Kicking the rodeo off with a party

Kicking the rodeo off with a party

The Crooked River Roundup Kickoff Party and Queen Coronation and Auction will take place Saturday...

Pay it forward

Pay it forward

Ochoco Elementary Librarian Carolyn Dunaway was recently awarded $500 for new books as part of...

Student scientists

Student scientists

Crooked River Elementary holds a science fair as part of the schools storyline project A team of...

Mathletes

Mathletes

Two CCMS students recently competed in a state math competition in Corvallis How would you...

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Prineville's Features

April 15, 2014

PMH accepting scholarship applications now

by Kevin Sperl
The deadline to apply is May 1 The Prineville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for its scholarship program, to be awarded on May 23. Auxiliary President Marilyn Martinsen…
April 15, 2014

Crook County Landfill holding free debris day

by Teresa Tooley
Younglife of Crook County taking orders for hanging baskets to help students fundraise for summer camps Get out your Easter buckets. It is time for the Ray’s Food Place annual Easter Egg Hunt.…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Text messaging is just one of the many new forms of communication available with recent technological upgrades.
April 11, 2014

Facing a new era

by Kevin Sperl
CCSD is revising its technology education plan to determine the circumstance of how they will embrace or exclude certain platforms or devices within their educational process. Editor’s note:…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Youth Services Associate Mary Ryan leads Growing Tales story time at the Crook County Public Library.
April 08, 2014

Retaining reading skills

by Kevin Sperl
With the help of a Ready to Read grant, the local library has $7,000 to spend to increase early literacy rates in Crook County The Crook County Public Library has received a $7,000 Ready to Read…
April 08, 2014

Crooked River Roundup Kickoff Party to be held this Saturday

by Teresa Tooley
Steve Hammond has recently moved back to Prineville and joined the staff at Whispering Pines Funeral Home This past weekend, the community was invited to attend an exhibition performed by the…
April 04, 2014

Fundraiser to benefit local 4-H clubs

by Jason Chaney
For the past decade, Crook County 4-H has relied on its annual dinner and auction to finance its programs For the past decade, Crook County 4-H has relied on its annual Dinner and Auction…
April 01, 2014

Class of 2014 holding fundraiser Wednesday

by Teresa Tooley
Sunset Hearth and Home has relocated to the Ochoco Plaza As of today, you will no longer receive the food section in the Tuesday publication of the Central Oregonian. You will still receive the…
March 28, 2014

Mixing some fun with fundraising

by Kevin Sperl
Rotarys annual Dollars for Scholars event will take place Tuesday, April 1 The Rotary Club of Crook County will mix a lot of fun with some serious fund raising on Tuesday, April 1, all to…
by: KEVIN SPERL/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Jaenel Bermudez (LEFT), Zury Martinez, Justin Musgrave, Lakota Burkhart and Kayden Guiterrez read 'Can I Push the Button,' one of the books distributed at Prineville's Head.
March 25, 2014

LITTLE READERS

by Kevin Sperl
Over the next several months local Head Start teachers will be giving free books to families The NeighborImpact program believes reading skills are so important that they are distributing almost…
A wide variety of fiber products will be available on Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds
March 25, 2014

Promoting fiber arts

by Kevin Sperl
The 17th annual Fiber Market Day takes places this Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds This Saturday, the Crook County Fairgrounds will be full of fiber, and not the kind you eat. The 17th…

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Mar 25, 2014

Dollars for Scholars to be held April 1

by Teresa Tooley
Soroptimist Senior Center in need of donations for services The Annual Rotary Club of Crook County will be holding their Dollars for Scholars on Tuesday, April 1. The event will air live from…
by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Prineville Police Captain Mike Boyd (LEFT), Reverend Mike Wilson (CENTER), and Sheriff Jim Hensley (RIGHT) display the teddy bears collected during a teddy bear drive.
Mar 21, 2014

Spreading joy with teddy bears

by Kevin Sperl
The Prineville Presbyterian Church recently held a teddy bear drive and donated the collection to local law enforcement for children going through difficult times in their lives Reverend Mike…
Mar 21, 2014

One language to another

by Kevin Sperl
Ochoco Elementarys Dual Language Program has thrived in its first four years In its fourth year, Ochoco Elementary School's Dual Language program is proving that, in order to learn English,…
by: PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY JASON WOOD - Jason Wood (in the green hat) and his brother Robbie.
Mar 18, 2014

Climbing mountains

by Kevin Sperl
Jason Wood will hike Mt. Kilimanjaro in July as a tribute to his family members that suffer from Myotonic Dystrophy “If I post on Facebook I guess it makes it official. Yep, I'm going to climb a…
Mar 18, 2014

Mid Oregon Credit Union to hold debt control workshop

by Teresa Tooley
Washinton Federal hosting Prineville Perk as part of the kickoff for the upcoming Rotary Dollars for Scholars fundraiser It is looking a lot like spring out there folks, but this is Central…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Chad Desjardins has been practicing archery for the past 11 years.
Mar 18, 2014

Right on target

by Kevin Sperl
Chad Desjardins wins Oregon Bow Hunters Triple Crown trophy in archery Chad Desjardins has had a bow and arrow in his hands since the age of 4. Eleven years later he holds the 2013 Oregon Bow…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Andrew Lindberg works in the deli at Wagner's Market.
Mar 14, 2014

Youth Transition Program removing employment barriers

by Kevin Sperl
The training students receive has enabled them to find jobs they might not otherwise get Tate Blasius, plant manager at Ochoco Manufacturing Company, wasn’t convinced that the Youth Transition…
by: BILL MINTIENS - Tana Osborn with Boots and Socks, her two mini Aussie Shepherds.
Mar 11, 2014

All dogs go to heaven

by Bill Mintiens
Powell Butte author pens book to help others with their grief after their pets pass on Tana Osborn, a Powell Butte resident and first time author, didn't set out to write a book about losing her…
Mar 11, 2014

Outdoor School to hold fundraiser this Friday

by Teresa Tooley
Oregon Historical Society to showcase a trunk full of treasures at this weeks Whats Brewing? We have all had those times when we think life is not fair when it comes to our own lives. Other…
by: KEVIN SPERL - Prineville City Mayor, Betty Roppe is offering high school students the chance to take her gavel for the day, in the 'If I were Mayor, I would...' contest.
Mar 11, 2014

If I were Mayor of Prineville for a day, I would...

by Kevin Sperl
An upcoming contest is giving CCSD students a chance to say how they would run the city Have you ever hoped for an opportunity to take control of the City of Prineville, if only for a day?…




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