Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Newsletter December 2016


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 11, Issue 12

DECEMBER 2016

 

SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES DECEMBER 21

Santa Claus will visit the students at Mead Elementary School on December 21 at 9:30 a.m.  Following his visit to the school, he will be transported by members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department to the Village Office at approximately 10:30 a.m.  He will be at the Village Office until 11:00 a.m.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES HOLD MEETING ON NOVEMBER 8 

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met November 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests present were:   Ed Schroeder and Colleen Morrissey. 

 

SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Accountant Ed Schroeder presented the 10/1/15 through 9/30/16 Audit Report.  Action was taken to approve the Audit Report.  Colleen Morrissey inquired about her recent water/sewer bill and what the board’s plans were and when to fix the drainage problem on her property.

 

REPORTS: Police - The Monthly Police Report was presented.  Unlicensed utility-type vehicles and golf carts were discussed.  Utility/Maintenance Supt. - Raver reported completion of cleaning all sewer lines north of the railroad tracks and a homeowner’s sewer backup.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the 10/24 Regular Meeting and permits issued were accepted.  Permits being:  16-20, Jeff Getzschman - erect a chain-link fence; 16-21, Bryce Anderson - remove a storage shed at Andy’s Mobile Home Park; 16-22, Bryce Anderson - erect a storage shed at Andy’s Mobile Home Park; and 16-23, Brooke Lamprecht - demolish a house/garage.  Library - The minutes of the 10/19 Library Board meeting were reviewed.  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 690, Set wage for Library Aide.  Clerk - Moline presented a flyer with prices for a radar speed sign.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Resolution 16-17, $2,590,000 loan at 1.875% interest and $877,000 grant from the USDA for a water project; adopt Resolution 16-18, Lien on property located at 1020 Co Rd M; and approve first reading of Ordinance No. 689, amend Chapter 8, Article 4, Section 8-401 Deposit to Cut / Grind Curb.   The Annual Christmas Party was discussed. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.

 

CHURCH NEWS 

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.

www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month

  9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. - DECEMBER 10

 

Christmas Schedule

December 18, 5:00 p.m. - Children’s Christmas Program & Meal

December 24, 9:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 25, 10:30 a.m. - Christmas Service



MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10

www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service

Wednesday’s

6:00p.m. - We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. - Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. - Kids in Action (elementary age children)

 

The Village Office will be closed December 26 and January  2.  It will also be closed at various times throughout the Christmas-New Year holiday season.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.: NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

Library Board:  NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, December 12, 7:30 pm

 

The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.

 

 VILLAGE OF MEAD

312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024

E-mail:  meadclerk1@hotmail.com

Web:  www.meadnebraska.net

 

Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee

 

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt. 402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Fall Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                          Fridays  9am-1pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                             Saturdays  9am-12noon

               Thursdays  9am-6pm                                     Closed:  Sunday and Monday

 

NOTE: The library will be closed Saturday, December 24, and Saturday, December 31.

 

Monthly Schedule for December

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 11am-1230pm on Friday, December 16 for a Holiday Party.  We will be having lunch (please bring a potluck dish) and watching the movie “Flipped”, our November book club read. 

The Library Board will meet not meet in December. The next meeting of the Board will be Wednesday, January 18, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Event

Tuesday, November 29 – First Annual Holiday Decorations Sale begins at 10am. We will have a table of gently used holiday décor for sale. All proceeds/donations go to the Mead Library Friends Foundation and will be earmarked for the library’s Summer Reading Program. If you have un-needed holiday items to donate for this fundraiser, please bring them to the library.

 

Winter Holiday Break Activities

Thursday, December 22, from 445-6pm – Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting for all Mead students in grades 6-12.

Friday, December 23, at 11am – Cupcake Wars! Grab a friend and decorate some cupcakes.  Official rules and registration form are available on our Facebook page or at the library. Registration deadline is December 20.  Grand Prize is a Kindle Tablet! 

Tuesday, December 27 Let’s Play Bingo!  Stop by anytime between 430-630pm to participate. Fun for all ages.

Friday, December 30, from 10-1130am – Movie Morning. Join us for a PG-rated movie and some popcorn. Bring your own covered drink if desired. Children under 8 need to be accompanied by a parent.

