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COVID-19 Cass Co. Comm. Resource Guide

Urgent Need Resource Guide

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The Elliott Community Club is hosting a fundraiser for the DeLage family that recently lost their home and belongings in a fire. They are currently asking for monetary and gift card donations. These can be dropped off at Elliott City Hall, given to any Community Club member, or monetary donations are also accepted at any Rolling Hills Bank location. You may leave donations in the City Hall drop box as well, as long as they are properly labelled.

Support the Park family who unexpectedly lost their beloved Josh Park — amazing husband, father, brother, & friend to all passed unexpectedly on September 23rd, 2021. Help ease financial burdens they will face by donating what you can, when you can. 💛 Venmo: @Parkfam5 🖤 No Venmo? DM for address. An  account has been set up for the Park family at Rolling Hills Bank in Atlantic. The banks address is 1307 E 7th St. Atlantic, IA 50022. Please make checks payable to Jacqueline Park and put Park Benefit in the memo. Facebook page: Support the Park Family.

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.

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**

LOST: male, neutered 7 month old kitten, sandy in color, named Ollie, lost in Highland addition. 712-254-3267.

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

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NOTICES:

City of Atlantic – will be spraying for mosquitos every Thursday & Friday morning from 4 am – 7 am.

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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MONDAY, JANUARY 24

Atlantic Public Library – STEM Program from 4pm – 6pm at the Library Meeting Room. Come and Go STEM activities for ages 4 and older.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm. CANCELLED DUE TO COLD WEATHER

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.  Classic Movie Matinee is from 2pm – 4pm. These movies are open to all ages. January & February will be classic movies from 1970’s or earlier.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

The weekly meeting of the Atlantic Kiwanis Club will take place at noon, January 27th, at the Pizza Ranch. Masks are optional.  If you plan to eat, arrive before noon to place your order.  The program provider is Kiwanis member Carol Seddon.  The program presenter is Mark Schwartz, a Veteran of the US Navy, who spent a majority of his Navy enlistment on a submarine.  He will share his experiences on a submarine with us during our Thursday meeting. Remember, guests are always welcome!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

Roller Skating at the Agrihall in Audubon will be held on Friday, January 28th from 6-8:30 pm. Admission is $4 Skates and roller blades are available to use as well!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29

Cass County Cattlemen’s Annual Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 29th at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. Social hour from 5-6 pm, Prime Rib Dinner at 6 pm followed by awards, scholarship and auction. Joining this year will be Cass County Corn & Soybean Members. Meal tickets are $30 per person. Advanced Meal tickets & membership payments available. Call Coleen Babe at 712-249-8464. Follow them on Facebook: Cass County Cattlemen.

Atlantic Public Library – National Puzzle Day will be from 9am – 2pm at Youth Services. They will have a puzzle out on one of the tables and you can come in at any time during our open hours and work on it for as long as you want.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Magic the Gathering casual play from 4pm – 6pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Atlantic Public Library – Knitting group from 10 am – 12 pm. Cathy Booth 249-5645. They want to see Creativebug, too. 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Nishna Hills Ladies Association Soup Supper & Bake Sale will be held on Friday, February 4th starting at 6 pm at Nishna Hills Golf Club. They will be serving Chicken Noodle, Chili & Potato soups for a free will donation. Bake Sale & Silent Auction will be going on at the same time.  Sign up sheet at Nishna Hills Golf Club for donations of bake sale items, crafts, ect. Raffle tickets will be available for sale for a $500 gift card to Golf Galaxy, winner announced on March 17th.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Atlantic Public Library – Make a Bird Feeder from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count by making a bird feeder for your yard. Program is geared for teens and adults but children may participate with an adult. Limited kits available. First come, first served.

The 12th Annual Red Oak Rotary Club Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the White Fair Building. Prepare yourself for a great night of dancing, crafts, snacks and fun. Cost is $15 per couple, $7 for each additional. Open to girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. “Daddy” can mean any adult male role model. Please try and purchase tickets by January 28th. They are available at The Wilson Performing Arts Center, 300 Commerce Dr in Red Oak or contact Kara Sherman: 712-623-3135. Pre-sale tickets will be entered into a special bonus drawing!

