>Ceremony this Friday
Pfc. Thomas Tucker, the Madras man killed in Iraq in June, will be honored with a brick at the veterans memorial at Friendship Park on Friday.
The ceremony will take place at 8 p.m. at the memorial site, along Fourth and E streets near Westside Elementary.
The memorial was constructed in 2000 as an Eagle Scout project by Jordy Brown, who was raised in Madras and is now a University of Oregon student. The memorial honors Jefferson County residents who have died in war. The Madras Elks Lodge takes care of the memorial.
The public is invited to attend Friday's short ceremony.