 

Looking Ahead

SAVE THE DATE! The annual Mead Library Friends Foundation Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will take place during the basketball games with Yutan on Friday, January 6, 2017. Please plan to come and enjoy spaghetti and support the library.

We are starting to prepare for our Summer Reading Camp next June. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s young children, speak with library staff.

 

Thank You

Thanks to Sara Nicola, Mary Mayfield, and Dalene Selko who shared stories during “November is Read Aloud Month” and to patrons who donated books, supplies, and items for the holiday decorations sale. Also, a special thank you to Liz and Rita who volunteer each week and to community members who helped with the Halloween Story Time Party.

 

GUIDELINES FOR SNOW REMOVAL

     Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or any vehicle parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or any vehicle parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department.  5-304

     Following a snowfall of two (2”) inches or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared.  5-311

     All sidewalks within the municipality shall be cleaned within twenty four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm. 8-201

     Due to a snowstorm or accumulation of heavy snow, please be aware that the dump may be closed.  The dump is open the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., November 1 through March 31.

 

     The Bank of Mead is sponsoring a coloring contest for kids through grade six.  You can pick up the picture  at the Bank of Mead or Village Office that needs to be colored .  The picture needs to be delivered to the Bank of Mead by NOON, DECEMBER 23 for judging.  There are three age levels:  Preschool, K-3 and 4-6.  Prizes will be awarded. 

     Please make sure your name, phone number and age are included on the BACK of the coloring sheet.

 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Newsletter November 2016


MEAD MESSENGER

Village of Mead

NOVEMBER 2016

Volume 11, Issue 11

 

The Village Office will be closed November 24 and 25

 

FALL BACK - November 6!  Time to turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday.

VOTE - NOVEMBER 8th

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES - OCTOBER 11, 2016

 

     A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held October 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Trustees Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage and Rod Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Shawn Havelka.  Also present were Clerk June Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Nick Raver, Police Chief Jerry Carlson and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guests were Craig Reinsch, Janice Stopak and Brooke Lamprecht. 

     Gary Guyle was elected Chairman Pro-tempore. 

     SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Janice Stopak, USDA, presented a funding proposal for the future water project.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, discussed Amendment #2 for professional services with Olsson Associates to complete a water project.  Amendment #2 was approved.  Brooke Lamprecht discussed demolition of her house at 420 S. Cedar St.  She was instructed to apply for a demolition permit and proceed with the project once approved.

     REPORTS:  UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT - Raver reported upcoming ISO inspection and receipt of new pickup and XUV.  POLICE - Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report, discussed parking concern along N. First St. from Elm St. to Vine St. and reported he is a member of the Mead Public Schools Crisis Plan Safety Committee.  PLANNING COMMISSION - The minutes of the September 26 Regular Meeting and permits issued were approved.  LIBRARY - The minutes of the September 21 Library Board meeting and Mary Mayfield as a member of the Library Board were approved.  VanAckeren invited the board and employees to read to children during Story Hour as part of “Read Aloud” month in November.  CLERK - Moline reported completion of audit and odor concerns from residents.

     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Ordinance No. 687 amending 4-305 expenses incurred for abatement of nuisances; authorized Village Clerk and Chairman to approve the purchase of a pickup and XUV pursuant to resolution; reviewed financial institution proposals for the purchase of a pickup and XUV; adopted Resolution 16-16, Loan with the Bank of Mead to finance the purchase of a 2016 Ford F350 pickup and John Deere XUV 855D for $30,763.00; and approved Agreement for Professional Services with Olsson Associates for 1/1/2017 through 12/31/19. 

     The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.

 

Thank you to the members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department for hosting the Annual Halloween Party. A big thank-you to members of the Mead Community Group for sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween.

 

Mary Mayfield has filled the position on the Library Board.  Thank you Mary!  Additional members are:  Kristi Kavan, President; Viki Miller, Vice President; Jill Leise, Secretary; and Dale Rawson.

 

Members of the Board of Trustees are Shawn Havelka, Chairman; Members:  Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage, and Rod Wimer.

 

Members of the Planning Commission are Jody Weible, Chairperson; Levi Durnal, Vice-Chairperson; Melissa Konecky, Recorder; and members Matt Bratsburg, Jim Halbmaier, Connie Schliffke, Wyatt Swartz and Rick Miller.

 

Thank you for your dedicated service!

