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Crook County to Get New Education Center


A big event for Crook County. Monday at noon, the first shovels of dirt will be turned over for their first Crook County COCC /  Computer and Education Center.  Jeff Papke, the Coordinator for the Crook County Campus says the new building is going to be a real asset to Crook County: "And we're real excited to get this new Education Center up and running, because it means that we're going to be able to provide more college classes and education opportunities to the citizens of Prineville and Crook County and really assist some of those folks looking to get a college degree who might be out of work and wanting to be retrained. Or even some our students coming our of a local high school who are unable to leave town but still want to get a degree." Papke says the 12,000 foot building is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and a $1-million donation from COCC.  Crews will work on the building all summer and they are planning the ribbon cutting during the Crook County Fair on August 12th.


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