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

SHIFT ATL will be hosting a Prom Dress Pop-Up Event on February 5th and March 5th, from 9:00 – 2:00pm each day. This event is an opportunity for area teens to shop for a dress to wear to their upcoming Prom. All dresses available can be purchased at a free-will donation shopping experience. Patrons can pay what they are able to or would like to. Any monetary donations received from this shopping experience will be donated to Atlantic High School’s After Prom. There will also be a limited number of free hair appointments shoppers can sign up for during each shopping day in February and March. Hair appointment sign-ups will be on a first come first serve basis and are available only for proms held on April 9th, which includes Atlantic’s prom. SHIFT ATL is also currently accepting dress donations for this event. Dresses should be in gently used condition, free from visible stains or wear and tear. Dresses do not need to be
steamed or pressed. Dress donations can be made through January 28, 2022 by dropping dresses off at The Chamber in Atlantic, contacting SHIFT at: shiftatlantic@gmail.com, or by contacting Mallory Robinson at 712-249-1985 for pick-up arrangements.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Needle Felting will be from 4pm – 5pm at the Meeting Room. They will be making a Valentine’s day heart out of felt. This program is geared towards those 9 and older.  10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Atlantic Public Library – Restart: Designing a Healthy Post Pandemic from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Covid has had a profound effect on our mental health and well being. This talk by author and psychologist Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee includes an informative review of where we were when quarantine hit, how the lock down impacted us behaviorally and interpersonally, then gets to work addressing how to use the restart as an opportunity for growth and health. Dodgen-Magee’s book will be available at all Cass County libraries soon.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Joining forces, the Wiota Fire Department and Wiota Community Boosters are excited to announce their annual fundraiser, a comedy night, will be held on Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th at the Wiota Fire Department. Doors open both nights at 6:30 pm with the comedian starting at 8:00 pm.  They are currently raising funds to purchase a much-needed new truck for their department. Proceeds for the Wiota Community Boosters will be ear marked for their “Let’s Build a Playground” initiative, which serves as phase one for the city park renovation project. Tickets for the comedy night are $30/person and good for one night only. Be sure to specify if you’d like tickets for the Friday night or Saturday night event when purchasing. Your ticket gets you in the door and a robust charcuterie board at your table. A bar will be available all evening, and drink tickets can be purchased at the door upon arrival and throughout the evening. The
doors will open each evening at 6:30 pm for drinks, food and mingling and then the comedian, Mark Poolos, will start at 8:00 pm. Seating is limited each evening and tickets are anticipated to
sell quickly! To get your tickets for the Wiota Community Fundraiser Comedy Night, contact Mitch at 712-250-0078, stop into the Wiota Steakhouse or Venmo your ticket cost, which night you’d like to attend and your mailing address to @wiotafire.

Kids Night Out will be held on Friday, February 11th from 4-9 pm for kids ages 3-14. There will be activities, games, pizza, snacks and more. Cost is $15 for first child, $8 for each additional. Register by emailing: srose@atlanticiaschools.org or call 712-243-5368. Walk-ins welcomes, registration encouraged. All children must be potty trained. This is sponsored by the Atlantic High School Student Council.

