Barns wins shopping spree

Barns wins shopping spree

If there’s one person who knows how to shop, it’s Madras resident Norma Barnes. Her...

CHS creates college-going culture

CHS creates college-going culture

When Stefanie Garber first became superintendent in Culver seven years ago, she recalled getting...

Gavin Begay selected Amazing Kid

Gavin Begay selected Amazing Kid

Whether he’s playing varsity sports, drumming at a tribal event, or working with kids, Gavin...

Figueroa top winner in C.O. Film Fest

Figueroa top winner in C.O. Film Fest

Wins chance to work with pro film company Madras High School student Tifany Figueroa has been...


Madras Features

May 18, 2016

Eat healthy at W.S. K-8 Academy

by Madras Pioneer
In an effort to raise awareness of healthier eating among faculty, staff, and students at Warm Springs K-8 Academy, PacificSource Health Plans has launched its monthlong Healthy Life Schools…
May 18, 2016

Freeman to mark 90th

by Madras Pioneer
All friends and relatives of former Madras resident Ted Freeman are invited to help him celebrate his 90th birthday at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Culver Christian Church, 501 Fourth Ave., in…
May 18, 2016

Register a team for Relay

by Madras Pioneer
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Jefferson County, with the theme of “Seasons of Hope,” gives everyone in the community a chance to help save lives and create a world with less…


May 18, 2016

Wienert selected for Girls State

by Madras Pioneer
Madras High School junior Lizzy Wienert has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Oregon Girls State session, June 12-18, at Willamette University. Approximately 200 of Oregon’s…
May 19, 2016

Traffic blitz planned

by Madras Pioneer
eThe Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is joining the State of Oregon in a high visibility enforcement campaign dedicated to seat belt, cell phone, and traffic safety enforcement. This will be…
May 18, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Mikayla Marie and Jonell Joyce Zimmerman Rebekah Kathleen Calcote and Thomas Joseph Lee Zimmerman, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of twin daughters, Mikayla Marie and Jonell Joyce…
May 18, 2016

J.C. graduation rate down

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon's high school graduation rate experienced a noticeable gain in 2015, increasing to 73.8 percent from 72 percent in 2014. Four of the 10 counties along the East Cascades posted a higher…
May 18, 2016

Civil War event in Camp Sherman

by Madras Pioneer
Camp Sherman will be the site of a Civil War re-enactment event on May 21 and 22. This is the third year of Civil War history events in Central Oregon, where re-enactors will present…
SUSAN MATHENY - The Duchess of Arragon (Maggie McDonald) pulls the ear of the Duke of Arragon (Oscar Lopez) after Curio (Callista Smith) tells of his misbehavior at the inn.
May 11, 2016

MHS play on Shakespeare's early days

by Susan Matheny
The Madras High School Drama Club will present the play “Becoming Shakespeare,” at 7 p.m., Friday, May 13, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, at the Madras Performing Arts Center.…
SUSAN MATHENY - Brittney Tellez, left, gets tips on assembling her necklace from Bend jewelry maker Heather Straw, while Chloe Brockhop pounds a letter print onto a necklace coin.
May 11, 2016

Jewelry gift teaches kindness

by Susan Matheny
Nashelle program says focus on what you're good at Metolius Elementary fifth-graders learned about kindness and jewelry making from the owner and designer of the Nashelle jewelry company in…

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May 11, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Lucille Jewell Sam Dena Thomas and Thomas Sam, of Warm Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lucille Jewell Sam, at 3:45 a.m., April 26, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
May 11, 2016

Kid movies tie into STEM lessons

by Katie Ralls
Free at COARC Join us for the “Cinema and Science” series, beginning Friday, May 13, from 7-9 p.m., at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, 850 N.W. Dogwood Lane, in Madras. The…
May 11, 2016

Relay event invites survivors, caregivers

by Madras Pioneer
Annual event set The Jefferson County Relay For Life Committee is hosting a celebration for all Jefferson County cancer survivors, their friends, family, caregivers, and others who would like to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gathering to clean up are 4-Hers Shawn Simpson, top; back left,  Monica Honeywell, Abigail Affeldt, Dena Joseph; middle row, Caleb Honeywell, Leah Affeldt, Claire Affeldt, Dakota Honeywell; front, Charleen Joseph, Connor Honeywell, Dallys Honeywell, Josie and Bonnie Scott, and Natalie Joseph.
May 11, 2016

4-Hers help with cleanup

by Madras Pioneer
By Natalie Joseph Club reporter Rabbits, Cavies, Poultry, Oh My! 4-H Club joined in the community cleanup on Saturday, April 30. With gloves and an orange bag in hand, we walked Bean Park, the…
May 11, 2016

Tour J.C. farms, beverage makers

by Madras Pioneer
From wine to cucumbers, meet the farmers who grow your food “High Desert EATs” are five themed educational agriculture tours in Jefferson County slated for five Saturdays: . “Flowers, Herbs and…
May 11, 2016

Hike to Steelhead Falls

by Madras Pioneer
A free guided hike on the Steelhead Falls loop is being offered by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area, on May 15, from 9-11 a.m. Register at fansofdeschutes.org. The focus of the…
GABRIELLE BEEBE - Showing their uplifting paintings are Ann Neilson, left, Teri Drew, Bonnie Namenuk, and Annette Hausinger.
May 11, 2016

Artists sip and sketch

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library District had 16 budding painters attend its art and wine class April 30, led by artist Jeannie Thom, who helped them create a “You Are My Sunshine” painting. The…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver third-graders Cole Rahi, left, Ryleigh Daniels and Toni Morales show water slides and a merry-go-round they made out of egg cartons, paper towel rolls and paper plates, for their town's park.
May 04, 2016

Culver students shine at STEM Fest

by Susan Matheny
Science, technology, engineering and math were the focus of the day during the Culver School District’s “Stem Fest,” April 28. Students at the elementary, middle and high school eagerly greeted…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Nick Brogdon has 15 years of experience managing automotive repair shops.
May 04, 2016

Brogdon opens 77's Garage

by Susan Matheny
Works on anything with an engine Nick Brogdon has opened 77’s Garage on Culver Highway, in the building formerly occupied by Farmer’s Cycle and Small Engine. The shop is open, but Brogdon is…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thyreicia Simtustus stands next to her display board, which won a state History Day award.
May 04, 2016

Simtustus garners History Day award

by Susan Matheny
Qualifies for nationals Madras High School junior Thyreicia Simtustus won a state award at the Oregon History Day competition, held April 23, at Concordia University in Portland, which qualifies…