WWI letters, diary uncover little-known piece of American history

WWI letters, diary uncover little-known piece of American history

Gold Star Mothers government funded trip to France While reading her great-grandmother’s...

Learning at OSU Community Day

Learning at OSU Community Day

Oregon State Extension hosted a celebration for the community on Saturday at Sahalee Park, with...

Project helps preserve books

Project helps preserve books

Wearing T-shirts saying “God’s work, our hands,” members of the Lutheran Church of...

YouthBuild receives large grant

YouthBuild receives large grant

Only program in Oregon selected for funds Heart of Oregon Corps announced Sept. 23, that it was...


Madras Features

September 28, 2016

Fair RV registrations to open

by Madras Pioneer
Reservations for the fairgounds RV park, for the week of the 2017 fair, will be accepted as of Monday, Oct. 3. To reserve a spot, call 541-475-6288, or stop in person at the fair office at 430…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody.
September 28, 2016

Oregon poet laureate visits Madras

by Madras Pioneer
W.S. tribal member Elizabeth Woody Oregon’s poet laureate Elizabeth Woody, a Warm Springs tribal member, will be at the Jefferson County Library’s Rodriguez Annex at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1.…
September 28, 2016

Anniversary event for Madras COCC

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Madras Campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Madras. COCC President Shirley Metcalf and other guests…


September 28, 2016

Cardio challenge for the community

by Madras Pioneer
The Community Cardio Challenge is gearing up its 50 days of fitness program, which will run from Oct. 11 through Nov. 29. The challenge offers cash prizes to individuals or teams for the number…
September 28, 2016

Jobs For Life class slated at prison

by Susan Matheny
The Jobs for Life program will soon be expanding to offer a class at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution. “I’m very excited about the opportunity,” said instructor Charitie Gamble. “It’s taken…
September 28, 2016

Wilder, Douglas movies shown in October

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center will show some nostalgic films in October. All films are free and refreshments are available. Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.: “The Big Short (R), which had an…
September 28, 2016

Drama club needs costumes

by Susan Matheny
The Madras High School drama club has been spending a good portion of the money it earns from play receipts to purchase costumes, in order to build a larger variety of costumes for future plays.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jan and Bill Vollmer
September 28, 2016

Vollmers celebrate 40th anniversary

by Madras Pioneer
Bill and Jan Vollmer recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a celebration for family and friends at the Desert Inn in Metolius. The Vollmers were married Aug. 24, 1976, at the…
September 28, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Isabella Sophia Ramos Michelle and Alfonso Ramos are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Sophia Ramos, at 7:15 p.m., Sept. 12, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Isabella…
September 28, 2016

Working together for solution to the transient problem

by Madras Pioneer
By Pastor Rick Russell Free Methodist Church Last week, I read in the Pioneer that our county commissioners and Sheriff’s Department are trying to find a solution to the homeless camps along…

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SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Border collie 'Teddy' flies over the back of trainer Greg Gustafson to catch a frisbee.
Sep 21, 2016

Canines caper at the park

by Susan Matheny
Greg Gustafson, a player/coach with Border Collie International, tossed a basketball up, and border collie “Read” gave it a header to score a basket during a demonstration put on at Saturday’s…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Pumpkin and tomatillo entries in the Garden Sampler category of the Grow and Show contest.
Sep 21, 2016

Grow and Show awards harvested

by Madras Pioneer
The 22 entries in Saturday’s Grow and Show contest, held at Saturday Market in Sahalee Park, were judged by Gloria Olson, of Redmond, with the following results: Best Garden Bouquet: Terry…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Chamber Coffee Cuppers met last Friday at the latest Heart of Oregon YouthBuild project on Second Street.
Sep 21, 2016

YouthBuild completing Madras homes

by Susan Matheny
The Chamber Coffee Cuppers group visited the site of the third Madras home being constructed by Heart of Oregon YouthBuild student crews. The first home was on H Street. On Second Street,…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Math teacher Julie Marino conducts class with desks circled to encourage student involvement, peer coaching  and teamwork.
Sep 21, 2016

Bridges HighSchool opens doors

by Susan Matheny
Caron Smith is new principal of alternative school Jefferson County School District’s new Bridges Career and Technical High School opened this fall, with 135 students attending in Madras and…
Sep 23, 2016

Free dental sealant for kids on Saturday

by Madras Pioneer
Advantage Dental Clinic is holding a free dental sealant day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at 48 N.W. 11th St., Madras, for children ages 6 to 14 years old. No appointment is…
Sep 21, 2016

Town hall on health insurance options

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon marketplace, senior insurance present information The state of Oregon is hosting free town hall events this month to answer questions about health insurance available in Central and…
Sep 21, 2016

Extension hosts Community Day

by Madras Pioneer
Free taco lunch, petting zoo Everyone is invited to join the first annual Oregon State University Extension Community Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sahalee Park, in…
Sep 22, 2016

Rotary seeks grant applicants

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Rotary Club is accepting applications for a community project to fund with proceeds from its Cherry Tree Celebration, which will be held Jan. 28, 2017. The annual benefit…
Sep 21, 2016

Historical society sets ice cream social

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at 1:30 p.m., at the Jefferson County Senior Center, 860 S.W. Madison St.,…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - One of the WWI posters on display at the gallery.
Sep 21, 2016

WWI posters at gallery

by Madras Pioneer
Allison Woosley’s 31-piece collection of World War I posters will be on display at Art Adventure Gallery through the end of September. Many of the posters were displayed high on the walls at the…