Music festival in Antelope

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'Raised Country Music Festival' is Sunday, Aug. 5, on the lawn of the Antelope Church.

Art remembers shooting victims

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Madras artist, Coralee Popp is part of a Portland art show in memory of those killed.

Skills to prevent suicide

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Have you ever wondered what you can do to help prevent suicide? Training sessions are July 26.

First three in Tribal Health Scholar program

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Three seniors from Madras High School get insight into potential health-related careers.

Classic cars roll into Madras

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Some 40 classic cars and 78 participants were at the Inn at Cross Keys, in Madras, June 28-30.

Fresh from the farm at Saturday Market

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The July 7 market was especially active, with hula hoop lessons for kids, and two food carts.

Relay For Life begins on Saturday

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Public invited to entertainment, silent auction, tri-tip dinner on Saturday.

Musicians at Summer Reading finale

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On the morning of July 17, at 10:10 a.m., the Box Canyon Bluegrass Band will perform .

509-J receives $480,000 grant

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The Oregon Department of Education awarded 24 grants through 21st Century Community Learning Center.

Large grant for W.S. kids' culture club

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A $19,550 grant from First Nations Development Institute to implement the Culture Club program.

Improvements at Haystack Campground

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The West Shore Campground now has paving at the 16 campsites and one has handicap access.

Hoovsters serve at Community Kitchen

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The Hoovsters 4-H Club served at the Madras Community kitchen and barbecued hamburgers.

Hume opens new salon

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Jodie's Hair Salon has moved into a permanent location at 228 SE Sixth St., in Madras.

Eagle Bakery's future home

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The Burke family is refurbishing the old Mud Springs Grange into a new shop for its bakery.

Rock, face painting at library

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The library's Summer Reading program is on Tuesday in Madras, Culver and Warm Springs.

Relay honors memory of Bob Zachary

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Pastor Bob Zachary pastored the Madras Conservative Baptist Church for 33 years.

WillsTech moves, expands shop

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WillsTech can do service and repair on computers, tablets, cell phones and iphones.

Luminaria event remembers loved ones

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Luminaria will be lit at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on July 14, around 10 p.m.

Bread sales going bananas

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Two ladies have been waving at traffic on U.S. Highway 97 with a 'fresh banana bread' sign.

Fit and Healthy center opens

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Alicia Cornejo opened the center in Madras to offer Herbalife nutrition products.

Windermere opens Madras office

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Local resident Rachel Bare is the manager of the Madras office at 161 SE Fifth St.

Gibbonses celebrate 50th anniversary

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Edwin K. Gibbons met Dianne K. Swetnam at Walla Walla College in 1967. They later moved to Madras.

Check regulations on fireworks

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All fireworks are prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in state parks, and campgrounds.

Safety Week celebrated

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At Mid-Columbia Lumber, Safety Week brings safety to the forefront and puts some fun into it.

BackPack Buddies report

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Serving children that experience food insecurity in our local communities.

Wewa book records Paiute legends

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Twenty-one original Norther Paiute stories including Smith Rock, Crack in the Ground.

Locals travel to remote Uganda villages

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Aglow mission trip is a life-changing experience for the group from Central Oregon.

Fire truck, rescuers at Summer Reading

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Kids will also have the opportunity to climb inside and explore real emergency vehicles.

Pi-Ume-Sha highlights

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A few photo highlights from the Pi-Ume-sha parade and grand entry during the dance competition.

MHS grad celebrates with elders

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She wanted to include the residents of Chinook Place retirement center at her party.

Mapping a future through the mountains

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COCC's Outdoor Leadership program blends self-reliance, technical skills and citizenship

Noxious weed notices coming

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Notices will be sent to property owners where the noxious weeds are present, with a 10 day warning.

Culver STEMFest a hands-on event

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Students create science, engineering and math exhibits, then go visit other classes' exhibits.

