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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: Large black dog with white chest and paws, has a collar, in Lewis. 789-9385.

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NOTICES:

City of Atlantic – starting July 1st, 2021 they will be spraying for mosquitos every Thursday & Friday morning from 4 am – 7 am.

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

GROW ANOTHER ROW CASS COUNTY:

Grow Another Row Cass County has released its pick-up and drop-off schedule for 2021, and is now accepting local fresh produce donations across the county through October 1. Grow Another Row Cass County is a Healthy Cass County campaign started by a group of local growers to encourage residents to grow and share more fresh local produce. Grow Another Row Cass County invites local farmers and gardeners to plant a few more rows of produce to share again this year. Anyone interested in the program is invited to sign up for the Grow Another Row newsletter to keep up with the latest program news, gardening tips, recipes, and more at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cass/content/grow-another-row-cass-county. Anyone is welcome to donate fresh produce, and anyone is welcome to take fresh produce they need. You are also welcome to drop off extras and pick up something you need in the same trip. There is no requirement to sign up to either donate or take the produce. Donations of any size are appreciated! Each location has set hours during which people can pick-up or drop-off fresh produce. If you plan on just donating, it’s best if you can drop produce off closer to the beginning of the location’s open hours. If you just want to pick up produce, try visiting closer to the end. All pantries in Cass County also accept donations during specified hours prior to their distribution hours.

Monday: Griswold: Griswold United Methodist Church (100 Cass St. Griswold) Time: 8 AM – 12 PM.

Tuesday: Atlantic: New Life Church (600 Pine St. Atlantic) Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM. Marne: Masonic Lodge (Washington St. Marne) Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM. Massena: Southwest Iowa Egg (74877 Clarke Ave. Massena) Hours: 8 AM – 2 PM. Griswold: The Lord’s Cupboard (Griswold United Methodist Church, 100 Cass St. Griswold) Special note: this location only accepts donations on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Donation hours: 10 AM – Noon Food pantry hours: 11 AM – 2 PM Contact: 712-778-4178

Wednesday: Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St. Cumberland) Hours: 8 AM – Noon. Lewis: Lewis Public Library and Heritage Center (412 W. Main St. Lewis) Hours: 1 – 6 PM. Cumberland: Cumberland Care & Share (Cumberland Methodist Church, 317 Monroe St. Cumberland) Special note: This location only accepts donations on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month Donation hours: 3-4 PM Food pantry hours: 4 – 5:30 PM Contact: 712-774-5818.

Thursday: Atlantic: New Life Church (600 Pine St. Atlantic) Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM Cumberland: Cumberland City Hall (216 Main St. Cumberland) Hours: 1-4 PM Atlantic: Atlantic Food Pantry (19 W. 4th St. Atlantic) Donation hours: 9-10 AM Food pantry hours: 1-2 PM Contact: 712-243-5019

Friday: Massena: Southwest Iowa Egg (74877 Clarke Ave. Massena) Hours: 8 – 11 AM. Marne: Masonic Lodge (Washington St. Marne)
Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM

Saturday: Anita: Anita Food Pantry (208 Chestnut St. Anita) Special note: This location only accepts donations on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Donation hours: 8-9 AM Food pantry hours: 9-11 AM Contact: 712-762-3645

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FRIDAY, JULY 30

Cass County Fair is continues through August 2nd. For complete list of schedule ——>Cass County Fair Schedule

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for July 31st is Field of Dreams. Movies start at dusk.

Join Shelby County Conservation for some kayaking at Prairie Rose State Park on Saturday, July 31 beginning at 10:00 a.m. weather permitting.  Fifteen kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be available to use.  All levels of experience are welcome.  We will meet on the east side of County Road M47.

Learn about mammals that now live and used to live here in Iowa on Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 pm.  This program will feature furs and skulls.  We will meet near the playground/shower house at Prairie Rose State Park.  Sponsored by Shelby County Conservation.

