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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 29th, 2014, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

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

LOST & FOUND:

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

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

***The Atlantic Animal Shelter has let us know they are in dire need of adoption for cats and kittens.  They have a large number of kittens and numerous adult cats that need homes ASAP.  If you are looking for a cat stop and see them at the shelter at 309 Sunnyside Lane in Atlantic. Posted 06/26/2014***

FOUND:  male Chihuahua, tan color wearing a green, blue and pink collar.  Call 243-1679. (7/17)

LOST: Black & white with black spot beagle and rat terrier mix, female, brown leash, lost around 1st & State Street in Atlantic. 249-4598.

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

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

FOUND in Exira (7/3/14): A brown & white Terrier-type dog w/collar but no tags. At 209 N. Jefferson or call 268-2777.

FOUND: yellow lab mix, 3 1/2 miles soutoh of Atlantic on Olive St., friendly.

FOUND: cat, male, blue collar, gray and white, friendly at park place apartments in Atlantic. 243-1213.

LOST: 1 year old black & white Border Collie “Sparky” is injured. Please call 249-0607. (6/30)

LOST: miniature schnauzer, female, pink collar, fresh haircut, north of Anita along 148, neighbor saw someone in a black SUV pick up the dog. $100 REWARD. 249-9707.

LOST: Cat around 207 E. 3rd St., between Elm & Maple, female, medium size, gray and orange mix, on face one side is gray the other is cream, wearing a pinkish collar (faded/frayed) with a bell on it. 254-0247

**Please let us know if the pet is returned to the owner to help keep this updated. Items will be listed for 2 weeks**

NOTICE: Recycling Trailer in Audubon is no longer located at Shopko, it is now at Audubon Church of Christ parking lot (2050 Hwy. 71)

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MONDAY, JULY 28

 Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Walnut on July 28th from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 406 Antique City Drive, Walnut.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Earling on July 28th from noon to 6 pm at St. Joseph’s Hall, 118 Main St., Earling.

TUESDAY, JULY 29

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is holding a Community Conversation event at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn on July 29th at noon, and the public is urged to attend and share their thoughts on arts, history, and culture in Iowa. Your participation is key to the conversation about current activities, needs, and concerns among the people who live, work, and engage with Iowa’s culture every day. For more information, visit www.iowaDCAcommunityconversations.org

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Manning on July 31st from noon to 6 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 1204 Center St., Manning.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Audubon County Fair Figure 8 Races will be held on August 1st. Registration at 5 and races at 7:30 pm. General admission is $5, kids 12 and under are free. Food and drink will be available at the grandstand. Final race is August 1st (rain date is August 3rd) and they will have fireworks after the race. This is sponsored by the Audubon County Fairboard.

The 64th Annual T-Bone Days is August 1st – 5th. On Friday, August 1st hamburgers and birthday cake for Albert’s 50th birthday will be from 5-7 pm by Albert the Bull – bring chairs and blankets, at 7:30 pm is the T-Bone Special Figure 8 Car Race at the fairgrounds, fireworks at dusk and free teen dance from 10 pm to midnight at the City Park Stage. On Saturday, August 2nd around the City Park is the Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast & Bake Sale from 7-10 am, Operation T-Bone Fun Walk/5K/10K at 7:15 am, from 9-4 pm there’s crafts, vendor tables, store bargains, bake sales and flea market, at 10 am is Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition, kids pedal tractor & garden tractor lawnmowers, food at the City Park, Operation T-Bone Memoriabilia Table and Iowa Army National Guard Mobile Zipline and from 10-4 there’s kids games and inflatables. From 11-1 there’s clown entertainment around the park, at 11 is the T-Bone steak sandwich feed, from 11-3 is Albert the Bull Memorabilia Display at the library, 11:15 am is the stage dedication, from 11:30 – noon Highway 71 at the City Park Stage and Von Ketelsen from 12 – 12:30 on the stage. At 1 pm is the parade and after the parade is Kiss the Calf near the library, at 2 pm is the beer garden, Kidz Blitz at the City Park Stage then the Beef Cook-off & Firemen’s waterfights at 3. The FREE Street Dance with Mason’s Basement from 8 pm to midnight. On Sunday, August 3rd is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the fire station from 7 am – noon, Scratch Cupcakery Curbside will be selling gourmet cupcakes from 11-2 at Albert the Bull Park. On Tuesday, August 5th is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction at 9 am with the FREE hamburger feed after.

The Shelby County Conservation Board will be holding an owl release on August 1st at 8:30 pm at JJ Jensen Park in Harlan. Two Barred Owls will be released. Both are young of the year that are ready to be returned to the wild. One of the owls was found near JJ Jensen Park. If you have any questions, contact Christina at 712-744-3403.

