Mud Springs Band holds fundraising concert

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Mud Springs Gospel Band will give a concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, as a fundraiser for MGM.

Kids' parade, fun at Sahalee Park

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Children and their parents are invited to celebrate the Week of the Young Child Saturday at the park

MHS musical is a multi-department effort

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Top choir, orchestral, graphic arts, shop and metals manufacturing students collaborate on play.

Native poet reads at COCC Madras

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Shawnee tribal member Laura Da will give a free reading in Madras for National Poetry Month.

Births

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Kristi and Todd Dickson, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their son.

Rankin memorial offers mini-grants

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Steve Rankin Memorial Mini-Grants are once again available and open for application.

NASA scientist will review eclipse at the PAC

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Dr. Dean Pesnell, is coming back to town to relive and celebrate the solar event.

Blue ribbon events target child abuse

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Tour the Madras MountainStar Relief Nursery from 11:15 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., on April 11.

Tractor course for youth workers

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A Youth Tractor Safety certification course will be offered in Madras on June 11-13.

Sadie Hawkins dance coming

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Everyone is invited to kick up their heels at the community Sadie Hawkins Dance, April 14.

Hoot and holler in Shaniko

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The Shaniko Hoot, Holler and Sing will be held April 14 and 15, with campfire jams and live music.

Career Fair set for MHS on April 18

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Students can explore career options with more than 25 area employers at fair.

Donation will help prevent kittens

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The Bend Spay+Neuter Project has been awarded a $3,500 grant to support its cat program.

MHS stages 'Beauty and the Beast' musical

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The production includes an 'orchestra pit' with live musicians and elaborate costumes.

Friends surprise Hohonshelt with concert

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Band sneaks equipment into the restaurant and sets up while Hohonshelt is working in the kitchen.

Pratum fertilizer plant taking shape

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New building will be able to store 2,000 pounds of product to custom blend fertilizers.

Author Ellen Urbani appears at local events

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Author Ellen Urbani visited with groups in Madras, Warm Springs and Crooked River Ranch.

Cribbage tourney set in Madras

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The 33rd annual Cascade Cribbage Classic will be held at the Jefferson County Senior Center.

Church donates to Chinook Fire

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Will help fire department to purchase an automatic electronic defibrillator trainer.

Discounts for local fair vendors

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A discount will be given to Jefferson County commercial, nonprofit, and food vendors.

Author Urbani visits this week

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Community Read author is here this week to give talks in Warm Springs, CRR, art gallery and Madras library.

Dr. Boice opens naturopathic office

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Naturopathic physician and acupuncturist Dr. Judith Boice has opened an office in Madras.

Historical society sets annual dinner

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Wilson Wewa will be the guest speaker, talking about his new book 'Legends of the Northern Paiute.'

Grand opening set for truck stop

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The ribbon cutting for Plateau Travel Plaza on Cherry Lane will be held Friday, at 10 a.m.

Oil painted film about Van Gogh

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The world's first oil painted film, featuring the artwork of Vincent van Gogh, will be shown.

Hands Change the World event at city hall

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Help support child abuse prevention efforts in Jefferson County by attending.

Madras relief nursery needs volunteers

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Of nursery children, 99 percent remained safe from confirmed cases of abuse and neglect.

Grocery Outlet celebrates first year

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Activities are planned inside and outside the store, including games with prizes, from 12-7 p.m.

Spring break travels with Kids Club

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Members don't miss out on spring vacation while staying at the Madras club. Eight field trips taken.

Historical society sets annual dinner

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Wilson Wewa, of Warm Springs, will talk about his new book, 'Legends of the Northern Paiute,

Students offer message about smoking

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Kids Club members, working in six teams did research about smoking and constructed posters.

Bible Quiz teams compete in Madras

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Twenty-six teams arrive to compete, top winners will be headed to contest in Canada.

Madras Rebekah lodge celebrates 100th anniversary

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Marking a century of offering social activities and community service in Madras.

Group working to get women's shelter

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Vision is to provide the support and love women need to change their current life's path.

Community paramedic lowers ER visits

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The program was able to track how many times a patient had visited the emergency room in 12 months.

Free spaghetti dinner for veterans

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A Welcome Back Vietnam Veterans dinner is being held at senior center, and everyone is invited.

Master gardeners hold local class

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Get tips on vegetable gardening for free at the Central Oregon Ag Research Center.

McCain new teacher at Madras Christian School

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Came out of retirement to accept the job in Madras, where she felt she wanted to be.

Easter services, egg hunts slated

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Churches plan Holy Week, Easter services, and Easter egg hunts for area children.

Births

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Births at St. Charles Madras hospital for the week of March 17 include Everly Wallace-Casey.

Course for HAM radio license

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The course on the COCC Bend campus, will assist in obtaining a ham radio license in one day.

Master gardener classes at home show

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Workshops, gardening classes will be given at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center.

FFA students place in Bend contest

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Madras High School FFA had another successful Career Development event March 6 in Bend.

'Landfall' examines misconceptions, judgements of…

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As a grief and trauma counselor, Urbani consulted with disaster teams during Hurricane Katrina.

Secret Garden musical at PAC

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OperaBend presents the musical play March 25, featuring a cast of 25, including children.

Buff Achievers help Humane Society

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Students eager to do projects to help their community, beginnng with the dog kennels.

Chick Tech attracts MHS girls

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Twenty-seven Madras High School girls attend two-day programming workshop held at Madras COCC.

NUID sets water turn-on date

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The tentative water release date from Bend and Haystack Reservoir will be Monday, April 2.

Diabetes Alert Day offers test

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A free online test can help determine if you are at risk for diabetes, or prediabetes.

