Autumn Oktoberfest celebration

Autumn Oktoberfest celebration

An estimated 600 people turned out on a warm sunny Saturday, Oct. 18, to wash down 300 German...

Kids rope and ride at the Cowdeo

Kids rope and ride at the Cowdeo

There was plenty of action at the 46th annual Cowdeo on Oct. 18, at the Jefferson County...

`Larceny and Old Lace' takes stage

`Larceny and Old Lace' takes stage

“Larceny and Old Lace,” the High Desert Community Theater’s next production, will...

W.S. Roots program nearly full

W.S. Roots program nearly full

Makeup credits, learn job skills The new Roots alternative education program in Warm Springs has...

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Madras Features

October 22, 2014

After high school: Then what?

by Madras Pioneer
By Michele Gemelas Guest Writer It’s an interesting time in a high school student’s life. And sometimes it’s just frustrating. When you hit junior and senior year, just about every adult you…
October 22, 2014

VFW collecting for soldier care packages

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras VFW Post is joining with the Redmond post to collect care package items for soldiers in the Redmond Bravo Troop 1A2 1st Cavalry, who are currently serving in Iraq. Donation barrels…
October 22, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Xzelia Morales Ashlee Morales of Madras is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Xzelia Morales, on Sept. 24, at St. Charles Bend. At birth, Xzelia weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and…
October 22, 2014

Cycle Oregon offering local grants

by Madras Pioneer
Local nonprofits and government agencies have until Oct. 31 to apply for special grants from Cycle Oregon, which visited the area in September. The Cycle Oregon group likes to help the…
October 22, 2014

Honey bees, plant diseases topic of talk

by Madras Pioneer
Honey Bee research and plant diseases will be the topic of a free lunch and presentation on Oct. 31, lunch in Prineville at the COCC Building in Room 119, hosted by the Central Oregon…
October 22, 2014

Get started at COCC

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
October 15, 2014

Internet awareness training for parents

by Madras Pioneer
The Kids Center will offer a free two-hour training in Madras on Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the Westside Building, to help parents and caregivers become aware of the dangers that exist online.…
October 16, 2014

Rotary seeks project to fund

by Madras Pioneer
The Rotary Club of Jefferson County is currently looking for a community project within the county to be named the recipient of the annual Cherry Tree Celebration Auction, to be held in February…
October 16, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Braylon Forrest Howard Della Squiemphen, of Warm Springs, and Jeremy Howard, of White Swan, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Braylon Forrest Howard, at 8:37 p.m., Sept. 28,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - District Manager Taylor Hines stands by a display counter in the remodeled Madras shop.
October 15, 2014

US Cellular remodels office

by Susan Matheny
The US Cellular office in Madras has undergone a complete remodeling, which it plans to highlight during a public grand reopening next month. “We’ve revamped the whole store with new carpet,…

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Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Early Intervention students Teage, left, Ashley, Kamarii and Christopher hold a thank you sign they helped make.
Oct 15, 2014

United fund kicks off campaign

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County United Fund is beginning its fall fundraising campaign, with the goal of raising $24,000 to benefit 12 local agencies. Jefferson County United Fund is operated by volunteers,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Sam Douglas works on a 1949 Harley at his new Madras shop.
Oct 15, 2014

Northwest Cycle offers leathers, repairs

by Susan Matheny
Specializes in Harleys Heads have been turning since a Harley Davidson shop opened in mid-September along U.S. Highway 97 in south Madras. Owners Sam and Pam Douglas operated similar shops in…
Oct 16, 2014

Brats, 10 Barrel brews at Oktoberfest

by Madras Pioneer
Admission is free to the High Desert Oktoberfest on Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sahalee Park in Madras, hosted by the Madras Aquatic Center and Madras Kiwanis. Wild Ride Brewery of…
Oct 16, 2014

Teams, individuals take on cardio challenge

by Madras Pioneer
A total of 128 people have signed up for the Community Cardio Challenge. “We are excited about the amount of people getting out and getting active. Participants log their minutes of…
This year's Jefferson County Community Read selection.
Oct 08, 2014

Schlick-Noe selected as Community Read author

by Madras Pioneer
Childhood ties to Warm Springs Jefferson County Community Read has chosen “Something to Hold,” by Katherine Schlick Noe as this year’s Community Read book. Inspired by the author’s childhood…
'Holding Patern' by Jeanie Smith
Oct 08, 2014

Gallery features Jeanie Smith's artwork

by Madras Pioneer
Art Adventure Gallery is featuring the work of Warm Springs artist Jeanie Smith in October. Above is her Piece “Holding Pattern,” made from photos she took. The Mayan series in the show is…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Carrot seed harvest on Hickory Lane, north of Madras.
Oct 08, 2014

Harvest time for carrot seed

by Madras Pioneer
In a 75-acre carrot seed field on Hickory Lane cultivated for Madras Farms, Kip Light prepares to sample the chaff coming out of the back of a combine to see if it’s picking up all the seed.…
Oct 08, 2014

Learning at the COARC garden

by Madras Pioneer
The Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center’s demonstration and learning garden was created in 2008, to provide an interface with the local community at large. The garden allowed COARC a new…
Oct 09, 2014

COCC `Getting Started' event in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
Oct 08, 2014

Archaeology series at Smith Rock Park

by Madras Pioneer
Smith Rock State Park will host its annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series on Fridays in October. The theme of the 21st annual series is "Oregon or Bust," and the program will…



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