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Oregon's 160 birthday celebration being held in Salem this…

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Crook County High School hosting Prineville Perk from 8 to 8:30 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 15

1994: Cain Hall to be demolished at fairgrounds

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Plans to construct a new road from Prineville through Combs Flat to the timbered areas near Cadle Butte and Pilot Butte was proposed 75 years ago

Rotarians seek volunteers for Ochoco Creek cleanup

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Event scheduled for March 16 follows successful effort the previous year where 10 cubic yards of trash was picked up along the local waterway

Ron's Comfort Food is now open at Meadow Lakes

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This week, Prineville Perk and Ribbon Cutting will be hosted by Lutheran Community Services on Friday, Feb. 8

The freedom of forgiveness

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We lock ourselves up in self-made prisons of bitterness, resentment and revenge when we do not forgive

Treaty of 1855 creates the Warm Springs Reservation

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Warm Springs, Wasco and Piaute tribes consist of different bands that were nomadic and lived in family groups

Going on faith and obedience

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Russ and Rhonda Rhoden accept a long-term mission at an orphanage and school in Lira, Uganda

People of Our Past brings history to life at the Bowman…

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The first event launches the series on Feb. 5 with a visit from Prineville's founder, Barney Prine

Chamber Directory deadline is just around the corner

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Veterans pavers for fairgrounds memorial are available through Band of Brothers

Local banks offering assistance during government shutdown

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Mid Oregon Credit Union sponsoring Free Family Saturday at High Desert Museum in Bend this Saturday, Jan. 26

Circus seeks performers

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Prineville Music and Theater Boosters will hold auditions next week for 'Under the Rimrock Bigtop'

Heart of Oregon Corps hosting Prineville Perk this week

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Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New trails await on the Upper 66

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Central Oregon Trail Alliance members and volunteers have recently completed an extension of a Prineville foot and cycling trail

Growing industrial hemp

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MC Farmer purchased the former OSU Extension experiment station in Powell Butte last summer, harvests first hemp crop

Buckin' for Rowdy

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The bull-riding event raises $21,000 for a local boy who had a bone marrow transplant

Coming back home

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The local chamber partners with others on a campaign to bring people back to Prineville

8-Hour Mega Sale this Thursday ONLY!

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State Representative, Mike McLane is the guest speaker for 'What's Brewing?' this Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Meadow Lakes

A giving community provides a merry Christmas

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This Christmas, 955 locals received gifts through the Holiday Partnership, and 601 families received food baskets

Companionship for the spiritual journey

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Retired Lutheran Pastor Barbara Punch offers spiritual director services to those needing encouragement and guidance

Tire store manager retires

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Spencer Brown ends a 32-year career with Les Schwab Tires, and Nate Laughery becomes manager

Cutting hair for half a century

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Monte Gibson's barber shop has become a gathering place for Prineville fellas

Fulfilling wish lists

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American Legion continues to support local veterans, youth and families during the holidays

A passion for health

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Inspired by her own successful health journey, Charlene Blue opens a health coaching business

No Prineville Perk this week

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Ashley Hearn joins Robberson Ford as their service manager at Prineville location

Surrounded by Santas

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A local lady displays hundreds of Santa Claus figures inside her home each Christmas season

Serenading the seniors

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The new Barnes Butte Elementary Honor Choir spreads Christmas cheer to local senior citizens

Les Schwab Manager Spencer Brown retiring

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Willis Roberts wins $300 as the 2018 Grand Champion winner of football contest

Be a Santa to a Senior wraps up

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The Home Instead Senior Care program spreads holiday cheer to Central Oregon seniors

From potatoes to hemp

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In June, OSU sold the Powell Butte experiment station to an industrial hemp grower

Miniature magic

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Hundreds of miniatures are displayed in holiday and secular scenes at the Grimes Family Christmas Scene, which has become a Prineville Christmas…

A golden milestone

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The Posie Shoppe celebrates its 50th anniversary by giving one bouquet a week to businesses and people who have supported them through the years

Crook County United Fund dissolving after 62 years of…

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Juniper Canyon Barbecue ribbon cutting with the Chamber set for Wednesday, Dec. 12

