Group tours Madras greenhouse

Group tours Madras greenhouse

Last Friday, entrepreneurs from California, Canada, India and other locations toured the Avila...

Vineyard workshop focuses on grape testing

Vineyard workshop focuses on grape testing

The Central Oregon Wine and Grape Growers Association held a workshop on fall vineyard duties,...

AWANA clubs invite area youths

AWANA clubs invite area youths

Since 1976, the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Madras has been offering kids a place to belong,...

Metolius Friends Church celebrates 60th

Metolius Friends Church celebrates 60th

For six decades, the Metolius Friends Community Church has been actively serving the community of...

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Madras Features

September 24, 2014

Cowdeo signups on Monday

by Madras Pioneer
The 46th annual Cowdeo is coming Oct. 18, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, and signups begin at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Young cowpokes ages 6 to14 can compete for belt buckles, and the…
September 24, 2014

W.S. museum receives tribal grant

by Madras Pioneer
The Museum at Warm Springs has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for its project to protect museum collections…
The Band Cities Under Fire
September 24, 2014

Canadian band gives free concert

by Madras Pioneer
On Wednesday, Sept. 24 The Canadian Christian band Cities Under Fire will present a free concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Living Hope Christian Center, 25 N.E. A St., Madras. Cities…
September 24, 2014

Food network fundraising for trailer

by Madras Pioneer
The Community Food Network was established in January by the Faith-Based Network of Madras to acquire, transport and distribute surplus food to the community. Initially, large commercial food…
September 24, 2014

Halloween comedy at film center

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center has a Halloween comedy among its lineup for October. All films are shown for free at the Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras, and refreshments are…
September 24, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
LaWanda Mae Gonzales Ida Frank and Anthony Gonzales of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, LaWanda Mae Gonzales, at 5:53 p.m., Sept. 15, at St. Charles Madras. At…
September 24, 2014

Ragtime Festival planned in Shaniko

by Madras Pioneer
Vintage music performed by celebrated artists will be featured at the 12th annual Shaniko Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival, Oct. 10-12. The fun kicks off Friday at noon, with the showing of…
September 24, 2014

Artwork accepted to tribal art show

by Madras Pioneer
The Museum at Warm Springs will hold an opening for its 21st Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, with refreshments. Artwork is still being accepted, and the…
September 24, 2014

Bonsai class offered in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Madras bonsai practitioner, Bill Kullman, an avid gardener and plantsman, will be giving a presentation on the art of bonsai. Kullman is a retired commercial pilot who flew regularly to Japan.…
Photo Credit: BILL VOLLMER PHOTO - Runners and walkers in the Move Your Caboose Run/Walk kick off Metolius Spike and Rail Days.
September 17, 2014

Following the Spike and Rail trail

by Madras Pioneer
Seven runners and six walkers kicked off Metolius Spike and Rail Day, in the early hours of Sept. 13, with Paul Etter winning first place in the run. “We were very pleased. It was a beautiful…

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BBT Architects released this preliminary drawing last week.
Sep 17, 2014

Culver Elementary addition

by Madras Pioneer
BBT Architects have been working with staff and the Culver community for input on the design of the new elementary wing.
Tech. Sgt. Larry Prasek, left, and Air Force Recruiting Service Supt. Chris McBride, right, present Madtown Fitness owner Joe Robbins with an award for his help.
Sep 17, 2014

Air Force awards Robbins

by Susan Matheny
Technical Sgt. Larry Prasek and Chris McBride, superintendent of the area Air Force recruiting service, presented an award to Madtown Fitness Center owner Joe Robbins last Thursday, to thank him…
Sep 17, 2014

Workshop for local nonprofits

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon are teaming up to help Jefferson County nonprofits learn about the OCF grant process and connect with other nonprofit…
Sep 17, 2014

Chamber banquet slated

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will honor the extra efforts of select community members at its annual banquet and awards at 6 p.m., Sept. 18, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station.…
Sep 17, 2014

Historical society hosts ice cream social

by Madras Pioneer
At annual meeting The 2014 Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual meeting and ice cream social will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 1:30 pm, in the Jefferson County Senior…
Sep 17, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Karson Monroe Weathers Sarah and Brandon Weathers of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Karson Monroe Weathers, at 5:09 a.m., Sept. 7, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Karson…
Sep 17, 2014

Retirement party for Judy Throop

by Madras Pioneer
A retirement celebration for Madras Police Department office manager Judy Throop will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept., 24, in the Madras City Hall council chambers, at 125 S.W. E…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Metolius kindergarteners Nate Billingsley, left, and Lorenzo Delacruz enjoy hot lunch on their first day.
Sep 17, 2014

Free lunches for 509-J students

by Susan Matheny
Parents trying to pay their kid’s hot lunch bill at 509-J schools last week were pleasantly surprised to learn there was no bill – breakfast and lunch are free. The 509-J District has served…
Sep 10, 2014

Time to Bark in the Park

by Madras PIoneer
Fun for dogs and kids is the goal at the Three Rivers Humane Society’s “Bark in the Park!” on Saturday, Sept. 13, which features a dog walk and canine carnival at Juniper Hills Park in Madras…
Sep 10, 2014

Healthy Beginnings offers child screenings

by Madras Pioneer
Is your child's development on track? Will their smile last a lifetime and can they hear and see okay? Healthy Beginnings screenings can help parents answer these questions and more. On Friday,…



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