Cass County Fair is continues through August 2nd. For complete list of schedule ——>Cass County Fair Schedule

The Atlantic Open Golf Tournament will be held Saturday July 31st at Atlantic Golf & Country Club and Sunday August 1st at Nishna Hills Golf Club.  Entry fee is $25 for members of either club, and $40 for non-members.  Get a group together and come out to AG&CC any time on Saturday (must complete round by 5:00 PM).  You will be grouped with others in your division with like scores, for the final round on Sunday (at Nishna Hills), with Tee Times assigned.   Open to men of all ages and levels of competition.  Forward tees for advanced age groups.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Exira Mason’s Benefit Breakfast will be held on Sunday, August 1st at the Brayton Town Hall from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. They will be serving biscuits & gravy with sausage, bacon, eggs, French toast, juice and coffee for a free will donation. Proceeds will go to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Cass County Fair is continues through August 2nd. For complete list of schedule ——>Cass County Fair Schedule

MONDAY, AUGUST 2

Cass County Fair is continues through August 2nd. For complete list of schedule ——>Cass County Fair Schedule

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.

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

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, AUGUST 5

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park.

Music in the Park will be held on August 5th (rescheduled from June due to rain) weather pending at 7 pm at John James Audubon Square.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

The 109th Old Settlers Picnic in Hancock will be held August 6th-8th. Friday, August 6th: 6 pm Potluck. Saturday, August 7th: 9 am Men’s Softball tournament, 1 pm Kids Races by playground equipment, 2 pm Pedal Tractor Pull for Kids & Adults (adults after kids), 8:30 pm – midnight Dance in the Beer Garden featuring “Murphy’s Law”. Sunday, August 8th: 8 am Pancake Breakfast at Hancock Fire Station, 11:30 am Parade registration, 1 pm Parade, 2 pm Softball resumes, 4 pm Benefit Auction (donations welcome). There’s also a Antique Tractor Display, Open Air Market Friday & Saturday – all vendors welcome, no set up fee, kids games, kick darts, dunk tank, petting zoo, food stands, pig bingo, beer garden and a raffle for a Ruger American 450 Bushmaster Rifle.

Audubon’s Operation TBone Days is August 6th-8th. Friday, August 6th: 5:00 – 7:00 pm Albert’s Old-Fashioned Picnic” at Albert the Bull Park – Hamburgers, Chips, Dessert Bar & Drink. Drive thru meal available. Musical Entertainment!  Bring chairs/blankets.  Fundraiser for PEO; 7:30pmT-Bone Special Figure 8 Car Races – Audubon County Fairgrounds (Registration 5:00 pm & Races 7:30 pm); 10:00 pm Fireworks – Audubon County Fairgrounds – (Rain Date: August 8th). Saturday, August 7th – John James Audubon City Park; 7:00 – 10:00am Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Bake Sale @ Memorial Bldg – Freewill Donation;  8:00am Free Yoga Class in the Park with Michaela Shriver of Natural State Hatha Yoga; 8:00 am Operation T-Bone Fun Walk/5K/10K Registration/Sign In @ Friendship Home (Contact: Amy Madsen); 9:00 am Audubon County Car Club – Cruisin’ into T-Bone Days – Broadway St Registration 9:00am, $10 entry fee, Dust ‘em off – Show ‘em off, All proceeds will be used for community projects; 9:30 am Kiddie Parade – Decorate your bikes, strollers & wagons, Prizes awarded, 9-9:30am Registration by the City Park Stage; 9:00am – 4:00pm   Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition (any condition) Arrival 9:00am – 12:00pm on Broadway Street, Check in at corner of Broadway St & Washington St, Tractors may participate in parade & then display on Broadway until 4:00 pm; 10:00am – 4:00pm  Junkin’, Craftin’ & Vendors, Store Bargains, Bake Sales & Flea Market; 10:00am – 4:00pm  Food Available / Operation T-Bone Memorabilia / Souvenirs / Information Table;  Inflatables, Kid Games & Dunk Tank by Community Organizations & Churches; 10:00am – 2:00pm  Face Painting by Dottie the Clown; 11:00am – 1:00pm Balloon Tying by Rufus Clown; 11:00am T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed; 11:30am-? Entertainment – City Park Stage (To Be Announced); 1:00pm                      Operation T-Bone Parade – Grand Marshal: Chuck Griffith;  2:00 pm A special showing at The Rose Theater for Kids; 4:00 pm Food Vendors – Food available while supplies last;  12:00pm – 12:00am Beer Garden – Thirsty Pigs Mobile Event Co; 8:00pm – Midnight Band “Oreo Meatwagon” – FREE ADMISSION. Sunday, August 8th Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House – Audubon Fire Station @ 7:00am – 12:00pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for August 7th is E.T. Movies start at dusk.

