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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:

LOST DOG: Lab/Boxer/German Shepherd mix lost from the west side of Atlantic near Sunnyside Tennis Courts. Brown with brindle markings. Goes by the name Leo. Wearing a blue collar with name and number of owner on the collar. FOUND 7:30am

*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:

U.S. 71 south of Atlantic closed for a bridge replacement over the Lone Tree Creek until October 1st. 0.1 miles south of Cass County Road G-35 and 3.1 miles south of Atlantic. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 92, Iowa 148, and Iowa 83. This traffic will be routed through Anita’s Main Street. Please use caution when backing out or crossing the street.

 Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center, effective July 1st, will 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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MONDAY, JUNE 18

“Encounters with Heaven – Stories of God’s Surprising Presence” with author Karin Gunderson along with her son, Ryan will be presented on Monday, June 18th at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1011 E. 13th St., Atlantic (across from the high school). Karin’s will share incredible true stories from her work as a hospice harpist, with beautiful harp, piano, Native American flute, 2-part vocals and incredible stories from Karin’s hospice work.  Ryan Gunderson began playing by ear in first grade and was soon creating compositions for the adult choir at his family’s church. He recently recorded his first relaxing piano album which will be available along with Heavenly Harp Music CDs and musical nature DVDs. Enjoy a combination of peaceful music on popular and Christian pieces like “What a Wonderful World,” and “It is Well with My Soul.” You’ll also be invited to participate in singing a few favorite hymns as well.  For more information, contact 712-243-3678 or view their Web site www.ChristianHarpMusic.com CDs, DVDs, and Karin’s book will be available for signing.

Beginning today help the American Cancer Society “Paint the Town Purple” in support of the Relay For Life of Cass County. The goal is to bring awareness about the Relay For Life event being held Friday, June 22nd. Your business is encouraged to participate! If you’d like, please consider decorating your store front purple beginning June 18th – June 22nd. For more information, please contact Joyce Goff at 712.249.6914.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program applications and vouchers will be distributed on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Atlantic Senior Center from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The guidelines are as follows: You must be 6o years of age or older at the time of the application, Live in the service area of Connections Area Agency on Aging, Income equal to or less than  single $22,459 or married couple $30,451. This program is from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

The Neely-Kinyon Research Farm Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday June19, 2018, 9:30 to 1:00 at the Neely-Kinyon Research Farm near Greenfield, Iowa. The public is invited to attend at no cost. This year’s program will begin at 9:30 AM, featured speakers are Tim Youngquiest, Agriculture Specialist II, speaking on SPRIPS Project that are underway this year on the Farm and Randall Cass, Extension Entomologist, will be discussing honey an native bee health in soybean and prairie landscapes. Complimentary lunch will be served at 12:00. The Neely-Kinyon Farm is located 2 miles south of Greenfield on Highway 25, half mile east on 260th St, and half mile north on Norfolk Avenue. For more information contact the Wallace Foundation at 712-769-2650 or raelynb@iastate.edu.

CCMH Auxiliary Board Meeting will be held on June 19th in the Hospital Conference Room 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Jester Puppets by Audubon Public Library will be held Tuesday, June 19th at 2:00 Ppm at the Memorial Building in Audubon.

Aspiring Artists Art Show featuring artwork of AHSTW 5th & 6th grade students is on display at Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum (504 N. Elm St.) through June 24th from 1-4 pm on the weekends.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training program on June 20, 2018 at Wibholm Hall on the Page County Fairgrounds. The program will cover numerous best management practices and will qualify producers for BQA certification. Iowa beef producers, veterinarians, feed industry personnel, and anyone interested in beef cattle production are invited to participate. The program will include a general overview of the BQA program and cover all the major production practices required for BQA certification. The meeting will run from 6:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm at Wibholm Hall on the Page County Fairgrounds in Clarinda. There is no cost to attend and a meal will be provided. Page County Cattlemen will begin serving meals at 5:30 pm. To assist organizers with planning, please preregister by June 18 by calling Kimberly Cavalier at the Page County Extension Office at (712) 542-5171.

