Kids scramble to Easter egg hunts

Kids scramble to Easter egg hunts

Several community Easter Egg hunts are being offered locally. Saturday, April 19: The Madras...

New W.S. staff announced

New W.S. staff announced

Crowd tours school construction An estimated crowd of 310 people turned out last Friday for to...

Youngsters celebrated

Youngsters celebrated

La Luna Folkloric Dancers were part of the festivities during Week of the Young Child events in...

Oppenlander elected state FFA president

Oppenlander elected state FFA president

Culver's Mitch Adams new state FFA treasurer After three days of grilling interviews and voting...

Madras woman seeks kidney donor

Madras woman seeks kidney donor

Retired Madras Elementary teacher Michele (Cox) Ruscigno, who taught hundreds of local...

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Madras Features

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Davey Culpus
April 16, 2014

Two arrested on meth charges

by Madras Pioneer
Two local people were arrested last Friday in connection with an Oregon State Police traffic stop on U.S. Highway 97 about four miles south of Bend after a trooper located approximately 4 pounds…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Stephanie, left, and Melissa Olivera.
April 16, 2014

Olivera sisters win TCF scholarships

by Madras Pioneer
Two Madras High School juniors, twin sisters Melissa and Stephanie Olivera, have been announced as winners of junior scholarships, the Center Foundation in Bend announced this week. Each year,…
April 16, 2014

Poet laureate offers writing workshop

by Madras Pioneer
Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will be in Madras on April 22, to offer a creative writing workshop. Called “Trying the Stafford Way” the workshop is for writers of all levels of…
April 16, 2014

Boat inspections, classes slated

by Madras Pioneer
The annual boat safety inspection will be conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Marine Patrol from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saaturday, April 19, in both Madras and Crooked River Ranch. The event…
April 16, 2014

Balloon rally headed for Madras

by Susan Matheny
A cloud of hot air balloons will once again be flying over Madras with a balloon rally planned for May 16-18, launching from the county fairgrounds. Charitie Gamble, the liaison for the balloon…
April 16, 2014

Wine walk popular

by Susan Matheny
Madras’ Wine Walk, held April 5, was a great success, according to the five participating downtown businesses. Troy Boyd at Great Earth Café and Market, who organized the event, estimated 80-85…
April 16, 2014

Births for week of 4-16-14

by Madras Pioneer
Jackson William Cooper Austin and William Cooper of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson William Cooper, at 6:32 p.m., April 2, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Jackson…
April 16, 2014

Luau fundraiser for MHS grad party

by Madras Pioneer
A luau fundraiser, featuring a kalua pig meal, will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Jefferson County Rifle and Pistol Association building, to benefit the Madras High School drug and…
April 16, 2014

Classes train weather spotters

by Madras Pioneer
Volunteers are being sought to participate in the latest weather spotter trainings slated for May 8, in Madras and Prineville, and May 27 and 28 in Bend and Warm Springs. Weather spotters,…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Author Bob Welch comments on his books during Friday night's reception at Art Adventure Gallery. Community Read committee member Lisbet Hornung, on left, introduced him.
April 09, 2014

Community Read welcomes author Bob Welch

by Madras Pioneer
Bob Welch, the featured author for Jefferson County Community Read, conducted a writer’s workshop, attended a gallery exhibit, which included artwork based on his book, and gave a Saturday…

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by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Keynote speaker Ron Ochs' talk included pohotos of the many planes he flew and built.
Apr 09, 2014

Historical society program soars

by Madras Pioneer
At the Saturday Jefferson County Historical Society’s annual dinner, guest speaker and pilot Ron Ochs entertained the crowd with stories and photos of planes and jets he flew while in the Air…
by: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - 
Stacy Tennant, left, Alice Durrell and Nichole Batson welcome people at the open house.
Apr 09, 2014

Ashley Manor completes remodel

by Susan Matheny
Ashley Manor has recently completed an extensive remodeling with new flooring, carpet, paint, furnishings and decorative decor. Comfortable furniture, bright paintings, and wall shelves filled…
by: FILE PHOTO - The Jefferson County Middle School Band will be part of the parade at Sahalee Park.
Apr 09, 2014

Kids' parade , fun activities in Sahalee Park

by Madras Pioneer
The Jefferson County Early Childhood Committee and Public Health Department invite all residents to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child, April 6-12. The celebration…
Bid Northwest is located in the former Double Take store on D Street.
Apr 09, 2014

Online auctioneer opens Madras storefront

by Susan Matheny
The Bid Northwest auction business owned by Barry Dinkel of Culver has expanded into a storefront in the former Double Take building in downtown Madras. For the past year, Dinkel has been…
Apr 09, 2014

Cemetery to be cleaned

by Madras Pioneer
Mount Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery will be cleaned of all flowers and decorations from April 21-25. All items left in the cemetery during that time will be discarded. For more information,…
Apr 09, 2014

Oscar nominated film part of April lineup

by Madras Pioneer
An Oscar-nominated movie is among the offerings at the Jefferson County Library Film Center in April. The films are shown for free and begin at 7:30 p.m., at the library’s Rodriguez Annex at 134…
Apr 09, 2014

Event benefits W.S. Boys/Girls Club

by Madras Pioneer
A dinner, golf and auction fundraiser at Kah-Nee-Ta on Saturday, April 26, will benefit the Warm Springs Girls and Boys Club. Tickets are on sale for $50 in advance, or $60 at the door. Call…
Apr 09, 2014

Births for week of 4-9-14

by Madras Pioneer
Kathrynn Leah Ketchem Rachel Woods and Josh Ketchem of Terrebonne are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kathrynn Leah Ketchem, at 10:23 p.m., March 20, at St. Charles Family…
Apr 09, 2014

CASA training slated in April

by Madras Pioneer
Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 6 – 12, and Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Central Oregon is celebrating the volunteers who stand up for foster children in Central Oregon communities.…
A drawing 'The Power of Kindness,' by Coralee Popp, is part of the exhibit at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras.
Apr 09, 2014

Kindness has power in the world

by Madras Pioneer
A drawing of two hands holding an egg by Madras artist Coralee Popp is part of the artwork related to Community Read author Bob Welch’s book “American Nightingale.” In the story, World War II…




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