Younglife of Crook County taking orders for hanging baskets to help students fundraise for summer camps

Get out your Easter buckets. It is time for the Ray’s Food Place annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Then get ready to empty out your bucket and head over to the Ochoco Creek Park to sign up for the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Sign-ins start at 10 a.m. and the Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m.

On Sunday, Meadow Lakes Restaurant and Barney Prine’s Steakhouse and Saloon will be serving Easter Brunch. For details you can find their ads below.

Several churches will be holding Good Friday and Easter Services this weekend and you can find details for services being held at Prineville Church of the Nazarene, First Baptist Church, Eastside Church, and Powell Butte Christian Church on page A8 of today’s Central Oregonian.

Mid Oregon Credit Union has teamed up with Secure Shred, a division of Bend Garbage & Recycling, to provide Central Oregonians a safe method for disposing personal documents. Free Shred is intended for private residential document shredding only, no commercial or business shredding provided. Personal documents with staples and paper clips are okay. Spring clean your private financial papers right after taxes, and safely destroy them on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

The Prineville Branch, located at 305 N.E. Hickey Farms Rd., will be holding the free shred from noon to 2 p.m. They urge you to please bring donations to benefit Healthy Beginnings, which helps local children succeed in school by providing no-cost health and development screenings to preschool children. You can contact your local Mid Oregon Credit Union for more information.

Living Well Central Oregon will be holding Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshops in Prineville starting April 22 every Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. through May 27. You can get Living Well class information, or to register for classes, by calling 541-322-7430, or visit the Living Well Central Oregon website at

Prineville Perk will be held at the Miss Crook County & Miss High Desert on Friday, April 18, It will be held at Outwest Insurance Services, located at 747 N.W. 3rd St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304. The Chamber is looking for businesses to host the weekly gathering. If you would like to have active Chamber members come to your business, have coffee, and learn what your business has to offer, 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.

Cowgirl Country Cakery is now open at 172 N.W. 4th St., Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The businesses offers a wide range of baked delights. Special orders for any occasion are welcome. You can contact Tina Greiner 541-519-3508.

Crook County Landfill will be holding a free yard debris day this Saturday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. For more information contact the landfill at 541-447-2398.

The Prineville Elks Lodge will be hosting a dinner and silent auction this Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. to benefit the Class of 2014 Senior All Night Drug and Alcohol Free Party. They will be serving chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread and dessert.

Ray’s Food Place is partnering with the nonprofit organization Cell Phones for Soldiers for the third year. You can donate your gently used cell phone from April 16 to May 20. The cell phone will then be recycled through Mindful eCycling and converted into phone cards to be used by soldiers overseas. Each phone donated will give a soldier approximately 60 minutes of free talk time. You can call 541-447-6423 for more information on the Cell Phones for Soldiers.

There will be Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training on April 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to be held at Crooked River Elementary School, School Based Health Center. The training provides participants with five steps to better protect children from sexual abuse. Adults receive tools for recognizing signs of sexual abuse, responding to suspicions, and learn ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in our community. Visit to sign up. To reserve a seat, visit or call Terra at 541-350-8772.

Ready in time for your Mother’s day gift giving. Younglife of Crook County is holding a summer camp fundraiser through May 5. Younglife members are pre-selling flower baskets. By doing so, they will earn the entire price towards their summer camp fees. Pre-sold flower baskets will be available for pick-up at the Younglife building on Saturday, May 10. For more information, or to pre-order a flower basket and support the local Younglife, members contact Jake at 541-517-4130.

The "What’s Brewing?" weekly community forum will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 7 to 8 a.m., at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speaker will be Chad Carpenter on “Ford leadership training, how Crook County benefits." The community forum is free and open to the public, and breakfast is available for purchase.

Celebrating their second business anniversary this month is Windermere/Swifterra Real Estate. Their agents are available to help with your real estate needs in one of Prineville’s oldest buildings that they have renovated, made brighter, and more comfortable while preserving the heritage of the building. They are located at 150 N.W. 4th St., their agents can be reached at 541-447-7502.

Krista Floyd opened The Essence Yoga Studio & Wellness Center three years ago. The studio is located at 1950 N.E. Laughlin Rd., and you can reach Krista at 541-788-1946 for her yoga class schedule.

RE/MAX Out West Realty specializes in farm, ranch, land, residential, and commercial real estate and are celebrating their third business anniversary this month. They are located at 1470 N.E Third St., and can be reached at 541-447-8993.

Good Thyme Café has been serving breakfast and lunch for four years this month. Their menu has a wide range of sandwiches and salads, as well as homemade soups and a daily special. They are located at 341 N. Main St. They can be reached at 541-416-5803.

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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