Pentel International Children’s Art Exhibition Returns to the Warren Cultural Center. The 47th Pentel International Children’s Art Exhibition makes its annual appearance at the Warren Cultural Center Lobby Gallery during the month of June. The exhibit will be available for viewing until June 29th .The Pentel exhibit has been a staple of the Warren Cultural Center since its early days before the renovation. WCC is one of a handful of exhibition sites in the U.S. each year. The Lobby Gallery display will include works by students ages three to 15 from around the world. The Warren Cultural Center Lobby Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10-3 on Saturday, and during Cultural Center events. Admission is free. The Warren Cultural Center is located on the Greenfield Square.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Music in the Park will be held on June 21st from 7-8:30 pm featuring Mike Moncada on the Audubon City Park stage.

 Museum of Danish America Brown Bag Lunch presentation titled, “Stone Balancing Around the World” will be given by Juhl on June 21st from noon to 1 pm. The museum will be opening its newest exhibit, Balancing Act, by artist Peter Juhl, and programs have been planned that will combine Midsummer and the exhibit’s topic into a fun series of events. This is a free event.

Dan Wardell of IPTV by Audubon Public Library will be on Thursday, June 21st at 1:30 pm at the Memorial Building in Audubon.

Adult & Teen Coloring at the Atlantic Public Library is Wednesdays: June 27th and July 11th at 2 pm and Thursdays: June 21st & July 5th & 19th at 10 am.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Ten historic barns in western Iowa will be highlighted during a tour of the area’s barn on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m. The barn tour, free and opened to the public,  is sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation, a 21 year old all-state  group dedicated the preservation of Iowa’s barns, symbols of the state’s heritage. The tour is self-guided.  Lunch and conversation will be available for tour-goers Saturday noon at Twisted Tail, a renowned restaurant in the Loess Hills.  To make reservations for lunch,  please send a check for $11.50 made out to the Iowa Barn Foundation to  Roxanne Mehlisch 17590 730th Avenue, Zearing, 50278. The  model barn collection at the Cass County Historical Museum, Griswold, will be available for viewing Saturday and Sunday.  The museum is on Main Street. Go to iowabarnfoundation.org  for more specific information.  Questions:  Call Roxanne Mehlisch, 641 487 7690. The foundation hold an all-state tour in the fall featuring  barns that have received matching grants.  The June area tours highlight barns in various areas of the state  that may have been restored by owners or need restoration. Barns on tour include: Borkowski Barn, 2136 Road M 47 (north of Irwin); This barn was scheduled to be burned when the Borkowskis stepped in and saved it. Haas Barns, northwestern corner  of intersection of Highways  44 and 173 Kimballton,  Barns  were built about 1908, and  are unique and historic. Johnson Barn, 336 Highway 173, Atlantic. Barn has brick block sidewalls  with two cupolas.  It is still in use.; Nelson Barn, 60293 Dallas Road, Atlantic (three miles south of exit 54 of I 80 and east of Highway 173 on dead end road. ) This barn was built about 1868.  The 42-foot cross timbers are a continuous length were brought from Davenport by wagon. It became part of the Harrisdale Stop on the Atlantic Northern-Southern Railway.  Bob and Francis Nelson have used the barn in their farming operation for 60 years. Rechtenbach Barn, 50517 Highway 82, Walnut (one mile south of Walnut). Handsome gabled roof barn. It has horse hoof prints embedded on the upper level floor. Pelzer Barn, 69828 560th Street, Griswold (one mile east of Griswold on Tucson Road and south on 560. ) Distinguished barn has been in the Pelzer family for 100 years. Peterson Barn 2135 100th  Street, Harlan.  View from the road. (Take  Highway 44 east of Harlan nine miles until it curves south.  Turn left into Jacksonville and go one mile north to 100thStreet.  Turn left and go west one-fourth mile.)  This  barn was built in 1916 by Jacksonville carpenters with Danish backgrounds.  The new owner recently bought the barn so he could save it. Work is in progress. Finken Barn, 3005 the Street, Logan.( Take I-80 west to I-680. Proceed west to Exit 21.  Turn east for 1.5 miles. )  This barn, built in 1917, was vulnerable when Shirley Finken, took on the challenge to restore it.  It is now one of the beautiful barns  in Iowa. Peters Barn, 87899 Tucson Road (Highway 92) Griswold.  Three miles east of Griswold. Orchestrating the tour are Evan Summy, Linda and Dennis Heflin, Sandra Kneisel, and Roxanne Mehlisch.

