Bring your best to Grow and Show

Bring your best to Grow and Show

Gardening contest with prizes As the growing season begins to wind down, now is the perfect time...

Prevention group has new focus

Prevention group has new focus

An update on changes for the Jefferson County Prevention Task Force was given by BestCare...

Group effort brings Christian movies to Madras theater

Group effort brings Christian movies to Madras theater

An outpouring of community support, and the efforts of a local group, have allowed the...

Pastor Leach, family leaving for Mexico

Pastor Leach, family leaving for Mexico

Joining mission Jim Leach, pastor of Living Hope Christian Center, and his family have accepted a...


Madras Features

August 26, 2015

ROOTS program receives grant

by Susan Matheny
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has been awarded a $147,696 grant for the ROOTS alternative education program, by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and the Confederated Tribes of Grand…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Brad Padgett shows the T-shirt he won, along with a free 4-pound burrito, in the contest.
August 26, 2015

Youth pastor blasts Super Burrito record

by Susan Matheny
Some 300-400 chow hounds have tried, but for three years, no one could beat the Super Burrito devouring record of Jonathan Apgar – until now. On July 30, Living Hope Christian Center Youth…
August 26, 2015

Help for housing lost in wildfires

by Madras Pioneer
House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) announced Aug. 20, that critical relief for wildfire victims is now available and accessible through the Wildfire Damage Housing Relief…
August 26, 2015

MHS class reunion

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras High class of 1975 will hold its 40-year reunion on Sept. 4, 5, and 6. Friday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m., there will be a no-host meet and greet event at the Desert Inn in Metolius.…
August 26, 2015

Back to school dates set

by Madras Pioneer
The Culver and 509-J school districts have set the first days of school for students. Culver schools: Sept. 8 is the first day for grades one through nine. Sept. 9 is the first day for grades 10…
August 19, 2015

Holiday blitz coming

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the state of Oregon in a three-day high visibility enforcement campaign dedicated to enforcement of intoxicated driving and seat belt laws…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - On the steps of the U.S. Capitol are Warm Springs Youth Council members Keeyana Yellowman, left, Mitchell Lira, Ashley Reese, Gavin Begay, Summer Brunoe, Malia Collins and Feliciana Conner.
August 19, 2015

W.S. youths inspired by trip

by Susan Matheny
Seven Warm Springs young people came back from a trip to Washington, D.C., inspired and ready to take action. The teens, who are all members of the Warm Springs Youth Council, were selected to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Showing the donation check are Patti Moss, left, Terry Zink, Julie Miller, Zak Boone, Dr. Shirley Metcalf, Chip Reeves and Matt McCoy show the donation check.
August 19, 2015

Bank funds COCC scholarship endowment

by Madras Pioneer
The Central Oregon Community College Foundation has received a $50,000 donation from Bank of the Cascades to establish a new endowment fund to directly support student scholarships. All…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras resident Len Parsons shows off the new Harley he won in a raffle.
August 19, 2015

Madras man wins Harley motorcycle

by Susan Matheny
Leonard Parsons, of Madras, learned to his surprise Aug. 8, that he was the proud new owner of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, compliments of Wild Horse Harley in Bend. Parsons, who is the…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Showing their solar oven designs are Shantel Andrade, left, Karina Hernandez, Alexa Lapier and Xavia Bernard.
August 19, 2015

Students study, construct solar ovens

by Susan Matheny
At Jr. Buff Academy Students were sawing through planks of wood to build a lawn game in one class, and designing solar ovens in another during Junior Buffalo Academy activities at Jefferson…

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JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Crackin' crawdads in Culver.
Aug 19, 2015

Culver celebrates crawdad festival

by Madras Pioneer
A family heaps up empty shells as they dig into plates of crawdads at Culver's Crawdad Festival on Saturday.
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Undergoing a training drill are, from left, paramedic Shawn Camp, paramedic student Noah Campana, paramedic Mike Fuchs, and emergency medical technician Victor Terrazas.
Aug 19, 2015

JCEMS gets self-operating CPR device

by Susan Matheny
“AutoPulse,” a new state of the art device that performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation for rescue workers, has been acquired by Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services. JCEMS is also the…
Aug 19, 2015

Youth offer leadership training

by Madras Pioneer
The Warm Springs Youth Council will be offering a free training for indigenous youth called “Empowering Future Leaders,” on Aug. 26-27, at the Warm Springs Community Center. The two-day youth…
Aug 19, 2015

Wall of Honor taking more names

by Madras Pioneer
Will have booth at air show A Wall of Honor, a tribute to all the men and women who have served their country, is open to the public at Hospice of Redmond. Built and dedicated in 2013, the Wall…
Aug 12, 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…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Store manager Lorena Estrada's children, Aylynn, 4, and Emmanuel, 6 months, enjoy having their mom work at a toy store.
Aug 12, 2015

Toy store opens in Madras

by Susan Matheny
A child’s wonderland, Toys and More Sahory – with toys from floor to ceiling -- has opened in downtown Madras, next to Studio on Fifth. This is the first business venture for owner Ira Cema, who…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mary Rueter, seated, is congratulated by fellow genealogy society members Wanda Buslach, left, Betty Boggs and Lorelee Dendauw.
Aug 12, 2015

Rueter celebrates 90th birthday

by Madras Pioneer
Mary Rueter was recently honored at the Madras Christian Church in recognition of her 90th birthday. Her daughter, Helene Sterr of Kent, Wash., organized the festivity, inviting friends from the…
Aug 12, 2015

Confounded by construction confusion

by Susan Matheny
Local Notions One flew east, and one flew west, and one flew over the Madras mess. This summer, Madras area has been a confusing mess, with construction projects underway in every direction. To…
Aug 12, 2015

Classrooms being added at W.S. academy

by Susan Matheny
Less than a year after opening, the Warm Springs K-8 Academy is having to add classrooms. Darryl Smith, 509-J director of operations, said a stand-alone building, which will contain three…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - 
Terry Fuller, left, and Windy Dethman are ready to pamper customers at the new Culver salon.
Aug 12, 2015

Perfect Passion salon pampers in Culver

by Susan Matheny
A new beauty salon, Perfect Passion Salon and Spa, opened on July 1, in Culver. Owner Windy Dethman, of Culver, has lived in Central Oregon for eight years, and worked in a Bend salon for the…



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