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Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

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Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Packing for Senior Living

Packing for Senior Living

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This article brought to you courtesy of Chinook Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert.
Notes from the library: new hours, bookmobile and summer…

Notes from the library: new hours, bookmobile and summer…

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Get updates on what's happening at the library from Jane Ellen Innes, library director
Finding Meaning and Purpose After Retirement

Finding Meaning and Purpose After Retirement

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This article brought to you courtesy fo Chinook Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert.
New book tells story of Grandview's Hope Nance

New book tells story of Grandview's Hope Nance

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Guy Swanson's book, Finding Hope, follows story of Hope Nance, a Grandview homesteader
Gardening Journeys: Spring brings unpredictable weather

Gardening Journeys: Spring brings unpredictable weather

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Gardening tips for creating and maintaining a successful garden through summer
Library launches summer reading program

Library launches summer reading program

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And not just reading: tie-dying, survival skills, acting, hiking and prizes
Music and Dementia

Music and Dementia

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Choosing The Right Assisted Living Community

Choosing The Right Assisted Living Community

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The library wants your story

The library wants your story

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Third graders excited to tell their own stories using an Ollie the Otter theme
Dementia Behavior

Dementia Behavior

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Dementia Behavior

Dementia Behavior

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This article brought to you courtesy of Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert.
Gardening Journeys: Warm weather means it's time for…

Gardening Journeys: Warm weather means it's time for…

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The start of the season: threat of cheat grass, and OSU extension gardening classes begin soon
Ways to Afford Long Term Care for Seniors

Ways to Afford Long Term Care for Seniors

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This article brought to you courtesy of the Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert.
Gardening Journeys for February

Gardening Journeys for February

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New column helps you make the most of your Central Oregon gardening opportunities
Notes from the Library: Oregon's B-Day and Library Lovers…

Notes from the Library: Oregon's B-Day and Library Lovers…

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Oregon's birthday on the 14th gives us a reason to celebrate our states diverse history
Alzheimer's or Dementia: What's the Difference

Alzheimer's or Dementia: What's the Difference

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This article brought to you courtesy of Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living, Madras Pioneer Senior Living Expert.
You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover

You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover

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Library announces summer storytelling event theme: 'I am a Story - You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover'
Memory Care and Your Loved One

Memory Care and Your Loved One

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Brain Builders

Brain Builders

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This article brought to you courtesy of Caring Places Chinook Place Memory Care and Assisted Living, Madras Pioneer Insider Senior Living Expert.
Remembering all the things we are thankful for at the…

Remembering all the things we are thankful for at the…

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Library staff, board, construction crews, babies and volunteers all have made the library go
How to Recognize Dementia

How to Recognize Dementia

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Take elementary school wisdom and be a friend to your local…

Take elementary school wisdom and be a friend to your local…

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Celebrate National Friends of the Library month in October by getting to know your library
Library makes plans for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Community Read

Library makes plans for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Community Read

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A photo exhibit, '9/11/2001 - The Day that Changed the World,' will be at the library Sept. 7-11
Library annex demolition makes way for expansion

Library annex demolition makes way for expansion

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The Rodriguez Annex has several structural issues; board votes to demolish the old building
Despite pandemic, Madras Garden marches onward

Despite pandemic, Madras Garden marches onward

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Busy club urges public to enter flowers at the Jefferson County Fair next week
The story behind the library's mascot Ollie the Otter

The story behind the library's mascot Ollie the Otter

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The library has a Q&A with local artist Jesse Osterkamp, creator of the library's mascot
Library board plans building renovation and expansion

Library board plans building renovation and expansion

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The library's annual Summer Reading Program begins June 21, encouraging kids, teens and adults to read
Marge Shanahan recalls life in Madras

Marge Shanahan recalls life in Madras

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Students rough on her when she started teaching in 1953, but she'd teach until age 87
County fair plans move forward

County fair plans move forward

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Jefferson County Fair leaders say the July 21-24 event will be similar to the 2019 fair

What do you love about YOUR library?

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What do you love about YOUR library?
Throughout the pandemic, the library team has worked tirelessly to create relevant programs and community outreach

National Library Week celebrates libraries' pivotal…

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National Library Week celebrates libraries' pivotal…
Jefferson County Library District continues to expand its mission to educate, engage and explore

Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose RuizEzlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz

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Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose RuizEzlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz
Ernestine Ruiz, of Warm Springs, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz.

