Exercise class for better bones

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Exercise class designed to improve bone health, muscular strength and balance.

Data technicians provide core of care

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COCC program trains students for diverse field of Health Information Technology.

OHSU med students visit Madras, W.S.

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Thirteen second-year medical students from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland visited.

Old contraptions chug at Threshing Bee

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A different collection of old-time equipment was demonstrated at this year's Threshing Bee.

Program on railroad history

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A special program, 'Rail History of Oregon: It Changed Everything,' will be presented.

Huckleberry Harvest event slated

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The Museum at Warm Springs will hold its 23rd Annual Huckleberry Harvest Dinner fundraiser.

Traffic blitz scheduled

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will join the state of Oregon in a law enforcement campaign.

VFW raffling beef, hog

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Two sides of black Angus, grass-fed beef, and two 100-pound packages of Texas wild hog.

Fund for wildfire affected farmers

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Donation site set up to help wildfire-devastated ranchers with funds, hay and fencing.

New cookbook from Irey

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His newest cookbook 'Licensed to Grill' was at a recent Madras Saturday Market.

Beamer book notes river's healing power

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Book has fishing adventures, poetry, great photos, and essays on author's outlook on life.

Family picnic at the Threshing Bee

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Everyone is invited to enjoy the Jefferson County Historical Society's second annual Threshing Bee.

Hawaiian concert benefits injured musicians

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A Hawaiian concert, sponsored by a Madras family, turned into a fundraiser for injured band members

Market in honor of Wayne Pearson

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Pearson's goal was to also create a shelter for women and families in the Madras area.

Fair Board welcomes new member

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Kent Crook, from Three Rivers, was recently accepted as a new fair board member.

Births

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The following birth announcements from St. Charles Madras hospital are for the week of July 5.

Farm Direct program for fresh produce

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Program gives pregnant women, infants and children access to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Johnston joins loan staff

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Natalya Johnston has joined Evergreen Home Loans team, working out of Madras.

OSU-Cascades to offer nursing degree

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The program is scheduled to launch in the 2019-20 academic year as a part-time, fully online program

Alzheimer's class in Madras

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A program 'Dementia Conversations' will be offered from 1-2:30 p.m., Aug. 9, at the senior center.

Boat registrations checked

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Enforcement efforts on boaters with lapsed boat registrations on the weekend of Aug. 4-5.

Pioneer wins ONPA awards

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The Madras Pioneer garnered four awards in the ONPA's Better Newspaper Contest.

Market in honor of Wayne Pearson

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Pearson's goal was to also create a shelter for women and families in the Madras area.

Stenkamps purchase septic business

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Dan and Dusty Stenkamp purchased Muck Septic Service in May, which serves the Madras area.

Music festival in Antelope

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An all-Oregon artist lineup is slated for the 27 Annual 'Raised Country Music Festival.'

Shaniko Days a blast from past

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Saturday activities include a parade at 10 a.m., and Mud Springs Gospel Band at 11 a.m.

Hummingbird a fun place to shop

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Brockett turns treasure hunting hobby into a shop that's like a trip down memory lane.

Papasodora's Food Truck popular

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The family-run business offers great sandwiches, while developing kids' job skills.

Grandparents raising four grandkids

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Take family trip with six grandchildren to visit aunt in Metolius, and see Seattle.

Park and Play downtown

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The popular Madras downtown 'Park and Play' event will be back on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5-9 p.m.

NUID slates special meetings

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North Unit Irrigation District Board will meet at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 7, for a special meeting.

Births

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Births the were reported for the week of July 22-25 at St. Charles Madras hospital.

Music festival in Antelope

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An all-Oregon artist lineup is slated for the 27 Annual 'Raised Country Music Festival.'

Canning hotline offers tips

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The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs until Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jobs for Life students graduate

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Ongoing program, taught by Lansing, teaches job skills to those wanting to better themselves.

Relay gives wrapup report

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Relay For Life of Jefferson County teams have raised over $80,700 to help save lives.

Ugandan pastor visists, runs with Madras friends

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A man named Eddie showed up for the 2-mile Fun Run/Walk draped in a Ugandan flag.

Don't look away, a day to help others

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The story of the Good Samaritan gives us clear understanding of how we should treat others.

Flash mob brings cash

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Heather Canning was surprised with some cash, on July 6, while she was at her last day of work.

Free services, fun at Our Community Day

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The 11th annual Our Community Event -Faith in Actionwill be held Saturday, Aug. 4, in Sahalee Park.

Culver twins recall Hollywood days

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Celebrating their 90th birthdays this week, the sisters were in a Shirley Temple movie as kids.

Lots of entertainment at the fair

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Ride a Texas longhorn, enjoy live music by the Rock Bottom Boys or try the new zip line.

Meraki Salon picked best float entry

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Spectators vote online at Chamber of Commerce's website to select their favorite float.

Fair Photo Highlights

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New attractions, and old favorites kept people entertained at last week's Jefferson County Fair.

'Taming of Shrew' performance at Maragas

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Play is Saturday, July 28, featuring the Shakespears classic in a post war America setting.

Sister City trip an incredible experience

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Tomi City, Japan treats Madras visitors like celebrities during week-long trip.

Ramsey's book uncovers local histories

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From early explorations, to homesteading stories, to the plane crash of a WWII pilot.

Student going to leadership training

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Naydine Lima Mercado will attend the National Youth Leadership Forum at George Mason University.

Garden club beautifies fair

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The Madras Garden Club was organized April 24, 1958, as a nonprofit service organization.

The power of manufacturing

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COCC provides strong tools for building rewarding, hands-on manufacturing careers

Backpack giveaway slated

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Students in Madras are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway.

Apply as a VISTA volunteer

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Better Together Central Oregon is accepting applications for full-year VISTA positions.

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.

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