> The search for a new Madras Boys and Girls Club branch director is under way, following the February resignation of Angie Madden.
Madras resident Madden was hired in August of 2005, and previously was the community advocate for the Madras Community Action Team. Madden has accepted a job as an educational assistant at Jefferson County Middle School.
Diane Jaquith, vice president of operations for Central Oregon Boys and Girls Club, said, "We are looking for a replacement and doing a nationwide search. We hope to have the position filled by mid- or the end of April."
In the meantime, Debbie Kibodeaux is filling in as the interim director and programs are continuing.
"The staff's done an amazing job of pulling together. It's going to be hard to fill Angie's shoes," Jaquith said.
The Madras club is also still looking for more staff and interested persons can obtain general applications at the organization's Web site, www.bgcco.org., and more information by calling the Madras club at 475-7028.