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COVID-19 Cass Co. Comm. Resource Guide

Urgent Need Resource Guide

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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. 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:

The water emergency for Audubon that was set to expire on September 1st, has now been extended to October 1st. At that time, the situation will be reevaluated. (8/26/21)

City of Atlantic – starting July 1st, 2021 they 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

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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MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

Cass County Mental Health Symposium will be held on Monday, October 25th from 5:00-7:45 PM (Resource Fair 5:00-6:30, Meal with Keynote Speaker 6:30-7:45) at the Atlantic High School (1201 E. 14th St. Atlantic, IA 50022). The Cass County Mental Health Symposium is open to all middle school and high-school students, parents and guardians, and community members in Cass County. Topics covered will include mental health awareness, healthy social media usage, substance use, and more. The event is free to attend and will include a free meal, door prizes (such as gift cards and wellness baskets), and free childcare. No registration is required, but those needing childcare are asked to RSVP to Sarah Rose at srose@atlanticschools.org or 712-243-5358.

Cass County Make it OK in the Workplace Cass County will be held on Monday, October 25th at the Cass County Community Center from 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm. Lunch provided at the 12-1 PM session by Atlantic Lions and Cass County Extension for those who RSVP By Oct. 21st. Make It OK is a campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Better understand what you can do to reduce the stigma. Feel more confident in talking openly about mental health, and helping staff and coworkers get the care and support they need. Cass County identified Mental Health as the top health need on the Community Health Needs Assessment this Spring. Attend these presentations to #MakeitOK. Two sessions are being offered on Oct. 25. This is open to anyone working in Cass County. No cost for the event. Questions and to RSVP for lunch contact Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at bhoegh@iastate.edu or 712-249-5870. To learn more about Make It OK visit www.makeitok.org/Iowa. Masking and distancing appreciated. Virtual Cass County Make it OK in the Workplace Event will be held on Thursday, November 4th from 7-8 pm. To register: www.iowahealthieststate.com/cassco

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Atlantic Public Library – 2 pm Technology Tutor on October 26th from 2-3 pm. Each week Michelle will teach about a different technology topic like digital library services, social media, or Microsoft Office products and then be open for Q&A. Stop in to learn something new. Cold Case Detectives will be held on  October 26th from 5pm – 7pm. Bring your friends to follow the clues and solve an Unsolved Case File set on this date 26 years ago. The victim, the head of the university’s history department, was working late in his office when the killer bludgeoned him to death with an unidentified object. Despite several viable suspects, police were forced to close the case because they couldn’t determine how the killer reached the victim while avoiding detection on video surveillance. Think you can solve the case? This is a fictional murder mystery game. Attendance will be capped at 12 people. A second session may be offered if there is enough interest.

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

Cass Health Auxiliary General Meeting & Luncheon will be held on October 26th at noon at First United Methodist Church. Flu shots available from 10:30 to 11:30. Call 243-7545 by Oct.22 for reservations.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Main Street Guthrie Center’s Ham Ball Harvest Dinner To-Go will be held on Wednesday, October 27th from 5-7 pm. Meal includes Ham Balls, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll & Dessert.  All funds raised will benefit Main Street Guthrie Center and downtown Guthrie Center Projects.

Atlantic Public Library – League of Human Dignity on October 27th from 1pm – 3pm. Jessica Johanns from the League of Human Dignity will be available at the library for open office hours.

CAM Bond Vote Community Informational Meetings will be held on October 27th at 6:30 pm at CAM South Elementary Gym. These meetings will be held in a hybrid format – both in-person and virtually. The CAM Community School District is hosting a series of informational meetings about the upcoming Bond Vote on November 2nd. At these meetings, the design team will share information about the proposed future of the school facilities and answer any questions from the community. Topics of discussion: community engagement process, facilities assessment report findings, proposed plans for the school facilities, district financial summary, community engagement survey results, upcoming bond vote. Anita Zoom: ID: 834 0700 7378 passcode: 926250. Cumberland Zoom: ID: 844 1056 5288 passcode: 259731. Massena: ID: 836 2470 4520 passcode: 555301. For additional info at sites.google.com/view/camscd/home.

Food Bank for the Heartland Mobile Food Pantry will be held in Anita at the Anita Food Pantry (208 Chestnut St., Anita) on Wednesday, October 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM, or until supplies run out. 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. Each household will receive 1 shelf-stable mobile community box, produce (3-5 varied items), and 1 loaf of bread. Visitors are asked stay in their vehicles with the trunk open.  Anyone in need is welcome. No documentation needed. Free to attend. Contact: Food Bank for the Heartland (402)-315-2555.

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!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Atlantic Public Library – Teen Cold Case Detectives will be held on October 28th from 3 pm – 5 pm.

