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MISSING: Basset Hound missing from the Brayton area. FOUND!



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

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.



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



Anita Scarecrow Contest– adopt a pole on Main Street and decorate it with your favorite scarecrow. Must be decorated by October 9. Judging will take place closer to Halloween. To adopt a pole, call 515-720-6672 or 641-740-2104.

Fireside Lounge Chili/Soup Contest will be held beginning at 4pm on Friday, September 30 at the Fireside Lounge in Atlantic. Crockpots or containers will be numbered and patrons will vote for their favorite. There will be only one winner chosen and their September electric bill will be paid by the Fireside Lounge! Everyone is welcome to make chili/soup…or come out, enjoy a free bowl of chili/soup and vote!

AHSTW HOMECOMING 2022 will take place on Friday, September 30. An All School Cookout begins at 10:30am with an All School Pep Rally beginning at 1:30pm at the football field. Homecoming parade starts at 2:30pm. At 6:30pm, Coronation Introductions take place on the football field, then kickoff for the 2022 Homecoming game as the AHSTW Vikings take on the Sydney Cowboys at 7pm. Homecoming festivities and dance will take place on Saturday, October 1 at the high school cafeteria in Avoca.

 Audubon Homecoming 2022 will take place on Friday, September 30th This year’s theme: Wheelers Got Game (think board games). The traveling trophy will be up for grabs for the business with the most school spirit decorations! Homecoming Parade is at 2:30pm. There will be a Pep rally after the parade (in the city square), coronation during half time of the football game! Audubon Wheelers vs Coon Rapids-Bayard Crusaders. Kickoff at 6:30pm at Chis Jones Field in Audubon.

Harlan Homecoming 2022 will take place on Friday, September 30. This year’s theme is Glow, Fight, Win. Coronation will take place 1:10pm in the high school auditorium. Homecoming parade is at 2:15pm with a pep rally to follow on the courthouse lawn. Kickoff is at 7pm as the Harlan Cyclones take on the Atlantic Trojans at Merrill Field in Harlan. Homecoming dance will be held from 8-11pm on Saturday at the high school.


Fall Weekend Events at 3 Bee Farms continues with Apple Days on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. There will be hayrides, a corn maze, playground activities, plus so much more to do and see…and food is available. The Apple House store is open through October 31st. Visit 3beefarms.com, 3 Bee Farms Market and Orchard on facebook or call 712-7789-4256 for more information.

Griswold Fall City Wide Garage Sales will be held on Saturday, October 1. Garage sale maps will be in the Griswold American September 28th issue and online at griswoldamerican.com. Deadline to get garage sales ads in is Friday, September 23 at noon.

Bethany Camp Women’s Retreat  at 2144 310th Street, Brayton will take place on Saturday, October 1. Sign in and fellowship begins at 8:15. Luncheon and coffee provided. Women of all ages are invited to come and share a morning of fellowship and hear about God’s faithfulness in a prodigal time. Contact Sue at 712-268-2629 for more information.

Oktoberfest will be held at Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park on Saturday, October 1 from 5 until 10 pm. Admission is $25 at the door. Enjoy an authentic German meal, the German-American dancers from Omaha, keg tapping, masskrugstemmen and hammerschlagen! The evening wouldn’t be complete without polka music! Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen will not disappoint! Everyone is welcome!

Drive-In Movie Experience will take place on Saturday, October 1st beginning at 7pm at the Atlantic High School parking lot. Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Atlantic Community Promotions Commission, will be hosting the event. Tickets for “Remember the Titans” are on sale NOW! Tickets are $20 per vehicle and may also be purchased at the gate the night of the event. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/…/drive-in-movie-tickets… to purchase your ticket today!

Who Goes There Night Hike at Springbrook State Park will take place beginning at 8:30 PM. Join an after dark hike, armed with LED lights, to follow flourescent tracks and discover clues about birds, mammals and insects that are active when we aren’t watching. Meet at the campground gazebo. Contact Anne Riordan at 641-295-6028 or anne.riordan@dnr.iowa.gov


National 4-H Week begins on October 2 thru October 9. Now is the time of the year for youth to join and participate in 4-H. Many clubs will be creating window displays and decorating windows of local businesses as well as wearing 4-H shirts to school and doing other service projects during the celebration week. Iowa 4-H Giving Day is a 24 hr event beginning at noon on October 4 thru noon on October 5 where supporters come together to financially support 4-H across the state and at the county level.   Fall Fest will be held on October 9at the Cass County Fairgrounds. 4-H is a year round program for grades kindergarten thru 12 and is active in each of Iowa’s 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different experiences. To join or for more information contact the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or visit the website at www.extension.iastate.edu/cass

Atlantic Fireman’s Annual Donation Breakfast takes places beginning at 7am on Sunday, October 2 at the Atlantic Fire Station.