Nishna Valley Family YMCA Skate Night will be held on Friday, February 11th from 7-9 pm. Skate lessons begin at 6 pm. Enjoy the hot cocoa bar. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per family for members or $5 per person and $15 per family for non-members.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Produce in the Park’s holiday farmers markets have been scheduled for the 2021-2022 season, and Produce in the Park is now accepting vendor applications for all holiday markets. Holiday markets will be held at the Cass County Community Center: Sweetheart Market (Feb. 12), and Spring Celebration Market (April 16, the day before Easter). These markets are scheduled just before holidays, so customers can pick up local produce, baked goods, and meats to enjoy at their holiday meals. The markets also offer seasonal decorations, candles, soaps, and gifts by local crafters and artisans. Vendor spaces are now available for all holiday markets, and local farmers, bakers, artisans or crafters are invited to apply. Vendors interested in participating in holiday markets can find details and registration forms online at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com, or at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. V Produce in the Park is committed to offering online pre-ordering at all four holiday markets this season. A full list of holiday market event details, vendors, and information on pre-ordering will be available online at the Produce in the Park website www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com closer to the market dates. Follow Produce in the Park on Facebook for the latest information.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Joining forces, the Wiota Fire Department and Wiota Community Boosters are excited to announce their annual fundraiser, a comedy night will be held on Saturday, February 12th at the Wiota Fire Department. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the comedian starting at 8:00 pm.  They are currently raising funds to purchase a much-needed new truck for their department. Proceeds for the Wiota Community Boosters will be ear marked for their “Let’s Build a Playground” initiative, which serves as phase one for the city park renovation project. Tickets for the comedy night are $30/person and good for one night only. Your ticket gets you in the door and a robust charcuterie board at your table. A bar will be available all evening, and drink tickets can be purchased at the door upon arrival and throughout the evening. The doors will open at 6:30 pm for drinks, food and mingling and then the comedian, Mark Poolos, will start at 8:00 pm. Seating is limited each evening and tickets are anticipated to sell quickly! To get your tickets for the Wiota Community Fundraiser Comedy Night, contact Mitch at 712-250-0078, stop into the Wiota Steakhouse or Venmo your ticket cost, which night you’d like to attend and your mailing address to @wiotafire.

Atlantic Public Library – BYO Project Craft Day from 9am – 4pm. The meeting room will be open and available all day (even past normal closing at 2 pm!) for you to bring your own craft project and dedicate time to work on it. Spread out supplies on multiple tables. Take a break for lunch and come back to work some more. It’s even more fun if you bring a friend!

Audubon Community Banquet & Auction will be held on Saturday, February 12th at the Audubon County Fairgrounds – Agrihall, 400 N Division St W – Audubon. Social Hour at 5:30 pm, meal at 6:30pm (served by Jan’s Catering). There will be Dessert Dash, Raffles, Live & Silent Auctions and Citizen of the Year, Jr Citizen of the Year & Live Large Awards. Cost is $35 per person, advance tickets available at: Audubon Real Estate, Audubon State Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Community Insurance, Landmands Bank, Medicap. Tickets at the door are $40.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Magic the Gathering casual play from 4pm – 6pm. Library Board Meeting from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Atlantic Public Library – Third Thursday Book from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Ask Diane for more information.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Great Backyard Birdcount February 18-21st.

Roller Skating at the Agrihall in Audubon will be held on Friday, January 28th from 6-8:30 pm. Admission is $4. Skates and roller blades are available to use as well!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

The Griswold Junior Class Dinner & Hypnotist Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 19th. Ticket includes an Italian buffet dinner (catered by Dusty’s) followed by a hypnotist show at East of Omaha! Doors at 6 PM/ Dinner 7-8 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance online or $25 at the door (if available). Tickets $20 through the Griswold American! (cash only at Griswold American). 21 and older. LIMITED EVENT! Tickets are available for purchase online until 5 pm day of show. After 5 pm, if tickets remain, tickets will be available at the door. All ticket proceeds go directly to the Griswold Class of 2023 for the Griswold 2022 Prom.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Atlantic Public Library – STEM Program from 4pm – 5pm at the Meeting Room.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Magic the Gathering casual play from 4pm – 6pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Atlantic Public Library – Knitting group from 10 am – 12 pm. Cathy Booth 249-5645. They want to see Creativebug, too. 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. David Peterson author visit from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Meet Harlan author David Peterson and hear him talk about his book

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

MONDAY, MARCH 14

Atlantic Public Library – Library Board Meeting from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Magic the Gathering casual play from 4pm – 6pm.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

Atlantic Public Library – Third Thursday Book Club from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Ask Diane for more information.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

