Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Local students graduate from Oregon State University

Local students graduate from Oregon State University

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More than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries have earned degrees as part of Oregon State University's class of 2020.
Community offers show of support to Madras Police, JCSO

Community offers show of support to Madras Police, JCSO

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About a dozen people delivered gift baskets to the Madras Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Museum at Warm Springs to open July 7

Museum at Warm Springs to open July 7

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New exhibit, 'The Path of Resilience,' will run through Sept. 26. The museum had been closed since April 1.
Talk focuses on wildflowers in Crooked River National…

Talk focuses on wildflowers in Crooked River National…

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'What's Blooming Now in the Grasslands?' will be presented via Zoom at 10 a.m. June 27
Tumalo Falls day-use area opens

Tumalo Falls day-use area opens

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Physical distancing is required, as are masks when 6 feet of distance cannot be kept.
Fire district honors volunteers

Fire district honors volunteers

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The Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 recognized its volunteers on June 19.
Dennis, Holcomb receive scholarships

Dennis, Holcomb receive scholarships

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The Madras FFA Alumni gave $750 each to Bailey Dennis and Aspen Holcomb for their service with FFA.
Halliday and Solis honored for turn-around during high…

Halliday and Solis honored for turn-around during high…

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Cameryn Halliday found a purpose in band and drama, while Angel Solis conquered procrastination.
Veteran motorcyle riders honor POW/MIA

Veteran motorcyle riders honor POW/MIA

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Dedication of Highway 26 as a memorial highway will drive through Madras Saturday, June 27.
Indian Head Casino opens Thursday

Indian Head Casino opens Thursday

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Occupancy will be limited to 250, no smoking allowed, and plexiglass will shield several areas.
Students recognized for turnaround

Students recognized for turnaround

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Dapri Miller and Andrew Ganuza started high school unmotivated, but both made huge strides by their senior years.
Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

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ArVonius Daniel Smith, Warm SpringsKai Lawrence Wolfe, MadrasPaul Elden Birky, Madras
Saturday Market returns this week

Saturday Market returns this week

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The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sahalee Park; no music or hanging out, but lots of fresh produce.
Library gears up for busy summertime

Library gears up for busy summertime

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New website, summer youth and adult reading programs, online book club and more
A horse of a different ... stripe?

A horse of a different ... stripe?

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Bordeom led Culver sophomore Morgan Brandon to transform her horse in an unexpected way.
Madras grad set for June 13, Culver for May 30

Madras grad set for June 13, Culver for May 30

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Madras graduation will be drive-through; Culver's will be in gym, but individually.
COCC's Salmon Bake features online events

COCC's Salmon Bake features online events

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Native American flute concert, Zoom weaving class, and storyteller Jefferson Greene among events.
Youth corps is taking applications

Youth corps is taking applications

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16- to 18-year-olds in Central Oregon can apply for work; pay is $12 per hour, 36 hours per week.
13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents

13-year-old makes art for East Cascade residents

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Breanna Lacey and her mother, Stacy, gathered funds to make 60 care packages for retirement community.
Madras Saturday Market set to open June 6

Madras Saturday Market set to open June 6

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The board is limiting vendors to those with products grown, made or designed in Oregon.
Flattening the online learning curve at COCC

Flattening the online learning curve at COCC

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In an academic environment that's gone virtual, COCC students share how they're staying the course.
Farm Bureau seeks calendar pictures

Farm Bureau seeks calendar pictures

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All entries will get a free calendar; those selected will get photo credit. Any ag subject is welcome.
MHS, Bridges graduation set for June 13; Culver May 30

MHS, Bridges graduation set for June 13; Culver May 30

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Distancing requirements will be adhered to, but students will get to walk across a stage, schools say.
Oregon hasn't seen Asian giant hornets yet

Oregon hasn't seen Asian giant hornets yet

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The hornets are being confused with cicada killer wasps, which are native species that don't threaten honeybees.
OSU-Cascades holds free summit for biz owners

OSU-Cascades holds free summit for biz owners

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The May 19 event will give business owners hlep with making decisions as the economy reopens. Registration required.
Gary Plant named Family Doctor of the Year

Gary Plant named Family Doctor of the Year

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Oregon Academy of Family Physicians recognizes partner at Madras Medical Group.
Culver student gets award normally reserved for teachers

Culver student gets award normally reserved for teachers

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Clayton Mathews is given the Culver School District's Torch Award for excellence.
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The Pioneer needs your support. GIVE TODAY

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Tax-deductible donations made to the Pioneer will help us continue telling these important stories.
Local businesses get creative

Local businesses get creative

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From mystery movies to fresh coats of paint to teaching via Zoom, Jefferson County businesses are pivoting.
COCC's nursing program gets new accreditation

COCC's nursing program gets new accreditation

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Graduates will be able to work in veterans hospitals across the nation because of ACEN-accredited degrees.

