Blustery weather doesn't deter egg hunters

Blustery weather doesn't deter egg hunters

Saturday greeted many kids with a blast of wind as they scrambled for eggs, while the Easter...

Adams new state FFA treasurer

Adams new state FFA treasurer

Culver FFA member Mitch Adams was recently elected to the office of Oregon State FFA treasurer....

Three win at state History Day contest

Three win at state History Day contest

On to nationals Three local students captured first-place awards at the state National History...

Club studies draft horse technology

Club studies draft horse technology

By Catylynn Duff Club reporter The Boot N’ Up 4-H Club met at the fairgrounds April 13. We...

Madras woman seeks kidney donor

Madras woman seeks kidney donor

Retired Madras Elementary teacher Michele (Cox) Ruscigno, who taught hundreds of local...

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Madras Features

April 23, 2014

Madras slates Arbor Day event

by Madras Pioneer
The city of Madras is celebrating its 21st year as a Tree City USA community. The public is invited to join city staff, the city’s Urban Forestry Commission, and the local Kids Club in…
April 23, 2014

YCC has jobs for teens

by Madras Pioneer
Youths ages 16-18 can now apply for eight weeks of summer employment with the Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps. Heart of Oregon Corps is recruiting for the education and work program,…
April 23, 2014

Join a family bike ride

by Madras Pioneer
Join a Family Bike Ride, sponsored by the Safe Routes to School program, at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 26, starting at Sahalee Park in Madras. This family friendly event is a safe place for…
Kiturah Cloud displays one of the quilts from her Knot Alone project for cance patients.
April 23, 2014

Local girl leads Knot Alone project

by Madras Pioneer
Kiturah Cloud is a Jefferson County 4-H senior member and a county 4-H ambassador, who also serves on the Jefferson County 4-H Association Executive Council. As a county ambassador, Cloud was…
April 23, 2014

Births for week of 4-23-14

by Madras Pioneer
Gabriella Sofia Gutierrez Amanda Larsen and Pedro Gutierrez of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella, at 4:16 p.m., April 11, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Davey Culpus
April 16, 2014

Two arrested on meth charges

by Madras Pioneer
Two local people were arrested last Friday in connection with an Oregon State Police traffic stop on U.S. Highway 97 about four miles south of Bend after a trooper located approximately 4 pounds…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Mount Jefferson looms behind the new school under construction.
April 16, 2014

New W.S. staff announced

by Susan Matheny
Crowd tours school construction An estimated crowd of 310 people turned out last Friday for to tour Warm Springs K-8 Academy, still under construction, and enjoy a free picnic lunch. The new…
by: JEFF WILSON - La Luna Folkloric dancers perform.
April 16, 2014

Youngsters celebrated

by Madras Pioneer
La Luna Folkloric Dancers were part of the festivities during Week of the Young Child events in Sahalee Park last Saturday. Following a parade, kids enjoyed games, face painting, and…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Stephanie, left, and Melissa Olivera.
April 16, 2014

Olivera sisters win TCF scholarships

by Madras Pioneer
Two Madras High School juniors, twin sisters Melissa and Stephanie Olivera, have been announced as winners of junior scholarships, the Center Foundation in Bend announced this week. Each year,…
April 16, 2014

Poet laureate offers writing workshop

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will be in Madras on April 22, to offer a creative writing workshop. Called “Trying the Stafford Way” the workshop is for writers of all levels of…

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Apr 16, 2014

Boat inspections, classes slated

by Madras Pioneer
The annual boat safety inspection will be conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Marine Patrol from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saaturday, April 19, in both Madras and Crooked River Ranch. The event…
Apr 16, 2014

Balloon rally headed for Madras

by Susan Matheny
A cloud of hot air balloons will once again be flying over Madras with a balloon rally planned for May 16-18, launching from the county fairgrounds. Charitie Gamble, the liaison for the balloon…
Apr 16, 2014

Wine walk popular

by Susan Matheny
Madras’ Wine Walk, held April 5, was a great success, according to the five participating downtown businesses. Troy Boyd at Great Earth Café and Market, who organized the event, estimated 80-85…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - New state FFA officers are, from left, Ian Oppenlander, president; Brecklin Milton, vice president; Kylee Fisher, secretary; Mitchell Adams, treasurer; Collin Matthias, reporter; and Meghan Stadell, sentinal.
Apr 16, 2014

Oppenlander elected state FFA president

by Susan Matheny
Culver's Mitch Adams new state FFA treasurer After three days of grilling interviews and voting by delegates, Ian Oppenlander of Madras was elected the new president of the Oregon FFA, and Mitch…
Apr 16, 2014

Births for week of 4-16-14

by Madras Pioneer
Jackson William Cooper Austin and William Cooper of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson William Cooper, at 6:32 p.m., April 2, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Jackson…
Apr 16, 2014

Luau fundraiser for MHS grad party

by Madras Pioneer
A luau fundraiser, featuring a kalua pig meal, will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Jefferson County Rifle and Pistol Association building, to benefit the Madras High School drug and…
Apr 16, 2014

Classes train weather spotters

by Madras Pioneer
Volunteers are being sought to participate in the latest weather spotter trainings slated for May 8, in Madras and Prineville, and May 27 and 28 in Bend and Warm Springs. Weather spotters,…
Easter egg time.
Apr 16, 2014

Kids scramble to Easter egg hunts

by Madras Pioneer
Several community Easter Egg hunts are being offered locally. Saturday, April 19: The Madras United Methodist Church will hold a children’s egg hunt at 10 a.m., 49 N.E. 12th St. The City of…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Author Bob Welch comments on his books during Friday night's reception at Art Adventure Gallery. Community Read committee member Lisbet Hornung, on left, introduced him.
Apr 09, 2014

Community Read welcomes author Bob Welch

by Madras Pioneer
Bob Welch, the featured author for Jefferson County Community Read, conducted a writer’s workshop, attended a gallery exhibit, which included artwork based on his book, and gave a Saturday…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Keynote speaker Ron Ochs' talk included pohotos of the many planes he flew and built.
Apr 09, 2014

Historical society program soars

by Madras Pioneer
At the Saturday Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual dinner, guest speaker and pilot Ron Ochs entertained the crowd with stories and photos of planes and jets he flew while in the Air…




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