The 100th Meridian Museum will be hosting ‘Quilts and Carols’ this Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The museum will be decked out in festive quilts. Cozad High School choir and band students will be performing holiday carols at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A free will donation will be taken to support the Cozad Honor Choir students’ trip to Chicago in 2018 and the Cozad High School band trip to Kansas City in May of 2018.
A soup and dessert lunch will be available as a fundraiser for the museum from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information please call 308-784-2010.
The Kids of the Kingdom will be presenting their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 6th.
This year’s program, “Let Your Light SHINE!” will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church located at 1515 B Street in Cozad.
Co-Directors Tammy Paulsen and Cheryl Nemeth will direct the program that involves 90 children from Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. Participants from Cozad attend the Kids of the Kingdom program each Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Numerous other adult volunteers assist Paulsen and Nemeth each Wednesday in this interdenominational ministry.
A special treat this year will be the students from the Little Disciples Preschool that is being taught at the church this year by Mandy Nelsen and CeCe Rutkowski. They will be performing prior to the Kids of the Kingdom.
The community is invited to attend and enjoy seeing these students ‘shine’ as they share the Good News of Jesus and all that He has done and continues to do for us.
October was a very busy month for the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department. Fire personnel held Fire Prevention classes at all of the elementary and pre-schools. 
They also participated in a very successful Waffleman Breakfast, raising over $3,000 for Project Austin at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
In addition, they responded to 54 calls for service, logged 294 miles on rescue vehicles and 354 miles on fire engines. 19 patients were transported to Lexington Regional Health Center.
Training included re-certifications CPR, classes on using 12 LEAD DE-FIB and Monitor, Transferring water from tankers to pumpers.  Two members attended the State Fire conference and Memorial Service in Kearney.
During this time of year please be extra cautious when using space heaters. Make sure wiring in your home is large enough to carry the extra electrical load they create.
 The Cozad Fire & Rescue Department kept busy in October with 35 ambulance calls and two preschool tours.
 Junior Fire Patrol classes also started with 30 5th graders in attendance. The classes will continue through the month of November.
 The 12th Annual Soup, Sandwich & Dessert Supper is being planned for Monday, December 4th. The “all-you-can-eat” free will offering supper will be served from 5 – 8 p.m. in Cozad’s Chipper Hall.
 This year’s proceeds will go to Project Austin through the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center located in Omaha, NE.
 Project Austin assists children with special health care needs by educating local emergency medical systems such as fire and rescue, emergency departments and primary care providers on how to best care for these children.
Making their voice heard were the citizens of Cozad that unofficially voted in approval of the two propositions that were part of a Special Election for Cozad. The results to the Special Election will become official after they are approved by a Canvas Board at their upcoming meeting. 
I am so proud to be a part of this community!  Renewing the sales tax for economic development shows that Cozad residents are committed to growing their town and are willing to have a vested interest in their future,” expressed CDC Executive Director Jen McKeone. “The CDC Board past and present have worked hard and will continue to work hard to make sure the sales tax is invested in the best possible way to see positive results for the community.”
Voting in approval of the first proposition were 542 voters with 173 voters opposing the first proposition. The First proposition emphasized on continuing the Economic Development program by appropriating annually from a local option sales tax of one-half of one percent. The result of a yes vote has the potential to lead to new jobs and new businesses. 
The Second proposition got ‘yes’ votes from 575 voters with 187 individuals voting ‘no’. 
The second proposition centered on keeping the Local option sales tax for 20 years commencing on October 1st, 2019 and ending on October 1, 2039 in the amount of one-half of one percent upon the same transactions within the City of Cozad to assist in the stability and vitality of Cozad without creating any new taxes.