Memories of the Chief Theater

Memories of the Chief Theater

A long-sought photo of the old Chief Theater in Madras, brought back fond memories to many after...

Local researcher recognized

Local researcher recognized

Jeremiah Dung awarded for early career work Jeremiah Dung, plant pathologist for the Central...

Celebrating the library

Celebrating the library

Loads of kids games, cookies, and books for sale greeted those attending last Monday's 100th...

The play's the thing

The play's the thing

Madras native, Matthew Vigil played Hamlet and other characters in last Saturday night’s...

LINC holds Christmas in July

LINC holds Christmas in July

The LINC (Love in the Name of Christ) center held its second annual “Christmas in July”...


Madras Features

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - JCEMS personnel are offering hands-only CPR lessons at the fairgrounds.
July 28, 2016

Learn hands-only CPR

by Madras Pioneer
Free hands-only CPR training is being given at the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services District booth this week at the Jefferson County Fair. “Our goal is to train at least one thousand…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Patricia Smith, center, was presented with the honor by Keegan O'Brian, left, Mike Kirsch, and Kiwanis President Matthew Ellsbury, right.
July 27, 2016

Smith awarded by Kiwanis

by Madras Pioneer
Madras Kiwanis awarded a Distinguished Service Award to member Patricia Smith at their meeting on July 14. Smith was presented with the honor by the Kiwanis Club for going above and beyond…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Metolius 100-milers included, from left, Maria Covarrubius, Christobal Hug, Aaron Affeldt, Peyton Dupont, Michael Picard, and Eben Tapia.
July 28, 2016

Metolius students log 100 miles

by Madras Pioneer
Metolius Elementary students participate in "Mileage Club" during the months of May and June. The several students walked 100 miles or more during that time, which meant very little recess and a…


July 27, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Ethan Edward Skinner Megan and Jake Skinner, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ethan Edward Skinner, at 10:13 a.m., July 8, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Ethan…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - During the last school assembly at Warm Springs K-8 Academy, students were presented with perfect attendance awards, including second-graders Jaurissa Bellanger, on left, Dakota Wewa, Gavin Williams, Laleesha Kentura, Charmainie Chee, and Irenecia Queahpama.
July 20, 2016

Perfect attendance recognized

by Madras Pioneer
The following students were awarded certificates for having perfect attendance at Warm Springs K-8 Academy for April-June: Kindergarten Mya Blackwolf, Anthony Caldera, Accalia Charley, Ellison…
HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - VFW members and veterans presenting the gift to the senior center included, from left, Larry McLean, Royce Embanks, Fred Beebee, Quartermaster Len Parsons, Post Commander Floyd Leach, Craig McDonald and Halbert Toms.
July 20, 2016

VFW provides message board for seniors

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12141 has replaced the message/bulletin in the Jefferson County Senior Center lobby with a television to keep seniors up to date. The new television…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Breann Heckathorn, 9, delivered pizza and cupcakes to officers Dan Farrester and Mike Rochelle at the Madras Police Department on Monday.
July 20, 2016

Girl pours out thanks to local cops

by Susan Matheny
Local law officers got a surprise show of appreciation Monday afternoon from 9-year-old Breann Heckathorn. Bothered by recent national news events, she decided to do something nice for the local…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The three-person performance is designed to be entertaining, whether you love or hate Shakespeare.
July 20, 2016

Shakespeare's plays all rolled into one

by Madras Pioneer
User friendly, comedic view, for all ages Lonely Fish Productions will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” directed by Karen Sipes, at the Madras Performing Arts…
July 20, 2016

Win cash with fair exhibits

by Madras Pioneer
Lots of kid's categories If you have always wanted to exhibit some of your skills at the fair, this is the year. There will be numerous cash prizes and other awards given out. Some 40 awards…
July 20, 2016

509-J water tests OK

by Madras Pioneer
School District 509-J Superintendent Rick Molitor recently released results for water tests at school buildings. “As reported in early June, the district was committed to testing all water taps…

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Jul 20, 2016

Find out about SMART program

by Madras Pioneer
SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, will join the Jefferson County Library in celebration of its 100th anniversary on July 25. Come by the Library, visit the SMART table between 11 a.m. and 2:30…
Jul 20, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Ema Isabela Baltazar Sanabria Nancy and Cristian Sanabria, of Culver, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ema Isabela Baltazar Sanabria, at 10:50 a.m., July 1, at St. Charles…
SUSAN MATHENY - Marji Beasley, of Madras, shows the original card that started a 32-year tradition, along with additional cards sent along when the first one filled up with messages.
Jul 14, 2016

Ladies exchange same card for 32 birthdays

by Susan Matheny
Two women, one in Madras and one in Australia, have been celebrating their 29th birthdays for the past 32 years. Marji Beasley, of Madras, said she and Sally (Moreland) Schukking, of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cadets Soraya Mendez and Ben Ellis, who is next year's White Buffalo Battalion commander, were part of an American JROTC student color guard that marched in the D-Day parade in St. Mere Eglise, France.
Jul 13, 2016

JROTC cadets visit Normandy

by Susan Matheny
Group meets Army general, vets, local people Two Madras High School JROTC cadets, Soraya Mendez and Ben Ellis, traveled to Normandy, France, with instructor Lt. Col. Larry Renfro, to participate…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Madras Garden Depot crew delivers bedding plants to volunteer planters in Redmond to use for city landscaping on June 4.
Jul 15, 2016

Garden Depot decorates Redmond

by Susan Matheny
Bedding plants for Centennial Park and other locations When Redmond got ready to decorate the town with flowers this year, it turned to a Madras grower. Karen McCarthy, owner of Madras Garden…
Jul 15, 2016

New scholarship for OSU-Cascades frosh

by Madras Pioneer
Bank foundation donates funds Bank of the Cascades Foundation has established a need-based scholarship fund for incoming freshmen at Oregon State University - Cascades. The foundation recently…
Jul 14, 2016

Horse Fair ready to trot out skills

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County 4-H Horse Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, in the fair’s outdoor arena. It is held the week before fair, due to arena use. The events are free, and…
Jul 15, 2016

NeighborImpact receives grant

by Madras Pioneer
NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $10,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with…
Jul 15, 2016

Discover nature event in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Discover Nature Days are free family events, being held in Madras and other sites in Central Oregon. The events connect children, ages 4 to 10, to the wonder of nature through science, art and…
Jul 15, 2016

Workshop on bees, pollination

by Madras Pioneer
A workshop on Carrot Seed Pollination and Bee Health will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, July 15, in Madras at the Central Oregon Community College campus, Room 117. Registration…