Northwest Cycle offers leathers, repairs

Northwest Cycle offers leathers, repairs

Specializes in Harleys Heads have been turning since a Harley Davidson shop opened in...

United fund kicks off campaign

United fund kicks off campaign

Jefferson County United Fund is beginning its fall fundraising campaign, with the goal of raising...

US Cellular remodels office

US Cellular remodels office

The US Cellular office in Madras has undergone a complete remodeling, which it plans to highlight...

Gallery features Jeanie Smith's artwork

Gallery features Jeanie Smith's artwork

Art Adventure Gallery is featuring the work of Warm Springs artist Jeanie Smith in October. Above...

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Madras Features

October 16, 2014

Brats, 10 Barrel brews at Oktoberfest

by Madras Pioneer
Admission is free to the High Desert Oktoberfest on Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sahalee Park in Madras, hosted by the Madras Aquatic Center and Madras Kiwanis. Wild Ride Brewery of…
October 15, 2014

Internet awareness training for parents

by Madras Pioneer
The Kids Center will offer a free two-hour training in Madras on Oct. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the Westside Building, to help parents and caregivers become aware of the dangers that exist online.…
October 16, 2014

Rotary seeks project to fund

by Madras Pioneer
The Rotary Club of Jefferson County is currently looking for a community project within the county to be named the recipient of the annual Cherry Tree Celebration Auction, to be held in February…
October 16, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Braylon Forrest Howard Della Squiemphen, of Warm Springs, and Jeremy Howard, of White Swan, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their son Braylon Forrest Howard, at 8:37 p.m., Sept. 28,…
October 16, 2014

Teams, individuals take on cardio challenge

by Madras Pioneer
A total of 128 people have signed up for the Community Cardio Challenge. “We are excited about the amount of people getting out and getting active. Participants log their minutes of…
This year's Jefferson County Community Read selection.
October 08, 2014

Schlick-Noe selected as Community Read author

by Madras Pioneer
Childhood ties to Warm Springs Jefferson County Community Read has chosen “Something to Hold,” by Katherine Schlick Noe as this year’s Community Read book. Inspired by the author’s childhood…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Carrot seed harvest on Hickory Lane, north of Madras.
October 08, 2014

Harvest time for carrot seed

by Madras Pioneer
In a 75-acre carrot seed field on Hickory Lane cultivated for Madras Farms, Kip Light prepares to sample the chaff coming out of the back of a combine to see if it’s picking up all the seed.…
October 08, 2014

Learning at the COARC garden

by Madras Pioneer
The Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center’s demonstration and learning garden was created in 2008, to provide an interface with the local community at large. The garden allowed COARC a new…
October 09, 2014

COCC `Getting Started' event in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Central Oregon Community College is offering a “Getting Started” presentation at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Room 105 on the COCC Madras Campus. This is an opportunity for prospective…
October 08, 2014

Archaeology series at Smith Rock Park

by Madras Pioneer
Smith Rock State Park will host its annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series on Fridays in October. The theme of the 21st annual series is "Oregon or Bust," and the program will…

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Oct 08, 2014

VFW collecting for care boxes

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras VFW is collecting donations of items to fill care packages to send to soldiers in the Redmond Bravo Troop, 1A2 1st Cavalry, who are currently serving in Iraq. Collection barrels have…
Oct 08, 2014

Reunions get even better with age

by Susan Matheny
Local Notions column At my 45th class reunion last week, I realized reunions get even better with age. The streets of Hood River were swarming with 20- and 30-year-olds in town for a Hops Fest,…
Oct 08, 2014

Culver readies for State FFA Soils Contest

by Madras Pioneer
By Desiree Bergstrom Student reporter On Oct. 14, there will be quite the buzz in Culver as approximately 25 teams of high school students from around the state travel to compete in the State…
Oct 08, 2014

Whychus Creek Preserve expanding

by Madras Pioneer
The Deschutes Land Trust announced last week that it has embarked on a three year, $15 million dollar comprehensive campaign to complete its core conservation strategy for Central Oregon’s…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - 4-H  club member Austin Spiller shows one of th pink pumpkins.
Oct 01, 2014

4-H Pink pumpkin sales help fight cancer

by Madras Pioneer
The Making Strides 4-H Club has joined with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to sell pink-skinned pumpkins and donate a percentage of the proceeds to reputable organizations invested in breast…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Michele Ruscigno is back home in Madras after successful kidney transplant.
Oct 01, 2014

Madras woman has successful kidney transplant

by Susan Matheny
Retired teacher Michele Ruscigno Retired Madras teacher, Michele Ruscigno, who made a public appeal for a kidney donor, is back home after a successful transplant surgery. Ruscigno has had…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY - Walter Callahan tilled and planted the Best Club garden this spring.
Oct 01, 2014

Members enjoy fruits of labor

by Susan Matheny
Best Club members discovered they had green thumbs this year when they decided to put in a garden outside their center on the corner of Sixth and E streets in Madras. “Mike Wallace had the idea,…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Realtor Joe McDonald talks to a couple in the dining room of the home.
Oct 01, 2014

Touring Madras History

by Susan Matheny
Many curious locals came to an open house tour of the 1915 Morrow House in Madras last Friday to see if the inside matched its stately exterior.
Oct 01, 2014

Dump yard debris for free during FireFree days

by Madras Pioneer
Oct. 18-19 The fall FireFree Community Cleanup will be held Oct. 18 and 19, in Madras. Local residents can dump their yard debris for free at the Box Canyon Transfer Station collection site…
Dr. Heather Holmes
Oct 01, 2014

Mosaic Medical welcomes Dr. Holmes

by Madras Pioneer
Heather Holmes, recently joined the Mosaic Medical team at the Madras clinic. She is board certified in family medicine. Holmes received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and…



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