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Old business, new owners

There is a new coffee company in town, well not exactly new, the former Checkers Custom Coffee shop has new owners and a new name.
   Prineville Coffee Company owners Frank and Lisa Parker purchased Checkers Custom Coffee and have been busy this past couple of weeks with updating not only the inside of the business, but adding new menu items for their customers for both breakfast and lunch, as well as daily specials. Like Prineville Coffee Company on Facebook and receive notifications on their specials and coupons that you can redeem for any of your favorite items.
   Along with your daily caffeine fix, you can enjoy Kettle Cooked Oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, Yoplait yogurt, bagels, and muffins. For lunch or a late afternoon meal you can enjoy a pulled pork sandwich or a ¼ lb Polish sausage dog that you can make into a meal by adding chips and a pop. Dena Marshall and I tried their pulled pork sandwich last week and it was “yummy” and very affordable. They will also be serving daily soup specials once the weather turns a little cooler.
   They have two drive-up windows for those in a hurry and on the run and indoor/outdoor seating for when you have the time to sit down with your favorite drink and surf the web with free Wi-Fi available to their customers.
   Renee Tooley will be there bright and early each morning Mon. – Fri. from 5:30 – 11:30 a.m., Tasha Azbill will then take over from 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., and on Sat. and Sun. Nate Allen, Shellie Currier, and Lisa Parker will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are located at the “Y” at 215 N.W. Meadow Lakes Drive and can be reached at 541-447-8066.
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   The Crook County Kids Club will be offering art instruction and art creation provided by a local artist with a grant of $2000 made possible in part from Crook County Cultural Coalition supported by Oregon Cultural Trust. Members will receive education about art designs and concepts weekly throughout the 2012-2013 school year. Member’s art will be displayed at their annual Art Mosey. For more information contact Ashley Thrasher, Executive Director, Crook County Kids Club at 541-447-7661 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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   Meadow Lakes Golf Course and Restaurant now has NFL Sunday Tickets, games start every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. So stop by and enjoy the NFL games, food, and drink specials every Sunday, all day.
   The Central Oregon RV Dealers will be holding their 23rd annual Fall RV Show and Sale on Sept. 13 through Sept. 16 at the Deschutes County Expo Center.
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   OSU Crook County Open Campus will be holding a six week course for Recipe to Market starting on Thursday, Sept. 20. This class will help food entrepreneurs refine their food product and teach them how to develop a successful food business. Contact 541-447-9233 for more information.
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   OSU Crook County Open Campus Systems will be holding a Technician Certification Prep course starting on Monday, Sept. 17. This class will prepare students for most entry level IT positions. Contact 541-447-9233 for more information.
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   The Merchants Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 a.m. The location of the meeting will be Book and Bean at 395 N. Main St.
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   Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA) will host a free TECH (Teen Elder Computer Help) class with the teens from Cascades Academy of Central Oregon on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration is required and attendance is limited. For information or to register, please call 541-678-5483.
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   Rebound Physical Therapy will be hosting the third annual “I Made the Grade” Fitness Run and Walk in Prineville on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
   All of the proceeds will benefit the Crook County High School sports programs. Contact Rebound Physical Therapy in Prineville with questions at (541) 416-7476.
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   This week’s Partner 4 Kids! Wednesday, Sept. 12 will be at Arctic Circle and Thursday, Sept. 13 will be at Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake. Next week on Tuesday, Sept. 18 will be at Dad’s Place. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Crook County Kids Club. For more information go to www.crookcountykids.org.
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   Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced that Erin Reilly has joined their staff to manage membership development and events for the organization. Reilly will focus on expanding EDCO membership in the region as well as promoting EDCO’s events.
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   St. Charles Health System recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes St. Charles’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment for at least 24 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
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   Wells Fargo recently donated $1,000 to local elementary schools in Central Oregon at a gathering of principals and superintendents on Thursday, Aug. 16.
   The local recipients of the donation were Crooked River Elementary and Ochoco Elementary.
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   A happy Third anniversary to the Prineville Barber Shop in the month of September.
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   Celebrating their 10th anniversary this month is Mosaic Medical; they are located at 375 N.W. Beaver St., Ste, 101 and can be reached at 541-447-0707.
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   Prinetime Internet Solutions is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month; they are located at 756 N.W. Third St. and can be reached at 541-447-9840.
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   Perfect For “U” TV and Appliance is celebrating their 19th anniversary this month; they are located at 1220 N.W. Gardner Road and can be reached at 541-447-8140.
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   Sally Burger at Prineville Music Studio has been teaching music lessons for 22 years this month.
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   James C. Van Voorhees of Van Voorhees Law Offices, LLC has been practicing law for the past 43 years in Crook County, the law office is located at 252 N.W. Claypool St. and they can be reached at 541-362-5599.
   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.