Dental training for rewarding career

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Central Oregon Community Colleges's dental assisting program emphasizes hands-on learning.

Events slated for author's visit

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Community Read author will give talks in Warm Springs, CRR, art gallery and Madras library.

Dramatic decline of snowpack levels

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The loss of water storage can have an impact on municipal, industrial and agricultural usage.

Student hatching quail for project

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Madras High School agriculture student Gustavo Rico is incubating quail eggs.

St. Pat's Day inspires spud gleaners

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Casad Farms in Madras donates spuds to NeighborImpact food distribution network.

Theater group readies comedy-mystery play

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This week is the community theater play 'Your Guests are Ghosts' at the Madras PAC.

Museum at Warm Springs marks 25th anniversary

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The Museum at Warm Springs is marking its 25th anniversary with community celebration.

Tomi City students visit Madras

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Japanese Sister City students tour Warm Springs, Madras, and other Central Oregon spots.

Auction for splash park

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A Splash Park Silent Auction will be held from 4-7 p.m. March 15, at COCC Madras.

History Pub well attended

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Erickson Aircraft Collection a popular venue for the History Pub event, which drew a crowd.

Party for Daniels' 90th birthday

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Friends of Culver resident Elaine Daniels are invited to help celebrate her 90th birthday.

Metolius students welcome Sparrow child

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Student correspondent describes the program the school has taken on to help baby Tucker.

St. Pat's event at library

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From line dancing to shabby chic art, the library hasa ctivities for adults and teens.

Imperial Painting opens in Madras

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Matthew Maldonado opened Imperial Painting and Design LLC in Madras in December.

Changeover at Edward Jones

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Local resident Shellie Gray is now in charge of the Edward Jones brokerage firm in Madras.

Culver FBLA at regional contest

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Culver FBLA Chapter headed down to Klamath Falls to compete in the Regional Skills Conference.

Snap Shots, Signet Realty remodeling

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Snap Shots and Signet Realty are now sharing the same building on Fourth Street.

COCC president visits Madras

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Update given on college impacts, changes to help freshmen navigate their first year.

Students hold fundraising show

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A raffle at the show is raising funds for dance team competitions in Portland.

Food chugs out of Metolius Depot

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One year ago, the Metolius Friends Church began a Brown Bag Program, which quickly filled a need.

Makeover for McDonald's

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A major remodel of inside and outside of the Madras McDonald's Restaurant began two weeks ago.

'Sea to Sea in a Model T' topic of History Pub

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The event will be Friday at 5:30 p.m., at the Erickson Aircraft Collection museum.

Rotary successfully tackles fundraiser

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This year's Rotary Club Cherry Tree dinner/dance celebration had a masquerade theme.

Forest committee needs members

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This is an opportunity for Oregonians to get involved in today's forestry conversation.

Methodist pastor well traveled

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She was involved in church, but didn't consider becoming a minister until she was 40.

Culver team wins Iron Chef cook-off

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Three teams from Warm Springs, Madras and Culver compete to cook up nutritious food.

Theater group readies comedy-mystery play

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High Desert Community Theater will present the comedy mystery play 'Your Guests are Ghosts.'

YFC reports on year's activities

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YFC has been active in Central Oregon for more than 30 years, including Jefferson County.

Fundraising dinner for local musician

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A fundraising spaghetti dinner dinner and silent auction will raise funds for Cassia Dawn.

Award nominated films shown in March

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Academy Award nominated films will be shown in March at the library film center.

'Sea to Sea in a Model T' topic of History Pub

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The year was 1977 when three Madras boys made a trip across America in a 1917 Model T.

Madras FFA at leadership contest

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Leadership CDE consists of students giving speeches, reciting the FFA creed and more.

Conference for small farms

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Living on a Few Acres Conference is an annual, one-day event focused on improving skills.

OSU-Cascades previews master's programs

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The open house will take place on Wednesday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Tykeson Hall.

OSU 'Warning to Humanity' paper well circulated

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The paper generated a $50,000 financial contribution for research from owner of Worthy Brewery.

Gospel Mission has warming shelter

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The men's house had 69 men come to the shelter for emergency or residency stay.

Students build, market tiny house

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MHS students have been learning about home construction on a miniature level.

C.O. wool adorns Olympic athletes

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Imperial Stock Ranch wool is part of Ralph Lauren's uniform creations for the Olympics.

Training for the tech sector

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Future coders find a range of certificates, degrees at Central Oregon Community College.

Sign up for trap shooting team

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Youths in sixth- to 12th grades are eligible to join. Oregon gun safety course taught.

MHS students take the plunge

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Eighteen students from Madras High School jumped in to help Oregon Special Olympics.

Local artists invited to enter show

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Create works based on the communitiy read book 'Landfall' for Art Adventure Gallery.

Relay touts pirate theme

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Big crowd turns out for the Jefferson County Relay For Life kickoff party at the fairgrounds.

COCC students holding Splash-a-palooza

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Fundraiser for Madras Splash Park features bowling at Madras Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Oland is SMART Volunteer of Year

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The Start Making A Reader Today program selected Amy Oland as the Volunteer of the Year.

Fundraising dinner for local musician

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Proceeds will help local musician Cassia Dawn attend the Musicians Institute.

School safety tip line ready

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The tip line is a safe, confidential, anonymous way for students to alert authorities.

Geno's relocates to Redmond

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The Burkes are planning to reopen Geno's Italian Grill March 1, at their new Redmond location.

Maragas garners seven awards

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The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is largest competition of American wines in world.

Challenging year for field burn program

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Total eclipse events, air show, weather limit burns, cut season short by a week.

Library's Crafters Anonymous popular

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The crafters group is for people age 15 and older. Sign up in advance at the library.

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