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

The Crook County United Fund has announced that after 62 years, the Board of Directors of Crook County United Fund will be dissolving the organization at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

When Crook County United Fund was formed, the opportunities to donate to local nonprofit organizations were somewhat limited. The United Way's traditional "Community Chest" allowed people to donate to multiple nonprofit organizations at one time. Due to the change in charitable giving over the year, donations to Crook County United Fund have steadily decreased.

In the last 34 years, Crook County United Fund has been able to disburse more than a $ 1 million to nonprofit organizations that have served the community. This has only been possible through the generosity of local businesses and individuals here in Crook County.

"The Crook County United Fund Board of Directors would like to express their sincere thanks to all who have supported our mission to provide help to our local nonprofit organizations over the years," said Donna J. Mohan, Crook County United Fund president.

For more information, you can contact Mike or Donna Mohan at 541-447-3299.

The Family Access Network (FAN) received $10,000 from Brooks Resources in support of FAN services in schools and early childhood sites throughout our region. These funds provide access to the crucial resources necessary for each student to have the opportunity to be in school and ready to learn, despite any obstacle. This contribution is essential to realizing FAN's vision of "a community where children flourish and families thrive." To learn more about Family Access Network, please visit www.familyaccessnetwork.org or call 541-693-5675.

There will be a ribbon cutting celebration at Juniper Canyon Barbecue on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The business is located at 755 N. Main. St.

Business After Hours will be held at Mountain Girl Designs on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The shop is located at 247 N. Main St.

Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive.

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Shasta Leatherworks on Friday, Dec. 14 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The business is located at 250 NE Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

The Prineville Kiwanis annual See's Candies fundraiser will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Dec. 24, at the corner of Third and Belknap streets near the Bowman Museum. They offer a variety of chocolates and candies in several sizes. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis club's community service projects, such as the splash park, summer school and C.A.S.T. for Kids.

This is the last week of the 2018 Central Oregonian Football Contest, so get your contest entries dropped off here at the Central Oregonian office by Friday, Dec. 14. To find the entry forms and games, see page B3. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Ericksons Thriftway for correctly picking the most winners and also be entered to "Beat Helmet Head," and 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, there will be two entries that correctly chose 13 out of 20 games correctly, and they both had the total points of game 20 listed as 46. So, we had two winners of a $25 gift certificate, Dan Chamness and Jim Wilson. All entries that "Beat Helmet Head" were placed in a random drawing, and the winner of the gift certificate for beating Helmet Head was Jeff Hunter. Congratulations to the winners of Week 9, and make sure you get your Week 10 entries in. For more information, contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205.

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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