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  • 2021 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo is “Back in the Saddle”
    by Garrett Jaenicke on June 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    The Deschutes County Fair & Expo is excited to announce the return of the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo. This year marks the 101st edition of Central Oregon’s largest event, after COVID-19 forced the event’s cancellation in 2020. The theme for the 2021 Fair & Rodeo is “Back in the Saddle.” This year, Fair attendees can expect an exciting event full of animals, agriculture, concerts, carnival rides, cotton candy and corn dogs, along with shopping, exhibits, and food, all happening July 28 – Aug 1. Specific programming elements, including concert announcements, and specific entertainment options are still being finalized and more details will be released soon. Deschutes County Fair & Expo will be following all state and local health guidance, which may result in event modifications. Adjustments will likely include reduced capacities, and the understanding that certain attractions will need to have reduced capacity, depending on state and local health guidelines that are in place at the time of the 2021 Fair. Fairgoers are encouraged to check the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo website at for the most up-to-date information. Admission tickets for the 2021 Fair will go on-sale July 5 and will be sold exclusively online, at with limited availability at the Fair box office. “We are truly grateful that we can once again invite our community to celebrate the largest event in Central Oregon,” said Fair & Expo Director Geoff Hinds. “We know that Fair is a special tradition for so many in our community and we’re excited to welcome guests back this summer in a safe and responsible way. From the entire staff and board of directors, we can’t wait to see you July 28th – Aug 1st.”

  • Support the Third Annual Head Start and Early Head Start Book Drive
    by Garrett Jaenicke on June 18, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Foster the Love for Reading! Help NeighborImpact foster the love for reading and build literacy skills by supporting the Third Annual Head Start and Early Head Start Book Drive. This important event runs through June 30, 2021 at Roundabout Books in Northwest Crossing. After a successful book drive in 2020, NeighborImpact is excited to partner with Roundabout Books and SELCO Community Credit Union for this third annual event. Our 2021 goal is to collect 1,000 new books for children in our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Books go directly to children in the program and help families expand their home libraries to create literacy rich homes. Look for book titles on social-emotional development, going to school, and promoting a positive transition to Kindergarten. Roundabout Books staff has a list of recommended titles and a wide selection of books to choose from. Children’s books in Spanish are also available. SELCO Community Credit Union is sponsoring the book drive again this year with a matching gift, donating one book for each book purchased. This means each book donation goes twice as far! Books can be purchased from Roundabout Books in the store, over the phone, or online through June 30, 2021. Visit Roundabout Books, 900 North NW Mount Washington Drive in Bend, call 541-306-6564, or go to    

  • Summit Bank Adds Jenn Limoges to the Central Oregon Advisory Board
    by Garrett Jaenicke on June 18, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Summit Bank is pleased to announce that Jenn Limoges, a 15-year real estate executive and co-owner of the NAI Cascade brokerage firm, has joined the Summit Bank Central Oregon Advisory Board. Limoges is a leader in the Central Oregon real estate industry and has the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), which places her in an elite group of only six percent of the real estate brokers in the United States. According to Central Oregon Market President Gary O’Connell, “Jenn’s dynamic experience, leadership, and strong analytical skills will make her a great addition to the Advisory Board.  She is a skilled executive who has managed multiple retail and office marketing, sales, facility, and operations departments. We look forward to having Jenn become a part of the team. “ Jenn Limoges will be the seventh addition to the Central Oregon Advisory Board for Summit Bank which already includes: Wes Price, who serves as Advisory Board Chair (Price Fronk & Co.),  Becca Williams (Red Plate Foods), Jamie Danek (Humm Kombucha), Dr, Jay Moore (The Center), Bill Smith (William Smith Properties Inc.) and Hayden Watson (Hayden Homes). “I am thrilled to join Summit Bank’s Advisory Board for Central Oregon,” says Limoges. “This will be a great position to bring my depth of business expertise and market knowledge to help Summit Bank foster its rapid growth in our region” Summit Bank, with offices in Eugene/Springfield, Central Oregon and the Portland Metropolitan area, specializes in providing high-level service to professionals as well as medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit was recognized in 2020 as the Top Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Bank Lender in the State of Oregon. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO.    

