Prineville Perk hosted by Beckie Griffith Massage and Russell Anderson Chiropractic this Friday

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Beckie Griffith Massage and Russell Anderson Chiropractic on Friday, March 22 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at 694 NW Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

NeighborImpact was recently the recipient of grant funding provided by the Department of Energy and Bonneville Power Administration. These funds are provided in order to support the Weatherization program in weatherizing homes for members of the Native American community.

NeighborImpact's Weatherization program provides free weatherization services, which can include adding insulation, sealing leaky ducts and repairing heating systems for income-qualified clients. Weatherization staff conduct an on-site energy audit, evaluating and documenting the existing condition of the home. This information is then used to determine which measures will save the most money on the home's utility bills.

The program is available to eligible low-income clients in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Additional funding is currently available for members of the Native American community. Clients can be renters or homeowners and live in mobile homes or stick built homes.

Services may include: attic, floor or wall insulation; duct sealing and insulation; air sealing; health and safety repairs; and replacement of inefficient appliances, such as furnaces and/or refrigerators.

For more information or to see if you qualify, call 541-316-2034 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get a head start on spring cleaning! Learn how to confidently manage paper clutter at this free financial workshop, Organize Your Financial Records, on Thursday, March 28.

Being organized is more than getting rid of piles. It's knowing you have important documents handy when you need them. It's changing your record-keeping system so your loved ones can find important documents and policies in case something happens. Do you keep statements and canceled checks longer than you should? Do you know what to keep, and how long to keep it? Do you have a system for de-cluttering your files on a regular basis?

Workshop presenter Riki Strong of Mid Oregon Credit Union will help you get organized.

You'll also come away with everything you need to get your files in order in time for Mid Oregon's Free Shred Day, happening Saturday, April 20, at four Mid Oregon branch locations.

This free workshop begins at 6 p.m. at Mid Oregon Credit Union's East Bend branch. Call 541-382-1795 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat. A light dinner will be offered.

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, 2019. 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.

NeighborImpact's 12-month mortgage assistance program will be accepting its final applications during the month of March. After March, the state-funded program will close and will no longer accept applications. Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply now.

The 12-month mortgage assistance program is designed to help Central Oregonians who are struggling to pay their mortgage and is available in the tri-county region. The program helps participants avoid foreclosure by doing one of two things:

1: Paying your mortgage for up to one year up to a maximum of $20,000.

2: Bringing your mortgage current if you are less than $40,000 behind on your mortgage.

To find out whether they are eligible for the program, applicants can complete the eligibility questionnaire located on the Home Rescue Program webpage:

Applications are accepted via Oregon Homeownership Stabilization Initiative (OHSI) website:

For over 40 years, the Building a Better Central Oregon Awards (BBCO) have celebrated the great contributions of businesses and residents in Deschutes, Jefferson, Harney and Crook counties to enhance their community with outstanding new or renovated residential, commercial or industrial buildings. Nominations come from the individuals, community organizations and businesses. A committee of Central Oregon Association of REALTORS (COAR) members select and tour the final winners based on the following criteria:

Property must be within Crook, Deschutes, Harney or Jefferson counties; must have been completed within the last two years; have significant impact on, or enhancement to the community, some examples are (local economic impact, neighborhood improvement, community improvement, neighborhood/community beautification, unique design and/or unique use of materials); can be new construction and/or renovation/restoration such as, but not limited to (commercial construction: office, retail, industrial, multi-family, etc., community projects or community art).

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Oct. 16, 2019, at Tetherow Resort. COAR is currently accepting nominations for BBCO awards through April 15, 2019. For a nomination form, please visit or contact COAR at 541-382-6027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This column was written by the Central Oregonian's general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something 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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