MHS celebrates academic achievements

MHS celebrates academic achievements

Students compete in Brain Bowl Grades, involvement and intelligence were celebrated during the...

Simtustus garners History Day award

Simtustus garners History Day award

Qualifies for nationals Madras High School junior Thyreicia Simtustus won a state award at the...

Brogdon opens 77's Garage

Brogdon opens 77's Garage

Works on anything with an engine Nick Brogdon has opened 77’s Garage on Culver Highway, in...

Culver students shine at STEM Fest

Culver students shine at STEM Fest

Science, technology, engineering and math were the focus of the day during the Culver School...


Madras Features

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - MHS senior Gavin Begay
May 04, 2016

Begay chosen as Amazing Kid

by Susan Matheny
Madras High School senior Gavin Begay, 17, who does everything from bull riding to peer mediation, has been selected as the Madras Pioneer’s 2016 Amazing Kid. His story is among those which will…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Teresa Polalnd, community relations manager, left, and Rosie Griggs, executive director, are ready to welcome visitors for tours of the facilities at Chinook Place, which was recently purchased by the Enlivant Company.
May 04, 2016

Chinook Place offers social activities

by Susan Matheny
Apartments, or assisted care The new name, Chinook Place Senior Living, of the facility formerly known as Aspen Court, reflects the changes brought about when it was purchased by the Enlivant…
May 04, 2016

Green memorial rodeo on Saturday

by Madras Pioneer
Dozens of volunteers will come together Saturday, May 7, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, to host Central Oregon’s largest ranch rodeo, and celebrate the life of the late Tom Green. The…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Volunteers clean along Willown Creek.
May 04, 2016

Cleanup day in Madras

by Madras Pioneer
Some 130 volunteers showed up for Madras’ cleanup day, April 30. A total of 2,740 pounds of trash was collected along Willow Creek and in other areas of the city. After the cleanup, volunteers…
May 04, 2016

McConville teaches twining, weaving

by Madras Pioneer
Free class at library The Jefferson County Library will offer a free class on “Twining Weaving Techniques” with Warm Springs artist Brigette McConville, from 12-5 p.m., May 14, at the library’s…
May 04, 2016

Dump brush, small limbs for free

by Madras Pioneer
The 16th annual Community Cleanup will be held May 7-8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with free disposal of brush and small tree limbs (not general garbage), at the Box Canyon Transfer Station.…
May 04, 2016

Bike Roundup set at Westside

by Madras Pioneer
Get your bicycle ready for summer at the Madras Bike Roundup, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Westside Building on Fourth Street. Volunteer bike mechanics will help fix…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Poet Jimmy Baca will talk with the audience after the documentary showing at the Madras PAC.
May 04, 2016

Baca film shows power of poetry

by Madras Pioneer
Renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, and a screening of the documentary “A Place to Stand” based on his life, will be coming to the Madras Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6.…
May 04, 2016

MountainStar hosts luncheon

by Madras Pioneer
Learn about relief nursery in Madras Learn how the relief nursery is helping local families at the free MountainStar Madras luncheon, from 12-1 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Madras United…
May 04, 2016

MHS play on Shakespeare's early days

by Susan Matheny
The Madras High School Drama Club will present the play “Becoming Shakespeare,” on May 13, at 7 p.m., and May 14, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m,, at the Madras Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7…

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May 04, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Elizabeth Maricella Yam-McGill Eilene McGill and Rigoberto Yam-Canche, of Warm Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Maricella Yam-McGill, at 3:09 a.m., April…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Terri Comment will give a piano concert as a fundraiser for her mission trip.
Apr 27, 2016

Concert, quilts raise funds for mission trip

by Susan Matheny
Terri Comment to perform on piano Music, quilts and desserts will be featured at a fundraiser to help send Madras resident Terri Comment on a mission trip to Thailand. On May 1, at 2 p.m.,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Susan Matheny/Madras Pioneer
Culver FBLA competitors, from back left are, Taylor Jacobsen, Hannah Orey, Payton Johnson, Edwin Gutierrez, Natalie Munoz, Tori Worley, Lesli Alvarado, Keith Housden, Lakota Sharp. Front row, Madison Spain, Natalie Sanchez, Abby Orey, Mia Gamboa, Maria Mejia, Samantha Wegermann, Kiturah Cloud
Apr 27, 2016

Culver FBLA members going to nationals

by Madras Pioneer
Over the years, Culver Future Business Leaders of America has continually been making a name for itself, and this year is no different. After months of preparation, FBLA members were finally…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Urban Forestry Commission member Rob Osborn and students from the Kids Club plant one of three purple ash trees April 22, at the park near Ninth and B streets.
Apr 27, 2016

Arbor Day Celebration

by Madras Pioneer
During the April 22, Arbor Day celebration, Rebekah Burchell and Rob Osborn handed out 80 free tree saplings to tree planting participants. The saplings were donated by Warm Springs Forestry.…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Downtown banners feature Cenetral Oregon recreational activities.
Apr 27, 2016

Banners created by local artist

by Susan Matheny
New downtown banners featuring Jefferson County’s outdoor sports of cycling, fishing and running, were designed by a local artist. According to Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jill Plan tweeds the strawberry patch at the community garden.
Apr 27, 2016

Learning to grow, cook garden veggies

by Madras Pioneer
By Jill Plant, UMC Deacon and garden coordinator The recent warm weather is a reminder to me that spring is here and summer is not far away. As a deacon in the United Methodist Church, I have…
Apr 27, 2016

City plans town, trail cleanup

by Madras Pioneer
Celebration afterwards at Sahalee The city of Madras is inviting the community to join other volunteers for the second annual Communitywide Cleanup, and celebration at the park. Other helpers…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Volunteer Nancy Franke, left, and assistant director Ashley Munoz greet clients at the new center's reception room.
Apr 27, 2016

Pregnancy center relocates

by Susan Matheny
The Madras Pregnancy Resource Center has moved to a new location at 116 S.E. D St., in the brick Mehlenbeck Building. “We were in a house, and wanted more of a commercial, professional building…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Poet Jimmy Baca
Apr 27, 2016

Baca film shows power of poetry

by Madras Pioneer
Renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, and a screening of the documentary “A Place to Stand” based on his life, will be coming to the Madras Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m., Friday, May 6.…
Apr 27, 2016

Oscar films continue at library

by Madras Pioneer
Australian film also in lineup The Jefferson County Library Film Center continues its showing of Oscar- The films are shown for free at the library’s Rodriguez Annex, 134 S.E. E St., Madras, and…