Breakfast honors 509-J retirees

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Teachers, food service workers, educational assistants, bus drivers were recognized.

Sullivan's Pond a favorite field trip

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Farming family hosts third grade visits for 27 years to help kids learn about pond life, fishing.

Local girls attend Women in Trades Fair

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Madras High School students, along with Warm Springs K-8 Academy students explore careers.

Summer Reading kicks off

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The library will continue its kids' Summer Reading Program events through the next five weeks.

MHS FFA bring home banner

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Twenty Madras FFA members competed in the FFA District Shop Skills Career Development event.

History hike to Geneva area

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A historical hike of the Canadian Bench area, near the former settlement of Geneva, will be held June 30.

Fifth-graders at Seeds of Science

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Fifth-graders learned about wheat, honeybees, soil, and plant diseases during a Seeds of Science.

Culver seniors garner scholarships

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Thousands of dollars worth of scholarships were presented to Culver High School graduating seniors.

Preschoolers graduate at CLC

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Children's Learning Center has 79 students attending preschool graduation, along with family members.

Citywide yard sales in Culver, Metolius

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The cities of Culver and Metolius will hold communitywide yard sales on Saturday, June 16.

Teachers, professors visit Symons ranch

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Forty educators from 23 different states take a Farm Bureau tour of the Madras operation.

Inmate graduates with high honors

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Deer Ridge inmate earns COCC Distinguished Achievement Award during graduation ceremony.

Bend Surgery awards scholarships

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Bend Surgery Center Foundation has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to C.O. students.

Ford Foundation scholarships given

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The Ford Family Foundation announces the 2018 recipients of the Ford Scholars Program.

Skydive Awesome! offers thrills

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The business is drawing jumpers from Oregon and Washington, and doing 50 jumps a week.

Students create table for St. Charles

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A new table, designed and made by Madras High School students, was delivered to St. Charles Madras.

K3 Construction does paving

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K3 Construction LLC, opened April 1,by father-son owners Phil and Dustin Kauffman.

JCMS bands in Jr. Rose Parade

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The parade will be televised on KPTV 12 from 1-2 p.m, on June 6, as the Madras bands perform.

TS&S under new management

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Fourth-generation Thomas family member, Jake Thomas, is the general manager.

CRR garden club holding plant sale

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The Mariposa Lily Garden Club Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9.

Drivers: Are you stopping for pedestrians?

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The Madras Police will be cracking down on motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians on June 16.

'Patriot Nations' opens in W.S.

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A new exhibit, 'Patriot Nations - Native Americans in our Armed Forces,' opened June 7.

Mecca Malt joins Ales for ALS effort

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Once accepted, brewers receive a free and exclusive hop blend to use to create their beer.

W.S. Museum free to active military

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The Museum at Warm Springs is launching a Blue Star Museum program to honor military.

Help women's shelter become a reality

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Our group has visited shelters in Bend and Prineville, met with program directors, social workers.

Learn how to can fruit

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Participants will have some fun preparing a jar of fruit and a jar of fruit pie filling.

Pastor Karsten blends in skills from past career

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Karsten previously had a career in project management, and worked with health care software.

Smith elected to Oregon Oddfellows top position

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He will oversee all the International Order Of Oddfellows lodges in the state.

Gift of Literacy welcomes students

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Hundreds of School District 509-J first-graders heard an author at the annual reading event.

VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony

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The first Memorial Day ceremony in many years was held by the Madras VFW Post 12141.

Statue a memorial to Mahons

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There will be a dedication of a statue of Saint Frances of Assisi, in memory of Larry and Pat Mahon.

Funds for food programs

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Jefferson County has been chosen to receive a federal award of $11,137 for food and shelter efforts.

Film center ends season with 'Hair'

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All films are free and are shown at the library's Rodriguez Annex, 134 SE E St., Madras.

Class on nourishing your skin

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Participants will enjoy hands-on activities and discussions, recipe preparation and sampling.

