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October is community food drive month
October 08, 2012
Approximately 70 Bank Branch locations throughout Central Oregon will be accepting both food and monetary donations for the entire month of October for NeighborImpact’s Food Bank. The food drive is sponsored by The Risk Management Association (RMA), East Cascades Chapter, which serves the Financial Services Industry. The local board and volunteers from RMA decided to hold this large community food drive, called “Local Banks, Local Needs” as a show of support for the community and in response to increasing numbers of people accessing emergency food in the region. Currently, that number is at 20,000 individuals every month.
Bank customers and employees are being encouraged to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any of the following local banks in Crook County; Bank of the Cascades, Home Federal Bank, South Valley Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.
For more information regarding the “Local Banks, Local Needs” food drive, please contact Sandy Klein at NeighborImpact, 541-548-2380 x148, or e mail email@example.com.
Crooked River Roundup Queens Tryouts will be held on Oct. 14 at the indoor arena at the Crook County Fairgrounds, located at 1280 S. Main St., for more information contact Gari Jo Noyes at 541-280-7547, or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s Brewing will be held at Meadow Lakes on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7 am to 8 am. This week’s speaker will be Jason Carr, Executive Director of Partnership to End Poverty, who will be speaking on poverty in Crook County: Is it possible to end poverty? Breakfast is available for those who wish to order.
There will be a Bonneville Power Administration Open House Meeting at the Crook County Library, Broughton Room; located at 175 N.W. Meadow Lakes Dr. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. BPA invites the public to participate during the environmental review for their upcoming equipment upgrade on the Celilo – Sylmar 500-kilovolt transmission line near The Dalles. For more information on this project contact 1-800-622-4519.
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; 300S.W. Meadow Lakes Drive.
For more information, call Vickie Rhoden at 541-447-3260 or e-mail her at Vickie.email@example.com
Mark your calendars for the Crook County Kid’s Clubs annual “Giving Back and 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, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-447-7661, or Neva McPherson at 541-447-5202 or 541-480-5219.
Casey Shadle has opened The Detailer at 1265 N.E. Third St. The Detailer will clean your cars, trucks, SUV’s, planes, RV’s, and motorcycles. Casey can be contacted at 541-362-5603.
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 email@example.com