Trinidad: A step back to the 1800s

Trinidad: A step back to the 1800s

(This is the second part of a two-part story on the editor's visit to Cuba in May) One of the...

Lorraine Young celebrates 100th birthday

Lorraine Young celebrates 100th birthday

Wearing a gold “100” necklace, set with rhinestones, Madras resident Lorraine Young...

A Flag Day to remember

A Flag Day to remember

Friends surprise Dan Comingore with barn flag Dan Comingore, an Army veteran, had a big surprise...

JCMS Band in Jr. Rose Parade

JCMS Band in Jr. Rose Parade

The Jefferson County Middle School Band not only got to march in the Portland Junior Rose...

Cuba trip full of surprises, friendly people

Cuba trip full of surprises, friendly people

From bustling Havana to rural Trinidad, artists and home businesses thriving Wanting to step back...


Madras Features

PHOTO BY BILL VOLLMER - The caravan of Model Ts passes by a herd of cattle being moved during their excursion to Hay Creek Ranch.
June 22, 2016

Tin Lizzys tour Hay Creek Ranch

by Susan Matheny
Over 30 people toured Hay Creek Ranch in vintage cars, provided by members of the Madras Model T Bums group, June 11. The tour was arranged as a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Historical…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dr. Kim Montee
June 22, 2016

Montee joins Mosaic Medical

by Madras Pioneer
Mosaic Medical has announced that Dr. Kim Montee has joined the Mosaic Medical team as medical director in the Madras clinic. Montee, who grew up in Warm Springs and Madras, is board certified…
June 22, 2016

Relay special meals open to public

by Madras Pioneer
Join relay teams at the Relay for Life event for homemade meals at a very reasonable price. Lunch on Saturday, July 9 will be barbecued chicken, rice, coleslaw, either macaroni or potato salad…


June 22, 2016

Deschutes Canyon hike set

by Madras Pioneer
Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area is leading a guided hike on Scout Camp Trail on June 26 at 9 a.m. This moderate 2.2 mile loop hike is steep, dropping down 700 vertical feet to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kids will have fun playing parachute games at the Summer Reading Program.
June 22, 2016

Parachute games at Summer Reading

by Madras Pioneer
On June 28 and 29, during the second week of the Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program, kids will take part in parachute games and obstacle courses. On Tuesday, June 28, there will…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Former standout University of Oregon athlete Jordan Kent presents an essay award to Jayce Wallulatum, above center, for writing about ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Kent gave a presentation on healthy eating during a school assembly June 3.
June 15, 2016

Jordan Kent presents W.S. K-8 health awards

by Susan Matheny
Jordan Kent, a former three-sport athlete at the University of Oregon, Seattle Seahawks player, and the founder of the Jordan Kent Skill Camps youth athletic camps, visited Warm Springs K-8…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Library helpers promote the Summer Reading program.
June 15, 2016

Library gears up Summer Reading activities

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library kicks off its Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” on Tuesday, June 21. At the opening Summer Reading Program, children will get to design and build…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The 509-J retirees accepting gift clocks at the breakfast were, from left,  Jeanette Houck, Carol Campbell, Sue Chamberlain, Karol Williams, Vicki Anderson, Guy Chittenden, and Linda DuPont.
June 15, 2016

District 509-J honors retirees

by Susan Matheny
Twelve retiring employees of School District 509-J were honored last Friday at the 32nd annual Staff and Retiree Recognition Breakfast, held in the Madars High School commons. This year’s…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Maribel Jimenez earned her degree in teaching.
June 15, 2016

Jimenez earns master's degree

by Madras Pioneer
At its 15th commencement on June 12, Oregon State University - Cascades set a record when it awarded 379 bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and graduated the largest class in its history for the…
June 15, 2016

509-J to test water

by Madras Pioneer
Last week School District Superintendent Rick Molitor sent out a letter to inform parents about what the district is doing to ensure its water supply is safe. “As we are all concerned about lead…

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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dotha and Jerry Patterson
Jun 15, 2016

Pattersons celebrate 50th

by Madras Pioneer
All friends and relatives of Jerry and Dotha Patterson are invited to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a party from 2-5 p.m., June 19, at the Madras Elks Lodge, 262 S.W.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Shaiandra Saunders, of Madras, is working toward a degree in the medical field.
Jun 15, 2016

Saunders perseveres toward degree

by Madras Pioneer
After graduating from high school in 2013, Madras resident Shaiandra Saunders' interest in the medical field inspired her to start working on an associate degree in medical imaging at Central…
Jun 15, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Penelope Fay Christensen Holley and Benjamin Christensen, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Penelope Fay Christensen, at 1:36 p.m., May 29, at St. Charles Madras.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Butch's Club members help plant trees on Arbor Day.
Jun 15, 2016

Social club for those with disabilities

by Madras Pioneer
In 2009, personal support workers Catherine and Marion Orsborn, of Full Access High Desert, along with case manager Sheila Conroy, created the Jefferson County Social Club, a place for adults…
Jun 15, 2016

Cribbage classic deals in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The 31st annual Cascade Cribbage Classic will be held June 24-26, at the Jefferson County Senior Center in Madras. The tournament is sanctioned by the American Cribbage Congress and draws more…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Movin' Mountains winners, from back row, left to right. Kaitlyn Minnick, Keith Karoglanian, K'Lynn Bush, Miguel Tapia, Cristina Baltazar, Yesi Navarro, Kim Tucker, Carlos Ramirez (O on cap), Dan Ahern, Mike Ahern, Deece Suppah, Denise Easterling and Ryan Stum.  Bottom row...left to right. Tony Young, Christie Young, Davida Plaisted, Gabriel Walker, Deidra Johnson and Leslie Davis.
Jun 08, 2016

Slimdown winners announced

by Susan Matheny
This year’s Movin’ Mountains Slimdown Challenge, which ran for 16 weeks, had a total of 276 people enter, with 124 of them hanging on and completing the whole program, for a 45 percent finish…
PIONEER FILE PHOTO - Visitors to Country Vines last year are shown a tray of lettuce starts.
Jun 08, 2016

Summer farm tours kick off

by Madras Pioneer
Highlights of Jefferson County featured The High Desert Educational Agriculture Tours series, known as HD Eats, kicked off in Jefferson County May 21. The educational tours are designed to…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Flowers were abundant at the Paradise Produce booth at Madras Saturday Market's opening in Sahalee Park on June 4. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each week.
Jun 08, 2016

Donate extra garden produce

by Madras Pioneer
Booth collects at the Madras Saturday Market Imagine a basket of fresh food from local farmers instead of a canned or prepackaged dinner at the local food bank and pantries. Families in local…
HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Lana Shike, left, Austin Rascgebbyrgm cebterm abd Giward /bekk-Raines pause for a photo while getting ready for Madras High School graduation.
Jun 08, 2016

Graduation Day

by Madras Pioneer
Culver High School and Madras High School both held their graduations on June 4, with CHS graduating 41 students, and MHS graduating 157 students.
Jun 08, 2016

Sobriety conference in W.S.

by Madras Pioneer
The third annual Sobriety Conference will be held June 10-12, at the Warm Springs Community Center, 2200 Hollywood Blvd., featuring a "Carrying the Message Powwow" with the drummers War Face,…