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Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours
Teresa Tooley firstname.lastname@example.org
February 11, 2013
Valentine’s Day is Thursday, Feb. 14, so Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours. The history of Valentine’s Day is unclear and over the years, the meaning has changed and different legends have been told.
The roots to Valentine’s Day are said to have started in ancient Rome and was a festival of the Lupercalia-fertility celebration. Somewhere around 270 A.D., the facts regarding this holiday become more mythic and the legends surrounding the holiday begin. One account states the Claudius II prohibited marriage for younger men, because they made better soldiers than if they remained bachelors. Valentine would secretly perform marriage ceremonies and when caught, he was put to death. Yet another legend says that while imprisoned by Claudius, Valentine fell in love with the jailer’s daughter, sending her a letter signed “from your Valentine” prior to his death.
No matter which legend you choose to believe, modern day Valentine’s Day is a day
in which young children exchange handmade or purchased cards with each other at school. As parents, we all have tucked away somewhere a card or handmade gift from our children that they painstakingly used
their best penmanship to profess their love to “mommy” and “daddy”. I
still drink coffee out of a cup most mornings while getting ready for work with large hearts and an “I love you” on it.
Businesses in Prineville have their cards, chocolates, and other Valentine’s gifts out on display and several restaurants are gearing up for a busy Thursday night. Locally you can treat your Valentine to dinner at Meadow Lakes Restaurant who will be serving dinner from 5 – 8 p.m. with several choices to choose from, Reservations are recommended, and you can reach them at 541-447-7640.
Barney Prines Steakhouse and Saloon is also recommending reservation and is serving several specials as well as decadent dessert, they can be reached at 541-447-3333.
Brothers Family Diner will be offering two prime rib dinners for you and your loved one; they can be reached at 541-447-1255.
Each of the above restaurants has placed ads in today’s publication with further details on their menus.
Paulina Trap Club will be hosting a trap shoot to benefit the Prineville Livestock 4-H Club and the Buckles and Boots Ranch Horse 4-H Club on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Paulina Rodeo Grounds starting at 10 a.m. for more information contact Mike Worlein at 541-815-3276.
Prineville Perk will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 from 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at Best Western Prineville Inn, 1475 NE 3rd St. Don't forget your business cards! For more information or to see how you can host an upcoming Prineville Perk contact the Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center at 541-447-6304.
Local Wells Fargo bank branches in Central Oregon will be open their usual hours during the Presidents' Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 18.
"Remaining open on Presidents' Day will give our busy customers time to come see us so we can help them with all their banking needs. It's one of the ways we continue to add convenience," said Community Banking District Manager James Weber.
What’s Brewing? Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 7-8 a.m. at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speaker will be Knute Buehler on lessons from the campaign: Has Oregon’s broken political system contributed to our state’s economic decline. Breakfast is available.
Coffee for Stryder! Prineville Coffee Company will be donating $2.50 for every bag of house coffee sold through March 9th to help in the efforts to raise money for Stryder Doescher. Stryder is a 5 year old little boy who lives in Prineville and fundraising efforts are underway to help the family purchase a 4 Paws companion/service dog that will alert Stryder’s parents when he has a seizure. They will also having Tip a Barista Day on February 17, they will donate all of their tip money to Stryder. Prineville Coffee Company is located at the “Y” and can be reached at 541-447-8066.
St. Charles receives platinum performance achievement award in cardiovascular care. St. Charles Health System has received the NCDR ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ (“Get With the Guidelines”) Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 from the American College of Cardiology Foundation. St. Charles is one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to earn this award, recognizing commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and reaching an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.
B.R.A.T.S Salon is celebrating fourth anniversary this month. They are located at 1003 N.W. 9th St and can be reached by calling 541-447-4046.
Stinger Transportation, LLC is celebrating their 13th business anniversary this month; they can be reached by calling 541-447-3085.
Tramps Salon is celebrating their 16th business anniversary this month. They can be reached at 541-447-2030.
Ochoco Auto Parts – Napa is celebrating their 17th business anniversary this month, they are located at 510 N Main St and can be reached at 541-447-5653.
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