary: 712-243-1015 or Sandy: 712-789-9400.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE Stand Up Paddleboard demonstration on Saturday, May 25th from 1-4 pm at Cold Springs Park beach in Lewis. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you. Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS. Our Stand Up Paddleboard programs will be on the last Saturday of every month (June is an exception), Ending after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 7th. Saturday May 25th – 1PM- 5 spots, 2:30PM- 5 spots. June 8th: 1pm- 5 Spots, 2:30pm- 5 Spots. You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372. Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

MONDAY, MAY 27

Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27th in the Arlington Heights Cemetery in Audubon. In case of bad weather, event will be held at the Audubon High School.

The Grant United Methodist Church will hold its annual Memorial Day Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, with a free-will offering.  The menu includes:  sloppy joe or ham sandwich, baked beans, assorted salads, pies and desserts, and coffee, tea or lemonade.  All money raised by the dinner supports the Grant United Methodist Women and their work for mission projects and the Grant church. The dinner follows an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Grant Cemetery. Grant Community Preservationists (GCP) will hold the service to honor lost veterans with readings, song and an honor roll. Small individual flags will be available for families of veterans to place on their graves; GCP will be responsible for collecting them after the holiday. The Grant United Methodist Church, founded in 1855, is a multi-generational church focusing on concern for its neighbors and providing a center of worship for all ages.  Worship services are celebrated at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Griswold Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10:30 am at the Griswold Cemetery Circle of Flags. Lunch following services at Griswold Community Building served by Legion Auxiliary. In case of rain, services will be held at the Griswold Community Building.

Exira Memorial Day breakfast at the Lions Community Center on Monday, May 27th from 8 am to 1 pm serving pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, French toast and juice and coffee for a free will offering. Also serving lunch of hot sandwich with chips and drink for $6.00.

Atlantic Public Library – CLOSED for Memorial Day.

Join the Lewis Town & Country Boosters & The Pancake Man on Monday, May 27th from 7:30-10:30 am at the Lewis Community Center. Serving pancakes & sausages, juice & coffee for a free will donation.

Elk Horn American Legion Memorial Service will be held on May 27th at 9:30 am in the Clay Township Cemetery and Monroe Church at 10 am. At the Elk Horn Lutheran Church at 11 am there will be a program then a dedication at the cemetery of 3 flags for deceased veterans followed by a dinner in the church basement.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Christopher Robin. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

1st T-Bone Trail Bike Ride sponsored by Audubon County Tourism will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 8:30 am. Pre-registration deadline is May 15th. For more information: actorg@windstream.net  or 712-563-2742.

Art In The Park sponsored by Audubon County Tourism will be held on  Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Audubon City Park.

Iowa vs Nebraska Food Truck Battle at the Audubon Square will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the City Square. Sponsored by Audubon County Tourism. Food truck winner will be chosen by public vote. T-Bone Trail Bike Ride at 9 am. Art in the Park 10-4.

The 4th Annual Summer Block Party at Sunnyside Park will be held on June 1st from 4-6 pm. This is a free event that will include bounce houses, music, food and more! Sponsored by the Atlantic Parks & Recreation and the Kiwanas.

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

The Adair County 4-H Youth Council is hosting a free family photo shoot on June 1, 2019 at the Nodaway Lake in Greenfield Iowa. Families are encouraged to sign-up for this wonderful opportunity. Each family will be able to receive one complimentary photo package when they participate in the photo shoot. Pre-registration is required to secure your ten-minute time slot. If you are interested, please call the Adair County Extension Office at 641-743-8412 or email sdmorgan@iastate.edu.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Atlantic 1st United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 2nd through Wednesday, June 5th from 4:00pm-6:00pm each day. There will be a meal on Sunday, June 2nd for students and families at 6:00pm. Snacks will be provided Monday-Wednesday. There will also be a program on Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30pm for family and friends and the children will perform at Church next Sunday, June 9th.

