Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.


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?

What do you love about YOUR library?

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Throughout the pandemic, the library team has worked tirelessly to create relevant programs and community outreach
National Library Week celebrates libraries' pivotal role

National Library Week celebrates libraries' pivotal role

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Jefferson County Library District continues to expand its mission to educate, engage and explore
Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose RuizEzlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz

Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose RuizEzlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz

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Ernestine Ruiz, of Warm Springs, is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Ezlynne Jenaiya Rose Ruiz.
Free student breakfast and lunch available

Free student breakfast and lunch available

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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

Culver readies Sharing Tree

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COVID alters but won't stop the community's holiday food and gifts program this year
Free Methodist welcomes Herberts

Free Methodist welcomes Herberts

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New pastor Rick Herbert joins Madras Free Methodist Church during a difficult period
Christmas parade at fairgrounds

Christmas parade at fairgrounds

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Due to COVID, this year's Christmas Lights Static Parade will be a drive-thru
Ribbon cut at Love's, large investment noted

Ribbon cut at Love's, large investment noted

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South Madras truck stop and restaurant complex opened Nov. 5, already has 68 employees
A turkey trot for Operation Rudolph

A turkey trot for Operation Rudolph

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Race for Rudolph, a new Thanksgiving Day event, will benefit the Madras toy drive program
Opal Day Spa expansion includes new aesthetic services

Opal Day Spa expansion includes new aesthetic services

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Dr. Patricia Spencer will provide Botox and dermal filler services in Madras
Dr. Scholz named new state veterinarian

Dr. Scholz named new state veterinarian

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The veterinarian's firefighting experience in Madras helped prepare him for job
A walk for veteran suicide awareness

A walk for veteran suicide awareness

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Two enlisted Navy women raise funds for National Alliance to End Veteran Suicide
Health and healing in the wilderness

Health and healing in the wilderness

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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

This year, get in the Christmas parade

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'Holly Jolly' is the theme of the annual Madras Christmas Light Parade, slated for Saturday, Dec. 5
Rudolph prepares to fly again

Rudolph prepares to fly again

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About 350 Jefferson County kids get Christmas presents from Kiwanis community project
Librarian closes the chapter on a 25-year career

Librarian closes the chapter on a 25-year career

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An open house to celebrate the retirement of Jackie May is planned for Nov. 18
Local Habitat assists homeowner with solar power project

Local Habitat assists homeowner with solar power project

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Solar panels were installed last week on a 2006 Madras Habitat for Humanity home
Rejected by FEMA after the May storm? Not final answer

Rejected by FEMA after the May storm? Not final answer

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State office urges windstorm and fire victims to review their documentation to FEMA carefully
Madras Grocery Outlet welcomes new owners

Madras Grocery Outlet welcomes new owners

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Madras store owners purchase Prineville store, sell Madras business to Springfield couple
Metolius church hosts acclaimed Eugene pianist

Metolius church hosts acclaimed Eugene pianist

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The community is welcome to an afternoon at the piano with David Nevue on Sunday, Nov. 1
Kauffman joins Reid law office

Kauffman joins Reid law office

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New associate attorney Lauren Kauffman will focus on family law and civil litigation
A gifted seamstress donates face masks

A gifted seamstress donates face masks

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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

2020 Latino Fest goes virtual this Saturday

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2020 Latino Fest goes virtual this Saturday
The 90-minute video featuring Madras Latino business owners and individuals will air Saturday, Sept. 12

COCC visiting scholar program goes virtual

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COCC visiting scholar program goes virtual
Talks on race and gender reform, vaccines, and the fate of food will be open to the public.

Central Oregon clean energy conference starts Sept.…

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Central Oregon clean energy conference starts Sept.…
Arlene Burns will participate in opening plenary session, 'The Climate Crisis: How to Take Bold Actions That Pay Off'

Public Health encourages limiting gatherings

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Public Health encourages limiting gatherings
Small gatherings have led to large spread of COVID-19, Jefferson County health department says.

Public Health explains school reopening metrics

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Public Health explains school reopening metrics
Ashwood School will likely be able to open because of its remote, rural nature.

SMART Reading makes changes for new school year

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SMART Reading makes changes for new school year
Nonprofit will distribute books, and volunteers will offer virtual reading sessions.

COCC has plans for fall

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COCC has plans for fall
In-person, online and hybrid classes will be available for students; safety precautions are in place.

Farm Bureau seeks pics of Oregon agriculture for…

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COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon Farm Bureau is looking for pictures for its 2021 Oregon's Bounty calendar.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15; winning entries will be featured in 2021.

Helping businesses survive COVID

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Helping businesses survive COVID
Chamber promotes Chamber Cheer and Chamber-Jefferson County Talks programs during pandemic

Public Health addresses school closure

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Public Health addresses school closure
The county health department explains what it would take for local schools to reopen.

Local nonprofits get help

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Local nonprofits get help
United Way of Central Oregon's latest round of grants includes several nonprofits from Jefferson County.

Kirk wins Governor's Arts Award

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Kirk wins Governor's Arts Award
Simnasho resident Roberta Kirk is recognized for clothing, beadwork and taking on apprentices.

County prioritizes COVID-19 testing for vulnerable…

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County prioritizes COVID-19 testing for vulnerable…
Long-term care facilities and daycares among those targeted for coronavirus tests.

Mexican seafood eatery opens for dine-in and…

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Mexican seafood eatery opens for dine-in and…
Antojitos Family Restaurant gets a second chance after closing for the pandemic

Jefferson County remains on governor's Watch List

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Jefferson County remains on governor's Watch List
Jefferson County Public Health's weekly update explains Watch List, need for those exposed to isolate.

SGT Dillon James Brown, US Army

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SGT Dillon James Brown, US Army
SGT Dillon James Brown, US ArmyJan. 11, 1995 - July 31, 2020Former Madras resident stationed at Fort Belvoir, VirginiaA full obituary will appear in…

Sharing what they love in Shaniko

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Sharing what they love in Shaniko
Mother-daughter duo Joni and Olivia Harms will put on a free country-western concert Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1 during Shaniko Days

Wandering Chef brings global tastes to Madras

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Wandering Chef brings global tastes to Madras
Thomas Lubinski opens The Wandering Chef on Fifth Street, serving international-inspired sandwiches

Care facilities may start having outdoor visitation

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Care facilities may start having outdoor visitation
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are included in new guidelines.

Fundraiser benefits Humane Society executive…

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Fundraiser benefits Humane Society executive…
An online GoFundMe fundraiser is underway to benefit Jerilee Drynan, the executive director of the Madras and The Dalles Humane Societies, who had…

Jefferson County Public Health Department Update

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Jefferson County Public Health Department Update
Local Businesses and following the Governor's Orders, and COVID-19, WIC and clinic updates

Red Cross seeks volunteers

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Red Cross seeks volunteers
Wildfire season and COVID-19 increase demand for trained disaster volunteers.

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