Shakespeare's plays all rolled into one

Shakespeare's plays all rolled into one

User friendly, comedic view, for all ages Lonely Fish Productions will present “The Complete...

Girl pours out thanks to local cops

Girl pours out thanks to local cops

Local law officers got a surprise show of appreciation Monday afternoon from 9-year-old Breann...

VFW provides message board for seniors

VFW provides message board for seniors

The Madras Veterans of Foreign Wars post 12141 has replaced the message/bulletin in the Jefferson...

Perfect attendance recognized

Perfect attendance recognized

The following students were awarded certificates for having perfect attendance at Warm Springs...

Ladies exchange same card for 32 birthdays

Ladies exchange same card for 32 birthdays

Two women, one in Madras and one in Australia, have been celebrating their 29th birthdays for the...


Madras Features

July 20, 2016

Win cash with fair exhibits

by Madras Pioneer
Lots of kid's categories If you have always wanted to exhibit some of your skills at the fair, this is the year. There will be numerous cash prizes and other awards given out. Some 40 awards…
July 20, 2016

509-J water tests OK

by Madras Pioneer
School District 509-J Superintendent Rick Molitor recently released results for water tests at school buildings. “As reported in early June, the district was committed to testing all water taps…
July 20, 2016

Find out about SMART program

by Madras Pioneer
SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, will join the Jefferson County Library in celebration of its 100th anniversary on July 25. Come by the Library, visit the SMART table between 11 a.m. and 2:30…


July 20, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Ema Isabela Baltazar Sanabria Nancy and Cristian Sanabria, of Culver, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ema Isabela Baltazar Sanabria, at 10:50 a.m., July 1, at St. Charles…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cadets Soraya Mendez and Ben Ellis, who is next year's White Buffalo Battalion commander, were part of an American JROTC student color guard that marched in the D-Day parade in St. Mere Eglise, France.
July 13, 2016

JROTC cadets visit Normandy

by Susan Matheny
Group meets Army general, vets, local people Two Madras High School JROTC cadets, Soraya Mendez and Ben Ellis, traveled to Normandy, France, with instructor Lt. Col. Larry Renfro, to participate…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Madras Garden Depot crew delivers bedding plants to volunteer planters in Redmond to use for city landscaping on June 4.
July 15, 2016

Garden Depot decorates Redmond

by Susan Matheny
Bedding plants for Centennial Park and other locations When Redmond got ready to decorate the town with flowers this year, it turned to a Madras grower. Karen McCarthy, owner of Madras Garden…
July 15, 2016

New scholarship for OSU-Cascades frosh

by Madras Pioneer
Bank foundation donates funds Bank of the Cascades Foundation has established a need-based scholarship fund for incoming freshmen at Oregon State University - Cascades. The foundation recently…
July 14, 2016

Horse Fair ready to trot out skills

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County 4-H Horse Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, in the fair’s outdoor arena. It is held the week before fair, due to arena use. The events are free, and…
July 15, 2016

NeighborImpact receives grant

by Madras Pioneer
NeighborImpact's Food Recovery Program staff received good news in the form of a grant for $10,000 from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. The funds will be applied toward costs associated with…
July 15, 2016

Discover nature event in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Discover Nature Days are free family events, being held in Madras and other sites in Central Oregon. The events connect children, ages 4 to 10, to the wonder of nature through science, art and…

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Jul 15, 2016

Workshop on bees, pollination

by Madras Pioneer
A workshop on Carrot Seed Pollination and Bee Health will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, July 15, in Madras at the Central Oregon Community College campus, Room 117. Registration…
Jul 15, 2016

Acreage reports due

by Madras Pioneer
After spring planting, producers should certify their 2016 acreage by July 15, to qualify for crop disaster programs. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - VFW Commander Floyd Leach, left, presents Dave Porter with a certificate noting he was the winner of a raffle trip to Hawaii.
Jul 15, 2016

Porter wins VFW Hawaii trip

by Madras Pioneer
Madras resident Dave Porter was drawn as the winner of the VFW Post 12141 raffle for a trip to Hawaii. The winning ticket was drawn during Fourth of July festivities at Sahalee Park in Madras.…
Jul 14, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Canyon Mitchell Toman Jinnel Lewis and Chris Toman, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Canyon Mitchell Toman, at 8:55 p.m., June 24, in Redmond. At birth, Canyon weighed…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Storyteller Will Hornyak
Jul 14, 2016

Storyteller at Summer Reading finale

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Library’s Summer Reading Program’s grand finale will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, July 19, at the Madras Kids Club. Acclaimed Portland-area storyteller, Will Hornyak, will…
Jul 15, 2016

Solar systems save farms money

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon Farm Bureau is proud to announce a new member benefit partnership with RS Energy, an installer of high-quality commercial solar panel systems. RS Energy has designed five optimal solar…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Local 4-Hers show their Jefferson County sign at the OSU Summer Conference. The group included 4-H Coordinator Jon Gandy, on left, Elias Tollefson, Conner Honeywell, Maria Mejia, Natalie Sanchez, Alyssa Nelson, Paulina Gamboa, Mia Gamboa and Dakoka Honeywell.
Jul 15, 2016

Local kids attend OSU conference

by Madras PIoneer
Some 420 youths attended the Oregon State University Summer Conference, June 22-25, in Corvallis, including a group from Jefferson County. At the conference, youths in grades seven to 12, spent…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras photographer Bill Vollmer, left, helps set up a display of his scenic Oregon photos at the Hood River Hospital. The exhibit opened July 6.
Jul 14, 2016

Vollmer opens show in Hood River

by Susan Matheny
Madras photographer Bill Vollmer, who owns Mountain Photo and Graphics, opened his first solo show “Visions of Oregon” on July 6, at Hood River Hospital. The hospital features rotating art…
Jul 15, 2016

4Hers at Skill Builders competition

by Madras Pioneer
By Shelbey Thorp Club Reporter Leah, Hannah, and Theron Young attended a 4-H competition called Skill Builders. Leah said, "It was fun and a good experience in the kitchen. I didn't like the gas…
Jul 15, 2016

Carbon credit program for grasslands

by Madras Pioneer
A new type of carbon credit program designed for long-term conservation, such as conservation easements on grasslands, is enrolling landowners this year. The goal of the effort is to develop a…