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COUNTY FAIRS:

Shelby – July 10-14th. http://www.shelbycountyiowafair.org/

Montgomery – July 16th-21st. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery/

Audubon – July 17th-21st. audubonCounty Fair Schedule 2019

Pottawattamie – July 17th-22nd. http://pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

Adair – July 17th-21st. http://www.adaircountyfair.org/

CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE HOURS:

effective April 2017:

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:

*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:

Atlantic’s Washington Elementary School parking lot and drop off is closed until further notice.

Atlantic’s Street Department will be spraying for mosquitos Thursday and Friday mornings 4-7 am through the summer beginning June 13th.

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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THURSDAY, JULY 18

Food Truck Night will be held on July 18th & August 15th from 5-8 pm at the Pottawattamie County Fairgrounds in Avoca. Best food trucks serving: gyros, phillys, hot dogs many ways, burgers, beer, bbq, pizza, funnel cakes, popcorn chicken, curly fries, chicken strips, tenderloins, onion rings, cheese balls, kettle corn, cotton candy and more!

Audubon Farmer’s Market is every Thursday in the Audubon City Park from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

Audubon County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: audubonCounty Fair Schedule 2019

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Thursday July 18 – Schildberg’s Rotary Shelter; Thursday July 25 – City Park; Monday July 29 – Pellet Park; Thursday August 1 – Sunnyside Camblin’s Shelter; Monday August 5 – Harl Holt Park; Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

Audubon County Saddle Club’s 3rd Annual Tuff-N-Nuff Miniature Rodeo will be held at the Audubon County Fairgrounds on July 18th at 7:30 pm. Miniature saddle bronc riding, miniature bareback riding, barrel racing, mutton busting, miniature bull riding. Mutton Bustin’ at 6:30 pm – limited to first 25 cowboys/cowgirls, registration at 6 at arena. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and 5 and under are free. Concessions available.

Produce in the Park is in Atlantic City Park this Thursday from 4:30-6:30. Fresh produce available this week includes: tomatoes, carrots, zucchini, beets, and green beans.  Enjoy live music and BINGO, and carrot cake samples by this week’s guest chef. As always, kids get free produce snacks and coupons to spend on local produce. Good food, great folks!

All levels of experience are invited to go kayaking at Prairie Rose State Park on Thursday, July 18 starting at 7:00 p.m.  We will meet on the east side of County Road M47.  Fifteen kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be available to use.

Montgomery County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery/ or https://www.chamber.redoakiowa.com/event/montgomery-county-fair/

Pottawattamie County Fair continues through July 22nd. For a full schedule visit: https://www.pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

Adair County Fair continues July 21st. For a full schedule visit: http://www.adaircountyfair.org/

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Many owls make their home at Prairie Rose State Park.  Come and learn about our common and not so common residents at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19.  We will meet near the shower house.  The program will feature two live Eastern Screech Owls.

Audubon County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: audubonCounty Fair Schedule 2019

Montgomery County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery/ or https://www.chamber.redoakiowa.com/event/montgomery-county-fair/

Pottawattamie County Fair continues through July 22nd. For a full schedule visit: https://www.pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

Adair County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: http://www.adaircountyfair.org/

SATURDAY, JULY 20

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

Audubon County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: audubonCounty Fair Schedule 2019

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Waters Warriors Golf Tournament will be held on July 20th at Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita at 9 am. Best ball tournament with hole prizes and a silent auction. Cost is $120 per team. Call Crestwood Hills to sign up: 712-762-3803. Corbin & Colson, sons of Jon & Tonya Waters of Massena fight a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. All funds raised through this event will stay local to support Iowa individuals and families in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.

Audubon County Saddle Club is having a mounted shooting demonstration & exhibition on July 20th at 6:30 pm. Admission is free.

