Brick enjoying Lutheran/Episcopal congregation

Brick enjoying Lutheran/Episcopal congregation

After a 30-year career as an elementary teacher, Katherine Brick finally gave in to a call to the...

Culver FBLA members qualify for state

Culver FBLA members qualify for state

By Samantha Wegermann Culver FBLA president The second week of February was National Future...

Tickets ready for community theater comedy

Tickets ready for community theater comedy

The High Desert Community Theater Guild will present the two-act comedy “Mobile Home, Sweet...

Celtic band to hold benefit concert at PAC

Celtic band to hold benefit concert at PAC

The Triur Amadan Band will fill the Madras Performing Arts Center with Irish music during a...


Madras Features

February 25, 2015

Prison to host Career Fair

by Madras Pioneer
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution will hold a Career Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7, to recruit candidates for several positions. Available jobs at the prison include…
February 25, 2015

Churches plan Lent, Holy Week events

by Madras Pioneer
Good Shepherd Lutheran - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 395 S.E. C St., in Madras, and the Madras United Methodist Church, at 49 N.E. 12th St., are worshipping together during Lent. All…
February 25, 2015

Free pruning class readied

by Madras Pioneer
The Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center will host a pruning workshop from 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at 850 N.W. Dogwood Lane in Madras. The workshop will include instruction and…
February 25, 2015

Free legal aid for seniors

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon are working together to offer legal services to low-income older adults living in Central Oregon. The next legal assistance…
February 25, 2015

Opportunity Foundation seeks board member

by Madras Pioneer
The Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon is seeking a new member for its board of directors. The current board represents Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties, and another Jefferson…
February 25, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Ivie Noelle Lark Alyssa and Taylor Lark of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ivie Noelle Lark, at 8:49 p.m., Feb. 17, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Ivie weighed 8…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Cadets traveling to Normandy, France, include Parker Dominguez, left, Ginny Huang, Bailey Brown, Savannah Holliday, and Sean Leriche.
February 18, 2015

JROTC cadets plan trip to Normandy

by Susan Matheny
Five members of the Madras High School JROTC will be traveling to Normandy, France, in June to participate in the D-Day Memorial Parade and visit historic sites. On June 6, 1944, Allied Forces…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Gabrielle Morales
February 18, 2015

Morales garners Horatio Alger scholarship

by Susan Matheny
With an eye on a career in marketing, Madras High School senior Gabrielle Morales has done a good job of marketing herself as a college prospect. She recently learned she was one of only six…
Photo Credit: PHOTO BY BILL VOLLMER - Ethos instructors Amanda Wyatt, left, Meaghan Russell, Din Huerta and Matt Hyslop performed this fall at a concert at the United Methodist Church.
February 18, 2015

Ethos instruction is music to the ears

by Susan Matheny
School District 509-J students have been enjoying music lessons this year from four instructors from the Portland-based Ethos Program. The instructors are Matt Hyslop, at Metolius Elementary,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Hap Metzentine donated several model airplanes, including the Cessna 170 he is holding, to the museum.
February 18, 2015

Culver gang visits aircraft museum

by Susan Matheny
Eighteen members of the On the Road Gang from Culver toured the Erickson Aircraft Collection at the airport last Thursday. Organized by Culver residents Karen and Jerry Campbell, the group meets…

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Feb 18, 2015

Book tells of Culver vet's ordeal in WWII prison camp

by Susan Matheny
The World War II crew of the U.S. submarine Grenadier (SS210) suffered greatly after their capture, some even died at their captors’ hands. Among the crew was Culver resident Gordon Cox, who…
Feb 18, 2015

W.S. hosts Heart Smart Dinner

by Madras Pioneer
The Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center Model Diabetes Program will hold its 22nd Annual Heart Smart Dinner and Health Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Agency Longhouse. February is…
Feb 18, 2015

Learn to live well with diabetes

by Madras Pioneer
A six week “Living Well with Diabetes” workshop will be offered by Mosaic Medical Clinic in Madras on Thursdays, Feb. 26 to April 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10, and scholarships…
Feb 18, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Xa’Kylan Alexander Caldera Illante Smith and Archie Caldera Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Xa’Kylan Alexander Caldera, at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, at St. Charles Madras. At…
Feb 18, 2015

Free classes offered for caregivers

by Susan Matheny
Free classes designed to help family members and professional health care workers provide quality care for aging Oregonians will be offered in Madras and Bend, from March through April. The…
Feb 18, 2015

Free beading class for students

by Madras Pioneer
Community Read activity In connection with the Jefferson County Community Read book “Something to Hold,” by Katherine Schlick Noe, a free Native American beading class will be held for middle…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras High School FBLA state qualifiers include Jesica Alavez, left, Jasmine Ike-Lopez, Jenni Young, Jennifer Ike-Lopez, Carly Breach, Joseph Calica, Melissa Olivera, Stephanie Olivera, and Joey Jimenez.
Feb 18, 2015

FBLA members qualify for state

by Madras Pioneer
On Feb, 11, nine Madras High School learners went to Klamath Falls to compete in the annual Future Business Leaders Association’s regional competition for business-related events. Eight…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The Willow Canyon Properties office is located in the Harriman Building
Feb 11, 2015

Willow Canyon purchases Integrity management

by Susan Matheny
Rental management companies Willow Canyon Properties, owned by Rick Allen, broker, has signed an agreement to purchase Integrity Property Management, owned by Holly Booren, effective March 1.…
Photo Credit: TONY AHERN/MADRAS PIONEER - Ron Hollingshead has 14 years of experience in the tire business.
Feb 11, 2015

Hollingshead new manager at Les Schwab

by Tony Ahern
The Madras Les Schwab Tires store has a new manager. Ron Hollingshead, 36, came on board at the first of the year. Hollingshead comes to Madras after working as the manager of the Tracy, Calif.,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - NUIR Maanaager Mike Britton gives the water outlook report for the coming season
Feb 11, 2015

Farm Fair report notes water cutbacks possible

by Susan Matheny
Speakers addressed a packed house both days of the Central Oregon Farm Fair, held Feb. 4 and 5 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Water report North Unit Irrigation District Manager Mike…




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