Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Mann Mortgage hosting Prineville Perk with the Chamber of Commerce this Friday, April 19

Mid Oregon Credit Union and Secure Shred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, have teamed up to help Central Oregonians stay protected from fraud and identity theft. They're offering safe disposal of sensitive documents to the community on Free Shred Day, Saturday, April 20, at four Mid Oregon Credit Union locations. Locally, it will be at the Prineville Branch, 305 NE Hickey Farms Road (in front of Bi-Mart).

This free event is intended for private residential document shredding only, no commercial or business shredding provided. Shredding is limited to three boxes or bags per vehicle. Personal documents with staples and paper clips are accepted.

"We're committed to helping all consumers in our area reduce their risk of identity theft," says Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon VP Marketing. "This annual event provides a no-cost opportunity to go through important paperwork such as old bills, tax documents or outdated forms containing sensitive information, and have those materials securely destroyed."

Although the shredding services are provided at no cost, Mid Oregon will be accepting donations to benefit Healthy Beginnings as part of Mid Oregon's annual Adopt-A-Bear fundraiser. Healthy Beginnings offers no-cost health and developmental screenings for preschoolers to ensure local children enter kindergarten ready to learn. Learn more about Healthy Beginnings at

Crook County On The Move and Crook County Parks and Recreation District will have two more listening sessions on "creating an age-friendly community."

On Wednesday April 3, Corona Steel donated approximately $3,000 in food items to the Lutheran Community Services Food Pantry. The pantry at 1103 NE Elm St. is open to the community Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Mann Mortgage on Friday, April 19 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at 991 NE Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Mid Oregon Credit Union encourages the community to stop by a branch and "Adopt-A-Bear" through April 19 in support of Healthy Beginnings, helping ensure that every preschooler in Central Oregon is healthy and prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Community residents can "Adopt-A-Bear" at any Mid Oregon Credit Union location through April 19, or by calling 541-382-1795. For information about child screenings, go to

The Blue Ribbon Campaign continues and coincides with April's National Child Abuse Prevention Month with special events during the month.

Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children: Adults receive tools for recognizing the signs of sexual abuse and responding to suspicions. They also learn simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in organizations and in our community. More than 11,500 adults have been trained in Central Oregon over the last 12 years. Sign up at The class is offered in Spanish in Prineville on Thursday, April 18, 5 to 8 p.m., at Crook County Library.

Eberhard's Dairy Products took home the first-place award for chocolate milk at the Oregon Dairy Industries' 108th Annual Conference held in Salem on April 9 and 10.

Each year, Oregon Dairy Industries evaluates dairy products within the Pacific Northwest and recognizes companies who have made "outstanding contributions to the dairy foods industry."

This year, Eberhard's Dairy received the top award for chocolate milk for the second year in a row. Additionally, Eberhard's walked away with the runner up prize for the cultured products sweepstakes. Eberhard's also took home second-place awards for cottage cheese and buttermilk.

Mark Eberhard, president and general manager, credits the whole Eberhard's team for the superior handcrafted products saying, "We are happy with the recognition that sets our local products apart from our competitors. The awards are a great acknowledgement and congratulations to the hardworking staff at Eberhard's Dairy."

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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