God’s Portion Dinner & Sale will take place at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Sunday, October 1, 2022 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The menu includes: roast beef, ham balls, potatoes/gravy, green beans, corn, salad, pies/dessert.  Carry-outs are available by calling 712-778-4485.  The auction will begin at 2:00 pm. St John’s United Church of Christ is located 1 mile south of Lyman.

Family Fall Festival will take place on Sunday, October 2 from noon-3pm at United Church Of Christ 1607 Hazel in Atlantic. There will be an obstacle course, train rides, face painting, games, crafts, balloons and more. 25 cent hot dogs, chips, treats and drinks…and Granny’s Kettle Korn $3-$6. Fun for the whole family!

Tour de Parks will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 2:00-6:00 PM. Tour de Parks is a free bicycle tour of Atlantic parks. The 10-mile ride will stop at 6 fabulous parks in Atlantic where area organizations will be welcoming riders with music, snacks, and information on programs offered in the Atlantic area. The ride will start and end at Sunny Side Park at the Kiddie Korral.
The Atlantic Kiwanis will be providing a free meal for riders when they finish the ride, and participating organizations and supporters will be giving away free prizes. The ride will be on both trails and streets to highlight area trails and the bike-ability of Atlantic. For questions or to borrow a bike or helmet for the ride, contact Atlantic Parks & Recreation at 712-243-3542. It’s free! Participating organizations include the City of Atlantic, Atlantic Parks & Rec, Nishna Valley Trails, Bike Farm, Cass County Extension, Cass County Grow Another Row, Zion Integrated Behavioral Health Services, Produce in the Park, SHIFT ATL, Atlantic Public Library, Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, Cass County Tourism, the Nishna Valley Family YMCA, and Atlantic Kiwanis.


Prairie Rose State Park will hold the last kayaking event of the season on Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m.  Meet on the east side of the lake and east side of County Road M47.  Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets will be provided.  They will go over some paddling basics and then kayak for a while.  Anybody under the age of 12 must be accompanied on the water by somebody over the age of 16.  If winds are 30 mph or more, we will cancel.



Harlan Community Library Read-In will take place on Tuesday, October 4. People are encouraged to come in to the library and read anytime between 10:30am and 4:30pm. Cookies decorated in Ukraine colors will be available. The Read-In is part of the Harlan Community Library’s Read-A-Thon being held in support of the children of Ukraine.

Anita Community Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, October 4 beginning at 11:30 am at the Congregational Church in Anita. Entertainment will be provided by the Quilters Group. Everyone is welcome!

Lewis Farmers Market is every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-6:30 pm through October 13th at 3HO (201 1st St., former elementary). Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations. Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. Contact: (712)789-9455


Healthiest State Walk- Walk More, Connect More will take place on Wednesday, October 5 beginning at 9:30 am at the Atlantic Family YMCA. To be counted in the walk and be entered for prizes, you must pre-register by Tuesday, September 27 at www.iowahealthieststate.com/events/annual-walk. There will be prizes from area businesses and refreshments from HyVee and Fareway. Join in the walk beginning at the Atlantic Family YMCA to Harl Holt Park and back (approximately 2 miles) along the newly renovated Bull Creek Pathway. For more information on the walk, visit the website or call Cass County Wellness Coordinator Brigham Hoegh at 712-249-5870


Lewis Farmers Market is every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-6:30 pm through October 13th at 3HO (201 1st St., former elementary). Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations. Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. Contact: (712)789-9455


Atlantic Fireman Celebrate Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15)  with the Fireman’s Parade beginning at 6pm on Saturday, October 8 in downtown Atlantic. The theme this year is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape”. Lineup begins at 4pm at 3rd & Olive Street. The Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile will be at Hy-Vee from 2 – 5 PM and then entered into the parade. The Pleasant Green Baptist Church Marching Saints, Destruction Drill Team, Salem Drill Team, Iserettes Dance Team, plus many more groups will also be featured in the parade.

Lewis Public Library Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Oct 8 at 6pm in the Lewis City Park. Setup begins at 5:30 pm. $10 entry fee per pot of chili. Tickets for tasting are $5/person, kids free with paying adult. Proceeds go to support future programs at the library. There will be a free outdoor movie in the park after the cook-off. (Will be moved inside if inclement weather). Contact the Lewis Library or go to lewislibrary@netins.net to register.


