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COVID-19 Cass Co. Comm. Resource Guide

Urgent Need Resource Guide

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A Benefit Account has been set up at Rolling Hills Bank & Trust in Atlantic for donations for Steele McLaren. Checks need to be made payable to parents: Dustin or Ricci McLaren or Cory or Jess Ellis and can be dropped off or mailed: Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, 1307 E. 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022. Follow on Facebook. A Go Fund Me account has also been set up. A Meal Train is also set up for the McLaren and Ellis families. A Venmo account that will go straight to the Rolling Hills Bank & Trust account has been set up as well – @strong-as-steele.

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. The brush pile is offered to citizen within the city limits only.

*** 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**

FOUND: Black & white cat, 13th & Elm Street area with an injured paw. Looking for owners. 243-4642. (2/8)

FOUND:  northwest of Atlantic near Marne, a white cat with big black spots.  This is definitely someone’s pet as it has been well taken care of.  Call 712-254-3893. (2-5-2021)

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NOTICES:

Cass County will be closing a bridge southwest of Atlantic on M56 (570th Street) just south of the intersection with Lansing Road for bridge deck repair starting on Monday, March 15.  A signed detour using Lansing Road and Highway 6 will be provided.  It is anticipated the bridge will be closed for approximately one month.

Sunnyside Park in Atlantic Roads are open as of March 12th

Due to Covid & lack of employees the Adair County Transfer Station will not be offering city recycling services until further notice. Recycling services will still be available on site at the transfer station

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)

Recycling bins in Cumberland have been moved north of the Community Building.

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CASS COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES:

Atlantic Food Pantry: 19 W. 4th St, Atlantic, IA (1 block South of Fareway on Poplar)
Hours: Thurs., 1-2 PM (or until line ends) Drive-through pantry – line up on 4th St. (West).
Referrals not required, visit the pantry as many times a month as needed during COVID-19.
Phone: (712) 243-5019 (9-11 AM Mon., Thurs. only) Delivery (city limits only): (712) 249-5870.

Anita Food Pantry: 208 Chestnut St, Anita, IA 50020 Drive-through pantry.
Phone: (712) 762-3645 Hours: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 – 11am

Cumberland Care & Share Pantry: Methodist Church, 317 Monroe St, Cumberland, IA
Phone: (712) 774-5818 Hours: 1st & 3rd Wed., 4pm- 5:30pm

Lord’s Cupboard of Griswold: Methodist Church, 100 Cass St., Griswold, IA 51535
Phone: (712) 778-4178 Hours: 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11am – 2pm

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FRIDAY, MAY 14

Adair County Farm Bureau and Southwest Iowa Egg are partnering to bring you 1 dozen of Free Fresh Eggs. This is a drive thru event–No income guidelines and the entire community is welcome. Giveaways are on: Friday, May 14–Adair at the city park from 4:30 until 5:00 pm; Friday, May 14–Casey at the roadside park from 5:30 until 6:00 pm. Friday, May 21–Greenfield at the Greenfield Lumber parking lot from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Friday, May 28–Orient at the Orient Methodist Church from 4:30 until 5:00 pm; Friday, May 28–Stuart at the City Park from 5:30 until 6:00 pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 15

Shelby’s Craft & Vendor Market will be held on Saturday, May 15th at Cardinal Lofts in Shelby from 9 am – 3 pm. A few vendors include: For the Birds jewelry, Posey & Jett’s Wellness, Commen Scents candles and wax melts, Plunder Design Jewelry, Ruby Ribbon, Home Tree Leather, Donal’s Handicrafts, Miss Pockets Balloon & Face Painting, Thirty One, Color Street Nails, Jenn’s Design Space,  Tupperware, Myra Bags, Scentsy, Bomb Party Rings & Iris Jewelry, Granny’s Crafts, KT Farm Creations, Birdhouse Man and more. Booths will be located in the gymnasium south of the old school (now apartments). Some vendors might be located outside on the pavement across the street. Masks will not be required (unless mandated by the state), but they are encouraged. They will provide a couple hand sanitizer stations and will encourage vendors to provide some as well. All proceeds from the booth rentals will go toward the City of Shelby’s 150th Celebration in June.
Food will likely be available for purchase along with a bake sale. Proceeds from the food will go to the Shelby Fire & Rescue Hotspots to support the events they will be sponsoring during the 150th celebration. If you’d like to rent a booth, contact Angie Grote (agrote@alumni.iastate.edu).

