Throwing a party with a cause

Throwing a party with a cause

The Prineville Summer Music and Theater Camp will perform at Lutheran Community Services...

Mishaps and madness

Mishaps and madness

CCHS Drama sutdents will perform 'The Comedy of Errors' Crook County High School drama teacher...

Running like a Cougar

Running like a Cougar

Twice each week, students run laps around the school property logging impressive mileage When...

Two local teens act their way to state

Two local teens act their way to state

Riley Larimer and Jayana Hinkle draw on life experiences to bring winning emotions to the stage ...


Prineville's Features

February 26, 2015

Accepting Amazing Kid nominations

by Teresa Tooley
Gordon Gillespie from the Bowman Museum will be the guest speaker at "What's Brewing" this Wednesday The Central Oregonian is asking the community for nominations of boys and girls from Crook…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY OF RENEE MOSS - Tonya Berry and Cody Blankenship perform 'Where, Oh Where, Are You Tonight?' during last year's follies.
February 20, 2015

Follies fund arts education

by Kevin Sperl
Theater boosters award over $3,000 in scholarships; event Feb. 27-28 The Prineville Music and Theater Boosters will present the 38th Annual Prineville Follies next weekend, raising money for…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Prineville Eagles Auxiliary members are teaming up to host a fundraiser to help the family of fellow Eagle sister Bobbi Asher who has been hospitalized at OHSU with an aggressive cancer. Pictured left to right are Marilyn Beattese, Bobbi Hornbeck, Sharron Loney, Val York, Elaine York, and Ann Hill.
February 17, 2015

Bundles of love

by Jason Chaney
Longtime Eagles member Bobbi Asher is fighting cancer When Prineville Eagles Auxiliary treasurer Marilyn Beattese thinks of member Barbara “Bobbi” Asher, she is reminded of her infectious smile.…
February 17, 2015

City manager to speak at What's Brewing?

by Teresa Tooley
Prineville Perk to be held at State Farm Insurance this Friday Free admission to the High Desert Museum, courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union, is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 21. The “Free…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Cheyenne Young, here with her service dog Rusty, recently served as the Oregon delegate for the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society for Range Management in Sacramento, Calif.
February 13, 2015

Young is at her best when she is home on the range

by Kevin Sperl
Cheyenne Young represented Oregon at a national range management conference Crook County High School senior Cheyenne Young recently served as the Oregon dDelegate for the Pacific Northwest…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - When not brewing coffee for her customers at Starbucks, Tami Wood is preparing for her auditon on The Voice.
February 10, 2015

A musical barista

by Kevin Sperl
Family helps Tami Wood head to Chicago to audition for The Voice Tami Wood is planning a week-long trip to Chicago where she will have 30-seconds to make a first-impression on the producers of…
February 10, 2015

Don't forget your valentine this Saturday

by Teresa Tooley
Temptations Boutique to host Prineville Perk Last week, I turned another year older. As one friend posted on my Facebook, “It is scientifically proven that people who have more birthdays live…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crystal Crider with her husband, Robert, and two of their children Nicholas, 5, left, and Kory, 8.
February 06, 2015

Living life one day at a time

by Kevin Sperl
Crystal Crider is being treated for breast, liver, bone, and brain cancer Crystal Crider was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Residing in Merced, Calif., at the time, Crider underwent…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Powell Butte Community Charter School kindergartners, from left, Casen Villastrigo, Jhet Weaver, and Juan Robles work on word puzzles in class last Wednesday.
February 03, 2015

A charter school success story

by Kevin Sperl
This Saturday the Powell Butte Community Charter school will host a fundraising event at Brasada Ranch, raising money in support of the place-based educational school. Fundraising is nothing new…
February 03, 2015

See's Candy for Valentine's Day

by Teresa Tooley
Class of 2015 to hold bottle and can drive at Les Schwab Tire Center parking lot this Saturday Housing Works has announced that the waiting list for the Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Housing Choice…

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Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Powell Butte Community Charter School second-grader Corley Holliday, center, tries to guess the composer's name of a piece of music while her classmates Matea LaFrenz, right, and Caleb Griggs, left, wait their turn to answer.
Jan 30, 2015

Keeping music in the classroom

by Kevin Sperl
Retired teacher Elaine McDaniel teaches music and directs the school's two annual concerts The Powell Butte Community Charter School’s library turned into a stage for the “Name That Tune” game…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County Middle School eighth-grader Jasmine Wilson poses with KTVZ-21 weatherman Bob Shaw and her classmates during his visit to the school last Wednesday.
Jan 27, 2015

Students have a sparkling day at the middle school

by Kevin Sperl
KTVZ's well-recognized weatherman talks about careers and life's lessons with Crook County Middle School students According to KTVZ-21’s weatherman Bob Shaw, residents of Crook County are moving…
Jan 27, 2015

Re/Max to host Prineville Perk

by Teresa Tooley
Kelly Coffelt from the Prineville airport to speak at 'What's Brewing?' Stylists Kathy Ann has joined Patti Brickey at Ace Clips. Kathy Ann is available for appointments Wednesday, Thursday and…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Dar Martin is retiring from the Crook County Treasurer's office after 34 years of service.
Jan 23, 2015

Martin says it's time for family

by Kevin Sperl
She will miss the taxpayers of the county that had become her extended family Dar Martin recalled the time she “baked” a cake for the then outgoing county assessor Curt Saunders. “It was his…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County Middle School students, from left, Katy Norris, Jeri Childres (middle school staff member), Raven Millner, Rebecca Reed, and Quenten Hugie sing 'Lean on Me' with Jack Ballantine during last Thursday's school assembly.
Jan 20, 2015

Singing their own song

by Kevin Sperl
California-based musician Jack Ballentine comes to CCMS to empower the students Crook County Middle School student Katy Norris was pretty sure she was about to sit through a “pointless little…
Jan 20, 2015

Chamber Directory nearing deadline

by Teresa Tooley
There are benefits to advertising in a community newspaper I do not know about you, but in our household, we generally “grab” the mail when one of us thinks about it. Even when we do, I go…
Photo Credit: JASON CHANEY - Dwight McCoy (left) and David Schwab display the massive collection of bottles and cans that volunteers will sort during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Jan 16, 2015

Committing to a day of service

by Jason Chaney
Four local groups will benefit from Volunteer Connect's MLK Day of Service on Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day was designated to celebrate the life and legacy of an American civil rights…
Photo Credit: KEVIN SPERL - Crook County High School students, from right, Kyle Bates, Haley Hedenstrom, Abigail Papke, and Connor Chaney took part in last week's COMEA honor band concert at Bend High School.
Jan 13, 2015

Playing with Central Oregon's best

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County schools were well represented at last week's COMEA honor band concert Crook County High School sophomore flutist Abigail Papke had only one thing to say after a long day of…
Jan 13, 2015

Honoring local first responders

by Teresa Tooley
Central Oregon Business and Economic Forecast Conference to be held in Bend The Central Oregonian has partnered with the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Jake Ballentine
Jan 09, 2015

Empowering students to be leaders

by Kevin Sperl
Crook County Middle School to host musician Jake Ballentine as part of the school's 'I Got This!' initiative As part of the Crook County Middle School “I Got This!” campaign, professional…




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