Drenched with school spirit

Drenched with school spirit

Students at Madras Primary didn’t let last Friday’s pouring rain dampen their school...

Sister City visitors welcomed

Sister City visitors welcomed

Ten Sister City visitors from Tomi City, Japan, posed for a group shot with members of the Madras...

MHS celebrates homecoming

MHS celebrates homecoming

Madras High School students celebrated homecoming with a lip sync and "Fear Factor-style pep...

Run boosts pregnancy center efforts

Run boosts pregnancy center efforts

The addition of a half-marathon was a great idea for the third annual Run Baby Run event, held...

`Larceny and Old Lace' takes stage

`Larceny and Old Lace' takes stage

“Larceny and Old Lace,” the High Desert Community Theater’s next production, will...

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Madras Features

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Devin Krasznavolgyi, and Raeanne Slaght check soil layers during the competition.
October 29, 2014

Culver FFA hosts state soils contest

by Madras Pioneer
By Cassie Metzentine FFA reporter During the beginning of the month of October, Culver FFA has engaged their time in and out of many soil pits learning the fundamentals and unique qualities of…
October 29, 2014

Local Halloween events slated

by Madras Pioneer
The following community Halloween and harvest party events have been turned into the Pioneer: Oct. 31 Harvest Party from 5-7 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 85 N.E. A St., Madras, for…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Two of the three llamas that were found on the Grassland. The other one is a large, all black llama.
October 29, 2014

Llamas found wandering grassland

by Madras Pioneer
On Oct. 21, the U.S. Forest Service, with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating the matter of three llamas found on the Crooked River National Grassland.…
October 29, 2014

FFA Blue and Gold event coming

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras FFA Alumni is sponsoring the third annual Blue and Gold Banquet, auction and Christmas bazaar fundraiser for FFA activities, on Nov. 15, at the Jefferson County Rod and Gun Club. This…
October 29, 2014

509-J board members try out Illuminate system

by Susan Matheny
A work session on the new “Illuminate” computer system at Madras High School was held for School District 509-J board members at their Oct. 27 meeting. Student volunteers led the board members…
October 29, 2014

Births

by Madras PIoneer
Ester Marie Mireles Allegra and Andrew Gilbert of Warm Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ester Marie Mireles, at 7:57 p.m., Oct. 15, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Roots students Elysebeth Scott Boise, left, Katie Mae Frazier and Darrell Smith, right, work on a horticulture project with teacher Earl Simmons.
October 22, 2014

W.S. Roots program nearly full

by Susan Matheny
Makeup credits, learn job skills The new Roots alternative education program in Warm Springs has gotten off to a great start with 40 students enrolled to work on earning a high school diploma.…
Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Gabrielle Rubio impresses the crowd.
October 22, 2014

Kids rope and ride at the Cowdeo

by Madras Pioneer
There was plenty of action at the 46th annual Cowdeo on Oct. 18, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, including Gabrielle Rubio, 13, above, who hangs onto a high jumper during the senior calf…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - the beer garden featured 10 Barrel and Wild Ride breweries.
October 22, 2014

Autumn Oktoberfest celebration

by Madras Pioneer
An estimated 600 people turned out on a warm sunny Saturday, Oct. 18, to wash down 300 German brats with brews from Wild Ride and 10 Barrel breweries at the Madras Oktoberfest at Sahalee Park,…
October 22, 2014

After high school: Then what?

by Madras Pioneer
By Michele Gemelas Guest Writer It’s an interesting time in a high school student’s life. And sometimes it’s just frustrating. When you hit junior and senior year, just about every adult you…

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Oct 22, 2014

VFW collecting for soldier care packages

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras VFW Post is joining with the Redmond post to collect care package items for soldiers in the Redmond Bravo Troop 1A2 1st Cavalry, who are currently serving in Iraq. Donation barrels…
Oct 22, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Xzelia Morales Ashlee Morales of Madras is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Xzelia Morales, on Sept. 24, at St. Charles Bend. At birth, Xzelia weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and…
Oct 22, 2014

Cycle Oregon offering local grants

by Madras Pioneer
Local nonprofits and government agencies have until Oct. 31 to apply for special grants from Cycle Oregon, which visited the area in September. The Cycle Oregon group likes to help the…
Oct 22, 2014

Honey bees, plant diseases topic of talk

by Madras Pioneer
Honey Bee research and plant diseases will be the topic of a free lunch and presentation on Oct. 31, lunch in Prineville at the COCC Building in Room 119, hosted by the Central Oregon…
Oct 22, 2014

Get started at COCC

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
Oct 15, 2014

Internet awareness training for parents

by Madras Pioneer
The Kids Center will offer a free two-hour training in Madras on Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the Westside Building, to help parents and caregivers become aware of the dangers that exist online.…
Oct 16, 2014

Rotary seeks project to fund

by Madras Pioneer
The Rotary Club of Jefferson County is currently looking for a community project within the county to be named the recipient of the annual Cherry Tree Celebration Auction, to be held in February…
Oct 16, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Braylon Forrest Howard Della Squiemphen, of Warm Springs, and Jeremy Howard, of White Swan, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Braylon Forrest Howard, at 8:37 p.m., Sept. 28,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - District Manager Taylor Hines stands by a display counter in the remodeled Madras shop.
Oct 15, 2014

US Cellular remodels office

by Susan Matheny
The US Cellular office in Madras has undergone a complete remodeling, which it plans to highlight during a public grand reopening next month. “We’ve revamped the whole store with new carpet,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Early Intervention students Teage, left, Ashley, Kamarii and Christopher hold a thank you sign they helped make.
Oct 15, 2014

United fund kicks off campaign

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County United Fund is beginning its fall fundraising campaign, with the goal of raising $24,000 to benefit 12 local agencies. Jefferson County United Fund is operated by volunteers,…



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