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Starting Friday, Sept. 28, the City of Prineville will be publishing their City Council Agenda in the Central Oregonian on page A2, the Happenings page.
   The agenda will be placed in the upper left hand corner of the page for those of you interested in the upcoming Tuesday meeting to be held at the City Hall Council Chambers, 387 N.E. Third St., at 6:30 p.m.
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   Ladies Night Out Women’s Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the OSU Open Campus Building on Lynn Boulevard. Admission is free, for more information call 541-233-0706.
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   This week’s Partner 4 Kids! Wednesday, Sept. 26 will be at Barney Prine’s and on Thursday, Sept. 27 will be at Dairy Queen. Next Week on Tuesday, Oct. 2 will be at Goody’s Chocolates. 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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   Everyone is invited to attend the Path to Success on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the covered picnic area in Ochoco Creek Park. This will be a chance to learn more about the revitalization of the bike path as well as learn what you can do to help and have the opportunity to suggest a name for the new path. Food will be served and reservations are appreciated, you can rsvp to Carly Rachocki at 541-447-5165 ext 202 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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   The Prineville Merchants Group is holding a 9 to 5 on 9/25 at local businesses in and around Prineville. Visit participating businesses, get stamped, and win prizes. For more information on this event contact the Prineville Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.
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   The Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce Members Luncheon will be held on Sept. 26 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 S.W. Meadow Lakes Dr.
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   The Merchants Group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 a.m. The location of the meeting will be Book and Bean at 395 N. Main St.
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   The Crafty Attic will be having a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 29, located at 232 N. Main St. business hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they can be contacted at 541-350-9174.
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   Delivery for 26th annual Rotary Club of Crook County Rose Sale will be Tuesday, Oct. 2. All orders must be placed by Sept. 28 to insure that a Rotary member will personally deliver the roses to locations in Prineville, Redmond, Bend, and Madras. Orders can be placed through local Rotarians or by calling Sally at 541-771-6073.
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   The Central Oregon Prescription Drug Abuse Summit will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Meadow Lakes Restaurant and Golf Course, 300 S.W. Meadow Lakes Dr. for more information contact Vickie Rhoden at 541-447-3260 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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   Mark your calendars for the Crook County Kid’s Clubs annual “Giving Back & Saying Thanks” Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 15. They would like to thank all of their past sponsors and look forward to this year’s event. If you would like to sponsor, volunteer, or get more information on how you can help contact Ashley Thrasher, Executive Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 541-447-7661 or Neva McPherson at 541-447-5202 or 541-480-5219.
   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.