Music in the Park will be held on June 23rd from 4-7 pm at the Market Square Park (401 West Main) in Lewis. Featuring Calvary Chapel Worship Team from Maryville, MO, food and drink for a free will donation. Everyone is invited to help celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the joining of the Lewis Congregational and Methodist churches. This is sponsored by the United Congregational Methodist Church, 712-769-2549. In case of inclement weather, event will be held at the United Congregational Methodist Church.

A Benefit for Brooks Matthew Wollum, the son of Haley & Joe Wollum of Anita will be held on June 23rd in Anita. Brooks was born 2 months premature and has a few medical issues along with being premature and will be in the hospital for the next few months. At 9 am is the CAM Gridiron Golf Tournament (call or sign up at Crestwood Hills Clubhouse). From 4-6:30 pm is a free will donation meal and 50/50 raffle at the CAM High School. At 6:30 pm is an auction of donated items (at the High School). At 8 pm there’s entertainment provided by Dan Holste at the Crestwood Hills Clubhouse. If you would like to donate contact Sara Sisler (249-6769), Preslee Sisler (249-2921), Lana Wessling (249-1401, or Laura Rumple (249-1321). There has been an account set up at Rolling Hills Bank & Trust under the Wollum Family Benefit Account. Brooks Wollum Benefit koozies are also being sold, with profits going to the Wollum Family Benefit. Contact Sara or Preslee Sisler for a koozie.

Museum of Danish America stone balancing workshop called, “Stone Balancing, or How to Defy Gravity” will be taught by Juhl on June 23rd from 3-3:30 pm. All ages are welcome, though participants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost for museum members is $10, and non-members are $15. For registration and other details for the workshop, contact Tova Brandt at 712-764-700. The museum will be opening its newest exhibit, Balancing Act, by artist Peter Juhl, and programs have been planned that will combine Midsummer and the exhibit’s topic into a fun series of events.

A Sankt Hans Aften Midsummer Celebration will be held from 5 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Museum of Danish America. The celebration will include new attractions and activities for all ages: “Iowa History 101” exhibit from the State Historical Society of Iowa, traveling the state in a custom-fitted Winnebago RV, Open galleries, live music including an all-ukulele band from central Iowa called “Britches and Hose”, Of course, there will be food: roasting pølser (hot dogs with the Danish condiments) around the council ring, snobrød (twisted bread over fire), chips, cookies and s’mores. Outdoor games including tug-of-war, ringridning and Kubb (Viking lawn chess.) Inside entertainment will be a gallery talk at 5 pm by featured artist, Peter Juhl, whose exhibition opens that day. The traditional lighting of the Sankt Hans Aften bonfire will be held at sunset – approximately 9 p.m. All Sankt Hans Aften activities are free will donation and are open to the public thanks to the sponsorships from Danish Mutual Insurance Association, Shelby County State Bank, and the Heartland Chapter of the Rebild National Park Society. Scandinavian heritage is not required to have a good time! For maximum hygge, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, lawn games, bicycles, musical instruments, and beverages. The event will happen rain or shine.