The 109th Old Settlers Picnic in Hancock continues through August 8th. Saturday, August 7th: 9 am Men’s Softball tournament, 1 pm Kids Races by playground equipment, 2 pm Pedal Tractor Pull for Kids & Adults (adults after kids), 8:30 pm – midnight Dance in the Beer Garden featuring “Murphy’s Law”. Sunday, August 8th: 8 am Pancake Breakfast at Hancock Fire Station, 11:30 am Parade registration, 1 pm Parade, 2 pm Softball resumes, 4 pm Benefit Auction (donations welcome). There’s also a Antique Tractor Display, Open Air Market Friday & Saturday – all vendors welcome, no set up fee, kids games, kick darts, dunk tank, petting zoo, food stands, pig bingo, beer garden and a raffle for a Ruger American 450 Bushmaster Rifle.

Audubon’s Operation TBone Days continues through August 8th. Saturday, August 7th – John James Audubon City Park; 7:00 – 10:00am Audubon County Good Neighbor Service Council Breakfast/Bake Sale @ Memorial Bldg – Freewill Donation;  8:00am Free Yoga Class in the Park with Michaela Shriver of Natural State Hatha Yoga; 8:00 am Operation T-Bone Fun Walk/5K/10K Registration/Sign In @ Friendship Home (Contact: Amy Madsen); 9:00 am Audubon County Car Club – Cruisin’ into T-Bone Days – Broadway St Registration 9:00am, $10 entry fee, Dust ‘em off – Show ‘em off, All proceeds will be used for community projects; 9:30 am Kiddie Parade – Decorate your bikes, strollers & wagons, Prizes awarded, 9-9:30am Registration by the City Park Stage; 9:00am – 4:00pm   Operation T-Bone Tractor Exhibition (any condition) Arrival 9:00am – 12:00pm on Broadway Street, Check in at corner of Broadway St & Washington St, Tractors may participate in parade & then display on Broadway until 4:00 pm; 10:00am – 4:00pm  Junkin’, Craftin’ & Vendors, Store Bargains, Bake Sales & Flea Market; 10:00am – 4:00pm  Food Available / Operation T-Bone Memorabilia / Souvenirs / Information Table;  Inflatables, Kid Games & Dunk Tank by Community Organizations & Churches; 10:00am – 2:00pm  Face Painting by Dottie the Clown; 11:00am – 1:00pm Balloon Tying by Rufus Clown; 11:00am T-Bone Association Steak Sandwich Feed; 11:30am-? Entertainment – City Park Stage (To Be Announced); 1:00pm Operation T-Bone Parade – Grand Marshal: Chuck Griffith;  2:00 pm A special showing at The Rose Theater for Kids; 4:00 pm Food Vendors – Food available while supplies last;  12:00pm – 12:00am Beer Garden – Thirsty Pigs Mobile Event Co; 8:00pm – Midnight Band “Oreo Meatwagon” – FREE ADMISSION. Sunday, August 8th Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House – Audubon Fire Station @ 7:00am – 12:00pm

Anita Town & Country will be hosting a Car, Truck & Tractor Show on Chestnut Street in Anita immediately following the Whaletown Parade. If you would like to be in the parade before the show, be at the CAM High School by 9:30 am. A cruise will follow the show. For more information or to enter your car, truck or tractor in the show call Mike Kraus at 712-249-5604 or Colin Cambage at 515-577-8303.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

The 109th Old Settlers Picnic in Hancock continues through August 8th. Sunday, August 8th: 8 am Pancake Breakfast at Hancock Fire Station, 11:30 am Parade registration, 1 pm Parade, 2 pm Softball resumes, 4 pm Benefit Auction (donations welcome). There’s also a Antique Tractor Display, Open Air Market Friday & Saturday – all vendors welcome, no set up fee, kids games, kick darts, dunk tank, petting zoo, food stands, pig bingo, beer garden and a raffle for a Ruger American 450 Bushmaster Rifle.