Griswold FFA Greenhouse Spring Sale will be held through Saturday, May 15th. They have a wide selection of flowers (celosia, coleus, geraniums, impatients, marigolds, non-stop begonias, petunias, snapdragons, vinca); tomatoes (Napa grape, celebrity, jet star, big beef, big boy, better boy, roma); peppers (California wonder, big bertha, sweet banana, sweet heat, jalapeno, fooled you, tricked you, pepperoncini); broccoli (waltham 29); cabbage (stonehead); cauliflower (snowball); succlents in 4.5″ pots for $5. Hanging baskets: 11″ begonias $15, wave petunias $15, calibrachoa $15, geraniums $20. 4.5″ pots $3 – tomatoes, geraniums, spikes, sweet potato vine, vinca vine. 4 packs – $1.50: all veggies & flowers. 6 packs: wave petunias $6, begonias $8, night sky petunia $8, midnight gold petunias $8.  Griswold FFA Greenhouse is open on: Saturday, May 15th from 8 to 12 pm.

Marne Mason’s Fundraiser will be held on 8 am – 11 am, drive-thru at the Masonic Lodge for a free will donation. They will be serving homemade Mississippi biscuits, sausage and gravy.

Cass County Strengthening Families Program for Parents & Youth 10-14 begins May 17th. Free Program helps build family communication skills; offered online with meals available. Cass County families with youth aged 10-14 are invited to sign up for this FREE online series, offered through a local partnership program with Cass County Extension. The series begins on Monday May 17th, in the evenings. Youth and caregivers will attend separate sessions each Monday evening, and then attend a join session on Thursday of the same week to discuss the topic for the week and build family communication skills. The class will meet twice weekly, online, from May 17 through June 28. Families enrolled will receive weekly meal kits or gift cards so they can enjoy a family meal together on meeting nights. There is NO cost to participate, but registration is required by May 7 to reserve your space in the program. During the class, parents experience role-plays, group discussions and other skill-building activities. Youth sessions provide group discussions, group skill practice and social activities. Family sessions use specifically designed games and activities to increase family togetherness, build positive communication skills, and facilitate problem-solving techniques. For additional information about the upcoming series, contact Wendy Richer at the Cass County Extension office by calling 712-243-1132 or email wrichter@iastate.edu. A registration form can be found on the Cass County Extension website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. Registration is due by Friday, May 7 to ensure materials are available to families by the first class.

MONDAY, MAY 17

A Monday morning Hike will be held at Prairie Rose on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 a.m.  They will meet at the beach parking lot and head out on one of the trails along the lake.  If it is raining, the hike will be cancelled.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

A Cass County Community Center Farmers to Families Food Box Giveaway will be held on May 18th at the Cass County Community Center from 2:30-4:30 pm. Anyone is welcome! No documentation required. People from surrounding towns and communities are welcome. No cost! Any questions contact: Brigham Hoegh, Cass County Wellness Coordinator, 712-249-5870.

Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (Becoming and Outdoors Woman) – Women, Water, and Wine.  The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th.  On Friday evening they go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose.  That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine.  Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River.  They will pack lunches and take our lunch break on a sandbar.  That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings.  Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles, and Dutch oven cooking.  They will end the event after lunch.  There are various sign up options.  You can check these out and sign up at  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dep4qyuab&oeidk=a07ehxrhc1p3a5cbbea

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19

The Anita Food Pantry is hosting a Drive-thru Mobile Food Pantry through the Food Bank for the Heartland on May 19th at the Anita Food Pantry from 5:30-7:00 pm or while supplies lasts. Anyone is welcome! No documentation required and free of charge. People from surrounding towns and communities are welcome. A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one day distribution. Visitors are asked to stay in their vehicles with the trunk open.