 

DUMP HOURS effective November 1 - March 31

 

The dump will be open the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY from 8 am - 12 noon.

 

During the winter months, be aware that the dump may be closed due to inclement weather.

 

Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items permitted.  Please do not deliver any wood or construction products of any kind as these are not allowed!  These items will result in your load being turned away.  A dumpster for metal / iron products is available at the dump.

 

The dump is available to Mead residents only!  Cost is $2.00 per load, including metal/iron products, payable to the Dumpmaster.   ALL LOADS WILL BE INSPECTED BY THE DUMPMASTER PRIOR TO DISPOSAL.

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10

www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service

Wednesday’s

6:00p.m. - We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. - Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. - Kids in Action (elementary age children)

 

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.


5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month

  9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from 10 until 11 am. - November 12

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

NEW Fall Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm              Fridays  9am-1pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                             Saturdays  9am-12noon

              Thursdays  9am-6pm                                      Closed:  Sunday and Monday

 

NOTE: The library will be closed Thursday, November 24, Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26.

 

Monthly Schedule for November

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, November 18.  All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.

The Library Board will meet Wednesday, November 16, at 530pm. This session is open to the public and the agenda is posted inside the library and the Mead Post Office prior to the meeting.

 

Special November Events

Wednesday, November 9 – Craft Night from 430pm-630pm. Come in and make a fun scarecrow magnet. If you are 12 and younger, please bring a parent/guardian with you as we will be using a hot glue gun.

Tuesday, November 29 – First Annual Holiday Decorations Sale begins at 10am. We will have a table of gently used holiday décor for sale. All proceeds/donations go to the Mead Library Friends Foundation and will be earmarked for the library’s Summer Reading Program. If you have un-needed holiday items to donate for this fundraiser, please bring them to the library by Wednesday, November 23.

November is Read Aloud Month! Come to Story Times on Thursdays at 4pm to welcome special guests and listen to them read stories aloud.

 

Looking Ahead

We are starting to prepare for our Summer Reading Camp next June. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s young children, please stop by and speak with library staff.

 

Thank You

Thanks to patrons who donated books, supplies, and holiday items for the decorations sale this month. A special thank you to Jeanette Johnson and the Mead Community Group for book donations made through their federal STAP Grant. New materials on healthy living and prevention added to the library collection through the grant include: The Parent Handbook, Families Change, The Way I Feel, Saying Goodbye To Your Pet, Bullying Under Attack, A Terrible Thing Happened, What if Everybody Did That?, and When Nothing Matters Anymore.

 

GUIDELINES FOR WATER/SEWER PAYMENTS - When paying your water/sewer bills, you have several options available:  Drop your payment off at the Village Office, place your payment in the drop box by the front door of the Village Office, mail your payment to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046 or deliver to the Bank of Mead.  If you bank with the Bank of Mead you may make arrangements to have your payment automatically withdrawn on the 15th of every month.  You must complete the required paperwork at the Village Office.  Payments are due on the 15th of every month.  Your payment must be in the office BY 9:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY to avoid a $10.00 late fee.

 

CLOTHING EXCHANGE ~ There will be a FREE CLOTHING EXCHANGE at the Wahoo Civic Center on Sunday, November 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

If you have items you would like to donate to the Exchange please drop them off at the Civic Center on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.: Monday, November 28, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, November 14, 7:30 pm

 

The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD

312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024

E-mail:  meadclerk1@hotmail.com


 

Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee

 

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt. 402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

Monday, September 19, 2016

Newsletter October 2016

Village of Mead
MEAD MESSENGER


Volume 11, Issue 10
OCTOBER 2016


Mead Fire/Rescue Department Annual Halloween Costume Party
Monday, October 31st
Mead Community Building
The party begins at 6:00 p.m. with hot dogs and hot chocolate served by members of the Fire/Rescue Department.  Costume judging for all ages will follow shortly thereafter.  Don’t be late!  This is annual event sponsored by the Mead Fire/Rescue Department.  Thank You!