No permit needed for some firewood cutting in May

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No permit needed for some firewood cutting in May
The Prineville District BLM requires a permit; Deschutes, Ochoco forests, Crooked River Grassland don't.

State Fire Marshal brings in help from Bigfoot

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State Fire Marshal brings in help from Bigfoot
The Believe in Fire Safety campaign is launching to ask Oregonians to help prevent wildfires.

Madras Kindergarten Registration

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Madras Kindergarten Registration
Madras kindergarten registration packets can be picked up beginning Monday, April 27.

Funeral, death and dying resources during the…

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Funeral, death and dying resources during the…
Shaniko woman and others compile resources on death care and funerals during times of gathering restrictions.

Adoptions down at Three Rivers Humane Society

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Adoptions down at Three Rivers Humane Society
The no-kill shelter is still caring for animals and finding them homes, but only by appointment.

Fishing pond to be filled after all

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Fishing pond to be filled after all
City of Madras transfers water rights to Jefferson County Fairgrounds so the fishing pond can be used.

COCC offers 7 late-start spring classes

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COCC offers 7 late-start spring classes
Online offerings include business administration, college success, health and fitness, history and music.

Girl Scouts offer activities for staying home

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Girl Scouts offer activities for staying home
All About Voting, Knot Tying, Observing the Moon, Gardening and more are free online.

Tips for a backyard Earth Day

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Tips for a backyard Earth Day
Foundation offers ideas for enjoying Earth Day with kids from home, from planting to education.

Schools adjust to distance learning

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Schools adjust to distance learning
Students are to learn from home for the remainder of the school year; graduation plans are still up in the air.

Souers takes reins at Warm Springs Ventures

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Souers takes reins at Warm Springs Ventures
'Campus kid' says CEO position for Tribes' economic development arm is a homecoming and a calling

COCC instructors take learning online

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COCC instructors take learning online
Many courses were already available. The Madras computer lab is open for students 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Wheat Foundation Scholarship Awarded

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Wheat Foundation Scholarship Awarded
The Oregon Wheat Foundation announces a total of nine $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors awarded.

1945: Power lines going up to serve new NUID farmers

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1945: Power lines going up to serve new NUID farmers
100 years ago, a man talked about the dangers of the Non-Partisan League; in 1970, employment office got full status.

Walk promotes stand against drug abuse

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Walk promotes stand against drug abuse
More than 50 people attended a walk coordinated by Warm Springs Behavioral Health to promote hope, healing.

Library, Downtown Association plan Easter egg tree…

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Library, Downtown Association plan Easter egg tree…
To have your address included, sign up by Wednesday, April 8. People can decorate with eggs, and a map will be given.

Master Gardener vegetable gardening class offered…

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Master Gardener vegetable gardening class offered…
Signups have skyrocketed since the OSU Extension first waived the $45 fee April 1.

Death Notice for Ruben F. DuPont

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Death Notice for Ruben F. DuPont
Ruben F. DuPont, of Bend, formerly of Madras, who was born Jan. 26, 1938, passed away March 13 at the age of 82

Woman gets surprise in her coffee can

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Woman gets surprise in her coffee can
Someone's random act of kindness was found in a can of Folger's coffee at Madras Safeway.

Traveler hits Spain as virus disrupts U.S.

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Traveler hits Spain as virus disrupts U.S.
Madras resident took long planned trip abroad as countries began to shut down.

Truckers keep trucking through COID-19

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Truckers keep trucking through COID-19
Local couple thanks the 'unsung heroes' with a sign off of U.S. Highway 97, where they live.

Smiles and happy endings amid COVID-19

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Smiles and happy endings amid COVID-19
Bride helps Cascade East residents laugh and smile before social distancing weekend wedding.

OSU 'Punch Through Pandemics' class to be free for…

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OSU 'Punch Through Pandemics' class to be free for…
Course to feature scientific discussion of the effects of stress on the body, practical techniques to reduce stress.

Cove mural brightens up downtown

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Cove mural brightens up downtown
Travel Oregon and Central Oregon Visitors Association commission Central Oregon projects.

Curbside service available at J.C. Library

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Curbside service available at J.C. Library
There is a 15 item limit and 5 video limit for library service during the closure.

Area officials offer mental health tips during…

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Area officials offer mental health tips during…
Health officials have some tips, including things to do with your children, to stay calm during pandemic.

Kids in quarantine: keeping busy and having fun

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Kids in quarantine: keeping busy and having fun
Kids Club director offers ideas to keep kids engaged at home and comments on the effect of COVID-19 on families.

Madras Brewing offering free meals to seniors

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Madras Brewing offering free meals to seniors
The restaurant is not open for business, but will continue cooking for older community members until food runs out.

Following a calling to Guatemala

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Following a calling to Guatemala
Two Culver pastors are leaving for a long-term missions posting in Guatemala.

Fourth graders hit the snowy trail

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Fourth graders hit the snowy trail
Madras Elementary students traveled to explore Mt. Bachelor on a field trip.

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