Banners created by local artist

Banners created by local artist

New downtown banners featuring Jefferson County’s outdoor sports of cycling, fishing and...

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration

During the April 22, Arbor Day celebration, Rebekah Burchell and Rob Osborn handed out 80 free...

Culver FBLA members going to nationals

Culver FBLA members going to nationals

Over the years, Culver Future Business Leaders of America has continually been making a name for...

Concert, quilts raise funds for mission trip

Concert, quilts raise funds for mission trip

Terri Comment to perform on piano Music, quilts and desserts will be featured at a fundraiser to...


Madras Features

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jill Plan tweeds the strawberry patch at the community garden.
April 27, 2016

Learning to grow, cook garden veggies

by Madras Pioneer
By Jill Plant, UMC Deacon and garden coordinator The recent warm weather is a reminder to me that spring is here and summer is not far away. As a deacon in the United Methodist Church, I have…
April 27, 2016

City plans town, trail cleanup

by Madras Pioneer
Celebration afterwards at Sahalee The city of Madras is inviting the community to join other volunteers for the second annual Communitywide Cleanup, and celebration at the park. Other helpers…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Volunteer Nancy Franke, left, and assistant director Ashley Munoz greet clients at the new center's reception room.
April 27, 2016

Pregnancy center relocates

by Susan Matheny
The Madras Pregnancy Resource Center has moved to a new location at 116 S.E. D St., in the brick Mehlenbeck Building. “We were in a house, and wanted more of a commercial, professional building…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Poet Jimmy Baca
April 27, 2016

Baca film shows power of poetry

by Madras Pioneer
Renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, and a screening of the documentary “A Place to Stand” based on his life, will be coming to the Madras Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6.…
April 27, 2016

Oscar films continue at library

by Madras Pioneer
Australian film also in lineup The Jefferson County Library Film Center continues its showing of Oscar- The films are shown for free at the library’s Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras, and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Ladies pick up information from some of the many booths at the Volunteer Fair in Madras.
April 27, 2016

Volunteer Fair draws locals

by Madras Pioneer
The Volunteer Connect group held a Volunteer Fair at the library’s Rodriguez Annex last Tuesday, with informational booths from Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, SMART, Jefferson County Fire,…
April 27, 2016

Methodists offer evening of music

by Madras Pioneer
The public is invited to a free concert “An Evening of Music,” at the Madras United Methodist Church at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Presented by the music department, it will feature the United…
April 27, 2016

Dump brush, small limbs for free

by Madras Pioneer
FireFree cleanup two weekends at transfer station The 16th annual Community Cleanup will be held on two weekends, April 30 to May 1, and May 7-8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with free disposal…
April 27, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Blaine Alan Moe Channele and Austin Moe, of Prineville, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Blaine Alan Moe, at 11:43 a.m., April 17, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Blaine weighed…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Above, Chloe Lydy, 3, left, Anyiah Lydy, 6, and Chad Picard, 3, string beads at the Mid-Columbia Child Council's  booth.
April 20, 2016

Celebrating children

by Madras Pioneer
The Week of the Young Child celebration at Sahalee Park on Saturday got started with a parade on Seventh and Eighth streets, with music provided by the Madras High School Band, and color guard…

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SUSN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Author Bing Bingham gives the background on a story before reading a selection aloud. At left, some 35 people enjoyed beverages, desserts and visiting with the author at the Rodriguez Annex April 16, prior to Bingham's talk.
Apr 20, 2016

Bingham tells tales of packrats, ranching

by Susan Matheny
Community Read's Ashwood author Jefferson County Community Read featured author, D. Bing Bingham, of Ashwood, read several stories from his book, “Shaped by the Land,” on Saturday evening at the…
SUSN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Culver District's music teacher Sharon Gibson accompanies the high school band on piano during practice on April 13.
Apr 20, 2016

Culver awarded for music program

by Susan Matheny
Sharon Gibson teaches music at all grades Culver School District recently received a national Best Communities for Music Education award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras and Warm Springs YouthBuild members gathering for a photo before the dedication included, from back left,  Tommy Cross, Ashlee Sullens, Alex Nielson-Brown, Scott Powell, Roman Silva, Rodger Jack, Ruben Benitez-Cordova, Kris Howtopat, Sebastian McMahon, Alex Matson, Cameron Welsh. Front row, Gaby Cohetzaltitla, Jasmine McCool, Alyssa Culps, and Martin Mojica.
Apr 20, 2016

Youths build first dream home

by Susan Matheny
Casa Sonada partnership to construct six in Madras The first of six affordable homes for Madras agricultural families, built by area youths, was dedicated April 15, during a block party…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bikes tear down the course at last year's Crooked River Ranch Steel Stampede.
Apr 20, 2016

Tenth year for Steel Stampede

by Madras Pioneer
Crooked River Ranch is once again hosting the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association sanctioned Steel Stampede Trials and Motocross Race on April 30 and May 1. This will be the 10th…
Apr 20, 2016

City sets Arbor Day event

by Madras Pioneer
The city of Madras is celebrating its 23nd year as a Tree City USA Community. The public is invited to join city staff, the city’s Urban Forestry Commission, and the local Kids Club in…
Apr 20, 2016

Green memorial rodeo readied

by Madras Pioneer
Dozens of volunteers will come together Saturday, May 7, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, to host Central Oregon’s largest ranch rodeo, and celebrate the life of the late Tom Green. The…
HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - The Steve Fisher Band entertained at the Jefferson County Historical Society dinner.
Apr 13, 2016

Reliving history

by Holly M. Gill
Members of the Jefferson County Historical Society got a glimpse of some rare Oregon photos at their annual dinner and fundraiser April 9. Matthew Cowan, an archivist for the Oregon Historical…
PHOTO BY BILL VOLLMER - Author Bing Bingham poses with young Ashwood students, near their photos.
Apr 13, 2016

Student photo exhibit is shaped by the land

by Susan Matheny
Based on Community Read book Students, eager to see their works on display, and adult viewers flooded Art Adventure Gallery last Thursday during The Jefferson County Community Read’s gallery…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Irrigation water arrived hast week to fill the North Unit Irrigation District's main canal on Cherry Lane in Madras.
Apr 13, 2016

Farmers busy as water arrives

by Susan Matheny
Irrigation water arrived last week, and Jefferson County farmers are back in the fields planting, plowing and spraying. Many farmers had held off on spring farming activities, anxiously awaiting…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Youngsters from the Oregon Childhood Development Coalition center in Madras helped wind a blue ribbon around the Jefferson County Courthouse during the Hands Around the Courthouse event April 7.
Apr 13, 2016

Speaking out against child, sexual abuse

by Susan Matheny
Kids and adults gathered to stretch a blue ribbon around the Jefferson County Courthouse April 7, to show their support for preventing and eliminating child abuse and sexual assault.…