Art sale a huge success

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The Bowman Museum hosted an art show and sale last weekend, raising more than $10,000 for the museum

A final farewell

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Members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church are selling their building to Calvary Chapel of Crook County and are moving to the former Pentecostal church

Hosting a holiday party is a wrap

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Subway introduces the new Signature Wrap Platters just in time for the holidays

'Dear Mrs. Claus'

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Crook County Middle School Production Company students perform a Christmas comedy

Investing in the community

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Charm Trail in Prineville has been successul, and the collection of donated food has been overwhelming

'Stuff the Truck' for your neighbors at Ray's Food Place

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Thanks to late game, Hunter and Puckett both win this week's football contest

Thankful for veterans

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Crook County Veterans Services and Crook County Health Department host Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Twinkling lights and festive sights

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Lights were at the heart of the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Pines

Boots and Blooms

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New Boots and Blooms Floral shop specializes in sympathy flower arrangements

Christmas Tree and Quilt Auction to benefit Hospice

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Crook County Cheerleaders holding Meandering Maker fundraiser this Saturday at Crook County High School

A win-win for local art and history

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Three contemporary artists will sell their Central Oregon scene paintings to benefit Bowman Museum

A bluebird promise continued

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Allan Smith promises to carry on his buddy Trevor Russell's bluebird house tradition

Thank You Dinner

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Several businesses donate to Kids Club's annual Thanksgiving appreciation dinner

Local Chamber promotes Small Business Saturday

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Shoppers who purchase from Chamber members will be entered to win shopping sprees

Santa's Workshop

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Approximately 200 children made gifts for their loved ones during the Crook County Parks and Rec Santa's Workshop Saturday

Monthly 'What's Brewing?' to be held Wednesday, Nov. 28

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This week's Football Contest entries need to be turned in by Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. The Central Oregonian will be closed Thursday and Friday

Engaging middle schoolers in STEM

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Woodshop and engineering classes gain in popularity at Crook County Middle School

Santa hosting workshop

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The annual Parks and Rec Santa's Workshop for children is this Saturday at Carey Foster Hall

Santa's Workshop this Saturday at Carey Foster Hall

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Friends of the Library Book Sale at Crook County Library this Saturday, Nov. 17

Ladies Night signals the start of the holiday season

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The annual after-hours holiday open house is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 downtown businesses

Getting rid of the clutter

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Church reformation and baptism both help remove what is not needed in our faith and spiritual journey

Crook County Kids Club hosting Thank You Dinner

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Annual dinner and family portrait fundraiser planned for Thursday, Nov. 15 is the club's way of thanking community for its support

Hot, smoky growing season meant more irrigation needs

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Industrial hemp, a new crop for Crook County, does well in dry climate east of the Cascades

Making a splash

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Construction of the Kiwanis Splash Pad gets underway at Stryker Park in Prineville

Local support outlasts technological advances

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While most video stores have disappeared, Video Hut has survived competition from national chain competitors and the advent of online video streaming

Lord's Acre Day - A slice of Powell Butte

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Powell Butte Christian Church hosts the 72nd annual fundraiser Saturday, benefitting missions, scholarships and maintenance

Holiday Dough Fundraiser to benefit CC Holiday Partnership

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First Interstate Bank to host Chamber's Prineville Perk on Friday, morning Nov. 9

Halloween 2018

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People of all ages had several ways to celebrate Halloween in Crook County this week

Lord's Acre Day tradition continues Nov. 3

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The annual Powell Butte event features, races, quilts, pies, meat, crafts, barbecue and fellowship

Spreading thankfulness

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Meandering Maker owners start Prineville Thankful Campaign for local businesses

A lifelong love of barbecue

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Juniper Canyon Barbecue specializes in slow-cooked, smoked barbecue food and recently added breakfast

Lord's Acre Day in Powell Butte this Saturday

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Chamber Candy Crawl this Wednesday, Oct. 31 at local businesses from 1 to 6 p.m.