Bethany Lutheran Church Hog Roast & Auction is Sunday, June 24th at Bethany Lutheran Church ( 1 mile east & 1 1/4 mile north of Kimballton). Hog roast with sides and homemade ice cream beginning at 5 pm. Auction of homemade items and delicious baked goods to follow

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Ten historic barns in western Iowa will be highlighted during a tour of the area’s barn on Sunday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m. The barn tour, free and opened to the public,  is sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation, a 21 year old all-state  group dedicated the preservation of Iowa’s barns, symbols of the state’s heritage. The tour is self-guided.  Lunch and conversation will be available for tour-goers Saturday noon at Twisted Tail, a renowned restaurant in the Loess Hills.  To make reservations for lunch,  please send a check for $11.50 made out to the Iowa Barn Foundation to  Roxanne Mehlisch 17590 730th Avenue, Zearing, 50278. The  model barn collection at the Cass County Historical Museum, Griswold, will be available for viewing Saturday and Sunday.  The museum is on Main Street. Go to iowabarnfoundation.org  for more specific information.  Questions:  Call Roxanne Mehlisch, 641 487 7690. The foundation hold an all-state tour in the fall featuring  barns that have received matching grants.  The June area tours highlight barns in various areas of the state  that may have been restored by owners or need restoration. Barns on tour include: Borkowski Barn, 2136 Road M 47 (north of Irwin); This barn was scheduled to be burned when the Borkowskis stepped in and saved it. Haas Barns, northwestern corner  of intersection of Highways  44 and 173 Kimballton,  Barns  were built about 1908, and  are unique and historic. Johnson Barn, 336 Highway 173, Atlantic. Barn has brick block sidewalls  with two cupolas.  It is still in use.; Nelson Barn, 60293 Dallas Road, Atlantic (three miles south of exit 54 of I 80 and east of Highway 173 on dead end road. ) This barn was built about 1868.  The 42-foot cross timbers are a continuous length were brought from Davenport by wagon. It became part of the Harrisdale Stop on the Atlantic Northern-Southern Railway.  Bob and Francis Nelson have used the barn in their farming operation for 60 years. Rechtenbach Barn, 50517 Highway 82, Walnut (one mile south of Walnut). Handsome gabled roof barn. It has horse hoof prints embedded on the upper level floor. Pelzer Barn, 69828 560th Street, Griswold (one mile east of Griswold on Tucson Road and south on 560. ) Distinguished barn has been in the Pelzer family for 100 years. Peterson Barn 2135 100th  Street, Harlan.  View from the road. (Take  Highway 44 east of Harlan nine miles until it curves south.  Turn left into Jacksonville and go one mile north to 100thStreet.  Turn left and go west one-fourth mile.)  This  barn was built in 1916 by Jacksonville carpenters with Danish backgrounds.  The new owner recently bought the barn so he could save it. Work is in progress. Finken Barn, 3005 the Street, Logan.( Take I-80 west to I-680. Proceed west to Exit 21.  Turn east for 1.5 miles. )  This barn, built in 1917, was vulnerable when Shirley Finken, took on the challenge to restore it.  It is now one of the beautiful barns  in Iowa. Peters Barn, 87899 Tucson Road (Highway 92) Griswold.  Three miles east of Griswold. Orchestrating the tour are Evan Summy, Linda and Dennis Heflin, Sandra Kneisel, and Roxanne Mehlisch.

Exira’s 12th Annual Tractor Ride will be held on June 24th. Meet at the East side of the City Park. Featuring all makes of tractors 1972 and older. This is held in conjunction with Car Show & Shine. Everyone is invited to join the fun. Registration is at 8 am, tractor ride with a stop at AMVC in Audubon starts at 9 am. Commemorative plaques while they last. Concessions available at Exira Lions Center. No cabs, duals, implements or riders.

Aspiring Artists Art Show featuring artwork of AHSTW 5th & 6th grade students is on display at Sweet Vale of Avoca Museum (504 N. Elm St.) through June 24th from 1-4 pm on the weekends.

Pastor Terry McClain’s Retirement Party on Sunday, June 24th at 12:30 at the Elliott Community Building. Bring a covered dish to share for the pot-luck dinner. Sponsored by the Elliott United Methodist Church.

Welcome Home Atlantic World War II Company K will be held during Atlantic’s Sesquicentennial Celebration on June 24th at the Depot. Pymosa Lodge #271 AF & AM and Golden Rule Chapter 194 will be serving hot dogs, potato chips, homemade apple pie and homemade ice cream from noon until it’s gone for a free will donation. Proceeds to go toward Masonic and Eastern Star projects.

