Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



St. Vincent DePaul hosting the next Chamber of Commerce's Prineville Perk Aug 16

The 2019 Picnic in the Park series — brought to you by the Crook County Foundation in partnership with local businesses — will have the Scott Brockett Band this Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.

With influences spanning classics like Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, BB King, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as contemporaries including Marc Broussard, Tyrone Wells, John Mayer and Joss Stone, Brockett's sound is a marrying of genres, melding soul vocals into pop hooks and rock riffs.

Movies in the Park – featuring "The Incredible 2" — will be held this Friday, Aug. 16 at Stryker Park, 453 NE Elm St. There will be food, fun, games and music.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. with food, games and more. "The Incredible 2" will start at dusk.

St. Vincent DePaul, 1103 NE Elm St. will host Prineville Perk this week, on Friday, Aug. 16, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Prairie Barn Vintage Market will be held this Friday, Aug. 16 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5400 NE Ochoco Hwy. There will be more than 50 hand-picked vintage vendors, food, beer and more. For more information, see ad on A4 or go to

St. Charles Foundation recently granted the Family Access Network (FAN) $10,000 to connect children and families to essential resources in Deschutes and Crook counties. It only costs $100 to provide one child with vital FAN services for the entire school year. These funds will ensure that 100 disadvantaged children and their family members living in poverty, or experiencing homelessness, receive basic necessities such as: food, a safe place to sleep, seasonally appropriate clothing, health care, and much more.

Ever wondered what to do with an old car, truck, RV or boat? Thelma's Place, a nonprofit intergenerational day center offering quality adult day care for seniors, will gladly take it off your hands. In a most recent case, the tax deductible donation ended up not only blessing the program, but also a caregiver working at Country Side Living, the residential memory care community in which Thelma's Place is housed.

James Goyner has worked at Country Side Living since October 2018. He is a caregiver, working the night shift at the memory care community. James long struggled with reliable transportation to and from work. It wasn't until July 1, when Thelma's Place received a 2006 Ford Escape that James' burden would be lifted. James was able to make payment arrangements and purchase the car from Thelma's place, making it a win-win for both parties. As a nonprofit, Thelma's Place is grateful for the generous donations it receives, and is fortunate to experience its continued impact on those in need.

Contact Thelma's Place at 541-548-3049 for more information about how to make difference with a tax deductible vehicle donation.

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