FRIDAY, MAY 21

Adair County Farm Bureau and Southwest Iowa Egg are partnering to bring you 1 dozen of Free Fresh Eggs. This is a drive thru event–No income guidelines and the entire community is welcome. Giveaways are on: Friday, May 21–Greenfield at the Greenfield Lumber parking lot from 4:30 until 5:30 pm. Friday, May 28–Orient at the Orient Methodist Church from 4:30 until 5:00 pm; Friday, May 28–Stuart at the City Park from 5:30 until 6:00 pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

Audubon Fire & Rescue Association Golf Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 22nd at Audubon Golf & Country Club. 18 holes of golf, four person golf team consisting of 1 person individual stroke play. Each 4 person team will have one team member play a red ball for individual stroke play while the other 3 members play best shot. The red ball will alternate to a different team member each hole. Cash flights and more details will be presented on an event card prior to check in that day. Sponsor ship levels available. A silent auction will be held and are taking donations for the silent auction as well. Send in registration forms to audubonfra@gmail.com

Produce in the Park is gearing up for a great season in the park and recruiting vendors for summer 2021. Produce in the Park is a community-oriented farmers market held every Thursday evening (4:30-6:30 PM) from the beginning of June through the end of September in Atlantic City Park. Both food and craft vendors are welcome to join the market. Vendors can register for the entire season, or sign up for just a few weeks. More information on vending at Produce in the Park can be found at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com. Questions on vending can be directed to Market Manager Brigham Hoegh at produceintheparkatlanticiowa@gmail.com or (712) 249-5870. Produce in the Park is looking forward to a fun, safe summer in the park. Live music and pre-order drive-through pick-up shopping will both be back for summer 2021. Stay up to date on the latest with Produce in the Park by signing up for the Produce in the Park newsletter at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com, and following Produce in the Park on Facebook @ProduceInThePark and Instagram @ProduceInTheParkAtlanticIA. Produce in the Park 2021 summer farmers markets are sponsored by the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission, First Whitney Bank & Trust, Cass County Tourism, and Cass County Health System.

The Elk Horn Public Library invites LEGO builders to enter our 2021 Tivoli Fest LEGO contest. The Tivoli theme this year is “Tivoli Lite”. Entries may be brought to the library from Wed, May 19th until Thurs, May 27th. They will be on display at the Library from 12-3 on Sat, May 29th during Tivoli Fest, where the Library will also be hosting other children’s programming, including many giant outdoor games! *Entries can be made using LEGOs at the library or at home in 2 categories – freestyle or kit. *A person can have 1 entry in each class. *Teams of no more than 2 can enter. *The contest is open to all ages *Prizes will be awarded to winners in a variety of areas.

TUESDAY, MAY 25

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Elk Horn on Tuesday, May 25th from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Please contact Ann White: 764-5888 or redcrossblood.org (enter ElkHornIA) to schedule an appointment.

FRIDAY, MAY 28

Adair County Farm Bureau and Southwest Iowa Egg are partnering to bring you 1 dozen of Free Fresh Eggs. This is a drive thru event–No income guidelines and the entire community is welcome. Giveaways are on: Friday, May 28–Orient at the Orient Methodist Church from 4:30 until 5:00 pm; Friday, May 28–Stuart at the City Park from 5:30 until 6:00 pm.

