The AroundTown section of the Clipper-Herald is to notify the public of upcoming events and to publicize pertinent information from individuals, groups or service organizations.


A card shower has been suggested for Wilbur and Joan Rupke, who will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 22, 2019. Cards may be sent to the Rupkes at 1311 N. Harrison, Lexington, NE 68850.

A card shower has been suggested to help Bonnie Struempler of Broken Bow celebrate her 90th birthday on April 30. Cards may be sent to Bonnie Struempler, 715 Arapahoe Lane, Broken Bow, NE 68822.

An open house honoring Hope Williams of Overton for her 100th birthday will be held Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2-4 p.m. at the Overton Family Center, 610 First Ave, Overton (by the football field). Let your presence be your gift. If unable to attend, cards and letters of congratulations may be sent to Hope Williams, P. O. Box 63, Overton, NE 68863.


Miller Dances: All dances start at 7 p.m. Bring finger food and snacks. April 20: No Dance, Happy Easter. April 27: The Sundowners, Roger, Bruce, Jerome, Kent, Scott.

Trinity Lutheran LWML annual Spring Salad Luncheon will be Thursday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church social hall, 205 E. 7th St. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit mission work and local causes. Matching funds have been provided by Thrivant Financial.

The Nebraska Conservation Educational Fund is showing a documentary about water quality at the Majestic Theatre on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcomed to attend.

A Citywide National Day of Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the Lexington Berean Bible Church , 210 W. 7th St.

Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, 801 N. Lincoln, Lexington, Nebraska, would like to invite all women to their annual May Breakfast on May 2, at 9:00 a.m. The speaker will be Sindy Fiene. Please RSVP to the church office (324-5507) by April 29.

Auxiliary of VFW No. 5136 will hold a special meeting on May 7, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. in the Pinnacle Bank meeting room. Election of officers for the coming year will be held.

The Overton Alumni Association annual banquet will be Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Overton School gym at 6:00 p.m. Honor classes are graduates from years ending in “9,” i.e. 1959, 1969, 1979, etc. However all graduates are invited to attend. This will be the 120th banquet. Tickets are $25 and are available at First Security Bank in Overton, Alyce Bauer, P. O. Box 218, Overton NE 68863 or Marlene Blythe, 10596 Westside Rd, Overton, NE 68863 (308-987-2205). Tickets must be purchased by May 18, 2019.

The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Parent-Child Center is seeking volunteers to help sort the many donations we receive. Please contact the office at 308-324-2336 for more information on how you can help.

The Dawson County Democrats meet at 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Wilson Public Library in Cozad, located at 910 Meridian Ave.

WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Lexington – Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Building, 931 W. 7th St., Tuesday through Thursday the first 4 full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment. WIC Clinic Sites, Dawson County: Lexington – Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Building, 931 W. 7th St., Tuesday through Thursday the first 4 full weeks for each month. Call 308-324-6212 for an appointment. Cozad – Parkview Building, 120 E. 9th, Thursday, May 2, Monday, June 3. Gothenburg – American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Monday, April 15, Monday, May 6, Monday, June 10.

Events at the Lexington Grand Generation Center - Public Bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. Must be 18 to play. For questions call 308-324-2498. Homemade Pretzel Baking on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cost to purchase pretzels is .50/pretzel, $6.00/dozen. Purchase and/or come help roll.

RYDE Transit - Public Transportation is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a ride in Dawson County or Lexington call 308-324-3670. Public Transportation is easy to ride and open to everyone.


The Lexington Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 for the Easter holiday. The Library will be open on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will re-open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22. We wish each of you a safe and fun holiday!

The Lexington Public Library’s next “Booked for Lunch” is scheduled for April 30. Bob Ferguson will be the featured speaker, presenting “Controversial U.S. Stamps.” The presentation will include stamp designs that created waves and stamp subjects that became controversial. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by Ferguson’s presentation at noon. Let us know if you can come to lunch by calling the library at (308) 324-2151 or by visiting the Library.

The Lexington Public Library’s “Novel Stitchers” meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. If you enjoy stitching--knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project--join us at the library for two hours of stitching and visiting. We will meet on Tuesdays, April 23, and 30 and May 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.