  • Peak Posse Fundraiser Supports Keeping Central Oregon’s Seniors Fed, Safe, and Connected
    by Garrett Jaenicke on June 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The Council on Aging of Central Oregon today announced that the Peak Posse group of adventure hikers has set up a local fundraiser to address loneliness, hunger and isolation among older adults in Central Oregon. Anyone can purchase a fun commemorative Eagles Nest 2021 patch and all proceeds will go to the Council on Aging’s programs and services in Central Oregon. “Social isolation and loneliness are big risk factors in our older adult population,” said Susan Rotella, executive director of the Council on Aging. “And with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen first-hand the challenge that many seniors face behind closed doors for years on end. This effort by Peak Posse members is inspiring and we are grateful for their fundraising effort so we can better support the growing number of Central Oregon seniors in need.” Any person can purchase one or more (and we hope more!) of the commemorative patches. Consider using them as gifts, or challenge your family and friends to make the Eagles Nest hike at a future date and celebrate your mobility and caring concern for the aging population of our region! “When we decided to make this the year we make our charity challenge happen, The Council On Aging Central Oregon was the clear choice,” stated Isaac Blair, Peak Posse member, and “once you know us, our desire to help people that are climbing mountains of their own you’ll see the connection is solid. We are very excited to welcome all who have the heart for it to join us to help people that are having a hard time. We can go up a mountain and back down in a weekend, the mountain they face is a whole lot bigger than that.” The Eagles Nest hike is one of the best in central Oregon, providing unrivalled views of the entire Smith Rock State Park, as well as views of the Cascades on a clear day. There is no hiking commitment required to purchase your custom souvenir patch, simply buy your patch and the full purchase price of $20 will go to serving seniors in need, thanks to the caring philanthropy of the Peak Posse! For updates and news about services and resources for older adults in Central Oregon, visit the Council on Aging website at or follow the Council on Aging’s Facebook page at   About the Council on Aging of Central Oregon Since 1975, the Council on Aging has served as the designated Area Agency on Aging for Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, offering adults aged 60 and older and their loved ones a range of support services. A non-profit organization, the Council on Aging advocates for, empowers and guides older adults and their loved ones to live with independence and well-being in age-friendly communities—places where infrastructure, policies and practices are developed to make the community livable, accessible and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially older adults. Phone: (541) 678-5483 Website: Facebook:   Media Contact           Denise LaBuda Director of Communications Council on Aging of Central Oregon (541) 678-5483 x 115    

  • “Reach Out and Read” Program at Mosaic Medical Receives $5K Grant
    by Garrett Jaenicke on June 17, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Mosaic Medical, a nonprofit community health center with 15 clinics across Central Oregon, has been awarded $5,000 from First Interstate Bank. The funds will be used to provide pediatric patient families with a free book through the pediatric literacy program, Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is designed to provide families with the knowledge and the books they need to make reading a part of their daily routine. Mosaic pediatric providers provide a new, age-appropriate book to their patients during well-child visits, free of charge to families. “I love seeing the faces of both children and parents light up when they see a book as their starting point for a visit,” said Jasmine Low, MD and Mosaic Pediatrics provider. “Reach Out and Read helps us to introduce the benefits of literacy at an early age and is an important part of what brings joy and meaning to our well visits.” Sharing a book with their small patients allows Mosaic providers to model, discuss and encourage bonding with the child, and explore parenting skills, literacy and crucial language development—in a fun and tangible way for both children and adults.  “We are very pleased to support this effort to foster and further strengthen the bonds that develop through reading,” said Bill Kuhn, Area President of First Interstate Bank. “We believe in supporting families in our community to be as healthy as possible, and literacy is an important part of that.” The Reach Out and Read program is a national program with an Oregon affiliate program. It has been in place at Mosaic since 2015 and has provided thousands of books to Mosaic pediatric patients. To contribute to the program, visit or contact our Development team at   About Mosaic Medical: Mosaic Medical is a nonprofit community health center that serves Central Oregonians from all walks of life. Through a network of 15 clinics, we offer integrated health services that address each patient’s medical, dental, behavioral health, nutrition and medication needs. Our care is never influenced by how much money our patients make, what language they speak or the status of their insurance coverage. Mosaic Medical provides quality care for all.    

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