Benefit for Diane Ernst to assist with medical expenses will be held on Saturday, July 20th from 4-7:30 pm at the Good Shepherd Church in Adair. Pork sandwich provided by Madison County Pork producers along with chips, baked beans, potato salad, cake, tea and lemonade for $7. Raffles include: 1/4 beef – $10 each or 6/$50; whole hog raffle – $5 each or 6/$25. Raffle tickets available until 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Moe’s Mart in Casey or Contact Mitch: 515-480-9514 or Cristi: 515-480-6793. Anyone wanting to donate please contact Mitch or Cristi.

Montgomery County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery/ or https://www.chamber.redoakiowa.com/event/montgomery-county-fair/

Pottawattamie County Fair continues through July 22nd. For a full schedule visit: https://www.pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

Adair County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: http://www.adaircountyfair.org/

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Audubon County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit:audubonCounty Fair Schedule 2019

Montgomery County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/montgomery/ or https://www.chamber.redoakiowa.com/event/montgomery-county-fair/

Pottawattamie County Fair continues through July 22nd. For a full schedule visit: https://www.pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

Adair County Fair continues through July 21st. For a full schedule visit: http://www.adaircountyfair.org/

MONDAY, JULY 22

University of Iowa Wildlife Camps at Prairie Rose State Park will be held July 22nd-26th. Wildlife Camps offer a mixture of conservation education and adventure recreation. Activities include: studying the wildlife of Prairie Rose State Park, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects. Exploring the woodlands, wetlands, and prairies and other natural habitats, learning about park history and unique geological and archaeological features, engaging with the outdoors through recreational activities like hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Cost is $100 (reduced from $150 thanks to an Iowa DNR REAP Conservation Education Program grant). This is for students entering 3rd-7th grade. Spots are limited! Learn more and register at recserv.uiowa.edu/wildlife-camps-state-parks

Pottawattamie County Fair continues through July 22nd. For a full schedule visit: https://www.pottawattamiecountyfair.org/

TUESDAY, JULY 23

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Thursday July 25 – City Park; Monday July 29 – Pellet Park; Thursday August 1 – Sunnyside Camblin’s Shelter; Monday August 5 – Harl Holt Park; Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms (ISU Armstrong Research Farm) along with the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development would like to invite you to attend our annual Demonstration Garden Field Day at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019. If you are a beginning gardener or an experienced gardener, we have demonstrations you will enjoy. This year gardeners will have the opportunity to learn about growing cut flowers, sweet corn and tomatoes. Our presentations will cover three main themes: home grown bouquets, augmented sweet corn and a showcase of different types of tomatoes. The garden at the ISU Research Farm has 9 different varieties of tomatoes, 6 varieties of sweet corn and 13 types of bouquet cutting flowers. Our garden also includes miscellaneous vegetables for you to see and enjoy. This year we have had some weather-related challenges with gardens planted this spring, but we feel we are going to be right on track for our Feld Day at the Learning Center. The garden is located on the Armstrong Research Farm, owned by the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development and operated by Iowa State University.  ISU staff and local garden experts will present to describe the research and demonstration plots. After your trip through the gardens, join us in our air conditioned classrooms for a tradition of ice cream and strawberries. The facilities are handicap accessible. Iowa State requests that any visitors who have recently traveled outside the United State have had at least a five-day waiting period prior to visiting this facility due to the livestock that is housed and feed here on a daily basis. The Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and a half mile east on Hitchcock Avenue, or 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and half a mile east on Hitchcock Avenue. The field day is open to the public at no cost.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

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

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Music on the lawn at the Hitchcock House will be held on Sunday, July 28th at 4:30 pm. The Schmidt sisters duet of Griswold will be performing. No charge for the concert. Sandwiches, cool drinks & sweet treats will be available.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be in the Big Red Barn located on the premises.

MONDAY, JULY 29

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon Vacation Bible School will be held July 29 – August 1.

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.  Monday July 29 – Pellet Park; Thursday August 1 – Sunnyside Camblin’s Shelter; Monday August 5 – Harl Holt Park; Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

TUESDAY, JULY 30

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Thursday August 1 – Sunnyside Camblin’s Shelter; Monday August 5 – Harl Holt Park; Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Operation T-Bone Celebration is August 2, 3 & 4.

