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Blanketed with warm wishes

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An accidental meeting with WWII B-17 airman

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Plant commissioned as UMC deacon

Plant commissioned as UMC deacon

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Ochs' ranch fly-ins launched air show

Ochs' ranch fly-ins launched air show

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Madras Features

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Caren Pilkington with her mechanically-talented  brother David Pilkington.
August 27, 2014

Brother's selfless act surprises Madras family

by Susan Matheny
A Madras woman in a bind with car troubles, was shocked when her prayers answered by a dose of brotherly devotion last week. Caren Pilkington, 29, who works at Wells Fargo Bank, said she and her…
August 27, 2014

Run Baby Run fundraiser coming

by Madras Pioneer
Sept. 27, Metolius Friends Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church will be hosting the third annual Run-Baby-Run fundraiser for the Madras Pregnancy Resource Center. In addition to the 5k run/walk…
Jeff Lichtenberg, director of the county's community Justice program, presents Liz Hamilton with the Youth Advocate of the Year award.
August 27, 2014

Prevention advocates awarded

by Susan Matheny
Individuals who have gone above and beyond to help the efforts of the Jefferson County Prevention Task Force were recognized at the third annual summer barbecue at Sahalee Park on Aug. 20. The…
Ron Mulkey and Jolene Estimo-Pitt are co-chairimen of the Let's Talk Diversity Coalition.
August 27, 2014

Connection to tribal lands helps people heal

by Madras Pioneer
To promote cross cultural understanding, the regional health equity coalition Let’s Talk Diversity is asking community members from different cultures to share their stories about living in…
August 27, 2014

Births

by Madras Pioneer
Jeffrey Dee Jackson Suzette Boise and Sam Jackson Sr., of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jeffrey Dee Jackson, at 6:52 a.m., Aug. 13, at St. Charles Madras. At birth,…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Leading Washut services were counselor Guy Wallulatum, left, culture teacher Greg Arquette, community member Gene Sampson and counselor Alice Jean.
August 27, 2014

Washat services help youth program

by Madras Pioneer
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Community Counseling Center recently facilitated the first traditional Washat service for the Cedar Bough Native American Program on Youth Villages…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Michele Decker, with COCC's nursing program, explains the different outfits worn by nursing students in the many occupations open to them during a Junior Buffalo Academy session.
August 20, 2014

Kids explore careers in Junior Buffalo Academy

by Susan Matheny
Sixty-five middle school students were willing to give up three weeks of summer vacation this year to attend Junior Buffalo Academy, Aug. 4-21. Held to give sixth- through eighth-graders a jump…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lawn art bikes are being sold as a fundrasier for the Safe Routes to School program, and the arts association's student scholarships.
August 20, 2014

Metal bike art for the garden

by Madras Pioneer
Fundraiser for local programs Special artist-designed bicycles are now on sale as a fundraiser for two Madras programs. The bikes are wonderful, colorful, metal bicycle silhouettes, perfect as a…
August 20, 2014

Tribes garner $1 million Homeland Security grant

by Madras Pioneer
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has been awarded a $1,069,200 grant under the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program, as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing…
August 20, 2014

Births for week of 8-13-14

by Madras Pioneer
Josselynn Esmeralda Ramirez Juarez Laura Juarez Puentes and Edgar Ramirez of Madras are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Josselynn Esmeralda Ramirez Juarez, at 3:17 p.m., July…

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Photo Credit: JEFF WILSON/MADRAS PIONEER - Pilots taxi in after landing the B-25 bomber at the Madras Municipal Airport last Monday for a week-long stay.
Aug 20, 2014

B-25 bomber at Madras airport

by Madas Pioneer
The B-25J World War II bomber “Maid in the Shade” flew over the skies of Madras Aug. 18, during a visit by a crew from the nonprofit group the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona. The B-25…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Adam Meyer and Ashley Donovan
Aug 13, 2014

Running a positive campaign about America

by Susan Matheny
Two runners on a cross country trek from Portland to Washington, D.C., stopped off in Warm Springs and Madras Aug. 6 and 7, to talk to community leaders as part of their mission to collect…
Howard and DeLoris Naegeli on their wedding day.
Aug 13, 2014

Naegelis celebrate 65th anniversary

by Madras Pioneer
All friends and relatives of Howard and DeLoris Naegeli of Madras are invited to help them celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary at a reception from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at St.…
A book illustration 'Rainbow Dancers of Crystal Cave' by Dancing Light.
Aug 13, 2014

Author, artist featured at gallery

by Susan Matheny
The artwork and children’s fantasy stories of Laqaixit Tewee (Dancing Light) of Warm Springs are being featured at Art Adventure Gallery during the month of August. Of Scandinavian, English and…
Aug 15, 2014

Join artsy SMART event at library

by Madras Pioneer
The Start Making A Reader Today program is gearing up for the third annual SMART Art: Show, Sale, Social on Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. Each year SMART invites artists young and not-so-young to…
Aug 13, 2014

Free eye screening for youngsters

by Madras Pioneer
As of July 1, Oregon children who are 7 or younger will be required to have their vision screened before they enter public school to check for eye disease that can be best treated if it is…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Jennifer DuPont can new serve pints at the growler station.
Aug 13, 2014

Growler refill station opens

by Susan Matheny
Wild Winds Station Wild Winds Station, which opened this summer in south Madras, now has a growler refill station where customers can also sit and drink a pint of beer at the juniper wood bar.…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Owner Regina Macko has remodeled the salon with antiques.
Aug 13, 2014

Color your own hair at new salon

by Susan Matheny
Color, a new salon opened June 15, in Madras by Regina Macko, has a special feature for those who like to do their own hair. “I’ve set up a station for people to color their own hair, trim their…
Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Reed Grote at the Madras Ag West store.
Aug 13, 2014

Grote new manager at Ag West

by Susan Matheny
Store positions shift around Madras native Reed Grote is the new branch manager of Ag West Supply, replacing Bryan Zednick, who acquired more land and left to farm fulltime in Prineville. The…
Aug 13, 2014

Class has tips for those with diabetes

by Madras Pioneer
Living Well with Diabetes classes will be offered in Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties in September. In Madras, the class will be held at Mosaic Medical clinic, in the South Y Building, on…



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