Help the less fortunate with toys

The Madras High School boys basketball team will hold its "Operation Rudolph" toy drive Dec. 10, when the White Buffalos take on Sisters at the Buffalo Dome.

Anyone who comes to the game with a new, unwrapped toy will receive one free admission to the game against the Outlaws.

The event is sponsored by the Madras Kiwanis, and benefits youths in Jefferson County.

For more information on the toy drive, contact head boys basketball coach Allen Hair at Madras High School.

Jeff Co LL to hold more signups

Jefferson County Little League will hold another round of signups from 5-7 p.m., Dec. 11, at the Jefferson County Library Annex.

Signup fees that will be applied are $45 for T-ball players, $55 for minors softball and baseball and $65 for majors and juniors softball and baseball. There is a $125 maximum for families, and there will be a late signup fee of $25 if you sign up after Feb. 1.

Parents are asked to bring the players' original birth certificate and three documents for proof of residency, all of which must be dated before Feb. 1.

JCLL also needs coaches, umpires, scorekeepers and people to help in the concessions stand during the season.

For more information, contact JCLL president Julie Mitchell at 541-777-0473.

Elks Hoop Shoot coming up

The local Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest will be held at 9 a.m., Jan. 11, at the Madras High School gym.

The event, which is part of a nationwide competition, is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Age groups for the competition are 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13, and the cutoff date for age consideration is April 1, 2014.

Winners of the local competition will qualify for the district competition, held Jan. 18 in Prineville.

For more information on the event, contact event coordinator Ed McDaniel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Turkey Trot ends race series

Scott Delamarter turned in the top time in the 10K race at the Madras Sanitary Services Turkey Trot, held Saturday at the Madras Aquatic Center.

Delamarter won the race with a time of 41 minutes, 32 seconds, which was 22 seconds ahead of runner-up Mark Schongalla. William Ward was the third-place finisher in the men's race with a time of 41:59.

Christina Zacarias won the women's division with a time of 52:08.

In the 5K run, Danny Loredo won the men's race with a time of 32:44. Carino Bautista won the women's race with a time of 32:57.

At the end of the Trot, the winners of the Madras Physical Therapy 10K Series were also announced.

Redmond's Rigo Ramirez was the overall winner of the series, which added up the times from four out of the five scheduled races to see who had the lowest overall time. Men and women divisions were combined for the series, and after all the raw times were figured, they were then put into a math formula and converted them based on the runner's gender and age, as sort of a handicap system.

Schongalla finished second, and Nancy Richards finished third in the series.

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