The Allen Place will be playing the movie, Soul Surfer outside in the yard on August 1st at 8:30 pm.  They will supply the movie, popcorn and drink. Bring your lawn chairs. The Allen Place is located at 1406 East 10th Street in Atlantic.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

The Griswold Jr. Class of 2016 is hosting a 5K Glow Walk & Run for a fundraiser on August 2nd at 8 pm. It starts at the Griswold City Park (Griswold IA) Entry Fee is $15.00 until ,July 18th and includes T-shirt, glow glasses and bracelets. After July 18th –August 2nd price is $20.00 (T-shirt not guaranteed) entry forms can be picked up Griswold Casey’s, Rolling Hills bank in Griswold, Red Oak and Atlantic YMCA. Call or email Kylie Beebe (712) 789-9715 or beebek@griswoldschools.org for more information, and where else to get a entry form.

Dimmen’s Pet Haven is having their 1st Annual Spay-Ghetti and No Balls! fundraiser on August 2nd at the Cumberland Community Building. There will be a Vendor Fair and Carnival will be from 10 am – 4 pm. There will also be a spaghetti dinner, DJ Chaos, a photo booth, a wine grab, cocktails and games for all ages from 5:30 pm – 2:00 am. Cost is $20 for a single, $30 for couples with a discount for larger groups. Pay in person or by paypay to: dimmenspethaven@hotmail.com. Limited quantity, reserve in advance, tickets at the door are $25. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! Vendors include: Tiffy’s Tutu’s and Things, Pure Romance, 31, Norwex, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, Young Living Essential Oils, Damsel in Defense. For vendor space contact Tiffany Jo at 515-590-0060.

First Lutheran Church south of Wiota is having a Home made Ice Cream Social in the air conditioned church on August 3rd from 5-7 pm. Menu also includes sloppy joes, hot dogs, pies, cakes and drinks. Free will donations will be accepted for the support of missionary Carl Hansen in Hong Kong.

Good Neighbor Center Fall Benefit will be held on August 2nd at the Memorial Building in Audubon. They will be serving biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee from 7- 10 am for a free will offering. They will also be having a baked sale. This will help support Audubon County Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals in Audubon & Exira.

The 64th Annual T-Bone Days continues through August 5th. On Saturday, August 2nd around the City Park is the Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast & Bake Sale from 7-10 am, Operation T-Bone Fun Walk/5K/10K at 7:15 am, from 9-4 pm there’s crafts, vendor tables, store bargains, bake sales and flea market, at 10 am is Operation T-Bone Tractor Exchibition, kids pedal tractor & garden tractor lawnmowers, food at the City Park, Operation T-Bone Memoriabilia Table and Iowa Army National Guard Mobile Zipline and from 10-4 there’s kids games and inflatables. From 11-1 there’s clown entertainment around the park, at 11 is the T-Bone steak sandwich feed, from 11-3 is Albert the Bull Memorabilia Display at the library, 11:15 am is the stage dedication, from 11:30 – noon Highway 71 at the City Park Stage and Von Ketelsen from 12 – 12:30 on the stage. At 1 pm is the parade and after the parade is Kiss the Calf near the library, at 2 pm is the beer garden, Kidz Blitz at the City Park Stage then the Beef Cook-off & Firemen’s waterfights at 3. The FREE Street Dance with Mason’s Basement from 8 pm to midnight. On Sunday, August 3rd is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the fire station from 7 am – noon, Scratch Cupcakery Curbside will be selling gourmet cupcakes from 11-2 at Albert the Bull Park. On Tuesday, August 5th is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction at 9 am with the FREE hamburger feed after.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

The 64th Annual T-Bone Days continues through August 5th. On Sunday, August 3rd is the Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House at the fire station from 7 am – noon, Scratch Cupcakery Curbside will be selling gourmet cupcakes from 11-2 at Albert the Bull Park. On Tuesday, August 5th is the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction at 9 am with the FREE hamburger feed after.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The “Future Champs Youth Track & Field Camp” will be held on August 5-8th at the CAM High School Track in Anita. The camp will be held for 4 consecutive evenings (for just one hour from 7-8:00 pm) each evening. The Future Champs Camp is open to all area kindergarten through 5th grade youth. Participants will be introduced to the basics of hurdling, blocks, long jump, throwing events, sprinting, and middle and long distance drills. Cost is $20 for the first family member, then just $10 for additional siblings. Registration forms can be picked up at the CAM High School, the Anita Health & Wellness Center, or by contacting Coach Deb Brown at (712) 779-0471. Youth interested in attending need to have registrations returned by this Friday, July 18th to ensure receiving a camp t-shirt.