MONDAY, MAY 31

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st the Red Oak Scouts BSA, the Montgomery County Court of Honor, and the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee will be placing American flags throughout the Evergreen Cemetery and at the graves of respected veterans. Service projects are designed to make a meaningful impact while being rewarding and convenient There’s no need to register, just bring face mask coverings to wear to practice safe social distancing practices, gloves, walking shoes or hiking boots, hat, and water down to the Evergreen Cemetery and come with family or friends to place flags around headstones. The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor will be placing large American memorial flags along the walkways throughout the cemetery starting at 6 a.m. And the Red Oak Scouts BSA will be placing small flags around the cemetery by the gravesites of our Veterans at 6:30 a.m. Both projects will need people to take down the flags at 4 p.m. as well. The beautiful Evergreen Cemetery is located at 1900 North 8th Street in Red Oak, Iowa and the meeting place for this project will be at the front of the cemetery. If inclement weather comes in later the flags may need to be taken down early.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street June 1st – August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (Becoming and Outdoors Woman) – Women, Water, and Wine.  The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th.  On Friday evening they go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose.  That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine.  Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River.  They will pack lunches and take our lunch break on a sandbar.  That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings.  Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles, and Dutch oven cooking.  They will end the event after lunch.  There are various sign up options.  You can check these out and sign up at  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dep4qyuab&oeidk=a07ehxrhc1p3a5cbbea

THURSDAY, JUNE 3

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday beginning June 3rd through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in June & July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

New Life Church is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through July 1st to raise funds to send kids to camp that otherwise cannot afford to go. New Life Church will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit paying for kids to go to camp this summer. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes the drop box located on front porch of 1111 Plum street. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Shoes cannot be wet, have holes, or be falling apart. Children and adult shoes accepted. Anything from sandals to sports cleats, to boots, high heels or sneakers are accepted. Contac: Ali Pieken: 712-249-9076 or Alexandria.brown24@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4

Audubon County Hospital Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 4th at the Audubon Golf & Country Club. Check in at 8 am, shotgun start at 9 am. 18 hole, 4 person best shot, pin prizes, poker chip putt challenge. Registration due by May 1st. For more information or questions contact Susan Greving: grevings@acmhhosp.org or 712-563-5295.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Massena City Wide Garage Sales will be held on June 5th, 9:00-??? Please call/text 779-0323 by May 23rd to get on the list or respond here. City Wide Garage Sales are brought to you by the Massena Chamber of Commerce.

Audubon Country Pheasants Forever Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 5th at the Agri-Hall in Audubon. From  5-7 pm – social hour and prime rib or pork loin diner and a 7 pm are the raffles and auction. Tickets are $55 for single and $75 for couple. Tickets are available from Pheasant Forever members or Pat Petersen – 712-292-0576. Purchase your membership and receive 50 raffle tickets for free. See any board member for raffle tickets for a chance to win a Weatherby Sporting 12 gauge shotgun or $1,000 cash. Need not be present to win.

TUESDAY, JUNE 8

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street June 1st – August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JUNE 10

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in June & July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Friendship Home Golf Fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 11th at Audubon Golf & Country Club. Registration due by May 21st. Check in at 9 am, shotgun start at 10 am. Any questions contact Amy Madsen: 712-563-2651.

Lewis City Wide Garage Sales will be held on June 11th & 12th. Anyone interested in having a garage sale and wishing to be put on the map contact: Mandy Haines: 712-355-8965, Linda Austin: 712-249-0150 by May 15th.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

The 2nd Annual Farm Pond Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 12th.  Fishing will start at 4am and finish at 4pm. Ponds only. Weigh-ins are from 4pm to 5:30pm at The Middle Of Nowhere. Cumberland, IA. Fish must be alive or will be 1lb penalty. Valid fishing license required. $50 team entry. 2 person teams. $10 entry for Big Bass prize. Top 3 payouts. 4th and 5th prizes. There will be a raffle going on that day for a chance to win an amazing bundle. Sign up details and more coming soon. Just wanted to get the word out for you fishing maniacs. Contact info: Shaune Feese – 515 336 5530; Spenser Sothman – 712 249 6923.