Lap Sit/Storytime for children, age birth to five years, meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Each Lap Sit/Storytime offers an educational experience for children with stories, songs, activities, and simple crafts. This program is offered every Wednesday, when Lexington Schools are in session.

Join us at the Wilson Public Library on Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room as Dawson County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Woldt presents information regarding severe weather, what you should look for and how to become a Citizen Scientist. All patrons welcome. Wilson Public Library is located at 910 Meridian in Cozad.

The Wilson Public Library has weekly drop in Story Time on Mondays from 5:30-6:00 pm and Fridays from 11:00-11:30 am. Join us for a story followed by a craft or activity. For preschool ages 3-6 with an adult. Toddler Times are Fridays from 10:15-10:45. Enjoy a story and time with other toddlers. For ages 0-2 with an adult. No registration required.


Exercise room is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Every Sunday the Center is available for rent.


9:00 a.m. - Massage

9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi

10:00 a.m. - FROG

12:45 p.m. - I’ve Got It

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training

6:30 p.m. - LIONS


10:00 a.m. - Plant Bottle Crafts

12:45 p.m. - Pinochle and Pool

1:00 p.m. - Foot Clinic


9:30 a.m. - Pool-T

11:00 a.m. - 5-in-a-Row

12:45 p.m. - Cards

1:00 p.m. - FROG

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Hot Cookies

3:00 p.m. - Strength Training


Homemade bread everyday. Choice of skim, 2% or chocolate milk. No reservations needed except for large groups. Serving time: 11:30 a.m.


Taco Bake or Chicken Wing, Potato Casserole, Lima Beans, Slice Apples


Chicken Fajitas/Tortilla, Spanish Rice, Steam Cauliflower, Veggie Salad, Plums


Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Tropical Fruit


AA/NA: open meeting Friday nights at 7 p.m. at Plum Creek Mall at Two Bridges Counseling, 513 N. Grant St., Suite 3a, Lexington.

Westside Group: AA/NA open meeting on Monday and Wednesday nights at separate locations at 8 p.m. Monday night meetings at First Christian Church, 1206 N. Erie St. in Lexington. Wednesday nights at Community Health Center (west of hospital) 1600 W. 13th St. in Lexington.

AA Elwood: at 8 p.m. on Sundays at United Methodist Church, 601 Rush in Elwood. Contact: 785-3567 (Tom).

Al-Anon meets Mondays, 8 p.m. at the LexChristian Church, 13th & Erie; Thursdays, noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 105 E. 17th, use office door. For more information call 308-651-0143, 308-324-2288.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking: at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Ann’s Catholic Church basement, 301 E. Sixth St.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, non-smoking - Smithfield: At 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Hope Lutheran Church, 74098 Road 436 in Smithfield. Call 785-3567 or 472-3376.

American Legion in Lexington meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.

Celebrate Recovery: a 12-step, anonymous program helping participants overcome any hurts, habits, addictions or hang-ups. Meets at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at Parkview Baptist Church’s Refuge (Parkview South Campus), 1105 Park St.. Contact: 308-324-4410.

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Public Immunization Clinic, 1st & 3rd Mondays every month: Open 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. by appointment at 931 West 7th St., Lexington. Clinics serve ages 2 months - 18 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult, previous vaccination records required. Contact 308-865-1352 ext. 143.

Dawson/Gosper County CASA: seeking Volunteers. CASA Volunteers are everyday people from all walks of life, who advocate through the court system in the interests of children. Contact 324-7364.

Grupo Lexington AA (Spanish Speaking) open meeting Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m., at 114 West 6th St. in Lexington.

The Lexington Lions Club meets the 4th Monday every month at the Lexington Grand Generation Center.

Lexington Rotary Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Lexington Public Library at noon. For more information or to join call 308-325-7006.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meetings are held the second Thursday each month at 2 p.m. in the education room at the Community Health & Fitness Center (1600 W. 13th, Lexington) For more information contact Dixie Menke at 308-325-5350 or 308-784-4022 or Brenda Bierman at 308-324-2523 or 308-325-9216.

SMART Recovery meets at St. Peter’s in the Valley Episcopal Church, 905 East 13th St., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m., Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets every second Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1616 W. 39th St., in Kearney. For more information contact Carol Rowedder at 308-237-2635.

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