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Dollars for Scholars to be held April 1

Soroptimist Senior Center in need of donations for services


The Annual Rotary Club of Crook County will be holding their Dollars for Scholars on Tuesday, April 1. The event will air live from the Bowman Museum from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Rotarians will be playing song requests and reading local business advertisements for those who contribute to the Rotary Scholarship Fund. They have also added a “block party” in the 200 block of north Main Street. To support the Dollars for Scholars program, you can contact a Crook County Rotary member prior to the event or call the day of the event at 541-447-6239, the KRCO request line to support this year’s Dollars for Scholars, money raised will be awarded to Crook County High School graduates through scholarships.

Prineville Perk will be held at the Crook County Library on Friday, March 28. They are located at 175 N.W. Meadow Lakes Drive. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304. The Chamber is looking for businesses to hold the weekly gathering at. If you would like to have active chamber members come to your business, have coffee, and learn what your business has to offer the community, give Kandice a call to get assigned a Friday that is convenient for you. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

The “Food 4 Kids” weekend backpack program is currently holding a food drive at Ericksons Thriftway and Grocery Outlet during the month of March in an effort to restock their food supply for more than 40 youth in Crook County who do not have enough food to get them through the weekends. You can also make a donation of kid friendly food by dropping off the food at Crook County High school.

The senior center is facing tough financial times that could threaten to close their doors if something doesn’t change. From July to December 2013, the Soroptimist International of Prineville Charitable Trust ended up more than $210,000 short of its $447,000 budget. You can help by donating to the Charitable Trust, a form to do so is located on page A8 of today’s Central Oregonian.

The senior center currently offers a variety of free classes, including beginning and intermediate line dancing and exercise, while offering a place to play pinochle, and bridge.

Ultimately, the Soroptimists want the community to know that, despite its given name, people of any age can come to the senior center for lunch, and they are welcome to participate in the activities provided. For more information you can contact them at 541-447-6844.

The "What’s Brewing?" will not be held this week due to Spring Break for Crook County.

Grocery Bandit has opened for business at 1023 N.W. Madras Hwy. They are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and can be reached at 541-447-7777. They offer overstock items, merchandised with damaged packaging, products past their “best by” dates, and much more.

The Third Annual Crooked River Roundup Kickoff Party and Queen Coronation & Auction will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Carey Foster Hall, Crook County Fairgrounds. The 2014 Crooked River Roundup Queen Megen Hopper and Grand Marshal Pat McCabe are looking forward to meeting everyone. There will be a Silent & Live Auction held, all proceeds will go to support Megen's year of reign. This is a family friendly event and they hope to see many of you there! If you would like to donate an auction item, volunteer at this event, or RSVP, please contact Gari Jo at 541-280-7547 or Celeste at 541-771-3077.

Saving Grace will be holding their semi-annual volunteer training over the course of three weeks starting Saturday, April 5, through Thursday, April 24. The 40-hour training will prepare volunteers to work directly with the individuals Saving Grace serves.

After the training, volunteers will be able help with a variety of services including; answering hotline calls, assisting shelter residents, facilitating support groups, working with children, and assisting with restraining orders. Saving Grace has a particular need for hotline. For more information, or to register for this training, please call Christina at 541-815-2976 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rimrock Health Alliance Inc, is celebrating their fourth anniversary this month. They can be reached by calling 541-233-0706.

Clothesline is celebrating a fifth business anniversary this month. They are located at 127 N.W. 3rd St and can be reached at 541-416-0174.

Riches and Rags, LLC is celebrating their sixth business anniversary this month. They are located at 341 N. Main St. and can be reached at 541-447-1003.

Evergreen Home Loans, located at 220 N.W. Meadow Lakes Dr. has been doing business in Prineville for seven years this month. They can be reached at 541-416-7480.

Toledo Landscape Maintenance can be reached at 541-771-0765 and is celebrating their ninth business anniversary this month.

Third Street Floor Coverings has been in business for 10 years this month. They are located at 225 N.E. 3rd St and can be reached by calling 541-447-5112.

ABC Upholstery is celebrating 12 years and offers free pick-up and delivery. They can be reached at 541-416-2473.

Open for the season and also celebrating a 13th business anniversary this month is Toni’s Bar-B-Que. They can be reached at 541-447-1063.

Grassmasters offers lawn and landscape maintenance, irrigation installation and repair, and are celebrating their 14th business anniversary. You can reach them by calling 541-447-5458.

Also celebrating their 14th business anniversary this month is King’s Auto, LLC. They are located at 1717 N.W. Industrial Park Rd. and can be reached at 541-447-2830.

Chet Petersen and Adam Kraus at Farmers Insurance Group are celebrating their 18th business anniversary this month. You can stop by and visit with them at 138 N.W. 3rd St or call them at 541-447-3231.

One Way Inc. has been offering complete floor care since 1995, making this their 19th business anniversary this month. You can reach them by calling 541-848-7576.

Accurate Glass Service Inc, recently moved their business to 3048 SW High Desert Dr. Suite M, and are celebrating their 21st business anniversary. They can be contacted by calling 541-447-6622.

The Powell Butte Country Store Inc. has been serving the Powell Butte community, as well as those of us passing through, for 22 years this month. They can be reached at 541-548-4328.

Cooper Electric, located at 690 N. Main St. is celebrating their 28th business anniversary this month. They can be reached at 541-447-7574.

ABC Fence Co has been serving Central Oregon since 1984, marking their 30th business anniversary. They are located at 421 N.W. 10th St. and can be reached by calling 541-447-6780.

The Hairem is celebrating 35 years in business this month. They are located at 322 N.W. Deer St. and can be reached at 541-447-1226.

Celebrating their 38th business anniversary this month, Bank of the Cascades is located on the corner of Third and Main Street and can be reached at 541-447-6242.

Tastee Treet is having their 57th business anniversary this month. They are located at 493 N.E 3rd St and you can call your order in at 541-447-4165.

The Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is celebrating their 62nd anniversary this month in a new location, they are now located at 185 N.E. 10th St. They can be reached by calling 541-447-6304.

Oregonians Credit Union, located at 110 N.E. 5th St. is celebrating their 78th business anniversary this month. You can reach them at 541-447-4995.

This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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