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

Get your Football Contest entries dropped off at the Central Oregonian office by Friday, Oct. 19. Find the entry forms and game picks in today's Central Oregonian on page A12. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Ericksons Thriftway for correctly picking the most winners, plus be entered to "Beat Helmet Head," where you could win a gift certificate to Subway, Prineville location only. One lucky winner will win the grand prize of $300, if they have the most correct picks throughout the 10-week contest. This week's winner for the $25 gift certificate to Meadow Lakes Golf Course & Restaurant was Richard J. Johnson, with 14 out of 20 games picked correctly. All entries that "Beat Helmet Head" were placed in a random drawing, and the winner of the gift certificate for beating Helmet Head (our mystery picker of games) was Willis Roberts. Congratulations to the winners of Week 1, and make sure you get your Week 2 entries in. For more information, contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205.

Identity theft and related financial scams can cost you a lot of money — but most of all, recovering from fraud can also amount to months of lost time and energy. Join Detectives Zach Neemann and Thomas Lilienthal of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office for a free workshop, Preventing Identity Theft, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. at Mid Oregon Credit Union's East Bend Branch in the conference room.

Call 541-382-1795 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat. A light dinner will be available.

The Bowman Museum continues its Saunders Memorial Lecture Series this Thursday, Oct. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowman Museum, located at 246 N. Main St. "The Owyhee River Journals," the richly-illustrated journey into the Canyonlands of the Owyhee River in Nevada, Idaho and Oregon, is the program. The presentation will be given by Bonnie

Olin, writer, who has explored the canyons from river to rim countless times. This is a free lecture series, and for more information, contact Sandy Cohen at 541-447-3715.

Make sure you mark your calendars for the 2018 season of "What's Brewing" that will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Meadow Lakes. See the front page of today's Central Oregonian for more details.

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Crook County Parks and Recreations and Crook County On The Move on Friday, Oct. 19 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. It will be held on Northeast Juniper Street across from the skate park and near the bike park. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

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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