The 64th Annual T-Bone Days continue on August 5th with the Operation T-Bone Cattle Auction at 9 am with the FREE hamburger feed after.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach works to bring unbiased information to both land owners and renters to help both parties make successful management decisions and will be holding a meeting on August 5th at 9 am at the Audubon County Extension Office at 608 Market St. The land valuation and leasing meetings discuss current land values, rental rates, trends and projections of how values and rents might change in the coming years. Other topics will include: how to calculate a rental rate based on county specific information, the variety of leasing arrangements that land owners and tenants may use, and the expected cost of crop production in the coming year. The cost is $20/person pre-registered, or $25/person without pre-registration. Attendees will receive a land leasing handbook with reference and resource materials. The workshop will last approximately 2 ½ hours. Shane Ellis, ISU farm management specialist for the west central region of the state will be presenting. Registration is due by Monday, August 4th, please call the Audubon County Extension office at 712-563-4239.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

The Cass County Conservation Board is sponsoring a “Breakfast with the Birds” Program on August 9th at 9 am at Sunnyside Park, Camblin Addition Shelter in Atlantic. Terrie Hoefer, rehabilitator and Educator at S.O.A.R., Saving Our Avian Resources will show and discuss several of her permanently injured birds and will hopefully have one that is fully recovered and ready to release back into the wild. Please help us support raptors and education! Free will donations accepted.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

An Annual Rural Life Farm Mass Outdoor Mass will be held on August 17th at 2 pm at Stuart Farm. Tom and Amy Doud of rural Stuart, IA, are opening their farm to host Bishop Richard E. Pates’ annual outdoor Mass. The Mass will begin at 2pm Sunday, August 17th, at the farm which is located at 3256-110th Street, Stuart. (Driving directions: first gravel road south of Interstate 80 at Stuart, then east three miles). The event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in participating in the musical aspect of this Mass, please come to the rehearsal at All Saints Church in Stuart at 9 am Saturday, August 16th. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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

 EXTRAS ….

Connections Area Agency is pleased to announce that the state is continuing the Farmers Market voucher program for senior citizens. Seniors meeting income requirements can obtain vouchers that they can use at participating area Farmers Markets to buy $30.00 worth of fresh, locally grown produce. If you have questions about eligibility, please check with your local senior center. Applications for the vouchers will be available at your local senior center by 05/28/2014. Your completed application guarantees you a booklet, but there is a limited number, so contact your local senior center if you are interested in this program. Once you have a completed application, you can return to your local Senior Center on 6/9/14 or after to pick up your vouchers. Seniors (age 60 and older) in communities in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties will receive their vouchers through their local senior center. Program Criteria: Must be at least 60 years of age or older, Annual income must be less than $21,590 for single, $29,101 for married, only one original application allowed per individual. No photocopies or duplicate applications allowed. **Applications are in, Atlantic Senior Center will be open until 1 pm on Tuesday, May 27th and June 3rd-6th from 10 am – 1 pm. Stamps will be in on June 9th.

A Free Community Dinner will be held on April 8th and every Tuesday at the Catholic Parish Center in Atlantic from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

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

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

Myrtue Medical Center Public Health has scheduled several flu vaccination clinics to be held in Harlan at the Community Health building at 2712 12th Street.  Call 712-755-4422 or visit www.shelbycountyclinics.com.  Clinic will also be held in Irwin, Earling, Westphalia, Shelby, Avoca, Defiance, Panama, Portsmouth and Elk Horn.  Appointments are not needed for these clinics.

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

Divorce Care will be held at the Evangelical Free Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesdays with Treva Turpin. For more information call, 243-4738.

American Legion Post #43 meetings at the Armory at 7 pm. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month.

HCCMS Family Planning is a program available for men and women of all ages, offering reproductive and other health services to help you get and stay healthy. They serve anyone requesting family planning services regardless of residency, household income or gender. In Cass County, your HCCMS office is located at Cass County Home Care, 1500 E 10th St., Atlantic, IA. For more information or to make an appointment call 712-243-7551 or 1-800-993-4345.

The last day the Atlantic Coca-Cola Center and Museum will be open for the season is November 30th. It will be closed starting December 1st until the spring. It will be available for groups during the winter by appointment only. Please contact the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce to make an appointment for your group, 712-243-3017.

The Eagles in Atlantic serve breakfast every day to help raise money for charities from 7am-noon that is open to the public. The have officers meeting every Monday at 7:00 pm and regular meeting at 7:30 pm.