6th Annual Southwest Iowa Car Cruise will be held on Sunday,  October 9th at 9am at 4th & Main in Malvern. Cruisers will leave at 9am sharp and travel 190 miles for the day and return to Malvern at 4:30 pm. All vehicles that are able to maintain posted speed limits are welcome.  Cost is $25.00 which includes a Cruiser T Shirt, Route Map, Mileage Sheet, & Our Stops. Register the morning of the cruise or pre-register at dgammell@netins.net. For questions call Dave at 712-789-0155. Rain Date is Oct. 16th. Proceeds go to West Central Community Action Food Distribution Center in Malvern.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will have a Roast Beef Dinner from 11am-1pm at the Adair Fire Hall. Roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, salad bar, roll and pie. $12 for adults. $5 for Kids 5-12 yrs old and kids under 5yrs old are free. Carry out available. For more information call 641-742-5572 or 641-740-5032. Everyone is welcome

38th Annual Patty Hannon Concert will take place on Sunday, October 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ 1607 Hazel Street in Atlantic. Classically and sacredly trained pianist Philip Martin will be playing a wide variety of music across all genres. Free to the public. Refreshments to follow in Fellowship Hall.

Cass County 4-H Fall Fest will take place at the Cass County Fairgrounds from 2-4pm. 4-H youth will be hosting game booths, a hayride, Plinko, a scavenger hunt and more. Following Fall Fest, a 4-K run and a 1 mile fun run/walk at the Youth Council Booth from 2-3:45pm. Cass County 4-H has more than 300 youth and 100 volunteers involved in the program. 4-H is active in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and now is the time to for youth to join and participate in 4-H. Call 712-243-1132 or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/cass for more information.

US and State Democrat Candidates Meet and Greet Soup Supper will take place on Sunday October 9th beginning at 5pm. at Irwin Community Center in Irwin. Sponsored by Audubon, Shelby, Carroll, Crawford and Harrison Democrats. Everyone welcome regardless of political affiliation


LC Clinic Benefit Concert -The Ambassadors of Grace, along with Harbor Lights, will present a Gospel Sing benefit concert on Monday, October 10, at 6:30 PM, at the Atlantic Baptist Church, 710 Walnut Street in Atlantic.  There is no admission charge for this concert.  A love offering will be received.  This southern Gospel duo of Dennis and Sharon Perkins will also present their annual benefit concerts on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 PM at the New Beginnings Church in Stuart, and on Sunday, October 9 at 4 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston.  LC (Life Care) Clinic is a pregnancy medical clinic, with locations in Creston, Stuart, and Atlantic, providing medical services, peer counseling, and material assistance at no charge, and is funded through the generous donations of individuals, churches, and business sponsors.  For more information about LC Clinic, please email info@iowalcclinic.org, or visit our websites www.IowaLcClinic.org and www.HelpLifeCareClinic.org.


Tiny Toy Story Hour will take place on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:30am at the Stanton Public Library located at 501 Elliot Street in Stanton

Lewis Farmers Market is every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-6:30 pm through October 13th at 3HO (201 1st St., former elementary). Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations. Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. Contact: (712)789-9455


Deadline to sign up to decorate a site in the 7th Annual Lighted Halloween Campground is Friday, October 14th and the groups will have Saturday(22nd) from Noon on to decorate. Please help us make it a success! You do get Saturday night camping for FREE. (if you choose to camp- not required) You DO NOT have to have a camper (we’ve seen some great sites done with tents and easy-ups etc) Message, call, or email us, with Name, email and Phone number!  Call the Cass County Conservation Office to get involved @712-769-2372! 

Lewis Farmers Market is every Tuesday & Thursday from 4:00-6:30 pm through October 13th at 3HO (201 1st St., former elementary). Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations. Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. Contact: (712)789-9455


52nd Annual Atlantic BPW Fall Craft Show will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 9AM-3PM at the Cass County Community Building. Lunch will be available. Admission is $1 and gives you a chance to win door prizes. For more information or to find out about vendor space, call 712-249-1470. Proceeds benefit many local community projects and scholarships. Everyone is welcome!

7th Biennial Lighted Halloween Campground will be held on Saturday, October 22nd 7- 9 pm at Cold Springs Campground in Lewis. Call to volunteer, sign up, or for more information!! This event is a great non-scary, Family Friendly, FREE drive into the night! Prizes will be for the top 3 voted sites, and for some special categories. The event will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. Call the Cass County Conservation Office for more information @712-769-2372!


The Des Moines Diocese invites all Catholic men who feel a call to serve as a deacon to come to an informational meeting Monday, October 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Atlantic. Find out about the role of deacons, about the requirements for admission to the formation program, and about the discernment process.  For more information, call  515-333-8387 or email deacondesmoines@gmail.com.


The Atlantic Lions Club will be hosting their annual pancake supper / bake sale on Thursday, October 27th, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 pm at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic.  Tickets are $8.00 per person / ages 12 and under are $5.00 per person.   For tickets please contact Deb Marcellus Schuler at 712-249-4321.


