Smith to entertain at Cattelmen’s banquet

The annual Dawson County Cattlemen’s Banquet will be Saturday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 p.m. at Kirk’s Nebraskaland Restaurant at the Lexington I-80 interchange. A social hour prior to the meal begins at 6 p.m.

R. P. Smith, Nebraska’s homegrown humorist and cowboy poet, will be the entertainment. Smith is the fourth-generation of his family to raise cattle on the 110-year-old Pine Crest Ranch in Custer County. Much of his material is a by-product of his family and the beef industry he grew up in. His new material is tried out on his wife, the dogs and replacement heifers. Smith also hosts “Homegrown,” a weekly radio program on the rural radio network.

The traditional Cattlemen program will also include recognition of honorees for the Dawson County Cattlemen Hall of Fame.

Tickets for prime rib dinner are $30. Contact any Dawson County Cattlemen director including Tucker Thompson of Eustis, Rhonda Russman of Farnam, Shannon Peterson of Gothenburg, Mick Litz of North Platte, Jared Walahoski of Overton, Heath Weichel, Taryn Pieper and Derek McConville of Lexington, or Bruce Treffer at the Dawson County Extension Office (308) 324-5501.