Pesticides pour into collection site

Pesticides pour into collection site

The free pesticide collection event, held Nov. 12 at the Central Oregon Ag Research Center in...

ODOT snowplow burns

ODOT snowplow burns

A short in the starter sparked a fire at the Oregon Department of Transportation shed on Cherry...

Locals awarded by extension

Locals awarded by extension

During the OSU Extension Service conference this fall, several local awards were announced....

Culver filmmaker followed his dream

Culver filmmaker followed his dream

Back in the 1950s, John Harris, a Culver boy inspired by school plays and days spent hanging out...

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Madras Features

November 19, 2014

COCC Madras offers Getting Started event

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation in Madras at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
November 19, 2014

Christmas decorating contest for businesses

by Madras Pioneer
Round up your Christmas lights and Western gear: the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is registering local businesses for its Christmas decoration contest. With the theme, "It's a…
November 19, 2014

Concert to benefit COCC Madras food bank

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras campus of Central Oregon Community College will hold a folk and bluegrass music concert Nov. 20, to restock the school's food pantry. The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.,…
November 19, 2014

Farm Bill meeting in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Farm Service Agency is hosting a public meeting in Madras at 9 a.m., Nov. 18, at the Jefferson County Fairground's Maccie Conroy Building, to discuss the new Farm Bill program…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - All ages are invited to enter short films.
November 19, 2014

Start filming for area contest

by Madras PIoneer
C.O. Film Festival for short films A call is being put out for short film entries for the 2015 Central Oregon Film Festival. The contest is free to enter. Divisions for those ages 10-14, 15-18…
November 19, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Trinity West Leonard Lisa and Jonathan Leonard of Ellensburg, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity West Leonard, at 12:33 a.m., Nov. 4, 2014, at Kittitas Valley…
November 19, 2014

Farm Bureau slates gathering

by Madras Pioneer
Jefferson County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting Nov. 22, at Mazatlan Restaurant. The business meeting is from 1-3 p.m., with committee reports, and nominations. The dinner and evening…
New afterschool  teen program at the library annex.
November 19, 2014

After school program for teens

by Madras Pioneer
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19, Patricia Smith will be facilitating a free program at the Jefferson County Library for teens. The program will take place in the library annex (upstairs) and will…
November 19, 2014

Community chorus forming

by Susan Matheny
A communitywide Hallelujah Chorus (nondenominational) is forming to perform in the first production at the new Madras Performing Arts Center. If you like to sing, and would like to be part of…
November 19, 2014

Oppenlander part of FFA trip to South Africa

by Madras Pioneer
FFA State President Ian Oppenlander, of Madras, will be the guest speaker for the Madras FFA Alumni Banquet, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 23, at Madras High School, due to snowy…

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Nov 19, 2014

Truck stop manager in TV spots

by Madras Pioneer
Madras Truck Stop manager Felicity Haywood is being featured in TV spots as one of the “Local Heroes” among retailers helping with the effort to prevent tobacco use by youth. Minda Morton, of…
Nov 12, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Weston Kane Lieuallen Emily and Aaron Lieuallen of John Day are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Weston Kane Lieuallen, at 8:07 p.m., Oct. 6, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. At…
Nov 12, 2014

Community chorus forming

by Susan Matheny
A communitywide Hallelujah Chorus (nondenominational) is forming to perform in the first production at the new Madras Performing Arts Center. If you like to sing, and would like to be part of…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cassandra Frutos
Nov 12, 2014

Frutos' degree sets example for kids

by Gina Ricketts
By Gina Ricketts, COCC Native American Program Coordinator Before Casandra Frutos worked for Natural Resources with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, she lived in Portland working for a…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - Salon owners, from front left, Teresa Baggett and daughters Ashton DuPont and Kortney Collier. Back left, Di Green and Ashley Anderson.
Nov 12, 2014

Six Shooters Salon opens in Madras

by Holly M. Gill
A new Western-themed business, the Six Shooters Salon and Boutique has opened its doors in the Madras Professional Building. Owned by Teresa Baggett and two of her six daughters, Kortney Collier…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Steve Drynan, center, director of Three Rivers Humane Society, accepts a check from Glennys Lindsay of the For Family Foundation Cojprt/
Nov 12, 2014

Humane Society receives donation

by Madras Pioneer
On Oct. 22, the Jefferson County Ford Family Foundation Cohort presented Steve Drynan of the Three Rivers Humane Society a check for $1,500. The money was raised during several fundraising…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Submitted photo
Culver FBLA members include, back row, left to right, Katie Reese, Ashlyn Leeper, Robert Conley, Cheryl Aldred, Tori Worley, Natalie Munoz, and Kylie Reed, and front row, Amber Shaw, Tessa Webb, Jordie Meehan and Keith Houdsen. Not pictured is Samantha Wegermann.
Nov 12, 2014

Culver FBLA at leadership event

by Madras Pioneer
Culver Future Business Leaders of America kicked off the 2014-2015 year by attending the Oregon Leadership Institute, otherwise known as OLI, in Bend. On Nov. 2 and 3, various career technical…
Nov 05, 2014

Gregory Peck, foreign films on tap

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library Film Center will feature a foreign film and a Gregory Peck classic in November. The free films are shown at 7:30 p.m., and refreshments are available. The film…
Nov 05, 2014

Pesticide collection in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
A pesticide and empty container collection event for farmers will be held in Madras on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center at 850 N.W.…
Nov 05, 2014

Concert to benefit COCC Madras food bank

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras campus of Central Oregon Community College will hold a folk and bluegrass music concert Nov. 20, to restock the school's food pantry. The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.,…



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