Lewis City Wide Garage Sales will be held on June 11th & 12th. Anyone interested in having a garage sale and wishing to be put on the map contact: Mandy Haines: 712-355-8965, Linda Austin: 712-249-0150 by May 15th.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in June & July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

New Life Church is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through July 1st to raise funds to send kids to camp that otherwise cannot afford to go. New Life Church will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit paying for kids to go to camp this summer. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes the drop box located on front porch of 1111 Plum street. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Shoes cannot be wet, have holes, or be falling apart. Children and adult shoes accepted. Anything from sandals to sports cleats, to boots, high heels or sneakers are accepted. Contac: Ali Pieken: 712-249-9076 or Alexandria.brown24@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Raise the Roof Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, June 19th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Atlantic Elks Lodge. Set up is from 7-9 am with no early take downs. Payment must be received by June 1st. A 10×10 space is $30, electric and table $5 additional. Looking for homemade crafters! Contact Mel: 712-304-4562. Proceeds will go towards a new roof for the Atlantic Elks Lodge.

Moped Safety Class will be held on June 19th from 8-2 at the Atlantic Fire Department. Cost is $50. Bring a sack lunch and drink. Any questions call: 243-6343.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (Becoming and Outdoors Woman) – Women, Water, and Wine.  The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th.  On Friday evening they go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose.  That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine.  Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River.  They will pack lunches and take our lunch break on a sandbar.  That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings.  Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles, and Dutch oven cooking.  They will end the event after lunch.  There are various sign up options.  You can check these out and sign up at  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dep4qyuab&oeidk=a07ehxrhc1p3a5cbbea

THURSDAY, JUNE 24

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in June & July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

New Life Church is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through July 1st to raise funds to send kids to camp that otherwise cannot afford to go. New Life Church will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit paying for kids to go to camp this summer. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes the drop box located on front porch of 1111 Plum street. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Shoes cannot be wet, have holes, or be falling apart. Children and adult shoes accepted. Anything from sandals to sports cleats, to boots, high heels or sneakers are accepted. Contac: Ali Pieken: 712-249-9076 or Alexandria.brown24@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JULY 1

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

New Life Church is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through July 1st to raise funds to send kids to camp that otherwise cannot afford to go. New Life Church will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit paying for kids to go to camp this summer. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes the drop box located on front porch of 1111 Plum street. All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Shoes cannot be wet, have holes, or be falling apart. Children and adult shoes accepted. Anything from sandals to sports cleats, to boots, high heels or sneakers are accepted. Contac: Ali Pieken: 712-249-9076 or Alexandria.brown24@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 6

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JULY 8

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

TUESDAY, JULY 13

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JULY 15

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (Becoming and Outdoors Woman) – Women, Water, and Wine.  The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th.  On Friday evening they go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose.  That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine.  Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River.  They will pack lunches and take our lunch break on a sandbar.  That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings.  Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles, and Dutch oven cooking.  They will end the event after lunch.  There are various sign up options.  You can check these out and sign up at  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dep4qyuab&oeidk=a07ehxrhc1p3a5cbbea

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

TUESDAY, JULY 27

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Audubon’s Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through October from 4:30-6:30 pm at John James Audubon Square. No fee, just show up a little early for set up. Contact Cathy Lange with any questions: 712-304-0628.

Music in the Park will be held every Thursday in July, weather pending at 7 pm. a John James Audubon Square.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

Registration is now open for Beyond BOW (Becoming and Outdoors Woman) – Women, Water, and Wine.  The event will be held between Nishna Bend Recreation Area and Prairie Rose State Park on August 27th to 29th.  On Friday evening they go over kayaking basics and paddle at Prairie Rose.  That evening they will have a bonfire and encourage participants to bring their favorite bottle of wine.  Saturday morning they will begin the day paddling the Nishnabotna River.  They will pack lunches and take our lunch break on a sandbar.  That evening they will be making butterfly wing earrings.  Sunday will be a day of hiking, wild edibles, and Dutch oven cooking.  They will end the event after lunch.  There are various sign up options.  You can check these out and sign up at  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dep4qyuab&oeidk=a07ehxrhc1p3a5cbbea

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

Anita Farmer’s Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Bandshell Park on Main street through August 31st. For more information, contact Donna Brahms at 402-677-2460.

