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Committee forms for the organization of a county Chamber of Commerce 100 years ago

CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - Feb: 24, 1994: Karissa Quant, 3, was crowned Miss Cinderella for Prineville in the 1994 Oregon State Cinderella Scholarship Pageant this past Saturday. Karissa, the daughter of Pam Quant and Steve Quant, will go on to represent the tot division (ages 3-6) at the state pageant, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Portland. Winners of the pageant will be awarded a $300 educational savings bond, a new wardrobe and several coronation tours. The Quants are currently looking for sponsors to help send Karissa to the statewide competition.

100 years ago

February 27, 1919

A movement started by E.J. Wilson, Paul Garrison and others at the Friday luncheon resulted in the appointment of a committee for the organization of a county Chamber of Commerce. It was pointed out during the discussion that the entire interests of the county center in the county seat, that there is not and cannot be a division of purpose between the town and the county, and that by such an organization an immense amount of good would result that is not possible with the lack of it. The plan met with the hearty approval of the thirty or more men present.

Starting today, sluicing operations will be carried on for 19 hours out of each 24 at the Ochoco dam, which will further speed up the construction work that has been gaining momentum daily since the new contractor assumed control of the works. The lower toe of the dam is to be completed in the next ten days and before that time work will start on the upper toe, which will be raised to a corresponding height as rapidly as possible, in order to prevent the main body of the dam from becoming submerged when the warm weather comes.

The Inland Auto company reports that the shortage in cars still continues. They have not been able to get any Buicks for some time. Two carloads of Buicks have been ordered and are expected in about March 15, although the time is very indefinite.

75 years ago

February 24, 1944

The 1944 convention of the Oregon Cattle and Horse Riders association is scheduled in Prineville on May 5 and 6, it was announced this week by County agent E.L. Woods, chairman of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce Committee making plans to entertain the stockmen. Robert Lister of Prineville is association president.

How several areas in Oregon are being rapidly depleted of their timber was pointed out by Lyle F. Watts, chief of the United States Forest Service and former regional forester here, in a statement supporting a plan for placing the forests of the nation on a permanent yield basis. Lumber operations in the Deschutes plateau are proceeding at a rate three times the sustained yield capacity of that section.

Orel E. Rader was acquitted by a circuit court jury here last Friday afternoon on an indictment charging larceny of a horse belonging to H.A. Sandvig. The jury received the case shortly after 10 o'clock Friday morning and reached a verdict about 2 p.m. Three other indictments against Rader were dismissed.

50 years ago

February 27, 1969

When the subject of formation of Central Oregon Region Council of Governments was brought up at City Council Wednesday afternoon, and voted upon, councilmen tied with a 3-3 decision. Tie breaker vote was given by Mayor Stan Irvine who felt "that the Regional Council would be a help to our city, that he felt we would not lose our position in local government, that Prineville and Crook County has been left out of things in the past, and I (Mayor Irvine) cast my vote for it." So, ended weeks of deliberation.

A combination chili feed and Father-Son basketball game has been scheduled at the Powell Butte Grade School for this Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m., and a special invitation is extended to all to attend this school sponsored event.

An organizational meeting to establish a Credit Union here in Prineville has been set for Thursday evening, Feb. 27, at 7:30 pm. in Crook County Courthouse. Credit unions are chartered by the state or federal government and are incorporated under credit union law.

25 years ago

February 24, 1994

Residents of the Hidden Springs subdivision are in the process of creating a neighborhood park much closer to home. Presently, children in the subdivision must travel half a mile or more to find a public park with a playground. The site for the new park is a two-lot area on Juniper Street between Southeast Fifth and Sixth streets.

Secondary wood products, tourism and software were chosen to be the region's key economic development strategies after representatives from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties met in Redmond yesterday. Scott Cooper, Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce executive director, said he was pleased with the outcome of the meeting.

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