Canines caper at the park

Canines caper at the park

Greg Gustafson, a player/coach with Border Collie International, tossed a basketball up, and...

Grow and Show awards harvested

Grow and Show awards harvested

The 22 entries in Saturday’s Grow and Show contest, held at Saturday Market in Sahalee Park,...

YouthBuild completing Madras homes

YouthBuild completing Madras homes

The Chamber Coffee Cuppers group visited the site of the third Madras home being constructed by...

Bridges HighSchool opens doors

Bridges HighSchool opens doors

Caron Smith is new principal of alternative school Jefferson County School District’s new...


Madras Features

September 23, 2016

Free dental sealant for kids on Saturday

by Madras Pioneer
Advantage Dental Clinic is holding a free dental sealant day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at 48 N.W. 11th St., Madras, for children ages 6 to 14 years old. No appointment is…
September 21, 2016

Town hall on health insurance options

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon marketplace, senior insurance present information The state of Oregon is hosting free town hall events this month to answer questions about health insurance available in Central and…
September 21, 2016

Extension hosts Community Day

by Madras Pioneer
Free taco lunch, petting zoo Everyone is invited to join the first annual Oregon State University Extension Community Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sahalee Park, in…


September 22, 2016

Rotary seeks grant applicants

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Rotary Club is accepting applications for a community project to fund with proceeds from its Cherry Tree Celebration, which will be held Jan. 28, 2017. The annual benefit…
September 21, 2016

Historical society sets ice cream social

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at 1:30 p.m., at the Jefferson County Senior Center, 860 S.W. Madison St.,…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - One of the WWI posters on display at the gallery.
September 21, 2016

WWI posters at gallery

by Madras Pioneer
Allison Woosley’s 31-piece collection of World War I posters will be on display at Art Adventure Gallery through the end of September. Many of the posters were displayed high on the walls at the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Student members of the FLY group were awarded certificates for their work to promote drug and alcohol-free activites for local youths.
September 21, 2016

Teens honored for prevention efforts

by Madras Pioneer
By Jennifer Glover BestCare prevention specialist and youth coordinator We work for BestCare Prevention, and we have been building a youth prevention group for over one year. The youths in our…
September 21, 2016

Forum on vacational rehab

by Madras Pioneer
The Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation program is hosting a series of policy forums around the state in September. There will be a forum in Bend on Friday, Sept. 23 from 9…
September 21, 2016

Sign up for Cowdeo

by Madras Pioneer
Sign-ups for the annual Cowdeo will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, and will be open until Sept. 30 or until all of the slots are filled. This year, the signups will be done online at…
September 21, 2016

Free class on organizing records

by Madras Pioneer
Learn how to manage paper clutter by attending a free financial workshop entitled, “Organize Your Financial Records,” on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at 6 p.m., at Mid Oregon Credit Union’s Madras…

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Sep 21, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Timothy Allen DeVore III Jasmin Medina and Timothy Allen DeVore Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Timothy Allen DeVore III, at 5:45 a.m., Sept. 11, at St. Charles Madras. At…
Sep 21, 2016

Anniversary event for Madras COCC

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Madras Campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Madras. COCC President Shirley Metcalf and other guests…
Sep 21, 2016

Class on canning meats, fish

by Madras Pioneer
Since the public gained greater interest in the local food systems movement, growing their own food or buying from a local farmer for home use, there has been a steadily increasing interest in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Above, students delivering blankets included Jozee Jacobs, left, Alyssa Nelson, James Lange, Maria Mejia, and Kiturah Cloud. Below, presenting the quilts to nurses at the St. Charles Bend center.
Sep 14, 2016

Cozy blankets comfort patients

by Madras Pioneer
On Aug. 31, the Knot Alone project delivered 112 hand-knotted blankets to St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend. The Knot Alone project was created by Culver student Kiturah Cloud, when she was…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A photo of Christina, left, Ambrose and Marissa Calcagno is featured on the produce wall at Safeway in Madras.
Sep 14, 2016

Cal Farms produce in major stores

by Susan Matheny
Several crops grown on Agency Plains Signs above the produce sections of Safeway and Fred Meyer stores feature members of the Calcagno family, who grow the vegetables locally at Cal Farms Inc.,…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The staff at Six Shooters worked overtime giving free hair cuts last week.
Sep 14, 2016

Free hair cut day

by Madras Pioneer
Six Shooters Salon in Madras was mobbed Sept. 7, with 78 kids who showed up for free haircuts. The staff worked until 7:30 p.m., and were assisted by a barber from Charlie’s barber shop who…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Edna Clark talks about her life from her Chinook Place apartment, with pet 'Pogo' in her lap.
Sep 14, 2016

Clark recalls 100 years of local history

by Susan Matheny
Campbell parents homesteaded, ran Deschutes ferry Edna Clark has outlived the town she was born in, and will mark her 100th birthday this weekend with two parties. Now living at Chinook Place in…
Sep 22, 2016

Fair RV registrations to open

by Madras Pioneer
Reservations for the fairgounds RV park, for the week of the 2017 fair, will be accepted as of Monday, Oct. 3. To reserve a spot, call 541-475-6288, or stop in person at the fair office at 430…
Sep 14, 2016

State releases school test results

by Susan Matheny
State test results, in the areas of English Language Arts and Math, were released Sept. 8, by Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Salam Noor. This is the second year of Oregon’s…
Sep 14, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Evelyn Yajaira Savage Jessica Tacza and Stephen Savage, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Yajaira Savage, at 2:50 a.m., Aug. 31, at St. Charles Madras. At…