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The Central Oregonian office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday

The Central Oregonian will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 to allow our staff to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. All editorial and advertising will be operating on an early deadline: Friday, Nov. 29 edition deadline will be noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and the deadline for Tuesday, Nov. 30 edition will be noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27. For more information, please contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205.

The Crook County Kids Club will be hosting their Free Annual Thank You Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 21 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Crook County High School commons, 1100 SE Lynn Blvd. Donations will be accepted and are greatly appreciated. This is a free Thanksgiving feast to thank Crook County for their support of our nonprofit and most importantly, our kids! All the deliciousness is donated by Grocery Outlet, Erickson's Thriftway and Rays Food Place. Dinner is prepared by Macy Hagensee and the Crook County High School culinary program.

Wild West Property Management, LLC has moved to a new location. The new office is located at 722 NW Third St. They can be reached at 541-416-0880.

Holiday Partnership will be holding their Third Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course banquet room on Monday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be door prizes, a reception with appetizers, no-host bar, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. Each year, the Holiday Partnership helps those in our community less fortunate with food boxes and gifts at Christmas time.

Due to a scheduling conflict last week, "What's Brewing?" was rescheduled to this week and will be held this Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course banquet room. "Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?" will be presented by the Crook County Foundation. Are you prepared for the next snowstorm, flood, local forest fire, or the BIG earthquake? Do you know what emergency services are available in town, who you need to call for help and information, or where you should plan to evacuate to?

Join the foundation for a presentation from the Crook County Health Department to learn how you can be better prepared for any form of disaster that might be headed our way

COCC Open Campus will host this week's Prineville Perk on Friday, Nov. 22 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. It will be held at the COCC Open Campus, located at 510 SE Lynn Blvd. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office will have a Free Shred Day, with Data Delete of Oregon, LLC: personal documents only, limit of three boxes or bags per participant and no metal in shredding materials. They will also be doing a Drug Take Back program; no liquids or syringes will be accepted.

It will be held this Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 308 NE Second St. In return for shredding, they are requesting that participants bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Crook County Holiday Partnership. For more information, please contact the sheriff's office at 541-447-6398.

Santa's Workshop & Craft Bazaar will be held this Saturday, Nov. 23, hosted by Crook County Parks and Recreation and Firefly Events. It will be held at the Crook County Fairgrounds' indoor arena. Schedule of events includes free kids crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; picture times with Santa from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12 to 1:30 p.m.; and a Christmas movie "Elf" with popcorn and cocoa from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will help offer sports scholarships to youth in our community that want to participate in activities regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, contact the parks and recreation district office at 541-447-1209.

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