Farmer’s Market in Audubon at John James Square is every Thursday from June-October from 4:30-6:30 pm. No fee, just show up a little early for setup. Contact Cathy Lange for any questions: 712-304-0628

Atlantic Downtown Trick-or-Treating will be Thursday, October 28th 4:00-5:30 PM. Atlantic News Telegraph’s costume contest will be as follows: Registration: 3:30-3:45 PM, Judging: 3:45-4:00 PM, Trick-or-Treating: 4-5:30 pm.

Cumberland Trunk or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Cumberland Community Building (200 W. 2nd St.). Prize for best decorated trunk! Meal provided for free will donation – hot dogs, chips, and drink. There will also be a raffle for a boys and girls bike. Wear your best Halloween costume!

The weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club will take place at noon, October 28, at the Pizza Ranch.  Masks are optional.  If you plan to eat, arrive before noon to order.  The program will be provided by Kiwanis member Eric Gunderson.  The program presenter will be the director of the Atlantic Library, Michelle Anderson.  Michelle will begin by presenting a summary of library services over the past year.  She will continue by informing us regarding the various current projects underway at the library.  She will cap off her presentation by sharing plans for the next five years. Remember that guests are always welcome!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

Atlantic Public Library – Halloween Party will be held on October 29th from  4 pm – 5 pm in the Library Meeting Room.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30

Cass County Conservation is looking for volunteers for their 26th biannual Halloween Hike! They are looking for Actors, Hike Leaders, and Treat Makers!! The 26th biannual Halloween Hike, will be held on Saturday, October 30th, as you follow a trail where meet the Lorax, his friends like Brown Barbaloots, Humming Fish and Truffula Trees! Starting at 7:00 p.m. small groups will depart from the Camblin Addition of Sunnyside Park every ten minutes. Please call 712-769-2372 to sign up as a volunteer! It is not our intent to scare or frighten anyone, but to educate and entertain people of all ages! This hike is sponsored by the Cass County Conservation Board.

Kimballton Trick or Treating will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 5-7 pm. Costume contest at Kimballton Town Hall at 7:15 pm. Dance to follow 7:30-9:00 pm.

Atlantic BPO D.O.E.S. Quilt Show and Bake Sale will be held on October 30th from 10 am to 3 pm at The Venue (307 Walnut St.) in Atlantic. They will be showing locally owned quilts, raffling a Full Size Quilt donated by Sonya Clausen (need not be present to win). If you have a quilt that you would like to display, please drop them off by October 28th with Cindy or Katie at Something for You at 501 Chestnut Street, Atlantic, Iowa. For more information about the Quilt Show contact Sonya Clausen at 712-249-1869. A bake sale will be conducted at the same time with all funds going to various DOES Charities. This event is open to the public, and is being held at the The Venue, 307 Walnut Street, Atlantic, Ia. We hope everyone comes out to see our beautiful quilts, buy some raffle tickets and some bake goods items.

Griswold Trick-or-Treating will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

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.

First United of Avoca Annual Fall Church Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 4:30-7:00 pm at United Church of Avoca (304 N. Elm St.). They will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, corn, salads and pies. Cost is $10 per person, preschoolers and under are free. This event is a Grab & Go meal! You may order in advance through Google Form on Facebook or you can stop in the day of the event to order. Limited salads and pies. Call 712-343-6945 to place an order as well.

Anita Town & Country Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 30th from 3-5:30 pm. Costume judging at 6 pm at Anita Fire Station. Hot dog & soup supper from 4:30-6: pm at the fire station, to go orders and delivery available. Soup choices: potato, chili, and chili without beans. For to go orders or delivery call Sara Sisler: 712-249-6769.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31

Atlantic Trick-or-Treating will be held on Sunday, October 31st, from 5-7:30 pm. Atlantic Downtown Trick-or-Treating will be Thursday, October 28th 4:00-5:30 PM. Atlantic News Telegraph’s costume contest will be as follows: Registration: 3:30-3:45 PM, Judging: 3:45-4:00 PM, Trick-or-Treating: 4-5:30 PM.

Elk Horn Trick-or-Treating will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 5-7 pm.

Greenfield Spook the Loop and Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 31st at 4:30 pm. Trick or Treat around the square as businesses, organizations and individuals pass out treats for kids.

Audubon Trick-or-Treating will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 4:30-7 pm.

Exira Trick-or-Treating will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 5-7 pm.

Trunk or Treat at Audubon Church of Christ will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 4:30-7pm. Come to the parking lot of the Audubon Church of Christ for a one stop candy haul!

Greenfield Trick-or-Treating will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 5-8 pm. Hot dogs and treats at the Greenfield Fire Station from 5-6:30 pm. No seating available, serving will be to-go.