Audubon’s Operation TBone Days continues through August 8th. Sunday, August 8th Breakfast Fundraiser & Open House – Audubon Fire Station @ 7:00am – 12:00pm.

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.

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Atlantic Food Bank for the Heartland Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Wednesday, August 11th from 4:00-6:00 PM, or until supplies run out at the Cass County Community Center (805 West 10th St. Atlantic IA 50022). Traffic will be directed by volunteers. A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one-day distribution. The mobile pantry is available free of charge. Visitors are asked stay in their vehicles with the trunk open. Anyone in need is welcome. No documentation needed.  Questions and Delivery Requests: Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at 712-249-5870.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

Shelby County Fair Figure 8 Races will be held on Friday, July 23rd and August 13th. Gates open at 5 pm and racing start at 7:30 pm. Car entry cutoff is at 7 pm. Admission – grandstands – $10, pit pass – $20, car plus driver – $30. Food and cold beverages sold. Classes: Stock front wheel drive, stock rear wheel drive, open rear wheel drive, modified front wheel drive. Class rules at www.shelbycountyiowafair.org. Contact Justin: 712-579-9470. Follow them on Facebook: Shelby County Fair Figure 8’s.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Kelly Schlake Memorial Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 14th in Atlantic. More details to come.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for August 14th is Up. Movies start at dusk.

Truck & Tractor Pull will be held on August 14th at Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Red Oak. Gates open at 4 pm, pull starts at 7 pm. Classes: Pro 4×4, Super Field, 4.1, Light Mods. Admission is $10.

Nishna Valley Trails is holding a Kids Bike Ride August 14th , 2021 10:30 AM at Schildberg Rec. Area West Parking lot. Check in and start the ride at the West Parking lot of the Schildberg Rec. Area. Three age groups, ride length according to age. FREE, and all ages welcome. Co-sponsored by Atlantic Parks and Recreation, Cass County Conservation, Fareway, and West Side Diner in Atlantic, IA. Questions: Call Lora at 712-769-2372. After the ride check out Atlanticfest going on downtown!

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.

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for August 21st is The Little Rascals. Movie starts at dusk.

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.

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for August 28th is Free Willy. Movie starts at dusk.

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.

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market.

Lake Anita State Park Movie for September 4th is Angels in the Outfield. Movie starts at dusk.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Atlantic Farmers Market is every Saturday through August at Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street) in Atlantic from 9 am – noon. Facebook: Atlantic Farmers Market

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Lewis Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm and Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 pm at 3HO formerly the Lewis Elementary (201 1st St.) in Lewis through September. Facebook: Hilltop Creations.

Greenfield Farmer’s Market is every Thursday through September 30th at the Greenfield City Park from 4-6:30 pm, rain or shine.

Produce in the Park is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Atlantic City Park (10 W. 7th St.) in Atlantic through September. Website: produceinthepark.com. Facebook: Produce in the Park

EXTRAS ….

FARMERS MARKETS:

Atlantic Farmers Market:

Location: Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022)

Times: Saturdays 9:00 AM- Noon

Facebook @AtlanticFarmersMarket

Dates: June – August

 

Anita Farmers Market:

Location: Bandshell Park on Main Street in Anita

Times: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM

Facebook Anita Farmers Market

Dates: June – August

 

Lewis Farmers Market:

Location: 3HO (201 1st St., Lewis, IA 51544)

Times: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM, Thursdays 4:30-6:30 PM

Facebook Hilltop Creations

Dates: June – September

 

Produce in the Park:

Location: Atlantic City Park (10 W 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022)

Times: Thursdays 4:30-6:30

Website: www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com

Facebook @ProduceInThePark

Dates: June – September

 

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo will resume on June 1st and every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Masks required.

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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