Atlantic Public Library – STEM Program from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Meeting Room

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am. Art Time-Clay from 2pm – 3pm at the Meeting Room. Using clay, they will make a bowl. This program is for ages 4 and up.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

A Fundraiser for Crystal Rush-Naser and her fight against Ampullary cancer will be held on Saturday, March 26th at the Griswold Community Building from 4-8 pm. Meal will start at 5 pm for a free will donation with silent auction from 4-8 pm. Crystal is 36 years young, wife to Mark Naser, and mother to 3 sons: Alex, Mason, & Hayden. She has already undergone numerous procedures & surgeries in effort toward her fight against cancer. Her first of many rounds of Chemo began January 13th, 2022. Ampullary Cancer is a very rare type of cancer that forms in the opening of the first portion of the small intestine. Ampullary cancer is often treated similar to that of pancreatic cancer. Anyone interested in donating anything for the auction please contact Janet Johnson or Jessica Mccunn.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

Atlantic Public Library – VIP Connections from 10 am – 12 pm. Join them for a new weekly social club at the library. Some weeks they will have presentations and some weeks they’ll just drink coffee and chat. Every Tuesday morning starting at 10 am.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

Atlantic Public Library – 10-10:30 am Toddler Time at the Library Meeting Room.

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 31

Atlantic Public Library – Primary Prevention Strategies to Address Opioids at the Community Level from 6:30pm – 8:00pm with Amanda McCall of Zion Integrated Behavioral Health Services

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Produce in the Park’s holiday farmers markets have been scheduled for the 2021-2022 season, and Produce in the Park is now accepting vendor applications for all holiday markets. Holiday markets will be held at the Cass County Community Center: Spring Celebration Market (April 16, the day before Easter). These markets are scheduled just before holidays, so customers can pick up local produce, baked goods, and meats to enjoy at their holiday meals. The markets also offer seasonal decorations, candles, soaps, and gifts by local crafters and artisans. Vendor spaces are now available for all holiday markets, and local farmers, bakers, artisans or crafters are invited to apply. Vendors interested in participating in holiday markets can find details and registration forms online at www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com, or at the Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce. V Produce in the Park is committed to offering online pre-ordering at all four holiday markets this season. Holiday farmers markets are sponsored by the Atlantic Community Promotion Commission, First Whitney Bank and Trust, Camblin Mechanical, Cass County Tourism, and Cass County Farm Bureau. Harvest Market is also being sponsored by Lindeman Tractor, and Christmas Market is being sponsored by Meyer & Gross. Christmas Market online shopping is being sponsored by Smith Land Service. Produce in the Park is seeking additional sponsors for Sweetheart and Spring Celebration Markets, as well as online shopping sponsors for all markets except Christmas. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship should contact Market Manager Brigham Hoegh at produceintheparkatlanticiowa@gmail.com or 712-249-5870. A full list of holiday market event details, vendors, and information on pre-ordering will be available online at the Produce in the Park website www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com closer to the market dates. Follow Produce in the Park on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ProduceInThePark) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/produceintheparkatlanticia/) for the latest information.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

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BINGO:

Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 6:00 pm bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

Anita American Legion Bingo is every Saturday night at the Anita American Legion Hall (740 Main St. Anita). Doors open at 4:30pm.  Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Payout amounts depend on attendance.  Progressive Jackpot. Food is available. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Coon Rapids American Legion Bingo is every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30, bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

Shenandoah Eagles Bingo will be held on Sunday, December 12th from 2:30-5:00 pm at Shenandoah FOE Club Located at 709  West Thomas St Shenandoah, IA 51601. Shenandoah FOE Auxiliary #3849 has restarted their Sunday Bingo. Currently Bingo will be held bi-weekly starting November 14th, 2021. Holiday weekends are TBD. Early Bird starts at 2:30pm. Bingo starts at 3:00 pm. CASH PRIZES! Family Friendly event. Check the event page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/eagles3849/

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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

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.

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.

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 2nd 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.  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 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.  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