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First-ever All Western Rockhound Pow Wow launched 50 years ago in Crook County

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - JUNE 30, 1994: SHASTA AND ROO: Shasta Ervin, 13, the daughter of Mike and Teresa Ervin of Prineville, shows "Roo," her crossbred gilt at the Crook County Fairgrounds yesterday. Shasta and Roo will compete at the Pacific International Junior Livestock Show, which lasts through Sunday, and will draw 1,100 exhibitors.

100 years ago

July 3, 1919

Asa W. Battles is County Clerk of Crook County. Yesterday, without previous announcement, Warren Brown, who has been clerk for 13 years, formally offered his resignation to that office and immediately Mr. Battles, who has been chief assistant in that office for several years, was appointed by the County Court. In making the appointment, the court said that there was no question of political favor or any other feature connected with the change, but that Mr. Battles is the most efficient man in the county and is in every respect entitled to the appointment.

District Attorney Wirtz yesterday issued a warning to the effect that the failure of Congress to pass laws preventing the possession of liquor in the homes of individuals does not in any way affect Oregon's situation in the matter, and that anyone found with liquor in their possession will be prosecuted as in former times.

Powell Butte farmers held a meeting at their Community Hall one night recently, and in true Powell Butte fashion, which is a good, thorough manner of doing things, issued a statement refuting the rumor that has recently been current, to the effect that hay growers there were in a combination to keep the hay prices up to $30 per ton this year. Powell Butte has become an important feeding center and does not wish to lose that position or injure their reputation with livestock men.

75 years ago

June 29, 1944

A possibility that Prineville's housing shortage may be eased through private construction of houses and apartments was reported this week by the housing committee of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce. It may be possible, the committee believes, to have building restrictions lifted through action of the federal war manpower commission, thereby permitting individuals in essential industries to build homes for their own use, and other individuals to build homes or apartments to be rented to those working in essential industries.

The city of Prineville budget for 1944-45, involving a tax levy of $14,438, was adopted by the city council at a special meeting Monday night. The meeting was called to hold the taxpayers' hearing on the proposed budget, prepared May 22. But no taxpayers appeared to discuss the proposed levy with the council. The budget was adopted without change.

Crook County's budget for 1944-45 was adopted last Saturday without change from the published figures. The county court acted after a taxpayers' meeting during which a discussion of predatory animal control tool up most of the time. There were no protests against any items in the budget, which requires a tax levy of $54,993.56.

50 years ago

July 3, 1969

The first All Western Rockhound Pow Wow, sponsored by the Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce, got off to a flying start with over 172 tailgating spaces filled with rock dealers, hobbyists, rockhounds and collectors displaying some of the finest rock to be found in the United States.

City councilmen adopted Ordinance No. 635 at the Wednesday luncheon meeting held July 2 at City Hall. The ordinance permits benches, trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to be placed outside business establishments on sidewalks only if the merchant has acquired a permit from City Police Chief Mike Thompson.

Caddies are needed for the weekend of July 12th and 13th for the Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Prineville Golf and Country Club. Any boy or girl aged 12 years or older may sign up to caddy by phoning Carl Peterson. A caddy school will be held at the Golf Club at 10 a.m. on the morning of Friday, July 11th for all youngsters signed up to caddy.

25 years ago

June 30, 1994

Prineville will receive a $66,260 Community Development Block Grant from the Oregon Economic Development Department to finish rehabilitating the Prineville Senior Center, according to the press release issued by Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts. Improvements to the Prineville Senior Center started in 1992 and was first funded with a 1992 Community Development Block Grant award.

The Prineville Fire Department will ban all burning as of midnight, July 1, according to Fire Chief Dave Fields. All open burning, including burning barrels, is prohibited.

Forest and range fires since this past Wednesday have burned more than 5,280 acres in the Ochoco National Forest and the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, according to the Ochoco National Forest Service.

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JUNE 30, 1994: SHASTA AND ROO: Shasta Ervin, 13, the daughter of Mike and Teresa Ervin of Prineville, shows "Roo," her crossbred gilt, at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Shasta and Roo will compete at the Pacific International Junior Livestock Show, which lasts through Sunday, and will draw 1,100 exhibitors.

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