MONDAY, JUNE 25

The Heritage House first fundraising golf tournament will be held on Monday, June 25th at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club. All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund. Registration is 7:30 am, shotgun at 8:30 am, lunch and awards to follow. Cost is $125 per golfer, $500 for foursome, $50 for lunch and awards only. For more information visit www.wesleylife.org/giving or call Philanthropy at 515-271-6719.  If a resident becomes unable, through no fault of his or her own, to pay all our part of his or her monthly fee, we will never ask that resident to leave. The amount the resident is unable to pay will be taken care of via the donations made to WesleyLife by generous individuals like you.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26

CCMH Auxiliary General Board Meeting will be held on June 26th at United Church of Christ at noon. Speaker is Bob Boots on Wood Carvings.

Jeff Quinn by Audubon Public Library will be on Tuesday, June 26th at 1:30 pm at the Memorial Building in Audubon.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

Adult & Teen Coloring at the Atlantic Public Library is Wednesdays: June 27th and July 11th at 2 pm and Thursdays: June 21st & July 5th & 19th at 10 am.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Music in the Park will be held on June 28th from 7-8:30 pm featuring Chad Elliott on the Audubon City Park stage.

Pentel International Children’s Art Exhibition Returns to the Warren Cultural Center. The 47th Pentel International Children’s Art Exhibition makes its annual appearance at the Warren Cultural Center Lobby Gallery during the month of June. The exhibit will be available for viewing until June 29th .The Pentel exhibit has been a staple of the Warren Cultural Center since its early days before the renovation. WCC is one of a handful of exhibition sites in the U.S. each year. The Lobby Gallery display will include works by students ages three to 15 from around the world. The Warren Cultural Center Lobby Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10-3 on Saturday, and during Cultural Center events. Admission is free. The Warren Cultural Center is located on the Greenfield Square.

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

Figure 8 Races will be held on Friday, June 29th at 7:30 pm at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. This is sponsored by Audubon County Fair Board

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Lewis Day Celebration is June 30th. Events: 9 am – craft vendors (park/community building); 10:45 am: Kiddie Parade (starts at Post Office); 11:00 am: Parade (10:00 am line up at the Lewis School); Noon: Lewis Volunteer Fireman’s Lunch – at the fire station, free will donation, cake walk (Main Street); 1:00 pm: Talent Show/Open Mic Entertainment (at head table on Main Street), Car Show & Shine (north end of Park); 2:00 pm: Kid’s Tractor Pulls (Main Street); 5:00 pm: Smoked meat dinner (Community Center) for a free will donation, Soul Kat Entertainment (Wierich Welding/Lewis School) – no cover; DARK: Lewis Fireworks (Lewis School). ALL DAY ACTIVITIES: Food vendors, ball on the water game, face painting, chalk drawing, $1 pony rides, 50 cent train rides, human foosball, volleyball, water balloon toss, jail, DJ, carnival games, bounce house, dunk tank.

SUNDAY, JULY 1

Cass County Landfill and Recycling Center, effective July 1st, will 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.