Culver plans citywide yard sale

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Anyone wanting their sale to be listed in the yard sale directory should call city hall.

Culver High slates concert

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Culver High School will present its Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31.

Lavender farm donates to shelter

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The family friendly farm is open to the public from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-August.

Local riders escort Fallen Hero vehicle

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Traveling some 1,600 miles round trip with the Patriot Guard Riders was Len Parsons, of Madras.

Free camping day at state parks

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On Saturday, June 2, more than a dozen state parks willl be holding free events.

Program doubles your savings

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For every $1 saved by the participant, a $1 match is contributed to the account.

Civil War battle, daily life scenes recreated

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Civil War re-enactors set up living history camps and battle scenes, May 19 and 20.

Memorial Day activities

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Ceremonies slated in Madras and Crooked River Ranch to honor veterans, Rosie Riveters.

Prince riveted B-29 Superfortress bomb bays

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She packed a 15-pound squeeze rivet gun up and down a two story staircase during the job.

Shaw worked in design office for B-24 Liberators

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After working in the Willow Run Bomber Plant, Shaw joined the Women's Army Air Corps.

Memorial Day activities

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There will be ceremonies at the Mount Jefferson cemetery, and CRR Lions Park.

Madras traffic blitz coming

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The Madras Police Department will be participating in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign, May 14-27.

Camp puts on big splash for moms

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Parents and kids from near and far celebrated Mother's Day with a weekend at Family Camp.

Karen Jamison honored as cancer survivor

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Being adventurous, living life to the fullest is something Jamison has embraced since her recovery.

Fair announces entertainment lineup

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Country singer Olivia Harms, Portland performer Nate Botsford, Uncharted Project booked.

Talent show raises travel funds for students

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Community invited to audition for show, which will be May 23 at the Madras Performing Arts Center.

Luncheon raises funds for MountainStar

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A total of $21,940 was raised by attendees, including a $9,500 gift from the advisory board.

A world away, in a nearby classroom

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COCC broadens horizons with a passion for foreign languages, and cultures. Kiksht language taught.

Culver church fundraiser for mission trip

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Anyone with items to donate to the auction, or talent to share should contact the church.

Students get anatomy demonstration

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Dr. Clair Spaulding, a retired surgeon, came to demonstrate the dissection of pig hearts.

Madras traffic blitz coming

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The Madras Police Department will be participating in the Oregon Safety Belt Campaign, May 14-27.

Ryan Ranch habitat project funded

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Ryan Ranch and Big Marsh projects will help enhance Oregon spotted frog habitat.

Summer enrollment up at Kids Club

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This is the first year Kids Club is accepting incoming kindergarteners into the summer program.

MHS celebrates Academic Week

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Classroom achievement was highlighted at a schoolwide assembly, which began with a Brain Bowl.

Ellise David advocates for tribal ag at Farm Bill…

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Goal is to include a Native voice in the Farm Bill, which is now under discussion.

Duggan, Gandy visit D.C.

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Oregon State Univeristy Extension agents attend public issues leadership development conference.

Mail carriers collect food

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The 26th annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held Saturday.

Tam-a-lau Trail offers views, flowers

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Cove State Park trail offers plenty of views, wildflowers and birdwatching for hikers.

2018 Amazing Kids show 28 ways of giving back to…

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The 2018 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kids honorees show strength of character, love of service.

Schools flying POW/MIA flags

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Madras VFW Post 12141 Comdr. Leonard Hellwig and officers recently presented scools with flags.

Movin' Mountains sets weigh-ins

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Final measurements for the program will be offered May 10, 11 and 12 at set locations.

Free Alzheimer's class in Madras

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Learn about Alzheimer's disease, legal and financial concerns, and behavior.

Moschetti joins Madras Physical Therapy

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Madras Physical Therapy is welcoming massage therapist Margee Moschetti to its staff.

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