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Together we can do so much
January 21, 2013
Ramona McCallister, a reporter here at the Central Oregonian had me in tears last Tuesday. You may have read her story on Stryder Doescher in the Tuesday, Jan. 15 publication. If not, I encourage you to pick up a copy, read it, and share it with others. Stryder is a remarkable little five-year-old boy who is full of life, but he is also a little boy who has Landua-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS), a seizure disorder that causes him to have seizures most often while he is sleeping. There are only a few hundred people in the world who have been diagnosed with this disorder.
Stryder is awaiting a companion in the form of a 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog. His companion would be a highly-trained service dog that would notify Stryder’s parents when he is having a seizure, as well as protecting Stryder from hurting himself during the seizures.
Fundraising is underway to help this family raise the money for a 4 Paws companion for Stryder. To help this family get Stryder a 4 Paws companion, you can stop by the Prineville Elks Lodge for a donation slip or mail your donation in the form of check to the Elks Lodge, Attn: Ken Bicart, 151 N. Main St, Prineville, OR, 97754 by March 5, 2013. Checks can be made out to Prineville Elks Lodge and in the memo/subject line write: Stryder Doescher.
The Prineville Elks Lodge will also be holding an Elk’s Chicken Fried Dinner, dance, silent auction, and live auction on March 9, 2013 starting at 6 p.m. They are looking for donations to both the silent and live auction. You can donate items by contacting the event coordinator, Glenda Downs, 541-350-6874 or Ken Bicart at 54-977-5919.
I want to personally thank Lisa Houseworth-Parker from Prineville Coffee Company, who is working with me to put a basket together for the auction and hope that everyone who reads this column finds some way to help with this cause. Remember, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
“Treet” someone to lunch this week. Tastee Treet will be closed for equipment upgrades through Thursday, Jan. 24. They will reopen on Friday, Jan. 25 and invite you to come by and celebrate with a buy one burger basket and get your second one free. They are located at 493 N.E. Third St. and can be reached at 541-447-4165.
Sixth grade from CCMS and Paulina are working hard to raise money once again for Outdoor School. Students are selling pepperoni and collecting cans and bottles at the middle school. Drop off is in the north parking lot. Look for the sign. They are also accepting cash donations as well. If you wish to donate, stop by the CCMS office.
Their main fundraiser this year will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the CCMS cafeteria. They will be hosting a dinner/auction. Many local businesses have donated items for the auction. Besides the donated items from our local area, each sixth grade focus class and students from Paulina are putting together a themed basket for the auction. The public is welcome. Please join us for this worthwhile cause so that we can send our sixth graders to the 55th year of Outdoor School. For more information contact CCMS at 541-447-6283.
LITE 95.7 can now be heard on 93.7 FM in Prineville. Horizon Broadcasting Group, LLC has announced that they have added a translator in Prineville to rebroadcast its signal for continuous LITE Rock LITE 95.7 in Crook County.
“When we relocated the radio station’s transmitter from Meyers Butte in Prineville to Awbrey Butte in Bend, it left areas of Prineville where reception was challenging,” said Keith Shipman, President and CEO of Horizon Broadcasting Group. “The addition of our new translator at 93.7 FM addresses the issue, and provides a much clearer signal for Prineville residents.” The call letters for the new translator are K229CB (93.7 mhz). Continuous LITE Rock LITE 95.7 has added a translator in Prineville to rebroadcast its signal in Crook County. LITE 95.7 can now be heard at 93.7 FM in Prineville.
Horizon Broadcasting Group, LLC owns and operates five radio stations in Central Oregon, their office is located at 854 N.E. Fourth St., Bend, OR 97701 and they can be reached at 541-383-3825 or www.horizonbroadcasting.com.
Shasta Leather Works has relocated to 247 N. Main St., they can be reached at 541-881-6419.
Mid Oregon Credit Union is sponsoring free family Saturday at the High Desert Museum on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The “Free Family Saturday” complimentary admission program supports the educational mission of Mid Oregon Credit Union by providing the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon’s backyard.
For more information visit the Museum’s website at www.highdesertmuseum.org.
Reverend Dr. Cheryl Bourne has taken a position in Texarkana, TX, Dr. Bourne has been with the Prineville Presbyterian Church for the last 12 ½ years and her congregation wishes her the best.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org