Santa's Workshop in Culver

Santa's Workshop in Culver

Youngsters crafted Christmas decorations at Culver Santa’s Workshop, held Dec. 13, at the...

Guadalupe walkers trek from Culver

Guadalupe walkers trek from Culver

Some 200 walkers participated in the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe trek from Culver to St....

Confections earn way to college

Confections earn way to college

Seeks degree in microbiology With her sights set on obtaining a degree in microbiology, Vannesa...

Store helps Metolius students shop for others

Store helps Metolius students shop for others

Metolius students were beaming as they walked down the hall with their arms loaded with wrapped...

Senior meal program needs help

Senior meal program needs help

The local Meals on Wheels program, operated by the Senior Citizens of Jefferson County group, is...


Madras Features

Photo Credit: PHOTO BY DESIREE BERGSTROM - Shakespearean actors Arin O'Connor, left, and Jason Sanfield lead a workshop in Culver.
December 17, 2014

Culver gets taste of Shakespeare

by Desiree Bergstrom
Anyone who was a high school freshman remembers reading the tragic and difficult to understand play, “Romeo and Juliette.” While most students are still faced with the trying task of…
December 17, 2014

Grinch tells his tale at the library

by Madras Pioneer
The Grinch (Michael McGinnis), will be coming to the at the Jefferson County Library’s Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., at 1 p.m., Saturday Dec. 20, to perform his well-loved slapstick…
December 17, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Jinora Lynn Morinaga Victoria Parsons and Daniel Morinaga of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jinora Lynn Morinaga, at 1:21 p.m., Nov. 19, at St. Charles Madras. At…
December 17, 2014

CEC credit checks coming

by Madras Pioneer
Central Electric Cooperative announced Dec. 11, that some current and former members are eligible to receive capital credits payments totaling $1,408,238. CEC members began receiving their…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - First- and second-place team winners were, from left, Yolanda Jaimes, Ramiro Rico, Mary Carlson, Sarah Decker adn Melanie Carroll.
December 10, 2014

Cardio challenge winners awarded

by Susan Matheny
The winning participants of the Community Cardio Challenge were treated to a salad luncheon and their cash awards Dec. 5, at the Madras Aquatic Center. The Community Cardio Challenge featured 50…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Possibilities store in Madras employs 20 clients.
December 10, 2014

Opportunity Foundation marks 50 years

by Susan Matheny
The Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, which operates the Possibilities Thrift Store in Madras, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Madras Possibilities store has a staff of five,…
Binghams new book.
December 10, 2014

Bingham pens short story book

by Susan Matheny
Everyday people swapping stories Ashwood author and photographer D. Bing Bingham will be debuting his new book, “Shaped by the Land,” Dec. 13, at the Madras Saturday Market’s Holiday Market at…
Captain Marc Heckathorn
December 10, 2014

Heckathorn to train at FBI academy

by Madras PIoneer
Capt. Marc Heckathorn, of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, has been selected to attend the 259th session of the FBI National Academy. “I will be the first person ever sent to this training…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - KristaShae Haugen outside her new salon.
December 10, 2014

Haugen opens Rustique Salon

by Susan Matheny
KristaShae Haugen has opened Rustique Salon and Boutique, located on Sixth Street, across from the post office in Madras. A Madras resident for 25 years, Haugen graduated from Madras High School…
Guests enjoy creative artwork by preschoolers at last year's show.
December 10, 2014

Kids' art show at CLC

by Madras Pioneer
The Children’s Learning Center will hold its fourth annual Art Show on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5:30 pm. The Art Show will showcase artwork from the students attending TCLC in both the head…

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The Humane Society tree seeks donations of items for pets.
Dec 10, 2014

Giant dog fetching gifts for Humane Society

by Madras Pioneer
A Giving Tree to benefit the local Three Rivers Humane Society is located at Columbia State Bank in Madras. A giant stuffed dog next to the tree has instructions to select a bone-shaped tag…
Dec 12, 2014

Memorial set for Kimberly Meeker

by Madras Pioneer
Memorial services for Kimberly A. Hellberg-Meeker of Madras will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Living Hope Christian Center, 25 N.E. A St. in Madras. A luncheon and gathering will…
Dec 10, 2014

Guadalupe walk from Culver to Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The annual Our Lady of Guadalupe walk will begin at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, from Culver City Park, with participants trekking around 10 miles into Madras. Members of the Hispanic congregation…
The 5 for 1 Wind Quinter will perform at the Madras Performing Arts Center.
Dec 03, 2014

Symphony venue changed to PAC

by Madras Pioneer
C.O. wind quintet to perform Dec. 7 The Central Oregon Symphony Association is pleased to presenta free music event in Madras as part of its Music in Public Places program.…
Dec 03, 2014

Operation Rudolph gears up

by Madras Pioneer
Kiwanis International of Madras is once again preparing to deliver Christmas joy and new toys to children in Jefferson County who might otherwise not receive toys due to financial hardship.…
Local Seth Klann was the graphic designer and illustrator for the newest edition of the book.
Dec 03, 2014

Local students get "Oregonized"

by Madras Pioneer
Klann is book's graphic designer Local students will be learning about Oregon agriculture and history through a new donation of 190 “Get Oregonized” books, valued at $3,975. The 509-J School…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The MHS Band played for the Veterans Day ceremony at the Erickson Air Museum.
Dec 03, 2014

MHS Band sets winter concert

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras High School Band played to honor veterans at the Nov. 11 ceremony held at the Erickson Air Museum. Over 200 guests enjoyed the band's performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner," an…
Scott Duggan and his dog 'Patches.'
Dec 03, 2014

Duggan, Strong join extension staff

by Madras Pioneer
Scott Duggan has recently been hired as the new OSU livestock extension agent for the Central Oregon and Warm Springs areas. Duggan has worked in industry and education for over 20 years. He has…
Dec 03, 2014

Library documentary sparks discussion

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center will hold a discussion following the free showing of the award winning documentary “How to Die in Oregon” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at the Rodriguez…
The Christmas story will be read by local pastors.
Dec 03, 2014

Enjoy Christmas music and goodies

by Madras Pioneer
The annual Sounds and Tastes of Christmas event will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Madras Christian Church, following the Christmas Lights Parade. The church is located at 115 S.E. C…




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