Audubon Flight Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 2nd from 6:30 – 10:30 am at the Audubon Airport. Ham & Cheese omelets, pancakes, coffee, milk, and juice. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 11 and under. Tickets are available at Audubon State Bank, Landmands Bank, Food Land, Chamber Office and at the door. Automobile parking: shuttle bus to airport from Audubon Community High School (no vehicle parking at the airport). Bicycle or walk on T-Bone Trail – bicycling parking area at airport. Sponsored by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce.

The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum’s annual Log Cabin Day will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Log Cabin Day is a long-standing community tradition, featuring historic crafters and artisans, live music, food vendors, and more! Food vendors: Stone Arch Pizza, Main Street Market, Grandpa’s Pumpkin Farm, Milk & Honey, ice cream, coffee bars. Activities: Tomahawk throwing, youth speech contest, bingo. Entertainment: Music by Bob & Kristie Black, Civil War Reenactors, historic crafters, miniature farm equipment. Presentations: history of St. Joseph’s Church – movie, Century Farm Brick Ceremony, Frontier Medicine. While donations are appreciated, Log Cabin Day is a free event. Food vendors will be onsite for purchase. Families with children are encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY, JUNE  6

2019 Cass County Master Gardeners Bus Trip will be held on Thursday, June 6th. They will visit the Iowa Arboretum in rural Madrid, Lincoln view Farm near Boone, break for lunch in Ames at Brookside Park, Holub Garden & Greenhouse east of Ames and final stop at the Miller Nursery in Johnston. They will leave from the Cass County Community Center on the Fairgrounds at 7 am and return back at 6 pm. Cost is $55. Fee includes transportation, snacks, lunch and driver tip. Registration closes May 15th or when the bus is full. Mail or drop off registrations at Cass County Extension. Please bring your own refillable water bottle. They also suggest bringing address labels to mark your purchases that are placed in storage under the bus.

Music in the Park sponsored by Audubon Library & Cultural Center will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm in the City Park Stage. Music by Darla Hanson Band.

Historic Steam Engine Train Rides from Anita to Atlantic will be held on June 30th. The Anita Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Central States Steam Preservation Association & the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Rides will be round trip from Anita to Atlantic. Departure times are: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm. Limited number of tickets will be available. Boarding is at 101 Walnut ST., Anita. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under, kids 2 and under are free with lap riding only. Seating is first come, first served. All sales final. Tickets are available from any member of the Anita Volunteer Fire Department, Anita Supply Center – Brian Wendt: 712-762-3321; Anita Utilities – Jean Jessen: 712-762-3845. Mail payments to AVFD – Train Rides, PO Box 104, Anita, IA, 50022.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Relay For Life of Audubon County will be held on June 7th at the Audubon County Fairgrounds Agri-Hall from 4:30-8:30 pm. This is a new location!

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

Guthrie County Extension’s Camp Wild will be held June 8th-10th at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa. Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2019. Experience adventure and excitement during three days filled with 4-H camp traditions and favorite activities, including nature hikes, challenge course, creek walk, rock wall, archery, swimming, camp songs, crafts, and campfires. Bring a friend with you and make new ones while you are there too! Camp will run from Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. until our closing ceremony, starting at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Registration will open online soon. Registration Deadline will be May 15, 2019. Register before May 1, 2019 to secure your spot and receive our $200 registration early bird price, $230 for non-4-H youth. Registration costs $220 after May 1 and before May 15, $250 for non-4-H youth.

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Sgt. Stubby. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

The Cass County Conservation Board is holding FREE Stand Up Paddleboard demonstration on Saturday, June 8th from 1-4 pm at Cold Springs Park beach in Lewis. After a quick demonstration try out the boards for yourself! If you do not bring a life jacket one will be provided to you. Children must be 16 years or older. Paddler must weigh LESS than 250 LBS. Our Stand Up Paddleboard programs will be on the last Saturday of every month (June is an exception), Ending after Labor Day Weekend on Saturday September 7th. Saturday May 25th – 1PM- 5 spots, 2:30PM- 5 spots. June 8th: 1pm- 5 Spots, 2:30pm- 5 Spots. You MUST CALL to get your spot! 712-769-2372. Program will be cancelled if there is unsafe weather conditions on the Lake.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

Monday Mornings Hikes at Prairie Rose State Park is a once a month morning hike for camping season.  The hikes will be at 7:30 a.m. the second Monday through August.  Meet at the beach parking area to go for an easy hike.  All ages are encouraged to attend.

