Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Keep voting online for the Moda Assist Program to benefit Prineville's Stryker Park

As part of Cascades East Transit's (CET) 2040 Transit Master Plan, six community open house events will be held throughout Central Oregon in March. This second round of open houses will be to collect input from residents to help prioritize near-term transit expansion projects. Information about CET's 2040 Transit Master Plan can be found at

To request information and open house materials in an alternative format or in a different language, please contact Rachel Zakem at 541-504-3310 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. five days prior to the meeting date.

The open house for Prineville is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Crook County Fire and Rescue, located at 500 NE Belknap St. in Prineville.

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by LRS Music Fest on Friday, March 8 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at Calvary Chapel, located at 807 E First St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Central Oregon Community College is holding a Launch Your Business series that will be held in three classes starting March 13 and then March 27 and April 10. They will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Class size is limited. To register or for more information, call 541-383-7290 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prineville Follies will be held this weekend at the Crook County High School on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Registration is open for the 2019 Prineville Paddy Pint Run. The event will be held on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This is a fun, family-friendly event that includes routes for a 2-mile, 5K and 10K that will take participants through scenic routes of Prineville. You are encouraged to wear your best St. Patrick's Day costume and help support the Tooth Taxi that will visit schools throughout Oregon to provide free dental care and oral health education to uninsured and under-served children. Funding also goes to Crook County On The Move, which focuses on local initiatives encouraging health and wellness for all ages. Register at

The Band of Brothers members are selling Veterans Pavers for placement at the Veterans Memorial at the Crook County Fairgrounds. The deadline to purchase for this year is April 11. They are $35 each with three-lines of information. For more information, contact Dan Swearingen at 541-480-3533 or Charlie Hupp at 541-390-2175.

Keep your online voting for the Moda Assist Program coming. Please remember to vote every day. At press time, Prineville is behind Baker City by 7,753 with 19,999 votes, Baker City had 27,752 votes, and Independence at 9,531 votes. You can support one of our own local park projects by voting online through March 20 at

North Shore Animal League America and Humane Society of the Ochocos will be hitting the road for the Tour For Life and visiting Prineville on Saturday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Humane Society of the Ochocos Thrift Store, located at 1495 Murphy Court in Prineville.

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