TUESDAY, JULY 3

Fontanelle Celebrates 4th of July on July 3rd and 4th when the town hosts its traditional 4th of July Celebration. The fun begins Tuesday, July 3, with the annual Slab Supper under the Big Tent on the Square. Proceeds go to the Fontanelle Enterprise Club to fund civic activities and maintain the skating slab.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation: hamburgers, hot dogs, pork loin, pasta salad, watermelon, chips and baked beans. Donations of pies and desserts are welcome and can be dropped off at the Fontanelle Community Center the day of the event. The evening will also mark the opening of the Slab, with skating starting at 7 p.m. Other activities for the night include a Find Your Hero Scavenger Hunt at the Fontanelle Public Library and a beer garden by Wreckers or Checkers Bar with stage entertainment by Ted Stockton. A bags tournament begins at 7 p.m. with registration at 6:30. Wednesday, July 4, begins with the Adair County Historical Society Tractor Ride and Mass in the Park with Father James. The parade begins at 11 a.m. with the theme “Freedom for Heroes.” Food and other concessions open after the parade on the Fontanelle Square, along with kids games, an ice cream social, Ag Adventures and bounce bubble balls. Black Dirt Conspiracy takes the Bandstand Stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Mr. & Mrs. Fontanelle contest. Other activities throughout the afternoon include kids games and face painting, bounce house, Kiddie Tractor Pull, water fights, pie eating and watermelon seed spitting contests, dodge ball tournament, bed races, frog hopping contest and 5-gallon bucket races. The Wreckers or Checkers Bar beer garden reopens at 4 p.m. with Just Jammin’ Band taking the stage. Fireworks are scheduled for dark, approximately 10 p.m. The Fontanelle 4th of July Celebration is hosted by the Fontanelle Enterprise Club.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Fontanelle Celebrates 4th of July Celebration continues on Wednesday, July 4th with the Adair County Historical Society Tractor Ride and Mass in the Park with Father James. The parade begins at 11 a.m. with the theme “Freedom for Heroes.” Food and other concessions open after the parade on the Fontanelle Square, along with kids games, an ice cream social, Ag Adventures and bounce bubble balls. Black Dirt Conspiracy takes the Bandstand Stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Mr. & Mrs. Fontanelle contest. Other activities throughout the afternoon include kids games and face painting, bounce house, Kiddie Tractor Pull, water fights, pie eating and watermelon seed spitting contests, dodge ball tournament, bed races, frog hopping contest and 5-gallon bucket races. The Wreckers or Checkers Bar beer garden reopens at 4 p.m. with Just Jammin’ Band taking the stage. Fireworks are scheduled for dark, approximately 10 p.m. The Fontanelle 4th of July Celebration is hosted by the Fontanelle Enterprise Club.

Burgers in the Park hosted by Audubon Church of Christ will be held on Wednesday, July 4th 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Albert the Bull Park. Free burgers and hot dogs for the whole family. The next Burgers in the Park is August 1st.

The 9th Annual Adair County Historical Society Heritage Tractor Ride will take place Wednesday, July 4. The ride will begin with breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Adair County Heritage Center on the west edge of Greenfield. Riders will leave at 8 a.m. Breakfast is open to the public, with registered riders eating free. The ride will run through the northern part of the county, through prime farmland that has kept us and the world fed for generations, and will end with the Fontanelle 4th of July “Freedom for Heroes” Parade, beginning at 11 a.m. Cost for the ride is $10 per tractor and riders can register the day of the ride. Tractors must be able to travel 10 miles per hour.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

Music in the Park will be held on July 5th from 7-8:30 pm featuring Brad Morgan on the Audubon City Park stage.

Adult & Teen Coloring at the Atlantic Public Library is Wednesdays: July 11th at 2 pm and Thursdays: July 5th & 19th at 10 am.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

136th Griswold Soldiers Reunion Tractor Ride will be held on July 7th. You must be 14 years of age, tractor must maintain 10 mph, have a slow moving vehicle sign and no riders unless seat is added. At 7 am – coffee & donuts at Bierbaum A.C. Museum. Ride leaves at 8 am going to Atlantic and tour the Ethanol Plant, then to the Atlantic Armory. Lunch at Sunnyside Park ($9 for tractor ride participants). Tour the Dale Rush Museum after returning to Griswold for drinks and snacks. Contact Frank: 712-779-0077 or Alan: 712-789-0634. July 13th there is a kids lawn & garden tractor ride at 7 pm at Bierbaum AC Museum with food and drinks available to all entries – contact Kim: 712-778-4258. Saturday, July 13th is the Antique Tractor show on Cass St. next to Rush’s Antiques with Pieces and Dreams Car Show on Main Street (contact Norma: 712-778-4230.) Both are from 8 am – 2 pm. All projects and restorations are welcome. Adult Pedal Pull from noon-2 with prizes for pedal pullers. Tractor Show contact Kim: 712-778-4258. Lunch available. Little Kids Pedal Pull is at the City Park after Saturday’s parade for kids 12 and under.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

