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Meadow Lakes Golf Course will be holding its Sixth Annual Par-3 Pumpkin Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26

KIDS Center, Central Oregon's child abuse intervention center, is excited to roll out a new internet safety training, SafetyNet®. Developed by the San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, SafetyNet is a training designed to help adults learn how to use technology in a safe, positive, and ethical manner while providing the tools needed to safely manage online lives for both themselves and children. This training is also available as a school assembly or a classroom presentation and can be presented to all grades K-12. The product teaches how how to defend against hackers and scams,and how to protect yourself while using social networking, and more.

SafetyNet is available in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties and will be offered in Spanish at the end of October. To register for SafetyNet, visit kidscenter.org or call 541-306-6062 and speak to their prevention department to sign up!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Life without violence ... it's not a slogan, not a gimmick and it's not impossible.

It's the foundation of a life worth living. And it starts with each of us. This is the "It Starts With Me" message you'll find coming this month from Saving Grace. "Our society in general has a lot of discomfort around discussing sexual violence and abusive relationships, so giving words to these issues is the first step to overcoming them," explained Saving Grace Executive Director Cassi MacQueen.

Shirts and pints are available for purchase on the Saving Grace website: saving-grace.org/withme. All proceeds benefit their programs and services. Want to learn more about addressing violence? You can read more at: https://www.saving-grace.org/intervene.

Traditionally, Columbus Day falls within the list of "banking holidays" observed by financial institutions. It represents a day off for employees, but not much more. For the 125-plus employees at Mid Oregon Credit Union, however, the day is a rare opportunity to serve their communities in ways far beyond funding loans and processing deposits.

While Mid Oregon's seven branches are closed on Monday, Oct. 14, the Mid Oregon team will still be reporting to work — trading business attire for t-shirts and work boots as they deploy throughout the region to serve their community in projects to benefit their community.

The Prineville Branch, known as Team 6, will be collecting additional groceries and donations at Ray's Food Place, purchasing food for weekend backpack meals for local kids to benefit the Family Access Network (FAN) Food For Kids program.

Mosaic Medical will host this week's Prineville Perk on Friday, Oct. 11 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. It will be held at 375 NW Beaver St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

"What's Brewing?" was postponed last month due to a scheduling conflict with another event. The kickoff for "What's Brewing?" will be held at Meadow Lakes Golf Course, 300 SE Meadow Lakes Drive, next Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Sara Johnson, superintendent of the Crook County School District. The Crook County School District has made great strides in the Career and Technical Education program. With assistance from community partners, the district is paving the pathway for a stunning future. Additionally, the revamped internship program enables our students to get real-life work experience. The program will convey the successes, what is in process, and how the public can get involved!

The Kiwanis Club of Prineville will be hosting a Kiwanis Casino Night this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Crook County Fairgrounds in the Carey Foster Hall, from 5 to 9 p.m. Participants must be 21. Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member. All proceeds stay in Prineville and go towards projects such as the new splash pad, summer school and other programs benefiting the youth of our community.

Meadow Lakes Golf Course will be holding its Sixth Annual Par-3 Pumpkin Bash on Saturday, Oct. 26 with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. All 18 holes will be turned into par 3's. Contact Zach Lampert at 541-447-7113 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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