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Jester Puppets by Audubon Public Library will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.

Historic Steam Engine Train Rides from Anita to Atlantic will be held on June 30th. The Anita Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Central States Steam Preservation Association & the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Rides will be round trip from Anita to Atlantic. Departure times are: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm. Limited number of tickets will be available. Boarding is at 101 Walnut ST., Anita. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under, kids 2 and under are free with lap riding only. Seating is first come, first served. All sales final. Tickets are available from any member of the Anita Volunteer Fire Department, Anita Supply Center – Brian Wendt: 712-762-3321; Anita Utilities – Jean Jessen: 712-762-3845. Mail payments to AVFD – Train Rides, PO Box 104, Anita, IA, 50022.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host 3 different day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer. Each day camp will be offered twice, except for Reduce, Renew, Recycle, and Reuse. It will only be offered once. Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows: Reduce, Renew, Recycle and Reuse be held on June 13 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Youth will explore the world of conservation through fun activities, crafts and games. Blast from the Past camp will be held on June 18 and June 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed 2nd and 3rd grade. Children will take a step back in time to build their own fun through the day camp. They will have a full day of crafting, creating, building and imagining what may be different if they went back to a time without screens. Blowing in the Wind will be held on June 25 and June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten and 1st grades.  Participants will learn about types of weather through this camp as they learn to make their own kite, solar print, sundial and much more. Registration will be online this year. Please go to the following web address to complete the registration process. https://form.jotform.com/90985057763167 Cash or check must be submitted to the Extension Office before the registration will be marked complete. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or cmbeggs@iastate.edu or Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, at 712-623-4753. Youth need to bring their own lunch. Youth are encouraged to wear old clothes and tennis shoes to camp. Sunscreen and bug spray MUST be applied prior to the start of each day camp or by the individuals themselves. Volunteers and leaders will not assist youth in applying bug spray and sunscreen.

Audubon Chamber Cook Out will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the John James Audubon Park. Hot dogs, chips, cookies/bars and drink for a free will donation. Popcorn and grilling done by ACE Hardware. If you have a classic vehicle, please attend and show it off! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Music in the park by Chad Elliott at 7 pm.

Music in the Park by Audubon Library & Cultural Center will be held on Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 pm on the City Park Stage. Music by Chad Elliott.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Audubon County Figure 8 Races sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board will be held on Friday, June 14th at 7:30 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Hotel Transylvania 3. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Mr. Stinky Feed sponsored by Audubon Public Library on Monday, June 17th at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer.  Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows: Blast from the Past camp will be held on June 18 and June 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed 2nd and 3rd grade. Children will take a step back in time to build their own fun through the day camp. They will have a full day of crafting, creating, building and imagining what may be different if they went back to a time without screens. Blowing in the Wind will be held on June 25 and June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten and 1st grades.  Participants will learn about types of weather through this camp as they learn to make their own kite, solar print, sundial and much more. Registration will be online this year. Please go to the following web address to complete the registration process. https://form.jotform.com/90985057763167 Cash or check must be submitted to the Extension Office before the registration will be marked complete. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or cmbeggs@iastate.edu or Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, at 712-623-4753. Youth need to bring their own lunch. Youth are encouraged to wear old clothes and tennis shoes to camp. Sunscreen and bug spray MUST be applied prior to the start of each day camp or by the individuals themselves. Volunteers and leaders will not assist youth in applying bug spray and sunscreen.