Greenfield native Joyce Rice will appear at the Warren Cultural Center on the square in Greenfield Friday, August 2, at 7:00 pm. The talk, her keynote address given nationally to associations, organizations, and athletes, is free to all attending August 2. Following the keynote will be a book signing of her new book Think it! Work it! Do it!  – Winning in Life and Business and a meet and greet.  Rice is an inspiring and transformational human potential keynote speaker who has also lectured on The Art of Innovation for corporations such as General Dynamics, Rockwell International, and I.T.T. She has been featured nationally on ABC, CBS, NBC, and numerous international television programs.  Besides being named 1959 national baton twirling champion, Rice has excelled in the field of entertainment with over 40 years of experience on stage.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

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

Operation T-Bone Celebration is August 2, 3 & 4.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

Operation T-Bone Celebration is August 2, 3 & 4.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Monday August 5 – Harl Holt Park; Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Thursday August 8 – Sunnyside Kiddie Korral Shelter; Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

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.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

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.

Atlantic Parks and Recreation is sponsoring “Space in the Park”, and will do space related art and activities in the park. These activities will be featured at different parks throughout Atlantic. Each Day there will be one art project and one activity, along with chalk and bubbles, for kids to rotate through. The last two days they will be building Rockets on that Monday, they will build rockets with pop bottles and cardboard, and on Thursday they will launch them! All times will be from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Monday August 12 – Cedar Park (Build Rockets); Thursday August 15 – Sunnyside Bandshell (Launch Rockets).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Food Truck Night will be held on July 18th & August 15th from 5-8 pm at the Pottawattamie County Fairgrounds in Avoca. Best food trucks serving: gyros, phillys, hot dogs many ways, burgers, beer, bbq, pizza, funnel cakes, popcorn chicken, curly fries, chicken strips, tenderloins, onion rings, cheese balls, kettle corn, cotton candy and more!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

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

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

At the Hitchcock House in Lewis on August 18th David Connon will share his wealth of knowledge about Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, who was labeled a “negro stealer” because of his participation in the Underground Railroad. David is a well researched speaker with the Iowa Humanities Speakers Bureau and also a write, researcher and historical interpreter at the Living History Farms. Bring your lawn chair, this will be held in the barn.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

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

Anita Mud Races will be held on August 24th at the Anita Municipal Airport at 11 am. Racer registration at 8:30 am, gates open at 9:30 am. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free, $15 for pit passe. Proceeds go to Anita Volunteer Fire Department. Concessions available, coolers and lawn chairs encouraged!

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

Adams County 4H Endowment Tractor Ride is Saturday, August 24th at Precision Pulley Parking Lot (1 mile west of 148/34 Jct and South Ave. of Industries). Registration is $15 with lunch included. Registration is from 7:30-8:15 am and ride begins at 8:30 am. Any questions: Joyce James – 641-335-2505 or 712-542-7609.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

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

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Avoca Farmers Market is every Wednesday through September from 5-7 pm in front of the Courthouse. Variety of vendors, produce and food. Free admission. Everyone is welcome.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

EXTRAS ….

Produce in the Park is held in the Atlantic City Park on Thursday evenings from 4:30-6:30 PM June 6th through September 26th. For more information contact ProduceInTheParkAtlanticIowa@gmail.com or follow Produce in the Park on Facebook.

The Atlantic Farmers Market is held in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot on Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM starting June 1st and on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM starting June 4th. The markets will conclude on Sept.24th and Sept. 28th.

The Anita Farmers Market is held in the Anita Bandshell Park on Main Street on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 PM June 3rd through August 26th. For more information on the Atlantic and Anita markets, contact Donna Brahms at (402) 677-2460.

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, August 7th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and August 14th from 9 am – noon 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 Nurse Clinic will be held on July 25th from 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 family planning services. Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing is also available at the July 25th Family Planning Clinic. 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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