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Mid Oregon Credit Union sponsoring Free Family Saturday at High Desert Museum in Bend this Saturday, Jan. 26

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Werner Crawford Accounting, LLP on Friday, Jan. 25 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. They are located 682 NW Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Speaking of the Chamber of Commerce, they are currently in the process of getting a new, improved and more user-friendly website up and are asking for your patience while it is under construction. In the meantime, you can always give them a call. The Central Oregonian has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to publish their 2019 Member Directory. If you are currently a chamber member and would like more information on the directory, please contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205. Deadline to place an advertisement in the 2019 Chamber Directory is Feb. 8, 2019.

The government shutdown has prompted most local banks to offer either special loan programs for furloughed workers or hotlines that they can call to connect with special care. Washington Federal announced that they will offer a 90-day interest free loan through the duration of the shutdown for an amount equal to the net take-home pay of six missed paychecks. Mid Oregon Credit Union is offering 60-day, zero interest loans as well, with the loan amount based upon the application. After 60 days, the interest rate changes to 6 percent.

Chase, U.S. Bank, First Interstate and Wells Fargo banks all offer a phone number that furloughed employees can call for further assistance. If the government shutdown has affected you, you can contact the local financial businesses to see if you qualify for any assistance that they are offering.

Cascades East Transit Community will be holding an Open House this Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Crook County Library, located at 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive.

Mid Oregon Credit Union invites the community to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on Jan. 26. The Free Family Saturday complimentary admission program supports the community with the opportunity to explore art, wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon's backyard. The museum is located five minutes south from Bend on U.S. Highway 97. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Rimrock Café open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Silver Sage Trading open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Crook County Foundation is celebrating its 20th year providing education, scholarships, arts and culture, leadership and community vitality for the residents of Prineville/Crook County.

The Crook County Foundation is only able to conduct the great work that they have due to supporters like you. This support can be in the form of a financial donation, volunteering, or participation in their community events.

The foundation would appreciate your contribution, which assists in making Prineville/Crook County a strong and vibrant community. A tax-deducible donation can be sent to them via check or made through the secure PayPal.

For more information on the Crook County Foundation, you can contact them at 541-362-1210, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or go to their website,

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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