Historic Steam Engine Train Rides from Anita to Atlantic will be held on June 30th. The Anita Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Central States Steam Preservation Association & the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Rides will be round trip from Anita to Atlantic. Departure times are: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm. Limited number of tickets will be available. Boarding is at 101 Walnut ST., Anita. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under, kids 2 and under are free with lap riding only. Seating is first come, first served. All sales final. Tickets are available from any member of the Anita Volunteer Fire Department, Anita Supply Center – Brian Wendt: 712-762-3321; Anita Utilities – Jean Jessen: 712-762-3845. Mail payments to AVFD – Train Rides, PO Box 104, Anita, IA, 50022.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer. Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows: Blast from the Past camp will be held on June 20 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed 2nd and 3rd grade. Children will take a step back in time to build their own fun through the day camp. They will have a full day of crafting, creating, building and imagining what may be different if they went back to a time without screens. Blowing in the Wind will be held on June 25 and June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten and 1st grades.  Participants will learn about types of weather through this camp as they learn to make their own kite, solar print, sundial and much more. Registration will be online this year. Please go to the following web address to complete the registration process. https://form.jotform.com/90985057763167 Cash or check must be submitted to the Extension Office before the registration will be marked complete. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or cmbeggs@iastate.edu or Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, at 712-623-4753. Youth need to bring their own lunch. Youth are encouraged to wear old clothes and tennis shoes to camp. Sunscreen and bug spray MUST be applied prior to the start of each day camp or by the individuals themselves. Volunteers and leaders will not assist youth in applying bug spray and sunscreen.

Music in the Park sponsored by Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 pm on the City Park Stage. Music by Studio 728.

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Audubon County Historical Society presents: Bees & Monarchs In the Garden on June 22nd from 11-3 at Nathaniel Hamlin Park. Brown bat picnic, lunch provided. Kids are $5 and adults $15. Speakers will be Nancy Crews on monarchs and Carol Fassbinder on bees. Enjoy the butterfly garden and visit with the conservationist. There will also be a silent auction. Activities include: rock painting, bubbles, create seed balls, visit the Elk and walk the trail. To register call: 712-563-2742. All proceeds go to “Save the House” project.

The Dye Dash for 2019 is coming up! The date for the race is Saturday, June 22nd and we have moved the course to a less hilly location! The race will now be run at the AMU well field in Atlantic by the little league fields. Find more info and register ——–> https://dyedashatlantic.com/

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Smallfoot. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

Strides/Pedal Diabetes Awareness Bike Ride, Run, Walk will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:30 am – bikes first, then runners, then walkers. Stride Event ends at 1:30 pm. Registration 7:30 – 8:00 am. Diabetic Awareness Presentation 8-8:30 am. Registration fee is $20 for adult down to 11 and $15 for kids 6-10, 5 and under are free. If you want a t-shirt – otherwise the cost is free will donation. If you want a shirt you must register by June 1st. All 3 activities will be held on the T-Bone Trail with no hills. The total distance is 34 miles. You may choose the distance of your bike ride. The bike crossings of roads will be monitored by Sheriff Department, volunteers and water will be available at the turn around point. Both the run a nd walk will be 5K distance and the turn around point will be manned by volunteers. Free will offering can be made that day to: Diabetes Research and Camp Hertko Hollow – Iowa’s Camp for Kids With Diabetes. Snacks will be provided to all and drawings for prizes will be held for youth and adults. Concessions will be available at the completion of the ride, walk and run. Participants must fill out a waiver.  Hosted by Anita Lions, Atlantic Lions, Audubon Lions, Exira Loins, Exira-EHK Leadership Leos, Harlan Lions and Oakland Lions.

11th Annual Audubon Firemen Poker Run will be held on Saturday, June 22nd.