Fall Weekend Events at 3 Bee Farms continue Halloween Fun on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Free hayrides for families in costume and pumpkin painting. The Apple House store will be open through October 31st. There is a corn maze, playground activities and food available. 3 Bee Farms is located at 14922 535th Street in Griswold. Call 712-778-4256, visit 3beefarms.com or on facebook at 3 Bee Farms Market and Orchard.

Stanton Chamber Of Commerce 13th Annual Trick Or Treat On the Trail will take place Saturday, October 29 from 3-5pm. Volunteers needed to pass out candy, help on the hay ride and be little goblins. Candy donations are also needed. For more information call Jacque Bates at 712-829-2814 or visit batesjnb@myfmtc.com


Spooktacular Halloween in Atlantic– Downtown Trick-Or-Treat is 3:30-5pm. Costume contest takes place from 4-5pm in the city park. City wide Trick-Or-Treat is from 5-7pm. Sponsored by Atlantic Chamber Of Commerce, Atlantic News-Telegraph and The City Of Atlantic.


Marketplace Off Main will take place on Sunday, November 20 from 1-4pm at the Stanton Old Lumber Yard Event Center. For mor information call Jenna Ramsey @ 712-829-7340 or visit jramsey@fmtcnet.com



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. ***

Cass County Farmers Markets 2022

Anita Farmers Market:
Location: Bandshell Park on Main Street in Anita
Time/Dates: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM, June – August
Highlights: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, honey, farm-fresh eggs, Lion’s club nuts, fresh baked
goodies, popcorn, jellies, sauces, salsa, hand-crafted items, and metal yard art.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Some vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as “food stamps”).
Contact: (402)677-2460

Atlantic Farmers Market:
Location: Farm Bureau (1501 East 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022)
Time/Dates: Saturdays 9:00 AM- Noon, May 21 – End of August
Highlights: Fresh produce, honey, pollen, popcorn, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, dressings, BBQ sauces, salsa,
baked goods, soaps, lotions & more.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Some vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as “food stamps”).
Contact: (402)677-2460

Lewis Farmers Market:
Location: 3HO (201 1st St., Lewis, IA 51544)
Time/Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:30 PM, May 31– October 13
Highlights: Fresh produce, baked treats, crafts, and pallet wood creations.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks.
Contact: (712)789)-9455

Produce in the Park:
Location: Atlantic City Park (10 W 7th St., Atlantic, IA 50022)
Time/Dates: Thursdays 4:30-6:30, June 2– October 13
Website: www.produceintheparkatlanticiowa.com
Highlights: Fresh, local produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, honey, local meat, soaps, candles,
additional crafts and art, and weekly food truck. Live music, Guest Chef, free Samples, and activities for
young and old.
$: Some vendors accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Senior vouchers and WIC checks. All
qualifying food vendors at Produce in the Park accept SNAP/EBT (“food stamps”). All produce vendors at
the market both accept and distribute Double Up Food Bucks ($1 coupons for fresh produce provided
for every dollar spent on fresh produce with SNAP/EBT up to $10 per transaction). Contact: (712) 249-5870

The Cass County Local Food Policy Council encourages low-income adults age 60 and older and WIC recipients to apply for Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) produce vouchers. Adults age 60 and older with annual incomes less than $25,142 (single) and $33,874 (married) are eligible to apply for the Senior FMNP. The Senior FMNP provides $30 in farmers market produce
vouchers to qualifying seniors first come, first served. To apply for the Senior FMNP vouchers, individuals over age 60 should call the Connections Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-9209 (extension 8888) and leave a message with their name and phone number. The agency may take up to five days to respond to messages. FMNP produce vouchers are also provided to WIC (Women, Infants, Children) recipients first come, first served. For more information on the WIC program and the WIC FMNP vouchers, people in Cass County should call 800-338-4129.FMNP is a congressionally authorized program with the goals of providing fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce to nutritionally at-risk women, infants, children, and low-income seniors; increasing the
domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding farmers markets; and aiding in the development of farmers markets. More information on the program can be found at
https://iowaagriculture.gov/agricultural-diversification-market-development-bureau/farmers-marketnutrition- program. All four Cass County farmers markets accept both Senior and WIC FMNP vouchers.


Atlantic Elks Bingo is every Wednesday at the Atlantic Elks Lodge, 411 Walnut St in Atlantic. Doors open 5:45 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. Prizes, jackpot $599 weekly. Games range from $20-$40.

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.

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/


Cass County Historical Museum in Griswold is now open Wednesdays-Sundays from 1-4

Audubon County Historical Society Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 10 am (alternating meetings in Audubon and Exira). This is open to the public, the Historical Society is looking for volunteers!

Hitchcock House – During the season, the Hitchcock House is open for tours beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays May 1st through September 4th. The same fee schedule listed above applies. The last tour each day begins at 4:15 p.m. Tours at other times and groups of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a tour time by calling 712.769.2323.

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

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.

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.



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. ***


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.


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