Good Sams robbed

To the Editor,

Oregon Good Sams have been coming to Madras for our annual Samboree for 35 years. In all those 35 years, we have never had anything major stolen.

This year, an Apple iPad was stolen from the fairgrounds arena. This iPad had all the music and cues for our Saturday Night Show programmed into it. There were 23 songs, plus sound effects, to make this year's show the best ever. This represented a lot of work by our sound crew to gather all this and have it ready for the show. The crew had to scramble to reassemble the show and had to use an iPhone to cue up the music.

A collapsible bicycle was also stolen from a Good Sam member who was staying in the RV park. This was an elderly man, who planned on using his bike to get around town. Consequently, he was unable to get to town and spend his money in Madras. He said he'd traveled all over the country and had never had anything stolen. He probably won't be coming back to Madras again he was so upset.

Kids were seen later, who had been hanging around the Samboree and arena when these items were taken, and were followed until they climbed over the fence into the Greenspot Trailer Court.

Parents in the vicinity of the fairgrounds, surely you would notice if your child suddenly had a white iPad with a black leather case that made into a stand for the iPad and its charger. The iPad is identified by the model number MD945LL/A 16GB white ATT, serial number DMPJP87VF18D, ICCID (integrated card circuit identifier) number 89014104255158939496.

I don't have information on the bike, but how many kids do you know that have a collapsible bike made especially for carrying in your RV?

This certainly makes all of Madras look bad in the eyes of our visitors and makes it hard to brag up the town so Good Sams will continue to come here for our Samboree.

We were ashamed.

Tom and Dyann Shaver

Past State Directors


To the Editor,

Thank you individuals, churches and business establishments who donated to Canyon Ranch Camp. We served a total of 63 children and youths this year. For the first time in several years, there were more boys than girls.

The Freedom team was there for both camps, even though Tom Flasrud had a quadruple bypass 30 days before girls camp. The team would only let him be the announcer.

Fourteen boys made decisions to follow Jesus, 12 girls also committed their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ. The camp theme was “Build Your Life on Jesus”. The camp verse was Proverbs 3:5&6. Eighteen of the boys and 16 girls had learned it during camp.

The weather was great and everyone had a good time.

Gladys Grant


Contract Publishing

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