Joe Shinkle & 99 West perform at Picnic in the Park
The 2019 Picnic in the Park series, brought to you by the Crook County Foundation and in partnership with local businesses, will have Joe Shinkle & 99 West this Wednesday, July 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A native of Oregon and a Nashville recording artist, Joe Shinkle and his 99 West band play classic country and Southern rock.
Edward Jones, Pat Lenahan, 446 NW 3rd St., will host this week's Prineville Perk on Friday, July 26 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.
The Annual Senior Fishing Derby will be held at Walton Lake on Wednesday, July 24 from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. near the boat ramp.
Movies in the Park, showing "The Goonies," will be held this Friday, July 26 at Stryker Park, 453 NE Elm St. There will be food, fun, games, music, and a magician!
The fun starts at 6 p.m. with food, games and more. "The Goonies" will start at dusk.
There will be a presentation by the Crook County Veterans Services on "Disability Caused by Service and Children Affected Genetically" on Friday, July 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. held at Carriage Place, 150 S Williamson Drive, in Prineville. Please RSVP for Brenda at 541-416-0500 for the
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced that it has officially made more than $1 billion in cumulative grants to nonprofits that serve the Pacific Northwest since opening its doors in 1975.
Since its founding in 1975, the Murdock Trust has made 6,717 grants totaling $1,005,643,799 to more than 3,000 nonprofit organizations working in the arts and culture, scientific research, health, human services and educational sectors serving communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Local recipients who have received grants are the Crook County Historical Society for $75,000 in 2008; Rimrock Trails Treatment Services for $100,000 in 2001; Ochoco Community Clinic for $150,000 in 2005; and Prineville Hospital Foundation in 2005.
Lutheran Community Services (LCS) received a $300 check from Ericksons Thriftway June Register Round-up Campaign. Proceeds from the campaign will increase access to behavioral health services for Crook County residents. LCS thanks the Crook County community for their support and special appreciation to Ericksons Thriftway for their collaboration and support.
St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County (SVDPCC) was formed in 1977 by John Solitz. For over 40 years, the society has provided Crook County with supplemental food for poor and needy residents of Crook County. The society is a qualified non-profit operated by an all-volunteer group of people dedicated to helping their less fortunate neighbors. Over 13% of Crook County's residents live below the Federal Poverty level. The society's goal is to provide nutrition and other means of support so these neighbors enjoy safe and comfortable lives.
Measures are finally being taken to stop robocalls, but complaints are among the highest in Oregon. When are the worst times for robocalls and who's most affected?
Comparitech analyzed FTC data to reveal robocall trends across the U.S. What does the growing gap between live callers and robocalls look like, which states and counties are most affected, and what are the most common types of calls? Here's what they found:
• Oregon residents reported the fourth-most robocall complaints in the US — reports of imposters were most prevalent.
• Washington County ranked 12th in the US overall with 10,026 complaints in 2018.
• Robocall complaints grew by 165% between 2014 and 2017, reaching a peak of 4.5 million annually, robocall complaints more than doubled the number of live call complaints in 2018.
• Robocalls peaked between 10-11 a.m. and were more prevalent during the summer, peaking in July-August.
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