This weeks Prineville Perk to be held at Fortitude Investment Advisors, LLC

Every year, Oregon sets aside Jan. 27 as Fire Service Appreciation Day and next Tuesday, Jan 28 the Central Oregonian will be publishing a four page special section in support of the Crook County Fire and Rescue. Jan. 27 was set as the date in honor of the nation’s first organized fire department formed in Boston in 1678. This year marks the 130 anniversary of a organized fire department in Prineville, as The Prineville Volunteer Fire Company on Jan. 20, 1884. If you would like to support this special section, you can contact Patty McManus at 541-447-6205.

High Desert Museum will be holding free family admission this Saturday, Jan. 25 and again on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The free family admission program is offered courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union and supports the educational mission of Mid Oregon Credit Union. The program provides families the opportunity to explore the wildlife and living history of Central Oregon.

“Every year we look forward to meeting and greeting all the families who come out for the Free Family Saturdays at the High Desert Museum,” said Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon Credit Union VP of Marketing and Community Relations. “No matter what the weather, we see young and old alike who are smiling, energized, and ready to enjoy this amazing Central Oregon resource!”

For more information about exhibits, wildlife encounters, living history performances, music, and tours, visit the Museum’s website at

Prineville Perk will be held at the Fortitude Investment Advisors, LLC, they are located at 736 N.W. Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

What’s Brewing? This week’s community forum will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 7 to 8 a.m. at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speaker will be Dr. Laura Gratton, Mosaic Clinic discussing the past, the present, and the clinic’s future role in local healthcare. The community forum is free and open to the public, breakfast is available.

The Prineville Presbyterian Church has announced that they have a new pastor, Rev. Mike Wilson. They are located at 1771 N.W. Madras Hwy., and they welcome all to worship with them. They offer various fellowships and Bible studies. For more information you can contact them at 541-447-1017.

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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