First Church of Christ in Atlantic’s Fall Festival will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 4-6 pm. Fun for the whole family! Food, games, prizes, bounce houses, hot cocoa and lots of candy! First Church of Christ,  1310 SW 7th St, Atlantic.

First United Methodist Church in Atlantic Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 3-5 pm in the West parking lot at the church. First United Methodist Church, 800 Poplar St in Atlantic.

Brayton Lutheran Church’s 60th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, October 31st. Worship at 10:45 am, potato/taco bar following and program at 1:30 pm.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Griswold Junior Class Fundraiser for After Prom 2022 will be held on Monday, November 1st at Dusty’s Place in Griswold from 4:30-7:30 pm. Dine-in or carryout. Good old fashioned home-cooking your choice of: beef n’ noodles, chicken n’ noodles or hot beef sandwiches with apple crisp a la mode for dessert.

Atlantic Rotary Club will host a Salute to Veterans with a luncheon on Tuesday, November 9th from 11:45 am – 1 pm at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. All past and present military members are invited to attend for lunch and a featured speaker. Please RSVP to Dolly Bergman at 712-249-9275 by November 4th to ensure enough seating is provided.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Atlantic Public Library –  Magic the Gathering casual play will be held on November 2nd from 4-6 pm.

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Atlantic Public Library – League of Human Dignity on November 3rd from 1pm – 3pm. Jessica Johanns from the League of Human Dignity will be available at the library for open office hours.

Atlantic Rotary Club will host a salute to veterans with a luncheon on Tuesday, November 9, beginning at noon at the Atlantic Community Building. All past and present military members are invited to attend for lunch and a featured speaker. Please RSVP to Dolly Bergman at 712-249-9275 by November 4th to ensure enough seating is provided.

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!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Southwest Iowa’s screen showing of the aware-winning documentary film Storm Lake is featured free of charge at Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield on Thursday, November 4th, at 7 pm. Leading the panel commentary and audience Q & A to follow will be Publisher-Editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Art Cullen of the Storm Lake Times, ISU rural economist and researcher David Swenson; Tipton Conservative sports editor Matthew Dickinson; and Jefferson Herald columnist and reporter Rick Morain. Area journalists and all who have questions and concerns about the current state of small-town media and its critical role for assuring quality of community life in rural Iowa are encouraged to attend this event.  Note the that the discussion panel includes the highest quality of community journalism expertise available in Iowa. Seating reservations are not required.  Soulshine food truck take-in catering will be available for attendees. Soulshine Food Truck will offer pre-program catering for those who are interested.

Atlantic Rotary Club will host a Salute to Veterans with a luncheon on Tuesday, November 9th from 11:45 am – 1 pm at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. All past and present military members are invited to attend for lunch and a featured speaker. Please RSVP to Dolly Bergman at 712-249-9275 by November 4th to ensure enough seating is provided.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Atlantic Public Library – Holiday Cards program will be held on November 5th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Calling all paper-crafters: Join Michelle to learn some rubber stamping tricks and make Thanksgiving cards. This program is repeated on Saturday, November 6th from 10-11 am.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Atlantic Public Library – Holiday Cards program will be held on November 6th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Calling all paper-crafters: Join Michelle to learn some rubber stamping tricks and make Thanksgiving cards.

Rolling Hills Event Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 6th from 9 am – 3 pm at the old winery on Ferguson Road in Shenandoah. Over 75 vendors, outside coffee vendor and food trucks.

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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The Peace United Church of Christ at 404 North St. in Walnut is having its Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, November 7th from 11:30 – 1:00.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-10, and free for ages 5 and under.  They will be serving ham balls, cheesy hash browns, corn, green beans, salads, pies, and rolls.  $12 carry-outs are available by calling 712-784-3546.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Atlantic Rotary Club will host a Salute to Veterans with a luncheon on Tuesday, November 9th from 11:45 am – 1 pm at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic. All past and present military members are invited to attend for lunch and a featured speaker. Please RSVP to Dolly Bergman at 712-249-9275 by November 4th to ensure enough seating is provided.

