by:  - Teresa Tooley

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers.
    With Thanksgiving comes the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and you need to look no further than your own community for great buys this weekend. The Central Oregonian and Central Oregon Press will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, so that we can spend time with our families. This also gives us the opportunity to take advantage of the special savings throughout town and still give our subscribers their home delivery on Friday through the USPS. The businesses mentioned in this column may not be the only local businesses who will be open for any of the special days and hours, they are however the only ones that I have been made aware of.
   If you have not made plans for your Thanksgiving dinner, then you may want to join Brothers Family Diner for their Thanksgiving Feast and have turkey with all the trimmings, including soup or salad and a slice of pumpkin pie, they will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you do not even have to clean up the dishes.
   After you have had your fill of turkey and all the trimmings, you can start your holiday shopping at Kids Stop with a 50 percent off any one item door buster coupon in today’s Central Oregonian. They are located at the Ochoco Plaza and will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday night.
   Black Friday specials will be at many of your local retailers, so head into town and make sure that you stop by Bella Boutique, who will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where they will be having 25 percent off regular price jeans. Tastee Treet is celebrating by giving a free dessert all weekend long with the purchase of any meal. Riches and Rags will be having specials throughout the store with up to 50 percent off specially marked merchandise from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clothesline will open their doors with door buster hours starting at 7 a.m. with 20 to 50 percent storewide discounts. Kid Stop will be open starting at 4 a.m. until 8 p.m. savings of 20 percent off when you present the coupon in today’s Central Oregonian. Fair Feed and Supply will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 20 percent off coupon in today’s Central Oregonian. Sunset Stoves and Café Luxxe will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with several specials throughout the day and drawings for discounts on merchandise.
   Saturday after Thanksgiving has now become what is known as Small Business Saturday, created by American Express in 2010. This shopping day is to encourage holiday shoppers to support their local economy, by shopping at the business within your community. Bella Boutique will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have specials throughout their store including 25 percent off all outdoor coats to get you ready for the winter. Riches and Rags will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will have daily specials throughout the store. Sunset Stoves will open at 7 a.m. and Café Luxxe will open at 10 a.m. and there will be several specials throughout the day and drawings at the door. Fair Feed and Supply will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 20 percent off coupon in today’s Central Oregonian. Clothesline will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 10 percent off storewide. Kids Stop will be open 7 6 p.m.
   Open Sundays has become a local Prineville tradition with savings throughout the local business community and this year is no exception. Prineville Men’s Wear will be offering 20 percent off their entire stock and are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free gift wrapping. Meadow Lakes Golf Course will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just “fore” you! Bella Boutique will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 20 percent off storewide, regular priced merchandise. Riches and Rags will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with savings of 20 percent throughout the store and other specials. Clothesline will be having a 10 percent off storewide from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Goody’s is open every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shop early for best selection of chocolates, gift items, and “custom gift baskets”. Kids Stop will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and rounding out the Open Sunday will be Sunset Stoves and Café Luxxe who will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special on Gift Cards and other specials.
   “What’s Brewing?” will not meet this week, Nov. 21, while everyone enjoys the holiday. We will meet next on Nov. 28, with members from Crook County’s emergency planning team
   A free financial workshop in Prineville is scheduled to help you identity theft and scams that can cost you money. Learn the common sense precautions that can keep you safe.
   The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:00 p.m., at Mid Oregon Credit Union, in their conference room, located at 305 N.E. Hickey Farms Road (in front of Bi-Mart). Bob Mullins of Money Management International will be presenting this workshop. To register, call 541-382-1795.
   The 4th Annual Maragas Winery Harvest Fest and Barrel Tasting Weekend will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 23rd from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 24th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Maragas Winery. NeighborImpact will benefit from this event again this year; last year they raised 1,000 lbs of food and have set a goal raise more than 1,500 lbs. For more information and the weekends itinerary for the event go to, or call 541-546-5464.
   Henry Hartley has joined the staff at Coldwell Banker Sun Country Realty. Henry left Real Estate several years back to pursue other ventures, but has made his way back and is jumping in with both feet.
   So if you are ready to buy, sell, or just want to discuss the market stop by to visit Henry; he would be happy to assist you in any of your real estate needs. Or you can call him any time at 541-815-7396
   The Grime’s Christmas Scene will open for the season on Friday, Nov. 23 and run through Dec. 24. They will be located at the Crook County Fairgrounds this year and is free to all ages. They will be open Wed. and Thurs. 2 - 6 p.m., Fri. 2 to 7 p.m., and Sat. and Sun. 1 to 7 p.m. For more information contact Beth Grimes at 541-447-5006.
   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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