The U of O vs OSU Civil War Game, to be held at Autzen Stadium on Friday, Nov. 29, may be a month away, but it is going strong at Amerititle here in Prineville.

You can show your support for your favorite team, whether you are a Duck, Beaver, or claim to be non-partisan as a Platypus fan. Amerititle, located at 150 N.E. Court St., is accepting canned, non-perishable food for their annual Civil War Food Drive. They have pledged to match your donations can for can and have set a goal to meet or beat 1,000 pounds of food to support our local families through St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank. According to Justin Homan, general manager, to date they have collected right around 360 pounds for the Oregon Ducks and 340 pounds for the Oregon State Beavers. You still have time to drop off your donations, support your team of choice, and help support local families. Amerititle will be accepting donations in either the Oregon State Beaver or Oregon Duck's “field goal” bucket from now through Nov. 29. For more information, you can call 541-447-5181.

Prineville Perk will be held at the Crook County Health Department on Friday, Nov. 1 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. They are located at 375 N.W. Beaver St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

Crook County Landfill will be holding a free household hazardous waste collection this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is your chance to get rid of those household chemicals that you have stored. For more information, contact the Crook County Landfill at 541-447-2398.

Rimrock Lanes is starting a new Monday night league on Nov. 4. The format is three person teams that will bowl four games, and this is open to teams or individuals. For more information, call 541-416-8116.

This is your final week to vote. Voting will end on Sunday, Nov. 3. The Prineville Senior Center has been selected as a finalist in a social giving campaign through Home Federal Bank called “My Community Cares” and they could win $10,000 with the help of the Prineville community. All you need to do is visit, “like” the Home Federal Bank Facebook page, and vote for the Prineville Senior Center. The other thing that they ask that you do is to encourage all of your Facebook “friends” to vote. You can only vote one time per Facebook account and every vote will get them that much closer to receiving a grant. Voting will end on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The Vintage Cottage, located at 160 N.E. Seventh St., will be holding a grand opening on Nov. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will be serving free treats and cider and invite you to come and check them out. You can reach them at 541-228-8272.

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for home repair and weatherization services for Crook County residents. You may qualify for a zero percent interest loan or know someone who does. This program is designed for low-income individuals and families who may need assistance with weatherization and home repairs

To qualify for services, homeowners must: reside in home, own land, be current on mortgage payments or own home, be able to afford a reasonable monthly payment, be willing to volunteer 10-15 hours at the Habitat ReStore, office, or construction site (accommodations can be made for people with specific needs), and have an income within the 35-60 percent income range of the area median income.

For more information on the home repair program, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 541-385-5387 ext.103.

“What’s Brewing?” will be held on Wednesday, Oct 30, from 7 to 8 a.m., at Meadow Lakes Restaurant.

This week’s speaker will be Vance Tong, editor and publisher of the Central Oregonian, who is moving on. He will share his observations of Crook County when he arrived in 2002 and how it has changed. The community forum is free and open to the public, and breakfast is available for purchase.

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