Enjoy Christmas music and goodies

Enjoy Christmas music and goodies

The annual Sounds and Tastes of Christmas event will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at...

Madras dancer in Nutcracker ballet

Madras dancer in Nutcracker ballet

Spanish dancers perform during dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker Ballet. Madras resident Margee...

Winter wine walk in Madras

Winter wine walk in Madras

Garry Boyd serves wine to visitors at Great Earth Cafe and Market during the Nov. 20, Wine Walk...

New priest also served with military in Kuwait and Guantanamo

New priest also served with military in Kuwait and Guantanamo

Father Richard Fischer’s duties have taken him to exotic places, including Kuwait and...

Culver filmmaker followed his dream

Culver filmmaker followed his dream

Back in the 1950s, John Harris, a Culver boy inspired by school plays and days spent hanging out...

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Madras Features

Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Al DuPont packages meat at Erickson's Thriftway.
November 26, 2014

DuPont hangs up apron, notes industry changes

by Susan Matheny
Meat cutters carved up whole sides of beef when Al DuPont started in the business, but not anymore. “Meat cutting has changed from sides of beef hanging on a rail when I started, to now it comes…
November 26, 2014

Large number of homeless students in area

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Department of Education released a report on the number of homeless students in state school districts. Students listed as homeless come from a variety of living and housing…
November 26, 2014

Pastor offers apologyfor wrongs of Christianity

by Madras Pioneer
By Pastor Jim Leach Living Hope Christian Center Today I would like to offer up my confession -- not so much on my own behalf but as a representative of Christianity around the world. I am by no…
November 26, 2014

Shakespeare coming to MHS, CHS

by Madras Pioneer
Madras High School and Culver High School will host Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Erin O’Connor and Jason Sanford on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, as part of the festival’s School…
November 26, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Ivan Librado Correa Lacie and Jose Correa of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ivan Librado Correa, at 3:12 a.m., Nov. 9, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Ivan weighed 8…
November 26, 2014

Free symphony concert in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The Central Oregon Symphony Association is pleased to present a free music event in Madras as part of its Music in Public Places program.…
Photo Credit: LINDA LARSON PHOTO - A firefighter dowses the snowploy fire.
November 19, 2014

ODOT snowplow burns

by Madras Pioneer
A short in the starter sparked a fire at the Oregon Department of Transportation shed on Cherry Lane in Madras, which burned up a snowplow and scorched the shed.
November 19, 2014

COCC Madras offers Getting Started event

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation in Madras at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
November 19, 2014

Christmas decorating contest for businesses

by Madras Pioneer
Round up your Christmas lights and Western gear: the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is registering local businesses for its Christmas decoration contest. With the theme, "It's a…
November 19, 2014

Concert to benefit COCC Madras food bank

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras campus of Central Oregon Community College will hold a folk and bluegrass music concert Nov. 20, to restock the school's food pantry. The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.,…

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Nov 19, 2014

Farm Bill meeting in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Farm Service Agency is hosting a public meeting in Madras at 9 a.m., Nov. 18, at the Jefferson County Fairground's Maccie Conroy Building, to discuss the new Farm Bill program…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - All ages are invited to enter short films.
Nov 19, 2014

Start filming for area contest

by Madras PIoneer
C.O. Film Festival for short films A call is being put out for short film entries for the 2015 Central Oregon Film Festival. The contest is free to enter. Divisions for those ages 10-14, 15-18…
Nov 19, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Trinity West Leonard Lisa and Jonathan Leonard of Ellensburg, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity West Leonard, at 12:33 a.m., Nov. 4, 2014, at Kittitas Valley…
Nov 19, 2014

Farm Bureau slates gathering

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting Nov. 22, at Mazatlan Restaurant. The business meeting is from 1-3 p.m., with committee reports, and nominations. The dinner and evening…
New afterschool  teen program at the library annex.
Nov 19, 2014

After school program for teens

by Madras Pioneer
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19, Patricia Smith will be facilitating a free program at the Jefferson County Library for teens. The program will take place in the library annex (upstairs) and will…
Nov 19, 2014

Community chorus forming

by Susan Matheny
A communitywide Hallelujah Chorus (nondenominational) is forming to perform in the first production at the new Madras Performing Arts Center. If you like to sing, and would like to be part of…
Nov 19, 2014

Oppenlander part of FFA trip to South Africa

by Madras Pioneer
FFA State President Ian Oppenlander, of Madras, will be the guest speaker for the Madras FFA Alumni Banquet, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, at Madras High School, due to snowy…
Nov 19, 2014

Truck stop manager in TV spots

by Madras Pioneer
Madras Truck Stop manager Felicity Haywood is being featured in TV spots as one of the “Local Heroes” among retailers helping with the effort to prevent tobacco use by youth. Minda Morton, of…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Dana Martin, left, Stephanie Russell and Sara Rogers accept their awards.
Nov 19, 2014

Locals awarded by extension

by Madras Pioneer
During the OSU Extension Service conference this fall, several local awards were announced. Culver School district was honored with the Cooperator of the Year Award, which was accepted by…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Workers collect and seperate pesticides and used containers.
Nov 19, 2014

Pesticides pour into collection site

by Madras Pioneer
The free pesticide collection event, held Nov. 12 at the Central Oregon Ag Research Center in Madras, took in an estimated 10,000 pounds of chemical waste from 17 farmers and commercial…




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