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Celebrating traditions, history in November
October 29, 2012
The 66th Annual Lord’s Acre Day will be held on Nov. 3 at the Powell Butte Christian Church. Located in Powell Butte, there will be events running throughout the day, for more information go to www.powellbuttechurch.com
The 11th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for NeighborImpact will be held on Sunday, Nov 11 at Central Oregon Community College Campus Center in Bend. For more information on this event go to www.neighborimpact.org
What’s Brewing? Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7 – 8 a.m. will be held at Meadow Lakes Restaurant, this week’s speaker will be Bob Gomes, CEO Pioneer Memorial Hospital on a new hospital for Prineville, breakfast is available.
The first hospital in Prineville opened in 1912 in a house renamed Home Hospital. The next hospital, Maternity Hospital, operated on the second floor of the Elkins house in the 1930s. In 1940 the three-story Cornett House was converted to the Prineville General Hospital. The Bowman Museum has a film of a patient being carried on a stretcher up a narrow flight of stairs, maneuvered around a sharp corner, and up more stairs to the patient rooms.
Maybe that patient was one of the citizens who saw the need for a “modern” hospital that wasn’t in someone’s former home. In 1948 a group of citizens raised money from the community of Prineville to build Pioneer Memorial Hospital. It opened in 1950 and has served the community ever since.
Medicine, technology and patient treatment have changed drastically through the years and now there is talk again about building a new hospital in Prineville.
The region’s signature holiday event, Western Christmas, embarks on Central Oregon Nov. 2 with a weekend filled with a lineup of live music, hundreds of hand-selected western retailers, and an abundance of kids’ activities including the Les Schwab Parade of Ponies, kids dummy roping sponsored by Lone Star Ropes, appearances by pro-cowboy legends competing at the nearby PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo, pictures with Santa, and much more.
Not just for cowboys and cowgirls, the event is open to the public and there is an admission charge. The event will be held at 2895 S.W. 13th Street in Redmond.
Western Christmas wouldn't be complete without a fashion show! This year’s event will also feature the biggest Western fashion show in the area at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, debuting the hottest winter trends from popular western designers and brands.
For more information go to www.western-christmas.com
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