Slurpin' up Crawdads in Culver

Slurpin' up Crawdads in Culver

Pots were boiling, and plates were heaped with a full pound of crawdads at the Culver Crawdad...

Saturday Market celebrates history

Saturday Market celebrates history

Twelve years of providing fresh produce and handmade crafts to the public was celebrated by the...

Former MHS wrestler needs kidney

Former MHS wrestler needs kidney

Brother steps up as kidney donor, funds needed Brothers Woody and Travis Williams wrestled...

WWI posters illustrate history of era

WWI posters illustrate history of era

On display in Erickson museum at Airshow of Cascades Rare World War I posters, used to recruit...


Madras Features

August 24, 2016

Airshow volunteers needed

by Madras Pioneer
Free admission The Airshow of the Cascades still needs some volunteers. Approximately 10 people are needed on Saturday morning, from 7-9 a.m., to help set up chairs, tables and do site cleanup.…
August 25, 2016

Lava cave hike for girls, women

by Madras Pioneer
The Girls Advisory Board will hold a Lava River Cave Hike, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Bend. Transportation will depart from the library's Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., Madras, at 9 a.m..…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Steat Regent Alice Miles speaks from the head table during the District 5 meeting in Madras.
August 24, 2016

DAR holding membership drive

by Susan Matheny
Help to research your ancestry The Juniper Butte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the state District 5 meeting in Madras on Aug. 12. The Juniper Butte Chapter includes…


SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madras resident and WWII veteran  Carl Smith.
August 24, 2016

Smith marks 97th birthday

by Susan Matheny
Madras resident Carl Smith, born Aug. 4, 1919, recently celebrated his 97th birthday with a surprise from the local VFW post. VFW commander Floyd Leach and other members presented Smith with a…
August 24, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Rowena May Begay Calley and Atcitty Begay, of Simnasho, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rowena May Begay, at 1:45 p.m., Aug. 13, at St. Charles Madras. At birth, Rowena…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Margaret Dement, at center, poses with family members Margee Moschetti, left, Kristina Granby, Jon and Marian Granby, and great-grandson Tierson, 3, during her party last Friday at Chinook Place in Madras.
August 17, 2016

Dement celebrates 105th birthday

by Madras Pioneer
Margaret Dement sat in a comfy chair last Friday, greeting a steady flow of friends, who came to wish her a happy 105th birthday. Her son-in-law and daughter, Jon and Marian Granby, and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Rodger Jack speaks at the national YouthBuild AmeriCorps conference in Rhode Island.
August 17, 2016

W.S. youth wins national award

by Madras Pioneer
Warm Springs teen Rodger Jack recently received national recognition by winning the YouthBuild AmeriCorps Outstanding Member Spirit of Service Award. The only YouthBuild student in the country…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Above, staff member Chelsi Ruiz helps Anna Puddy, of the USA Team, walk the balance beam.
August 17, 2016

Kids Club celebrates the Olympics

by Susan Matheny
For the first three weeks of August, the Madras Kids Club has been full of runners, gymnasts, ball players, and water athletes as members participated in the Kids Club Olympics. Kids have been…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Madras High Schools new career, technical and engineering team includes agriculture instructor Sara Vollmer, left, metals instructor Ben Anderson, construction instructor Jacob Struck, and CTE program director Ray Hasart.
August 17, 2016

MHS reopens shops with focus on careers

by Susan Matheny
After being closed for seven years, the Madras High School shops are gearing up again, with industry seasoned teachers and $120,000 approved for new equipment. The shops are part of the 509-J…
August 18, 2016

Saturday Market celebrates history

by Madras Pioneer
The Madras Saturday Market will celebrate its history at noon, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Sahalee Park. There will be a presentation on the market's history, along with sheet cake brownies, and…

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SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - AVID class instructor Eric Carman, second from left, shows freshmen around the MHS shops during a school tour.
Aug 17, 2016

MHS Freshman Academy a jump start

by Susan Matheny
Freshman Academy began last week at Madras High School, with 136 incoming students opting to give up three weeks of their summer to get a jump start on high school. MHS Assistant Principal H.D.…
Aug 17, 2016

School supplies collected

by Madras Pioneer
Mid Oregon Credit Union is collecting needed school supplies for students in Jefferson, Deschutes, and Crook counties. The Supplies 4 Schools drive will run through the month of August. This…
Aug 17, 2016

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Noah Angelo Summerhalder Stephanie Gomez and Derick Summerhalder, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Noah Angelo Summerhalder, at 6:58 a.m., July 31, at St. Charles…
Aug 17, 2016

Help for kids battling cancer

by Madras Pioneer
By Kimberly Herrmann Social Security Public Affairs The effects of cancer on society are devastating for those directly and indirectly dealing with the disease. Sadly, thousands of people under…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - 'She Who Watches,' a lead crystal sculpture by Lillian Pitt, glows in the gallery.
Aug 10, 2016

Striking Pitt exhibit at W.S. museum

by Susan Matheny
A prestigious show, “Kindred Spirits: The Artistic Journey of Lillian Pitt,” takes viewers on a journey through Native American thought, beliefs and culture, at the Museum at Warm Springs…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - A crew unloads a full box of seed garlic during the harvest of a field on Gem Lane, near Culver, owned by H&T Farms.
Aug 10, 2016

Garlic harvest underway

by Susan Matheny
Garlic harvest is underway in Jefferson County. A Culver crew was busy last week, field sorting garlic on 28-acres on Gem Lane owned by H&T Farms. Owner Wes Hagman said the garlic harvested here…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Bend home school students met with WWII veterans at the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras. Veterans seated, from left are, Leon Devereaux, Bob Maxwell, Paul Sobel, Phil Peoples, Roberta Peoples, Carl Juhl, Roy Janiec, and Jack Lewis. Dick Tobiason is second from right, in the back row.
Aug 10, 2016

Home school students hear veterans stories

by Susan Matheny
Meeting held at Erickson air museum in Madras Bend area home school students recently traveled to the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras to see the World War II planes and hear from some of…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - A.J. Pemble, 12, from 77s Garage, helped repair bikes for free at the event.
Aug 10, 2016

Thousands attend Our Community day

by Susan Matheny
An estimated 4,300 people attended the ninth annual Our Community giveaway event at Sahalee Park last Saturday. “It was an exceptional day, especially since it was 20 degrees cooler than last…
Aug 10, 2016

Bicycle, cooking events at Crawdad Fest

by Madras Pioneer
If you like cooking or bicycling, there are two contests you might want to sign up for at the Culver Crawdad Festival, which happens Aug. 20. A 25-mile Bicycle Poker Ride will sign up riders at…
SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Trainer Andrew Pence, right, and two JCEMS volunteers recenetly staffed a hands-only CPR booth at the Jefferson County Fair.
Aug 10, 2016

Learn hands-only CPR

by Madras Pioneer
Free hands-only CPR training is being given this year by Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services District. “Our goal is to train at least one thousand citizens in hands-only CPR this year.…