Moped Class will be held on June 22nd from 8 am – 2 pm at the Atlantic Fire Station. Bring a sack lunch & drink. Cost is $50. 243-6343.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer. Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows: Blowing in the Wind will be held on June 25 and June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten and 1st grades.  Participants will learn about types of weather through this camp as they learn to make their own kite, solar print, sundial and much more. Registration will be online this year. Please go to the following web address to complete the registration process. https://form.jotform.com/90985057763167 Cash or check must be submitted to the Extension Office before the registration will be marked complete. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or cmbeggs@iastate.edu or Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, at 712-623-4753. Youth need to bring their own lunch. Youth are encouraged to wear old clothes and tennis shoes to camp. Sunscreen and bug spray MUST be applied prior to the start of each day camp or by the individuals themselves. Volunteers and leaders will not assist youth in applying bug spray and sunscreen.

Historic Steam Engine Train Rides from Anita to Atlantic will be held on June 30th. The Anita Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Central States Steam Preservation Association & the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Rides will be round trip from Anita to Atlantic. Departure times are: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm. Limited number of tickets will be available. Boarding is at 101 Walnut ST., Anita. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under, kids 2 and under are free with lap riding only. Seating is first come, first served. All sales final. Tickets are available from any member of the Anita Volunteer Fire Department, Anita Supply Center – Brian Wendt: 712-762-3321; Anita Utilities – Jean Jessen: 712-762-3845. Mail payments to AVFD – Train Rides, PO Box 104, Anita, IA, 50022.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN – Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror National Tour will stop in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa from Thursday,
June 27th to Sunday, June 30th during Junction Days 2019! A very emotional exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen will soon be displayed in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa during Junction
Days 2019 to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform. The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of over 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since 9-11-2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the web site below and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one. This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS. www.PatrioticProductions.org

Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer. Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows: Blowing in the Wind will be held on June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Anderson Conservation Center. This camp is open to all youth who have completed kindergarten and 1st grades.  Participants will learn about types of weather through this camp as they learn to make their own kite, solar print, sundial and much more. Registration will be online this year. Please go to the following web address to complete the registration process. https://form.jotform.com/90985057763167 Cash or check must be submitted to the Extension Office before the registration will be marked complete. Financial assistance is available.  For more information, contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at Montgomery County ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-623-2592 or cmbeggs@iastate.edu or Deb Karwal, Montgomery County Naturalist, at 712-623-4753. Youth need to bring their own lunch. Youth are encouraged to wear old clothes and tennis shoes to camp. Sunscreen and bug spray MUST be applied prior to the start of each day camp or by the individuals themselves. Volunteers and leaders will not assist youth in applying bug spray and sunscreen.

Music in the Park sponsored by Audubon Public Library & Cultural Center on Thursday, June 27th at 7 pm on the City Park Stage. Music by Brad Morgan.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN – Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror National Tour will stop in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa now through Sunday, June 30th during Junction Days 2019! A very emotional exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen will soon be displayed in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa during Junction Days 2019 to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform. The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of over 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since 9-11-2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the web site below and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one. This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS. www.PatrioticProductions.org

Audubon County Figure 8 Races sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board will be held on Friday, June 28th at 7:30 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Mary Poppins Returns. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN – Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror National Tour will stop in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa now through Sunday, June 30th during Junction Days 2019! A very emotional exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen will soon be displayed in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa during Junction Days 2019 to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform. The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of over 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since 9-11-2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the web site below and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one. This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS. www.PatrioticProductions.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN – Tribute Towers of Post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror National Tour will stop in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa from Thursday,
June 27th to Sunday, June 30th during Junction Days 2019! A very emotional exhibit, Remembering Our Fallen will soon be displayed in Historic Downtown Red Oak, Iowa during Junction
Days 2019 to remind Americans of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died from wounds suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan while wearing our country’s uniform. The memorial includes 31 Tribute Towers with military and personal photos of over 5,000 of our nation’s Fallen since 9/11/2001. This memorial was unveiled nationally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died since 9-11-2001 in The War on Terror. There is no fee to families. They are asked to visit the web site below and provide basic information and two photos for their Fallen loved one. This national memorial also includes a Tribute Tower to recognize our service men and women who died from training accidents or attacks while stationed stateside or on our overseas bases. And those who return from war with the invisible wounds of PTS and succumb to suicide are included on a Tribute Tower to recognize the tragedy of PTS. www.PatrioticProductions.org

