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Athlete of the Year Dinner planned for Friday, June 1

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Final May at the Museum Series will be held this Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowman Museum

New Scenic Bike Way ribbon cutting Friday at Perk

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Prineville author Rick Steber will share stories Thursday during May at the Museum

Excelling at problem solving

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Crook County Middle School math students place third in Pentagames math competition

Come out to see the stars

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The 19th Annual Prineville Reservoir Star Party set for this Saturday, May 12, designed for the family

McDonald's is open during remodel

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Upgrades to McDonald's include drive-thru electronic menu boards, a new Play Place and in-store ordering kiosks

God always believes in, loves you

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The Greeks had four words to describe different kinds of love, with 'agape' being selfless, unconditional, ongoing, outgoing, self-sacrificing…

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The first water was turned into the Ochoco Project canal system on the east end of the project 100 years ago

May at the Museum begins this Thursday

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Just 1 Acre Farm Store joins Chamber, holds ribbon cutting during Prineville Perk

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CCHS students raise enough money to buy bantam cars for the war effort 75 years ago

Landfill offering Free Yard Debris Day this Saturday

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History of the Crooked River Roundup the topic of 'What's Brewing? After Hours'

Salt & Light

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High Desert Christian Academy will host its annual fundraiser dinner next Saturday that will include auctions and music

Coronating a queen

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2018 Crooked River Roundup Queen Riann Cornett is crowned and Grand Marshal Dick Cain honored

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School board recommends the district construct a new high school to meet space needs 25 years ago

Growing your own garden topic at 'What's Brewing'

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Mann Mortgage and Crook County Properties offering a free First Time Homebuyer Class Wednesday evening

Elite dancers

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Young dancers from Legacy Dance Company earn top honors at state competition

Success as winter turns to spring

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Crook County FFA members compete in several competitions, bringing home many awards

'Architecture of Internment'

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Crook County Library hosts exhibit exploring World War II Japanese internment April 16-28

'A Night at the Oscars'

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Businesses and individuals are honored during the annual Chamber Awards Banquet Saturday night

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Crook County and Madras high school typing students earned honors at COCC Invitational Typing Tournament 50 years ago

MountainStar to give tours this Wednesday

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Adopt-A-Bear program accepting donations in support of Healthy Beginnings at Mid Oregon Credit Union

Coronating a queen

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The April 14 Crooked River Roundup Banquet raises travel funds for 2018 Queen Riann Cornett

Dollars for scholars

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The annual Rotary on the Radio event raises $15,019 for college scholarships

Happy egg hunters

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Nearly 500 children hunted candy-filled plastic eggs in Stryker Park Saturday morning

Reducing the risk of identity theft

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Mid Oregon Credit Union offers Free Shred Day and financial literacy workshops while celebrating 60 years in business

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County loans Crook County Parks and Rec $100,000 to complete RV park 25 years ago

LCSNW honors Dr. Douglas Gruzd with Crisis Team award

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KIDS Center kicks off the Blue Ribbon Campaign in April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Circus comes to town

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The Jordan World Circus brought animal tamers and acrobats from all over the world to Prineville

Worship at the foot of the cross

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Crook County churches welcome the community to attend their special Easter services

Lunch at Meadow Lakes is not just for golfers

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For a quarter of a century, Meadow Lakes Restaurant has served breakfast and lunch in a casual dining atmosphere

Bookworms go to battle

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The Bookeneers take the Battle of the Books championship at Crooked River Elementary

Realtor of the Year

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Central Oregon Association of Realtors recognizes Michael Warren II as Realtor of the Year for 2018

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Local Girl Scouts selling five varieties of cookies through April 13 50 years ago

Easter Egg Hunts and pancake breakfast to be held this…

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Public swimming pool and splash pad to be discussed at 'What's Brewing?' After Hours on Wednesday

Easter egg hunts for kids abound in Crook County

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Three groups host Easter egg hunts for children on Saturday morning, March 31

Math skills you can count on

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Two CCMS students traveled to Wilsonville for the MathCounts state championship last Saturday

Knowing the signs of Alzheimer's

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The local Alzheimer's Association chapter presents a free educational program at the library next Wednesday

A wet Paddy Pint

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Runners and walkers participate in the Fifth Annual Prineville Paddy Pint Run on St. Patrick's Day

Crook County labor force posts gains

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The increase is a reflection of population growth and strong economic conditions across Central Oregon

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Pioneer Memorial Hospital begins phase II of a three-part expansion project 25 years ago

FAN receives Facebook grant

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21st Annual Fiber Market Day will be held this Saturday at the Crook County Fairgrounds

Fiber and wool lovers welcome

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Fiber Market Day brings together those who make products from natural fibers

Catholic church hosting annual ham dinner

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The congregation will serve the St. Patrick's Day Ham Dinner this Sunday, March 18

How do Prineville grocery prices really stack up?

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After national study claimed Prineville had one of the highest per-meal costs in the U.S., we set out to gather our own data

Back in Time

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Dr. Wood gave shots to prevent Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Prineville 75 years ago

Ochoco Brewing hosts Blue and Gold Night

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Crook County Court members will discuss the state of the county during 'What's Brewing?' on Wednesday

'Furever' friends

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Humane Society of the Ochocos plans a St. Patrick's Day pet adoption event with Tour For Life

Snowpack boosted by recent winter storms

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Water allocation curtailments may be necessary, but late February snowfall was a big help

'Fabulous '40s Radio Hour'

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The 40th Annual Prineville Follies talent show draws large crowds Friday and Saturday

Juniper Festival set for March 17

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The Chamber Merchants Group hosts the vendor event as a way to draw shoppers to the downtown area this spring

