558 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754 | (541) 447-6205
The Central Oregonian publishes twice a week with local news, sports, community events, and other feature stories that focus mainly on what is happening in Crook County.
Like other, smaller, community newspapers, we do not have a large staff in any of our departments. Consequently, most of our employees wear several different hats in order to meet deadlines and provide our readers with bi-weekly news and feature stories. I have great respect for each of our editorial staff for being able to hammer out stories for publication, especially when we are on deadline and a late-breaking story comes in, or an interview for a story falls through. They have each had to switch gears, redesign pages, and do so under deadline pressure. As much as I would like to run in back to the press shop and shout “stop the presses,” thanks to the diligence of all of our employees, you do not hear that very often on press day.
Jessica Savitch, an American television broadcaster and news reporter once said, “I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.”
Our editorial staff at the Central Oregonian — Lon Austin, Jason Chaney, and Ramona McCallister — was recently judged by their journalistic peers at the annual Oregon Excellence in Journalism Awards Conference held in Portland on May 18 by the Society of Professional Journalists®. Collectively Lon, Jason, and Ramona were honored with 14 awards of excellence.
Congratulations to all of them.
For your local real estate listings, all you have to do is check out the classifieds in our Friday publication or go to the Central Oregonian website at www.centraloregonian.com any time. This Friday, you will find listings for Re/Max Out West Realty, Windermere-Swifterra Real Estate, Coldwell Banker–Sun Country Realty, Inc, and Sue Lockhart of Coldwell Banker–Sun Country Realty, Inc.
The Soroptimist International of Prineville will be holding a Dine for Scholar Dollars Barbecue lunch on Friday, May 31, at the Senior Center parking lot, located at 180 N.E. Belknap St., from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person; you can eat there, pickup, or have your meal delivered within a two-mile radius. All funds will go to support scholarships for local graduating students. For more information or to preorder your lunch, call 541-447-6844.
The May 30 “An Evening with Mozart” will be the final in a series of May at the Museum events located at the Bowman Museum. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a performance by the Central Oregon Symphony. It will be held in the Museum’s Community Room at 246 N. Main St., and admission is free. For more information, call 541-447-3715.
The Central Oregonian hosted Prineville Perk on May 24, and the staff would like to thank everyone who attended. Vance Tong, publisher, gave a brief history of the newspaper business and tours to the press shop for those in attendance.
Prineville Perk will be held at Rimrock Health Alliance on Friday, May 31, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. They are located at 236 N. Main St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.
Crook County Kids Club will be holding their Second Annual Art Mosey in Prineville on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 3 p.m., to benefit the Crook County Kids Club. You will be able to look at art from local residents as well as members of the CCKC, on Third and Main streets. All art displayed will be available for purchase at the After the Mosey Auction, which will be held at the Solstice Brewing Company, starting at 6 p.m. For more information or to donate to Art Mosey, please contact Ashley Thrasher, Executive Director, CCKC at 541-447-7661.
Andy Machine and Welding Shop, LLC is located at 4820 S.E. Paulina Highway. Andy Schutz offers milling, lathework, keyseating, and welding. You can contact the quality and precision machine shop at 541-447-4446.
Prineville’s Three Peaks Coffee Co., located at 284 N.E. St. has new owners, Brian and Ashlee Anderson have recently purchased the business, they will keep the same coffee and most of the same drink choices, with some personal touches of their own. They are open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be reached for call a head orders at 541-416-9449.
This Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ericksons Thriftway, located at 315 N.W. 3rd St. will be holding their 8th annual BBQ Benefit with sausage dogs, chips, macaroni or potato salad, cookie, and a soda. This year the event will benefit Relay For Life.
Coldwell Banker® recently announced that three local sales associates / representatives from worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system received the following awards;
Mary Gillen Doyle, Broker has qualified to join the company’s International President’s Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the top 5 percent.
Peggy Morgan, principal broker earned membership in the company’s International Diamond Society, a level achieved by only the top 9 percent.
Julianna Krebs, Broker has been honored as a member of the company’s International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the top 14 percent.
Coldwell Banker Sun Country Realty, Inc located at 750 NW 3rd St, can be reached at 541-447-4433; www.cbsun.com.