Historic Steam Engine Train Rides from Anita to Atlantic will be held on June 30th. The Anita Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Central States Steam Preservation Association & the Iowa Interstate Railroad. Rides will be round trip from Anita to Atlantic. Departure times are: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm. Limited number of tickets will be available. Boarding is at 101 Walnut ST., Anita. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under, kids 2 and under are free with lap riding only. Seating is first come, first served. All sales final. Tickets are available from any member of the Anita Volunteer Fire Department, Anita Supply Center – Brian Wendt: 712-762-3321; Anita Utilities – Jean Jessen: 712-762-3845. Mail payments to AVFD – Train Rides, PO Box 104, Anita, IA, 50022.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Ralph Breaks the Internet. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Monday Mornings Hikes at Prairie Rose State Park is a once a month morning hike for camping season.  The hikes will be at 7:30 a.m. the second Monday through August.  Meet at the beach parking area to go for an easy hike.  All ages are encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – The Grinch. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Alpha. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park -Leap. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – A Dog’s Way Home. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Monday Mornings Hikes at Prairie Rose State Park is a once a month morning hike for camping season.  The hikes will be at 7:30 a.m. the second Monday through August.  Meet at the beach parking area to go for an easy hike.  All ages are encouraged to attend.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Missing Link. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Incredibles 2. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Lake Anita State Park – Movie in the Park – Lego Movie 2. Movie starts at sunset, movies are subject to change.

EXTRAS ….

Nishna Valley Credit Union Relay for Life Fundraiser Raffle is going on now with drawing on June 20th. Raffle is for a Weber tabletop gas grill with portable strap donated by Cappel’s Ace Hardware and 1/4 beef with processing included compliments of Atlantic Locker. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Tickets available at Nishna Valley Credit Union.

Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic Community Dinner is held on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. The public is welcome.

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month the community is invited to play cards or dominoes at Heritage House. They are welcomed to come as a group or by themselves. Playing starts at 1 pm.

The Atlantic Food Pantry is asking for donations of money and/or grocery items. The funds and shelves are running low. The Atlantic Food Pantry was started in March, 1982, by the Ministerial Association and Church Women United. It has relied solely on cash and food items donated from the community. In the beginning, the Pantry helped 170 individuals/families per year. The Pantry now serves an average of 15-25 individuals/families per week with a limitation of one visit per month for senior citizens and one visit every other month for all others unless they have an emergency and a referral from someone who is aware of their problem. Since it began, the Pantry has rarely requested monetary donations due to the lack of funds, but at the current rate, the Pantry cash account will be extremely low by the end of summer. Grocery items they could use are cereal, canned meat and other canned food items, toilet tissue and soap. If you have any questions, you may contact treasurer, Florence Burrows at 243-1363 or Ken Burkhart at 243-1820. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

The American Legion Memorial Building also known as the Armory is open Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 pm for tours. There is no fee but donations are welcome. Visitors can see the Military Museum, Military Library and recently added photos of Atlantic’s past history.

Roland Funeral Service is running Randy Alcorn’s “HAPPINESS” VIDEO SERIES for anyone interested in gatherings Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 at 1011 E 10th St. In Atlantic. Call Amy Roland at 254-1266.

Breastfeeding Support Group – Open to all nursing or expecting mothers. Held on the third Thursday of every month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 6 at 7 pm. Call 250-8862 with questions.

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday night at the Elk’s Lodge. Door open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30. This is open to the public. Please use the dining room door.

A support group helping those touched by dementia and alzheimer’s for family members and caregivers – “People Helping People” – will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Atlantic Specialty Care/Care Initiatives – in the chapel, 1300 E. 19th St., Atlantic. Call 249-4193 or 243-3952 for more information. Everyone is welcome – you are not alone.

