Pi-Ume-sha Sizzles

Pi-Ume-sha Sizzles

Sizzling temperatures postponed Pi-Ume-Sha grand entry from 1 to 5 p.m., on Saturday night, but...

Barry wins KEITH scholarship, internship

Barry wins KEITH scholarship, internship

KEITH Manufacturing Co. has announced that Grayson Barry, of Culver, is the 2015 recipient of the...

Warm weather brings early harvest

Warm weather brings early harvest

Harvest has started earlier in Jefferson County, due to this year’s warmer weather. Mylen...

Jackson awarded as diversity advocate

Jackson awarded as diversity advocate

At its June commencement ceremonies, Central Oregon Community College awarded Mable Jackson its...


Madras Features

July 01, 2015

Gateway parade rolls in afternoon

by Madras Pioneer
On Fourth of July The community of Gateway is gearing up for its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. The day begins with a five-mile fun run, starting at 8 a.m., at the corner of Gateway…
July 01, 2015

Coloring contest for ride in stagecoach

by Madras Pioneer
Wells Fargo is holding a coloring contest for a chance to ride in the Wells Fargo stagecoach during the Madras Fourth of July parade. Children between kindergarten and fifth grade are eligible…
July 01, 2015

Program helps you walk with ease

by Madras Pioneer
The OSU Extension Service “Walk With Ease” program will be offered starting July 15, at the Madras Aquatic Center and Jefferson County Middle School track. Walk With Ease is a structured walking…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kids Club members help plant the fairgrounds' garden.
July 01, 2015

Kids Garden opens at fairgrounds

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon State University’s Jefferson County Extension has teamed up with the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to provide a new gardening area for Kids Club, 4-H and other youth programs in Jefferson…
July 01, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Kiya Scott Kelliann Bush and Kiowa Scott, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kiya Scott, at 11:18 p.m., June 19, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Kiyah weighed 5…
July 01, 2015

ID check training for retailers

by Madras PIoneer
On July 8, retailers and their employees in Jefferson County who sell or serve tobacco, alcohol and lottery tickets will have the opportunity to attend an ID Check Training Extravaganza in…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Pastor Ron Mulkey uses his musical talents in outreach ministries.
June 24, 2015

Mulkeys retiring, will serve at church camp

by Susan Matheny
Pastor Ron Mulkey, of the Metolius Friends Community Church, will preach his last sermon on Aug. 23, then embark on a new venture with his wife, Deb. “We are retiring from pastoral ministry, not…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Helen Houts
June 24, 2015

Houts honored as Relay survivor

by Madras Pioneer
Helen Houts is being honored as this year’s “Survivor” by Jefferson County Relay For Life, and organizers shared the following story about her: Helen was born in Redding, Calif., in the rural…
June 24, 2015

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Jesse Alamar Hannah Cavilee and Donovan Alamar, of Madras, ae pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jesse Alamar, at 12:28 a.m., June 18, at St. Charles Madras. At birth Jesse weighed 8…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Graduating the Jobs for Life class are Charitie Gamble, left, Linda McGuirre, and Judy Dickman, with course supporter Judy Barker.
June 24, 2015

Jobs for LIfe has first graduates

by Madras Pioneer
Job training program Linda McGuirre and Judy Lynn Dickman are the first graduates of the Jobs for Life program, offered in Madras by instructor Charitie Gamble. Jobs for Life is a…

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Jun 24, 2015

Bills seek juniper tree industry

by Madras Pioneer
The Oregon House approved two bills last week that work towards protecting native species, and creating an industry that will provide much needed jobs in rural Oregon. House Bills 2997 and 2998…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Retired teachers Paul and Sharon Brown are headed to China.
Jun 24, 2015

Three retired teachers headed overseas

by Susan Matheny
Three local teachers are embarking on new adventures after retiring last week from the 509-J School District. Business teacher Leo Tsou and his wife Deborah, who left before they could be…
MHS JROTC PHOTO - Cadets collect bottles of sand at Omaha Beach in Normandy, next to a memorial there.
Jun 24, 2015

JROTC cadets explore Normandy

by Susan Matheny
March in D-day parade From walking the sands of Omaha Beach in Normandy, to seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, five Madras High School JROTC cadets had a trip they will never forget. Their 10-day…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kim Schmith and her 'Little' Jazmine Serrano.
Jun 24, 2015

Bowling event nets funds for program

by Madras Pioneer
Michelle Ramos Program coordinator After taking a year off, we have brought back Bowl for Kids Sake. This year, Bowl for Kids Sake raised nearly $4,000 to support our Jefferson County Big…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Metolius students who walked 100 miles or more were:  Ethan Tapia, left, Maria Covarrubias, Emily King, Hailey Bare, Chase Commingore, Michael Picard, Zahir Cabral, and Aaron Affeldt.
Jun 24, 2015

Metolius students log miles

by Madras Pioneer
Students at Metolius Elementary learned about exercise one step at a time as they logged miles on the playground, trying to accumulate 100 miles. Five laps of a playground course added up to one…
Jun 24, 2015

Parade entries, vendors get ready for July 4

by Madras Pioneer
Signup for Beamer Run Fourth of July festivities are being readied and entries are being sought for the parade, which has the theme of “Celebrating Our Freedoms.” Registration is free and forms…
Jun 24, 2015

Soaring Spirits camp slated at Suttle Lake

by Madras Pioneer
For cancer victims Looking for a weekend break from the cares of cancer? The St. Charles Cancer Survivorship Program offers its annual Soaring Spirits Survivor and Family Camp, Aug. 14-16. Enjoy…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - OCF representative Nancy Jolstead, with award, presents the grant to film committee members Dorothy Ramsey, left, Maura Schwartz, Stan Nowakowski, Karen McCarthy, Margaret Kincaid, Erin Sweeden (at front), Doug Lieuallen and Stephen Hillis.
Jun 17, 2015

Film center gets equipment grant

by Madras Pioneer
In September of 2002, the Jefferson County Library Film Center was established with grants and donations from the community, and a committee to select and show the films was established. From…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Catherine Sergeant
Jun 17, 2015

Relay honors Sergeant as cancer fighter

by Madras Pioneer
Catherine Sergeant is Jefferson County Relay For Life’s “Currently Fighting” honoree this year. She shared the following account about her fight with cancer: Having a journey with the big C can…
PHOTO BY ALYSSA MACY - Warm Springs Youth Council delegates who will be traveling to Washington, D.C., are Feliciana Conner, left, Gavin Begay, Keeyana Yellowman, Ashley Reese, Malia Collins, Summer Brunoe and Mitchell Lira.
Jun 17, 2015

W.S. youths invited to White House gathering

by Susan Matheny
Youth Council working to improve community Seven young people from Warm Springs will be attending the first ever White House Native Youth Gathering, and getting leadership training at the United…




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