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

Siblings Class will be held at Cass Health on Tuesday, November 9th at 7 pm. Expecting moms and dads with young children are invited to participate. This 1 hour class is geared toward children between the ages of 2 and 10. Children are welcome to attend with their mother who is at or past 34 weeks of pregnancy. The class includes hands-on activities like swaddling, feeding, diapering, and holding a newborn. All kids who participate will receive a special certificate and their very own teddy bear. Reservations are required for the Siblings Class; please call the Cass Health OB Department at 712-250-8862. Space is limited to allow for social distancing. Masks are required for all attendees over the age of 2.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Family Dental Center will provide cleanings, extrations and fillings at no cost for Veterans on Thursday, November 11th. This is for Veterans who are NOT otherwise covered for dental services. veterans do not have dental benefits through the VA unless they are 100% disabled or if its service-connected. Call 243-3275 and make an appointment by November 1st. First come-first serve. When the schedule is full they will take names for an alternate list in case of cancellations or no shows. Need to bring proof of service. Come 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. They hope to help at least 20 Veterans on this day in hopes they can make it an annual event. They will not be making appointments for next year until September 11th, 2022.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Griswold Community Betterment’s 10th Annual Griswold Holiday Expo & Cash from 10 am – 2 pm at the Griswold Community Building.

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.

Marne Mason’s Harvest Breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 8-11 am at the Marne Fire Station. They will be serving pancakes, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns with juice, milk and coffee. Breakfast featuring famous homemade Mississippi biscuits and homemade jams. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avoca’s Fall Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 14th from 11 am – 1:30 pm. They will be serving Staley’s chicken, sweet corn, mashed potatoes & desserts. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under. This is drive-thru or carry-out ONLY. Call 712-343-6948.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Aebleskiver and Sausage Supper Take-Out ONLY will be held on Thursday, November 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Chestnut, Avoca. No limit on orders, but may have a specified time for pickup. For Everyone’s safety- NO change will be given on site. Call the day of from Noon to 6 p.m. 712.343.2518 or 402.639.9186. Or place an order online through our Facebook link by Tuesday, November 16th. Pick Up times:   4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A drive thru style on the South side of the church will be used  Please stay in your vehicle

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Cass County Conservation’s Building a Better Birder Workshop will be held at the Outdoor Educational Classroom, Massena on Friday, November 19th from 5-9 PM and Saturday, November 20th from 8 AM-3PM. Kelly McKay, will be leading Identification of Birds programs thoughout this two day event. These programs will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation) and Brian Ritter (Nahant Marsh Education Center). Funding for this workshop was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection – Conservation Education Program (REAP – CEP). Pre-registration is requested by November 15th call 769-2372!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Atlantic Rotary Annual Auction will be held on Saturday, November 20th. Cocktail hour at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm and auction at 7 pm at the Cass County Community Building. Donations for the auction can be accepted through November 11th. Contact a Rotarian, or take your donation to Midwest Health Center at 1101 E. 7th St., Atlantic. All are welcome to attend the auction. Tables for the auction can be purchased at First Whitney Bank.

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, NOVEMBER 22

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. This year, four holiday markets will be held at the Cass County Community Center: Harvest Market (Nov. 22, the Monday before Thanksgiving), Christmas Market (Dec. 23), 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. Vendors who register for all four holiday markets by November 1, 2021 will receive a discount. While Harvest Market has been a long-standing tradition, Christmas Market, Sweetheart Market, and Spring Celebration Market were just introduced last year. Strong sales and positive customer feedback about the markets and the opportunity to pre-order products led Produce in the Park to seek sponsorships for the additional holiday markets, and the online ordering system. 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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Cumberland Shop and Sip will be held on Sunday,November 28th from 1-4 PM. They will have many vendors bringing unique, handmade items to the Cumberland Community Building located at 200 W. 2nd St. Admission will be $5.00 per person. This is an excellent opportunity to get your last minute Christmas Shopping done.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

The 8th Annual Winter Spectacular will be held on Thursday, December 2nd from 6-8 pm at The Lobby in Creston (303 Adams St.). Come before the lighted parade and Santa on the Square. Over 20 vendors. Unique crafts, home decor, scents, bling, fashion and more. Free admission.

Griswold PTO’s 2nd Annual Winter Sign Painting Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, December 2nd from 6-9 pm at the Griswold Community Building. To sign up and pick your sign fill out the Google doc.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19

Cass County Conservation’s Christmas Bird Count in Cass County will be held on Sunday, December 19th 8am-4:30 pm. Those that want to participate in the count will be meeting at Cold Springs State Park in Lewis at 8:00 am to divide into groups that will cover different sections of the count circle. Birders are encouraged to dress for the conditions and bring along binoculars and bird books. The count will run until 4:30pm that day as we cover a 15 mile diameter circle as thorough as we can. We will meet for lunch at Noon at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch to compare lists and reboot for counting in the afternoon. You

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23

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: Christmas Market (Dec. 23), 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. 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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022

Soiree with the Swans will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2021 at Schildberg Recreation Area 11:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m. in case of no swans or bad weather it will be held at the Atlantic Public Library Community Room 12:00-1:00 p.m. Presentations will be every half hour with the last presentation will be at 2 p.m.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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BINGO:

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.

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!

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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 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