Weight Watchers meeting will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 pm at the United Church of Christ on 16th St. in Atlantic.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly a non profit weight loss support group meets every Thursday in the 1st Assembly of God Church (1913 E. 22nd). Weigh in from 5-5:30 pm with meeting from 6-6:30pm. For more information call Barb at 243-6222.

Support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their family, caregivers or befrienders is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 pm in the Commons room of Summerset Estates, the condos in the north end of the 3rd street in Fontanelle. For further directions or questions about this support group, call Lyle or LaVon at 641-745-4044.

Eagles Charity Bingo is every Wednesday night and is open to the public. Doors open at 4:30, early birds at 6:30 with regular games starting at 7 pm. The current charity is for Teigan Kinze, a 4 year old with many medical problems.

Parkinson’s Support Group will be held the 3rd Wednesday each month at 2 pm at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Sharing the Bounty - A free meal for the needy will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at SS Peter & Paul Parish Center in Atlantic all ages are welcome.

The Atlantic Lions Club takes used eye glasses and hearing aids. You can drop them off at these Atlantic locations: Hy-Vee, W & S Appliance, Fareway, or any Lions Club member.

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CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE DAYS SUMMER HOURS:

effective March 29th, 2014, the hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

CITY OF ATLANTIC YARD WASTE SITE WINTER HOURS:

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm

CLOSED: Christmas and New Years Day

*** The City of Atlantic reminds the citizens to bring ONLY trees,

branches, grass, garden waste, and/or leaves. ***

CCMH Community Support

SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINICS:

Immunization Clinic for Children: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4th FROM 3-6 PMNOW MUST PRE-REGISTER!! Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Seventh Grade School Requirement: A new Iowa law requires a one-time booster dose of Tdap for students entering 7th grade. Students born on or after September 15, 2000 will need a Tdap booster if they have not received a vaccine containing pertussis since they were seven years old. We will be offering Immunization Clinic for 3 hours the first Wednesday of each month. Pre-register each child for an appointment at www.shelbycountyclinics.com or call 755-4422. Vaccines are free to children that qualify. An administration fee of $14 per client will be charged. If the client has Medicaid our office will bill Medicaid the fee. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations or hawk-i please call Myrtue Medical Clinic @ 712-755-5130 to make an appointment there.Immunizations offered are seasonal flu, DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), polio, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), Hib (haemophilus influenza type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), rotavirus, pneumococcal, meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis), and human papillomavirus (HPV, Gardasil) vaccines. In 2009, the FDA approved the use of Gardasilinmales. They recommend it to males and females age 9 – 26.Please bring the child’s previous vaccination records. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome.
The Shelby County Public Health Nursing Department at Myrtue Medical Center is able to offer immunizations to infants and children through age18 that qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program guidelines. These free vaccines are offered to children with Medicaid coverage, children without any health insurance coverage, children of American Indian or Alaskan Native decent, or children with health insurance that does not cover any of the cost of routine immunizations.For Influenza vaccine please call the Community Health office at755-4422 for an appointment.

Family Planning: Five Family Planning clinics are scheduled in August. They are Tuesday, June 10th from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Thursday, June 19th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 24th from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm and. To schedule an appointment please call Rachel Birks at (712) 755-4312.

Lead Screening: Available at all Immunization clinics or at Public Health office by appointment for children 12 months to 6 years of age. Lead testing is recommended yearly for every child in this age group. Lead testing is required for Kindergarten entry. Childhood lead poisoning occurs when children are exposed to too much lead. Lead poisoning can be prevented. The only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning is to have a lead test.

Learning For Life program offers a home visitation program for families with children from prenatal through age 5. The curriculum used for home visits is the Parents as Teachers model and helps families prepare their children for learning and school entry. Assistance with proper car seats for children is also available.

Kid’s Korner is a program open to all families with children from prenatal through age 5 in Shelby County. Families earn points through a variety of healthy and developmental activities that can be used to shop in the store. Participation is free. Hours are Tuesdays 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-4:30p.m. For more information contact Joan Kloewer at 712-755-4296.

Tobacco Cessation: Call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8869). For more information on quitting smoking, call 755-4422.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, CONTACT MYRTUE MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AT 712-755-4422.

WIC CLINIC

West Central Community Action

WIC clinic is held at the Atlantic Head Start Center located 2 miles north of Atlantic on Olive Street.

Parking is limited to the north side of bldg under the Pine trees and use north door entry into the gym. 712-243-5421

All WIC clients must now have an appointment for either a nutrition talk or to certify in order to get checks. If client doesn’t have either, then need to call the Harlan WIC Office at 1-800-338-4129

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