A concert at the Hitchcock House will be held on July 8th.  The Council Bluffs Community Band will perform July 8 at 4 pm and a meal of Maid-rites and pulled pork will be available.  On August 19th, David Connon , a Humanities Iowa speaker, will present a program entitled “Iowans who Fought Against the Union”.  This program will also be held from 2-4 p.m.  Watch for further details. Hitchcock House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been accepted by the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom .  In addition to those honors the house was designated a National Historic Landmark in February of 2006.  Only 2,500 historic properties have this designation in the United States. The Hitchcock House will be open for guided tours from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and after the concert.  A fee for the tour is $5 per person for those entering 9th grade next September and older.  During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays May 1st through September 30th.  The same fee schedule listed above applies.  The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m.   Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

MONDAY, JULY 9

Atlantic Children’s Theatre Group’s auditions for “Tom Sawyer” will be held on July 9th at 1 pm at the Atlantic High School Auditorium.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Adult & Teen Coloring at the Atlantic Public Library is Wednesdays:  July 11th at 2 pm and Thursdays: July 19th at 10 am.

THURSDAY, JULY 12

Music in the Park will be held on July 12th from 7-8:30 pm featuring Darla Hanson Band on the Audubon City Park stage.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

Tractor Ride for Kids – and adults will be held on Friday, July 13th. Ride begins at Bierbaum A-C Museum at 7 pm. Free food and drink available at conclusion of ride at the museum for entrants and adults participating. Ride is for youngsters 13 years of age and younger. Adult operators required if necessary for safe driving. Ride is open to adults. Ride is for lawn and garden tractors and riding mowers. Must be under 10 mph speed. Ride is to be conducted on side streets – no highway crossing. No entry free. Please call Kim: 712-778-4258 or Joe 712-789-0808.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

Adult & Teen Coloring at the Atlantic Public Library is Thursdays, July 19th at 10 am.

THURSDAY, JULY 26

Music in the Park will be held on July 26th from 7-8:30 pm featuring Fabulous Thunderbolts on the Audubon City Park stage.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

Burgers in the Park hosted by Audubon Church of Christ will be held on Wednesday, August 1st 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Albert the Bull Park. Free burgers and hot dogs for the whole family.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

 On August 19th, David Connon , a Humanities Iowa speaker, will present a program entitled “Iowans who Fought Against the Union” at the Hitchcock House in Lewis from 2-4 p.m.  Watch for further details. Hitchcock House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been accepted by the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom .  In addition to those honors the house was designated a National Historic Landmark in February of 2006.  Only 2,500 historic properties have this designation in the United States. The Hitchcock House will be open for guided tours from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and after the concert.  A fee for the tour is $5 per person for those entering 9th grade next September and older.  During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays May 1st through September 30th.  The same fee schedule listed above applies.  The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m.   Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Wine, Women & Water event will be held on August 24, 25, and 26 held just for women between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park.  Friday evening we will meet at Nishna Bend Recreation Area for wine tasting by Iowa Wines and more, henna tattoos, and recycled wine bottle or stained glass windchimes.  Saturday we will kayak from Nishna Bend Recreation Area to Botna Bend Recreation Area along the Nishnabotna River.  Sunday they will head to Prairie Rose State Park for kayak fishing and Dutch oven cooking.  If you would like to register, please go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event.  If you have any question, please contact Christina at 744-3403 or croelofs@shco.org. You can register for the whole weekend or just individual days.

EXTRAS ….

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.

Love Steps Up – Infant & Pregnancy Loss Support Group. Held every other month at Cass County Health System in Conference Room 7 at 7 pm. Upcoming dates: July 6th, Sept 7th, Nov 2nd. Call 250-8862 with questions.

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.

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.

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:

Immunization Clinic for Children:   Immunization Clinics will be held on Wednesday, August 1st and Thursday, August 9th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Community Health. Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade this fall are required to have immunization updates. Please plan ahead to get immunizations completed before school starts. 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.

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 May 1st 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 May 17th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. and May 31st, 3:00-4:30. 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 group meets as an ongoing support system for people who have lost a spouse of significant other.  A wide range of topics are discussed.  Meeting dates are scheduled for May 3rd, 17th & 31st 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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