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET ~
     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met 8/22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building for a Special Meeting.  Answering roll call was Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Approximately 50 guests were present.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, discussed a future water project that calls for a new well, treatment plant and water tower.  Discussion was held on funding of the project.  The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.
     The Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on 9/13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and guest, Craig Reinsch.
     A Budget Hearing was called at 6:05 p.m.  Approved were:  10/1/16 through 9/30/17 fiscal budget, additional 1% increase and Resolution 16-13, Final Tax Levy of 26.4980 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation.  The hearing adjourned at 6:11 p.m.
     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, outlined the water project which includes projected costs and deadlines.  Action was taken to approve Letter Agreement #1 with Olsson Associates for professional services to complete a water project calling for a new well, treatment plant and water tower.
     REPORTS:  Police - Carlson presented a written Monthly Police Report.  Discussion was held on process of a declared nuisance at 420 S. Cedar St.  The board agreed to release items stored during abatement of property at 1020 Co Rd M.  Utility/Maintenance - Raver reported meter maintenance, jetting a storm sewer at 619 S. Vine St. and drainage concerns.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the 8/22 Regular Meeting and Permits were accepted.  Permits issued were:  16-12, Cyndie Barris to demolish a garage; 16-13, Cyndie Barris to erect a polyethylene steel frame shelter; 16-14 to Jeremy Harnish to erect a 6’ privacy fence; 16-15 to Allison Leimer to erect a fence and 16-16 to Gary and Laurie Guyle for a house addition.  Library - The minutes of the 8/17 Library Board meeting were accepted.
     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt Resolution 16-14, Rate for Storage and Resolution 16-15, Special Designated Liquor License to Michael Beckman to sponsor a Poker-Night for the Mead Post Prom.  The event is hosted by the Mead
Post Prom Committee. 
     Projects were reported that the Mead Ball Assoc. have undertaken and wish to see happen in the future at the park.  Discussion was held on options to repay the loan for the future water project, Board of Trustees wage schedule from numerous municipalities were reported and a letter was received from USDA indicating that the property at 309 W. Second St. is nonagricultural.
     The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.


CHURCH NEWS
ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month
  9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages
10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays
 
PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month - OCTOBER 15

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service
Wednesday’s
6:00p.m. - We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!
7:00p.m. - Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group
7:15p.m. - Kids in Action (elementary age children)


ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.
www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil
9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled



VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024
E-mail:  meadclerk1@hotmail.com
Web:  www.meadnebraska.net


Shawn Havelka, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Jason Felty, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt. 402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688


UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board:  Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 pm
Planning Comm.: Monday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, October 10, 7:30 pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.


October 2016 Library News
NEW Fall Library Hours
Tuesdays 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm              Fridays  9am-1pm
Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                            Saturdays 9am-12pm
Thursdays  9am-6pm                                Closed:  Sun. & Mon.

Monthly Schedule
       *Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.
       * The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, Oct. 14.  All residents are welcome to stop by & enjoy the book discussion, dessert & coffee.
       *The Library Board will meet Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 530pm.  This session is open to the public & the agenda is posted prior to the meeting inside the library and the Mead post office.

Upcoming Special Events
      Oct. 27 – Storytime Halloween Party 4pm-5pm   Join us for a story, games, treats & tricks!  Wear a costume!
      Oct. 11 – Teen Advisory Board will have their first meeting of this school year at 4pm.  All teens/tweens in grades 6th-12th are invited to attend.
      The library will be closed Thursday, Oct. 20 & Friday, Oct. 21 so the librarian can attend the National Library Conference in Omaha.
      Do you have too many holiday decorations?  Please consider donating them to the library.  We will be having a fundraiser in December where you may purchase holiday items for a small donation.  All proceeds will go to the library.
     *We are getting ready for our Summer Reading Camp!  If you would like to be a part of this fun program for our        Mead children please stop by and speak with one of our librarians.  Thanks!



Thank You ~
Thanks to all of the patrons who donated books & supplies to the library in Sept. & to Denise Patocka (Library Board President) and Vera Kuhr (Friends of the Library President) for their  support to the Mead Public Library.



Thank you, Denise Patoka, for your many years of service on the Mead Library Board, serving as President the last number of years.  THANKS!


The Mead Library is in need of a member on the Mead Library Board.  The board consists of five members from the Village of Mead.  If you are interested please contact a member of the Library Board or the Library Directors at 402-624-6604 or meadlibrary@outlook.com.