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The $500 Reanne Gruhn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic High School graduate who benefitted from Resource Room Services in the Atlantic Community School District, or is planning a career in education. The scholarship was established by Xi Beta Phi Sorority in 2003 as a memorial to their sister, Reanne Gruhn. Reanne was an outstanding educator in the Atlantic Schools, specializing in Resource Room education. This scholarship is a tribute to her dedication and continuous love for all students. All graduating seniors or alumni are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. More information can be found on the AHS Guidance link on the website-atlanticiaschools.org. Applications must be turned in by March 29, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Trevor Frederickson Memorial Scholarship. Applications may be obtained from the Atlantic High School guidance office at 1201 E. 14th Street, or the Atlantic High School website at www.atlanticiaschools.org.  There are as many as two $750 scholarships available to those graduating from Atlantic High School in the spring of 2021. Applicants must plan to attend a college or vocational school, show involvement in school and/or community activities, supply a copy of their college acceptance letter, provide two letters of reference along with their 7 semester transcripts, and maintain an academic achievement of 2.5 G.P.A, or better.

Atlantic Elk’s Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elk Lodge (411 Walnut St., Atlantic) Doors open at 6 pm, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Open to the public!

The Atlantic Food Pantry is expanding operations and seeking additional volunteers. The Atlantic Food Pantry plans to expand operations to start delivering food to people in Atlantic identified by Cass County COVID-19 Mobile Food For All as not having transportation or living within walking distance or the pantry. However, in order to provide this important service to the community, the Atlantic Food Pantry need volunteers who can commit to delivering food. The Atlantic Food Pantry seeks committed volunteers to assist with sacking and food delivery every Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM – noon. Volunteers will help prepare bags of food, and then deliver food to households in the Atlantic area. Volunteers will be asked to use their own vehicles to deliver food. For more information on local food, farmers markets, and food access, follow the Cass County Local Food Policy Council’s Facebook page @CassCountyLocalFood.

Atlantic Public Library Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 9 am – 7 pm, Wednesday-Friday: 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 2 pm. The first hour of each day (9-10 am) is designated for patrons who are especially vulnerable to illness. No in-person programs. Look for announcements about online programs. No in-library activities (puzzles, coloring pages, games, ect.), no meeting room reservations. Stay home if you are sick, wear a mask or something that covers your nose and mouth when you are in the building. Staff will wear masks while interacting with the public. The library will not be a gathering place for groups to have seating available for more than 1 person at at able. All materials must be returned in a book drop or in the lobby. Returned materials will be quarantined 3 days before available on the shelf. Only half of the public computers will be available in order to accommodate social distancing.

The Atlantic Farmers Market will be held in the Farm Bureau Parking lot each Saturday from 9am-noon until the end of September.

The Cass County Historical Museum , located on Main Street in Griswold IA, will open for the 2020 season in conjunction with the Griswold Old Soldiers Reunion. Museum hours are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Opening this year on Friday, July 10th and operating through Saturday, December 5th, the Cass County Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the past for the future.

2nd Hand Rose is open Monday’s 1:30-3:00 and Friday’s 9:30-11:00 at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Coke Museum open Saturdays, 1:00-4:00, 207 Chestnut St., Atlantic.

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.

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.

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.

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 Health Needs Assessment: Shelby County Public Health and Myrtue Medical Center is conducting a community health needs assessment survey. Input from all stakeholders and residents of Shelby County is essential to address population health needs in Shelby County. The deadline to complete the survey is March 16th. The survey is available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JFVB8N or you can pick up a paper copy at Public Health, the Harlan Library, The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Therkildsen Center or at West Central Community Action Agency-WIC office.

Immunization Clinic for Children:  Immunization Clinic will be held on Wednesday, April 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  at Community Health. Immunizations are free for children that qualify for the VFC program. If you have insurance that pays for immunizations including Hawk-i, please call Myrtue Medical Clinic at 755-4516 to schedule an appointment there.

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

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

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

Family Planning Services:  Our Family Planning Nurse Clinic will be held on December 19th, 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 October 17th Family Planning Nurse 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 12th & 26th and are held at Myrtue Medical Center.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please call Public Health 712-755-4312 for more information.

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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