Annual May at the Museum begins this week at Bowman Museum with Dr. Scott Burns as the guest speaker

Redemption House Ministries, located in Prineville, is a non-profit transitional shelter serving women and children who have been displaced in Central Oregon. They help ladies with children find hope and achieve their goals to get their lives back. They also serve meals to the community through Craig’s Compassionate Café. They are asking for monetary assistance as well as volunteers to serve those that are in desperate circumstances. If you can help, please contact Greg Sanders, Executive Director, at 541-362-5642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prineville Perk will be held at the Prineville Disposal & Septic Pros on Friday, May 2. They are located at 1751 N. Main St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304. The Chamber is looking for businesses to host the weekly gathering. If you would like to have active chamber members come to your business, have coffee, and learn what your business has to offer the community, give Kandice a call to get assigned a Friday that is convenient for you. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

The NeighborImpact Food Bank team is excited to welcome a brand-new truck to its fleet. The agency currently has two trucks that are used to pick up food from local grocery store donors. The third truck will expand the Food Bank’s ability to better serve the entire region.

Most of the food pantries that distribute food to families come to the regional food distribution center at the NeighborImpact headquarters in Redmond to pick up food. The new refrigerated truck, which was purchased from Robberson Ford in Bend, will allow NeighborImpact to make additional trips. Along with the truck, a forklift was also purchased to help make work at the Food Bank more efficient.

The new truck and forklift were made possible by a successful fundraising campaign by NeighborImpact’s development office with a total of $103,500 being donated by businesses and foundations.

The NeighborImpact Food Bank Program is the regional affiliate of the Oregon Food Bank and distributes over 2.6 million pounds of food to 40 local agencies in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. Over 19,000 individuals are helped at emergency food sites every month during the year.

Last week to order! Younglife of Crook County is holding a summer camp fundraiser through May 5. Younglife members are pre-selling flower baskets, to earn money for summer camp fees. Pre-sold flower baskets will be available for pick-up at the Younglife building on Saturday, May 10. For more information or to pre-order a flower basket and support the local Younglife members, contact Jake at 541-517-4130.

May at the Bowman Museum is back this year with Dr. Scott Burns, retired PSU Geology Professor kicking off the season with “Dynamic Geologic History of Oregon” on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s community room. Admission is free. For more information you can call 541-447-3715.

The 2014 Crook County Keep on Track Fund Run/Walk, Benefit Luncheon, and Auction, sponsored by Ironhorse, will be held this weekend at Ward Rhoden Stadium. For more information contact Coach Ernie Brooks at 541-416-9180.

The "What’s Brewing?" weekly community forum will be held on Wednesday, May 30, from 7 to 8 a.m., at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speaker will be Mike Ahern, Jefferson County Commissioner, speaking on “Nonpartisan county government, how it is working in Jefferson County.” The community forum is free and open to the public, and breakfast is available for purchase.

Hidden Falls Garden is opening for the season on Saturday, May 3. They are located at 5400 N.E. Ochoco Hwy. Their business hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They have a large variety of plants to make your garden and outdoor areas beautiful this season. You can contact Kristi at 541-480-5806 or Sharon at 541-420-1014.

The AYSO is holding 2014 registrations on Friday, May 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crook County Middle School Library.

The Bend Area Habitat for Humanity is holding an Affordable Housing and Application Session in Prineville on Monday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. For details and more information, see page A3 of today’s Central Oregonian.

The OSU/Crook County Extension Service is having a 100th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 7 at the Crook County Courthouse front lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, but they do ask that you RSVP to Pam Wiederholt, 541-447-6228. They will be serving a hamburger and hot dog barbecue, while supplies last. Entertainment, photo booths, door prizes, and a visit from OSU Benny Beaver will complete the festivities.

Harney Rock & Paving Co is now open for business at their 6300 Geo. Millican Rd. location Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer crushed rock, drain rock, top soil, and offer free estimates on all of you construction projects for both commercial and residential clients. You can contact them by calling 541-447-5035.

The Sixth Annual Front Nine Flush, to benefit the back to back state champion Crook County High School wrestling team, will be held on Saturday, May 15. For more information or to register for the golf tournament, you can contact Eric Ovens at 541-480-3528.

This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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