The Mead Community Group will sponsor the Annual Trunk-or-Treat at the Mead Fire Hall north parking lot on Halloween, October 31 in conjunction with the Mead Fire / Rescue Department’s Annual Halloween Costume Party.  Everyone is welcome to decorate a car trunk or pickup box and pass out candy.  All participants will be entered in a drawing to win an Autumn-themed decoration.  Come and join the fun!


MEAD COMMUNITY GROUP -
This month the Mead Community Group wants to share some information we received that we feel everyone with children of any age would like to have.  It's common sense, but a reminder is always good.



Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Childhood experiences can greatly impact individuals in adulthood. Negative or positive experiences in childhood play a role in shaping how individuals respond to situations as they age. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in stress, which can harm the developing brain. ACEs can lead to chronic health conditions and early death in adulthood. What are ACEs? The original ACE Study was conducted in Southern California in 1995-1997. Over 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization members participated in the study, which included a physical examination and surveys about childhood trauma and current health status. All of the ACE questions refer the first 18 years of life. Two-thirds of the participants had at least one adverse childhood experience and 1 in 5 had three or more ACEs. Since 2009, the ACE study has been conducted in several states, including Nebraska in 2010-2011. Of all of the states collecting data, the research showed a much high prevalence rate than researchers first anticipated. In Nebraska, over 50% or an estimated 1.37 million people report having at least one ACE. The highest individual ACEs were in household substance abuse and verbal abuse. Nationally, common adverse childhood experiences include household substance abuse, parental separation or divorce, household mental illness, mother treated violently, incarcerated household member, emotional abuse or neglect, physical abuse or neglect, sexual abuse, and natural disasters. There is a strong association between ACEs and some of the nation’s worst health and social concerns.  Individuals with 1 or more ACEs are at a greater risk for developing negative chronic health conditions or negative well-being outcomes. The more ACEs an individual has, the greater the risk.  Exposure to ACEs increases the risk of: Substance Abuse - Smoking - COPD - Heart disease - Depression - Suicidal ideation and/or attempts - STDs - Intimate partner violence - Low academic achievement - Teen Pregnancy.   Prolonged exposure to stress can damage the developing brain and affect overall health and well-being. Stress can affect children in the following ways: reduced ability to learn and problem solve,  difficulty making friends and maintaining relationships, Increase stress hormones, which can reduce the body’s ability to fight infections.

The ACEs study provides insight on the significant impact adverse childhood experiences have on the lifespan. The ACEs study can also help us begin to understand how to prevent these health and social problems that are linked to adverse childhood experiences. Prevention strategies: Community education on ACEs - Parenting classes and parent support groups for any new or expecting parents - Supports for parents - Therapeutic interventions for Adults, Children, Children-Parent interaction - Family - Positive youth development programs, like Teammates - After-school mentoring programs  - Professional Partners Program etc.  - Assist youth in developing coping skills and stress reduction strategies - Create environments that make children feel safe.

These are some of the ways to prevent ACEs and help children cope through education and community systems.

All good information, but here at home we are moving into our October activities, celebrating Red Ribbon Week in cooperation with Mead Public Schools and the Elementary Student Council October 23 through October 31.  And again the Mead Community Group will sponsor a Trunk-or-Treat at the Mead Fire Hall on Halloween, partnering with Mead Fire and Rescue after their annual costume contest.  Everyone is welcome to decorate a car trunk or pickup truck and pass out candy.  All participants will be entered in a drawing to win an Autumn-themed decoration.  Come on out!

The next Mead Community Group meeting will be October 4, 7:00 PM at the High School Commons.  Please join us!


DUMP HOURS effective November 1 - March 31
The dump will be open the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY from 8 am - 12 noon.  During the winter months, be aware that the dump may be closed due to inclement weather.  Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items permitted.  A dumpster for metal / iron products is available at the dump.  The dump is available to Mead residents only!  Cost is $2.00 per load, including metal / iron products, payable to the Dumpmaster.


POST PROM VEGAS NIGHT FUNDRAISER
A Post Prom Vegas Night Fundraiser will be held following the Homecoming football game with Parkview Christian on October 14 from approximately 9:30 pm - 1:00 am.  The event will be held at the Firehall.  A $5.00 entry fee at the door will cover food.  Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  Various games and Bingo will be offered.  This event is limited to those 21 years of age and over.  Proceeds go to Mead Post Prom.  Come and support a great event and have some fun!