Harvest time

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Pray for laborers to help you harvest the fields that are ready to be harvested

Gardner Perry was an early lumberman and stage operator

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The bachelor also owned a sheep and cattle ranch north of Prineville in Central Oregon

Hustle, crawl and trick or treat

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Prineville organizations and businesses offer plenty of ways for families to celebrate Halloween from Friday until Halloween night

Traveling back in time

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A fifth-generation Oregonian traces the footsteps of her ancestors from Missouri to Oregon along the Oregon Trail

Domino's coming to Prineville

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The pizza chain will open next spring south of Clinic Pharmacy on Combs Flat Road

Last chance to weigh in

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Kids and community members invited to give input on skate park expansion this Thursday evening

Saunders Memorial Lecture Series wraps up this Thursday

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Crook County Foundation begins its 'What's Brewing?' this Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Meadow Lakes Restaurant with Superintendent Sara Johnson

Time for a touch-up

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Ken Wolverton created a mural with Paulina School students in 2011 and recently returned to the Upper Country to make repairs

Dillon's Grill adds 'fun' to the menu

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The local restaurant's general manager began as a host and worked her way up the ranks

A charming new chamber program

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Shoppers can join the Prineville Charm Trail to collect bracelet charms at several local businesses

We are CC!

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Crook County High School students show their school spirit during the homecoming noise parade and football game Thursday

Get your Football Contest entry in by Friday at 5 p.m.

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Preventing Identity Theft topic of workshop hosted by Mid Oregon Credit Union

New places to rest

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Local civic organizations and businesses team up to provide senior citizens and people undergoing physical therapy places to rest while getting…

Wilco purchases Bartels Show Feeds

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The three Central Oregon Wilco stores now carry the Rivals Show Feeds brand of livestock and show feed

Always something to do

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Crook County Fairgrounds leaders need more volunteers to get everything done

Closing the books on a 48-year banking career

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The community is invited to a retirement party honoring U.S. Bank commercial lender Steve Markell

Fairgrounds hosting Harvest Hoedown this Friday, Oct. 12

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Prineville Perk this Friday will be hosted by Partners in Care and Mosaic Medical

It's time for a hoedown

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Countryfied will perform next Friday night during the Harvest Hoedown at the fairgrounds

First Baptist stepping up

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NeighborImpact and First Baptist Church offer extended food pantry hours to fill a service gap in Prineville

Pickleball tournament raises funds for after-school programs

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The two-day Prineville Invitational Benefit Pickleball Tournament drew more than 40 players and raised $2,500

All aboard!

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Bowman Museum unveiled the new City of Prineville Railway outdoor exhibit Thursday evening

Chamber taking Candy Crawl applications

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Saunders Memorial Lecture Series begins this Thursday, Oct. 4 at Bowman Museum

Breathing life into history

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The Saunders Memorial Lecture Series returns to Bowman Museum for the month of October

Talking about Alzheimer's and dementia

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Oregon Care Partners hosts free Conversations About Dementia class for caregivers Thursday, Oct. 25 at Crook County Library

Celebrating children and their critters

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For the Children and Crook County Health Department hosted the Pet Parade and Kid Celebration Fair

Stirring up a new candle business

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Three local friends start We3 Candle Co., an in-home candle-making experience

Caboose opens for public viewing on Friday, Sept. 28

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Community Baby Shower is planned for this Friday, Sept. 28 in the 4-H Clover Building

Helping local mothers

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Central Oregon Perinatal Care hosts Sept. 28 Community Baby Shower to celebrate babies and offer resources

Celebrating recovery

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Agencies host National Recovery Month event to celebrate recovery from addictions and mental illness

Local economic development manager stepping down

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Caroline Ervin is resigning from the position after four years to be a full-time mom

Finishing strong

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As a Christian, there is work you can do that will make a difference to other people

A Pioneer Queen of Jefferson County

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As a teen, Leita Binder Richardson helped run the family farm after her mother passed away

The ways of the bison fascinate ranchers

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Steve and Bev Oberg raise 75 grass-fed bison at their Powell Butte Bison Ranch

Just jammin'

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Folks flock to the fairgrounds for the Central Oregon Country Music Gathering

Mountain Girl Designs opens

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Jennifer Miller opens her one-stop gift shop on Main Street next to Men's Wear

Robberson Ford hosting Business After Hours Thursday

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Candlelight vigil to be held at Crook County Courthouse and Pioneer Park for National Recovery Month this Thursday

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