Local braves Ukraine turmoil to help orphans

Local braves Ukraine turmoil to help orphans

Last summer, while others were canceling trips to Ukraine, Madras resident Cassia Dawn, 21, was...

Culver student's sculpture wins national award

Culver student's sculpture wins national award

Culver middle school student Kyler Outman has won a silver medal at the national level of the...

Kids square off in Iron Chef contest

Kids square off in Iron Chef contest

Skillfully wielding knives to slice and dice vegetables, Culver and Madras middle school teams...

Madras mom donates thousands of ounces to milk bank

Madras mom donates thousands of ounces to milk bank

Helping sick and premature babies Since her baby Jackson was born, Madras mom Austin Cooper has...


Madras Features

March 25, 2015

Luncheons set for Passion Week

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Ministerial Association will sponsor community Passion Week luncheons from 12-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 30 through April 3, with free lunch and a message by a…
March 25, 2015

Two Easter sunrise services slated

by Madras Pioneer
M Hill and Round Butte Two community Easter sunrise services are being offered this year. Student leaders from Central Oregon Youth for Christ will be holding a 6:30 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service…
SUBMITTED - Marla Rae Watson
March 25, 2015

Speaker worked for Frohnmayer, Kulongowski

by Madras Pioneer
J.C. Historical Society annual dinner The Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual dinner, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Madras, will feature…
March 25, 2015

Foreign films featured in April

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center will feature French-Canadian and Irish movies in April. All films are shown for free at the library’s Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., in Madras, and…
March 25, 2015

Jobs program teaches goals, respect

by Madras Pioneer
By Charitie Gamble Guest writer A Job for Life, I wonder what that could mean? Little did I know that when I attended the Christian Community Development Association National Conference in…
March 18, 2015

History dinner features program on Gateway

by Madras Pioneer
Marla Rae Vibbert Watson tells of town parade The Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at the Jefferson County Senior Center, 860 S.W. Madison…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gathering at the farewell dinner are, from back left, Madras High students Joseph Calica, Sophie Gemelas, Jayme Bomeke, Ingrid Sanchez, and Japanese chaperon Fumiko Suzuki. Front left, Kana Kobayashi, Moe Hori, Miho Hayashi, Ai Murata, Keidai Sato, and Rino Watanabe.
March 18, 2015

Sister city students tour Madras

by Susan Matheny
Six students from Madras’ sister city of Tomi City, Japan spent last week touring Madras and attending Madras High School. The students, one boy, Keidai Sato, and five girls, Miho Hayashi, Kana…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Juntos students Ingrid Sánchez, left, Fabián Rodriguez, Josh Rodriguez, and Nathan Rodriguez work on a porject on the Madras COCC campus.
March 18, 2015

JUNTOS program spreads to other towns

by Susan Matheny
First piloted in Madras The “Juntos” college preparation program for Latino students, which began in Madras, has now branched out and expanded into 10 communities in Oregon. It was piloted in…
SUSAN MATHENY/THE PIONEER - Jefferson County Middle School students work to dig out weeds and terrace the sloped garden area with the use of straw bales.
March 18, 2015

Hands-on class explores careers

by Susan Matheny
For all grades at JCMS Gardening, and working with tools to build benches are two of the ag-related activities Jefferson County Middle School students are doing in the new Career Exploration…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Triur Amadan Celtic band from Madras entertained at the benefit concert, held in the Madras Performing Arts Center.
March 18, 2015

Melodic benefit

by Susan Matheny
Last Sunday’s benefit concert for area music programs included Truir Amadan members Jon Granby, top left, Michael McGinnis, Mike Preston, and Royce Schlenker; and Library Band members. The event…

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Mar 18, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Araya Leann Garcia Crystal Garcia and Jose Garcia Angeles of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Araya Leann Garcia, at 1:44 p.m., March 4, at St. Charles Madras. At…
BILL VOLLMER PHOTO - The Elks Lodge in Forest Grove provided barbecue equipment for the pig roast fundraiser last Saturday at the Madras Elks Lodge.
Mar 18, 2015

DuRette pig roast funds scholarship

by Susan Matheny
The annual Ron DuRette Memorial Pig Roast event and auction at the Madras Elks Lodge on March 14, had an attendance of 200 and raised a total of $8,900. “We will be able to have a $7,000…
Mar 19, 2015

Lake Chinook Fire seeks contractor proposals

by Madras Pioneer
Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue is seeking proposals from experienced general contractors to construct a new…
Mar 12, 2015

Program helps refinance homes

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon’s Loan Refinancing Assistance Pilot Project is an economic and proven approach to prevent foreclosure and keep families in their homes. LRAPP is available in Jefferson, Deschutes,…
Mar 11, 2015

Class for Alzheimer's caregivers

by Madras Pioneer
A free two-part class on “Living with Alzheimer’s For Caregivers – Middle Stage,” will be offered at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Madras, from 1:30-4 p.m., Thursday, March 19 and 26.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A quilt from the last show in Madras.
Mar 11, 2015

Get ready for next quilt show

by Madras Pioneer
The 12th biennial quilt show, sponsored by the Country Quilters of Jefferson County, will be held on two days this year, from 12-5 p.m., Saturday, May 2, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday, May 3,…
Mar 11, 2015

Fundraiser collects old electronics

by Madras Pioneer
For Madras Primary Madras Primary is collecting electronics to recycle as a fundraising project to earn money for educational assemblies and field trips. Items accepted for recycling include…
Mar 11, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Caleb Malachi Garcia Isabel Merary Garcia of Madras is pleased to announce the birth of her son, Caleb Malachi Garcia, at 1:49 a.m., March 2, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, she weighed 6.18…
Mar 11, 2015

A day to kick the cigarette habit

by Madras Pioneer
Know a kid who smokes? Just drive down Main Street in any town and you are likely to see it firsthand. Youth tobacco use continues to be a health problem for every community in America. March…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - TV producer Benedict Crowne (played by Steve Gibson), in suit at center, talks to trailer park owners Loff and May June DuVall (James Maynard and Regina Macko), about the upcoming reality show as show producers Anne Carney (Joy DeHaan), left, and Carla Bettiger (Teri Drew), right, listen in.
Mar 11, 2015

Tickets ready for community theater comedy

by Madras Pioneer
The High Desert Community Theater Guild will present the two-act comedy “Mobile Home, Sweet Home,” by Pat Cook, during seven performances in March. Directed by Steve Gibson, the comedy is full…




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