September 13, 2019


   The CHIME (Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators) Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching, and caregiving.  Engaging in mindfulness and reflective practice has many benefits for the health and well-being of both providers and young children---including reduced stress, improved emotion management, better sleep quality, increased focus and attention, and enhanced relationships.  This program will be offered in Beatrice this fall.  The program meets for eight sessions once a week in the evenings.  Participants receive two in-service hours for the introductory class and seven weekly CHIME sessions will follow the introductory class where participants receive 14 in-service hours for the weekly sessions.  Class size is very limited. Contact the Nebraska Extension in Saline County for details at 402-821-2151 or email


   We will be having Circle of Security Parenting Classes beginning October 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Extension Office in Gage County, 1115 West Scott Street. Circle of SecurityTM Parenting is an opportunity to join other parents for an 8-week class learning to strengthen your relationships with your child; be present with your child during the best and toughest of times; recognize your child’s needs; and meet your child’s needs by being bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

   Parents/guardians of young children are invited to attend these free classes.  Please register by September 24, 2019 by calling 402-821-2151 or emailing the instructor Leanne Manning at


   This 5 k/1 mile fun run or walk is being hosted by the Crete Youth in Governance Team and will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Tuxedo Park in Crete.  Come run over the river and through the park to experience the beauty of nature.  Funds raised from the fun run will go towards community improvement projects determined by the team of youth.  Visit to learn more or to get a registration form.  You may also contact our office and request the same at 402-821-2151.  For Husker fans, you should be able to participate in the run and make it to the game in time!