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

The Central Oregonian will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, so our employees can celebrate the New Year with their families. Subscribers to the Central Oregonian will receive their newspapers on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Happy New Year to each of you from the staff at the Central Oregonian.

Robberson Ford of Prineville welcomes Ashley Hearn as the Service Manager in Prineville. Ashley moved to Prineville from Beaumont, Texas, to take this position. Ashley said, "I am so excited about the opportunity to work for such a great company in such a beautiful area. I have been with the Ford Company for about five years and in the automotive field for eight years."

Ashley managed a Ford Parts Department for a few years and chose to get back in the service side. She is ASE certified in service, and she is certified with all of the Ford certificates for parts and service. She also stated that she loves solving problems and helping people understand their vehicles, and her passion is performance cars.

You can reach Ashley at Robberson Ford of Prineville at 541-447-6820 or stop by at 2289 NE Third St. and welcome her to the community.

Spencer Brown, manager of the Prineville Les Schwab Tire Center, will be retiring at the end of this month. There will be an all-day open house retirement reception for Spencer this Friday, Dec. 28 for customers to stop by and bid him a happy retirement.

The Prineville-Crook County Chamber will be closed through Jan. 2 and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 3. There will not be a Prineville Perk held on Dec. 28. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Lutheran Community Services received $5,000 in grant funds from the Les Schwab Giving Program to support the construction of a healing garden in the LCS facilities, once the Pioneer Memorial Hospital. These monies will help connect Crook County residents to crucial behavioral health services.

Lutheran Community Services also received $5,000 in grant funds from NeighborImpact to benefit their Resource Center. The Resource Center is a place where often-homeless adults are invited to utilize computer services, a food pantry and a clothing closet. The center also serves as a warming or cooling room for those most vulnerable to inclement weather. The grant will support the Resource Center's daytime shelter facilities and utilities.

To learn more about Lutheran Community Services, please visit or call 541-323-5330.

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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