Free student breakfast and lunch available

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Free student breakfast and lunch available
The free meals will be provided as a grab-and-go, or as a drive-thru to any child 18 years and younger, regardless of which school district or county…

Culver readies Sharing Tree

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Culver readies Sharing Tree
COVID alters but won't stop the community's holiday food and gifts program this year

Free Methodist welcomes Herberts

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Free Methodist welcomes Herberts
New pastor Rick Herbert joins Madras Free Methodist Church during a difficult period

Christmas parade at fairgrounds

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Christmas parade at fairgrounds
Due to COVID, this year's Christmas Lights Static Parade will be a drive-thru

Ribbon cut at Love's, large investment noted

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Ribbon cut at Love's, large investment noted
South Madras truck stop and restaurant complex opened Nov. 5, already has 68 employees

A turkey trot for Operation Rudolph

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A turkey trot for Operation Rudolph
Race for Rudolph, a new Thanksgiving Day event, will benefit the Madras toy drive program

Opal Day Spa expansion includes new aesthetic…

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Opal Day Spa expansion includes new aesthetic…
Dr. Patricia Spencer will provide Botox and dermal filler services in Madras

Dr. Scholz named new state veterinarian

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Dr. Scholz named new state veterinarian
The veterinarian's firefighting experience in Madras helped prepare him for job

A walk for veteran suicide awareness

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A walk for veteran suicide awareness
Two enlisted Navy women raise funds for National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide

Health and healing in the wilderness

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Health and healing in the wilderness
Chester Freeman established Camp Eagle Cap in the Wallowa Mountains to provide healing for abused and neglected children in Central Oregon

This year, get in the Christmas parade

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This year, get in the Christmas parade
'Holly Jolly' is the theme of the annual Madras Christmas Light Parade, slated for Saturday, Dec. 5

Rudolph prepares to fly again

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Rudolph prepares to fly again
About 350 Jefferson County kids get Christmas presents from Kiwanis community project

Librarian closes the chapter on a 25-year career

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Librarian closes the chapter on a 25-year career
An open house to celebrate the retirement of Jackie May is planned for Nov. 18

Local Habitat assists homeowner with solar power…

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Local Habitat assists homeowner with solar power…
Solar panels were installed last week on a 2006 Madras Habitat for Humanity home

Rejected by FEMA after the May storm? Not final…

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Rejected by FEMA after the May storm? Not final…
State office urges windstorm and fire victims to review their documentation to FEMA carefully

Madras Grocery Outlet welcomes new owners

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Madras Grocery Outlet welcomes new owners
Madras store owners purchase Prineville store, sell Madras business to Springfield couple

Metolius church hosts acclaimed Eugene pianist

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Metolius church hosts acclaimed Eugene pianist
The community is welcome to an afternoon at the piano with David Nevue on Sunday, Nov. 1

Kauffman joins Reid law office

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Kauffman joins Reid law office
New associate attorney Lauren Kauffman will focus on family law and civil litigation

A gifted seamstress donates face masks

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A gifted seamstress donates face masks
Local retired teacher Mary Soliz sets up a mask-making area in her living room

Halloween can still be spooky and fun, even during…

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Halloween can still be spooky and fun, even during…
Those planning to host a celebration should assess current COVID-19 levels in the community, Public Health, says.

Eagle Watch plans a makeover

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Eagle Watch plans a makeover
The annual Lake Billy Chinook festival undergoing changes, will debut in 2022

Planting partnership encourages pollinators to…

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Planting partnership encourages pollinators to…
Deschutes Land Trust disperses native plants to several regional organizations to help bees and monarch butterflies

Rhylie Elizabeth Young

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Rhylie Elizabeth Young
Rhylie Elizabeth YoungJesse and Evangeline Young, of Madras, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter at 8:24 a.m. September 10, 2020 at…

New salon owner chooses to live passionately

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New salon owner chooses to live passionately
Windy Dethman opens Windy's Salon De Beaute in Madras as a way to honor her late son's life

Home services during COVID-19

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Home services during COVID-19
Jefferson County Public Health on staying safe while allowing workers in your home.

Looking Back

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Looking Back
Antelope holds first stampede; Potter orchard plants trees; Kah-Nee-Tah plans 2nd phase; woman sues GM

Librarians are on the loose

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Librarians are on the loose
New library bilingual video podcast engages families by highlighting children's books, local organizations

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