Artists trace footsteps of another

Artists trace footsteps of another

Show opens Aug. 6 at Art Adventure A year ago, Oregon artists Tom Prochaska and Christy Wyckoff...

Jacobs team wins cookoff

Jacobs team wins cookoff

Eli and Lindsay Jacobs were the winners of the Jefferson County Fair’s third annual Outdoor...

Music festival in Antelope

Music festival in Antelope

Susie McEntire, Joni Harms featured entertainers After 23 years of great country and gospel music...

Tiny dancers twirl at princess dance camp

Tiny dancers twirl at princess dance camp

Fifteen tiny dancers, ages 3-6, showed up in their favorite dresses for the Dance Arts...


Madras Features

July 29, 2015

Culver hosts Church in the Park

by Madras Pioneer
The churches of Culver are inviting everyone to Church in the Park, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, at Culver City Park. There will also be a barbecue right after the service. Andrew Palau will be…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Retailers were shown examples of legal ID cards.
July 29, 2015

Retailers trained to check ID

by Madras PIoneer
A special ID checking training for local store owners and clerks was held in Madras on July 8, with 22 representatives from establishments that sell alcohol and tobacco products. Held at the…
July 29, 2015

Pit barbecue at Shaniko Days

by Madras Pioneer
Shaniko Days will celebrate its 30th year, on Aug. 1-2. The parade starts at 10 a.m., on Saturday and everyone is welcome to participate. If you have an old car, truck, or motorcycle, scout…
July 29, 2015

AARP safe driver course in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The AARP Smart Driver class will be offered on Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Jefferson County Senior Center, at 860 S.W. Madison St., in Madras. The class is a nationwide Department of…
July 29, 2015

Workshop can help you buy a home

by Madras Pioneer
If you are thinking about buying a home, the HomeSource program of NeighborImpact is offering a homebuyers workshop with tips to help you. Certified home buyer coaches will help people learn how…
PHOTO BY MARIE EASTER - Miss High Desert Katie Noyed and High Desert Princess Alexandria Cox, center, draw the winning ticket, surrounded by Shriners Dick Sewell, left, John Pinckney, Jim McNamara and Larry Easter.
July 29, 2015

Shielding wins Shriners' raffle

by Madras Pioneer
The winning ticket for the Shriner’s annual raffle for half a beef, or $400, was won by Shielding International. The winning ticket was drawn by Miss High Desert Katie Noyed, and her assistant,…
July 29, 2015

SMART Art event at local library

by Madras Pioneer
Start Making A Reader Today is gearing up for its fourth annual SMART Art Show, sale, and social to be held in October. Each year, SMART invites young artists to participate in the art contest…
July 22, 2015

VFW spaghetti feed honors Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

by Susan Matheny
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12141, in Jefferson County, will hold a “Welcome Home Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Spaghetti Feed” at the Desert Inn Sports Bar and Grill in Metolius, at 6…
July 22, 2015

Grassland homesteads recognized

by Madras Pioneer
Two abandoned homesteads that are now part of the Crooked River National Grassland in Jefferson County are among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. The two…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Isabella Allenbach, 18, saws lumbr for the framework of the first of six houses being built in Madras by the Youth Corps.
July 22, 2015

Youth Corps building Madras homes

by Madras Pioneer
Thanks to a number of local partners, walls will be raised on Casa Soñada (Dream Home) in Madras, thus providing an affordable home for a local agricultural family. Co-developers Housing Works…

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HOLLY GILL/MADRAS PIONEER - Members of the Hularinas dance team include Katie Reese, on left, Pali Kaloi Jordan, Anya Clowers, Sierra Cromwell, Sunmiet Maben, Tiana Avila, Ramona Kaloi, and 
Fe Yeager.
Jul 22, 2015

Winners named at Fair Talent Show

by Susan Matheny
The annual Jefferson County Fair Talent Show, held July 16, awarded cash prizes to winners in three divisions. Izzabella McKinney won $100 in the kids divisionfor her rendition of a song from…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Some 80 motorcyclists riding with Tribute to the Troops met the Tucker family at the Pfc. Tommy Tucker memorial statue near Madras City Hall last week.
Jul 22, 2015

Motorcyclists pay tribute to fallen troops

by Susan Matheny
Some 80 motorcyclists on the Tribute to the Troops ride stopped in Madras July 17 to pay tribute to the family of Private First Class Thomas Tucker, of Madras, who was killed in action June 16,…
Jul 22, 2015

Scholarships for students in health care

by Madras Pioneer
In partnership with St. Charles Foundation, St. Charles Madras is continuing its longstanding tradition of providing scholarships to students who currently live in Jefferson County or who have…
Jul 22, 2015

Alzheimer's class in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter will be holding two classes in Madras on Thursday, July 23, at East Cascade Retirement Community, 175 N.E. 16th St. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., the class…
Jul 22, 2015

Local workshop on saving energy

by Madras Pioneer
How much electricity and money can you save? What is the single biggest energy user in your home? Do you need to install insulation or change your habits? How can you reduce your energy usage?…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Arlene Boileau
Jul 23, 2015

Boileau celebrates 80th

by Madras Pioneer
All friends and relatives are invited to help Arlene Boileau celebrate her 80th birthday at a gathering from 12-5 p.m., July 25, hosted by her family, on Urban Lane, along U.S. Highway 26, next…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - FFA members compete in the sheep showmanship contest on Thursday.
Jul 22, 2015

Fair has carnival of attractions

by Susan Matheny
FFA and 4-H members competed in livestock shows, which culminated with Saturday night's auction. Indian Head Casino featured a Ferris wheel on its Fair Parade float, while camel and longhorn…
Jul 15, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Zahara Brooklynn Grace Johnson Snowie Picard and Daniel Johnson Jr., of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Zahara Brooklynn Grace Johnson, at 2:03 p.m., July 2, at St.…
Jul 15, 2015

Verizon giving away backpacks

by Madras Pioneer
On Aug. 1, in Madras Residents in Madras will benefit this August from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., will be donating…
Jul 15, 2015

Country music festival set in Antelope

by Madras Pioneer
Susie McEntire, Joni Harms, Mud Springs Band perform for free The 24th annual free concert in Antelope by country gospel singer Susie McEntire has been expanded into a music festival this year.…




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