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Granddaughters of Crook County pioneers to serve as the court for King and Queen of the Prineville Centennial 50 years ago

Meadow Lakes hosting Prineville Perk on Friday

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Ochoco Brewing Company to host fundraisers for Booster Club and Camp Eagle Cap

Honoring local royalty

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The Crook County Historical Society plans the Annual Pioneer Queens Luncheon this Sunday afternoon at the Bowman Museum

'Still Singing His Song'

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Pastor Ron Hemphill combines his love for music with his love for the Word of God in his newest album

A fair in the name of better health

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Community partners educate students during the CCMS Health Fair last Friday

Combatting veteran suicide

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CrossFit Prineville donates five free one-year memberships for veterans through Lift For The 22

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Marge Pierce, a second-grade teacher at Ochoco Elementary School, won the Associated Oregon Industries Foundation 1993 Educational Excellence Award…

Prineville Follies performances will be held this Friday and…

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Central Oregon Association of Realtors releases residential market report for 2017

Young artists in the limelight

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CCHS students win Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for their photos, poetry and artwork

Getting a 'grip' on the Hollywood lifestyle

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Prineville man Lynn Troupe spent his career working behind the scenes on numerous movies and TV shows

Comedy, drama & sci-fi, one act at a time

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CCHS drama students present three student-directed one-act plays in a black-box setting

A new use for an old building

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Foundry Four Distillery owners plan to open a tasting room and serve their Prineville brand of spirits

Personal prose

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Local poet Jim Churchill-Dicks will read from his most recent collection of poems on Feb. 19

A sweet fundraiser

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Granny Faye's Bakery hosts a Mickey Mouse fundraiser to benefit the family of a little girl

Back in Time

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Bureau of Reclamation considers fixes to leaking Ochoco Dam as well as costs of project in February 1993

Lift For The 22 has partnered with CrossFit Prineville

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Lutheran Community Services hosting Prineville Perk, ribbon cutting and grand opening this Friday

It's Girl Scout cookie time!

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The local Troop is hosting a Girl Scout Cookie Tasting Night this Friday at the library

A pillar in our time

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Local historian Steve Lent and the historical society publish a second volume of articles

Churches prepare for Shrove Tuesday

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Members of three churches come together to host Shrove Tuesday Community Pancake Supper Feb. 13

FFA members write monthly column

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Members of the local chapter will highlight their events and achievements on the Farm and Ranch page

FFA is leadership for a lifetime

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The Crook County FFA Chapter will celebrate The Crook County FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week Feb. 17-24

4-H Members go national

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Two Crook County 4-H youth travel to Western National Roundup in Denver and bring home second-place ribbons

Unemployment rate unlikely to drop much further in the future

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Job growth most prominent in leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services

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Crook County Sheriff's Office was given a German shepherd police dog 25 years ago

Chamber Directory deadline is this Friday

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Central Oregon Association of REALTORS seeking nominations for Building a Better Central Oregon

A win for the arts

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The Crook County Cultural Coalition awards $8,400 in grants to eight local organizations

An open door

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The local men's emergency shelter opened Jan. 4 and can serve up to 16 homeless men

Building a sustainable future

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Young students trying to positively transform their lives will work together with construction experts to build and sell an affordable home in…

'A Night at the Oscars'

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And the Oscar goes to ... the Chamber has started its selection process for the Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

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Parks and Recreation faces sewer problem while constructing RV park 25 years ago

Chamber Directory deadline nearing

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Super Bowl Scramble Golf Tournament at Meadow Lakes Golf Course this Saturday, Feb. 3

Providing a healthy start

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Healthy Beginnings, a regional nonprofit, is providing its annual Comprehensive Health and Development Screening in Prineville

Still bowling strong

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Members of the local Senior Bowling League enjoy the camaraderie and family atmosphere, and they welcome new members

More room for history and training

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Crook County Fire and Rescue renovated a nearby building to house antique equipment and provide space for workouts and training

Students signing on

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Barnes Butte students will help create a logo and kiosks for the IronHorse property

Over 21 tobacco law takes effect

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Local merchants who sell tobacco speak out about the new law and how it affects their businesses

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Plans finalized for construction of a new railway depot on North Main Street 50 years ago

'What's Brewing?'

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Mid Oregon Credit Union invites the community to enjoy free admission to High Desert Museum Jan. 27 and Feb. 24

Rounding up kindergartners

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Families can register their kindergartners for school and other transition programs at upcoming events

A day of service

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Volunteers paint the interior of Kids Clinic on MLK Day of Service, honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Cooking school opens at Crooked River Inn

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The two-hour daily classes are designed for home cooks wanting to expand their knowledge

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Rails and materials for the completion of the Prineville railroad were ordered 100 years ago

Homeless count scheduled for three days starting Jan. 24

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Revitalization efforts and plans for business corridor to be topic at this week's 'What's Brewing?'

Watch your thoughts go by

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MOsley WOtta, an international artist and speaker, educates Pioneer High School students on poetry

From a farm to your table

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Farmers and ranchers invited to 'Fresh from the Farm' forum Thursday, Jan. 18

Businesses fared well during Christmas season

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Downtown Prineville merchants report a busy and profitable holiday shopping season

Back in Time

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Prineville had a shortage of lower-income bracket homes 50 years ago back in 1968

What is on the horizon for our local museum?

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Prineville Police Department issues a warning about pyramid and Ponzi schemes

Creating a creative library

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Crook County Library receives $5,000 Kelley Foundation grant to upgrade the children's room

Coping with grief

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The 13-week Biblically based GriefShare series begins Jan. 8 at Prineville Community Church

Young and old welcome 2018

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Kids enjoy a skate party while visitors to the senior center enjoy New Year's done early as 2017 came to a close Sunday night

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