Grief Share meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm at 1011 East 10th St. in Atlantic. 13 weeks of Grief Share Gatherings include workbook, video lessons and sharing times, each session can stand alone. No charge, donations for Grief Share are welcomed. Call Amy Jo Roland at 712-243-5492. This is sponsored by the Roland Funeral Home.

American Legion Memorial Building, also known as the Armory, will be open for tours Saturday afternoons through October and by request through Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. See the web site at Arise Atlantic for more details.

New SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm at the 12 Step House at 309 Elm Street in Atlantic. Details on SAA website, email atlanticssa@gmail.com or contact Tom at 712-269-0190.

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

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

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics. Immunization Clinics are held every other month during even-numbered months in 2017. Wednesday, June 7th is the next clinic date. Appointments are available from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Public Health HCCMS Family Services is located at 1408 E 10th St. Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com. Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn. Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

The Adair & Casey United Methodist Churches have opened the A-C Food Pantry in the Casey United Methodist Church. It is available to those living in the A-C Community School district the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Saturday of every month.

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.

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.

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:

The Shelby County Public Health Department has the following available services at their office location, 2712 12th Street, in Harlan:

Community Child Abuse Prevention Training: Save the Date: April 9, 2019. This event will be held at the Harlan Movie Theater from 6PM-8:30 PM. This training is a result of collaboration between Myrtue Medical Center’s Public Health Department and the Shelby County Prevent Child Abuse Council. More details to come.

KidsFest-–Save the Date: April 27, 2019. This tri-annual health fair focuses on health and safety education for children birth to 11 years of age. You will have many opportunities to talk to safety and health experts, have fun, and receive incentives that promote the health of children.

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 to schedule an appointment there.

The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center offers immunizations to infants and children through age 18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of these immunizations or children of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent.

Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. An administration fee of $14 per child will be charged, unless the child is covered by Medicaid. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-5130 to schedule an appointment there.

Immunizations offered are: DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Varicella (chicken pox), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal Quadrivalent, Meningitis B, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis for older kids & teens) and HPV (Human Papillomavirus, Gardasil 9, for both boys and girls).

Family Planning Services: : This month our Family Planning Provider Clinic will be held on March 5th from 2:30-5:00 P.M. Provider clinics are necessary for those who need annual/initial exams or long term contraceptive care. Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on March 20th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.  These clinics are for consultations, contraceptive refills, STD testing and depo injections. Please call to schedule an appointment. For more information concerning the availability of family planning or women’s health services please call 712-263-3303 for assistance. Family Planning services are also available in Logan, Atlantic, Denison and Onawa.

Lead Screening: This important health screening is available at all immunization clinics or at the 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.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum uses the Parents as Teachers model, which helps parents, prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper installation of car seats for children is also available. Major funding for this program is provided by Harrison/Monona/Shelby Early Childhood Iowa.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869) for information on quitting smoking or visit them online @ www.QUITLINEIOWA.org where you can learn more about Quitline Iowa services. Quitline Iowa is offering free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or patches) for persons receiving Medicaid or Medicare insurance. Call 1-800-784-8869 or go online to get started with the tobacco-cessation coaching staff.

Blood Pressure Screening: Public Health offers free blood pressure screenings. Appointments preferred but will walk-ins are welcome. Please call 712-755-4422 for an appointment. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Maternal Health Support Group: Pregnant women are welcome to join the Mothers and Babies Support Group. The goal of the group is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. Assistance with transportation and child care is available if needed. Group members also receive incentive items to prepare for the baby’s delivery. If interested, call Cara Cacy at 712.755.4406 for more information.

Care For Yourself & Check the Girls: These programs provide free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women. Regular screening is the best way to prevent and detect cancer in its earliest stages. Contact Dawn Klein for more information 712-755-4312.

Lean into Life Widow/ Widower Support Group: This informal support group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse or significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for March 7th & 21st and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Dawn Klein for more information at 712-755-4312.

For further information about any of these programs or other public health services, contact Lori Hoch, Director of Public Health, Myrtue Medical Center, at 712-755-4423.

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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